CCSD schools and offices will be closed Monday, May 27, 2013 in observance of Memorial Day. On May 29, Basic High School will hold its Senior Awards Night. For more information on these and other CCSD-related items, check out “The Week Ahead" for May 25-31.
During the June 6, 2013 broadcast of Inside Education, Clark High School teacher Ashley Nebe talks about being honored during Teacher Appreciation Week. Additionally, Cheryl Dykes of the Library District offers summer learning ideas for CCSD students. Inside Education, produced by Heather Caputo and directed by Gary Williams, airs every Tuesday night on Vegas PBS, Ch. 10.
The last day of classes for CCSD students will be Wednesday, June 5, 2013. While special schools hold their graduation ceremonies before the end of school, the regular schedule starts June 6 and ends June 13. For the full schedule of graduations, visit http://ccsd.net/students/graduation-schedule.
Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky issued the following statement regarding legislative action taken May 24, 2013: "The Clark County School District appreciates the work of the Senate Finance Committee, led by Senator Debbie Smith, and the Assembly Ways and Means Committee, led by Assemblywoman Maggie Carlton. Today the committees enhanced the Distributive School Account funding by $87 per student for all students in Nevada. In Clark County, that increase ensures the tentative budget, which was approved on May 15, will remain intact."
In-depth stories about newly appointed Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and the Clark County School District’s $2.1 billion budget are featured in the May 2013 edition of Insider.
During a meeting on May 21, 2013, the Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees selected Pat Skorkowsky as superintendent of schools. This followed an extensive outreach campaign to garner public input regarding the direction of the district and the process for selecting a new superintendent to lead the nation's fifth largest school district. Over a one month period, the District held a dozen town hall meetings that drew a total attendance of 620 residents. Additionally, the district conducted a survey that resulted in 1,348 responses from a diverse cross-section of the community.
CCSD invites students, parents and staff to take the online districtwide surveys. The student survey is available at http://ccsd.net/district/surveys/student. The parent survey can be found at http://ccsd.net/district/surveys/parent. Staff can take their survey at http://ccsd.net/district/surveys/staff.
More than 250 CCSD mariachi and ballet folkórico students will perform at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Friday, May 24, 2013 from 7:30 - 10 p.m. For more information, call the Las Vegas Latin Chamber of Commerce at 385-7367. Read about this and other CCSD-related events in The Week Ahead.
The Public Education Foundation will award over 440 college scholarships - totaling $925,000 - to more than 330 students at the 14th Annual Scholarship Recognition Luncheon on Thursday, May 23, 2013 from 10 to 1:30 p.m. in the Venetian’s Palazzo Ballroom. The scholarships, provided by a cross-section of community leaders, businesses, organizations, individuals and families, can range from $500 to $60,000 each based on a variety of criteria such as academic achievement, planned area of study and/or financial need. The luncheon will also feature performer Clint Holmes, who will speak to the scholarship recipients about the importance of education.
Dr. Staci Vesneske, CCSD's chief of human resources, talks about the hiring of teachers for 2013-2014 during the next Inside Education, airing Tuesday, May 21, 2013 @ 7:30 p.m. on Vegas PBS, Ch. 10. The half-hour show also will feature a conversation with teachers Theodore Small and Kathleen Galland-Collins regarding the new teacher evaluation system. Inside Education is the only weekly half-hour TV program devoted to CCSD and related topics.