Archive for June, 2013

Prepare for Enrollment

June 26th, 2013

Are you and your child new to Henderson International? If so, now is the perfect time to start looking more into our school, and seeing for yourself why “different is what we do best.” June is almost over, and with summer flying by we want to make sure enrollment is on your radar. We’re already enrolling new students for the 2013-2014 school year, and here’s a few tips to get you through the process to ensure your child is ready to go for the upcoming school year.

Before you do anything, we want you to see the campus, and signing up for a tour is the best way to make that happen. We know that our beautiful campus is the ideal learning environment, but we want to make sure you know that too. Whether you want to see the impressive sports facilities, the creatively-inspired lower school or the hard-working middle school, you can arrange a tour at your convenience. Just give our admissions office a call at (702) 818-2122 and we’ll arrange a private trip around the school for you and your family.

Of course if you’re ready to go, you can get started on enrollment right away. If your child is ready to start preschool, just go to our preschool admissions page (http://www.hendersonschool.com/admissions/apply/preschool). There you can find the application form for download (http://www.hendersonschool.com/ftpimages/505/download/Application%20for%20Admission.pdf), and then you’ll just need to bring a copy of your student’s birth certificate and immunization records, a completed parent statement (http://www.hendersonschool.com/ftpimages/505/download/Parent%20Statement.pdf) and the non-refundable application fee.

Lower school students (http://www.hendersonschool.com/admissions/apply/lower) and middle school students (http://www.hendersonschool.com/admissions/apply/middle) can get the process started online as well.  There’s a few more steps for each of these two schools, so take some time to read through everything. We’re still a few months from the start of the school year, so now is the perfect time to dive in and really learn how your child can start school in a few months at the Henderson International School!

Have any questions? Just give our admissions office a call and they’ll be sure to help you with whatever you need. We can’t wait to see your child on the first day of school!

Keep having a great summer!

Science Experiment Fun!

June 19th, 2013

Looking for some great activities for the kids this summer?  There are tons of exciting experiments you can do at home, using the materials you probably already have around the house.  Ever wondered how static electricity works?  Have you ever wanted to build a hovercraft?  Do you know the quick and easy way to clean pennies?  Did you ever want to grow an avocado tree?

Visit these websites to find out th_60A6547e step-by-step instructions on how to conduct these various experiments and understand the scientific principles behind them.  Projects like these are great ways to have fun and take in new information.  It may be summer vacation, but as the students at Henderson International School know, learning is fun!

Sources:

http://www.sciencebob.com/experiments/

http://www.sciencekids.co.nz/experiments.html

http://redtri.com/atlanta/classic-science-experiments/

Local Summer Activities!

June 12th, 2013

Summertime affords lots of time to relax and enjoy the heat of the desert.  If you’re looking for activities to stay busy, look no further than Town Square and the District.  They’re nearby and feature shops and tons of fun activities to engage the entire family! Outdoor Movies

Every Wednesday morning from 11 a.m. to 2p.m. at Town Square, Storytime in the Square is a fun place to read stories and meet new friends.  On Thursday evenings, get to Town Square early for Movies in the Square.  Both events are free and open to the public.  Just grab a blanket, some goodies, a group of friends and head to Town Square for some great movie offerings.  See the full schedule at the link below.

Every weekend, the District plays movies at their Outdoor Picture show starting at sunset.  Not only are the movies free, but so is the popcorn!  Just bring a picnic blanket and some drinks and be ready to enjoy the evening with your friends and family.  Make sure to arrive early so you can get a good spot.  It fills up fast!  See the full movie schedules for both venues at the links below.

Enjoy your summer off!

Sources:

http://www.mytownsquarelasvegas.com/events-a-programs/details/801-storytime-in-the-square.html

http://vegasfamilyevents.com/town-square-outdoor-movies-2013/

http://vegasfamilyevents.com/outdoor-movies-the-district-2013/

The school year’s over!  You made it through!  Now what do you do to stay busy?  It’s fortunate that you live in such a beautiful area with so manyDSC_0218 activities, indoors and outdoors.  If you want to stay really close to home, you can visit the Arroyo Grande Sports Complex, Ethel M Chocolate Factory & Cactus Garden or Henderson Multigenerational Center.

It’s a little further away, but Las Vegas is a very close neighbor.  It’s just a hop and a skip to check out the Children’s Discovery Museum that just opened in Downtown Las Vegas.  Also, the Springs Preserve is always fun and engaging!

To go further afield, you’ve got Red Rock Canyon, Valley of Fire or Mt. Charleston for great hiking, biking and even some camping options.

The Las Vegas Valley is a great central hub for the whole southwest.  You’ve got 13 of the most uniquely beautiful national parks within easy driving distance.  The summertime is a perfect time to escape the Vegas heat and check out Northern Nevada by visiting Great Basin National Park in Elko, Nevada.  You can keep going east to Utah and visit Arches, Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks.  Heading west, you can easily visit Sequoia, Kings Canyon and Yosemite in Northern California.

Whatever you decide to do, whether it’s close to home or farther away, enjoy yourself.  You deserve it!

Sources:

http://www.theroot.com/views/family-friendly-fun-las-vegas-summer-2011

http://gocitykids.parentsconnect.com/region/henderson-nv-usa

http://www.howstuffworks.com/40006-13-national-parks-near-las-vegas.htm