A story about "Pinkie the Pig," written by three third grade students from Bozarth Elementary School, was transformed into a performance by actors at the Smith Center on Jan. 28, 2015. The young authors are Grace Dickinson, Liam Jamison and Riley Tracy. For more information, call Bozarth ES Principal Rodney Saunders at (702) 799-6608.
More than 8,500 soccer players including hundreds of CCSD students are expected to take part in the largest international youth soccer tournament in the country, set for Las Vegas on Presidents’ Day weekend, Feb. 14-16. More than 500 youth soccer teams from around the world will compete during the eighth annual Las Vegas Mayor’s Cup International Showcase tournament. The event is co-hosted by the city of Las Vegas and the Downtown Las Vegas Soccer Club. Spectator admission and parking are...More
Gene Ward Elementary School student Emma Griego is the Southern Nevada winner of the Third Annual Nevada Prepaid Tuition contest. The contest was open to all Nevada residents who purchased a new Nevada Prepaid Tuition contract from Dec. 1, 2014 through Jan. 15, 2015. Each purchaser was entered into a random drawing to win a year of free tuition for their beneficiary, with one winner selected from both northern and southern Nevada. A total of 404 entries were received for the contest....More
CCSD Trustee Chris Garvey will hold two parent meetings in February, as follows:
- Thursday, Feb. 5, 9 a.m., Eldorado High School, room 144, 1139 N. Linn Lane
- Thursday, Feb. 12, 9 a.m., Arbor View High School, room 513, 7500 Whispering Sands Dr.
For more information, call (702) 799-1072.
Variety School was highlighted at the Jan. 22 meeting of the CCSD Board of Trustees. The school, located at 2800 E. Stewart Ave., serves K-13 students with severe behavioral issues. The school's mission is to provide a positive and safe learning community that fosters academic and vocational growth. For more information, visit http://ccsdnv.wix.com/varietyschool#.
Findlay Automotive Group has joined with CCSD for the ninth annual Drive for Excellence, in which an outstanding student will be presented with a 2014 Chevrolet Spark to be donated by Findlay Chevrolet. Students must have a 3.7 GPA and no unexcused absences in order to qualify for the Drive for Excellence program. Pictured is the 2014 Drive for Excellence winner, Jayne DeLeon from Silverado High School. For more information, call the School-Community Partnership program at (702) 799-6560.
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, dressed as Clark Kent, zip-lined over Fremont Street on Jan. 28 to officially introduce the Clark County School District’s "Calling All Heroes" campaign, aimed at bringing new teachers to CCSD. As reported by the Las Vegas Sun, “The campaign is the result of months of work by the district’s human resources department. They’ve had the tall order of filling around 600 vacant full-time teaching positions since the start of the school year, a number that could...More
Marion Cahlan Elementary School student Omari Evans was in the spotlight at the Smith Center on Jan. 29. The third-grader wrote an essay that was the basis for a skit performed by professional actors at the Smith Center. Among those in attendance for the performance were third- and fourth-grade students from Cahlan. For more information, call Assistant Principal Robert Rava at (702) 799-7103.
Vegas PBS invites students in grades K-5 to enter its annual Kids Writers Contest. Prizes will include scholarships to a writing camp as well as certificates and trophies. The deadline for entries is Friday, March 27, 2015 at 5 p.m. For more information, call Jessica Carroll at (702) 799-1010, ext. 5413, or visit http://www.vegaspbs.org/writers-contest.
The Magnet Schools and CTA Department has extended the application deadline to Tuesday, Feb. 3. 2015 at 3 p.m. For more information, or to apply online, visit www.magnet.ccsd.net.