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Students Finish New Lessons in Finance

Students Finish New Lessons in Finance

 

Students at one southern Nevada high school were recognized for completing a new financial education program.

Students at Mojave High School in North Las Vegas were honored for completing the $mart Program Wednesday. The program is being launched in 14 other high schools around the Clark County School District. More than 3,000 students will be part of it.

It is a web-based program that uses video, animations, 3D gaming and social networking to teach students the basics of finances and to improve financial skills.

“My college life is going to be a lot of money. What I learned is to budget my money so I am not going to be in debt at the end of my college life,” Mojave High School senior Daniel Dares Deras said.

The company Ever-Fi designed the computer program. CitiBank and the United Way of Southern Nevada are helping fund the program. 

CSN Students Graduate Monday

CSN Students Graduate Monday

 

The College of Southern Nevada is conducting its 40th annual commencement ceremony Monday night at the Thomas & Mack Center. The ceremony starts at 6 p.m.

This year marks a record number of students who are eligible to get a degree or certificate. This year 2,321 students are eligible to graduate. That is nearly 750 more students than the 2005 to 2006 school year.

"Getting my associate degree means that I am starting to lay the foundation for my son and me to thrive on,” said CSN 2012 Student Commencement Speaker and Class of 2012 graduate Seria Larry.

Larry is a survivor of domestic violence, a student government representative, honors student and a single mother.

CSN offers more than 200 degree and certificate programs in more than 130 areas of study.  

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.

Hash House Chef Surprises Teachers

Hash House Chef Surprises Teachers

The chef from Hash House A Go Go helped honor teachers at one local elementary school Wednesday for Teacher Appreciation Week.

Chef Anthony Vidal brought a special lunch to teachers at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School. He turned the school’s break room into a mini version of his well-known restaurant.

"They mentor our future and these are our future presidents and ball players and lawyers and congressman.  Right now, they should have the most education because the economy is so bad," Vidal said.

The principal of Martinez Elementary says community support is important for people involved in educating the next generation. 

"Community support for teachers is big. You will find many different people who are willing to support teachers because it is a poor job. It is a hard job. It is an important job and times are tough sometimes." Principal Tim Adams said.

College of Southern Nevada Joins Reform Network

College of Southern Nevada Joins Reform Network

The College of Southern Nevada is now part of a national organization designed to help more students achieve their dream of a college education.

CSN is now part of the Achieving the Dream National Reform Network. The network is made up of 200 institutions around the country that follow strategies to close achievement gaps and increase completion rates for students. Each campus will approach the effort differently, but they will all follow guidelines established by Achieving the Dream. In the end, the network hopes to help 270,000 students around the country finish college.

The college is one of 25 new members of the network. They include community colleges, technical institutes and one historically black college.