Message from the Superintendent
Welcome to a brand new year and another fresh start!
As the Churchill County School District opened the school year last August, we entered with a fresh start of our own and set our sights on continuing excellent traditions while pushing ourselves to innovate and create learning environments for the future. We open 2019 with new goals, including preparing all learners to be life-ready and developing the many facets of the individual citizen for our community, our state, our country, and the world. As the demands of society change quickly, it is crucial that our students possess not only reading and math skills, but also critical thinking, collaboration, communication, and creativity. Our graduates must be innovators, problem solvers, and global citizens who are prepared to be flexible and adaptable.
We are charged with ensuring that students possess the tools to be articulate, expressive thinkers and lifelong learners who are responsible and resilient. When students are engaged in their own learning and are surrounded by a safe environment and committed adults, they grab hold of the possibilities and achieve at high levels, academically and socially. Education is about providing students with situations to address challenges that we cannot predict, to use adaptive skills in order to tackle problems that we cannot expect, to maximize technology’s opportunities, and to respect and understand diverse backgrounds and beliefs.
As quickly as information multiplies, schools cannot cover the curriculum of the past. While maintaining rigorous programs that have been in place, schools must provide curriculum offerings that educate through a variety of delivery methods, including self-paced options, project-based learning, and work-based learning to name a few. We must provide various career pathways for students to investigate and consider as they select courses to pursue. We must integrate technology into our daily practices for not only efficiencies, but to design, create, and extend our thinking beyond traditional uses.
With all this in mind, we move forward as a system committed to excellence. It is my honor to serve all the learners of Churchill County, and I can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store!
-- Summer Stephens is the new Superintendent of the Churchill County School District, newly hired in April of 2018. She comes to us from a farm near Surprise, Nebraska, but has most recently resided in Upton, Wyoming. She and her husband Bert have three awesome daughters Elizabeth, Madeline, and Poppy and a new family member, Scooter. She once tried out for Teen Jeopardy where she met Alex Trebek, and has owned a catering and baking businesses with her sister called "Sweets on the Side."
by Rachel Dahl — Attendance at the last school board meeting, June 12th was high, with several members of the girls softball team and their parents in attendance. Brad Daum presented the results of the spring sports parent/athlete survey and announced that “since the beginning of the parent/athlete surveys, this spring survey had the most…Read More
Churchill County Middle School A Honor Roll 2nd Semester (Ending May 31, 2019) 6th Grade: Dana Buckmaster, Kalel Burnett, Chase Carnahan, Mia Decker, Tyler Edwards, Ethan Gremlich, Ian Grimes, Brody Hughes, Manuel Karaway, Keileene Kato, Yasmien Andrea Laceste, Luis Lopez Pinuelas, Dru MacKay, Sandra Marquez Garcia, Jonny Martinez Munoz, Kailey Mineard, Brynlee Nichols, Rochelle Prentice,…Read More
By Megan Behimer — Graduation at the Churchill County High School was a night of high spirits, passionate speeches, fervent prayers, and teasing insistence that the graduates will need of all of these in the trying times to come. Although they were thrilled to finally toss their caps into the air and say goodbye to…Read More
by Megan Behimer — The number one item on the Fallon calendar for Friday, May 31st is the Churchill County High School graduation ceremony. The Class of 2019 will march proudly down the field to receive their diplomas, achievements will be honored, and a few important farewells will be made. This year CCHS produced 256…Read More
by Rachel Dahl — We’ve all had adversity in life and had to figure out a way around or through to move on, but for this group of graduates, the way was up. The Churchill County School District held a graduation ceremony for the adult education program last week where graduates were recognized for their…Read More
by Leanna Lehman — What could be more fun than 180 pre-kindergarten students spending part of their Friday playing games and petting farm animals? Not much, if you ask them. Thanks to Gloria Montero and Grange students that are currently raising and showing livestock, Northside students had an opportunity to interact with chickens, sheep, goats,…Read More
There are several long-time employees leaving Churchill County School District this year. The board of trustees recently recognized the following for their service to the district as they move on to new opportunities in their life. Lahontan Elementary School — Susan Marsh E.C. Best Elementary…Read More
Music Education in Fallon Will Never be the Same by Rachel Dahl — Last week Tom Fleming put out a call to friends and family inviting them to attend his last Annual Pit concert at the old high school, and they came in droves. Fleming retires this year after a 32-year run at teaching. In…Read More
by Leanna Lehman — This week 5th graders from Numa Elementary School made their way from the four walls of their classrooms to the grassy banks of the Carson River for the annual Carson River Work Day. Hosted by the Lahontan Valley Conservation District, several agencies combined efforts to create a fun-filled opportunity for kids…Read More
Calling all Churchill County High School music alumni, families, and fans — Friday, May 10th is the Annual Pit Concert, starting at 6:30 p.m. It will be in the Old High School at 690 S. Maine. As retiring teacher, Tom Fleming says, “the greatest place ever for a capella singing.” This will be his last…Read More