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Sunday, March 26, 2017

March School Notes

Intel Awards $8,000 for Scholarships at SMCC

Intel Project Manager Bernice Gonzalez and Intel Engineering Manager Gabriela Gonzalez presented South Mountain Community College with an $8,000 check from Intel. Among those in attendance for the

presenting of the check was Miranda Lopez, former Title V Director at SMCC who, last year, coordinated the college’s involvement with Intel volunteers to present the 2005 Latina Conference at SMCC.

Intel awarded the scholarship money — to be used for students majoring in math, science and engineering – based on Intel’s large number of volunteers helping to plan and carry out the event, Hermanas: Disena Tu Futuro (Sisters: Design Your Future).

The second annual Intel-MCCD “Hermanas” conference was held recently at Estrella Mountain Community College. It was organized by the Latina Outreach Working Group, part of the Intel Latino Network, and financially supported by Arizona Public Affairs. Lopez is now Coordinator of Minority Services at Rio Salado College.

2006 Annual Teen Conference Calls All Teens

This year’s 15th Annual Teen Conference will be held Saturday, March 25 at Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Road. The theme of this year’s conference will be “Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift!” a quote from Eleanor Roosevelt.

Teens, ages 13 to 21, from across the Valley are invited to join their peers to learn more about relationships, job skills, music and other timely topics. Trained professionals will offer 22 workshops ranging from identifying career choices to improving self-esteem. Lunch will be provided and kids can dance along with a popular local DJ.

This free event is sponsored by the Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department in collaboration with the Community and Economic Development Department, Phoenix Workforce Connection, Phoenix College MEChA and the city of Phoenix Teen Parks and Recreation Board. For more information call 602-262-7370.

Phoenix Zoo Hosts Variety of Events in March

If you are looking for things to do over Spring Break, check out the Phoenix Zoo. Celebrate the animals that provide us with the essentials of life–farm animals at Moo at the Zoo March 11th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn how milk is churned into butter, sheep’s wool keeps us warm, and the role of horses through time. Featured activities will take place on Harmony Farm. Free for members or with regular Zoo admission.

On March 18th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. is Bugs, Bugs Bugs! at the zoo. Learn about the zoo’s creepy, crawly creatures in a one-day event all about bugs. See fossils of trilobites that are 500,000,000 years old, get up close with a Madagascar hissing cockroach and participate in a ladybug release. You will be amazed by the diversity of bugs on our planet and will squeal with excitement as you discover the mysteries of Bugs, Bugs, Bugs! Free for members or with regular Zoo admission. 455 North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ. For more information, contact 602-273-1341.

Roosevelt School’s Technology Lab Available

Did you know that the Roosevelt School District has a technology laboratory that is open to the community? They have multi-media computers, Internet, technology and English classes and every third Saturday of the month the Black Genealogical Society meets from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The lab is open from 9 a.m. until 6:45 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Take your child and they can practice and improve their academic and computer skills. Call 602-243-4800 for more information.

Top Roosevelt Readers Going to Diamondbacks Game

The Brandon Webb/Diamondbacks Reading Club, K is for Knowledge, will have it’s school year finale on April 1st where 100 of the top readers in the Roosevelt School District will be watching the Diamondbacks play the New York Yankees that day, complements of Diamondbacks pitcher Brandon Webb, sponsor of the reading club. The students were rewarded for reading thousands of hours on their own time. Roosevelt School District will be the only school district in the Valley to be sending students to watch the game.

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