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News Release - Larry Sharp's Celebration of Life

Our thoughts are with the family, friends and colleagues of Larry Sharp, who was one of the founders and long-time co-chairs of County Schools’ Alliance for Education. He passed away after a long illness on Feb. 16. Along with Randall Lewis of the Lewis Group of Companies, Mr. Sharp – as the CEO of Arrowhead Credit Union -- worked with former County Superintendent Herbert Fischer to form the Alliance for Education in February 2002 with the goal of producing a more highly educated and skilled labor force for the region. “He was a precious, precious man,” said Leslie Rodden, retired director of County Schools’ Higher Education and Workforce Development that oversaw the work of the Alliance.

Celebration of Life
A dear father, husband and friend we shall greatly miss…
 
 LarrySharp

Memorial Services for Larry Sharp

Saturday, February 21, 2015, 10:00 a.m.

 

National Orange Show, 690 S. Arrowhead Ave, Gate 9 - Renaissance Room

San Bernardino, CA 92408

In lieu of flowers,

 Larry Sharp Scholarship Fund for Renaissance Scholars at California State University, San Bernardino

Or The Loma Linda Children’s Hospital Foundation


Contest - Directing Change

Directing Change Student Film Contest

Educate and engage students through the film making process resulting in more knowledgeable and compassionate peers, community members are future fimmakers, leadrs and advocates.


Program Goals:

  • Promote school-based prevention programs
  • Support education and advocacy efforts through showing films

The Program:
  • Is open to high school students in California
  • Invites students to develop a 60-second film about suicide prevention or ending the silence about mental illness
  • Awards both the first place winning team and the associated school cash prizes and awards
  • Provides every school with educational resources and a free suicide prevention or mental health program
  • Recognizes students and schools at an award ceremony in Sacramento at the end of the school year

The 2015 Directing Change Award Ceremony:
Riverside and San Bernardino counties will host an awards ceremony recognizing regional winners at the Lewis Family Playhouse in May.

What are the prizes for High School and University of Califonria Students?
For High School Students: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected in each category from nine regions within the state of California by a regional judging panel. (If less than 15 entries are received from any given region it might be combined with another region at the discretion of the contest organizers.) To see which region your school falls into, click here.

Regional Prizes in each category:
  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd palce: $250
  • Schools associated with the winning film in each category, in each region receive $250
  • All regional first place winners will be provided with travel stipends to attend a legislative briefing at the Capitol and the award ceremony in Sacramento
  • Winning ffilms will be featured on the Directing Change compliation DVD and the program website
The winning film from each region, in each category will move on to a second, statewide round of judging. A new judging panel will review and score the films and determine the first, second and thrid place statewide winners. The winners will be announced at the award ceremony in Saccramento at the end of the school year. In addition, the Directing Change team will select up to 3 films in each category to move onto the statewide round of judging.

For University of California Students: 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be selected in eacch category by a judging panel and announced at the award ceremony in Sacramento.

Prizes in each categoy:
  • 1st place: $500
  • 2nd place: $250
  • 3rd palce: $100
  • First, second and third place winners will be provided with travel stipends (for up to two students) to atend a legislative briefing at the Capitol and the award ceremony in Sacramento
  • Winning films wil be featured on the Directing Change compilation DVD and the program website
Deadline to submit: February 16, 2015

Questions:
Contact: Shanti Bond
             619-786-5622
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Register and Learn More at:
             www.directingchange.org


Lefty's Reading Challenge

THE 2015 LEFTY'S READING CHALLENGE IS HERE!

It's that time of year again! We invite all schools from the Riverside, San Bernardino, and Los Angeles county areas to participate in one of the coolest reading programs around! If you are not yet familiar with Lefty's Reading Challenge, please read the information below!

WHAT IS LEFTY'S READING CHALLENGE?

Lefty’s Reading Challenge is a free literacy program that gives schools an opportunity to win money for their libraries, school-wide pizza parties and free race tickets for staff and students and parents!

Since 2009, Lefty's Reading Challenge has been an enormous success with thousands of students participating. Our 2014-2015 program had over 120,000 students read over 700,000 books in over 3,600 classrooms, all in just a month’s time. Isn't that cool?

Lefty’s Reading Challenge is seen by educators as a useful tool to stimulate reading and is in compliance with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) requirements.

So how does Lefty's Reading Challenge work?

  • Students complete 20 books or reading assignments during the month-long Reading Challenge
  • Students return a signed Registration Form and receive a FREE membership to Lefty's Kids Club
  • Based on enrollment, schools with 100% participation will earn prize money for their school library.
  • Schools must register to participate in the challenge.
  • If your school registers by November 7, 2014, your Principal and (2) guests will be invited to ride in the Official Pace Car on our 2-mile oval at speeds of over 120+ mph!
  • This program is FREE to all participating schools
Registration is now officially open! The deadline to register is January 9, 2015!

Register at: http://www.leftyskidsclub.com/Reading-Challenge/Reading-Challenge.aspx

Want to get your school involved? Contact us today.

For questions about Lefty's Reading Challenge contact:
Daisy Mercado
Account Executive, Youth Affairs


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Phone: 909-429-5611