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Historically Black Colleges Part of Recruitment Fair

A group dedicated to getting more kids to go to college is holding a series of college fairs in southern Nevada this week.

United College Action Network will be hosting the 14th annual Historically Black College Recruitment fair at four different high schools around the Las Vegas valley.

The first was held Monday at Legacy High School.

Here is a list of the rest of events:


  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Andre Agassi College Prep Academy, 1201 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
  • 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Canyon Springs High School, 350 E. Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas.
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Avenue, North Las Vegas.
  • 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Friday, Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way


Mad Science Mania! Starting Saturday

Mad Science Mania! Starting Saturday

The amazing world of science will be featured in a new live, interactive show at the Springs Preserve.

"Mad Science Mania!" starts Sept. 7 at the Springs Preserve. It will showcase the weird and wild things that are possible through science experiments. New experiments will be featured each month through Feb. 2014.

For those interested in an up-close look at the science lab, there are backstage passes available.

The shows times are 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on show days and tickets are $10 per person.  

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

The Clark County School District is working with its School-Community Partnership Program to present a series of back-to-school fairs through August.

The fairs will provide a one stop area for students and parents to get resource information for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be able to talk with CCSD representatives about several topics, including school lunches, zoning, police services and ParentLink.

The school district's Transportation Department will also have kiosks at the events where parents can get bus route information.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also be at the events to provide information on immunizations and other health topics.

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Safekey Registration Open for City of Las Vegas

Registration is now open for the Safekey program run by the City of Las Vegas.

Safekey is offered for before and after school at 68 Clark County School District Schools within in the city limits.

The program includes activities, crafts, contests, homework assistance and nutritious snacks.

Safekey is open on days that schools are in session. Program hours and cost vary by school. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.

There is an annual $10 fee per child.

To register, parents must submit a participant information form to the Safekey office at 416 North Seventh Street, which is between Bonanza Road and Mesquite Avenue.

After submitting the form, parents can register and pay either online at recreation.lasvegasnevada.gov, or in person at Safekey office, or by phone at (702) 229-3399.

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

Time to Plan for Back-to-School Shots

With the 2013-14 school year approaching quickly, health officials are reminding parents to do required immunizations for their kids sooner than later.

The Southern Nevada Health District provides back-to-school shots at its public health centers. Pre-schoolers, kindergartners, and seventh-graders must get mandatory vaccinations.

The health district will offer extended hours for back-to-school immunizations the last two weeks of August. Immunizations are available:

Parents should bring immunization records. Children with no records might have to begin the immunization sequence from the beginning. Non-custodial adults may accompany a child, however, written consent must be provided to the health district from the parent or guardian at the time of service. An administrative fee of $16 per child for one immunization or $25 per child for two or more immunizations will be collected. Additional vaccines fees might apply.

Shots are available at these locations:

CSN Fire School Gets National Recognition

CSN Fire School Gets National Recognition

The College of Southern Nevada is getting national recognition for its efforts to educate firefighters.

The National Fire Academy and the U.S. Fire Administration recognized the college for its Fire Science Technology program. CSN is one of only 25 institutions around the country to receive the honor.

The recognition is similar to being accredited. It means the school has met the Fire and Emergency Services Higher Education standards. CSN now offers a six-course model fire science curriculum. Students who graduate will get a NFA achievement certificate.

“This is a mark of respect for CSN and future fire services’ graduates. There is no higher honor,” Greg Gammon, Director of Fire Science and Emergency Management said. “Our program is among the most relevant in the nation in preparing top-notch future fire and safety leadership.”

High School Trains Students for Aviation Career

Rancho High School is training students interested in a career in aviation. 8 News NOW's Tedd Florendo has the story of how a summer program hopes to bring more young people into the industry.