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Dropout Prevention Program to be Recognized

Dropout Prevention Program to be Recognized

 

Students at Desert Pines High School will be celebrated for their participation in a dropout prevention and job competency program.

Desert Pines High School and the Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program will host a celebration from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Wednesday to induct chapter officers and recognize more than 30 students participating in JAG. The inaugural dinner will take place in the school, 3800 Harris Avenue, Las Vegas, and will include remarks from Governor Brian Sandoval, who serves on the National JAG Board and helped bring the program to Nevada.

The program, which is in its pilot year in the school district, provides dropout prevention, dropout recovery and school-to-career strategies for students. The program assists juniors and seniors to stay on track to graduate and also provides support for young adults to pursue college or jobs with career advancement opportunities.

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

Teen Pregnancy Workshops Scheduled in High-Need Areas

 

Workshops aimed at helping parents talk to kids about teen pregnancy are scheduled for later in the month.

The Southern Nevada Teen Pregnancy Prevention Coalition will host a series of free workshops for parents and guardians interested in talking to their pre-teen and teen children about sexual relationships, preventing pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

The first workshop is scheduled for 6-8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29 at the Walnut Cecile Community Center, 3075 Walnut Road.

'Tree House' Rooted in Lessons About Ecosystem

'Tree House' Rooted in Lessons About Ecosystem

The museum offers kids a chance to experience what's happening far above their eyes.

Fresh educational experiences generally don't grow on trees, but one at Lied Discovery Children's Museum did just that.

Read more at the Las Vegas Review-Journal

Health Festival to Focus on Kids

 

Parents and kids will get a chance to learn how to live a healthier life at the Healthy Kids Festival set for Saturday.

The festival will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the Winchester Park, 3130 McLeod Drive. There will be booths with information on choosing healthier foods, live music for dancing, soccer games and Zumba classes.

There will also be information for parents, looking to model a healthy lifestyle for their kids.

The Clark County Cooperative Extension's All 4 Kids Program, Lakeshore Learning Materials and Winchester Park and Cultural Center are partners in the festival.

Students from At-Risk Schools get Shopping Spree and Fashion Show

Students from At-Risk Schools get Shopping Spree and Fashion Show

Students from at-risk schools got a chance to buy a new look for school, and will show it off at a fashion show at Boulevard Mall.

The students ranged in age from 5 to 13 and are all part of the After-School All-Stars Las Vegas, a non-profit that provides safe and educational after-school programs for kids at at-risk schools. The students are from Lunt and Mendoza Elementary Schools and Orr, Cashman, and Bridger Middle Schools.

The kids bought a head-to-toe outfit from Old Navy or The Children’s Place Wednesday. They will show off that new outfit at a fashion show Saturday. The show is being produced and styled by students from the International Academy of Design Technology.

 

Registration for Keeping Kids Fit Run Open Now

Registration for Keeping Kids Fit Run Open Now

Registration is now open for the annual Keeping Kids Fit 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk.

The run is sponsored by Vegas PBS. Registration will be open from now until Friday, August 10. Those who register in person at the Vegas PBS offices, 3050 E. Flamingo Road, will get 20 percent off fees for two or more race registrations. They will also get a free Vegas PBS Keeping Kids Fit T-shirt. The offices are open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. People can also register online through vegaspbs.org.

The run is set for 8 a.m. Saturday, October 6 at the Vegas PBS building. All of the proceeds from the event will benefit the Keeping Kids Fit program, which focuses on eliminating childhood obesity. So far, more than 65,000 children, parents, caregivers and teachers have participated in the exercise and nutrition program.

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

Back-to-School Immunization Program Begins

 

The Southern Nevada Health District is starting regular back-to-school shot clinics Wednesday

The immunization clinics will be held at the health district’s new home at 330 S. Valley View at Meadows Lane. The shots will be available from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. No other health district services will be available at the new building at this time.

Next week’s shot clinic is just the beginning of several clinics that will be held at various locations around the Las Vegas valley in the weeks leading up to the start of school. Many of the clinics will be low cost or no cost. For a complete list of clinics, go to snhd.com.

The Clark County School District requires the following vaccinations for students enrolled in public or private schools: