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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. 

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.

Special-Needs Student's Classroom Outbursts Led to Request for Restraining Order

The parents of a 7-year-old girl have filed for a restraining order after they say a special-needs classmate's outbursts. 

An 8-year-old special-needs boy was transferred from a Clark County School District classroom late this spring after a classmate's parents filed court papers to seek a restraining order against him.

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Twin Valedictorians Take Message of Summer Learning to Students

Twin Valedictorians Take Message of Summer Learning to Students

A pair of brothers that were both valedictorians of their graduating class, both star players at Centennial High School and both attending Stanford University this fall talked to current students about the important of focusing on academics even in the summer.

Marcus and Malcolm Allen spoke to summer school students at Del Sol High School Friday as part of the National Summer Learning Day.

The Clark County School District would like students to be part of summer school, tutoring, academic camps and events to keep their minds active during the summer months.

CCSD has developed an online Summer Learning Guide that gives parents grade-level-appropriate activities to help reinforce skills. Go to, ccsd.net/learn for the learning guides.

Students Plant Tree at Northwest Park

Students Plant Tree at Northwest Park


The City of Las Vegas and a third-grade class from Kay Carl Elementary School worked together to plant a tree at a northwest park in honor of Arbor Day.

The students and city officials gathered Monday to plant a tree at Polly Gonzalez Memorial Park, 5425 Corbett Street, at the corner of West El Campo Grande and North Bradley Road.

Besides the Raywood ash tree that was planted, the kids placed a time capsule in the spot that includes short essays from the students about what is happening environmentally in Las Vegas and around the world.

"We had a time capsule where we did research on environmental issues in Las Vegas and Nevada and we planted them so that when we open up the time capsule in 50 or 100 years, they will know exactly the environmental issues of the day," Sue Rodrigues from Carl Elementary School said.

The city has had a program in place since 1950 to plant trees at parks around southern Nevada.

Southern Nevada Students Earn iPads in Essay Contest

Southern Nevada Students Earn iPads in Essay Contest


Twenty high school students are enjoying the new iPads they earned by reducing their carbon footprint and writing a great essay about it.

The students were part of an essay contest held by the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada, Coca-Cola, Mariana's Supermarkets and the Clark County School District.

The 20 winners were chosen out of the 200 entries from 40 high schools around the Las Vegas valley. They all wrote a 500-word essay describing how they used transit services provided by the RTC to reduce the amount of carbon they personally use.

The winners for the 2013 contest are: