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‘Be an Upstander’: CCSD Kicks Off Week of Respect

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Clark County School District (CCSD) stands strong against bullying and cyberbullying – and reaffirms its yearlong commitment to enhancing a safe and respectful learning environment during the Week of Respect. This year the Week of Respect is Sept. 30 through Oct. 4, and CCSD’s theme is “Be an Upstander.”

“The Week of Respect’s activities are designed to inspire CCSD students, employees and the entire community as they work together toward a common goal – which includes respect, inclusion, and good citizenship,” says Brandon Moeller, Director of CCSD’s Equity and Diversity Education Department.

Each day of the week has the following themes:

  • Monday, Sept. 30 – Celebrate Diversity Day
  • Tuesday, Oct. 1 – Respect Diversity Day
  • Wednesday, Oct. 2 – Respect Each Other Day
  • Thursday, Oct. 3 – Respect Your School Day
  • Friday, Oct. 4 – “Get Your Blue On” Day

During the week, myriad activities will be planned each day at CCSD schools, including respect-oriented morning announcements, essays/poems that honor diversity, “meet a new friend” events, creation of artwork that celebrates respect, and much more.

Week of Respect culminates Friday with the “Get Your Blue On” campaign. CCSD encourages everyone to wear blue and share photos on social media using the hashtag #CCSDGetYourBlueOn. Tag @ClarkCountySch and @EDE4CCSD in your tweets.

 

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CCSD Mariachi Students Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

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CCSD and the Las Vegas Clark County Library District celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with talented middle and high school mariachi musicians. Students will perform at Viva el Mariachi Concert on Friday, Oct. 4 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the Clark County Library, 1401 E. Flamingo Rd., Las Vegas.

Band scheduled to perform:

-Las Vegas High School Mariachi Joya

-K.O. Knudson Academy of Creative Arts & Technology Mariachi Los Pumas

-Monaco Middle School Mariachi Los Gavilanes

With special guests, Sunrise Mountain High School Ballet Folklorico Alborada

This event is free and open to the public. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, call 702.507.3459.

CCSD Provides Families with Information and Resources at Cox Back to School Fairs

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) will assist students and families as they prepare for the 2019-20 school year during the 12th Annual Cox Back to School Fairs, being held at local shopping malls during July and August.

  • July 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    The Boulevard, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
  • August 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
  • August 10, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Downtown Summerlin, 2025 Festival Plaza Drive

 

There will be over 50 booths at the fairs; various booths will be staffed by CCSD personnel, while the others will represent community agencies, nonprofit organizations and businesses. School-required immunizations will be offered only at The Galleria at Sunset, The Boulevard and Meadows Mall fairs. Costs will range from no co-pay to low-fee and no charge, depending on a family’s insurance status. Parents are advised to bring their child’s immunization record and insurance card.

July 31 is the Deadline for School Naming Applications

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A Call for Nominations is now underway to name one new elementary school slated to open fall 2020. Applications must be submitted by July 31, 2019. A new application is required; applications from previous naming efforts are not being considered. You may request a fillable form by emailing SNC@nv.ccsd.net or calling the Communications and Government Relations Unit at 702-799-5304. For more information, click here.

Cultivating and Sustaining Powerful Parent Partners

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The Family and Community Engagement Services (FACES) Department reached over 100,000 family members during the 2018-19 school year through the University of Family Learning (UFL). FACES works hard to support and leverage all stakeholders with increasing student achievement and attendance.

The UFL offers family members an opportunity to access bilingual (and free of charge) workshops, resources, and information focused on increasing both family and student success. Workshops are held at school sites, the 10 FACES Family Engagement Centers, libraries, recreation centers, and other sites throughout the community.

The Fifth Annual Ceremony of Achievement, recognizing family members, schools, and community partners who went above and beyond to engage with FACES during the 2018-19 school year, was held on May 15 at Valley High School. There were 209 family members honored with a Certificate of Achievement for their deep-rooted commitment in engaging in over 50 hours of UFL course work.

Marta Castro and Diana Lozano, honorees who were recognized for their participation in the UFL for five years, credit the UFL for helping them support their children’s learning at home. Castro, recently featured on the Vegas PBS website, said that through “the Ready to Learn Program workshops, I learned that I can teach my children a lot of things that have a huge impact on their learning in school.” Lozano thanked the FACES staff for encouraging her to participate in classes to practice English. She said her children, Kerry and Joel, are the biggest reason she attends workshops.

The three schools recognized as the FACES School Partners of the Year, based upon the family-school partnership model, were Berkeley L. Bunker Elementary School (Region 1), Valley High School (Region 2), and C.C. Ronnow Elementary School (Region 3). Each school received a plaque to signify the shared responsibility of cultivating and sustaining powerful parent partners within their schools.

With parent and community support as one of the five priorities within the Focus: 2024 strategic plan, FACES will continue to work with families, schools, and the community to be #1forKids.

For more information about FACES, contact us at (702) 799-0303 or visit us at faces.ccsd.net.