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Archive for Thursday, September 27, 2012

First Bell: Some fun extracurricular events; kids can get in on voting; Veritas has day of service

September 27, 2012

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News, et cetera, from schools in and around Douglas County:

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• I've mentioned these two events here before, but here's another reminder:

— At 7 p.m. today, the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., is hosting a screening of the documentary "American Teacher" and a discussion afterward. The discussion panel will include Superintendent Rick Doll and Liberty Memorial Central Middle School teacher Michel Loomis. The event is free.

— The Cordley PTA is having a carnival from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. tomorrow at the school. Admission is $10 per family, and the proceeds go to the PTA. There will also be a wellness expo as part of the activities, plus The Merc has donated a children's bike for drawing.

• In another repost in-case-you-missed-it: Kids Voting is back for election day 2012 and looking for volunteers. The shifts are from 6:45 a.m. to 9 a.m., 2:45 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Nov. 6, plus a short orientation on Nov. 1. Kids Voting provides and tabulates mock ballots for kids from kindergarten to 17-year-olds as a way to instill civic habits.

Veritas had a day of service Wednesday. Third- and fourth-graders packed lunches for the shelter, seventh- and eighth-graders did yardwork at Hidden Valley Girl Scout Camp, and the high schoolers on and near campus.

Veritas day of service

Veritas Christian Academy students spend an afternoon volunteering at various sites around town as part of a day of service. Enlarge video

Check out Journal-World photographer Nick Krug's video of the event.

• Know anything that I need to learn? Send news tips, comments or questions to acgarrison@ljworld.com or call 832-6314.

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