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A-Tech Team Wins Science Bowl

A-Tech Team Wins Science Bowl

 

A team of students from Advanced Technologies Academy won the Nevada Regional Science Bowl this past weekend.

The team competed against 150 of the best math and science students from Nevada, California and Utah. They endured 10 hours of grueling math and science questions in a double-elimination tournament Saturday. The tournament was part of national qualifying rounds involving 15,000 other students across the country.

The A-Tech team won a prize of $5,000 for the school’s math and science department. They will also receive trips to Washington, D.C. for the National Science Bowl in April. Representing A-Tech on the winning team are coach and teacher Becky Colledge, Max Howland, who is also the captain, Alexander Koo, Bridget Ann Elizan, Mateusz Podzorski and Adam Tarr.   

Meadows Standout to be Honored by Council

Meadows Standout to be Honored by Council

 

A local high school senior who won a prestigious national award will be recognized locally Wednesday.

The Las Vegas City Council will honor  Meadows School senior Garrett Gosse for being named the 2011 Wendy’s High School Heisman Male Athlete of the Year at meeting that will begin at 9 a.m. in City Hall council chambers, 400 Stewart Ave.

This leadership award honors young men and woman who excel in learning, performing and leading in the class room, on the field and in the community. Gosse stared in football, basketball and baseball at the Meadows, and also maintained a grade point average of 4.72.

Spirit Squad Takes First

Spirit Squad Takes First

 

The College of Southern Nevada Spirit Squad took first place a recent competition held in Las Vegas.  

The Coyotes won first in the College Cheer Co-Ed Level 6 category at the American Grand Nationals. The event was hosted by the American Cheer and Dance Championships. The next step is the Universal Cheerleaders Association West Coast Champions competition in March in California.

“The judges provided positive feed back about our energy level and our music was a huge hit,” Coach Caron Milstead said. “I have never been more proud to coach an incredible group of students filled with sheer determination, hard work and sacrifice.” 

The team is supported by CSN Foundation along with Student Life and Leadership and Student Government. Besides competing, the team cheers for intramural sports and makes appearances at college events.

Hanukkah Songs at the Magical Forest

Hanukkah Songs at the Magical Forest

 

A choir from the Adelson Educational Campus will be performing Hanukkah songs Wednesday night at the Opportunity Village Magical Forest.

The show starts at 6 p.m., at the holiday display on West Oakey Boulevard between Rainbow and Jones Boulevards. The All School Choir is made up of students from kindergarten through 12th grade. They will be singing classic Hanukkah songs. This year the Jewish holiday starts on December 20. 

Variety School Breaks Ground for New Building

Variety School Breaks Ground for New Building

 

A groundbreaking was held Monday for a new building for the Variety School.

The new school will be built at the corner of 28th Street and Stewart Avenue. It is replacing a building that has been around since 1953. The school serves children between 6 and 22 years old with mental, physical and emotional disabilities.

The old school building is showing its age with cramped classrooms and heaters that aren’t working properly. The principal says the biggest problem is the amount of room. He says they are seeing more children who need the school.

"One of the disabilities that we are seeing increasing quite a bit is autism. We have a lot of students with autism. It is really growing," Principal Tyler Hall said.

Fifth Graders Win RTC Art Contest

Fifth Graders Win RTC Art Contest

 

Two area fifth-grade students took top honors in a recent anti-graffiti art contest.

The Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC) honored Carlos Gonzalez of Ruby Thomas Elementary School and Ashtyn Fink of the Meadows School as the grand prize winners of the Anti-Graffiti Art Contest at a special D.A.R.E. event hosted by the RTC Thursday night.

Their winning artwork was unveiled on a 40-foot RTC vehicle before an audience of friends and family.

All of the artwork was created by local fifth-grade students. More than 20 local elementary schools participated in this year’s contest, submitting more than 475 entries. The entries were narrowed down to 10, and the winners were selected by an online community poll.

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

'Books and Buddies' Reading Mentors Needed at Local Schools

Books and Buddies is a reading mentor program sponsored by Spread the Word Nevada, a children's literacy non-profit group, that matches elementary school students from a list of 26 adopted schools with adult mentors from the community. The organization has been serving low-income children and families from the adopted schools within the Clark County School District since it was founded in 2001.

Volunteers interested in helping kindergarten through fifth-grade students improve their reading proficiency, comprehension, and verbal recitation skills are encouraged to make a minimum 12-week commitment for one hour a week. Training will be provided and fingerprinting for background checks will be required.

Volunteer Contact

Libbi Erickson

Office: (702) 564-7809

Libbi@spreadthewordnevada.org