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Clark County schools settle lawsuit with former teacher

Clark County School District has settled a lawsuit involving a former teacher.

Former teacher Karen Giardina will receive a $185,000 settlement from the Clark County School District for her lawsuit claiming disability discrimination.

Read more in the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

The Meadows School Honored for Work in Science Bowl

The city of Las Vegas honored the winners of this year's high school science bowl.

The Meadows School finished in first place for the second consecutive year. City Councilmen Steve Ross and Bob Beers honored the team with certificates.

They also honored the teams from Centennial High School and Northwest Career and Technical Academy.

The Meadows School won out of 132 teams from across southern Nevada. 

Seventeen Magnet Schools Recognized by National Group

A national magnet school organization has recognized 17 of the magnet schools in the Clark County School District.

The Magnet Schools of America or MSA recognized the schools for their overall excellence in programs and achievement.

Seven CCSD schools were named a School of Excellence, the highest designation. The schools include:

  • Advanced Technologies Academy
  • Jim Bridger Middle School
  • James Cashman Middle School
  • Ed W. Clark High School
  • Rancho High School
  • Southwest Career and Technical Academy
  • Valley High School.

Ten more schools were given the second highest designation of School of Distinction. Those schools were:

Cimarron-Memorial High Showing Off New Engineering Program

Cimarron-Memorial High Showing Off New Engineering Program

Cimarron-Memorial High School will be showing off its new engineering and informational technology academies during an open house Tuesday night.

The event will start at 6 p.m. with a presentation about the new programs in the school's gymnasium. Following the presentation, there will be smaller gatherings around campus where students and parents can learn more about the programs.

The event is open to Clark County School District students in grades eight through 11.

This is the first year that Cimarron-Memorial will be eligible for open enrollment. The enrollment deadline will be Feb. 3. Parents can register online at ccsd.net/schools/open-enrollment.

CCSD Looks at Re-Zoning Northwest, Summerlin Schools

CCSD Looks at Re-Zoning Northwest, Summerlin Schools

The Clark County School District is looking for input into plans to change attendance zoning for several southern Nevada schools.

The CCSD's Attendance Zone Advisory Commission will be hosting two public meetings in the next few weeks. The first is at 6 p.m. Jan. 14 at Arbor View High School. The second is 6 p.m. Jan. 15 at Palo Verde High School.

The Arbor View High School meeting will focus on attendance boundaries for Allen, Bilbray, Bozarth, Darnell, Scherkenbach, Thompson, Heckethorn, Neal, Rhodes and Triggs elementary schools. They will also look at attendance zones for Arbor View and Shadow Ridge high schools.

The Palo Verde High School meeting will focus on zoning for Bonner, Givens, Lummis, Piggott and Staton elementary schools. They will also talk about zoning for the following middle and junior highs: Becker, Rogich and Johnson.

To see the proposed changes, go to azac.ccsd.net.

Historically Black Colleges Part of Recruitment Fair

A group dedicated to getting more kids to go to college is holding a series of college fairs in southern Nevada this week.

United College Action Network will be hosting the 14th annual Historically Black College Recruitment fair at four different high schools around the Las Vegas valley.

The first was held Monday at Legacy High School.

Here is a list of the rest of events:

 

  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, Andre Agassi College Prep Academy, 1201 W. Lake Mead Blvd.
  • 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Canyon Springs High School, 350 E. Alexander Rd., North Las Vegas.
  • 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Pearson Community Center, 1625 W. Carey Avenue, North Las Vegas.
  • 7:15 to 10:15 a.m. Friday, Cimarron-Memorial High School, 2301 N. Tenaya Way

 

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

Back-to-School Fairs Planned Through August

The Clark County School District is working with its School-Community Partnership Program to present a series of back-to-school fairs through August.

The fairs will provide a one stop area for students and parents to get resource information for the upcoming school year.

Students and parents will be able to talk with CCSD representatives about several topics, including school lunches, zoning, police services and ParentLink.

The school district's Transportation Department will also have kiosks at the events where parents can get bus route information.

The Southern Nevada Health District will also be at the events to provide information on immunizations and other health topics.