At its July 17, 2014 regular meeting, the Board of School Trustees recognized the Alexander Dawson Foundation for the summer enrichment programs offered to CCSD students. The Dawson College Bound program is a long term initiative that provides academic enrichment and mentorship to high-achieving, diverse Southern Nevada youth, with a goal of bridging their paths from middle school to high schools and colleges. Pictured, from left to right, are Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, Trustee Dr....More
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Nevada (BBBSN) is recruiting "Bigs" for its site-based programs at several CCSD schools, including Brakcen, McCall, Kelly, Booker, Petersen and Thomas elementary schools. For more information, call (702) 731-2227.
Kudos to several CCSD schools that recently won State Championship titles. Some schools earned their first Division I State Championship title, such as Liberty High School's baseball team. Meantime, Centennial High School's girls track team earned their fourth consecutive state championship title and is the first to reach this achievement in the large-school division. CCSD congratulates the following schools and coaches for their State Championship achievement:
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The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees’ Sex Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is accepting applications of interest from individuals wishing to join this committee. The SEAC has vacancies for two parents who have children attending CCSD, one teacher (current CCSD health teacher preferred), and one non-voting male student who will be attending a CCSD school as a junior in the 2014-2015 school year. People of diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
As reported by KSNV-TV, "Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky announced a reorganization of several district departments to direct more time and resources to two key areas of focus: professional development for teachers and administrators, and services to support English language acquisition."
In his comments about the recently announced reorganization of several CCSD departments, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said, "We know that putting a quality teacher in each classroom is the best way to increase student achievement. The Board of School Trustees has directed our district to provide the right training and support to our teachers and enhance instruction in the classroom. This reorganization also aligns our work to provide support for students working toward English language...More
Interested in being a teacher? Consider the Clark County School District, which has hired about 1,200 new teachers for the upcoming school year but still needs to fill about 500 or 600 additional vacancies. According to KTNV-TV, “Most of the new teachers are being hired at the elementary school level, thanks to more state funding to ease overcrowding. Classes resume Aug. 25.
The national My Brother's Keeper initiative launched its Summer Success Academy July 18, 2014 in Las Vegas. As KSNV-TV reports, the initiative provides literacy programs, mentorship and other services to young men of color. KSNV said 20 local groups joined the initiative to assist young men throughout the valley.
Summer food programs are operating at dozens of locations in Clark County this summer. Click here for more information.
The 23rd Annual Ho'olaule'a Pacific Islands Festival will be held Sept. 13 and 14, 2014 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Henderson Events Plaza, 200 S. Water St. in Henderson. Admission is free. The event is presented by the Las Vegas Hawaiian Civic Club and will feature food, entertainment, a health fair and a children’s craft area. Click here for more information.