Local business people and community leaders are taking an hour out of their day this week to teach classes at various CCSD schools. As KTNV-TV reports, the lessons are based on their own experiences.
Students at Thiriot Elementary School are showing off their green thumbs by planting a garden that includes tomatoes, strawberries, peppers and more. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the garden was established in cooperation with Create a Change Now, a nonprofit group that educates children on healthy eating habits.
Cimarron-Memorial High School’s athletics department is showing off its new weight room, which recently opened in the school’s former auto shop. As the Las Vegas Sun reports, the 35,000-square-foot facility is twice the size of most of the weight rooms in local schools, and will include about $100,000 in new equipment.
Denisse Villafana, a senior in East Career & Technical Academy’s Construction Technology Program, was awarded the 2014 Michael T. Martin Memorial Scholarship. Each year the Associated General Contractors (AGC) and the Nevada Contractors Association (NCA) select a student from a high school in Clark, Nye, Esmeralda or Lincoln counties who exemplifies leadership, integrity, creativity, dedication and studiousness along with a desire to enter a career in construction. For more information,...More
East Career & Technical Academy Education Program students who are members of FCCLA (Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America) have partnered with Tom Williams Elementary School in connection with Shania Twain’s “Shania Kids Can” program. The program aims to create tomorrow’s leaders by providing extra support to students. This includes academic, nutritional, therapeutic and extracurricular support. For more information, visit http://www.shaniakidscan.com/about-us or call Lisa...More
Batterman Elementary School in Las Vegas is named after Kathy L. Batterman, America’s first certified flight nurse and one of the first crew members of the Las Vegas-based Flight for Life air ambulance service. The story of Kathy Batterman and several other CCSD school namesakes was published in the April 23, 2014 Las Vegas Sun.
As KSNV-TV reports, the Clark County School District will enlist the help of business leaders and former administrators to evaluate the district’s budget. Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky told KSNV, “What we are going to look for is efficiencies where we are doing things well and looking at replicating those, and things that are not going so well … we're going to eliminate those.”
The Yale Club of Nevada recently honored high school juniors from Clark County schools. The club is Yale University’s local alumni association. According to the View newspaper, “Thirteen students from five high schools were awarded the Outstanding Scholar Award, and three students received the Yale Book Award. They are: Cameron Both, Alex LuWang, Sabrina Wang, Jeri Mallory, Samantha Burton, Abishta Prabhu, Danica Topham, Eyasu Kebede, Lydia Haile, Evelyn Flores, Allison Armstrong, Xiao...More
Hinman Elementary School fourth grade students defended their title of first place for the third year in a row at the Southern Nevada Krypto Tournament on April 5, 2014 at Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy. Under the guidance of Coach Karen Long, the school also took second place in fourth grade and second place in fifth grade. Pictured: Top, Left to Right: Jasmyn McKerlie, Sharii Liang, Cayden Workman, Jennifer Paredes and Camilo Reyna-Olmos. Bottom, Left to Right: Citlali...More
Durango High School students are preparing for the 12th Annual CCSD Special Olympics Unified Track and Field competition. The competition will include 50 and 100 meter track events, plus and field events such as shot put, long jump and turbo javelin. Elementary schools will compete May 1 and high schools will compete May 2. All events will take place at Cheyenne High School.