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CCSD Students Participate in Rugby Tournament’s Adopt-A-Country Program

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Over the weekend, 1,300 Clark County School District students from 16 schools participated in the USA Sevens Adopt-a-Country program.

The program pairs the 16 teams and nations represented in the HSBC Sevens World Series tournament’s Las Vegas stop with a local school. The culmination of Adopt-a-Country comes when the students from the schools board a bus to attend matches at Sam Boyd Stadium to cheer for their team and watch world-class sevens rugby.

Part of the HSBC Sevens World Series, the USA Sevens tournament is an annual elite-level rugby competition series between nations, whose top professional rugby players compete against each other throughout the year for the World Series Title.

Nominate A Teacher for the 2018-19 New Educator of the Year Awards

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Nominations for 2018-19 New Educator of the Year open March 1. The deadline to nominate a new educator is Friday, April 5, at 5 p.m. Click here to nominate a new educator, and for more information.

Each school year, the Clark County School District recognizes new educators. A new educator is defined as someone who has no prior contracted experience and was hired during the 2018-19 school year.

The purpose of the award is to recognize and celebrate outstanding new educators who have demonstrated excellence and dedication to students and the school community.

Each recipient will have their picture displayed in the lobby of the Edward A. Greer Education Center. New educators can be nominated by an administrator, colleague, community member, parent or student.

Administrators of selected recipients, in each category, will be notified the week of April 22. Recipients will be notified during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10.

Lied STEM Academy Staff Raise Money for Childhood Cancer Research

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Over the weekend, Lied STEM Academy staff participated in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation head-shaving event at McMullan’s Irish Pub to raise money for childhood cancer research. Three teachers (Aramis Bacallao, Kyle Murrell and Peter Newman), one support staff (Clayton Kendrick) and Principal Derek Fialkiewicz had their heads shaved off.

Leading up to the event, school staff collected donations from students, parents, community members, friends and family. Whoever donated the most money would be able to shave the first swipe off of Principal Fialkiewicz’s head. A student donated the most with $200. Students also raised $1,600 for an opportunity to shave the principal’s head during an assembly.

In total, the Lied STEM Academy team raised over $5,000 for childhood cancer research and the donations are still coming in.

Board of School Trustees Approves Five-Year Strategic Plan, Focus: 2024

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During their regular meeting on Feb. 28, members of the CCSD Board of School Trustees voted unanimously to approve the strategic plan for CCSD, Focus: 2024, which outlines a plan to achieve the goals laid out by the Board of School Trustees for CCSD over the next five years. These goals include:

* All CCSD schools will be rated three stars or higher on the Nevada School Performance Framework

* At least 90 percent of CCSD students will graduate from high school college and career ready

The Focus: 2024 strategy is based around the theory of action that “the only way we will transform our system and provide the educational experiences our students deserve is to recruit, support and retain the people who help us thrive,” Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara said. “Our people drive our success. In order to realize this plan, we must commit to attracting, growing, retaining and rewarding our people.”

“Our core business is student success,” Jara said. “This is why we all have jobs. We have jobs so that children can learn. We are intent on providing students with equity, accessibility and rigorous instruction, and we will hold ourselves accountable to meet our goals.”

Trustees said they appreciated the plan as a first step toward outlining clear goals to increase student achievement. “It’s a step in the right direction because it provides a blueprint for the community, the Board and the District,” said Board of School Trustees President Lola Brooks.

For more information on the Feb. 28 meeting, click here.

Legislators Help CCSD Celebrate Nevada Reading Week

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Students throughout the Clark County School District (CCSD) are celebrating Nevada Reading Week, Feb. 25 through March 1. With the theme of “Find your superpower – Read!,” parents, community members, Board of School Trustees members and others are visiting schools to engage students in fun reading activities and promote learning through literacy.

Nevada Reading Week is a statewide initiative that was started in 1987 by the Nevada Department of Education for Nevada teachers and librarians to celebrate reading through shared thematic activities. The special week usually begins in the last week of February and coincides with the birthday of beloved children’s book author Dr. Seuss.

Pictured is Nevada Speaker of the House Jason Frierson, reading a book to Alamo Elementary School students via Skype on Feb. 28. Frierson was one of many Nevada legislators who read to CCSD students by way of Skype or Google Hangout.

Also on Feb. 28, Each One Read One featured author Jonathan Fenske gave a lively presentation to students at Simmons Elementary School in North Las Vegas. This year’s EORO selection is Fenske’s book, “Barnacle is Bored.”


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The Clark County School District (CCSD) is cancelling all school and after-school activities, including athletics and Safekey, on February 22, 2019 due to reports of potential freezing conditions on the roads that would be unsafe for school buses during the morning commute.

All students are excused from school on February 22. The school day will need to be made up this school year.

See below for information for CCSD employees:

All CCSD teachers will be excused because they will need to make up the day with students at a later date. All nine-month support professionals, and support professionals on the 11-month Track S2, 11-month Track S5, 11-month Track E6, and 10-month Track S1 (School Aides) will also make up the day on a future date.

CCSD administrators and all other support professionals are expected to report to work February 22, when they feel it is safe to do so. The National Weather Service has estimated that the roads will be free of ice by mid-morning. These employees may work with their supervisors to adjust their full work schedule to begin and end later in the day or utilize accrued leave. Should employees elect to take leave, it will be approved for any requested portion of the workday.

School Police are considered emergency employees and will work their regular shifts tonight and tomorrow.

Non-emergency employees who work the night shift today, Thursday, February 21, should end their shift at 6 pm and work their regular shift tomorrow.

All CCSD Schools & Departments Remain Open Today

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All CCSD schools and departments will operate as normal today throughout the county. Student and employee safety is our top priority and CCSD officials have consulted with local agencies and emergency managers throughout the county. All reports indicate that it is safe to drive on the roads. We will continue to monitor the weather conditions and keep our families and community up-to-date on any changes. We will determine by mid-day whether to have after school activities based on weather conditions.

Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara Delivers State of the Schools Address

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On Jan. 11, CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara delivered his first State of the Schools address alongside Governor Steve Sisolak, members of the CCSD Board of School Trustees and Nevada System of Higher Education Chancellor Dr. Thom Reilly. Among other things, Jara announced that he and his leadership team have been working on a draft five-year strategy for the district called Focus 2024. It outlines a plan to achieve the goals the Board of School Trustees have laid out for the district over the next five years. These goals include a 90 percent graduation rate and a 100 percent increase in college and career ready diplomas.

The State of the Schools address was delivered at the Thomas and Mack Center, with hundreds of community members in attendance. Click here for more details.