Monday, July 27, 2015
Nevada teachers to explore challenges in water, energy and climate at three-day training

Over 100 educators from across Nevada will be attending Desert Research Institute GreenPower’s EnergySmart Education Summer Teacher Training from Tuesday, July 28 through Thursday, July 30, 2015 at the Las Vegas Springs Preserve.

Over three days, educators will discuss the interlinked challenges of water, energy and climate; spend hands-on time with real-world, industry projects tackling these issues; and learn creative ways to bring these important issues into the classroom.

Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with DRI’s new hands-on classrooms activities and curriculum available through DRI Green Boxes, which are available for teachers to check out for free. Each Green Box is aligned with Nevada State, Common Core, and Next Generation Science Standards.

Click here for more information.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Back to School website now online

The Clark County School District's (CCSD) Back to School Web page is now available for parents and students preparing for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. The page provides helpful resources and information relating to the new school year and can be found at www.ccsd.net/backtoschool. The site includes school registration, transportation, food services, safety, immunizations and useful phone numbers.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Important reminders for motorists & pedestrians

The CCSD Police Department reminds motorists that during the summer break, many children are going to and from, and participating in, outdoor activities throughout the day. Police urge motorists to be vigilant in watching for children who might be playing in or near streets. Meantime, the Nevada Department of Public Safety says, “Auto drivers need to watch for pedestrians and yield to them when walkers have the right-of-way in a crosswalk. Pedestrians also need to pay attention to vehicles on the roadway and obey rules for walking on and crossing streets.” For additional information on pedestrian safety, click here to learn about the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) program. The SRTS program is built on five strategies -- education, encouragement, enforcement, engineering and evaluation -- to address challenges and barriers to walking and bicycling.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
North Las Vegas seeks school crossing guards

The City of North Las Vegas is hiring school crossing guards for the 2015-16 school year. The pay is $9 per hour and the hours are typically 6:30 to 9:15 a.m. and 1:30 to 4 p.m. Mondays through Fridays during the school year. For more information, call (702) 633-1017, ext. 6671 or click here.

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Friday, July 10, 2015
View the revised July calendar for Positively Kids

Positively Kids has revised its calendar for July. Click here to view the updated calendar as well as the July schedules for Future Smiles and the Bower School-Based Health Center. Students attending CCSD schools or those in need of immunizations for enrollment in a CCSD school are eligible for services at these centers. For more information, call Vicki Herman at (702) 799-7461.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Vegas PBS examines history of atomic testing in Nevada

Vegas PBS’ production of "The Test" examines the history of atomic testing in Nevada, atomic tourism and the consequences of being in Nevada’s “atomic backyard.” The Test premieres on Vegas PBS on Thursday, July 23 at 8 p.m. with rebroadcasts July 27 and 30 at 10 p.m. Produced by Reginald LaFrance (pictured), the one-hour documentary will air during a week of special programming to mark the 70th anniversary of the detonation of the atomic bomb. Additional new programs from PBS include The Bomb, Uranium: Twisting the Dragon’s Tail and Nuclear Meltdown Disaster on NOVA. For more information, click here or call (702) 799-1010.

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Inside Education returns to Vegas PBS airwaves August 18

Inside Education returns to Vegas PBS (Ch. 10) on Tuesday, Aug. 18, featuring veteran television journalist Mitch Truswell as host. The program is a cooperative effort with the Clark County School District (CCSD) to provide increased transparency and accountability to students, parents and taxpayers. Through storytelling and in-depth one-on-one interviews, Inside Education offers viewers a deeper look at pressing education issues facing CCSD, while also recognizing the accomplishments of staff, students and administrators. Student journalists from several CCSD high schools are also featured on the program. For more information, call Kathy Topp at (702) 489-2777.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Learn about CCSD's Student Services Division

The Clark County School District's Student Services Division offers a broad spectrum of support to meet the individualized needs of students that allow them to successfully develop to their fullest potential. To learn more, watch this video.

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Monday, July 6, 2015
Summer resources for parents & students available online

CCSD has compiled a list of activities to help keep students busy and learning during the summer break. Parents and students can visit ccsd.net/summer for information on summer classes, resources to continue learning, food service programs, Safekey partners and local hiking trails. "Summer is a time we need to keep our students engaged in learning," said CCSD Family and Community Engagement Services Director Cheryl Davis. "These resources will help families in finding activities for students that are both educational and fun." For more information, click here.

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