BPS English Language Learner Program - The English Language Learner program in Bismarck Public Schools is looking for people who can interpret different languages on an as-needed basis. The pay is $18 per hour. If you can help the ELL program or know someone who may be interested, please contact Michele Svihovec, 323-4280. Languages that need interpreting services include, but are not limited to, Chinese, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, etc. (5/13)
NWS PEACE Program - NWS PEACE Program, a non-profit and Department of State approved program is seeking caring families in the Central Dakotas to host high school age international exchange students. These students are ages 15-18 and now available for "adoption" for 5 to 12 months only! There is no such things as a typical host family: single parents, retired, with children or not - you can have a great experience hosting an international teen. Since early placement is crucial to the success of the program, it is important to have students matched with host families by June 1st. The timing is for helping develop the bonds of the "new family." For more information, call 1-866-846-3977 or go to www.nw-services.com.
BECEP Preschool Openings - Bismarck Early Childhood Education Program will have preschool openings this fall for children who are 3 1/2 or 4 years old by Aug. 1st and are toilet-trained and have age-appropriate developmental skills. Children need to have good social and language skills, an average activity level for their age, and can separate easily from parents during screening. For fee and registration information for the program, call BECEP at 323-4401. (6/15/13)
AARP “Why I Love My Grandparents” Essay Contest: In celebration of the critical importance of grandparents to North Dakota families, AARP will sponsor its second annual “Why I Love My Grandparents” essay contest this summer. The free contest is open to students ages 6-18 in public or private schools, elementary to high school. Deadline for submission of essays is July 31st, 2013. Complete contest rules can be found at www.aarp.org/nd.
2013 Governor’s Photo Contest - Any North Dakota amateur photographer is invited to submit entries to the 2013 Governor's Photo Contest. Winners will be awarded cash prizes and publication opportunities. Photographers will be judged on their ability to showcase North Dakota as a “Legendary” destination in the following categories: Adventure, Attractions, Events, People, Scenery and Wildlife. Entries will be judged on originality, interest of the subject matter, visual appearance and consistency with the category theme. Photo entries should be taken within the last three years and must be in full color. Only amateur North Dakota photographers/residents are eligible to enter. There is no limit to the number of entries allowed per photographer. Although cropping is permissible, digital alterations or enhancements are discouraged. The deadline to submit photos is August 23, 2013. For more information and complete contest rules, go to the Tourism Division website: NDTourism.com or call 328-2525.