Thursday, July 2, 2015
Star Graduate: Carlos Williams of Cheyenne High School

Note: CCSD is celebrating the 2015 graduation season by highlighting "Star Graduates."

Just before Carlos Williams entered Cheyenne High School, he suffered the tragic deaths of his mother and grandparents. He forged ahead, however, and found great success in school. During Carlos’ four years at Cheyenne, he earned a 4.57 cumulative GPA and the coveted Gold Shield distinction for completing 17 honors and Advanced Placement courses. Carlos earned an Advanced Honors Diploma and the Millennium Scholarship. For years, Carlos has wanted to be an officer in the U.S. Army. He found friendship and community in Cheyenne’s Army JROTC program where he engaged in service to his community. Every year, Carlos volunteered to assist with the Special Olympics. He also served as leader of the Desert Shields Battalion’s community service program. Carlos plans to attend Norwich University, the oldest private military school in the nation. Congratulations to Star Graduate Carlos Williams of Cheyenne High School!

Click here to learn about other Star Graduates from throughout CCSD.

Category: students

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Boulder City High School cheerleaders to have entry in B.C. 4th of July parade

The Boulder City High School (BCHS) cheerleaders and the BCHS Class of 1985 will be among those participating in the Damboree Parade, part of Boulder City’s 4th of July celebration. The parade starts at 9 a.m. Saturday on Colorado Street. Afterward, there will be food, beverages and entertainment at Broadbent Memorial Park. For more information on Boulder City's holiday celebration, click here.

Category: community

Thursday, July 2, 2015
CCSD students to take part in Summerlin Parade July 4

Several CCSD schools will take part in the Summerlin Council Patriotic Parade on July 4 at 9 a.m. The parade begins at 9 a.m. and travels along flag-lined streets from Hillpointe and Hills Center, along Village Center Circle and concludes at Trailwood Drive. Palo Verde High School’s marching band and football team will each have entries in the parade, along with the Spring Valley High School marching band. Additionally, students from Palo Verde High School, Centennial High School, Becker Middle School and Rogich Middle School will serve as volunteers in the annual event. For more information, click here or call (702) 341-5500.

Category: students

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Mojave High School geometry teacher Katherine Kelley named Miss Nevada

Mojave High School geometry teacher Katherine Kelley was crowned Miss Nevada on June 27 at the Smith Center. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, Kelley moved to Las Vegas from Kentucky last year. She will compete in the Miss America pageant, scheduled for Sept. 13 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. In the meantime, Kelley said, "I plan to make my service very focused on educational issues in Nevada - particularly improving attendance." (Photo courtesy of L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun).

Category: employees

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Register online for the 2015-16 school year

All new and returning families will register online via Infinite Campus for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Parents of currently enrolled students have received a message with a link for registration in their Infinite Campus Portal account inbox. Parents who need to activate their Infinite Campus Portal account can contact their child’s school for information. Families new to CCSD can begin the registration process from home via register.ccsd.net or visit their child’s zoned school for assistance.  To find your child’s zoned school, visit ccsd.net/schools/zoning or call (702) 799-6430. All CCSD schools will have computers available to assist parents with the online registration process.

Category: general

Thursday, July 2, 2015
City of Las Vegas offers ballet classes in July

Young people ages 12 through 18 can take beginner through intermediate ballet classes at the Charleston Heights Arts Center July 13-25. Registrations are being taken through July 10. Warm-up, traditional, lyrical and contemporary styles of ballet will be taught, along with terminology and technical aspects of body awareness through movement, placement and more. For details, call (702) 229-6383. (Photo courtesy of City of Las Vegas.)

Category: community

Thursday, July 2, 2015
Newspaper spotlights Palo Verde High School student Karim Hussein

Palo Verde High School student and Air Force JROTC cadet Karim Hussein is spotlighted by the Las Vegas Sun for risking his life to save his dad. In March, Hussein and his father were on a California beach when they were swept away by a huge wave. Despite his own injuries from the mishap, Hussein was able to save his father’s life. The teenager’s mom  said, “He’s our hero. The family hero.” (Photo courtesy of L.E. Baskow/Las Vegas Sun).

Category: students

Thursday, July 2, 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