Archive for August, 2008

National Student/Parent Mock Election Oct 30

Friday, August 29th, 2008

why_unclesamnkids1.jpgGet Involved in the Voting Process! Play “Road to the Capital”

It is five days before the national election and all of the media are at national election headquarters for the National Student/Parent Mock Election, watching as the results come in from all 50 states and 14 countries/territories around the world where Americans reside. The voices of millions of young Americans are about to be heard.
The students have studied the candidates and their positions, held issue forums and debates, mock press conferences, cable call-in programs, and get-out-the-vote campaigns. They have been preparing for weeks and months for this event. At many of the state election headquarters, governors, senators, congress members and candidates are joining the young voters as they cast their ballots. Tonight is their night.
Which party will win control of the Senate? The House? Will the incumbent or the newcomer be on their way to Washington, D.C.? Who will be the next governor? What issues matter most to other students in their state? In the nation?
   
 Millions of students, and sometimes their parents, are voting in classrooms, schools, community centers, state capitals, even hospital rooms, all across the nation today and reporting their vote totals to their state election headquarters. Each state is tallying its results and sending them in to national election headquarters. The media are flashing the results across the country.
Millions of students, and sometimes their parents, are voting in classrooms, schools, community centers, state capitals, even hospital rooms, all across the nation today and reporting their vote totals to their state election headquarters. Each state is tallying its results and sending them in to national election headquarters. The media are flashing the results across the country.
Mock Election Day is the culmination of months of learning the power of participation in our democracy.
www.nationalmockelection.org

Alice Upside Down and Wow Wow Wubbzy at the Maui Community College on the Great Lawn, August 22nd starting at 6:30 pm

Friday, August 15th, 2008

Wubbzy in HawaiiUNIVERSITY OF HAWAII KIDS FIRST! FILM FESTIVAL PARTNERS WITH MAUI COMMUNITY COLLEGE-VITEC “COLLEGE FOR KIDS” PROGRAM TO PRESENT A FREE EVENING OF FAMILY FILM AND FUN UNDER THE STARS ON MAUI
College for Kids, offered through the Maui Community College-VITEC program, joins with the University of HawaiŒi at Manoa KIDS FIRST! Film Festival to present an evening of free family fun under the stars on Maui. The festivities include, a screening of the feature film, Alice Upside Down, and a new Wubbzy episode from Starz. In addition, there will be door prizes and information on future programs. The event has been scheduled for August 22nd and begins at 6:30 pm on the Great Lawn located at the center of the Maui Community College campus. Plenty of parking is available. Bring lawn chairs, mats and a picnic dinner. Snacks will be available for purchase from the Valley Isle Girlz 4-H club. Alice Upside Down is appropriate for children ages 8 and above.
Alice Upside Down was developed from the award-winning popular series of books by Newbery Medalist, Phyllis Reynolds Naylor. Alice McKinley (played with great charm by Alyson Stoner) is an endearing, 11-year-old heroine growing up without a mother. Through a series of incidents both hilarious and poignant, Alice grows from tweenship into teenship in an all male household, with her father, Ben (Luke Perry) and 17-year-old brother, Lester (Lucas Grabeel). Her mother died six years ago and her father has moved the family to a new town for a new beginning. But as the new girl in school, Alice¹s life is full of anxiety, awkward moments and overwhelming challenges. With the support of her father, a special teacher (Penny Marshall) and her new friends, Alice charges forward through the chaos and embarrassment with imagination, humor and heart.
College for Kids, offered through the Maui Community College-VITEC program, introduces children to the college environment by providing an enriching, project-oriented, interdisciplinary curriculum and a positive learning experience that is safe, creative and interactive. The University of HawaiŒi
KIDS FIRST! Film Festival is presented by UH-Manoa Outreach College, and is supported in part by the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust and Starwood Hotels & Resorts HawaiŒi.
For more information, call (808) 984-3231 on Maui.

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