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.
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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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 email@example.com.
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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...
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...