Friday, April 24, 2015
Three CCSD students named 2015 National Merit Scholarship competition winners

Three Clark County School District (CCSD) students were named winners of Corporate-Sponsored Merit Scholarships through the 2015 National Merit Scholarship Competition. Out of more than 1.4 million high school juniors who were entered in the competition after taking the 2013 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT), the following CCSD students were among the first group of 1,000 winners honored for their exceptional academic ability:

  • Eric M. Lujan, Coronado High School - National Merit State Farm Companies Foundation Scholarship winner
  • Sean Berman, Green Valley High School - National Merit Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Scholarship winner
  • West E. Wagner, Silverado High School - National Merit Luxottica Scholarship winner

Click here for the CCSD news release, or here to view a KLAS-TV story on these outstanding students.

Category: students

Friday, April 24, 2015
Calling all (bus driver) heroes!

Interested in becoming a bus driver? The Clark County School District will hold a transportation job fair Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Arville Bus Yard, 4499 S. Arville, Las Vegas. Bus drivers earn $15.20 per hour. For more information, click here or visit www.teach.vegas.

Category: employees

Friday, April 24, 2015
Applications due April 30 for Latino Youth Leadership Conference

All high school juniors and seniors are invited to take part in the 22nd Annual Latino Youth Leadership Conference, set for June 16-21, 2015 at UNLV. The event is free, and participants will stay at the UNLV dorms. Applications are due Apr. 30, 2015. Apply online at www.lylc.info. Questions may be submitted to lylc.nevada@gmail.com.

Category: students

Friday, April 24, 2015
SECTA student DeShawn Williams wins Gates Millennium Scholarship

DeShawn Williams, a senior culinary major at Southeast Career Technical Academy, has been named a winner of the Gates Millennium Scholarship for 2015. He is one of 1,000 winners chosen from more than 57,000 applications. Williams is ranked sixth in his graduating class of 360 with a weighted GPA of 4.659. This outstanding student plans to begin his college career at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma to major in kinesiology, with a focus on pre-med. He then hopes to transfer to either Duke University or Columbia to focus on a career as a physiatrist. Williams has been active on the SECTA campus, playing basketball and volleyball for the Roadrunners, and has been a member of the National Honor Society, the Black Student Union, Skills USA and ProStart.

Category: students

Friday, April 24, 2015
Canyon Springs HS hosts hundreds of student leaders from throughout Nevada

Canyon Springs High School will host the Nevada Association of Student Councils’ state conference through April 25. About 900 high school student leaders from all over the state, including 600 from CCSD, are attending the conference, which began April 23. The event features motivational speakers, workshops, small group experiential leadership training and elections. For more information, click here or call CCSD Student Activities Director Sandy Ginger at (702) 799-8474.

Category: students

Friday, April 24, 2015
Express your views: Take the CCSD survey

The 2015 Clark County School District survey is available online through June 4 at ccsd.net/district/surveys. The 10-minute survey, available in English and Spanish, is completely confidential and part of Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky’s efforts to engage the community on important issues facing children and their families.

Surveys for staff and students are also available.

For parents and guardians who wish to participate, but do not have computer/Internet access, the following locations have computers available for public use:

  • All CCSD schools
  • CCSD Administrative Center, 5100 W. Sahara Ave., Las Vegas
  • CCSD Instructional Design & Professional Learning Division, 3950 S. Pecos-McLeod, Las Vegas
  • CCSD Edward A. Greer Education Center, 2832 E. Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
  • CCSD offices located at:
        5240 Goldfield Street, North Las Vegas (Mojave HS campus)
        2298 Vegas Valley Drive, Las Vegas, (Valley HS campus)
        4760 W. Desert Inn Road, Las Vegas (Cashman MS campus)

As part of the district's efforts to maintain transparency with the community, survey results will be made available to the public this summer.
 

Category: parents

Friday, April 24, 2015
District launches Student Vision video contest

No one knows what is going on in our schools better than those who attend them - our students. In order to help the Clark County School District (CCSD) showcase its key initiatives, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky is asking students to let the district know what these goals mean to them through the Student Vision video contest.

“Our students are the reason we’ve set these goals and the reason we work hard to execute them, so it’s only fitting to know how our students interpret these goals and let them tell the stories of what these goals mean to them,” said Skorkowsky.

The contest, which is open through May 15, is inviting CCSD students to make their own videos that share their own perspectives, ideas, personal achievements and/or school successes around any of the eight different district goals.

The goals include:

  • Literacy
  • Eliminating Achievement Gaps
  • Zoom Schools
  • Graduation
  • Student Safety/Bullying
  • Family/Community
  • Diversity
  • Preparing for the Future

Teachers and administrators can help by making students aware of the contest and directing them to the contest information online at ccsd.net/videocontest. The Web site provides further details on each of the goals to help give students a starting point in their videos. Students are invited to participate as individuals, or in teams. While they can consult with counselors or teachers, it is expected that this work be performed completely by students.

Vegas PBS has generously offered to open up their sound studio, two studio stages (bring your own camera), as well as some backdrops and props to students for this contest on two Saturdays, April 25 and May 2. See the Vegas PBS Workshops page for more information and email videocontest@ccsd.net to reserve a time slot. Spaces are limited; first come, first served.

The winning videos will be used by CCSD and shared in several capacities from social media, presentations or other promotional purposes. The videos must be 90 seconds or less and submitted to videocontest@ccsd.net by Friday, May 15. Additional information can be found on the CCSD Web site at ccsd.net/videocontest. Best of luck to our students!

Category: employees