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Mural Honoring Former Student Painted at Jydstrup Elementary

Mural Honoring Former Student Painted at Jydstrup Elementary

 

Officials from a local bank branch joined school representatives from Helen Jydstrup Elementary and a high school art student to honor a former student.

City National Bank’s senior leadership group worked Saturday with Jydstrup Principal David Frydman and Bishop Gorman High School student Zach Telles to paint a large mural in the front entrance of Jydstrup Elementary School, 5150 Duneville Street, in Las Vegas.

The mural was a joint idea of Frydman and Carolyn Rodriguez, program administrator for City National’s Reading is The way up® literacy program. Kameron Asgari, a fifth-grade student at Jydstrup, fatally shot himself last December. Frydman wanted everyone to see the mural when they return to school on August 27.

Business Interns Host Event for Community Garden

Business Interns Host Event for Community Garden

 

An event focused on a downtown community garden is slated for Saturday evening.

Students in Clark County’s Summer Business Institute (SBI) internship program will host a senior and youth community fair from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Vegas Roots Community Garden, 715 N. Tonopah Drive.

The event will feature entertainment, a talent show, food and nutrition vendors, arts and crafts fair, carnival games and the unveiling of a new mural designed and painted by the students. Anyone interested in attending must bring paint supplies, gardening tools, or clear Christmas lights to donate in return for admission. The donated materials will be given to the community garden.

Students Prepare Lunch for Teachers

Students Prepare Lunch for Teachers

Teachers around southern Nevada are getting extra love from their students because it is Teacher Appreciation Week.

The culinary students at Southwest Career and Technical Academy surprised their teachers with a special lunch Monday. The students prepared and served a three-course meal in a semi-fine dining experience.

"The kids are giving back to their teachers. It is a chance for the students and the district to say: 'you are appreciated. We really do appreciate all the hard work you put in all year long with our students in the classroom'." Melinda Malone with Clark County School District said.

Superintendent Dwight Jones along with other administrators from CCSD covered teaching duties in the classroom. Teacher Appreciation Week goes through Friday. 

Bishop Gorman Student Athletes Announce Next Steps

Bishop Gorman Student Athletes Announce Next Steps

A number of students from Bishop Gorman High School announced their college plans Wednesday.

Equestrian star Kayla Hillegas is getting a full-ride scholarship to Kansas State. She is ranked third in the country in the equestrian event known as reigning. It is where a rider is judged on the difficulty of the pattern they can guide their horse on.

"It is amazing. I am the first equestrian to sign at Gorman. So, I am very excited," Hillegas said.

Adam Wozniak is a 6-foot-5 left-handed pitcher, who has pitched his way to a scholarship at Portland University.  

"All my hard work is finally paying off after all these years," Wozniak said. "Sometimes, people only focus on the more important people, and those people just get left in the shadows. It is good to have your own shining moment.”

Spring Valley Students Meet with Reid in Washington

Spring Valley Students Meet with Reid in Washington

 

A group of students from Spring Valley High School got a look inside the halls of Congress last week.

Nevada Senator Harry Reid met last week with the students from the school’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to discuss their future education and achieving their dreams. The student group was led by Ian Salzman and Angelica Strong, teachers at Spring Valley High School.

New Traffic Safety Program Launched at Las Vegas Middle School

New Traffic Safety Program Launched at Las Vegas Middle School

 

Student nurses and hospital professionals launched a new effort to protect kids at one middle school.

Safe Kids at Sunrise Children’s Hospital partnered with Roseman University nursing students to create the traffic safety plan at Tarkanian Middle School. The new program was launched Thursday morning.

The idea is to change the students and the parents’ unsafe behaviors. Many students cross the street outside a crosswalk. The solution to that problem came from a student who suggested putting up temporary pylons to create a crosswalk in the middle of the street.

“It takes a long time to get sidewalks put in and crosswalks and permits for a long term solution,” Jeanne Cosgrove, RN Director for Clark County Safe Kids, said.

At the same time that kids are crossing illegally, many drivers perform illegal and dangerous U-turns.

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.