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School for disabled builds its first library
In all its 34 years, Marvin Picollo School in Reno has never had a place for students to hear stories for recreation or personal edification – until this month.
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Coral students using Web fundraising to go to Science Olympics
RENO – Jesse Howell spends time at school and at home perfecting his catapult for an upcoming Science Olympics competition. Last year, he used a hook to throw a ping pong ball several feet into the air, recording and graphing the distances to tweak it and improve its velocity. This year, he’s attached a pin mechanism that launches the ball with more precision and strength. He still records the data so he can direct the ping pong ball more accu...
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Donors fulfill Reno teacher’s online plea for art supplies
RENO – Generous donors have fully funded a project request for classroom materials submitted by Ms. Velazquez, a ninth grade teacher at Reno’s Rainshadow Community Charter High School, online education charity DonorsChoose.org announced Tuesday. The project is titled “Impacting Lives through Visual Arts!” and it will provide visual arts resources and experiences for 80 students. Twenty-five generous donors contributed $2,908 to the project, wh...
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Reed's 'White Christmas' opens with red and green
Holiday classic comes to life on Sparks high school's stage.
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Students can find reason to rhyme in poetry contest
Nevada Arts Council, in partnership with the Nevada Alliance for Arts Education, the national Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation, present 2010 Nevada Poetry Out Loud recitation contest.
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Tribune journalist recognized for education reporting
Jessica Garcia, education reporter for the Daily Sparks Tribune, has received the Nevada Association of School Board’s media award for outstanding education reporting.
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District schools plan Veterans Day observances
Veterans Day is a day for remembering and honoring those who serve our country. Although Veterans Day is a holiday in the Washoe County School District, a number of schools are planning ceremonies to honor America’s veterans and the men and women in uniform.
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Support for Sparks students adds up with free calculators
Laura White is currently teaching her fourth grade class at Alice Maxwell Elementary School the concept of order of operations in math. To help check their work, they’ve been using large calculators provided by Washoe County School District that student Jorge Martin, 9, said don’t work half the time.
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Reno High School students to stage ‘Loves Labours Wonne’
Ever sat through a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and wondered, “What in the world was Shakespeare thinking?”
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Beasley ‘zombies’ keep in time to honor the world’s King of Pop
All was quiet for a few seconds until the beginning notes of Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” began to fill the Bud Beasley Elementary School multipurpose room – then the young undead came to life.
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School Notes: Sparks’ AVID ambitions
Students find path to success in local college prep program.
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Educator awarded History Teacher of the Year
Denise Boswell is a fifth grade teacher at Lena Juniper Elementary School and has received the Guilder Lehrman Nevada State Elementary History Teacher of the Year award.
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A horse is where her art is
A Juniper Elementary student won a contest through which her drawing was published on the cover of Jack and Jill magazine.
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School Notes: Spanish Springs student excels in academics an...
National Merit Scholar semifinalist devotes herself to classes, music and civic responsibilities with a 4.39 GPA.
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School Notes: Reed band marches to different tune, director
Sam Taber, a Reed High School junior and marching band bass leader, took time out of his Saturday to collaborate with his musically oriented friends and knocked on door after door to ask for donations for the program.
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School Notes: Hall students settle into the colonial life
Fifth graders top off early American history with an interactive approach.
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School Notes: It’s all in the cards
Bridge club seeks middle, high school students to play a game that stimulates math, analytical skills.
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No more Mr. Slice Guy
A grant of $28,000 allows schools like Sparks High to invest in a new, safer saw for their shop programs.
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