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Back-to-school event set for Friday at Cambridge Recreation Center

Back-to-school event set for Friday at Cambridge Recreation Center

Students and parents will get a chance to get information about back to school from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Cambridge Recreation Center.

Advocates, experts and law enforcement will be offering information, school essentials and education. There will also be free car seats and bike helmets, along with school supplies.

Representatives from the Clark County School District transportation department will be there to answer questions about busing issues. Bus drivers will be on hand to talk to children and explain to them the safe way to get on and off the bus. 

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications to host back-to-school fairs

Cox Communications will be sponsoring a series of back-to-school fairs starting this weekend.

The fairs will be from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. through the month of August.

  • Saturday, Aug. 9 at Meadows Mall, 4300 Meadows Lane
  • Saturday, Aug. 16 at Boulevard Mall, 3528 S. Maryland Parkway
  • Saturday, Aug. 23 at Galleria at Sunset, 1300 W. Sunset Road

The fairs will feature a number of booths from community agencies and organizations offering help to local families returning to school.  

There will also be several division of the Clark County School District at the fairs to provide people with information on zoning, food services, transportation and school police.

Helping Kids Clinic will also be there to provide necessary immunizations for school-aged children for a minimal fee. Parents, who are interested in the service, must bring a shot record for immunizations.

For more information, go to coxknowledgecollege.com. 

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:

Copper Thieves Target School Portable

Copper thieves have hit one local elementary school twice in the last month, according to the Clark County School District.

The thieves took copper from one of the school's portable classrooms, the district said. CCSD had a crew at the school Monday, hoping to fix it by the end of the day.

The Clark County School District Police will be stepping up patrols around the school over the next few days, especially because the Thanksgiving holiday means the school will be empty for four days.


School Board Trustees Read to Students

School Board Trustees Read to Students

Two school board trustees got a chance to read to students at one Clark County School District elementary school as part of American Education Week.

Dr. Linda Young and Chris Garvey both read "Marisol McDonald Doesn't Match" to students at Petersen Elementary School. The book is about a biracial little girl who has to learn to celebrate her uniqueness.

The book was part of the Each One Read One literacy program, which works to encourage a sense of community through books.

The event was one of several held at different schools around the school district to celebrate American Education Week.