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Concert to raise money for local Make-A-Wish
RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School, in conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Northern Nevada Chapter, will host a Christian music concert on July 24 featuring Jason Castro and I Am They, with all net proceeds going to grant the wish of a 15-year-old Carson City girl battling brain cancer. Tickets cost $15 for general admission or $25 for VIP seating. VIP tickets include early entrance at 2 p.m., meeting the artists and special seating. Ther...
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SNJCC students win in global competition
RENO — Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center’s (SNJCC) Office Administration students have won the 2011 IC3 World Cup Competition, placing first in the nation. The global competition, run by IT exam certification company Certiport, had participants from Asia, the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The “Sierra Nevada Office Assistants” team had 64 SNJCC students who competed and became certified, helping the team win the Workforce Developme...
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Coral teacher selected to attend national academy
RENO — Amie Braik, a third-grade teacher at Coral Academy of Science Elementary School, has been selected to attend the 2011 Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City, N.J. Braik is one of 200 teachers from around the country selected to attend the program this summer.   A panel of educators from the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) sele...
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Local teen in Distinguished Young Women competition
MOBILE, Ala. — Mandi Brooksbank of Reno arrived in Mobile on June 12 to participate in the 54th Distinguished Young Women National Finals. Brooksbank is one of 50 state representatives competing for a share of $142,000 in cash scholarships and the opportunity to represent the program as the Distinguished Young Woman of America for 2011.  The 50 state representatives were welcomed to Mobile with an arrival ceremony kicking off two weeks of even...
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WCSD’s Family Resource Centers honored
RENO — For the efforts to provide essential services to thousands of the community’s children and families, the Washoe County School District’s five Family Resource Center (FRC) sites are being honored by Truckee Meadows Tomorrow (TMT) with a Silver Star award for the second quarter of 2011. The Silver Star awards honor individuals and organizations that have measurably improved the Truckee Meadows by positively impacting one of the quality of...
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Schools in Brief
Week of June 13
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District wins nationwide challenge by donating 55,000 pairs ...
15 Days of Kindness event helps children in need across the world
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Schools in Brief
Week of May 2
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Nevada author gives students an appreciation for reading
RENO — Two reading assemblies on April 13 focused on motivating students from Mariposa Dual Language Academy and Smithridge Elementary School to foster a love for reading at an early age. The assemblies featured Nevada children’s book author Kevin Janison, creator of the Deputy Dorkface series, who offered an interactive presentation for students. In addition to a reading, he discussed the book publication process, including a book’s inception...
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1,276 Nevada students take ‘financial challenge’
WASHINGTON, D.C. — As part of an ongoing effort to mark national Financial Literacy Month, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of the Treasury last week recognized the 1,276 Nevada students and 19 Nevada educators who participated in the National Financial Capability Challenge for the 2010-11 school year. The challenge, which includes a voluntary online exam for high school students, helps teach young Americans about saving, b...
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Winnemucca fifth grader wins poster contest
WINNEMUCCA — Sometimes you just never know what a kid will remember from a fishing trip. Fifth-grader Kepa Bengochea loves going fly fishing with her grandfather Steve Swecker. She remembers fishing next to a huge tree on one such trip. Throughout the day, she would sit and lean against the tree. So, when her fifth grade class at French Ford Middle School in Winnemucca began drawing their entries for this year’s Free Fishing Day poster contest...
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Local students honored for moonbuggy
RENO — Students from the Academy of Arts, Careers and Technology (AACT) were among the newest schools to enter the NASA Moonbuggy Race this year, and they showed absolute determination in giving their best, taking home 10th place and being recognized as Rookie of the Year in the race’s high school division. The 18th annual NASA Great Moonbuggy Race, which took place April 1 and 2 at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala., hosted ...
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Visitors from Ukraine to tour local schools
RENO — The Washoe County School District (WCSD) School Police will host five visitors from Ukraine to explore American social services practices for young people starting today. A group of educators from Ukraine, invited to the United States as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program, will become acquainted with American practices of providing social services to youth. The WCSD School Police will meet with the visitors for about a...
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Local named Distinguished Young Woman of Nevada
LAS VEGAS — On March 26, Mandi Brooksbank of Reno was selected by Distinguished Young Women of Nevada, formerly Nevada’s Junior Miss Scholarship Program, as the Distinguished Young Woman of Nevada for 2011. Brooksbank won $600 in cash scholarships and will travel to Mobile, Ala., to participate in the 54th national finals where she will be eligible for more scholarships. Bonnie Brooksbank, Mandi’s older sister, represented Nevada in 2009 as Ne...
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Schools in Brief
Week of April 11
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WCSD seeks input through budget survey
RENO – As part of the Washoe County School District’s efforts to inform and involve parents, school district staff and the community in the budget process, the district is launching a survey to gather input and budget-savings suggestions. The survey, which is available on the district’s website, seeks ideas to reduce the budget. Due to anticipated losses of local, state and federal funding, WCSD is facing an estimated $75 million shortfall in ...
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Chávez projects give students drive to serve
RENO — The community is seeing a ripple effect from the service of Washoe County School District students who are learning about the life and work of community organizer César Chávez, whose birthday was March 31. The life and work of Chávez as an American farm worker, labor leader and civil rights activist is celebrated around the country for his determination to end labor inequality, especially with his well-remembered slogan, “Sí, se puede,”...
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Mount Rose Elementary turns 100
RENO – Having educated generations of children since opening in 1912, Mount Rose Elementary School continues to thrive as a mainstay in its Reno community that has seen 100 years of change. Mount Rose, the oldest operating school in Washoe County, is celebrating its centennial this year, kicking off a series of events for the next five months. The recognition of its 100-year anniversary begins today with a reading of a proclamation in the Neva...
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