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Apply for Youth Science Institute
UC Davis Tahoe Environmental Research Center (TERC) will be hosting the eighth annual Youth Science Institute. This 16-week program is for high school students in grades 9 through 11 who have an interest in exploring different scientific disciplines. Students will conduct different science experiments and activities including stream monitoring, fish dissection, earth science geology hikes, astrobiology, biochemistry, green building demonstrations, lake science on the UC Davis Research Vessel John Le Conte and more.
High school students interested in science may apply for the Youth Science Institute (YSI) program by Jan. 10, 2014. This after-school program is offered on Wednesday evenings, 4-6 p.m. at the Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences in Incline Village, Jan. 22-May, 2014.
The students will not only gain knowledge and skills, but will also receive opportunities for paid internships, fulfill community service hours and receive letters of recommendation.
Eligible students for will be in grades 9, 10, and 11, return a completed application, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and have a commitment to the program. All applicants will go through an interview process and accepted students will need to pay tuition of $250. Full and partial scholarships are available for applicants who demonstrate need.
Additional details and the application are available at http://terc.ucdavis.edu/education_outreach/educationprograms/youthscienceinstitute.html.
Send applications or any questions to Kylee Wilkins at email@example.com or call 775-881-7560, ext. 7474.
Essay contest to award $5,000 and iPad
Nevada State Bank is launching a “Beautiful Nevada Essay Contest” asking the state’s students to answer “What Makes Nevada Beautiful to You?” The contest began Dec. 9, the bank’s 54th anniversary, and submission period ends Jan. 31.
A total of $30,000 will be given out to Nevada’s public schools. The essay contest is open to all Nevada public school students from kindergarten to 12th grade.
The essay should be no more than 500 words and answer the question, “What Makes Nevada Beautiful to You?”
Additional information and the entry packet can be found at www.nsbank.com/BeautifulNV. Winners will be chosen from school districts throughout the state (three in north, three in south) based on a grade-level breakdown of kindergarten through fifth
grade, sixth through eighth grade, and ninth through 12th grade.
Winners from each part of the state will receive an iPad, and each winner’s school will receive $5,000.
Incline Village Library news
Display cases: 50 years of Bohemia and Arts and Crafts style art glass from Joseph Huelle’s private collection. Jan. 2-25, Take your cards to the Christmas Card Exchange to trade or leave for others to use next year. This ongoing opportunity will run for three weeks. Jan. 2 and 4, 3-5 p.m. Winter Break Movies. Join family style entertainment with movies appropriate for all ages and provide beverages and snacks. For details call 775-832-4130. Jan. 3, 10, 17 and 24, noon-1 p.m. E-Book Café. Take your mobile devices (smart phone, e-reader or tablet) and receive hands-on assistance to download audio and e-books from the Library website. Jan. 3 and 17, 2-4 p.m. Lifescapes. Writing program where seniors are given an opportunity to write and share their memoirs. Jan. 8, 15, 22 and 29, 4-4:45 p.m. Family Story Time. Children of all ages are welcome for stories, songs, games, and crafts! Incline Village Library, open Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m., 845 Alder Ave., Incline Village, 775-832-4130.
Ages 9 years to adult, free drop in chess club Sundays, 9:30-11 a.m., Incline Recreation Center Lobby. Tournament chess sets provided. A chess coach will be available. Please call to reserve your space today 775-832-1310 or go to the Recreation Center at 980 Incline Way, Incline Village.
Parasol AmeriCorps Team seeks community project
Last spring the Parasol AmeriCorps team selected a service project that made such an impact it received national recognition. IES Rocks! A Day of Dirt, Service and Community educated students at Incline Elementary School about teamwork, community service and the different roles they play in the community.
The 2013-2014 AmeriCorps team is ready to plan and implement another community service project to address an unmet need. The project needs to bring all 16 Parasol AmeriCorps members together for one common cause to create a significant positive change. If you have a service project in mind, fill out an application and recommend the project by Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
The application is available at www.parasol.org by clicking on the AmeriCorps button, then click Service Project Application on that page. Contact Parasol’s AmeriCorps Program Director Allison Eybel at firstname.lastname@example.org or 775-298-0186 for more information. The project will be selected on Jan. 20, 2014.
Calling all fathers, grandfathers and uncles: get ready to dance the night away with that special little girl in your life. Tahoe SAFE Alliance invites you to the 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance to be held Friday, Feb. 7, 6-9 p.m. at Tahoe Biltmore in Crystal Bay.
Entertainment will feature dancing with DJ music, snacks, activity stations, portraits by Danielle Hankinson Photography, and an opportunity to purchase a live action photo flipbook keepsake! Fathers may spend a memorable night with their daughters and leave with souvenirs for lasting memories.
Tickets are $25 per father/daughter couple ($30 at the door) and $5 per additional child available at www.tahoesafealliance.org. Scholarships are available for families in need, call 775-298-0010.
The Tahoe Biltmore invites you to enjoy a special $39 prix fixe dinner at Bilti’s BBQ, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Reservations can be made by calling 775-833-6724.
Paper tickets are available for your daughters scrapbook. Call 775-298-0010 to get a physical ticket mailed.
The 5th Annual Father Daughter Dance is sponsored by Dress the Party, North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, Sierra Sun, and The Weekly.
Help young readers
Are you looking to make a difference? Incline Middle School is looking for people like you to help with its one-on-one reading program. All you need is a half hour per week and a desire to help a child become a better reader. Reading is Monday through Friday, with the exception of Wednesdays, 11:49 a.m.-12:22 p.m. If you are interested, call Liz Harrell at 775-832-4220 or email email@example.com.
Community Leadership Club
Meets on Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-noon, in room 213 at Incline High School, pizza is provided!
Looking for community service activities to graduate? The Community Leadership Club is a great opportunity for students to get involved, gain leadership skills and experience, while earning volunteer hours. As members of the CLC, formerly Youth Advisory Council, students will be direct volunteers for IVGID Parks and Recreation. At meetings students will brainstorm, plan and implement fun, recreational events and programs for their peers. Students will receive community service hours for attending meetings, hosting events, and volunteering for fun events in the community.
Nevada Virtual Academy
A tuition-free, full-time online public charter school, NVVA sends students all the supplies they need at no cost to families. With NVVA’s highly individualized curriculum for each student, a back-to-school box could include a variety of items: geometry workbooks; petri dishes for hands-on science experiments; rock samples for a geology class; or materials for classes that are increasingly disappearing from some traditional schools, such as world languages and art.
NVVA offers Nevada students a choice to receive a more customized and flexible education. Nevada Virtual Academy is a full-time, fully accredited online public charter school, serving students in grades kindergarten through 12 statewide. Visit www.k12.com/NVVA.