Cosmetology students from Southwest Career & Technical Academy (SECTA) will compete in "Battle of the Strands,” described as the “World Cup of Beauty.” In early Oct., 20 US teams will compete for eight spots to go head to head with Japan and Canada in the Final Student Battle to be held at the Silverton Hotel & Casino. This live finale event will be recorded and re-aired before the Final Pro Battle in 400 Movie Theaters through Fathom Events. For more information, call SECTA Principal...More
The CCSD Board of School Trustees will hold regular meetings on the following dates:
- Sept. 25, 4 p.m.
- Oct. 9, 4 p.m.
- Nov. 13, 4 p.m.
- Dec. 11, 4 p.m.
Unless otherwise noted, School Board meetings are held the second and fourth Thursday of each month in the Board Room of the Edward Greer Education Center, 2832 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas.
In conjunction with Week of Respect Sept. 29 through Oct. 3, CCSD students are being asked to wear blue clothing on Friday, Oct. 3. A proclamation by Gov. Brian Sandoval says Week of Respect aims to help ensure that Nevada is known as a place of mutual respect where bullying is not tolerated. For more information, call the CCSD Equity & Diversity Education Department at (702) 799-8484.
The Girl Scouts of Southern Nevada will honor seven outstanding women leaders at its 2014 Dessert Before Dinner Gala, set for Saturday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Palace Ballroom at Caesars Palace. One of the honorees is Thalia Dondero, wife of elementary school namesake Harvey Dondero. Mr. Dondero passed away in 1986 at the age of 76.
If you are a parent, family member, guardian or friend of an intellectually challenged person and you would like to donate your time to an established, local organization, you are invited to contact New Vista. New Vista is a non-profit organization that provides daily living support services, staffed residence and structured social activities for the intellectually challenged, such as people with Autism and Down Syndrome. Volunteers are needed to assist with social events, community...More
A column in the Las Vegas Review-Journal praises CCSD for “leading the way in ELL innovation.” The column was written by Sylvia Lazos, a professor at UNLV’s law school and co-chair of the Education Committee of the Latino Leaders Council.
The fifth annual Pedal to the Medal bike ride to benefit Special Olympics Nevada athletes will take place at West Career & Technical Academy on Saturday, Sept. 27, starting at 6:30 a.m. The event also will feature a free bicycle rodeo for children and people with special needs. Call (702) 474-0690 for more information.
Miss Nevada Ellie Smith (pictured), a 2014 graduate of Virtual High School, was among the performers on Sept. 22 at one of Nevada’s largest sesquicentennial celebrations. The event was held at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts. Also featured was the Gilbert Elementary School choir, joining with Frankie Moreno in singing the state song, “Home Means Nevada.”
Spread the Word Nevada recently celebrated its success in "adopting" 30 CCSD elementary school and distributing nearly three million books to children since the organization was established in 2001. As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, the celebration took place Sept. 13 at the Venetian. According to the RJ, "Spread the Word Nevada is dedicated to advancing early childhood literacy by placing books into the hands of children in Southern Nevada at-risk, low-income communities. The...More
CCSD Trustee Patrice Tew will hold District E parent meetings on Tuesday, Sept. 23 at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Johnson Junior High School, located at 7701 Ducharme Avenue. The meetings will include presentations on Infinite Campus and Magnet Schools.