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Alief, Houston

Community School''. nd. Retrieved July 4, 2011. following Montessori philosophy (Montessori education). Students are typically between 3 and 12 years old. The school was ranked among the top schools in the Houston area in 2011. The school has also been a Texas Exemplary School and a recipient of the Honor Roll School Award from the Texas Business and Education Coalition. "About Alief Montessori Community School ''Alief Montessori Community School''. nd. Retrieved July 4, 2011. The school is located at 12013 6th Street. As of July 2011, the school is undergoing an expansion. Groundbreaking on the expansion was held on March 26, 2010. "Alief Montessori Groundbreaking". March 26, 2011. Retrieved July 4, 2011. In 2011 he nonprofit Children at Risk ranked the school among the ten best Houston area elementary schools. During that year, its per-pupil spending was $3,587, one of the lowest in the area. Mellon, Ericka. "Big spending may not spell school success in Houston." ''Houston Chronicle''. Monday April 18, 2011. Retrieved on December 30, 2011. Harmony Schools Two Harmony Public Schools (Harmony Science Academy) charter schools are in Alief (when Gessner is considered the boundary line for Alief). They are: Harmony School of Innovation, which offers grades K-8, "Harmony Public Schools in Houston". ''Harmony Public SchoolsSchool of Innovation''. nd. Retrieved July 5, 2011. and Harmony Science Academy High, which offers grades 9-12. KIPP: Knowledge Power Program Schools KIPP: the Knowledge Is Power Program operates charter schools which serve Alief. They include: KIPP SHINE Preparatory, which instructs prekindergarten through grade 4, "KIPP SHINE Preparatory". ''KIPP''. nd. Retrieved July 6, 2011. KIPP Academy Middle School, which instructs grades 5-8, "KIPP Academy Middle School". ''KIPP''. nd. Retrieved July 6, 2011. and "KIPP Sharpstown College Prep". ''KIPP''. nd. Retrieved July 6, 2011. -- KIPP Houston High School, which instructs grades 9-12. "KIPP Houston High School". ''KIPP''. nd. Retrieved July 6, 2011. Private Schools Christ the Lord Lutheran School Christ the Lord Lutheran School is located at 4410 S. Kirkwood Rd. "School" ''Christ the Lord Lutheran''. (c)2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011 The school instructs preschool through the eighth grade as part of the 4th largest private parochial school system in the United States, Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS). The school has been in operation since 1972. Strake Jesuit College Preparatory '''St. Agnes Academy''' is a Dominican (Dominican Order) college-preparatory school for young women grades 9 through 12 "Our Mission & History" ''St. Agnes Academy''. (c)2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011. in Houston (Houston, Texas), Texas, United States at the edge of both the Alief (Alief, Houston) and Sharpstown (Sharpstown, Houston) communities. The school operates within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston . Southwest The term "southwest Houston" often refers to the area that opened in the years following World War II, when they were considered to be suburbs, such as '''Alief (Alief, Houston)''', '''Fondren Southwest''', '''Meyerland (Meyerland, Houston, Texas)''', '''Sharpstown (Sharpstown, Houston, Texas)''' and '''Westbury (Westbury, Houston, Texas)'''. Alief is a large, ethnically diverse community which Houston began annexing in 1977. Fondren Southwest and Meyerland are centers of Houston's Jewish community. Sharpstown has large Hispanic and Asian American communities and was the first master-planned community in Houston. Also in the southwest is the Indian enclave, the Mahatma Gandhi District (Mahatma Gandhi District, Houston), informally known as Hilcroft. Westbury and Meyerland are becoming popular places for some gay men and lesbians to live, as real estate in the Neartown area has become more expensive as it has gentrified. '''Alief Kerr High School''' is a secondary school located in the Alief (Alief, Houston) community, near the city of Houston (Houston, Texas) in an unincorporated area of Harris County, Texas, in the United States. The school is a part of the Alief Independent School District and serves grades 9 through 12. Kerr High School was awarded the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence (Blue Ribbon Schools Program) by the United States Department of Education, the highest award an American school can receive, during the 2010-11 school year. http: www2.ed.gov programs nclbbrs 2010 national.pdf District F District F serves areas in southwestern Houston. District F has a significant Vietnamese American community. Moran, Chris. "District F councilman facing both political, legal fights." ''Houston Chronicle''. Sunday October 9, 2011. Retrieved on November 5, 2011. District F includes much of the Alief (Alief, Houston), area other areas in Southwest Houston, Briarmeadow (Briarmeadow, Houston) and Tanglewilde (Tanglewilde, Houston). In 1985 District F included far Southwest Houston. It included Alief (Alief, Houston), Braeburn, Braeburn Valley West, Glenshire, Gulfton, Robindell (Robindell, Houston), and Sharpstown. In 1985 the district was 83% white. Hurst, Deborah. "Goodner stays away from focusing on gays in District F campaign." ''Houston Chronicle''. Monday October 21, 1985. Section 1, Page 10. Retrieved on August 8, 2011. In 2011 Briarmeadow and Tanglewilde, areas south of Westheimer Road which were previously in District G, were moved to District F, while the Bellaire Boulevard areas and Sharpstown were moved out of District F.


Mill Valley, California

schools thumb Tamalpais High School (File:Tam's Arch & Tower at Dusk, Summer 2006.jpg) Public schools (Public school (government funded)) are managed by the Mill Valley School District. There are five elementary schools and one middle school, Mill Valley Middle School, a four-time winner of the California Distinguished School Award. California School Recognition Program distinguished


Wheeling, West Virginia

of government. The public school system, Ohio County Schools, consists of 14 schools: nine elementary schools, four middle schools, which include Triadelphia Middle which has been nominated for the blue ribbon school award; and the nationally recognized Wheeling Park High School. Several parochial and private schools, including Wheeling Central Catholic High School and the Linsly School (Linsly Military Institute), are located in the city. Colleges and universities Wheeling is the hub of higher education in the Northern Panhandle of West Virginia. Wheeling Jesuit University, a private Jesuit (Society of Jesus) university and the only Catholic college in the state of West Virginia, is located here. "The Value of a Jesuit education." Wheeling Jesuit University, accessed 13 Apr 2008 main campus of West Virginia Northern Community College has recently been expanding with centers in downtown Wheeling; it focuses on job training and community development. Also located within close proximity to the city are West Liberty University (formerly West Liberty State College), a four-year university, and private Bethany College (Bethany College (West Virginia)), giving area residents a wide variety of educational options. Entertainment Music Wheeling has a long tradition of live musical performance and radio broadcasting. With over 2,500 seats, The Capitol Theatre (Capitol Theatre (Wheeling, West Virginia)) is the largest theatre in West Virginia. Opened in 1928, The Capitol was home to ''It's Wheeling Steel'', a popular radio program in the early forties featuring musical performances by workers at a local steel plant. The Capitol welcomes musical performances of all types, from Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, and Tammy Wynette, to Ray Charles, Bob Dylan, B.B. King and Black Sabbath. Other past performers include Jerry Seinfeld, David Copperfield, and George Carlin. thumb Capitol Theatre Wheeling sm (File:Capitol Theatre Wheeling sm.jpg) The Wheeling Symphony Orchestra is housed at the Capitol Theatre and performs a range of contemporary, classical, and seasonal arrangements. Wheeling is also home to the Victoria Theater (Victoria Theater (Wheeling, WV)), the oldest theater in West Virginia. The 700-seat Victorian-style theater served as home to the WWVA Jamboree program from 1933–1936. More recently, it has been the site for the "Wheeling Jamboree", a local initiative started in 2009 and modeled after the original WWVA Jamboree (which changed its name in the 1960s to Jamboree U.S.A.). The original WWVA Jamboree ran from 1933–2007, making it the second longest running country radio program and a variety show in the country after the "Grand Ole Opry" in Nashville, Tennessee. Live music echoes from the amphitheatre at the Wheeling Heritage Port several nights per week from mid-Spring through late-Fall. The waterfront park area hosts numerous festivals, concerts, movie nights, celebrations, a regatta and numerous visits from the ''Delta,'' ''Mississippi'' and ''American Queen'' riverboats. The Port holds over 8,000 spectators and has become a focal point to the City. Held in nearby Belmont County, Ohio Jamboree In The Hills (Jamboree in the Hills) draws over 100,000 country music fans to the Wheeling area every July. Theater Fans of theater have several options in Wheeling. The Capitol Theatre hosts numerous touring musical performances. In addition, the Oglebay Institute's Towngate Theatre in Center Wheeling has, for over 35 years, produced plays. http: www.oionline.com theatre index.htm Located across the street is the Independent Theatre Collective, which performs at the former Second Presbyterian Church. itcgreenroom.org - us ] Sports Wheeling is home to the Wheeling Nailers hockey (ice hockey) team. The Nailers play in the WesBanco Arena (formerly the Wheeling Civic Center), and participate in the North division, American Conference of the ECHL. High school football (american football) and soccer are played at Wheeling Island Stadium. Formerly home to the Ohio Valley Greyhounds, Wheeling became home to a second team in 2009. Hughes, Mike. "Indoor Football Returning to Wheeling." Wheeling Intelligencer 15 Mar 2008 13 Apr 2008 The team, known as the Wheeling Wildcats , played in the Continental Indoor Football League but folded after the 2009 season. Retrieved on 11-30-2008.


Kent, Ohio

consistently rated as "Excellent" or "Effective" by the Ohio Department of Education and in 2007 Walls Elementary School was named a "School of Promise" by the Ohio Department of Education, while Longcoy Elementary earned the U.S. Department of Education's prestigious Blue Ribbon School award.


Oklahoma City

). In addition, OKCPS's Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School was named the top middle school in the state according to the Academic Performance Index, and recently received the Blue Ribbon School (National Blue Ribbon Schools Program) Award, in 2004 and again in 2011. Belle Isle Enterprise Middle School (Retrieved January 26, 2010). KIPP Reach College Preparatory School in Oklahoma City


Mozambique

-) with an option to continue to GCSE level. Other languages such as Japanese (Japanese language), Italian (Italian language), Chinese (Chinese language), Russian (Russian language), Swedish (Swedish language), Magyar (Hungarian language) and Polish (Polish language) form part of extra-curricular activities. The school undertakes various trips abroad to Europe each year for years 7, 9 and 10. The school has won awards for its language status, including the International School

Award in 2004, awarded by the Department for Education and Skills (Department for Education and Skills (United Kingdom)) and the British Council. In 2006 the school successfully applied to participate in the Connecting Classrooms project, which involves linking UK schools with schools in Mozambique and Uganda. The southern reedbuck has a wide distribution, stretching from Gabon and Tanzania to South Africa. It inhabits moist grasslands with tall grass


Omaha, Nebraska

. St. Cecilia Grade School at 3869 Webster St. in Midtown Omaha and St. Stephen the Martyr School at 168th and Q street in western Omaha earned national distinction when they received the U.S. Department of Education Blue Ribbon School (Blue Ribbon Schools Program) award. Omaha is also home to Brownell-Talbot School, the only preschool through grade 12, independent college preparatory school in the state of Nebraska. There are eleven colleges and universities (List of colleges and universities in Omaha, Nebraska) among Omaha's higher education institutions, including the University of Nebraska Omaha. The University of Nebraska Medical Center is located in midtown Omaha and is home to the Eppley Cancer Center, one of 66 designated Cancer Centers by the National Cancer Institute in the United States. The University of Nebraska College of Medicine, also located on the UNMC campus, is ranked 7th in the country by US News and World Report for primary care medical education. US News and World Report Omaha's Creighton University is ranked the top non-doctoral regional university in the Midwestern United States by ''U.S. News and World Report''. "Best colleges: Creighton University", USNews.com: America's Best Colleges 2008. ''US News and World Report.'' Retrieved 5 28 08. Creighton maintains a The final round of the 2009 College World Series (w:2009 College World Series) of baseball is set, with eight teams qualifying for the double-elimination tournament (w:Double-elimination tournament). The tournament will begin play on June 13 at Rosenblatt Stadium (w:Johnny Rosenblatt Stadium) in Omaha (w:Omaha, Nebraska), Nebraska in the United States. The College World Series is the final leg of a three-tiered tournament (w:2009 NCAA Division I Baseball Tournament) which determines the top baseball team in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (w:National Collegiate Athletic Association) (NCAA) Division I (w:Division I)— the top level of play in American college athletics (w:College athletics). The College World Series has been played annually at Rosenblatt Stadium since 1950. left thumb Rosenblatt Stadium, home of the College World Series since 1950 (File:P5160356.JPG) In May of 2007, it was reported that blood samples taken from a Hammerhead shark (w:Hammerhead shark), born in 2001, located in Omaha Nebraska (w:Omaha, Nebraska) at the Henry Doorly Zoo (w:Henry Doorly Zoo) was the product of a "virgin birth". The mother shark was in a tank with three other hammerheads, all female, and the baby shark was also born in the same tank. Tests on the DNA from the baby shark show that there was no "chromosomal contribution" of a male shark present in the blood, something that is required in order for mating to have taken place.


Hollywood

, ''Family Affair''. Plot Born in Seattle, Washington, Frances Elena Farmer is a rebel from a young age, winning a high school award by writing an essay called "God Dies" in 1931. Later that decade, she becomes controversial again when she wins (and accepts) an all-expenses-paid trip to the USSR (Soviet Union) in 1935. Determined to become an actress, Frances is equally determined not to play the Hollywood game: she refuses to acquiesce to publicity stunts, and insists upon


United States

José Lima (w:José Lima), a former baseball (w:baseball) pitcher for Major League Baseball (w:Major League Baseball)'s Houston Astros (w:Houston Astros), Detroit Tigers (w:Detroit Tigers), Los Angeles Dodgers (w:Los Angeles Dodgers), New York Mets (w:New York Mets), and Kansas City Royals (w:Kansas City Royals) (all in the United States (w:United States)) died suddenly at his Los Angeles home this morning of a heart attack (w:heart attack). He was 37 years old. His death was confirmed by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization and his family.


Soviet Union

signed letters condemning Israel."Encyclopaedia Judaica, art. "Botvinnik, Mikhail", authored by Botvinnik's friend Gerald Abrahams ****** -- Plot Born in Seattle, Washington, Frances Elena Farmer is a rebel from a young age, winning a high school award by writing an essay called "God Dies" in 1931. Later that decade, she becomes controversial again when she wins (and accepts) an all-expenses-paid trip to the USSR (Soviet Union) in 1935


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