2019

22 Recognized with Distinguished Student Awards
Posted on 05/15/2019
The Carson City School District took time at the School Board meeting last night to recognize 22 students with the “Distinguished Student Award.” The student winners were selected by administrators and recognized in pairs from their respective schools as having specific qualities, skills and characteristics that distinguished them.   READ MORE...
School District to Host Community Sustainability Night
Posted on 05/13/2019
Carson City School District is hosting a Community Sustainability Night Thursday, May 16, 5-7 p.m., at Empire Elementary School, 1260 Monte Rosa. Families and members of the community are invited to come celebrate initiatives and partnerships for sustainable practices.   READ MORE...
Granados Signs with Jamestown for Track
Posted on 05/09/2019
Carson High School (CHS) senior sprinter and long jumper Ben Granados signed his letter of intent this morning to run Track and Field for the University of Jamestown in Jamestown, North Dakota. He was supported by his father and mother Emiliano and Rhaechul and two sisters Abby and Izzy Granados. Teammates and coaches gathered outside the Track Shack at Carson High School for the celebratory occasion.  READ MORE...
Music Ensembles Win Big in So. Calif.
Posted on 05/09/2019
The Carson High School (CHS) Wind Ensemble and Midnight Blues Jazz Ensemble performed in southern California taking home numerous awards at last weekend’s Music in the Parks Festival. The Festival took place at the Performing Arts Center of Baldwin Park and ended with an awards ceremony at the Universal Studios CityWalk in Universal City, Calf. The music teams competed among many other schools from multiple states.  READ MORE...
CHS Senior Named U.S. Presidential Scholar
Posted on 05/08/2019
Carson High School’s (CHS) Crystal Giselle Vargas is one of three Nevada students, among the 161 high school seniors nationwide, to be named as U.S. Presidential Scholars. the U.S. Department of Education announced today. She was named a U.S. Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education. Vargas and three other CHS students were picked last December as Presidential Scholars candidates representing Carson High.  READ MORE...
Charles Mann 1 of 5 Chosen as National Spotlight
Posted on 05/06/2019
The National Association of Agriculture Educators is hosting a “National Teach Ag” campaign to encourage school-based agriculture programs and address the national demand for agriculture teachers. Mr. Charles Mann, Agriculture Science teacher at Carson High School (CHS), was 1 of 5 teachers chosen to be featured as a national spotlight.   READ MORE...
Artist in Residence at Fritsch Elementary School
Posted on 05/01/2019
For more than 7 years, students at Fritsch Elementary School have been provided opportunities to elaborate and expound upon their artistic abilities. With the assistance of the school’s Parent Teacher Association (PTA) the Artist in Residence program has brought in local artists from the community to teach students a variety of art mediums in classes.  READ MORE...
Final Strategic Plan Meeting of School Year
Posted on 04/30/2019
The Carson City School District’s quarterly Community PLC (Professional Learning Community) meeting, Wednesday, May 1, 6 p.m., will offer reports from each of the breakout committees. The meeting, held inside the Carson High School Library, will be the final meeting of the 2018-2019 school year.   READ MORE...
Bicycle Event to Benefit Carson City Schools Foundation
Posted on 04/29/2019
Set for Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at Fritsch Elementary School, the Bicycle Fun & Safety Day will benefit the Carson City Schools Foundation. Sponsored by Carson Tahoe Health (CTH) and hosted by the Carson City School District, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Safe Routes to School, local bike clubs and shops, the inaugural event will serve as a proving ground to acquaint experienced and less experienced bike riders with their eco-friendly transport mechanisms.  READ MORE...
CMS Students Donate to Foster Children
Posted on 04/25/2019
Seventh-grade science students from Ashley Killeen’s class at Carson Middle School in Carson City completed a donation drive today that benefits foster children in rural Nevada. Representatives from the Nevada Division of Child and Family Services (DCFS) including Ross Armstrong, administrator, and Lori Nichols, a licensed social worker and recruiter, were there to accept the items.  READ MORE...
Clockwise: Jacques, Pike, Thomas and Fuson
District Honors Educators and Employees of the Year
Posted on 04/24/2019
Nicolas Jacques, music teacher at Carson Middle School, was honored last night as the Carson City School District’s Educator of the Year. Additionally, James “Jim” Pike, special needs school bus driver for transportation, was recognized as the Education Support Professional (ESP) Employee of the Year for the district. During the school board meeting and annual event, the Carson City School District also recognized Vicki Thomas, LPN, school nurse at Empire Elementary School, was honored as Health Professional of the Year, and Tasha Fuson, principal at Carson High School, was named Administrator of the Year.  READ MORE...
Program Provides Shoes for Students in Transition
Posted on 04/23/2019
Carson City School District’s McKinney-Vento Students in Transition ‘Step Into Spring’ program will provide 275 pairs of new shoes to pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in transition. Students in Transition are those individuals who lack a fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence.  READ MORE...
Color Fun Run Saturday, April 27
Posted on 04/22/2019
The students of Mark Twain Elementary School will host their fourth annual community-wide “My School Color Run” Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 12 noon at Mills Park in Carson City. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m. for registered runners. The untimed two-mile walk, jog or run event is a Parent Teacher Organization (PTO) fundraiser for the school. It is designed for all ages and is for all fitness abilities.  READ MORE...
High Schoolers Learn Science of Hot Air Ballooning
Posted on 04/18/2019
Science students from Mr. Michael Reynolds class at Carson High School (CHS) will have an elevating opportunity to go Up Up and Away…well, err…tethered, Tuesday morning, April 23. Karalyn Mumm, owner and commercial pilot of the balloon “Citrus in the Sky,” will provide tethered hot air balloon rides on the front lawn at the high school.  READ MORE...
EVMS Student 1 of 3 Winners in Nation
Posted on 04/16/2019
Project Tomorrow, a national education nonprofit group based in Irvine, Calif. hosted a nationwide challenge “Speak Up” to all students, grades K-12, where they submitted viewpoints about key educational issues, particularly concerning digital learning and the use of technology to support future ready schools. Last Friday, April 12, the organization announced through their blog the first-round winners of the 2018-19 Speak Up Challenge. Among the three winners was 7th grader Anakin Guzzetta from Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS) in Carson City is the first to be announced.  READ MORE...
Bike Event Commemorates Star Wars Day
Posted on 04/15/2019
Set for Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, at Fritsch Elementary School, the Bicycle Fun & Safety Day will benefit the Carson City Schools Foundation. Hosted by the Carson City School District, the Nevada Department of Transportation (NDOT), Safe Routes to School, local bike clubs and shops, the inaugural event will serve as a proving ground to acquaint experienced and less experienced bike riders with their eco-friendly transport mechanisms.  READ MORE...
Terry Kerns speaks to 600 Freshmen
Posted on 04/11/2019
Terry Kerns, substance abuse and law enforcement coordinator with the Nevada Office of the Attorney General, spoke at Carson High School this morning to more than 300 freshmen about the opioid crisis facing Nevada and the science of addiction. She also discussed the laws that are being passed in the state to help and protect against this deadly habit, how to bring awareness to the opioid crisis and hopefully prevent students getting caught up in the addiction cycle. She will offer the same presentation again tomorrow to the remaining 300 freshmen on the same topics.  READ MORE...
Carson High Teachers and Staff Receive $10,000 to Pay It Forward
Posted on 04/09/2019
Carson High School teachers and support staff were surprised this morning at their regularly scheduled 7 a.m. faculty meeting in the library before classes began. A total of $10,000, parceled out in individual envelopes containing $50 bills, sat neatly organized on a table across the room. Every teacher, custodian, kitchen worker, counselor, para pro and faculty member was given $50 to “Pay It Forward.”   READ MORE...
HOSA Students Compete in State
Posted on 03/27/2019
A total of 93 Career and Technical Education (CTE) HOSA (Future Health Professionals) students competed in the Nevada State Leadership Conference held at the Rio in Las Vegas, Nev. March 18-20. There were a total of 74 students from Carson High School (CHS), 6 from Pioneer High School (PHS) and 13 from Carson Middle School (CMS). More than 1,000 students from across the state of Nevada competed in more than 40 medical competition events.  READ MORE...
No Make Up Day Required for Snow Day
Posted on 03/26/2019
With the end of the school year drawing nigh, the Carson City School District (CCSD) is pleased to announce it meets or exceeds the minimum number of minutes taught per day, and in turn, students will not be required to make up the one day lost due to a weather-related school cancellation. The last day of school for CCSD students will remain Wednesday, June 5, 2019  READ MORE...
Looking to B Sharp Again This Year
Posted on 03/19/2019
Carson High School is set to host two admission-free music events that will not only ‘B Sharp’ but also showcase student talent and refined skill. “Music programs within the Carson City School District carry a time-honored tradition, and Band-O-Rama and Choirpalooza are the pinnacle of effort and training our students have invested throughout the school year” said Kelly Ehrenfeuchter, music director at Empire Elementary School.  READ MORE...
Schoolchildren in Carson City to Celebrate Nevada Moves Day
Posted on 03/18/2019
Photographers and representatives from the news media are invited next Wednesday, March 20, to various Nevada Moves Day events. Schoolchildren joined by parents, teachers and administrators will take part in organized walks to promote walking or bicycling to school.  READ MORE...
Backpacks for Homeless Students
Posted on 03/18/2019
In a collaborative effort with the Carson City School District, the Nevada Department of Education will divide and pack more than 600 backpacks and books for the education of homeless children and youth across Nevada. The backpacks will be filled with school supplies and hygiene items, 3-ring binders and an assortment of books (4 different titles).   READ MORE...
Students and Staff to Unplug
Posted on 03/14/2019
Next week, March 19 – 22, Carson High School (CHS) will encourage students and staff to disconnect from technology to better reconnect with each other as part of CHS’s Second Annual Carson Unplugged, sponsored by the Social Emotional Learning (SEL) committee.  READ MORE...
CHS Teacher Chosen as 2019 ACT K-12 Champion
Posted on 03/12/2019
The ACT College and Career Readiness Campaign has chosen Carson High School Health Teacher Erin Been as its 2019 ACT K-12 Champion for Nevada in recognition of her work to enhance student performance on the ACT. She represents the Northwest Division which includes Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.  READ MORE...
Volunteers Needed to Judge Senior Projects
Posted on 03/11/2019
As the district works on aligning workforce preparedness efforts under the Work-Based Learning (WBL) umbrella, community partners will have more opportunities to share information with students including career exploration, preparation and training. The Carson City School District is in need of business partners representing a variety of industries to volunteer in a number of upcoming events or activities. Among volunteers needed are those who expose students to an assortment of careers and jobs available in our area.   READ MORE...
Guest-readers During Reading Week
Posted on 03/06/2019
Grade-schoolers at Fremont Elementary School in Carson City temporarily experienced a reprieve from their day-to-day academic endeavors last week when several community partners and local dignitaries visited classrooms to read to students. The effort was organized by a committee of teachers who came together to create several fun and engaging events to encourage students to gain, increase and appreciate their love for reading.   READ MORE...
Kindergarten Registration Begins March 4
Posted on 02/28/2019
The Carson City School District (CCSD) is asking parents to mark their calendars for Monday, March 4, to begin registering children who will be 5-years-old by Sept. 30, 2019, and eligible for Kindergarten for the coming 2019-2020 school year.   READ MORE...
CHS Robotics Team Wins State Championship
Posted on 02/27/2019
Putting an exclamation point on the best season yet, the Carson High School robotics team, Cyber Mafia, was crowned state champions at the Nevada State FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Championship held in Las Vegas Saturday, Feb. 9.   READ MORE...
Digital Learning at Legislator
Posted on 02/26/2019
In celebration of National Digital Learning Day Thursday, Feb. 28, state officials at the Nevada Legislature will recognize and introduce students from Carson Middle School (CMS) and Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS) at 11:00 a.m. on the Senate floor and 11:30 a.m. on the Assembly floor for their efforts in infusing technology as part of their daily educational experience.  READ MORE...
Schools Strategic Plan Meeting to Focus on Sustainability
Posted on 02/25/2019
The Carson City School District’s quarterly Community PLC (Professional Learning Community) meeting, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6 p.m., will focus on sustainable practices. The meeting, held inside the Carson High School Library, will be the first part of a 1.5-day Executive Sustainability Summit.  READ MORE...
Screenagers Documentary
Posted on 02/21/2019
With the sponsored support of Carson Tahoe Health, the Carson City School District will host two evening showings of the 60-minute documentary titled SCREENAGERS Thursday, Feb. 28, at the recently remodeled Bob Boldrick Theatre in the Carson City Community Center. The two showings, beginning at 5:30 and 7:00 p.m., will be free and open to the public. Parents are encouraged to bring their children.  READ MORE...
Scholastic Art Award Winners
Posted on 02/19/2019
The Nevada Museum of Art announced the 2019 Scholastic Art Award Winners, and on the list were a senior and junior from Carson High and one seventh-grader from Carson Middle School. Emily Richardson, 17-years-old, Sarah Woods, 17-years-old, Keira Serpa, 13-years-old, were all recognized as Gold Key winners  READ MORE...
Sheriff's Academy Offers Student-centered Approach
Posted on 02/13/2019
Carson City Sheriff Ken Furlong and the sheriff's office are paving the way for work-based learning experiences for 22 local high school students through a 10-week law enforcement academy as part of senior project graduation requirements.  READ MORE...
Lego League Honors Two CHS Students
Posted on 02/11/2019
FIRST® LEGO® League held its Northern Nevada Championship at the University of Nevada, Reno Saturday, January 26th, and two Carson High School students were honored for their service to the program.  READ MORE...
Gov. Sisolak Celebrates CTE Month
Posted on 02/05/2019
Students and educators at Carson High School will celebrate national Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month in an invitation-only event with a special visit from Nevada State Governor Steve Sisolak, Thursday, Feb. 7, at 8:45 a.m. in Senator Square at Carson High School. Event seating begins at 8:30 a.m. with the Governor’s address at 8:45 a.m.  READ MORE...
Schools Closed Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019
Posted on 02/04/2019
All Schools in Carson City will be closed for the entire day Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, due to winter related conditions. All employees, students and teachers should remain home. No student activities or programs will occur. This includes afterschool programs, practices, performances and contests including interscholastic athletic events. No school services such as transportation, nutrition or student health will be provided.  READ MORE...
#SaveTheKids Parent Night and School Assemblies
Posted on 02/04/2019
A group of concerned parents in Carson City, supported by community partners including the Carson City School District, have organized a series of meetings and assemblies for parents and students to learn more about how to deal with or what to do about screen time and the negative effects of social media.   READ MORE...
Parent and Family Survey
Posted on 01/31/2019
The Carson City School District is seeking parent and family feedback through an online 10-question survey. Available in English or Spanish, the survey may be completed using a desktop computer or mobile device.   READ MORE...
Three More Teachers Earn Certifications
Posted on 01/28/2019
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce three more teachers earned certification from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The NBPTS is widely considered to be the highest professional recognition for educators and includes a 5 percent pay increase in acknowledgement of accomplished teaching.  READ MORE...
Beglin and Pradere to Sign for D-1 Scholarships
Posted on 01/23/2019
Carson High School will host a Division 1 Signing Ceremony for two student athletes in the gym at 11 a.m. this Friday, January 25. Jill Beglin will be signing with St. Johns University for Golf and Abby Pradere will sign with the University of San Francisco for Track.  READ MORE...
Teacher Earns Sustainability Award
Posted on 01/22/2019
Carson City School District (CCSD) is pleased to announce Educator Kristina Britt, speech language pathologist at Bordewich Bray Elementary School, as a winner of GreenNevada’s (Growing Resources for Environmental Education in Nevada) 2019 Golden Pinecone Sustainability Award.  READ MORE...
Now Accepting Nominations for GATE
Posted on 01/17/2019
The Carson City School District is accepting nominations for inclusion in the Gifted and Academically Talented Education (GATE) program for the 2019-2020 school year.  READ MORE...
Foundation Awards Mini Grants
Posted on 01/15/2019
The Carson City School District, on behalf of the Carson City Schools Foundation, is pleased to announce the 10 winners of $200 mini-grants. The competitive process garnered dozens of applications from district educators. Due to growth in support, the foundation has plans and will be offering an additional 10 grants this spring.  READ MORE...
Top Contributors
Posted on 01/11/2019
Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS) collected the most canned goods of any school in Carson City during the 2018 Canned Food Drive for Friends in Service Helping (FISH). Close behind EVMS were Bethlehem Lutheran and Carson Middle School in second and third place respectively.  READ MORE...
New Trustees and Leadership Roles
Posted on 01/10/2019
The Carson City School District welcomes two new school board trustees Lupe Ramirez and Richard Varner. Additionally, Stacie Wilke-McCulloch named president, Mike Walker named vice president and Don Carine named clerk.  READ MORE...