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Pizza Factory extends help Thursday to Eagle Valley Middle School

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September 18, 2014 (All day)

This Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., The Pizza Factory is helping to raise money for the Eagle Valley Middle School Parent Teacher Organization. The generous owners will be donating 20 percent off the entire day's earnings back to our school to help pay for CRT snacks for the entire student body and hopefully buy us some much needed outdoor picnic tables for our students and staff to enjoy during the beautiful weather.

New charter school provides fresh hope for students

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Senator Square: Busy week ahead with auditions, club meetings and basketball fundraiser

And so we begin week five of this year at Carson High School. The time passes so quickly. All sports teams are on a roll, and activities and clubs are full speed ahead as well.

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'Home means Nevada' to Reno Philharmonic: Classix Two celebrates Nevada's 150th Birthday

The Reno Philharmonic Association celebrates Nevada's sesquicentennial with a Nevada 150th signature event dedicating the entire performance to the state during its Classix Two concert set for Oct. 11, 12 and 14, 2014 at the Pioneer Center for Performing Arts, Reno, Nev. This milestone performance marks the first full orchestral and choral arrangement of the state’s song, "Home Means Nevada."

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Ozmens pledge $5 million for UNR entrepreneurship center

University of Nevada, Reno alumni Fatih Ozmen ’81 M.S. and Eren Ozmen ’85 MBA have pledged $5 million to create a new entrepreneurship center in conjunction with the University’s College of Business. To date, this is the largest gift the College of Business has received.

Wilderness and camp training program Saturday at Nevada State Museum

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September 13, 2014 - 10:00am

In partnership with Friends of Nevada Wilderness and the U.S. Forest Service, “Family Fun Saturdays” returns to the Nevada State Museum in Carson City with a program to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act Saturday, Sept. 13.

From 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., guests will explore how to set up a tent, leave no trace, name that animal, be safe and find directions using a compass. Visitors will learn skills to help plan their own camping trips to Nevada’s wild lands this fall.

UNR welcomes second largest fall enrollment, 6.2 percent increase over 2013

The University of Nevada, Reno welcomed 19,934 undergraduate and graduate students to campus this fall. This reflects a 6.2 percent increase over the fall 2013 enrollment of 18,776. These numbers reveal the second-largest enrollment jump for the University; the first took place in 2001 when enrollment grew by 1,167 students, which this year’s enrollment numbers narrowly missed by nine students.

Senator Square: Car wash and rummage sale fundraisers this week plus senior in the spotlight

This Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Carson High School Health Occupations Students of America members will host car wash and rummage sale in the U at the front of the school. Pre-sale car wash tickets are $3 and can be purchased from any HOSA student. The cost will go up to $5 the day of the car wash. All proceeds go to help send HOSA students to State and National conferences to compete and represent Carson City.

Reno Philharmonic seeks video submissions for 'Home Means Nevada' concert set

As part of the Reno Philharmonic Association’s celebration of Nevada's sesquicentennial, the orchestra features a special arrangement of “Home Means Nevada” by David Bugli, originally composed by Bertha Raffetto, during its Classix Two concert set, a Nevada 150th Signature event.

The Reno Philharmonic is now seeking video submissions of “Home Means Nevada” performances from schools and music groups across the state to include as part of a video montage of submitted performances during the concert.

Skyward forward: Nevada colleges receive $500,000 space and science education grant

Nevada's private space industry has been making headlines in recent months as private companies continue to blaze the trail with new partnerships with NASA and other leading private space-based initiatives. But now, Nevada's students are about to be the next in line to take a bold step into the unknown.

Youth Theatre Carson City to hold Thursday workshop and Saturday auditions for Annie, Jr.

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September 6, 2014 - 10:00am

Youth Theatre Carson City will hold an audition for Annie Jr., the classic musical this Saturday, Sept. 6 beginning at 10 a.m. in the gym at the Carson City Community Center located at 851 E. William Street.

Auditions are open to all boys and girls grades K-12. Auditioners should prepare a one minute song and be prepared to learn a dance. For information, please contact Youth Theatre Carson City at (775) 882-0358 or visit www.youththeatrecarsoncity.com.

Capital Crossfire: Common Core a curse or a cure for American education?

The latest edition of Capital Crossfire features Carson City School District Superintendent Richard Stokes and educator John Eppolito. The topic of the discussion is "Common Core, a curse or cure for American Education."

Senator Square: Full speed ahead with 2,117 students enrolled at Carson High

Welcome back to the third installment of Senator Square. We had an exciting week at CHS including a video message from our rivals from Douglas High School. Their staff challenged our staff to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. More than 50 CHS teachers and staff showed up for the challenge, as we could never let the Tigers out-do us.

Marching band debuts one of largest ensembles at Saturday’s Wolf Pack football game

From 120 members in 2012 to 180 in 2014, the University of Nevada, Reno has seen its marching band, the “Pride of the Sierra,” grow in numbers, support and pride.

Kicking off during Saturday’s Wolf Pack football game against Southern Utah, Greater Nevada Credit Union continues its fundraising campaign, “It’s Time to Support the Band.”

Western Nevada College welcomes students with annual barbecue lunch

New and returning Western Nevada College students were treated to a barbecue lunch Thursday, an annual Carson City event hosted by the Associated Students of Western Nevada College. WNC officials report a significant increase in full-time student enrollment, with more than 4,000 total students registered this semester.

WNC Announces 2014 Summer Dean’s List

Western Nevada College has named 68 students to the Summer 2014 Dean’s List. To qualify for WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least six units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher. 

Students achieving the honor are:

Always Lost: A Meditation on War’ Exhibition at Historic Minden Inn Through Sept. 12

A Western Nevada College student veteran crouches down on her knees to search for those she served with. The mother of a fallen soldier stares at the face of her son. The Wall of the Dead quietly tells the story of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, and the thousands who have died.

“Always Lost, A Meditation on War,” the nationally touring humanities exhibition created by WNC students and faculty, opened Monday at the historic Minden Inn, 1594 Esmeralda Ave., and remains through Friday, Sept. 12.

WNC to Offer Beginning SolidWorks

Western Nevada College Professional Skills Program will offer Beginning SolidWorks, Level 1 solid modeling CAD software on Thursday evenings this fall at the Carson City campus. This 3D drafting application is popular across a wide range of industries for engineering design, documentation and simulation.

Experienced professional Bill Perez will lead students through the basics of SolidWorks 2013-2014. Classes meet in a lab setting with a workstation available to each student.

It will meet Thursdays, Oct. 16 – Dec. 18, 7-9:45 p.m. The course fee is $199.

OXS Gallery features art and words of noted Nevada writers

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Repeats every week until Fri Oct 31 2014 .
September 8, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 15, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 22, 2014 - 8:00am
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September 29, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 6, 2014 - 8:00am
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October 27, 2014 - 8:00am

Words become pictures, framed art in their own right, as poetry and prose by beloved local writers are exhibited at the Nevada Arts Council’s OXS Gallery in Carson City. In “Words + Images: Broadsides from the Black Rock Press,” 34 one-sided printed pages show the work of noted authors, produced with handset type and relief plates. The exhibit runs Sept. 8 to Oct. 31.

Carson City Resident Completes Semester for Outdoor Educators

Shawn Latshaw, 28 of Carson City recently completed an 89-day Semester for Outdoor Educators course with the National Outdoor Leadership School. This career course is designed to teach students how to work as confident professionals in the outdoor education field.

Senator Square: Carson High students return with plenty of sports, clubs and activities

Welcome back to another week of Senator Square, all news about students, staff and events at Carson High School. If you have information you’d like the community to know about in relation to CHS, please contact me agolik@carson.k12.nv.us.

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New Principal Tasha Fuson Shows Promise For Carson High School

Carson High has a new principal to call the shots around the school. Tasha Fuson stepped up to take over the biggest position Carson High offers to begin her 20th year in education. Mrs. Fuson has lived in Washoe Valley for the last seven years after growing up in Las Vegas. She chose Carson because she lives close and she (and her family) have been highly involved in the community for the last seven years.

Nevada leaders launch student prescription drug prevention video contest

Nevada middle and high school students and schools are encouraged to enter in the Nevada Prescription Drug Prevention Video Contest sponsored by Gov. Brian Sandoval and Attorney General Catherine Cortez Masto.

This is an opportunity for Nevada students to get creative and use social media to promote awareness about prescription drug abuse and encourage their peers to stay away from abusing prescription drugs.

Winners will be selected from each Nevada school district. Final winners will be announced Nov. 3, 2014.

5th Annual Chairman’s Scramble Golf Tournament

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September 26, 2014 (All day)
Thanks to our golfers last year, we were able to raise $2,000 to present to Carson High to send their best and brightest kids to competitions within the state and nationally, and we are pleased to report they did amazingly well.

We want to offer you the opportunity to again enjoy a day of golf on one of Carson City's finest golf courses followed by a very special barbecue to be cooked and served by the Culinary Pro Start and Skills USA students under the direction of the ProStart NATIONAL Teacher of the Year, Penny Reynolds who oversees the culinary programs at Carson High.

Sale of Third Nevada Sesquicentennial Medallion Ends August 26

Sales of the third Nevada Sesquicentennial medallion will end Aug. 26, 2014 at 5 p.m. The medallion is the third in the series of four being produced throughout the year.

The third medallion features some of the Silver State’s legendary landmarks including the “Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas” sign, the Reno Arch and Wendover Will. Last month, Lt. Gov. and Nevada 150 Chairman Brian Krolicki invited Nevada students to participate in choosing the design. Over 200 classes participated in the contest, receiving close to 5,000 total votes.

Dayton teacher completes education training from U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

Students of Stephanie Fitch, of Dayton, Nev., a teacher at Dayton High School in Dayton, will be getting some valuable lessons this coming school year in learning the Holocaust as a result of their teacher having completed top-notch training this summer from educators of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum.

Fitch was one of more than 200 participants who attended the 18th annual Arthur and Rochelle Belfer National Conference for Educators, an invitation-only three-day workshop for teachers hosted by the Museum in mid-July.

Ken Beaton travel log: More similarities than differences

When visiting foreign countries, you can communicate knowing 30 basic words, facial expressions and hand movements including pointing. In Nevada when you hear, “We don’t do it like that in California,” do you have a knee jerk reaction? Be a great visitor. Learn how they do it in your host country. Taste foods you’ve never dreamed of tasting. Become the Marco Polo of cultural experiences.

Artists encouraged to apply for Nevada Arts Council community, education roster

Professional artists and ensembles of all disciplines are invited to apply to the Nevada Arts Council’s 2015–2018 Artists in Schools + Communities Roster. The roster is designed as an online resource for schools, organizations and communities to broaden and diversify participation in the arts by engaging artists in educational and community cultural residencies and programs. Roster artists visit host schools and organizations to share their expertise and encourage active learning in the arts.

Senator Square: Welcome new Carson High students, staff and those returning

Welcome back to the first edition of the 2014-2015 Senator Square column: all news about Carson High School. Hope the summer was great for all of our staff and students. Staff returned last week and have been busy preparing for the students to arrive tomorrow.

The bell schedule for Monday will be an all period day, which means students will go to every one of their classes. The A-B Day rotation of classes will start on Tuesday when students will go to their A Day classes and Wednesday to their B Day classes. Classes begin at 7:40 a.m. and conclude at 2:05 p.m. each day.

With classes beginning Monday, motorists urged to review laws regarding school buses

With school starting Monday in Carson City, it is time to pay extra attention to school zones and crosswalks. We talk about this every school year and yes, it is important that we drive slower and take additional measures when in those areas where children are present.

What about school buses? Many students are transported by them and there are rules that apply when approaching them. For example it is illegal to pass a school bus that is stopped to load or unload children.
Buses are equipped with yellow and red flashing lights.

Nevada selected for prestigious poet and fiction writers competition in New York

Nevada poets and fiction writers have a unique new opportunity to express themselves and compete for an all-expenses-paid trip to New York City to meet with top literary professionals, including editors, agents, publishers, and prominent writers. Poets & Writers, the nation's largest nonprofit organization serving creative writers, has selected Nevada as the only state to participate in its annual Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award program.

$3.8 million project will help northern Nevada build resiliency to future droughts

Managing water in northern Nevada’s Truckee-Carson River System requires local communities to balance urban, agricultural and ecosystem needs. Changes in historical climate trends are increasingly expected to make this balancing act more challenging. A competitive grant totaling $3.8 million has been awarded to the University of Nevada, Reno and the Desert Research Institute in partnership with the U.S.

Nevada Cooperative Extension opens 2015 student radon poster contest

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension invites Nevada students to showcase their artistic talents and promote radon awareness by entering the 2015 Nevada Radon Poster Contest.

The contest is open to all children ages 9 to 14 years old enrolled in public, private, territorial, tribal, Department of Defense and home schools. Children can also enter through a sponsoring club, such as an art, computer, library, reading, science, scouting, youth or 4-H club.

Carson City back to school enrollment, immunizations continue this week

Beat the back to school run and bring your child in to the Carson City Health and Human Services office this week for their immunization.

Today through Aug. 15, immunizations are being held, with back to school walk-in hours from 1 to 4:30 p.m, no appointment necessary. All required school vaccines are available. After this week, Health and Human Services will offer immunizations on Thursdays only.

The agency is located at 900 East Long Street in Carson City. The number is (775) 887-2190.

Famed USAF Band of the Golden West to perform Saturday at Governor's Mansion

USAF Golden West Winds will perform a free concert this Saturday evening, Aug. 16, in the backyard of the Governor's Mansion as part of the Jazz and Beyond festival this month in Carson City.

WNC's fifth solar array takes nonprofit installer Black Rock Solar over 5 MW mark

Western Nevada College solar array by Black Rock Solar

With the August completion of a 180-kW rooftop array at Western Nevada College in Carson City, nonprofit Black Rock Solar has reached the milestone of building five megawatts of solar power capacity across the state of Nevada. The 83 clean energy projects built by Black Rock Solar since its 2007 founding include arrays for schools, hospitals, food banks, homeless shelters and Native American tribes. These arrays have been built at little or no cost to the recipients, but now provide more than $725,000 of combined savings annually on the organizations’ energy bills.

Nevada Performance Academy adds career workshops to its tuition-free curriculum

Nevada Performance Academy will be adding another dimension to their program by offering workshops to give kids the chance to meet professionals in other fields of interest such as medicine, engineering, accounting and more.

Parents interested in enrollment or seeking information are being asked to attend an informative meeting on Aug. 11 and again Aug. 12, 6:15 p.m. at VT Williams and Associates, 3470 G.S. Richards Blvd., Carson City.

Statewide Sesquicentennial voting for medallion ends Thursday

Nevadans only have a few more days to cast their vote for the final Sesquicentennial medallion. On Wednesday, July 23 the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invited all Nevadans to participate in choosing the design for the fourth Sesquicentennial Commemorative Medallion. Voting ends this Thursday, Aug. 7.

Nevada Performance Academy enrollment night is Monday

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August 4, 2014 - 6:15pm

The Nevada Performance Academy, founded by former Nevada state superintendent, Gene Paslov will be holding an informative meeting on August 4, 6:15 p.m. at VT Williams and Associates, 3470 G.S. Richards Blvd.

Parents interested in enrollment or just seeking information are being asked to attend and bring nessecary documents such as birth certificate, utility bill, immunization records, and I.D, should they decide to enroll as space is limited to only 24 children per grade level.

Jazz and Beyond festival features Sunday 'Picnics in the Park' lineup

Are you looking for a way to enjoy your Sunday afternoons? The Jazz & Beyond: Carson City Music Festival is offering free concerts in the Legislative Plaza between the State Capitol and the Legislature Building in Carson City on three Sundays: Aug. 3, Aug. 10, and Aug. 17, 2014.

WNC heads for higher ground to produce clean energy

Since 2009, Western Nevada College has actively sought ways to be sustainable in the operation of its campuses. Through continuing efforts and a commitment to use green energy, that vision is rising to new heights.

Black Rock Solar, a nonprofit corporation in Reno that specializes in expanding the use of renewable energy, just completed installation of 666 panels atop the Bristlecone Building on the Carson City campus. At 180 kilowatts, the project is Black Rock’s largest roof array to date.

Young students learn computer programming and 3D design at UNR summer camp

The fourth graders worked at the computer screens for hours, fingers dancing over the keyboard and figures on the screen spinning, growing and changing colors. And, their parents were happy. The students weren’t playing games; they were designing and building things like a whistle, buildings, hot air balloon, cars, DNA models, bracelets, airplanes and more, using a 3-D modeling and CAD design program.

Sesquicentennial Fair in Carson City highlight Nevada 150 events throughout August

Many celebrations are scheduled statewide in the month of August. These Nevada 150 events celebrate all things Nevada and bring awareness to the 150th Anniversary of Statehood. The following events are held Aug. 1 through Aug. 14.

Nevada Public Health launches websites to combat sexual violence

The Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health launched two new Nevada-specific websites Tuesday to help schools protect students from sexual assaults on college campuses.

The websites, www.preventsexualviolenceNV.org and www.stepupstopviolence.org, define sexual assault and consent and offer approaches for individuals, students, and community members to safely intervene when observing a potentially high-risk situation.

BEAR Logic Month: What to do if you encounter a bear

As July closes so does Nevada Department of Wildlife's month-long BEAR Logic campaign, designed to teach residents and visitors how to live and recreate in bear county. This week NDOW advice provides tips if people should have a bear encounter.

Keep in mind that bears exhibit stress behaviors that indicate their anxiety and preference to avoid conflict with you. These are not necessarily signs of an aggressive bear.

— Moaning and woofing while avoiding direct eye contact with you.
— Clacking of their teeth and smacking of their jaws.

Carson City Library, Salvation Army lead 'back to school supply drive'

The Carson City Library has joined the Salvation Army’s Carson City Corps Community Center in preparing students for the upcoming school year. The Back-To-School supply drive will run through August 11. A collection barrel and Apple Tree Poster is located at the library’s main Help Desk.

Statewide contest begins for final Nevada Sesquicentennial medallion

In honor of Nevada’s 150th birthday, the Nevada Sesquicentennial Commission invites all Nevadans to participate in choosing the design for the fourth Sesquicentennial commemorative medallion.

This medallion, the final in the series of four being produced throughout the year, will feature the winning design voted on by Nevadans. Voting begins today, Wednesday, July 23, which marks 100 days until Nevada Day, and ends Thursday, August 7, 2014.

BEAR Logic Month: When to contact Nevada Division of Wildlife with bear issues

July is BEAR Logic Month, a time to teach residents and visitors how to live and recreate in bear county. When a bear in its own habitat is exhibiting normal bear behavior, it’s unlikely to be a cause for concern. NDOW cautions people to never to approach or attempt an interaction with a bear. Of course the best option is to never have a bear encounter in the first place.

Enrollment underway for Nevada Performance Academy, fall opening in the works

The Nevada Performance Academy plans to open this fall despite the passing of founder and former Nevada state superintendent, Gene Paslov who died June 8, 2014 at the age of 80.

The academy currently has 70 applications and is seeking to enroll another 50 students grades 7 through 12 who want to be a part of an innovative school that will work towards a student’s academic success as well as cater to their talents and special interests. The school is located at 1600 Snyder Avenue in Carson City.

Locally produced fire safety children's book featured Thursday at Carson City Library

Carson City firefighters have a new tool to teach fire safety. "Fire Safety Day," an easy-to-read children's book, follows Owen as he comes home to tell his mom what he learned in school that day.

The book will be featured during two Storytime sessions at the Carson City Library beginning at 10:15 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. on July 24.

Parents and children can simply show up at the library for Storytime and get a free copy of the new book in English or Spanish.

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