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Student Performers Find New Audiences

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Plays, musicals and other performing arts activities have been canceled amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but CCSD students have found new audiences for their talents through social media.

There have been plenty of cover versions over the decades of Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas” – including renditions by Bruce Springsteen, ZZ Top, The Killers and many others.

Click here to watch and listen to a Spring Valley High School student’s impressive take on this classic … using the violin.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reported that the coronavirus pandemic didn’t prevent the Las Vegas Academy of the Arts Virtual Wind Symphony from performing recently.

Click here to learn more and watch the performance.

Theatre Teacher Gary Sessa posted a Bonanza High School assembly performance (filmed prior to school closure) from the musical “Mamma Mia.” Click here to watch the performance.

Post your own videos and tag CCSD social media channels!

Read and Share Your Favorite Book: #CCSDReads

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Clark County School District is calling on members of our community to help students continue to engage in learning by reading their favorite book — and uploading a video of them doing so using the hashtag #CCSDReads.

The response to Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara’s call to action has been tremendous. If you haven’t already shared a video of yourself reading a cherished book, we invite you to do so.

Here are just a handful of the uplifting videos posted so far from those in our CCSD family and friends in the community …

Casey Juliano, librarian at Nate Mack Elementary School, brings to life the story of “Bedtime for Batman” in a live-action rendition:

https://twitter.com/natemackrobotic/status/1243737264242315264

Eric Nepomuceno, senior associate athletics director of compliance at UNLV, entertains us by reading “Dan, the Taxi Man” with his sons Lucas, Aaron and Nolan:

https://twitter.com/ClarkCountySch/status/1244716492714676224

Brianna Cotter, biology teacher at Sierra Vista High School, reads “The Value of Believing in Yourself: The Story of Louis Pasteur”:

https://twitter.com/VegasSciTeacher/status/1243337917327646721

Las Vegas City Councilman Cedric Crear reads “Clarence and the Purple Horse Bounce into Town”:

https://twitter.com/ClarkCountySch/status/1245130937681113088

Marta Meana, acting UNLV president, offers us her choice — “The Bossy Gallito / El gallo de bodas” — in Spanish!

https://twitter.com/CCSD_FACES/status/1245415203354730497

UPDATE: CCSD School Closures Extended to April 30

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All CCSD schools will remain closed through April 30. 

 

Click here to view updates from Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara and information regarding coronavirus.

Click here for information regarding food distribution sites.

Click here for Student Learning Extension Opportunities.

Click here for information regarding Vegas PBS resources.

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions regarding coronavirus and the CCSD community.

Click here to view a list of frequently asked questions regarding school closures and CCSD employees.

Food Distribution Information

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The Clark County School District (CCSD) will continue providing breakfast and lunch to students during the closure of our schools. Student food distribution pods will be set up at 28 school locations throughout the district from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Parents can also pick up academic resources in the near future at these sites.

In order to comply with federal regulations, a school-age child must be present for food to be distributed. A school ID card is not required. The pickup location will be set up outside of the school sites to facilitate distribution. Food distribution locations and times are being updated online at https://ccsd.nutrislice.com/menu

Parents can also pick up academic resources at CCSD food distribution sites.

Additionally, CCSD will be working with our government and community partners to set up food distribution options to ensure our students have access to additional food.

Click here for a list of CCSD food distribution sites

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El Distrito Escolar del Condado de Clark (CCSD) continuará brindando desayuno y almuerzo a los estudiantes durante el cierre de nuestras escuelas.

Los grupos de distribución de alimentos para estudiantes se instalarán en 28 ubicaciones escolares en todo el distrito de 8 a.m. a 11 a.m. Los padres también pueden recoger recursos académicos en estos sitios.

Para cumplir con las regulaciones federales, un niño en edad escolar debe estar presente para que se distribuyan los alimentos. No se requiere una tarjeta de identificación escolar. La ubicación de recogida se establecerá fuera de los sitios escolares para facilitar la distribución.

Los lugares y horarios de distribución de alimentos se actualizan en línea en https://ccsd.nutrislice.com/menu

Click here for a list of CCSD food sitios de distribución

Applications Being Accepted for Nevada Teacher of the Year

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The Nevada Department of Education is accepting applications for the 2021 Nevada Teacher of the Year. The mission of the Nevada Teacher of the Year program is to celebrate excellence and strengthen the teaching force by recognizing exceptional teachers.

“We are proud that the Nevada Teacher of the Year program has honored exceptional educators for their dedication, service, and accomplishments both in and out of the classroom. I encourage everyone to nominate an educator they admire for this statewide recognition and exciting professional learning opportunity,” said Jhone Ebert, Superintendent of Public Instruction.

Sponsored by the Council of Chief State School Officers, the Teacher of the Year serves as an ambassador for Nevada teachers, participates in professional development opportunities and plays an active role in education policy discussions at the district, state and national levels.

If you would like to nominate an educator, fill out the nomination form. If you are an educator who would like to apply, complete the application form. The deadline for all materials is 5 p.m. on March 27, 2020.

Army Oath of Enlistment to CCSD Recruits from Space

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Veterans Tribute Career & Technical Academy (VTCTA) hosted a U.S Army nationwide live oath of enlistment ceremony from space on Feb. 26.

Col. Andrew Morgan, NASA astronaut and U.S. Army soldier, administered the oath from the International Space Station to more than 900 future soldiers who participate at 130 locations across the country.

VTCTA was chosen to host this event for the Las Vegas Valley due to their strong commitment to the U.S Military. There were roughly 100 future soldiers from our community participating in this national event and two recruits, Fabiana Montino-Villegas and Diana Pacheco, seniors at VTCTA.

The U.S. Army Recruiting Command collaborated with NASA and the Space Center in Houston, Texas to host the first national event.