The next School Matters will air tonight (Thursday, Aug. 21) at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS, Ch. 10. Hosted by Nate Tannenbaum, the show will feature a panel consisting of Trustee Patrice Tew, Trustee Deanna L. Wright, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Chief Innovation and Productivity Officer Jhone Ebert. The half-hour program will focus on back-to-school, with CCSD classes set to resume Monday, Aug. 25.
The Clark County School District (CCSD) congratulates three exceptional principals who were recently named Nevada's 2014 Principals of the Year by the Nevada Association of School Administrators (NASA) for their leadership in education. Harriet Treem Elementary School Principal Lee Esplin, Frank F. Garside Junior High School Principal Scarlett Perryman and former Chaparral High School Principal David Wilson will be recognized at NASA's annual Fall Conference in November at the Orleans...More
North Las Vegas is among the local municipalities offering Safekey during the school year. The city’s Recreation Department describes the program as a “recreational enrichment program for children, designed to meet the needs of the working parent.” Like other Safekey programs, it corresponds with the CCSD calendar. For details, call (702) 633-1608.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada (BBBSN) is recruiting "Bigs" for its site-based programs at several CCSD schools, including Bracken, McCall, Kelly, Booker, Petersen and Thomas elementary schools. For more information, call (702) 731-2227.
Positively Kids provides a medical daycare program for children with special medical needs. The program is staffed by licensed pediatric RN's, LPN's, CNA's, certified early childhood education teachers and teacher's aides. Visit www.positivelykids.org for more information.
Vegas PBS offers a variety of tips for parents to help their children stay in school. Visit http://www.vegaspbs.org/americangraduate/stay-school-tips/parents/
Stress can have a detrimental effect not only on adults but also children, whose academic performance may suffer as a result. As the Digital Journal reports, CCSD is partnering with several local businesses and organizations to help children develop stress management and leadership skills.
A group of CCSD graduates created a new app that helps children report bullying. As KSNV-TV reports, the Bully Alert app was created after Southwest CTA graduate Marcos Ontiveros brainstormed ways of helping his sister, who had experienced bullying. Ontiveros said, "It was just kind of sad just seeing her cry." KSNV said, "The Bully Alert app will be used in select (CCSD) middle schools so students can file a bullying incident report from their phones, directly to the... More
On Aug. 19, 2014, Liberty High School tennis coach Kih Gourrier put his athletes through cross fitness training using Trikkes. Certified "Trikke Trainers" Shannon and Ken Houston provided the knowledge on how to ride Trikkes. Liberty HS tennis players were then required to complete stations of fitness exercises and tennis challenges with Trikke rides around the school building.
CCSD families are invited to the Conservation District’s third annual Solarbration Solar Festival to be held Oct. 11, 2014 from noon to 4 p.m. at the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Lifelong Learning Center, located at 8050 Paradise Road. The festival will blend art, technology and outreach to promote renewable energy, inspire conservation and support sustainable communities. The event is free to the public, and all ages are welcome. For more information, call Marilyn Ming at...More