CCSD Trustee Deanna Wright invites parents and guardians of CCSD students are invited to attend a District A Community Engagement (ACE) meeting to informally discuss issues facing parents, the community and the Clark County School District. The meeting will be held Wednesday, May 29, 2013 from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the Little Theatre at Greenspun Junior High School, 140 N. Valle Verde in Henderson.
CCSD schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day. On May 29, Basic High School will hold its Senior Awards Night. For more information on these and other CCSD-related items, check out “The Week Ahead" for May 25-31.
During the June 6, 2013 broadcast of Inside Education, Clark High School teacher Ashley Nebe talks about being honored during Teacher Appreciation Week. Additionally, Cheryl Dykes of the Library District offers summer learning ideas for CCSD students. Inside Education, produced by Heather Caputo and directed by Gary Williams, airs every Tuesday night on Vegas PBS, Ch. 10.
The Las Vegas Academy Jazz Combo will perform Saturday, May 25, 2013 at Jazz in the Park. The event starts at 7 p.m. in the Clark County Amphitheatre, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway. Seating gets under way at 6. Call 455-8200 for more information.
The Board of School Trustees will hold a special meeting to consider contracting with Pat Skorkowsky to become the next Clark County School District superintendent. The meeting will be held Monday, June 3, 2013 at 5:30 p.m. in the board room of the Greer Education Center, 2832 E. Flamingo, Las Vegas. The public is invited to attend and provide input. To listen to the Q&A between Mr. Skorkowsky and trustees that took place on May 21, 2013, click here and here.
The last day of classes for CCSD students will be Wednesday, June 5, 2013. While special schools hold their graduation ceremonies before the end of school, the regular schedule starts June 6 and ends June 13. For the full schedule of graduations, visit http://ccsd.net/students/graduation-schedule.
Legacy High School student Helena Lagos, who came to Nevada from Honduras, overcame many obstacles and became a high-achieving student. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Lagos maintains a 3.8 GPA and also does well outside the classroom, taking part in DECA, the student council and other groups.
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky issued the following statement regarding legislative action taken May 24, 2013: "The Clark County School District appreciates the work of the Senate Finance Committee, led by Senator Debbie Smith, and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, led by Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton. Today the committees enhanced the Distributive School Account funding by $87 per student for all students in Nevada. In Clark County, that increase ensures the tentative budget, which was... More
In its March 2013 edition, Desert Companion magazine profiled Tyrell Crosby, a star offensive tackle on Green Valley High School’s football team. To learn more, visit http://issuu.com/nvpr/docs/desert_companion_2013mar and go to page 55.
CCSD students are invited to take part in UNLV’s summer reading programs, to be offered in Henderson, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, and on the UNLV campus. The programs cover all levels of reading skills. To speak with a program coordinator, call (800) 964-8888.