Curriculum Based Opportunities
The School-Community Partnership Program facilitates numerous curriculum-based contests, field trips and program opportunities throughout the year that connect business and community resources with school resources to enrich the educational experiences for CCSD students.
Fine Arts Programs
Las Vegas Philharmonic - over 17,000 students attend a live symphonic presentation at Artemus Ham hall over a five-day period
Scenic Nevada - Nevada's beauty or blight photography contest
Shakespeare in the Schools - the Las Vegas Shakespeare Company conducts teacher trainings, in-school workshops and a Shakespearean play each year for middle and high school students
House of Blues - House of Blues offers field trips focusing on music, art, literature and the history of the Blues
Kennedy Center Partnership - students and teachers throughout the valley participate in performances and staff development focusing on the arts
Smith Center for the Performing Arts - field trip opportunities to the Smith Center for the Performing Arts allow for students to experience performances by resident companies, as well as first-run touring attractions
Any Given Child
Any Given Child is an initiative of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The goal of the initiative is to assist communities in developing a plan for expanded arts education. Through a partnership with The Smith Center, the Southern Nevada Any Given Child Initiative’s mission is to ensure equity and access to art experiences for all K-8 students so they can build similar life-long memories.
Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child
Rebel Reading Challenge
The Rebel Reading Challenge is a competition between CCSD 4th and 5th grade students. It begins with a kick-off at the Thomas and Mack center with UNLV athletes and community members encouraging students to read and become a life-long reader. Students are then challenged to read the most pages in a 30-day time period. The winning class wins prizes and tickets to a UNLV Runnin Rebel basketball game. The goal of this program is to develop a life-long love of reading.
Kids Voting / KidsVention
Kids Voting offers students in grades K-8 the opportunity to participate in an authentic voting experience. Its goal is to develop lifetime citizenship and voting habits. Curriculum and professional development training is provided for teachers. KidsVention provides an opportunity for select schools to participate in a mock political convention.
Las Vegas Literary Society Luncheon
Each month Northern Trust Bank sponsors two educators and six high school students to attend the Las Vegas Literary Society luncheon with renowned authors.
Las Vegas Natural History Museum
Elementary students participate in field trips to the museum that focuses on natural history.
Newspapers In Education
K-12 students utilize free newspapers and supplemental materials provided by the Las Vegas Review Journal and the Las Vegas Sun. Students are invited to participate in art contests and monthly essay contests. Teachers may submit monthly lesson plans that incorporate the use of the newspaper.
For more information go Newspapers in Education
First Tee National School Program - This program provides golf equipment and training to elementary P.E. teachers. Currently over 40,000 students have the opportunity to learn the game of golf using the First Tee equipment.
United States Tennis Association - The USTA offers grants and training for teachers interested in organizing an after school tennis program.
USA Sevens Rugby - The USA Sevens Adopt-a-Country Program pairs 16 international rugby teams with 16 CCSD schools allowing for more than 14,000 students to learn about the international sport or rugby and the cultures of many different countries in the weeks leading up to the USA Seven’s Rugby Tournament.
Teacher of the Game
MGM Resorts International, in partnership with the UNLV Men’s Basketball Program, Silver State Schools Credit Union, 8 News NOW, and the CCSD Partnership Program recognizes 18 top CCSD teachers. Select teachers win wonderful prizes and are highlighted at each home Rebel basketball game.
Drive for Excellence
The CCSD School-Community Partnership Office has partnered with Desert Automotive Group, Silver State Schools Credit Union, 8 News NOW, CBS Radio, Walden University, and the Orleans to encourage students to maintain high grades and promote attendance. Students that maintain a 3.7 weighted cumulative GPA or higher with no unexcused absences are invited to an end of the year event where they can win laptop computers, scholarships, and one lucky student wins a car.
Students and teachers in grades K-12 are recognized through donations of local restaurants. These include, Capriati’s Sandwich Shop, Carl’s Jr., In and Out Burger and Eggworks.