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Jessica Garcia

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Carson schools roll out plan to purchase electric buses

Carson City School District is finalizing a contract with NV Energy to purchase two electric school buses.

Coat drive a boon to Carson City students in transition

Drive distributed about 1,000 coats, 2,000 pairs of socks and 1,000 board games.

CCUSBC donates $3,500 to Honor Flight Nevada

The donation was made at a tournament at Carson Lanes with 103 entrants

Carson school trustees increase performance pay fund

Trustees raised annual pay for performance from $100,000 to $500,000.

Carson City grad rate increases, state average falls

Carson City School District’s graduation rate was 85.71% in 2021.

Carson school district advertising superintendent position

Superintendent Richard Stokes is retiring in June.

Carson City school board meets Monday on superintendent search

Trustees will determine the new superintendent’s salary range.

Dayton low-income apartment complex breaks ground

Dayton Gold Country Manor Apartments is a $14.1 million, 50-unit complex.

CCSD officials: Pandemic possible factor for student behavior problems

At Carson High as of Oct. 18, 14 fights have occurred on campus, resulting in arrests and citations.

Lyon County commissioners consider Dayton swimming pool

County Comptroller Josh Foli said currently it would be difficult to estimate what costs for the pool would be.

Carson City school board approves two members to Family Life Committee

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved the selection of Carson High School teacher Jennifer Minifie and Fountainhead Foursquare co-pastor Vanessa White to fill two vacancies on the Family Life Advisory Committee.

Sisolak thanks National Guard for work during COVID response

Gov. Steve Sisolak on Friday expressed his appreciation for the members of the Nevada National Guard for their efforts during the state’s COVID-19 response, considered the longest activation its in history, at the Office of the Adjutant General complex in Carson City.

Reno veteran receives new vehicle from Wells Fargo, Michael Hohl Automotive, foundation

Former U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Zebulon Jensen of Reno wears a bit of shrapnel around his neck removed from his knee after one of his deployments as a reminder that he’s fortunate to still be alive.

Superintendent search community survey open through Nov. 5

The Carson City School District and its Board of Trustees are seeking input from the local community on the desired characteristics for its next superintendent in a community survey that will remain open through Nov. 5.

Fremont students SWORN to make good choices in pilot program

The Carson City Sheriff Office’s SWORN pilot program is taking place at Fremont Elementary School.

Carson City schools brace for next great shake

Bordewich Bray Elementary School students took cover Thursday as part of the Great Nevada ShakeOut.

Dolan Auto Group Class Project community voting ends Thursday

Community voting on the Dolan Auto Group Class Project ends Thursday.

Lyon County eyes right growth for its needs

Panel addresses growth issues in Dayton and Lyon County

Local college student in end-stage kidney failure seeking transplant donor

Former Carson Tahoe Regional Medical Center registered nurse Masha Zelenin is asking the community’s help for her son, 19, who is in need of a kidney transplant as soon as possible.

Carson school board to consider special revenue funds, Family Life Committee report

The board will consider special revenue funds for English language learners, students in the Gifted and Talented Education program and at-risk learners.

Carson High students get virtual glimpse inside Navy

Carson High School students on Tuesday were able to use an app through the Oculus Rift headset that simulates a mission using a steering wheel and throttle system to replicate a high-speed special warfare combatant-craft to rescue Navy SEALs, the elite Sea, Air and Land teams that conduct special operations to gather intelligence or capture or eliminate targets in maritime, jungle, urban or other hazardous environments.

Chili Bingo Night benefits Carson City schools band programs

Carson High School’s Blue Thunder Marching Band’s biggest fundraiser of the year takes place Oct. 15.

Carson schools vandalized as part of social media ‘challenge’

Soap dispensers and towel dispensers attached to walls were vandalized, also damaging sheetrock.

Carson City school board hires superintendent search firm

Nevada Association of School Boards will be paid $9,500.

School district to continue requiring masks until transmission rates fall

The Carson City School District announced Tuesday it will continue to require all individuals, including students, employees, parents, vendors, volunteers, visitors and guests, to wear face coverings when indoors and when on school buses.

Carson City student turnover, development results in $2M revenue loss

Fiscal Services Director Andrew Feuling said the district has funds to offset adverse economic impacts.

Carson High School crowns homecoming king, queen

Carson High School crowned Parsa Hadjighasemi and Caydee Farnworth Friday as the 2021 homecoming king and queen, and both agreed it was good to get back to normal this year.

Eagle Valley MS building set to open in July 2022

Construction is proceeding as expected with Eagle Valley Middle School’s expansion project and should open on time next July with few challenges hindering its development, Carson City School District director of operations Mark Korinek says.

Carson school district designates critical labor shortages in math, special ed positions

District will accept applications from retired math teachers and education support personnel.

Carson school district to hold community PLC meeting Wednesday

The Carson City School District will hold a virtual professional learning community meeting from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday.

Carson school board holds on superintendent hiring firm choice

The Carson City school board this week tabled the decision on selecting a third-party consultant to assist in its hiring process for a new superintendent.

At 90, Phillips still waiting to pass the torch on ELL program

The organization has helped more than 6,000 families

Carson City school board delays equity statement

Many in the audience asked what an equity statement would accomplish.

Equity statement, superintendent job before Carson City school board

Discussion and possible action to approve an equity statement and possible selection of a third-party consultant to help in the superintendent hiring process are among the items on the Carson City school board’s agenda Tuesday.

Balloon festival’s 40th year highlights enthusiasm, camaraderie

This year’s Great Reno Balloon Race festival celebrated its 40th anniversary at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in Reno.

Perkins: Good school days start off with essentials at McKinney-Vento

McKinney-Vento Students in Transition program and is responsible for providing resources to qualified families.

Carson sheriff updates school resource officer program

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office reported operations of the school resource officer program continue with success.

Carson student’s performance honors U.S. service members

A suicide bombing on the Kabul airport Thursday killing 13 U.S. service members and at least 169 Afghans devastated Carson High School freshman Devin Linehan

Carson City supervisors, school board to hold joint meeting Thursday

The Carson City Board of Supervisors and Carson City School District Board of Trustees will hold a joint meeting Thursday

Carson City school trustees discuss hiring new superintendent

It is the first time the board will open the seat in a non-appointed capacity in nearly 30 years.

Carson City school board approves $12 million bond sale

The Carson City School District Board of Trustees on Tuesday approved a resolution authorizing staff to continue with a bond sale in the amount of $12 million.

Carson City schools still seeking to fill vacancies

As of Aug. 10, the district had approximately 480 teachers, 346 educational support personnel and 47 administrators.

Carson City school board talks superintendent hiring process

Trustees will hold a workshop Tuesday to discuss the process for hiring a new superintendent.

Going live: Carson High band bringing ‘Colors’ to the field

Carson High School’s Blue Thunder is ready to roar again this season.

Poetry course pact causes concern for Carson City school board

Use of the word “equity” in the host institution’s name stirred up uneasiness about the course.

Sierra Lutheran marks record enrollment starting 20th year

Executive Director Brian Underwood shared 138 students were registered for classes

Carson City students return to school

Mark Twain Elementary School students and parents began lining up well before 8 a.m. when doors officially opened Monday.

Sierra Lutheran student ready to serve in Nevada Youth Legislature

Sierra Lutheran High School sophomore Joseph Seddon joins 20 others from around the state to be part of the Nevada Youth Legislature

Solis: Workforce development, in-person learning keys to success at WNC

Western Nevada College President Vincent Solis recently shared some insights about what to expect as students return for the 2021-22 year, including the partnerships, projects or ongoing efforts the college has worked to establish.

Carson City school officials collect input on ESSER funds

“I want to say last year was very, very tiring on our health staff, and we need support for this year to get through all of this."