Monday, August 24, 2015
CCSD families invited to Pacific Islands Festival

CCSD families are invited to the 25th Annual Prince Jonah Kuhio Ho’olaule’a & Pacific Islands Festival Sept. 13 at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 Water Street. Admission is free. One of the valley’s biggest Pacific Islander celebrations will feature the sights, sounds and smells of Hawaii, Tahiti and the Samoan Islands. For more information, visit cityofhenderson.com or call (702) 267-2171.

Category: community

Monday, August 24, 2015
A support system worth buzzing over

Being the new kid on the block can be difficult, even  as a teacher, but Clark County School District’s Employee Onboarding and Development (CCSD EOD) department aims to ease the challenges of being a first-year educator.

To obligate one’s time to crafting young thinkers requires a substantial amount of dedication and focus – tack on the many distractions of Las Vegas and a new job and lesson plans can get challenging.

Enter The Hive. A support program born from the mantra as a...

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Category: employees

Monday, August 24, 2015
Teaching duo a plus for McCaw STEAM Academy

Batman and Robin can step aside, because the newest dynamic duo are Diana DiSalvio and Regina Lingenfelter. Both teach fifth grade at Gordon M. McCaw STEAM Academy and have been collaborating for the last three years to ensure their students are getting the best quality education. DiSalvio said, “We plan everything together. We map out the entire year. We have our own styles of delivery but we have a general plan that we execute.”

Lingenfelter was born and raised in Las Vegas and...

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Category: employees

Monday, August 24, 2015
Superintendent's Mailbag - CCSD's recognition program

Each week, Clark County School District (CCSD) responds to some of the emails it receives from district employees or members of the community. This week, the district addresses a parent who asked about recognition for employees who helped her with the online registration process for her child for the new school year.

A parent asked, “I had a really great experience registering my child for school last week. Is there any way to recognize the employees in the office who helped...

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Category: employees

Monday, August 24, 2015
School year begins with new and expanded programs

The start of the 2015-16 school year has arrived and there are many new developments for the Clark County School District (CCSD) since last year.

By Count Day on Sept. 18, the district expects to have an estimated 323,000 students, which will easily surpass last year’s all-time high of 318,040. Some help is on the way as the Nevada Legislature extended the district bonding capacity so new schools can be built.

New schools – CCSD is in the process of preparing seven new...

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Category: employees

Friday, August 21, 2015
Do you have transportation questions? We have answers.

For updates and answers to questions about bus routes and other transportation-related issues, please visit ccsd.net/departments/transportation or call (702) 799-8100. The automated phone system is available 24/7. If your child is eligible for transportation the system will give you routing information after entering the student's date of birth and ID#.The website allows for a live chat with a dispatcher. The Transportation call center will have extended hours for the beginning of school...

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Category: general

Friday, August 21, 2015
First Person Care Clinic now accepting pediatric patients

CCSD's Related Services Department reports that First Person Care Clinics, a community health and wellness center, is now accepting pediatric patients. First Person accepts sliding fee, Medicaid, NV Check-up, Amerigroup and HPN. They are located at 1200 S. 4th St. in Las Vegas. For more information, click here or call (702) 380-8118.

Category: community

Friday, August 21, 2015
Pediatric clinic offers free services to area children

The Children’s Free Clinic of Southern Nevada is the first and only completely free pediatric clinic in Nevada, offering immunizations and medical/lab services for children up to 18 years of age, as well as sports physicals, vision screenings and more. The clinic is located at 1140 Almond Tree Lane, Las Vegas. For more information, click here or call (702) 826-2300.

Category: community

Friday, August 21, 2015
After-School All-Stars to celebrate 20 years of service in Southern Nevada

On Oct. 3, local non-profit After-School All-Stars (ASAS) is hosting a day filled with sports and fun activities for ASAS children to celebrate the 20th anniversary of After-School All-Stars Las Vegas. Dubbed the 20th Anniversary All-Star Games, more than 700 After-School All-Stars students from 13 Clark County elementary and middle schools will march in an Olympic-style opening ceremony and light a torch to signal the start of the events.

Category: students

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Back to School website now online

The Clark County School District's Back to School Web page is now available for parents and students preparing for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The page provides helpful resources and information relating to the new school year and can be found at www.ccsd.net/backtoschool. The site includes school registration, transportation, food services, safety, immunizations and useful phone numbers.

Category: general