Curriculum Based Opportunities

Overview

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. Below are a few example of programs.

Fine Arts Programs

Poetry Out Loud – a district, state and national poetry recitation contest available to high school students.
Scenic Nevada – Nevada’s beauty or blight photography contest
Scholastic Art and Writing Competition – a national middle and high school art and writing contest
Las Vegas Philharmonic – over 17,000 students attend a live symphonic presentation at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts over a four-day period
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 - the Kennedy Center's Ensuring the Arts for Any Given Child program, as conceived by Kennedy Center President Michael Kaiser, is to assist communities in developing and implementing a plan for expanded arts education in their schools, ensuring access and equity for all students in grades K-8. Lean More

Literacy, Science, Social Studies Programs

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.
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
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 Natural History Museum and Springs Preserve - Elementary students participate in field trips to both venues that focus on history and science.

CHOLLA Coalition - field trips to and classroom support from many local outdoor sites and museums.

Sports and Health Programs

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.
Coaches Challenge – Sposored by UNLV athletics and the Southern Nevada Health District. Students in grades 2-5 track healthy eating and physical activity, tracking points. Classes with the greatest number of points earn UNLV athletic tickets and visits from UNLV head coaches.