The open enrollment period for the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program began on Dec. 1, 2013 and closes Feb. 28, 2014. Now celebrating its 15th year, the program provides Nevada families with a way to take control of skyrocketing college tuition costs by allowing parents to purchase future college credit costs at today’s prices.
The Attendance Zone Advisory Commission (AZAC) will hold a meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013 at 9:30 a.m., at the Edward A. Greer Education Center board room, located at 2832 E. Flamingo Road. To view the agenda, visit http://ccsd.net/trustees/pdf/agendas/12-10-13-agenda-pdf.
CCSD parents and staff have an opportunity to provide feedback and lend their voice to the district’s efforts to meet student achievement goals by participating in the Nevada Comprehensive Curriculum Audit Tool for Districts (NCCAT-D). To participate in the 15 question survey, parents and guardians can visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/NCCAT-D_Parent_Padres. The survey, available in both English and Spanish, is completely confidential and has a direct impact on the children in the community, as results will be used in part to help the CCSD create a district improvement plan. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. If you have questions about the survey, please call the CCSD Research Department at 799-1187.
An AZAC meeting Dec. 10 and a Magnet/CTA information night Dec. 12 are among the highlights of “The Week Ahead” for Dec. 7-13, 2013.
The Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program helps students attend college after graduating from high school. As KSNV-TV reports, open enrollment for the program runs through Feb. 28, 2014. For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kY_MAQlanos.
Drug use among teens may be on the decline, but it continues to be a problem. That’s according to CCSD Police Officer Tom Rainey, who spoke at an information session on Nov. 13, 2013 at Western High School. As reported by the Las Vegas Sun, officers advised parents to watch for sudden drops in their children’s grades or if they become friends with a new group of people.
In his "Pat, Personally" column, Superintendent Pat Skorkowsky celebrates the diversity of the Clark County School District.
The Clark County School District (CCSD) is now holding Open Enrollment to provide students and their parents/guardians with additional options regarding school selection. The Open Enrollment interest form and a Frequently Asked Questions document can be found by visiting www.ccsd.net or http://ccsd.net/schools/open-enrollment. Interest forms will be accepted online until Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. The schools available for selection during the open enrollment process have been chosen because of the number of open seats and additional capacity at that school. For a list of available schools, view the "school selection" portion of the interest form.
CCSD Health Services is informing local residents that a high wind warning remains in effect for Clark County from Tuesday morning, Dec. 3, 2013, through midnight. Wind gusts can be expected with southwest winds and high gusts. The threat of high winds will gradually diminish through the evening. The first hard freeze of the season is possible Thursday through Saturday this week. For the latest information, visit www.weather.gov/lasvegas. Children with respiratory problems or sensitivities to dust should avoid outdoor exposure. Airborne dust is a form of inhalable air pollution that aggravates respiratory diseases such as bronchitis and asthma. It may be best for children, the elderly, and people with respiratory diseases to stay indoors during dust storms. If you are experiencing breathing difficulties, see your doctor. Questions may be directed to Health Services at 799-7443.
It's never too early to think about the 2014 high school graduation schedule. Click here to see the complete line-up.