2020

Critical Feedback Needed on Returning to School in Fall
Posted on 06/18/2020
The Carson City School District is making plans to re-open school this fall and is seeking parent and family feedback through an online 10-question survey. Given various school-related experiences caused by the pandemic, the school district is inviting families to take a few moments to share their thoughts, ideas and suggestions about returning to school. Participation is voluntary and responses are anonymous.  READ MORE...
Carson High FBLA Students Win State Awards
Posted on 05/11/2020
Nearly two dozen Carson High School (CHS) Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) students claimed more than 40 top-ten awards including five state championships at the Nevada State Business Leadership Conference. The conference was previously scheduled to be held in Reno, but due to COVID-19 social distancing restrictions, the event was held digitally.   READ MORE...
Carson High Announces Graduation Ceremony Plan for Class of 2020
Posted on 05/08/2020
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce Carson High School’s graduation ceremony plan for the Class of 2020. Carson High School will hold a drive-through ceremony Saturday, June 6, with varying times throughout the day where graduating seniors and their families will stay in their single vehicle until it's time for the graduate to exit their car, have their name announced on the loudspeaker as they walk across a stage erected on the northwest lawn (near the blue and white concrete ‘CHS’ sign), collect their diploma, have their picture taken, return to their vehicle and then proceed to the exit.   READ MORE...
Teacher Appreciation Week in Carson City
Posted on 05/07/2020
If there ever were a silver lining amid a pandemic, many parents, forced into homeschooling their student(s) via Remote Learning, may have discovered a new found appreciation for teachers. For National Teacher Appreciation Week in Carson City, principals, office managers and administrators alike have also found novel ways to recognize and celebrate educators.  READ MORE...
$25,000 Grant Awarded to the Expansion of Carson High’s Greenhouse
Posted on 05/05/2020
The Carson City School District wishes to thank the William N. Pennington Foundation for their $25,000 grant to be used on a much-needed outdoor classroom and office expansion at The Greenhouse Project’s (TGP) main location at Carson High School.  READ MORE...
Carson Middle School Recognized as Distinguished STEM School
Posted on 05/04/2020
Carson Middle School has been recognized as a Distinguished School for performing an exemplary Project Lead The Way (PLTW) program. Only 176 schools across the country received the top honors for their commitment to student engagement and access.   READ MORE...
Teacher Shares How School Continues in a Pandemic
Posted on 04/30/2020
The COVID-19 Pandemic has put a strain on students’ academic routines, and in some cases, has put significant hardships on students and their families. At Pioneer High School, a program called Jobs for Nevada’s Graduates or J4NG is combatting these challenges head on.  READ MORE...
New Vice Principal at Empire Elementary
Posted on 04/27/2020
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan Brigham as the vice principal for Empire Elementary School for the 2020-2021 school year.   READ MORE...
Two CHS Seniors Win ‘I Voted’ Sticker Design Competition
Posted on 04/24/2020
The Carson City Department of Arts & Culture in partnership with the Carson City Clerk-Recorder’s Office announced the winners from the ‘I Voted’ sticker design competition. The competition was open to students grades 9-12 enrolled in any high school in Carson City, Nev. Students were encouraged to submit creative designs that excite and encourage voting participation.   READ MORE...
Update: Remote Teaching Process to Continue Through June 3, 2020
Posted on 04/22/2020
In response to Nevada Gov. Sisolak’s announcement to extend the “Distance Learning” directive through the remainder of the school year, the Carson City School District will fall in compliance and continue with Remote Learning for teachers and students through June 3, 2020.  READ MORE...
Coaches Give Virtual Shout Out to Spring Athletes
Posted on 04/22/2020
The Carson High School Athletic Department and Spring sports coaches give a special message to senior athletes virtually in a video "shout out." The video was produced by Sherri Kelley, web design teacher at CHS. Go here to watch the video.  READ MORE...
Free Family Engagement Webinars
Posted on 04/21/2020
Partnership Carson City is teaming up with Carson High School, presenting a free family engagement webinar series to help promote health and wellness for youth and adults alike.   READ MORE...
Pass/Fail Grading Benefits Students Without Negative Consequences
Posted on 04/20/2020
The Carson City School District will transition all secondary students to a Pass/Fail grading system for the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year. The decision comes as principals, instructional leaders, district-level administrators and members of the teachers’ union have discussed the extension of school closures following spring break.   READ MORE...
CHS Awash With Light in Honor of Class of 2020
Posted on 04/18/2020
Last night, Carson High School turned on the lights on the football, soccer, track and baseball fields for 20 minutes from 8:20-8:40 p.m. (20:20 to 20:40) in support of their 2020 Graduating Class, Spring Sport Athletes, Coaches, Staff and those on the front lines fighting COVID-19.  READ MORE...
Registration for Fifth-graders Promoting to Sixth Grade
Posted on 04/16/2020
The Carson City School District would like to remind parents and families with fifth-graders, that registration information for sixth grade at Eagle Valley will be included in the educational packets their students will receive from their individual elementary schools Tuesday, April 21. Additionally, an email with informational links and videos will be sent to all parents of prospective Carson Middle School sixth graders, Monday, April 27.  READ MORE...
Schools Find Ways to Connect with Students Amid Closures
Posted on 04/06/2020
Many teachers and individuals with the Carson City School District are finding innovative ways to connect with students and families during mandated school closures from the COVID-19 pandemic. From encouraging online videos from principals and staff to thoughtful messages pressed into the fences at school sites, educators are finding ways to instill some hope, security and stability in a very fluid and volatile environment.   READ MORE...
Virtual Nod for Prom and Prom Candidates
Posted on 04/02/2020
Carson High School (CHS) is helping seniors participate in what they are calling a virtual nod for prom and prom candidates this weekend. Saturday, April 4, was the previously scheduled evening designated for what many considered a rite-of-passage for high school seniors and a quintessential American tradition that, along with graduation, often symbolizes the end of one chapter in life and the beginning of a new one. With the COVID-19 pandemic, those plans among many others have been canceled.   READ MORE...
Update From Superintendent Stokes: Schools Closed Through April 30
Posted on 04/01/2020
In response to Nevada Gov. Sisolak’s announcement this morning to extend the “Stay at Home” directive through April 30, the Carson City School District will continue with Remote Learning for teachers and students through the remainder of the month.  READ MORE...
What If Students Need Computer Support
Posted on 03/31/2020
Students needing computer support may take their computer or Chromebook to the District Office parking lot at 1402 West King Street. The Technology Kiosk will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Students may also email for help at StudentHelpDesk@carson.k12.nv.us.  READ MORE...
Carson City School District Honors Educators and Employees of the Year
Posted on 03/31/2020
The Carson City School District is pleased to announce individuals who have excelled in their positions as educators and employees and have been recognized for their works of merit by their peers and coworkers.   READ MORE...
Remotely Join Tonight’s School Board Meeting
Posted on 03/24/2020
Due to the governor’s mandated steps to protect against the spread of COVID-19, the Board of Trustees of the Carson City School District will hold tonight’s School Board meeting online and would like community members to have access to participate.  READ MORE...
Update on Status of Education in Carson City: Remote Learning Approved
Posted on 03/23/2020
This past weekend, Gov. Sisolak and state authorities provided updates and clarifications regarding statewide school closures amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Among the top of the list most impacting students and families in Carson City were four points: 1) all testing has been waived, 2) schools will not reopen prior to April 16, 3) all school employees are deemed to be “essential” and 4) the Nevada Department of Education has approved the request for Emergency Program of Distance Education from the Carson City School District.   READ MORE...
A Message from Superintendent Richard Stokes
Posted on 03/20/2020
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic and at the close of the first week since Nevada Gov. Sisolak ordered school sites and non-essential businesses to close, what may not be known to the general public is the governor has identified public schools as an essential service. School districts across the state have been working feverishly to develop a system of remote teaching and learning. This new method of holding school begins Monday, March 23.  READ MORE...
How to Access Remote Learning for Students
Posted on 03/19/2020
As part of the Remote Learning or at-home lesson plans set to launch Monday, March 23, the Carson City School District (CCSD) has made a number of resources available on the carsoncityschools.com website. A Remote Learning page has been created to provide parents and students with weekly materials for elementary students. All secondary students (middle and high school students) will receive instruction from their teachers using Google Classroom. Teachers will also make arrangements for copies to be printed and available for pick up in school offices for families who may not have the ability to remotely print them from home.  READ MORE...
Update: New Locations for Free Meals Available During School Closure
Posted on 03/16/2020
Nutrition Services with the Carson City School District (CCSD) have added two more drive-through pick-up locations for free lunch and breakfast, including the Boys and Girls Club of Western Nevada and the Ron Wood Family Resource Center. The meals are served for all Carson City School District students and siblings ages 18 and under and contain lunch for that day as well as breakfast for the following morning.  READ MORE...
CCSD to Host At-home Lessons, Free Meals During School Closure
Posted on 03/16/2020
The Carson City School District (CCSD) recognizes the situation regarding COVID-19 is very fluid, with conditions changing rapidly. Therefore, the following actions are being taken to best meet Governor Sisolak’s expectations in unprecedented circumstances.  READ MORE...
All Carson City School District Schools Closed Until April 3
Posted on 03/15/2020
Due to increasing concern around COVID-19, Governor Sisolak, after consulting with local and state agencies and officials, has decided all schools in Nevada will be closed starting Monday, March 16, through Friday, April 3. With this direction, ALL Carson City School District schools will be closed for three weeks starting tomorrow, Monday, March 16.  READ MORE...
COVID-19 Information Hotline 775-283-4789
Posted on 03/12/2020
COVID-19 Information Hotline: 775-283-4789 For the most updated information, questions and concerns, please call the Information Hotline at 775-283-4789.  READ MORE...
Celebrate Nevada Moves Day Wednesday
Posted on 03/12/2020
As part of Nevada Moves Day Wednesday, March 18, schoolchildren joined by parents, teachers and administrators will take part in organized walks to promote walking or bicycling to school.  READ MORE...
National Geographic GeoBee Semifinalist
Posted on 03/11/2020
The Carson City School District, is pleased to announce Mori Kurland, eighth-grader at Carson Middle School, as one of the semifinalists eligible to compete in the 2020 National Geographic GeoBee State Competition. The contest will be held at Faith Lutheran Middle and High School in Las Vegas Friday, March 27, 2020.  READ MORE...
Foundation Awards Various Grants
Posted on 03/09/2020
The Carson City School District, on behalf of the Carson City Schools Foundation, is pleased to announce winners of mini-grants from Fall 2019 and Spring 2020. The competitive process garners dozens of applications from district educators each semester. In addition to the mini-grants, the foundation has also awarded $2,000 - $3,000 grants for a Department, School or Grade-level projects.   READ MORE...
Corona Virus Info Update
Posted on 03/06/2020
Nevada now has confirmed presumptive cases under quarantine in two counties. There are no confirmed cases within Carson City at this time; however, the Board of Trustees and the administration share the concerns of our community about a possible outbreak in our community. The school district is collaborating with the Nevada Department of Education, the Governor’s office, County Emergency Management, and the Carson City Health & Human Services Department to plan for and determine the best course of action to protect our students, staff members and our community.  READ MORE...
Corona Virus Info from the Carson City School District
Posted on 03/05/2020
Carson City School District wishes to assure all families that we are in daily communication with the local, state and national health authorities on the status of the Corona Virus (COVID-19). Click "Read More" for more details.  READ MORE...
Students Celebrate Digital Learning Day Coding Robots
Posted on 02/27/2020
In celebration of National Digital Learning Day Thursday, Feb. 27, students throughout the Carson City School District, in particularly from Fritsch Elementary School, spent some time to learn online coding programs (equivalent to Javascript) and other coding programs that enabled them to command a robot to move and perform based on the code the students developed.   READ MORE...
Guest Readers Visit Classrooms for Reading Week
Posted on 02/26/2020
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, grade-schoolers at Fremont Elementary School got to celebrate a week prior to the observance with several community partners and local dignitaries, who visited classrooms to read to students.   READ MORE...
Kindergarten Registration begins Monday, March 2
Posted on 02/24/2020
The Carson City School District (CCSD) is asking parents to mark their calendars for Monday, March 2, to begin registering children who will be 5-years-old by Sept. 30, 2020, and eligible for Kindergarten for the coming 2020-2021 school year.  READ MORE...
Is Pioneer High School Right for You or Your Student?
Posted on 02/20/2020
Pioneer High School in Carson City offers students a personalized learning experience that features smaller class sizes, a smaller campus environment, a flexible classroom and an online hybrid schedule. The Carson City School District has prepared an informational video with more details about the school and many of its programs. This may be a great option for you or your student.  READ MORE...
Opinions Sought on Strategic Plan
Posted on 02/20/2020
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 Wednesday, February 26, 6 p.m., inside the Carson High School Library.   READ MORE...
Pre-K Parent Engagement Opportunities and Activities
Posted on 02/19/2020
The Carson City School District Pre-K Office is inviting parents to “Save The Date” for three separate parent engagement opportunities and activities for children who will be 4-years-old by Sept. 30, 2020. The three events, dates and times are listed below:  READ MORE...
Free Documentary on Screen-time Effects
Posted on 02/18/2020
The Carson City School District will host two showings of a 60-minute documentary titled "Screenagers Next Chapter - Uncovering Skills for Stress Resilience" Thursday, Feb. 20, at the 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...
$712,250 for STEM, Sustainability Education
Posted on 02/10/2020
As part of Tesla’s K-12 Investment Fund, the Carson City School District is pleased to announce it is the most recent recipient of nearly a million dollars in grant funding. The money will help fund a district-wide sustainability initiative for the next three years.   READ MORE...
Proposed Attendance Zone Modification
Posted on 02/03/2020
With anticipation of the modification to middle school attendance zones within the Carson City School District, district officials and administrators are inviting parents and families to attend one of three meetings to discuss the intricacies of the rezoning as well as variance options for families with older siblings already attending a specific middle school. Forums will be offered at the below dates, times and locations.  READ MORE...
Two Teachers Earn National Board Certifications
Posted on 01/28/2020
The Carson City School District is celebrating two new National Board Certified Teachers (NBCT) from the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS). Recognition will come at Tuesday’s school board meeting. NBCT is widely considered to be the highest professional recognition for educators and includes a five percent pay increase in acknowledgement of accomplished teaching.  READ MORE...
#WhyITeachCarson Videos Highlight Teaching Profession
Posted on 01/23/2020
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. Socorro Vega, a first grade teacher at Al Seeliger Elementary School, is the fourth teacher to be featured from the school district.   READ MORE...
Photo Credit: Jeff Mulvihill, InstaImage
Statement: Jake Roman
Posted on 01/21/2020
“All our hearts are aching for all the Roman family this morning as we mourn the tragic passing of their son this past weekend. Jake was well liked throughout the school district among his friends, peers, coaches and educators. We appreciate his example, and the memory of his legacy will forever be impressed upon our souls. Our sincerest love goes out to his parents, Coach Blair and Susan as well as his siblings, Lily and Michael.”  READ MORE...
2020 School Board Leaders
Posted on 01/21/2020
At the first school board meeting of the year Tuesday, Jan. 14, Mike Walker was named the newest president of the Carson City School District Board of Trustees. He replaced former President Stacie Wilke-McCulloch, as the school board’s leader. Trustees Joe Cacioppo and Richard Varner were also elected vice president and clerk, respectively. Cacioppo replaced former Vice President Walker and Varner replaced former Clerk Don Carine.  READ MORE...
Crookshanks Named Delegate for SRM
Posted on 01/16/2020
Carson High School Senior Cade Crookshanks, 17, has been selected by the Nevada Section of the Society for Range Management (SRM) to participate in the High School Youth Forum (HSYF), a SRM sponsored youth activity held jointly during the 73 Annual SRM meeting. The meeting will be held in Denver, Colo., Feb. 16-20, 2020.   READ MORE...
Plead to Take Caution Around Schools, Buses
Posted on 01/13/2020
The Carson City School District and Board of Trustees are pleading for drivers in the Carson City area to take extra caution in school zones and around bus stops.  READ MORE...
LEGO League Team Earns 2nd Place
Posted on 01/06/2020
Mark Twain Elementary School has been selected to receive funding and support for the next five years to build and maintain a FIRST LEGO League team for students in grades 4-8, ages 9-14. The funding opportunity, totaling more than $6,150 over the course of the next five years, comes as part of the Tesla K-12 Education Investment in Nevada program.  READ MORE...