School-based health center calendars, as well as the Future Smiles and Eye Care 4 Kids schedules, are now available for Nov. 2014. Click here to view these items.
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.
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.
Community members are invited to get an update on how Las Vegas Downtown Achieves (LVDA) is helping transform the lives of students in downtown schools during a symposium on Monday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Western High School. The event will include presentations by CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Joseph Morgan, PhD for the UNLV Department of Education and Clinical Studies. LVDA seeks to create systems that can be replicated throughout Nevada to ensure academic success for students, resulting in improved learning, improved test scores, increased attendance, more parent participation and additional support and resources to better serve students. For more information, click here or call (702) 229-6582.
The Clark County School District (CCSD) will host a series of public input meetings throughout November to involve parents, employees and members of the community in a conversation about the district’s sex education curriculum. "The district is looking forward to taking this next step in the right direction," said CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky. "We want the community to know that we are listening and that we are committed to collaborating with them to determine what should be taught in our schools. It is important to us that we have a sex education curriculum that meets our students' needs while respecting the values of our community." Click here for more information, including the dates and locations of the public input meetings.
Mark your calendars for American Education Week, scheduled for Nov. 17-21, 2014. The weeklong celebration presents opportunities to celebrate public education and honor the teachers who make a difference in the lives of children in classrooms across America. The first observance of American Education Week took place in Dec. 1921.
The next School Matters will air Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS, Ch. 10. Hosted by Nate Tannenbaum, the show will feature a panel to include Trustee Patrice Tew, Trustee Chris Garvey, Chief Student Achievement Officer Dr. Mike Barton and Executive Director of Technology Information Systems Dan Wray. The half-hour program will focus on Infinite Campus and updated graduation requirements.
There will be no school and CCSD offices will be closed on Friday, Oct. 31 in observance of Nevada Day. There will be no school for students Nov. 3 and 4 due to staff development days. There will also be no school for students Nov. 10 and 11 in observance of Veterans Day.