State of Nevada 2018 Fire Prevention Week Poster Contest

From the Nevada State Fire Marshal:
Thank you for your participation last year in making the poster contest a success. Last year’s winners were from Reno, Carson City and Pahrump and their artwork was featured on billboards Statewide.  The 2018 theme for Fire Prevention Week will be released on June 11, 2018 at and we are looking forward to participation from the students throughout the state again.
Contest Rules Applicants: a.Elementary Level; 5th and 6th grades b.Middle School c.High School
2.Artwork must reflect the National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 2018 national fire prevention week.  Information on this year’s theme will be found on NFPA’s website :
3.Theme must be depicted visually and can be created using media such as acrylics, watercolor, pencils, charcoal, magic markers, crayons, and pastels. Digitally produced images, collage…

Junior Authors at FES

Kelly Malloy's 4th graders at Fernley Elementary School published their book, The Day There Was No Sub through Student Treasures Publishing.  It is a compilation of short stories revolving around a day when no sub arrives based on the novel Flying Solo that they read aloud. 

RES Nevada Governor Designated Developing STEM School

Riverview Elementary School receives Nevada Governor Designated Developing STEM School recognition from Governor Sandoval and the STEM Advisory Council.  Recognized schools received a Developing, Established or Model school.  Congratulations, RES staff and students!

Smith Valley FFA Drive Thru BBQs

Smith Valley FFA hopes to continue the tradition of hosting a fall and spring drive thru bbq!

STEM Night at Sutro!

STEM Night put on by Sierra Nevada Journeys at Sutro Elementary!  Students, staff and families had a great time!

YHS Art Club Visits Senior Centers

The students of the YHS Art Club, which is headed by Mr. Durand, walked across town to the senior center facility to assist seniors as they painted for several hours.

Students involved include: Emily Orton, Jade, Hannah Wilson , Ashley,  Sarai Reyes, Morelia Reyes and Ashly Riling

Channel 2's Weather Kid from Riverview Elementary School

Last week, Mike Alger the meteorologist for Channel 2 News in Reno hosted LR. from Riverview Elementary School as his Weather Kid for the day.  Check out the video here!

SVS Ag Students Visit Chico State and Cal Poly

Agriculture students from Ms. Pommerening's class at Smith Valley Schools went on college tours at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly) and Chico State University through a work-based learning grant.  
While at Cal Poly they got to see the campus during their Open House and met with professors from the Ag College to discuss course pathways depending on students’ areas of interest.  They learned about the different enterprises Cal Poly offers and toured the University Farm’s dairy unit, beef unit and equine unit. While at Chico State they toured the campus and the dorms, met with the Ag College advisor and discussed possible courses and financial aid options to assist the students in paying out-of-state tuition.  They toured the University Farm’s swine unit, beef unit, dairy unit, sheep unit and meat processing unit.  At the sheep unit, they were able to meet with the sheep advisor to discuss animal nutrition classes that the pre-vet students may take at Chico State …

EVES Science Night

Check out all the fun from Science Nights at East Valley Elementary School!

NJLS Winner from Yerington FFA


Special Olympics NV 2018 Winter Teacher of the Season

May 9, 2018 - Special Olympics Nevada (SONV) is proud to honor three teachers who have gone above and beyond for their students and have encouraged an environment of inclusion and acceptance throughout their respective school communities.
The selected teachers were nominated by Schools Partnership Program coordinators for the winter season. SONV recognizes the contributions of partnering special education, adapted physical education (APE) and other teachers and administrators for their outstanding efforts in impacting the lives of students with intellectual disabilities.
The honored teachers include a Clark County teacher, a Washoe County teacher and Yerington High School's very own John Brase.  

Mr. John Brase - 
Yerington High School
Mr. Brase is a Leadership Teacher at Yerington High School who has taken the lead on bringing Unified Sports to his school and the district as a whole.
Mr. Brase worked with his school administration and students to c…

National Silver Medal in 2018 Scholastic Art Awards

We are pleased to announce that Mykayla Boyle from Fernley High School earned national recognition in the 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards with a National Silver Medal for her photography. She was identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young artists in the nation. This year, nearly 350,000 works of art and writing were submitted. Only the top 1% were recognized at the national level.  Under the direction of Amerique Powell, art teacher at Fernley High School, Mykayla has demonstrated that she is among the most talented young artists and writers in the nation.

Gaby Hunt - Poetry Out Loud

On April 24, Gaby Hunt from Yerington High School performed in the top eight of the Western United States at the National Poetry Out Loud semifinals. To put that in perspective, she placed in the top 25 out of 300,000 students.

SSHS Hunger Games

Silver Stage High School’s National Honor Society is sponsoring a food drive for students to bring non-perishable food items to support our local food pantry. Each class will earn points for the food they bring in, and the class with the most points will win ice cream. National Honor Society also hosted the “Hunger” Games on May 4th.  The pictures show the different classes and staff lined up tossing ramen noodles over the head to the person behind them, then under between the legs to the next person behind them. The last one in the line had to put the package in the collection bin and whoever did it first won.  If at any point the noodles dropped that line had to start over. 
What a great cause, NHS!