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Thursday, November 30, 2023 at 11:18 PM

ChurchillCSD Highlights

ChurchillCSD Highlights
CCHS: FFA student Laci Peterson helping LES 1st grade student Harper Ritchie milk Moolisa. Photo by Katlin Ritchie.

CCHS:  Last weekend, Churchill County FFA students helped the Farm Bureau at the Cantaloupe Festival with the Ag Wagon and Moolissa, the milk cow. They also hosted Cow Chip Bingo and sold raffle tickets for their meat box raffle. CCHS 10th-grade student Laci Peterson enjoyed interacting with the people and kids from the community. “I really liked getting to answer questions and explain why FFA and Agriculture are so important to our community. This was an amazing experience and opportunity to help our chapter grow,” said Peterson.
The FFA will host a drive-thru dinner on Sept. 21, 2023, at the Barrel House at the fairgrounds. Orders are open now through Sept. 12, 2023. You can choose a tri-tip or pulled pork sandwich with all the fixins’. Please get in touch with FFA Advisor Aspen Johnson ([email protected]). CC FFA is genuinely grateful for your support.

CCMS:  In Allison Lister’s Career and Technical Education class, students learn vital skills that can be used in the workplace. Students prepare for job searches, apply, build resumes, and behave appropriately. Each student has the opportunity to learn about careers in alternative energy, criminalistics, design & marketing, audio production, manufacturing, electricity & electronics, fire management, emergency service management, home maintenance, child development, culinary arts, health sciences, pneumatics, biomedical engineering, and veterinary medicine. “I really want to expand this program even more and bring in public speakers who are in these career fields to talk to the students and bring their knowledge into the classroom,” said Lister. If you are a part of one of these career fields and would like to talk to these CTE students about your career, please email Lister at [email protected].
Numa:  Students in Alissa Bailey's fourth-grade class got messy in science, learning to analyze and interpret data from maps, and they created a 3D map of Nevada. “They did such a great job identifying all the physical features. I was very impressed,” said Bailey. Students enjoyed this assignment and liked the opportunity to work in groups. "My favorite part was painting. I also really loved working together with my group as a team," said student Avery Gardner.

E.C. Best:  The ChurchillCSD transportation department and the Fallon Police Department hosted a "Safe Routes to School" assembly at ECB last Thursday. The emphasis of the assembly was on safety for walkers, bike riders, and bus riders. Jean E. Workman, who drives bus 48, and the ChurchillCSD transportation manager, Natasha Domes, did a bus safety presentation. They had the bus rules on a giant poster board and read them aloud with the students. “We really tried to hit on everything possible,” said Domes. They demonstrated how it sounds to the bus driver when students talk loudly and how much difference it makes when they whisper or use their inside voices. Domes also selected some students to demonstrate how to do all the safe actions. “I really loved the opportunity to speak with our young students about safety alongside our School Resource Officer, Chris Bloomfield. I would love to host this assembly in all of our elementary schools and hope to coordinate with the other principals so we can do so,” said Domes.

Lahontan:  Kindergarten students in Rhonda Maynes' class are only two weeks into school and have already learned many things. Last week, students all took turns and saw science in action as they observed baking soda reacting with vinegar. They also explored color mixing and observed what color was revealed when other colors were mixed.

Northside Early Learning Center:  
Students in Octavia Merritt’s class have been enjoying outdoor recess. Not only are they having fun, but they are also incorporating learning. “They are counting, sliding, pretending to have an ice cream shop, and using their imagination,” said Merritt. Engaging in outdoor play introduces children to new situations and encourages them to try new things at their own pace, which is why it is essential in early childhood development. “By being presented with opportunities to try something new, these young students independently test their own abilities and learn new skills in the process, which in turn allows them to develop self-awareness and a sense of independence as they grow more confident in their capabilities,” said Merritt.