According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “Barrick Gold Corporation will partner with the Clark County School District to develop new technology and curriculum at 26 middle school campuses.” The mining company provided an initial grant of $20,060 to be used for online simulations and teacher development.
Vegas PBS is inviting community members to become an American Graduate Champion, committing their time, skills and resources to ensure that young people succeed. This is a golden opportunity to play an active role in improving the educational outcomes for students. For more information, click here or call Charles Sinicki at (702) 799-1010, ext. 5364.
School is still in session, but it's not too early to mark your calendars for this year’s Back to School Fairs, scheduled for Aug. 8 at Meadows Mall, Aug. 15 and Boulevard Mall and Aug. 22 at Galleria Mall. Call the respective venue for more information.
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
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.
The Clark County School District will apply for 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grants, which, if awarded, will provide academic and enrichment opportunities to students during out-of-school times. At-risk schools are encouraged to submit an application, as are organizations throughout the community. Planning meetings will be held to design the programs, and student, parent and community input is encouraged. The public may contact the 21st CCLC office for specific meeting dates. Applications must be submitted to the funding agency by June 1, 2015. For more information, click here or call (702) 799-0103, ext. 5021.
The May 2015 calendars are available for the Nevada Health Center at C.P. Squires, the School Based Health Center at Basic High School, Eye Care 4 Kids, Future Smiles and Positively Kids. Click here to view the schedules.
According to KVVU-TV, “Metro police are working with the Clark County School District to bridge the gap between youth and law enforcement.” KVVU said, “The Play by the Rules program educates students about state law with the aim of reducing the juvenile delinquency rate. Community leaders believe holding kids accountable to the law without first teaching them about it leads the system to fail them.”
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.
It is time to register! All new and returning families will register online via Infinite Campus for the upcoming 2015-16 school year. Parents of currently enrolled students have received a message with a link for registration in their Infinite Campus Portal account inbox. Parents who need to activate their Infinite Campus Portal account can contact their child’s school for information. Families new to CCSD can begin the registration process from home via register.ccsd.net or visit their child’s zoned school for assistance. To find your child’s zoned school, visit ccsd.net/schools/zoning or call (702) 799-6430. All CCSD schools will have computers available to assist parents with the online registration process.
There was no shortage of smiles and excitement at Victoria Fertitta Middle School on May 4 as Station Casinos announced a special donation for all 18,000-plus Clark County School District (CCSD) teachers, to honor their hard work and commitment to students. Every CCSD educator received a voucher for a free buffet meal. The Fertitta Middle School Jazz Band and Advanced Dance Team performed during the celebration. Among those in attendance were Trustees Kevin L. Child and Carolyn Edwards, school namesake Victoria Fertitta, CCSD Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky and Station Casinos Corporate Communications Vice-President Lori Nelson.