RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School students will take to the stables for the school’s traditional live Christmas nativity from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Nativity reenactments will last 10 minutes with 15 minutes breaks in between.
In between performances leadership students of Bishop Manogue will be offering gift-wrapping, the choir will be singing and there will be refreshments for all.
The local Reno POPS will join Friday night’s festivities by combining forces with the Manogue High School choir, St. John’s Presbyterian choir, Quincy’s Panache choir and Chester Community Chorus to perform traditional holiday favorites.
The festivities are free and open to the public, however the school encourages visitors to donate nonperishable food items and warm clothing at the site to benefit local service organizations.
Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is a four-year Catholic, co-educational high school in Reno. It is the only Catholic high school in northern Nevada, and was established in 1948.
District celebrates Inclusive Schools Week
SPARKS — As school districts around the nation recognized the 10th annual Inclusive Schools Week between Dec. 6 and 10, Sparks High School did its part to bring the community together.
The Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities and Medicaid Infrastructure Grant, along with the district’s transition programs, hosted a Public Awareness Collaboration Event (PACE) last week at Sparks High. The event was a collaboration of service providers in the community and offered student entertainment, focus groups, a free flu immunization clinic and refreshments.
Relay Nevada, a free service that enables those who have speech disabilities or hearing impairments to call standard phone users by dialing 711, also was in attendance. Relay offered information about its Taste of Technology program, which educates people on a number of ways technology can be used to communicate.
Inclusive Schools Week celebrates the progress schools have made to ensure all students have access to a quality education, including children who are marginalized due to disability, gender, ethnicity, geography and language.
“Inclusive Schools Week is a great opportunity to highlight the mission of our district, which is to make sure we get every child, by name and face, to graduation,” school board President Estela Gutierrez said. “It’s also important to celebrate the diversity of all of our students, staff and families and strive to be supportive of their needs.”
District seeks input on bus advertising
RENO — The Washoe County School District is conducting an online survey seeking community input on a proposal to display advertising on the exterior of school buses. The purpose of the survey is to find out how the general public feels about using bus advertising as a means of generating revenue to support the district given the current economic situation. The survey consists of three questions and takes only a few minutes to complete.
The district requests all responses to be submitted no later than Friday.
To access the survey, visit http://research.zarca.com/clients/8112k12778/survey.aspx?sid=11&lang=0&data”.
Cheryl Macy is 2011 Nevada teacher of the year
CARSON CITY — Deputy Superintendent Gloria Dopf announced the 2011 Nevada teacher of the year at a special assembly at Carson High School on Tuesday.
Cheryl Macy, CHS English teacher, was selected for the honor. As teacher of the year, Macy will represent Nevada at professional gatherings, including a week in Washington, D.C., and at a dinner hosted by President Barack Obama.
Macy also will spend a week at the International Space Camp in Alabama, and will be a candidate for the national teacher of the year, to be announced in May0.
Macy has been a teacher at CHS since 1998. She is an advocate for the importance of the spoken and written word to support lifelong learning. Macy attributed her success to her colleagues and the wonderful student body at Carson High.
For information about the teacher of the year program, contact Dopf at 775-687-9224.