Thursday, October 30, 2014
Monaco Middle School to receive $20,000 grant for mobile app project

Mario C. and JoAnne Monaco Middle School is one of only four schools in the United States that will receive a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation Mobile Learning Partnership project. The other schools receiving the grant are located in New York City, Louisville and Rock Hill, S.C. The goal of the project is to connect middle school teachers and their students directly with app developers to assist in testing and refining mobile apps that can increase student performance while shifting both the way teachers teach and the tools they use to interact with their students. The educators will work directly with the Innovate+Educate MLP team and mobile app developers to advance the quality and effectiveness of the chosen apps to deliver high quality learning for STEM success.

Category: schools

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Walmart makes donation to Laughlin Jr./Sr. HS DECA organization

The Walmart Foundation and Facility # 4915 has selected the Laughlin Jr./Sr. High School DECA organization to receive a $500 grant through the Local Facility Giving Program. According to DECA Advisor Joseph Gromek, the funds will be used for curriculum and travel. For more information, call (702) 298-1996.

Category: schools

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Iverson ES holds pumpkin book character decorating contest

Iverson Elementary School Librarian Emily Holm coordinated a pumpkin book character decorating contest aimed at promoting literacy. All the school’s teachers received a pumpkin and asked to decorate it, with their students, into their favorite book character. The parents and other family members were asked to vote for their favorite pumpkin. As of Oct. 30, the contest generated 20,000 votes. To view the artwork, visit http://iversonspecials.weebly.com/mrs-holm.html. For more information, call Carol Crammer at (702) 799-7260.

Category: schools

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Laughlin High School student named Youth Citizen of the Year

Michael Cordero, a junior at Laughlin High School, was named Youth Citizen of the Year during the Laughlin Chamber of Commerce Community Achievement Awards banquet on Oct. 25. In being selected for this honor, Cordero will receive a $1,000 scholarship.

Category: students

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Martin MS students raise funds for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Roy Martin Middle School students recently participated in the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital/Cancer Center Math-A-Thon, raising $1,379 for this cause. The event was coordinated by mathematics teacher Tino Mora and Student Council Advisor/IB Coordinator Jennifer Cain. Mora is the father of a child who is a survivor of childhood cancer because of the treatment received at St. Jude in Memphis, TN. For more information, call Principal Mary Hafner at (702) 799-7922.

 

Category: students

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Calling all junior naturalists

The City of Henderson presents Junior Naturalist Day on Saturday, Nov. 29 from 8-10 a.m. at the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, 350 E. Galleria Drive. Junior naturalists go out into the field with an expert to collect data on weather conditions, plants, animals and birds. The event is open to children ages six through 12, and participation is free. To register, visit www.cityofhenderson.com/parks and click on activity code 664010.

Category: students

Thursday, October 30, 2014
KCLV story focuses on CCSD's IB program

CCSD’s  International Baccalaureate program is spotlighted in a "City Beat" story on KCLV, the official television station of the City of Las Vegas. Among those featured in the story is Gia Moore (pictured), director of CCSD's Magnet/CTA Department.

Category: general

Thursday, October 30, 2014
Confucius Institute program in the spotlight

James Yoder, coordinator of the CCSD Instructional Design and Professional Learning Division, provided a presentation of the Confucius Institute Program at the Oct. 9, 2014 School Board meeting. CCSD is one of just five K-12 school systems in the world to be a part of the Confucius Institute (CI) program. The program is run by Hanban, a non-profit public institution affiliated with the Ministry of Education of the People's Republic of China. Hanban's mission is to promote Chinese language and culture, support Chinese teaching internationally, and facilitate cultural exchanges. As a part of this program, CCSD has received funding that has enabled the district to expand the Chinese program to a total of nine schools, purchase teaching materials and equipment, and pay for students to attend special cultural performances and celebrations.

Category: general