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Clark High Teacher Honored

Clark High Teacher Honored

 

A teacher from Clark High School got the surprise of a lifetime by Miracle Mile Shops and Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.

Ashley Nebe was honored with a makeover at Dollheads Blowdry and Extensions Bar, a $500 shopping spree and tickets to "Vegas! The Show" for her work to better educate southern Nevada students.

In true Las Vegas style, the gifts were delivered by a showgirl and twin performers from the show.

Her photo was also displayed on the huge electronic billboard outside the Miracle Mile Shops on the Las Vegas Strip.

Nebe works in Clark High School's English Department and worked to pilot Common Core State Standards.

 

UNLVino Expands to Four Days

UNLVino Expands to Four Days

 

One of UNLV’s most prominent fundraising events will expand to four days in 2013.

The 39th annual UNLVino will span four days from April 18-21. Organizers say the wine festival will showcase an array of international beverages including wine, beer and spirits.

UNLVino’s $350 wine-lovers “passport” package – includes admission to all four tastings, a savings of more than $100.

Events include:

Teachers Get Free Tickets to Two Strip Attractions

Teachers Get Free Tickets to Two Strip Attractions

 

The Luxor Hotel and Casino is inviting teachers to experience two Strip experiences for free starting in September.

Educators will get complimentary admission to Bodies and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition every Tuesday from September 4 through October 2. Teachers must present a school ID, paycheck stub or homeschool letter to any Luxor box office. The tickets are limited to one visit.

Regularly priced tickets are $32 for adults, $30 for seniors and $24 for children 4 to 12 years old. The exhibitions are open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Bodies is a unique view of the human body with more than 275 items on display. Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition includes more than 300 authentic artifacts from the ship. 

Chaparral Students Enjoy Free Show on the Strip

Chaparral Students Enjoy Free Show on the Strip

Students and teachers from Chaparral High School got a chance to see "Le Reve – The Dream" at the Wynn Las Vegas Tuesday.

Wynn Las Vegas and the producers of  "Le Reve" gave the students and teachers the complimentary tickets because of their dedication and perseverance throughout the school year. The group included members of the swim team. The team continued to compete despite the fact it had to forfeit every competition because it didn’t have enough members.

Theater students were also at the special showing. The students continued to put on productions even after their budget had been cut. The tickets were handed out last month during Teacher Appreciation Week. The group was able to meet the cast members before taking a group photo. 

Miracle Mile Shops will Host High School Students

Miracle Mile Shops will Host High School Students

A Strip shopping mall will be hosting kids from two local high schools to show them how a major shopping center works.

Miracle Mile Shops will have students from Canyon Springs High School in North Las Vegas and Rancho High School in Las Vegas job shadow top executives. The job shadow is part of the Communities In Schools of Nevada’s mission to empower students to stay in school so they can achieve in life.

The students will take part in the job shadow Thursday. The management team of the shops and managers at some of the mall retailers will show them what a typical day is like. All the students are part of the Fellows Academy which is run by Communities In Schools of Nevada. Students in the academy are partnered with a CISN site coordinator that helps them address any stumbling blocks to attending classes. They also take classes focusing on character building, goal setting and career exploration.

A-Tech Student Wins MGM Design Competition

A-Tech Student Wins MGM Design Competition

A contest that recognizes students for creative design, successful problem solving, and craftsmanship in preparing architectural drawings Tuesday crowned Brandan K. Siebrecht the winner of the 2012 Las Vegas High School CAD Drafting Contest.

Siebrecht, a senior from Advanced Technologies Academy, prevailed over 67 other contestants. In addition to winning a cash prize of $500, he also earned a summer internship opportunity with MGM Resorts International Design.

The annual competition is sponsored by The National Association of Women in Construction and solicits Computer Assisted Design drawings from junior and senior high school students from across the Las Vegas Valley.