The Clark County School District (CCSD) will host a series of public input meetings throughout November to involve parents, employees and members of the community in a conversation about the district’s sex education curriculum. "The district is looking forward to taking this next step in the right direction," said CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. "We want the community to know that we are listening and that we are committed to collaborating with them to determine what should be taught in our schools. It is important to us that we have a sex education curriculum that meets our students' needs while respecting the values of our community." Click here for more information, including the dates and locations of the public input meetings.
Parents, students and members of the community are invited to attend and participate in a school safety fair sponsored by the Clark County School District (CCSD) Police Department, City of Las Vegas and Look Out Kids About. The event will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 28, from 3-6 p.m. at Clark High School, located at 4291 W. Pennwood Avenue. Activities will include a costume contest for children up to age 12, a bike and pedestrian rodeo, fire truck tours and more. For more information, call (702) 366-5244.
Bill Hanlon, director of the Southern Nevada Regional Professional Development Program, will be offering a series of free math classes to parents with the goal of helping them understand mathematics content and obtain strategies to help students learn. Upcoming classes are as follows:
- Wednesday, Nov. 12, 8 a.m.
- Wednesday, Nov. 26, 8 a.m.
- Wednesday, Dec. 10, 8 a.m.
The classes are structured as follows:
- 8 a.m. - algebra and high school
- 9:30 a.m. - middle school
- 11 a.m. - basic math
The classes will be held in rooms 122 and 123 at Vegas PBS, 3050 E. Flamingo. Translation services will be available on each date. For details, call (702) 799-3832.
Woolley Elementary School Principal Darryl Wyatt was among the guests on a KNPR program that focused on over-crowded classrooms in Nevada schools.
Teacher Brenda Moynihan and C.T. Sewell Elementary School are seeking support in the national Farmers Insurance Dream Big Challenge. Moynihan is one of 15 finalists in the competition. The five finalists that receive the most votes between Oct. 1 and Nov. 30 will receive $100,000 for their school.
The Coronado High School girls golf team claimed their first state title Oct. 21 at Somersett Golf and Country Club in Reno with a team score of 681, six strokes ahead of Spanish Springs. Coach Joe Sawaia told the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “We’re state champs. We’re coming home with the Nevada state trophy, so it was a great trip. Overall, the course was very demanding, but the girls stayed really patient.”
All 15 of the schools in the Turnaround Zone will participate in Nevada's Sesquicentennial Parade on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. More than 1,000 students from the Turnaround Zone will proudly display their gains in student achievement and showcase their schools' activities to all parade attendees as well as the television audience. For more information about the Turnaround Zone, call (702) 799-2640. For details on the parade, call (702) 229-6672 or visit www.nevada150.org/events-calendar.
On various dates through Oct. 24, Vegas PBS Ch. 10 will air debates related to federal, state and local races and two ballot initiatives. Candidates vying for the offices of Congressional district three, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general and Clark County sheriff will take part in the debates. There will also be debates concerning ballot initiatives Questions 2 and 3. The debates will be moderated by political commentators Steve Sebelius and Elizabeth Thompson. Vegas PBS General Manager Tom Axtell said, “As a public service media organization, Vegas PBS is committed to providing independently minded voters with non-commercial, non-sectarian and non-partisan debates that focus on issues elected officials are most likely to confront during their terms and offer exchanges about significant ballot initiatives.”
A lively skit performed by Moapa Valley High School teachers was a highlight of the school’s 2014 Homecoming parade and assembly on Oct. 16. As reported by the Moapa Valley Progress, members of the community lined the streets of Overton to watch the school’s annual parade, which featured the choir, cheer squad, volleyball team, FFA and more.
James E. & A. Rae Smalley Elementary School was named after a pair of dedicated educators. The school’s namesakes were featured in a recent edition of the Henderson View. The school, located at 304 E. Paradise Hills Drive, opened in 2007.