Students of Rancho High School's Culinary Arts program showcased their cooking talents Nov. 20, 2014 during a timed culinary competition known as "Diced!" Students competed in four teams of three and put their skills to the test during this friendly competition, where they were challenged with incorporating several mystery items into their dishes. Chefs from local restaurants served as guest judges for the competition, including Chef Barry S. Dakake of N9NE Steakhouse, Chef Leticia Mitchell of Leticia's Mexican Cocina, Chef Anthony Vidal of Hash House A-Go-Go, and Chef Paymon Raouf of Paymon’s Mediterranean Café and the Las Vegas Spice Company. Diced! was the last of several events taking place in the Clark County School District during American Education Week.
Lions Clubs throughout the valley will be hosting speech contests on or before Feb. 2015. Each club will determine its own contest date, and every high school student in Clark County can participate. Representatives of any North Las Vegas school may contact Barbara Johns at BarbaraJohns53@yahoo.com for more information. School staff for schools outside of North Las Vegas may contact any club near their school location. A list of clubs is available at www.LionsClubs.org.
Staff and students at D'Vorre and Hal Ober Elementary School are inviting the public to participate in their Cans for Cause event that culminates on Nov. 24. Each year, the school collects non-perishable food items that are then donated to families of students at Owen C. Roundy Elementary School. The school has placed a box for donations in its lobby and they can be dropped off during school hours. The school is located at 3035 Desert Marigold Lane, Las Vegas.
Cimarron-Memorial High School will host an open house for the community on Thursday, Nov. 20, from 6-7 p.m. The purpose of the open house will be to provide parents and prospective students with information about the school's Academy of Engineering or the Academy of Information Technology. Students who are currently in the eighth grade and would be interested in attending Cimarron-Memorial High School next year are especially encouraged to attend. The school is located at 2301 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas.
The final two public input meetings involving CCSD’s sex education curriculum will take place today and this evening, as indicated below.
Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 9:30 - 11 a.m.
710 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 6 - 7:30 p.m.
Rancho High School
1900 Searles Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89101
The input received during these meetings will be presented to the Board of Trustees and to Nevada legislators who are expected to consider the topic during the next legislative session in Carson City. To view CCSD's current sex education curriculum and other reference materials, visit www.ccsd.net/parents/sex-ed-info.php.
To take a survey related to CCSD's sex education curriculum, visit http://ccsd.net/district/surveys/sexeducation/index.php. In order to allow more time for area residents to express their views on this subject, the survey deadline has been extended to Dec. 11, 2014. The district will present parent input from the survey to the Board of Trustees separately from community input, and is asking parents to provide a student ID to differentiate parents with a child currently in school from a community member with no children in school.
Robert O. Gibson Middle School participated in the UNLV Walk to Remember Veterans on Nov. 12, 2014. They were among more than 80 area students to take part in the event. The ceremony and festivities were coordinated through Ross Bryant, Director of UNLV Office of Veteran Affairs, who honors UNLV students who died while in military service. A wreath laying ceremony was conducted at the UNLV Veterans Memorial to honor LCPL Richard Perez who died in combat, but had intended to pursue his education at UNLV when he completed his tour of duty. The Perez family are Gibson alumni. Under the direction of Earl Henry II, the Gibson Drumline performed during the ceremony. Afterward, Gibson students carried American flags on a designated course throughout the campus. They also wrote thank you letters to service members. You can view photos of the event at https://www.dropbox.com/sh/iypsdqebochcaby/AADs4QZE3vKUmbLLNODTwPDHa?dl=0
CCSD Trustee Deanna Wright will hold a pair of District A Community Engagement (ACE) Meetings on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. The meetings will be at 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. at Silvestri Junior High School, 1055 Silverado Ranch Boulevard. Call (702) 799-1072 for more information.
Woodbury Middle School will host a Special Olympics event on Friday, Nov. 21. The CCSD Unified Sports Soccer Tournament will be held on Woodbury's field. For more information, call Adaptive PE Teacher Amy Naches at (702) 799-7660.
The Las Vegas Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities will host the second annual PJ 5K run and one-mile walk through Glittering Lights at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 4:30 p.m. Funds raised will help local children with social, medical, physical and financial needs. Participants are invited to run, walk or push baby strollers through the course in their pajamas. Glittering Lights is a drive-through holiday light show. For details, visit www.scclasvegas.org or call Paulette Anderson at (702) 632-8242.
The 2014 Middle School Electronic Photo Contest is under way. The deadline for entries is Friday, Nov. 21, 2014. Middle school students may submit one entry in each of the four categories:
- Show Us Yourselfie- go beyond the typical self-portrait and be creative
- Animals- pets and critters of all kinds
- Places- architecture or interesting places you have visited
- Humorous- funny, wacky or clever photos
There is a special elementary student subsection where elementary students may enter one photo into any of the categories under their section of the contest.