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Bishop Manogue scholars to ‘sign’ with UNR
RENO — Bishop Manogue and the University of Nevada, Reno will honor National Merit Scholarship finalist Sarah Johnson and Presidential Scholar Rebecca Doyle at 1:15 p.m. Wednesday in the Christ the Teacher Chapel at Bishop Manogue during the fourth annual Nevada Scholars Signing Day. Reminiscent of a high school athlete’s signing day, this event acknowledges top students who will be attending UNR. The university held similar events at various ...
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Depoali Middle School students install new plants in their s...
Environmentally conscious school already uses reclaimed irrigation water
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District given Cashman Good Government Award
Honor is for transparency, communication with constituents
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Reno teacher wins contest for aspiring writers
RENO — Julianne Dillard, a literature and writing teacher at the Davidson Academy and an aspiring young adult novelist, has won a writing contest sponsored by the literacy charity Book Wish Foundation. To promote its new anthology, “What You Wish For,” proceeds from which support library development in Darfuri refugee camps in Chad, Africa, the Book Wish Foundation asked readers to write essays about the short stories in the book. Dillard’s es...
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Two Davidson Academy achievers honored
Seniors to receive $2,000 scholarships
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NHP reminds drivers to watch out for buses
RENO — The Nevada Highway Patrol is reminding motorists to obey the flashing red lights and stop signs on school buses. “We want our kids to be safe around school buses,” said NHP Lt. Thomas Mershel. “If you see a bus stopped with flashing red lights, you must stop.” Nevada Revised Statute 484B.353 states that all vehicles must stop in either direction when a school bus equipped with signs and signals displays a flashing red light that is visi...
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New program helps students achieve goals
Store rewards whole family for student's good work
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Bishop Manogue still accepting applications
RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is still accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students interested in attending as freshmen next fall should visit the school’s website at www.bishopmanogue.org/admissions or contact Director of Admissions Nicole Browne at 336-6045 or nicole.browne@bishopmanogue.org. Bishop Manogue also has immediate openings for transfer students in its sophomore, junior and senior classes. Potentia...
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Kohl’s is now accepting nominations for scholarships
RENO — The Kohl’s department stores Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program will award more than $420,000 in scholarships and prizes, ranging from $50 Kohl’s gift cards to $10,000 scholarships, to more than 2,200 young volunteers who have made a positive impact on their communities. Nominations for children ages 6 to 18 are being accepted until March 15 at kohlskids.com. Kohl’s is helping young people further their educations at a time when college t...
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Bishop Manogue still accepting applications
RENO — Bishop Manogue Catholic High School is still accepting applications for the 2012-2013 academic year. Students interested in attending as freshmen next fall should visit the school’s website at www.bishopmanogue.org/admissions or contact Director of Admissions Nicole Browne at 336-6045 or nicole.browne@bishopmanogue.org. Bishop Manogue also has immediate openings for transfer students in its sophomore, junior and senior classes. Potentia...
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Governors proclaim National School Choice Week
DENVER — The governors of 12 states have signed proclamations officially recognizing Jan. 22 to 28 as National School Choice Week, organizers of the event announced last week. The governors of Alabama, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Utah, Virginia and Wisconsin have joined the proclamation. Mayor Michael Hancock of Denver, Colo. and Mayor Jim Reynolds of Eagle, Idaho have also signed proclamatio...
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Signature Academies ready students for college and future ca...
RENO — The Washoe County School District is providing high school students with more choices that will give them a jump start on the knowledge they will need to be successful in the workforce of the 21st century. Eighth-grade students can now apply for High School Signature Academies. These programs provide a rigorous curriculum that focuses on some of the fastest-growing careers in the country and state. “We are committed to ensuring that all...
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Reed, North Valleys get solar power
RENO — The Washoe County School District, in collaboration with Northern Nevada’s Hamilton Solar, has installed solar systems totaling 1.5 megawatts of power at Reed and North Valleys high schools. The solar installation was funded entirely by rebates through NV Energy’s Solar Generations Program. The savings in electricity costs from the two systems is estimated at $270,000. The project will be celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Ree...
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School district receives national award
WCSD honored for communication
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VFW names scholarship recipients
Students wrote about military service, pride in country
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Manogue students perform live nativity
Sparks teen finds ‘real meaning of Christmas’ in service
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Student film meant to create cyberbullying awareness
RENO — An anti-bullying film created by Washoe County High School students was shown Dec. 16 for the first time at Comm Row in downtown Reno. With the help of musical artist Parker Roads and the band Rigorous Proof, the screening of the film “Over the Wire” will be an exciting night as students convey a strong message about the impacts of cyberbullying and bullying. “Over the Wire” relates the story of Samantha, a high school student who is th...
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District looks at changing school start times
RENO — The time that students go to school and return home in Washoe County may be changing for the 2012-2013 school year. The district has been reviewing the start and end times at the elementary, middle and high school levels for the past year. School start and end times are referred to as “bell schedules” and the idea to improve the district’s bell schedule originally emerged as a way to save on transportation costs. During the research pro...
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Vaughn’s birthday show to showcase donated instruments
RENO — Vaughn Middle School will celebrates its 55th anniversary at 6:30 p.m. Thursday with a concert. The school’s music students will thank the community by playing the instruments donated to the music program during the last month at the school, located at 1200 Bresson Ave, Reno. Approximately one-third of all students at Vaughn participate in the band and strings programs at the school and the school was short on instruments. Vaughn receiv...
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WCSD receives technology grant
RENO — The Nevada State Educational Technology Commission has awarded the WCSD $688,232 to support three projects over the next two years. These projects are: • Point-to-point videoconferencing to provide the necessary infrastructure and equipment to deliver content and allow for interactive learning opportunities for teachers and students. • A 21st century skills/tools integration project to provide professional development and iPad carts to ...
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