Friday, May 1, 2015
Kindergarten online registration open for 2015-16

As of April 15, registration for incoming Clark County School District (CCSD) kindergarten students for the 2015-16 school year is being completed via the online campus parent portal, Infinite Campus. Registration access for students in grades one through 12 became available as of May 1.

Once registration is available, parents or guardians who already have an Infinite Campus account will receive a message through the portal with a link connecting them to the 2015-16 registration page. Parents can access Infinite Campus online. Additionally, schools will have computers available for parents to use.

Families new to CCSD can begin their registration process via register.ccsd.net. To find out what school a student is zoned for, parents can visit ccsd.net/schools/zoning or call (702) 799-6430. For details regarding registration requirements, parents can visit register.ccsd.net or contact their child's school. For additional information, click here.

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Friday, May 1, 2015
Student Vision Video Contest Workshop Saturday

On Saturday, May 2, Vegas PBS will offer students the opportunity to access two stages, props and a sound studio, with help from staff, to support entries for the Student Vision Video Contest. Students can reserve time spots at the workshop by emailing videocontest@ccsd.net.  The current schedule is available on the "Student Workshops" link at ccsd.net/videocontest.

The contest gives students a chance to illustrate what CCSD’s key initiatives mean to them. Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky said, “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.”

Open through May 15, the contest invites 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 at ccsd.net/videocontest. The website 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.

The winning videos will be used by CCSD and shared in several capacities including social media, presentations and promotional purposes. The videos must be 90 seconds or less and submitted to videocontest@ccsd.net by Friday, May 15.

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Thursday, April 30, 2015
Ditch school, ditch your license

School attendance is now taken into consideration for students under 18 who wish to apply for a learner's permit or driver's license. Per Senate Bill 269, students who do not meet the 90% attendance standard in the current semester will be unable to apply until the next semester, provided they have met the 90% standard during that semester. Learn more about SB 269 at ccsd.net/driverslicense.

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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Watch School Matters online to learn about the Parent Survey and Franchise Schools

The Parent Survey and Franchise Schools were the main topics of the April 23, 2015 edition of School Matters. The half-hour show, which aired on Vegas PBS, featured a panel consisting of Trustee Chris Garvey, Trustee Erin E. Cranor, Accountability and Research Director Nathan Trenholm and John Haynal, principal of Roundy and Vegas Verdes Elementary Schools. Local broadcast personality Nate Tannenbaum served as host. Click here to watch the program in its entirety.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2015
CCSD accepting applications 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.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Vegas PBS hosts Spring Fling

Vegas PBS, in conjunction with CCSD Low Incidence Disabilities, hosted the CCSD Annual Spring Fling on April 21, recognizing academic achievements of deaf and hard of hearing students. More than 100 students, teachers and parents attended the event which included lunch, student presentations and prizes. For more information, call Lee Solonche at (702) 799-1010.

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Friday, April 17, 2015
CCSD to participate in United Way campaign

The 2015 United Way campaign kicks off April 20, 2015. The United Way of Southern Nevada (UWSN) works closely with the Clark County School District in the areas of health, education, and financial stability. The UWSN presently has 10 programs in place at 27 schools throughout southern Nevada. For more information, call Holly LaMontagne at (702) 892-2368.

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