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Food services provides meals for CCSD students

Food services provides meals for CCSD students

The Clark County School District must not only teach children, but feed them as well.  It's a tremendous feat and the school district takes great pride in doing it well.

On Thursday, they were showing off their food service department, which includes a kitchen that produces close to 200,000 meals every single day.

The school district wants more parents in need to sign up for the reduced or free lunch program. They want to make sure people know if their circumstances at home change, they can sign up throughout the year, not just at the beginning of the school year.

Food services say they are prepared for the demand.

“I like to compare our freezer to a football field. It's enormous and we keep it well stocked. So, our kids are never going to go hungry,” Virginia Beck with the CCSD Food Service Department said.

Beck says they strive to provide healthy meals. She says one of the most requested favorites is teriyaki chicken and brown rice.

Tate Elementary School teacher named one of the top educators in the district

Tate Elementary School teacher named one of the top educators in the district

A teacher at Tate Elementary School has been named one of the top new teacher in Clark County School District.

Second-grade teacher Emily Campbell was named one of five New Educators of the Year by the CCSD. Campbell was surprised by district employees and school board member Stavan Corbet during a ceremony Monday.

Besides the honor of being named a top educator, she also received a certificate for a free tablet computer.

Elementary school celebrating blue ribbon status

Elementary school celebrating blue ribbon status

A Las Vegas elementary school will be celebrating its designation as a blue ribbon school with an open house Friday.

Walter Bracken Elementary School will celebrate the blue ribbon designation and a new garden area during a ceremony planned for Friday afternoon. The celebration will include entertainment by students, crafts, a farmer's market, garden composting and a silent auction.

The blue ribbon designation is just one of several important awards the school and its staff has received this year. The principal received an award from the Department of Education for outstanding leadership, one of only seven principals in the country to get the award.

It was also chosen as a magnet school of distinction by the Magnet Schools of America. It is a magnet school for science, technology, engineering, art and math or STEAM.

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:

Parents' Meeting Set for Wednesday

School board trustee Dr. Linda E. Young will be at a parents' meeting planned for Wednesday at Cox Elementary School.

The school is one of 10 schools that the Clark County School District switched from a nine-month to a year-round schedule. CCSD made the switch because of overcrowding.

It applies to the 2014 - 2015 school year.

The meeting will be at 9 a.m. in the school library. 

Heat Out at Cambeiro Elementary School

The Clark County School District had to take steps to keep kids at Cambeiro Elementary School warm after the heating system stopped working.

The problems cropped up Wednesday in some parts of the school. Technicians were called in to work on the problem, which stems from one of the schools boilers.

According to CCSD, steps were taken to keep the students comfortable.