Tuesday, May 5, 2015
SECTA event spotlights educators on Day Two of Teacher Appreciation Week

May 5 was a very special day for Southeast Career & Technical Academy (SECTA) teachers as they received the royal treatment from students who showcased their culinary and cosmetology talents. The event, part of Teacher Appreciation Week, was aimed at showing teachers how special they are and the important role they play in developing young minds. Among those in attendance at the SECTA event were Trustees Deanna L. Wright, Erin Cranor and Kevin L. Child, along with Superintendent Pat...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Desert Pines High School teacher receives literacy grant

City National Bank recently presented a $1,000 literacy grant to Desert Pines High School teacher Anna Hedegaard. The grant funds were donated by City National Bank employees. Pictured, from left to right, are City National Bank Senior Vice President/ManagerPaul Stowell, Desert Pines High School Interim Principal Jolene Wallace, teacher Anna K. Hedegaard and teacher Susan Trombley. For more information, call (702) 952-4415.

 

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Cheyenne High School students learn "financial realities"

As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cheyenne High School recently took part in Mad City Money, described by the newspaper as “a financial simulation run by the Center for Financial Empowerment, a nonprofit whose mission is to educate underserved youths and families in the principles of personal finance.” A spokesperson said, “Our goal is to teach young people about the financial realities of life.”

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Meet Carlos Morales, the new director of the Food Service department

Carlos Morales wants to make a difference in the lives of people. As the new director of the Clark County School District (CCSD) Food Service Department, he is doing that for tens of thousands of students.

A native of Guatemala, Morales started his education career in southern California as a teacher in the Colton Unified School District. He joined CCSD about 11 years ago, starting with a teaching job at Rex Bell Elementary School. He also has served as a middle and high school...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
The latest Legislative update

As the Nevada State Legislature begins the final quarter of its 120-day session, the proposed achievement school district and the possibility of deconsolidating the Clark County School District (CCSD) are two of the bills under close scrutiny by CCSD and its top lobbyist. Community & Government Relations Associate Superintendent Joyce Haldeman said there is plenty of discussion on those and other topics as legislators work toward wrapping up the 78th session, which began Feb. 2. By law,...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Superintendent's Mailbag - Individual Education Plans

Each week, the Clark County School District (CCSD) responds to some of the emails it receives from parents and district employees. This week, the district responds to a question about Individual Education Plans – commonly referred to as an IEPs.

A parent asked, “My child has an IEP and is in a special program. How do I get my child moved to a program closer to my home?”

The Case Management Department of the Student Services Division places students in self-contained classrooms...

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
Math Masters Competition to be held May 7

Mack Middle School will host the Third Annual Math Masters Competition on Thursday, May 7 at 4:30 p.m. About 50 four-member teams of fifth grade students will participate. For more information, click here or email Dearing Elementary School Math Strategist Rose Sweeney at rsweeney@interact.ccsd.net.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015
May 11 is deadline to vote in "Custom Culture" competition

Foothill High School art students have been chosen as finalists for the Vans Custom Culture competition. Foothill’s designs were recognized as one of the top 50 in the nation out of 3,000 schools participating. The school now has a chance at winning the $50,000 grand prize. The contest had students design shoes with different themes, including art, music, action sports and local flavor. All the entries, including those of Foothill High School, can be seen at

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