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School Health Centers Open Through the Summer

School is out around the valley but health centers at two valley schools are still open.

The health center at Cunningham Elementary School at 4145 Jimmy Durante Blvd hasn't closed its door along with Martinez Elementary School at 350 E. Judson Avenue. The clinics are able to stay open because of an effort by the school district, Clinics in Schools, Communities in Schools and the United Way. The health services usually provided by the clinics will be accessible for children from infants to 18 year old through August.

The clinics are closed from noon to 1 p.m. daily. For specific times and services check out the district's website ccsd.net

Money Pours in After School Gets National Attention

Money Pours in After School Gets National Attention

A local elementary school is looking at a much brighter future after a report about the school aired on the CBS Evening News.

For years, Whitney Elementary School's principal, teachers and students have done their own fundraising. Now with national exposure the donations are pouring in. The school's principal has dedicated her life to helping the kids in her school. Sherrie Gahn provides not just an education to her students but also basic needs like food and clothing. 

 "I started out feeding the kids, then clothing the kids, and then immunizing the kids, but the needs kept coming up. A different need kept coming up," said Gahn. "I was worried the children would continue growing up in a cycle of poverty instead of breaking it." 

Elizondo, Ullom Students Win in College Savings Contest

Elizondo, Ullom Students Win in College Savings Contest

Two Las Vegas elementary school students scored a cash prize in a statewide contest.

Shayla Embriz, a fourth-grader at Elizondo Elementary, and Angel Gonzales, a fifth-grader at Ullom Elementary, both won $529 in the Third Annual Nevada $529 College Savings Day Contest.

Co-sponsored by the State Treasurer’s Office and the Nevada Bankers Association, the contest was open to all Nevada Kindergarten through fifth-grade students, with the prize being a $529 gift to be used to open a college savings plan account or to enhance an existing account through Upromise, Nevada’s College Savings Plans program administrator. 

The Nevada Bankers Association once again donated the $529 prizes. The five winners were selected via random drawing: two from Clark County, one from Washoe County, and one each from a northern and southern Nevada rural community. 

Bank of America Grants $15,000 to and Volunteers with Spread the Word Nevada

Bank of America Grants $15,000 to and Volunteers with Spread the Word Nevada

Spread  the Word Nevada, a nonprofit children's literacy organization based in Henderson, is the recipient of a $15,000 grant from Bank of America.

On May 18, the grant was presented to Lisa Habighorst, Executive Director of Spread the Word Nevada by Daniel Wink, Senior Vice President-Consumer Market Executive of Bank of America at Whitney Elementary School, where the organization's Breakfast with Books program was held. Breakfast with Books is a monthly family literacy event that encourages reading and family involvement. Whitney is one of 24 elementary schools in the Clark County School District that has been adopted by Spread the Word Nevada since the organization's inception in 2001.

Local Students Receive Engineering and Science Scholarships


Ten outstanding Clark County students have been awarded scholarships by National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec), to encourage their interest in science and engineering.

This year’s recipients of the NSTec Engineering and Science Scholarship for Clark County are:

Valley School Wins Library Makeover

Kids at Faye Herron Elementary School will get a whole new library thanks to retail giant Target.

The school was one of only a handful of schools around the country to win a makeover for their library. The program includes a complete renovation including 2,000 new books and technology upgrades. Target will also build a food pantry stocked with healthy foods for the school.

On Tuesday, the school's principal will join Target executives along with education experts and other principals, whose schools are also getting the makeover, at a ceremony at the Library of Congress. 

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

Tune In to See Graduation Ceremonies

If you're looking to see your favorite student walk the graduation stage, turn to Cox Cable channel 96 or head to its website.

Cox Communications, in partnership with the Clark County School District, Orleans Arena and Thomas & Mack Center, will broadcast local high school graduation ceremonies from Monday, June 13 through Wednesday, June 29. The Cox 96 broadcasts will also be available via streaming video at www.Cox96.net and follow the broadcast schedule.

The majority of graduation ceremonies originating from the Orleans Arena (OR) will be broadcast live while ceremonies originating from the Thomas & Mack Center (TMC) will be tape delayed. The broadcast schedule is as follows:

Monday, June 13