Wednesday, July 29, 2015
The Teacher Exchange opens doors to CCSD teachers

Tuesday, The Teacher Exchange opened its doors for teachers looking to get in early to outfit their classrooms. The Teacher Exchange, a non-profit that helps educators gear up for the year, has been a free resource for Clark County educators for more than 10 years, but this is the first year Nevada lawmakers voted to reimburse teachers for some out-of-pocket expenses.

The Teacher Exchange will be open now through the entire 2015-2016 school year at 4350 S. Maryland Parkway.

Category: schools

Wednesday, July 29, 2015
FOX5's annual SOS Drive set for Aug. 12-14

FOX5 and its Take 5 to Care partners want to help thousands of Clark County needy kids start the year off right through its annual Supply Our Students Drive. FOX5 is asking for help from the community in donating school supplies, which will be distributed through The Salvation Army.

The SOS Drive will kick off August 12th and will take place at the following locations:

Wednesday, Aug. 12, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Southwest Medical Associates
4475 S Eastern Ave.
Henderson, NV

Thursday, Aug. 13, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
NV Energy Office
6226 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV

Friday, August 14th, from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Subaru of Las Vegas
5385 West Sahara Ave.
Las Vegas, NV

Families in need can sign up in person at Salvation Army Family Services at 1581 N. Main St. in Las Vegas, or may sign up their students through their CCSD school principal through the Focus School Project online. The CCSD School-Community Partnership program is partnering with The Salvation Army to sign up families this year, ensuring that the drive casts a wide net in reaching out to students in need.

Category: students

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Two Boulder City High School students invited to elite high school football showcase

Chase Cowley and Michael Morgan of Boulder City High School were among the nation's top high school athletes in their respective football positions invited to attend Football University's Top Gun showcase.

According to Boulder City Review, Cowley and Morgan were the only two selected to represent Boulder City. They were chosen after demonstrating their abilities as linebackers at an FBU camp in Anaheim, Calif., earlier this year.

Category: students

Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Registration open for Las Vegas' Safekey program

Registration for the city of Las Vegas’ Safekey program is now open.

Safekey is a before- and after-school care program that includes nearly 70 Clark County School District sites. The program provides students from kindergarten to fifth grade with recreation and academic-enrichment activities.

Safekey is available from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Payments can be made at the Safekey office, by phone at 702-229-3399 or online at

Click here for more information.

Category: schools

Monday, July 27, 2015
Nevada teachers to explore challenges in water, energy and climate at three-day training

Over 100 educators from across Nevada will be attending Desert Research Institute GreenPower’s EnergySmart Education Summer Teacher Training from Tuesday, July 28 through Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

Over three days, educators will discuss the interlinked challenges of water, energy and climate; spend hands-on time with real-world, industry projects tackling these issues; and learn creative ways to bring these important issues into the classroom.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with DRI’s new hands-on classrooms activities and curriculum available through DRI Green Boxes, which are available for teachers to check out for free. Each Green Box is aligned with Nevada State, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Click here for more information.

Category: general

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Important information about school lunches

As of July 1, households can apply online for meal benefits for the 2015-2016 school year. Online FRL applications are available at Paper applications are scheduled to be available at the schools on August 12. Online application kiosks will be available at the Cox Back to School Fairs. For more information, email or by calling (800) 819-7556 (toll free).

Parents and guardians of CCSD students can pay for meals, check balances and view purchases from anywhere on their computers or smartphones by accessing or downloading the MySchoolBucks’ mobile app. There is no processing cost from CCSD. Normal individual credit card company charges apply. For details, email or call (702) 799-8123.

Category: parents

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Mark your calendars for back to school fair & movie Aug. 21

A back to school fair and movie will be presented Friday, Aug. 21 at 6:30 p.m. at the Durango Hills Community Center/YMCA, located at 3521 N. Durango Drive. School supplies and backpacks will be distributed, first-come, first-served, while supplies last. Visitors can also enjoy the recently released “Cinderella” family-friendly movie, along with free popcorn and water while supplies last.

Category: community

Thursday, July 23, 2015
Basic High School Class of 1975 to hold 40-year reunion in October

The Basic High School Class of 1975 will hold its 40-year reunion Oct. 16-25, 2015. The icebreaker will take place Oct. 16 at Miller’s Ale House in Henderson, followed by a reunion celebration Oct. 17 at Rainbow Gardens in Las Vegas and a cruise to Mexico Oct. 18-25. For more information, contact Cheryl Wagner at or Melony Marshall-Haynes at For a complete listing of upcoming CCSD high school reunions, visit To submit information for posting on this site, send an email to

Category: students

Thursday, July 23, 2015
CCSD students compete in Scottish highland dancing championship

Two CCSD students are competing in a Scottish highland dancing championship. Coronado High School student Megan Stewart and her sister Erica, a student at Bob Miller Middle School, are representing the Western Region at the U.S. InterRegional Highland Dance Championship in Atlanta. The event runs July 23-26. According to KTNV-TV, Megan has been learning highland dance she was eight years old.

Category: students