Thursday, May 21, 2015
Star Graduate: Tyler Myers of NWCTA

Note: CCSD is celebrating upcoming graduations by highlighting "Star Graduates."

Tyler Myers of Northwest Career & Technical Academy (NWCTA) is a student in the Biotechnology Program, and is set to graduate with an Advanced Diploma. Tyler was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) when he was two years old. DMD is a degenerative genetic disease that progressively affects all voluntary muscles as well as the heart and breathing muscles. Due to the loss of mobility, he uses a power wheelchair full-time. Tyler has endured several major surgeries over the years, yet has always remained focused and diligent with his school work. Tyler plans to attend the College of Southern Nevada in the fall where he will continue to study his love of science and pursue a career in this field. Congratulations to Star Graduate Tyler Myers of NWCTA!

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

Category: students

Thursday, May 21, 2015
NWCTA student Matt Page shines in Bridge Design contest

Northwest Career & Technical Academy (NWCTA) student Matt Page competed in the national Engineering Encounters contest, using software to complete an efficient bridge design. He ranked 18th out of 72 students and qualified for the semi-final round of the Bridge Design contest. For more information, click here or call David Philippi at (702) 799-4640, ext. 4305.

Category: students

Thursday, May 21, 2015
One outstanding student will receive a new Chevy Spark

Findlay Automotive Group has joined with CCSD for the ninth annual Drive for Excellence, in which an outstanding student will be presented with a 2014 Chevrolet Spark to be donated by Findlay Chevrolet. Students must have a 3.7 GPA and no unexcused absences in order to qualify for the Drive for Excellence program. Pictured is the 2014 Drive for Excellence winner, Jayne DeLeon from Silverado High School. For more information, call the School-Community Partnership program at (702) 799-6560.

Category: students

Thursday, May 21, 2015
Vegas PBS Ready to Learn to offer reading workshops this summer

Vegas PBS Ready To Learn offers family engagement workshops in schools and other locations throughout the community. The curriculum is also implemented in after-school and summer programs across Southern Nevada. This summer, free Martha Speaks Reading Buddies workshops will be offered at libraries across the Las Vegas Valley. All families in attendance will receive a new book. For a complete schedule, visit VegasPBS.org/RTL.

Category: departments

Thursday, May 21, 2015
CCSD students invited to "Bike Henderson"

Attention young bicyclists: teenagers (15+) who bicycle at least 250 miles and children ages five through 14 who ride 50 miles over three months can receive a “Bike Henderson” t-shirt. To register, visit any City of Henderson recreation center or click here. Use activity code 643084-58 to register for April-June.

Category: students

Thursday, May 21, 2015
CCSD accepting applications through June 1 to name 17 buildings

Nominations to name 17 non-instructional facilities within the Clark County School District will be accepted through June 1. These buildings will be named for outstanding individuals who have made an exceptional contribution in the advancement of education in Clark County which can include former CCSD employees, as well as notable citizens from our community. It is one of the highest honors for an individual to be a namesake.

Call for Nominations
Application

All applications and supporting materials will be posted on the Clark County School District’s website and become public record. The School Name Committee will meet in June 2015 to recommend names to be forwarded to the Board of School Trustees for final approval.

For more information, visit ccsd.net/trustees/school-name-committee.

Category: general

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Star Graduate: Yesenia Ortega-Marchan of Global Community High School

Yesenia Ortega-Marchan came to the United States in September 2010. She was a 17-year-old ELL student entering the ninth grade. Yesenia took various ELL classes to assist her in learning English, while concurrently taking the classes needed to fulfill the 22.5 credits for graduation. Yesenia still had to be able to pass the proficiency exams in order to receive her diploma. She maintained a 3.0 or higher for most of her high school years. In 2014, her senior year, Yesenia passed three of her four proficiency exams. Yesenia obtained tutoring and attended three years of summer school. She decided to come back to Global Community High School as a fifth-year senior to achieve her dream of receiving her high school diploma.

In March of 2015, Yesenia passed her last proficiency exam, and has now met all requirements to receive her advanced high school diploma. As a Millennium scholar, she is on her way to college.

Congratulations to Star Graduate Yesenia Ortega-Marchan of Global Community High School!

Category: students

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Canyon Springs High School students to take part in mock trial in District Court

Canyon Springs High School  students in the law magnet program will appear before District Court Judge Jerry Wiese in a mock trial on one of three days: May 20, 21 and 22 from 7:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. Judge Wiese will apply the law and use standard courtroom protocol when he hears the students’ cases in the Desert Springs on-campus courtroom located at 350 E. Alexander Road, North Las Vegas. Students from the legal studies program will serve as attorneys, witnesses and jurors in cases that convey the principles of the law. “I had the pleasure of assisting with the Canyon Springs mock trial program for several years.” said Judge Wiese. “The goal is to help prepare these promising young students for future careers in the practice of law and for other careers.” For more information about the Nevada Eighth Judicial District Court, visit www.clarkcountycourts.us or call Mary Ann Price at (702) 671-4534.

Category: students