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Recommendation Made to Ease School Overcrowding

Recommendation Made to Ease School Overcrowding

An advisory committee has recommended a plan to deal with school overcrowding in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

The Clark County School District's Attendance Zone Advisory Commission Tuesday decided to recommend Proposal 3 to the school board.

                                     Click here to see a map of Propsal 3

The commission looked at three different rezoning plans along with plans to return to year-round school and add portables to overcrowded schools. They're choice moves the fewest number of children.

School Zoning Meeting Set for Tuesday


School attendance zones will be a topic of a meeting set for this week.

The Clark County School District Attendance Zone Advisory Commission will hold a meeting at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the district's offices, 2832 East Flamingo Road.

According to the agenda, the advisory commission will discuss public comments made in previous meetings and hear from anyone who wants to talk about zoning changes.

The district is looking at three different proposals to change school zoning in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley in an effort to relieve overcrowding. 

School District Plans Another Zoning Meeting for Southwest


The Clark County School District will hold another meeting to discuss overcrowding at several schools in the southwest part of the Las Vegas valley.

Starting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Sierra Vista High School, members of the district's attendance zone advisory committee will outline the current zoning for several schools and then allow comments from the public about proposal to change that zoning.

Zoning for the following schools will be discussed;

  • Batterman
  • Beatty
  • Bendorf,
  • R. M. Bryan
  • Cartwright/Gehring
  • Diskin
  • Forbuss
  • Frias
  • Gray
  • Hayes
  • Hill/Wiener Jr.
  • Hummel
  • Kim
  • Reedon
  • Ries
  • Rogers
  • Steele
  • Stuckey
  • Tanaka
  • Wright 

Two Las Vegas Students Selected for U.S. Senate Program


Two students from Las Vegas have been selected to be part of the United States Senate Youth Program.

Natasha Greene of Las Vegas High School and Cindy Thai of Durango High School will be part of the 104 students delegates at the 51st annual program that will be held March 9 through 16 in Washington, D.C.

The program was created in 1962 and is funded by The Hearst Foundations. Every year it brings together some of the top students from around the country for a week-long study of the federal government.

Both Greene and Thai are outstanding students at their schools and have held several leadership roles.

Students at Virtual School Get Together to Skate

Students at Virtual School Get Together to Skate


Students that are getting their education online shutdown their computers Monday to spend time together at an ice skating event.

Students from Nevada Virtual Academy came together at the Las Vegas Ice Center. They skated and brought canned food for the academy's food drive. It is just one of several social activities the school sets up throughout the year.

The school is a full-time, tuition-free, public charter school that can be accessed throughout Nevada. It is open to students kindergarten through 12th grade.


Nevada State Football Championship Preview

Nevada State Football Championship Preview

By Cole Mitchum

Executive Editor, Liberty Tribune

The Liberty Patriots have done it again. They are the Sunrise Region's football champions again in 2012, completing the quest for the three-peat.

Liberty (11-1) defeated the Coronado Cougars (9-3) Saturday, 59-20, to claim the Sunrise Region title and have advanced to the state title game. This marks the first time the Patriots are in the state title game for football.

“I was extremely happy with the performance of the team against Coronado. It was our best-played game of the year,” Head Coach Rich Muraco said.

The Patriots will now take on local powerhouse Bishop Gorman (12-1) at 12:15 PM Saturday at UNLV’s Sam Boyd Stadium.

Gorman defeated Reed High School (Reno), 49-24, over the weekend to clinch their spot in the game. This will be the second time the teams meet in as many years.

Four Schools Earn the Votes to Get Big Checks

Four Schools Earn the Votes to Get Big Checks

Four schools from around southern Nevada have a lot more money this week thanks to efforts by Nevada State Bank.

The bank gave away $30,000 to the schools through its You Vote, Schools Win campaign. The school with the most votes received the biggest check. Repeating last year's win, Clark High School won the top prize of $12,000 after securing 7,296 votes. The students got the good news and the money Tuesday.

The school with the second largest number of votes was East Career and Technical Academy. It received more than 6,800 votes to earn $8,000.

Canarelli Middle School was third with more than 6,100 votes and Wolff Elementary School was fourth with 3,500 votes. Each of those schools will receive $5,000. The last check was given out Thursday afternoon.

“School spirit is definitely strong and these schools did an impressive job of getting people to show their support and vote,” said Dallas Haun, president and CEO of Nevada State Bank.