2021

Izayah Pando is the First CHS Athlete to Earn NIAAA Scholarship
Posted on 06/04/2021
Carson High School (CHS) Senior Izayah Pando will graduate this Saturday, June 5, 2021, and will attend Western Nevada College for two years to complete prerequisites before transferring to the University of Nevada, Reno.  READ MORE...
Carson and Pioneer High Schools Name Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Posted on 06/03/2021
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce six high school seniors (four from Carson High School and two from Pioneer High School) who have shown exceptional academic prowess. The valedictorian and salutatorian honors represent the students who have earned the highest and second highest ranks, respectively, among their graduating class.  READ MORE...
CHS ‘Class of 2021’ Senior Headed for Ivy League Dream at Yale
Posted on 06/01/2021
Carson High School (CHS) Senior Carlos Torres will graduate this Saturday, June 5, 2021, and will be trading in Sierra Nevada’s picturesque mountain landscapes, lively sunsets and the scent of desert sagebrush for New England’s Colonial past, Atlantic coastline and renowned autumn foliage. He’s headed to New Haven, Conn. to attend Yale University, with a need-based scholarship covering full tuition and housing.  READ MORE...
CHS Men’s Swim Team Named Regional Champs
Posted on 05/27/2021
The Carson High School Men’s Swim Team earned the title of Regional Champions last Saturday. Leading the charge were seniors Mateas Klatt and Carlos Torres, who both swam on the 400 Freestyle Relay along with Junior Nick Melsheimer and Sophomore Cole Bennett. The team beat the field by more than 10 seconds.  READ MORE...
Carson High School Seniors Earn More Than $5.2 Million in Scholarships
Posted on 05/26/2021
Nearly 56 Carson High School (CHS) Seniors were recognized Tuesday night for collectively earning more than $5.2 million in scholarships (a number that will continue to rise). Their accomplishments, which highlighted the academic success of the Class of 2021, were celebrated in an awards ceremony, May 25, in the CHS Big Gym.  READ MORE...
‘Anchors Aweigh’ for CHS Senior Jeremy Heaton
Posted on 05/25/2021
Carson High School (CHS) is proud to announce that Senior Jeremy Heaton has accepted an appointment to attend the US Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. for the fall of 2021. Acceptance into the US Naval Academy is highly competitive and requires not only top academics and extracurricular experiences, but also congressional letters of recommendation.  READ MORE...
School District Employees Honored for their Dedication to Education
Posted on 05/24/2021
Thirty-six employees who have worked a collective 740 years with the Carson City School District will retire this year. The retirees will be recognized at the school board meeting Tuesday, May 25.  READ MORE...
Carson City School District will require masks through remainder of school year
Posted on 05/14/2021
It is good news to hear the CDC has eased outdoor and indoor mask-wearing guidance. We are hopeful of more normality on the horizon. However, to be more fully clear for our parents, families, employees and educators, the Carson City School District will continue to follow the health and safety protocols that currently exists within the district and the COVID-19 Mitigation Transition Plan set forth by the Carson City Board of Supervisors. Therefore, for the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year, masks will continue to be required indoors and where individuals are unable to socially distance, regardless of vaccination status.   READ MORE...
Much-overdue Celebration for Nick Jacques
Posted on 05/13/2021
Superintendent of Public Instruction, Jhone Ebert, visited Carson High School and presented Nick Jacques with the Milken Educator Award obelisk on Wednesday.  READ MORE...
Foundation Supports WNC Jump Start, Seeks Donations for Textbooks
Posted on 05/10/2021
The Carson City Schools Foundation (CCSF), in support of the Carson City School District, seeks community donors to match its efforts to ‘Sponsor a Student’ for the Western Nevada College (WNC) Jump Start College program. From now through June 30, 2021, the foundation is supporting and will match community sponsorships up to $6,250 total to help make up the cost of textbooks and materials for the up-coming school year.  READ MORE...
Superintendent's Letter: Teacher Appreciation Week
Posted on 05/07/2021
I want to let you know of my appreciation for all of our staff members and the extraordinary efforts you have accomplished this year. Everyone has adapted his or her assignments this year within the requirements associated with the pandemic and it has required no small effort. Not only has the staff adjusted to the new work expectations, but our work duties were modified multiple times as conditions associated with COVID-19 changed. Your ability to roll with these changes was amazing and required adjustments and modification to an already hectic work schedule. I thank you all for your service.   READ MORE...
Pinewood Derby Gives CHS Engineering Students Hands-on Experience
Posted on 05/05/2021
Carson High School Career and Technical Education (CTE) students received hands-on experience last month when they created and raced their own pinewood derby cars. The experience was more sophisticated than a typical Cub Scout contest because the architectural and civil engineering students had to first create the car design using the computer-aided design (CAD) software, Autodesk. They then used power tools to build their car from a block of wood to fit the specifications of their CAD results.   READ MORE...
Carson High Announces In-Person Graduation Ceremony for Class of 2021
Posted on 05/03/2021
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce Carson High School’s plan to host an in-person graduation ceremony for the Class of 2021 Saturday, June 5, 2021, starting at 9 a.m. The ceremony will take place on the football field. Attendees will be able to sit in the bleachers and other areas will be available such as grass areas and the outside edge of the football field.  READ MORE...
Schools Seek Community Member Opinions on Strategic Plan Tuesday
Posted on 04/30/2021
The Carson City School District is needing local community members to attend, weigh in and provide opinions at the quarterly Community PLC (Professional Learning Community) meeting Tuesday, May 4, 6 p.m., inside Carson High School’s Senator Square near the Student Store.  READ MORE...
Reaching Test Growth Targets a Cause for Celebration, Sliming and Raffles
Posted on 04/29/2021
Several students at Seeliger and Empire Elementary schools celebrated last week for reaching MAP Test growth targets by sliming teachers and earning raffles. Assessment data was tracked from Fall 2020 to Spring 2021, and where growth targets or goals were met, students earned raffle tickets for prizes or were selected to slime their teacher.  READ MORE...
District Honors Educators and Employees of the Year
Posted on 04/28/2021
Tad Williams, Jr., fifth grade teacher at Fritsch Elementary School, was honored last night as the Carson City School District’s Educator of the Year. Additionally, Jillian Shufelt, Distance Education assistant at Pioneer High School, was recognized as the Education Support Professional (ESP) Employee of the Year for the district.  READ MORE...
School Program Provides Shoes to Needy Students in Transition
Posted on 04/27/2021
Carson City School District’s McKinney-Vento Students in Transition ‘Step Into Spring’ program provided 219 pairs of new shoes with pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in transition this morning. Students in Transition are those individuals who lack a fixed, regular or adequate nighttime residence.   READ MORE...
Trustees Vote to Keep Existing School Schedule
Posted on 04/27/2021
The Carson City School District School Board of Trustees voted in favor (six in favor with Trustee Don Carine abstaining) to keep the existing school education model for the remainder of the 2020-2021 School Year. The action solidified the district’s method of instruction to continue in-person, on-campus instruction for all Pre-K through eighth graders, four days a week, Tuesdays through Fridays. All Carson High School (CHS) students (ninth through twelfth graders) will remain in their assigned cohort groups where they will continue to receive instruction via the hybrid-blended learning model through the remainder of the 2020-2021 school year.  READ MORE...
School Meal Program Extended Through June 2022
Posted on 04/21/2021
The Carson City School District’s (CCSD) Nutrition Services is pleased to announce the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) plans to provide free lunch and breakfast for all students 18 and under for the 2021-2022 school year (ending June 2022).  READ MORE...
State Superintendent Visits Pioneer High School in Carson City
Posted on 04/20/2021
Eleanor Roosevelt said, “A good leader inspires people to have confidence in the leader. A great leader inspires people to have confidence in themselves.” Jhone Ebert, Nevada’s state superintendent of public instruction, exhibited the traits of a great leader during her April 16 visit to Carson City School District’s Pioneer High School (PHS).  READ MORE...
No Makeup Days Required for Inclement Weather
Posted on 04/19/2021
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 days at the end of the school year due to weather-related school cancellations. The last day of school for CCSD students will remain Thursday, June 3, 2021. Teachers and staff, however, must return to school June 4, 7 and 8 to fulfill their contracts and receive professional development.  READ MORE...
Carson City School District Updates Spectator Policy for Athletic Events
Posted on 04/16/2021
Carson City School District is announcing updates to its Spectator Policy for high school Spring athletic contests. The biggest change to the policy allows for visiting fans to attend as spectators. All spectators will be admitted to sporting events on a first-come first-served basis.  READ MORE...
CHS Senior Experiencing Unimaginable Ivy League Dream
Posted on 04/14/2021
Carson High School Senior Cristian Garcia Perez never believed that he would leave Carson City in order to attend an Ivy League university. However, this August he will be headed to Hanover, New Hampshire where he will be attending Dartmouth College with a scholarship covering nearly all tuition and expenses. This year, Dartmouth’s acceptance rate was only 6%, making it one of the most competitive schools in the nation.  READ MORE...
School District Honors School Librarians in National Observance
Posted on 04/13/2021
The Carson City School District (CCSD) is pleased to honor school librarians during National School Library Month, a time to highlight the essential role school libraries and librarians play in transforming learning, promoting literacy and strengthening the school community. The theme for this year’s National School Library Month is “Everyone Belongs” which promotes the idea of inclusion and accessibility of resources that foster a sense of belonging and community through learning, discovery and exploration.  READ MORE...
Carson High School Parents, Seniors to be Surveyed about Graduation
Posted on 04/12/2021
The Carson City School District announced plans for Pioneer High School’s senior graduation ceremonies and Carson Middle and Eagle Valley Middle Schools’ eighth grade promotions Friday, April 9. Carson High School has not yet determined whether graduation ceremonies will be traditional ceremony or a drive-through event. To help assist in the decision, CHS is sending out a ParentSquare message today requesting input from parents and guardians as to whether they would prefer a modified traditional in-person or drive-through ceremony. A similar document is currently available to all seniors.  READ MORE...
False Unemployment Claims Being Filed
Posted on 04/08/2021
The Carson City School District would like to reassure employees there has not been a data breach or leak of information within the school district. There is, however, since the start of the pandemic last year, an ongoing issue of false unemployment claims being filed among numerous employers throughout the state of Nevada and across the nation. This is not a circumstance specifically isolated to the Carson City School District. It appears no employer, business, industry or public agency has been spared.   READ MORE...
Pre-K, Kindergarten & Annual Update Registrations begins Tuesday, April 6
Posted on 03/30/2021
Beginning April 6, 2021, online registration, annual updates, and elective class selections will be underway in the Carson City School District. The annual update is an online process that allows families to verify and submit yearly required information such as current home address, contact information, and emergency contacts which are necessary in order for district administrators and teachers to contact parents or families. This online process eliminates the forms and paperwork that used to be required for annual registration. With the Infinite Campus online tool, parents and families can view class schedules, attendance records, teacher communications and other information regarding the school and their student.  READ MORE...
School District Serves More Than 500,000 Meals During COVID-19
Posted on 03/29/2021
The past 12 months have arguably been some of the most tumultuous for students and their families, but the one thing they haven’t had to worry about as their lives turned upside down is where their next meal would come from. The dedicated school lunch heroes at Carson City School District have worked tirelessly to safely prep, cook, pack, and distribute meals to those who need it in Carson City. There is no “one-size-fits-all” approach to keeping kids healthy and fed this year, and school districts across the country quickly adopted new strategies and service models, from delivering scratch-made meals by bus to transforming classrooms into cafeterias.  READ MORE...
Bullseye! Fritsch Elementary School’s Archery Team Wins State
Posted on 03/25/2021
The Fritsch Elementary School Archery Team earned the highest marks for an elementary school in the Nevada State Archery Competition for the 2020-2021 season. The achievement brought the State Title, trophy and honor home to Carson City for the first time in program history.  READ MORE...
Full-time Online Learning in Carson City to be Offered Only through Pioneer Academy (Grades 1-12)
Posted on 03/24/2021
For the coming 2021-2022 school year, the Carson City School District (CCSD) is shifting all full-time online education for elementary, middle and high school students to one consolidated site: Pioneer Academy (grades 1-12). Pioneer Academy will replace all individual school site remote learning models the district created at the start of the 2020-2021 school year amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.  READ MORE...
Three More Carson City Teachers Earn National Board Certification
Posted on 03/22/2021
The Carson City School District is celebrating three new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). The teachers to be recognized earning certification are Katheryn Brown, Special Education teacher at Bordewich Bray Elementary School, Alyssa Jensen, Second/Third Grade GATE teacher at Mark Twain Elementary School, and Jennifer Palmer, Special Education teacher at Eagle Valley Middle School.   READ MORE...
CHS’s Reminder to Parents on Spectator Policy
Posted on 03/19/2021
Carson High School’s (CHS) Athletic Department would like to thank parents and community members for their continued support as they have rolled out Fall Sports in recent weeks. The school has been able to get student athletes playing and offer limited spectating based on guidelines they must follow to ensure adherence to the Governor and NIAA's current requirements for spectators at high school sporting events.   READ MORE...
Virtual Career Fair to Help Students Explore Professional Options
Posted on 03/18/2021
The Carson City School District’s Work-based Learning department will host a Virtual Career Fair, via Zoom and other virtual platforms, Monday, March 22, from 9:40 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. The virtual meeting(s) will consist of six 20-min. sessions, where a dozen or more business and college professionals (each session) will share expertise and career pathway options.  READ MORE...
Principals Dance, Get Slimed for Reading Week Accomplishments
Posted on 03/12/2021
Kudos to the Principals and Vice Principals at both Empire Elementary and Fremont Elementary in Carson City. They respectively hosted a Dance-off Competition and Sliming Event because students at each of their schools exceeded or surpassed reading goals during National Reading Week last week.   READ MORE...
CHS Students Design Book Cover(s), Earn Contracts with Publisher
Posted on 03/11/2021
Carson City School District is pleased to announce Carson High School Seniors Jaden Anderson, 17, and Damien King, 18, have both earned contracts with the Three Ravens Publishing Company for their graphic design work in creating winning designs for a new epic fantasy novel, “The Raven and the Crow: Dark Storm Rising,” written by Michael K. Falciani, the pen name of Mr. Kinkade DeJoseph, a teacher at Bordewich Bray Elementary School.  READ MORE...
In-Person Learning for 7-8 Graders, 4-days per week, to Begin March 23
Posted on 03/10/2021
The Carson City School District School Board of Trustees voted unanimously to offer in-person, on-campus instruction to all seventh and eighth graders, four days a week, Tuesdays through Fridays. The first official day of this more traditional education model will begin at the start of the final fourth quarter, Tuesday, March 23, 2021. The district previously announced a return to four-days-per-week, in-person learning for 3rd to 6th grade students Jan. 19, 2021 and all Pre-K to 2nd graders Oct. 20, 2020.   READ MORE...
School District Honors School Social Workers in National Observance
Posted on 03/08/2021
The Carson City School District (CCSD) is pleased to honor 13 school social workers during National School Social Work Week, March 7-13, 2021. Sponsored by the School Social Work Association of America (SSWAA), the week will help highlight the tremendous impact school social workers have in addressing students’ social, emotional and mental health needs, especially during the past year in the challenging face of the COVID-19 pandemic.  READ MORE...
Spectator Protocols, Procedures and Policies for CCSD Athletic Events
Posted on 03/03/2021
Carson City School District has released its plan to allow limited spectators to high school athletic contests, starting with 100 fans at games, with that number increasing to 250 after March 14. Only home-team spectators will be allowed during the Fall and Spring 2020-21 athletic seasons. Public gatherings and events will be capped at 250 people or 50 percent of fire code capacity once phase 2 begins March 15, which will be the third week of the Fall sports season.  READ MORE...
Students Celebrate National Read Across America Day, Reading Week
Posted on 03/02/2021
Each year, National Read Across America Day is observed on March 2, the birthday of children’s book author Ted Geisel, a/k/a Dr. Seuss. In celebration, many schools often dedicate an entire week as “Reading Week.” In Carson City, students and teachers at several schools hosted special events and activities designed to encourage reading.  READ MORE...
Pre-K, Kindergarten & Annual Update Registrations begins Tuesday, April 6
Posted on 03/01/2021
The Carson City School District (CCSD) is asking parents to mark their calendars for Tuesday, April 6, when all Pre-K, Kindergarten, new and returning student updates and registrations will begin. Pre-K and kindergarten registration traditionally has been the first week of March. The district is streamlining and simplifying the registration and annual student update process by consolidating a previously multiple-date schedule.  READ MORE...
#WhyITeachCarson Video Highlights Teaching in a Pandemic
Posted on 02/23/2021
The Carson City School District recently added a new video to a playlist at CarsonCitySchools.com that highlights how incredible the teaching profession is as well as the many challenges faced and rewards that come from being an educator.  READ MORE...
Students Celebrate 10 Years of Digital Learning Days this Week
Posted on 02/22/2021
In celebration of National Digital Learning Day this coming Thursday, Feb. 25, students throughout the Carson City School District are showcasing their 21st century skills and advocating for the state’s continued support of technology in schools across the state. In particularly, students with the Carson High School orienteering class spent some time to learn the Catching Features software that enables them to navigate virtually as well as physically over land.  READ MORE...
Schools to Host Community Meeting Focused on Equity in Education
Posted on 02/17/2021
The Carson City School District (CCSD) will host a community meeting focused on its Strategic Plan and equity in education Wednesday, Feb. 24, 6:00-7:30 p.m., via Zoom. The meeting will provide parents and families with an opportunity for input through a variety of breakout sessions focused on infusing equity statements into the following topics.  READ MORE...
Foundation Awards $200 Mini Grants to Support Students and Educators
Posted on 02/16/2021
The Carson City School District, on behalf of the Carson City Schools Foundation (CCSF), is pleased to announce another round of $200 mini grant winners for Spring 2021. Each semester, CCSF gives back to educators and students alike.  READ MORE...
Raspberry-filled Churros Help Spread the Love for Valentine’s Day
Posted on 02/12/2021
Although more traditionally known for his signature bow and arrow, Cupid donned a chef’s hat earlier today in Carson City. Food and Nutrition workers cooked up some Valentine’s Day love for students in the Carson City School District.  READ MORE...
Fritsch Elementary “Reflects” on how COVID has Changed Lives
Posted on 02/08/2021
The Carson City School District and Fritsch Elementary School recognized several grade-school-aged students (a winner from each grade) who competed in the “2021 Reflections Contest” to celebrate the schools 100th day of school as well as how students continue to triumph and endure through changes imposed by COVID-19.  READ MORE...
Carson High Announces 2021 Winterfest King and Queen
Posted on 02/05/2021
Carson High School has named Will Breeding and Serena Dantzler as the 2021 Winterfest King and Queen. Additionally, Wesley Dunkin and Reese MacKenzie were named the 11th grade Winterfest Prince and Princess, Trevor Britt and Anika Corder were named the 10th grade Winterfest Prince and Princess, David Stoffer and Corinne Ternau were named the 9th grade Winterfest Prince and Princess. Congratulations to all those involved and named as candidates.  READ MORE...
School District Honors Counselors for National School Counseling Week
Posted on 02/01/2021
The Carson City School District (CCSD) is pleased to honor school counselors during National School Counseling Week, Feb. 1-5, 2021. Sponsored by the American School Counselor Association (ASCA), the week will help focus public attention on the unique contribution of school counselors within U.S. school systems and how students are different as a result of what school counselors do.  READ MORE...
Carson City Schools Closed Again Friday for Winter Related Conditions
Posted on 01/29/2021
Due to inclement weather, all Schools in the Carson City School District will be closed again for the entire day Friday, Jan. 29, 2021. All employees, students and teachers should remain home. No student activities, school-work or programs will occur, including remote instruction. This includes school-course assignments, homework, afterschool programs and practices. No school services such as transportation, nutrition or student health will be provided.  READ MORE...
Carson City Schools to Resume Classes Friday on 2-Hour Delay Schedule
Posted on 01/28/2021
On, Friday, January 29, 2021, all Carson City School District schools will resume classes on a delayed 2-hour schedule. Buses will also operate on a 2-hour delay, so approximately 2-hours later than usual. There will be no Pre-School classes or breakfast served at school. The school day will end at the regular time. Parents and families should have their student(s) wear appropriate clothing and footwear for cold and wet weather. Click here for more information about weather related school closures.  READ MORE...
Carson City Schools Closed Again Thursday for Winter Related Conditions
Posted on 01/27/2021
The National Weather Service has forecast another round of significant snowfall for Wednesday night and Thursday. In light of this information, all Schools in the Carson City School District will be closed again for the entire day Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, for winter related conditions.  READ MORE...
Carson City Schools Closed Wednesday for Winter Related Conditions
Posted on 01/26/2021
As a result of the impending snowstorm, all Schools in the Carson City School District will be closed for the entire day Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021. The National Weather Service is predicting one of the most impactful winter storms in recent years to hit our area. Periods of heavy snow and strong winds are expected tonight. The storm threatens to be disruptive to travel throughout the region.  READ MORE...
Local Scientist Donates 550 Thermometer Watches to STEM School
Posted on 01/25/2021
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce Empire Elementary School, a designated Governor’s STEM School, has received 550 Thermometer Watches from local Scientist Ron Newton. The wearable technology, costing less than $10, is designed to monitor the temperature of the wearer and indicate if they are running a fever. The school is beta testing the prototype, which constantly monitors temperature and displays every 8 seconds using a color changing light emitting diode without using a switch.  READ MORE...
Foundation Video Provides Information, Seeks Contributions
Posted on 01/21/2021
With the start of the new semester, the Carson City Schools FOUNDATION (CCSF) is rolling out a new video with more detailed information about how it uses the money donated to the organization and how contributions are made. To view the video, please click here.   READ MORE...
Meeting on Eagle Valley Middle School Construction
Posted on 01/15/2021
To discuss classroom-space expansion plans for Eagle Valley Middle School (EVMS), the Carson City School District will host an in-person meeting in the EVMS gym, Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. Face masks and socially distanced protocols will be observed. The meeting will address anticipated long-term growth of the district and the need to find solutions for a growing school enrollment. Spanish translation will be available during the meeting.  READ MORE...
New Leadership Roles, Re-elected Sworn In
Posted on 01/13/2021
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce new leadership roles for the School Board of Trustees. At their first meeting of the year Tuesday, Jan. 11, Joe Cacioppo, District 7, was named the newest president of the Carson City School District Board of Trustees. He replaced former President Mike Walker, District 5, as the school board’s leader. Trustees Richard Varner, District 4, and Laurel Crossman, District 2, were also elected vice president and clerk, respectively. Varner replaced former Vice President Cacioppo and Crossman replaced former Clerk Varner. Each of the three leaders will serve one-year terms on the Carson City School Board.  READ MORE...
3rd through 6th Graders to Return to In-person Learning 4 days a week
Posted on 01/05/2021
Beginning Tuesday, January 19, all third, fourth, fifth and sixth grade students may begin attending their zoned school for in-person, on-campus instruction, four days a week, Tuesdays through Fridays.   READ MORE...