In case you missed Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky's State of the District address, delivered at Del Sol High School on April 21, here's your chance to watch it. The speech was highlighted in the April 22 special edition of Inside Education.
Cowan Sunset High School will host the annual "Be the Example" conference on Friday, April 26, 2014 from 2:00 to 5:45 p.m. The theme of the conference is “Students today, leaders tomorrow.” For more information, call Carmella Bernstein at (702) 799-6370, ext. 5107.
The fourth annual Las Vegas Science & Technology Festival, offering dozens of free programs, will be held April 25 through May 3, 2014. The festival has become one of the largest annual community educational events, celebrating science and technology unique to this region. The festival is presented by the Las Vegas Natural History Museum and Exhibit IQ, a local company that produces science exhibits for museums. Production support comes from the Clark County School District, College of Southern Nevada, Desert Research Institute, the National Park Service, Red Rock Canyon Interpretive Association and Biodynamics Inc. Visit www.lasvegassciencefestival.com for more information.
Nevada PTA will hold its 73rd annual convention April 24-26, 2014 at the Texas Station Hotel and Casino. The convention will feature workshops on topics including effective advocacy for schools, improving parent leadership skills and creating successful programs. General sessions will feature national and local speakers, as well as discussion about decisions that guide Nevada PTA’s advocacy. Additionally, the convention will recognize the achievements of local PTAs, teachers, administrators and students. For more information, call 702) 258-7885 or visit www.nevadapta.org.
Clark County School District Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky delivered his first State of the District address at Del Sol High School on April 21, 2014. He unveiled the "Pledge of Achievement," a strategic vision for the district, before an audience of educators, students and community leaders. Superintendent Skorkowsky gave a closer look at the district’s growth and student achievement gains, while mapping out a plan for continued improvement.
Pat Skorkowsky is the superintendent of schools and also a master teacher with extensive experience in the Clark County School District. Click here to watch a video that features comments from individuals who have known Mr. Skorkowsky during his 26 years in CCSD.
For the 13th consecutive year, the NAMM Foundation has named the Clark County School District as one of the best communities for music education in America. The award recognizes and celebrates commitment to music education for children. For more information, call Rick McEnaney at (702) 799-8531.
UNLV will host the 6th Annual Family Enrichment Day on Saturday, May 17, 2014 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sponsored in part by CCSD, the event will feature workshops on mathematics, reading and college readiness. Admission is free to CCSD parents, students and families. A sack lunch will be served. No reservations are needed. For details, call (702) 799-1080.
The Western Association for College Admission Counseling (WACAC) will hold its Las Vegas College Fair in the gymnasium at Las Vegas Academy of the Arts (LVA) on Monday, April 28, 2014 from 5-9 p.m. High school students and their parents are invited to meet with representatives from more than 150 colleges and universities. Admission is free. The event also will include workshops, testing information and a counseling assistance booth. For more information, visit www.wacaccollegefair.com or call Joel Diamond at (702) 799-7800, ext. 4304.
April marks the nation’s “Month of the Military Child,” a time to honor youth impacted by deployment. The Cooperative Extension invites all Nevada residents to take part in the second annual "Purple Up! For Military Kids" on Friday, April 25, 2014 as a visible way to show support and thank military children for their strength and sacrifices. Purple is the color that symbolizes all branches of the military, as it is the combination of Army green, Coast Guard blue, Air Force blue, Marine red and Navy blue. Cooperative Extension works with military youth and their families through a variety of programs throughout the year. Pictured are Cooperative Extension employees participating in Purple Up! Day 2013. For more information, call J.R. Mendoza at (702) 257-5579.