More YUHSD open houses set for Aug. 19
As a continuation to recent open house events for new students, some YUHSD schools will host additional open house events on Monday, Aug. 19.
Cibola High School will be hosting its open house at 5 p.m. in the cafeteria where parents can pick up student schedules. Classrooms will be open and parents may tour the campus until 6:30 p.m. Ready Now Yuma presentations will be held in the library at 5:15 p.m. and at 6 p.m.
At Gila Ridge High School, parents can meet at 5:30 p.m. in the dining area to pick up students schedules and then proceed to the performing arts center for a welcome and introduction to the open house event at 6 p.m. Open houses for Vista Alternative High School, located at 2350 S. Virginia Drive, and Strategies for Success Open House at Vista South, located at 221 E. 26th Place, will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Yuma High School will begin its open house at Snider Auditorium at 6 p.m. Parents are asked to pick up their student’s schedules in the lobby before the event. The Cell Block student store, library and bookstore will also be open during the open house.
“YUHSD encourages parents to take advantage of open house nights to learn more about their children’s school, their teachers and the instructional program,” said the district. For more information, contact an individual school or the district office at 502-4600.
AWC offers LEED certification opportunity
With more construction and renovations projects “going green” in the U.S. and as the certification is becoming more a necessity for building professionals, Arizona Western College is providing the opportunity for students to become certified in LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Practices through an online course.
The course called LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation will help prepare people prepare for the two-hour, 20-minute test required for certification. The course runs online for two months and is sponsored by AWC Continuing Education.
“The LEED program is one of the strongest national and international green building rating systems,” said instructor Kelly Gearhart, who has been teaching the material since 2005.
“So if you’re interested in participating in that market, this is a great place to start.”
The course focuses on a wide range of topics including: site factors, water management, energy impacts, project materials and the indoor environment. The Green Associate certification is an entry-level tier.
“As construction projects pick up and our economy starts to pick up, there’s more opportunity,” Gearhart said. “As more municipalities and governments adapt green building practices as part of their code, it becomes more of a requirement and less of a luxury.”
The course is geared to building professionals, property managers, product manufacturers and anyone else interested in environmental and sustainability measures related to the industry.
Contact AWC Continuing Education at 317-6150 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or go directly to the web at http://www.yougotclass.org/catalog.cfm/awc for information on the LEED Green Associate Exam Preparation course.