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WCSD given ‘clean’ audit
RENO — The most recent external audit of the Washoe County School District’s business and financial operations garnered an “unqualified,” or clean, audit rating from independent accounting firm Kafoury, Armstrong and Co. of Reno for the audit for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. “This shows how focused we are on ensuring outstanding fiscal responsibility and management as we work to create the best educational program for our children,” Su...
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School-based immunization program launched in Washoe Co.
RENO — The Nevada State Immunization Program is partnering with the Northern Nevada Immunization Coalition (NNIC) and the Washoe County School District (WCSD) to launch a pilot program in November offering free flu vaccines to elementary students in Reno, Sparks and Sun Valley. Three Title I schools — Alice Maxwell, Sierra Vista and Esther Bennett elementary schools — will offer onsite flu vaccines with parental consent. Vaccines will be admin...
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Pritsos named to substance abuse group RENO — Chris Pritsos, chair of the Department of Nutrition at the University of Nevada, Reno, has been appointed to serve on the Statewide Epidemiological Workgroup, which helps build effective substance abuse prevention and treatment programs. “I’m honored to be selected to be a part of this organization,” Pritsos said. “It’s important work in a community sense, and can help make a difference for individ...
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Run to benefit school programs
Sponsors want to teach kids about healthy living
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Nominations sought for excellence in teaching math and science
The Nevada Department of Education is seeking outstanding teachers to be nominated for the 2011 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. The PAEMST program was established in 1983 by the White House and is sponsored by the Nationals Science Foundation.
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Sparks Elks announce scholarship programs
The Sparks Elks announced its available programs for the 2010-11 school year.
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School district scores in top 10 to receive federal grant fu...
After competing against 96 other school districts and education organizations for funding through the Teacher Incentive Fund grant program (TIF), the Washoe County School District placed near the top of the list and will be receiving more than $9 million during the next five years to implement new programs that promote excellence in teaching.
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Brown baggin' with the super
RENO — Questions, answers and dialog will be the order of the day as Washoe County School District Superintendent Heath Morrison hosts one of his monthly “Brown Bag Lunch” discussions on Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m. at the Brown Center, 14101 Old Virginia Road. Participants are welcome to bring their own lunch. Interpretation in Spanish will be available. The sessions are designed to allow parents and other interested citizens to ask question...
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School briefs
For June 14, 2010
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Lake Tahoe Cruises to host students to celebrate Earth Day
Lake Tahoe Cruises and Zephyr Cove Resort, managed by Aramark Parks and Destinations, is hosting South Lake Tahoe fourth grade students and their teachers aboard the MS Dixie II for a special Earth Day celebration on April 22.
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Sparks students earn place on Dean’s List at Berklee College...
Berklee College of Music has announced the Dean's List for the fall semester of the 2009 academic year.
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Depoali students have CAN-do attitude to help hungry
What would you do with 4,000 cans of tuna?
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Obama seeks money, interventions to stem dropouts
President Barack Obama took aim Monday at the nation's school dropout epidemic, proposing $900 million to states and education districts that agree to drastically change or even shutter their worst performing schools.
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Tourism scholarship is available to seniors
Cowboy Country, the tourism organization that promotes northeastern Nevada, is seeking high school seniors in Nevada who plan to pursue a degree in a tourism-related field to apply for a $1,000 scholarship.
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Schools in brief
District offers financial class Thursday The Washoe County School District will offer the three-hour class, “Building Your Financial Portfolio on $25 a Month” on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.  For more information call WCSD at 353-5780 or 1-800-929-7889 or e-mail bookssmerica@aol.com. Best Investments For 2010 While the average pension plan lost 50 to 60 percent during the recession, people investing in safe companies lost less than 10 perce...
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TMCC hosting open house night Thursday for high students
Truckee Meadows Community College will host a spring open house on Thursday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the TMCC Dandini Campus in the student center at 7000 Dandini Blvd.
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Gutierrez elected WCSD board president
Estela Gutierrez is the first minority to head a local elected body.
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China trip spurs talk to bring Chinese to Washoe's children
Four district employees among American educators to foster interest in Mandarin language learning in U.S.
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Nevada students chosen for Senate Youth Program
Senators Harry Reid and John Ensign recently announced the names of two students who have been selected as delegates to the 48th annual U.S. Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 6 through 13 in Washington, D.C.
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Schools in brief
Student contests, staff recognition
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