Wednesday, July 23, 2014
July 31 is deadline to apply for State Board of Education Review Team

The Nevada Department of Education is accepting applications from members of the general public who are interested in being considered for appointment to a team that will review the state’s educator preparation programs. The review team will be appointed by the Nevada State Board of Education at its next meeting on Aug. 14. The review team must include:

  • One representative from a public educational institution in Nevada which offers a course of study and training for the education of teachers or other educational personnel;
  • One representative from a private educational institution in Nevada which offers a course of study and training for the education of teachers or other educational personnel
  • At least one licensed teacher
  • At least one representative of a local school district
  • One member of the Board
  • And ... one member of the general public

To apply, submit a letter of interest to ablackwell@doe.nv.gov by July 31, 2014. The letter should include a description of the professional position, experience and areas of expertise of the person interested in appointment. For more information, call (702) 668-4320.

Category: general

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
"Pill Take Back Day" slated for Saturday, July 26

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Police Department, in conjunction with the Care Coalition comprised of local law enforcement agencies and business partners, will sponsor a “Pill Take Back Day” event on Saturday, July 26, from 7-11 a.m. This community event will take place at Sierra Vista High School, located at 8100 W. Robindale Road, Las Vegas. Additionally, document shredding and recycling will take place. However, the primary focus is to collect expired and/or unused prescriptions so they can be disposed of in a safe manner.

Category: community

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Teens invited to Xtreme Game Night Aug. 2

The City of Las Vegas invites area teens ages 13-18 to the third annual Xtreme Game Night Saturday, Aug. 2, at Cimarron Rose Community Center, located at 5591 N. Cimarron Road. From 6 to 9 p.m., youth will enjoy laser tag, dodge ball, DJ music and much more including refreshments. Admission and activities are free. Additionally, participants will be able to sign up for teen councils available throughout Las Vegas.

Category: students

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Students urged to read during summer break

Studies show that children who don’t read during the summer months can fall behind their peers when school resumes in the fall. According to the Las Vegas Sun, CCSD is addressing the problem by providing a recommended summer reading list for students.

Category: students

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Arbor View High School student Colton Morano wins national photography contest

Arbor View High School student Colton Morano won the gold medal in the 2014 National SkillsUSA photography competition, held in late June. Morano, a junior at Arbor View High School, is the first photography student in Nevada to achieve this honor. He won the gold medal at the state level competition in 2013 and 2014, and won the silver medal at the national level in 2013 as a sophomore. In the recent three-day national competition in Kansas City, contestants demonstrated their ability to use digital SLR's, Adobe Photoshop and professional studio lighting. Students performed on-site photography, portrait studio lighting and posing, process and print digital photos. Morano dominated the competition, scoring 40 points higher than any other contestant. For more information, call Arbor View High School photography teacher Dana Ziegler at (702) 799-6660, ext. 3610.

Category: students

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
CCSD families invited to Aug. 7 safety fair

The City of Las Vegas will present a Safety Fair and End-of-Summer Pool Party on Thursday, Aug. 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bill & Lillie Heinrich YMCA, 4141 Meadows Lane. Admission is free. For more information, call (702) 229-6405.

Category: community

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Kudos to Guy ES student Milan Frederick

Guy Elementary School student Milan Frederick may need a very big shelf to hold all the awards she recently received. According to the Henderson View, she received the President's Award for Educational Excellence, an Outstanding Academic Achievement award, the Principal's Award, an Academics and Citizenship award, a Certificate in Art, a Kindness Award and an "A" Honor Roll Certificate. 

Category: students

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
School Board honors Alexander Dawson Foundation

At its July 17, 2014 regular meeting, the Board of School Trustees recognized the Alexander Dawson Foundation for the summer enrichment programs offered to CCSD students. The Dawson College Bound program is a long term initiative that provides academic enrichment and mentorship to high-achieving, diverse Southern Nevada youth, with a goal of bridging their paths from middle school to high schools and colleges. Pictured, from left to right, are Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky, Trustee Dr. Linda E. Young, Trustee Chris Garvey, Trustee Patrice Tew, Dawson Foundation Board of Directors members Oz Gutsche, Kimberley Johnston, Farrow Smith and John O’Brien, Dawson College Bound Director Dr. Camille McCue, Dawson College Bound Coordinator Cathi Muckle, Trustee Carolyn Edwards, Trustee Deanna Wright and Trustee Stavan Corbett. For more information, call Judy Myers of the School-Community Partnership Program at (702) 799-6560.

Category: trustees