Did you know that East Career and Technical Academy was named Magnet School of the Year by the Magnet Schools of America? The school was recognized for its extraordinary commitment to diversity, academic excellence and curriculum innovation. This is one more example of CCSD’s excellence in terms of its Magnet School program. For more information, visit magnet.ccsd.net.
Star Graduate Sarah Gu of Sierra Vista High School was ranked #1 out of 634 seniors at her school. She took 14 honors classes and 17 AP classes, starting in her sophomore year.
Sarah was president of National Honor Society for two consecutive years. She also served as a member of organizations including the Key Club, the Coupon Club and Mu Alpha Theta, while also attending Chinese School every Saturday.
Sarah is kind to others, a natural leader and a devoted friend. While her focus was on academics, she still found time to volunteer in the community, tutoring students after school.
Sarah has struggled with back pain due to scoliosis, which has, at times, been a distraction to her during her teenage years. Due to her diligent study habits and drive, Sarah has overcome any and all obstacles thrown her way.
Sarah plans to attend UNR in the fall and eventually become an OB-GYN.
Congratulations to Star Graduate Sarah Gu of Sierra Vista High School!
Strong, determined and dedicated are words that describe Star Graduate Ivan Soro of West Career and Technical Academy. Ivan has come a long way to reach his health and fitness aspirations.
As a freshman, Ivan was a shy, quiet young man, but he found his place in the Sports Medicine Program. Ivan discovered his passion for health and fitness while enrolled in this program, which he said “continually supported him like a family.”
Ivan was also involved with WCTA Crossfit and HOSA throughout his high school career. This helped develop his self-confidence, while promoting strong relationships with people who share his values. These relationships led him to his dream job at Project Fitness as a head coach.
Ivan plans to attend UNLV in the fall, to study kinesiology and advance his career goals.
Congratulations to Star Graduate Ivan Soro of West CTA!
Star Graduate Alexander Skrypka of Silverado High School has a philosophy of, “Don’t ever give up, and ask for help if you need it and you’ll pass through all your obstacles.” This outlook has helped Alexander overcome physical and academic disabilities.
At five years old he was diagnosed with a medical condition that resulted in his left side being weaker than his right. However, this did not stop him from participating in basketball, swimming, cross country and track at Silverado High School. His love for sports as well as his love for singing in choir helped give him the outlets he needed to be successful in high school.
Outside of school, Alexander also took the time to volunteer at the Discovery Children’s Museum, assisting young children.
Alexander believes in leading by example. He is a tremendous role model to his younger sister and an inspiration to everyone he knows.
His goal is to learn computer science programming at UNLV, have a stable job and raise a family.
Congratulations to Star Graduate Alexander Skrypka of Silverado High School!
As reported by Nevada Business, “Nevada Women’s Philanthropy (NWP) elected to grant $465,000 to Future Smiles to create the NWP Dental Wellness Center at the Elaine P. Wynn Elementary School.” The grant will allow for an expansion of comprehensive dental treatment to CCSD students. For more information, call Anne Kellogg at 595-4985.
The Western High School Class of 1988 will hold its 30-year reunion on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at the Suncoast Hotel & Casino. There will also be a family event on Sunday, October 21. To register, click here. For more information, call Adam Mayberry at (775) 232-4636. To view a list of other upcoming CCSD high school reunions, visit http://ccsd.net/students/school-reunion-information. If you would like an upcoming reunion publicized on CCSD.net, send the information — including a contact name & phone number — to SheehD@nv.ccsd.net.
The Las Vegas City Council has approved a new program that will allow those issued non-public safety parking tickets by the city’s Parking Services Division to pay their fine by donating school supplies. The School Supplies for Tickets program allows those issued tickets between June 10 and July 10 to make a donation instead of paying a fine. City of Las Vegas Parking Enforcement will collect the donations and will present the supplies to Project 150 on Aug. 13. Project 150 is a local 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization that focuses on homeless and other vulnerable high-school students. The donations will benefit high school students ages 13 to 17 and will be distributed in time for the 2018-19 school year.
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 email@example.com.
Star Graduate Justin Lewis of Sandy Valley High School is a determined, self-reliant individual who has a goal of becoming a mechanic.
Justin entered his sophomore year of high school at Sandy Valley with challenges that would have deterred other students. He partnered with community members and staff to remain in school to earn necessary credits for graduation.
His perseverance and hard work are an inspiration to everyone who knows him.
Congratulations to Star Graduate Justin Lewis of Sandy Valley High School!
Green Valley High School Star Graduate Isabel Madrid was enrolled in honors classes and earned a 3.9 GPA. One of her teachers said, “Isabel is a great part of class. She’s intelligent and inquisitive, she asks good questions and shows a genuine interest in what we do in class.”
Beyond her academic achievements, Isabel was a member of Student Council and served as senior class president.
While at GVHS, she competed on the women’s soccer team, women’s flag football team and the women’s track and field team, earning a total of 11 varsity letters. One of her coaches described her as “extremely competitive, dedicated to the program and an excellent athlete.”
Isabel has accepted a soccer scholarship at Cal State Monterey Bay, where she will study environmental science.
Congratulations to Star Graduate Isabel Madrid of Green Valley High School!