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Tech Tools for Administrators Training to be Offered June 7 & 8

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CUE-NV and CCSD’s PDE Department will host a free training, “Tech Tools for Administrators,” on June 7 at Bob Miller Middle School and June 8 at Molasky Middle School. Both events will begin at 7:15 a.m. and last until 12:30 p.m. Attendees may choose one of the trainings or attend both days. To register, go to Pathlore and search “techtools.” For more information, send an email to 21stcenturylearning@cue-nv.org.

Sun Stanout Awards Honor High School Athletic Achievement

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Clark County’s finest high school athletes, coaches and support staff members were recognized during the Las Vegas Sun’s Third Annual Standout Awards, held at the South Point on May 23. Among those honored was longtime Chaparral High School football coach Paul Nihipali (pictured), who received the Hank Greenspun Lifetime Achievement Award. Nihipali, who has retired, said, “I heard (the saying) somewhere — ‘If you don’t like the kids, get out.’ Very simple, and that hit me real hard — obviously it’s not for the money but when you see (a student-athlete) excel.” (Photo courtesy of Las Vegas Sun.)

Arts Schools Network Names LVA an Exemplary School

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Las Vegas Academy of the Arts is one of just 17 schools nationwide to be recognized this year as an Exemplary School by the Arts Schools Network(ASN). LVA was recognized for meeting ASN’s Principles of Exemplary Practice in strategically evaluating its purpose, operations and educational programs. LVA will be honored at the 2018 ASN Annual Conference in Orange County, Calif., Oct. 23-26, 2018.

New Educators of the Year Honored as Part of Teacher Appreciation Week

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The Clark County School District is honoring its more than 18,000 dedicated educators through a variety of activities during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11. Teachers change the lives of children on a daily basis, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to honor those who lend their skills and passion to educating the children of Southern Nevada.

On May 7, Hancock Elementary School teachers and educators from nine other CCSD schools were surprised with treats from Freed’s Bakery Las Vegas. Cast members from the hit TV show “Vegas Cakes” personally delivered the pastries to educators in their classrooms.

On May 8, members of the CCSD Board of School Trustees joined with Human Resources Department representatives to honor seven New Educators of the Year.

On May 9, Dunkin’ Donuts, Lyft and WGU Nevada gave away free donuts to CCSD teachers, and made a special delivery to Josh Stevens Elementary School. Additionally, players from the Raiders visited Gene Ward Elementary School to honor teachers, and provided them with lunch in recognition of their hard work and dedication to students. The players also interacted with third-grade students in the Kids Construction Zone shovel drawing contest to view their Raiders-themed artwork.

Cowabunga Bay owner Shane Huish partnered with the CCSD School-Community Partnership Program and visited six CCSD schools on May 10, presenting outstanding teachers with season passes for the selected educators and their families.

On the final day of Teacher Appreciation Week, Wahoo’s Tacos and More delivered burritos and churro chips, as well as chips and salsa to teachers at three schools to show their appreciation for CCSD’s dedicated educators.

Share your Teacher Appreciation Week events and activities via social media by using #TeacherAppreciationWeek.

Lawrence JHS Students, Family Members and Staff Raise Funds for Cancer Train

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Lawrence Junior High held its annual “Dodgeball For Cancer” event on May 3, raising more than $1,200 for Cancer Train of Las Vegas. More than 370 students took part in the event, which attracted 200 spectators. The event also featured NFL player Frank Summers, who has played for the Steelers, the Chargers and the Bills. For more information, call Krystal Howell at (702) 799-2540.

Teacher Appreciation Week 2018

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The Clark County School District will honor its more than 18,000 dedicated educators through a variety of activities during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 7-11. Teachers change the lives of children on a daily basis, and their impact extends far beyond the classroom. Teacher Appreciation Week is an opportunity to honor those who lend their skills and passion to educating the children of Southern Nevada.

On May 7, Hancock Elementary School teachers and educators from nine other CCSD schools were surprised with sweet treats from Freed’s Bakery Las Vegas. Cast members from the hit TV show “Vegas Cakes” personally delivered the pastries to educators in their classrooms.

Share your Teacher Appreciation Week events and activities via social media by using #TeacherAppreciationWeek.

Spring Valley High School to Take Part in STEM Research Project Led by Pepperdine University

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A research project including the participation of students at Spring Valley High School and led by Professor Eric Hamilton of Pepperdine University will be featured in the 2018 STEM for All Video Showcase funded by the National Science Foundation. The event will be held online May 14-21 at http://stemforall2018.videohall.com. The presentation, entitled the “International Community for Collaborative Content Creation (IC4) Project,” looks at the intersection of learning, collaboration and culture when students work together globally on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Participants currently hail from the United States, Kenya, India, Namibia and Finland. The IC4 project site at Spring Valley High School is led by Israel Ramirez. The project is funded by the US National Science Foundation. For more information, contact Project Manager Danielle Espino at danielle.espino@pepperdine.edu.

CCSD Celebrates Top Awards from Magnet School of America

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) continues to build upon the success of its Magnet Schools after being selected for two prestigious national awards from Magnet Schools of America (MSA) during its annual conference.

At the conference, MSA announced it had selected East Career and Technical Academy for its highest award as the recipient of the Dr. Ronald P. Simpson Distinguished Merit Award as its Magnet School of the Year. In addition, the MSA announced that Gordon M. McCaw STEAM Academy, an elementary school in Henderson, was selected as the recipient of the top award for a New and Emerging Magnet School Merit Award of Excellence.