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."

 

 

School District at Impasse in Contract Negotiations

By The Publisher | September 9, 2019 | 0 Comments

Updated 9/15/2019 to add bill number and link by Rachel Dahl — The Churchill County School District is currently in negotiations with the three associations representing licensed, classified, and administrative staff throughout the district. Negotiations happen every year and govern the contracts each employee has with the district, whether they are a member of the…

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Students head back to school today

By Editor | August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week teachers and school staff across the community readied for students who will start back to classes today. From new teacher training and orientation to parent nights and decorating classrooms, an army of educators prepared for the 2019-20 school year and the Class of 2020. Remember to keep an eye out for busses, bicycles,…

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CCHS receives big grants — has big plans

By Editor | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

  With information courtesy of ChurchillCSD —  Churchill County High School is looking to amazing things in the 2019-2020 school year. We recently were awarded two competitive grants (one state CTE and one Federal Perkins grant) along with our grants that are allocated out to us by the state and federal government. We have been…

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Local Administrator Trains for State Position

By Editor | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Leanna Lehman —  Fallon’s own E.C. Best Principal, Keith Boone, has been elected as president for the Nevada Association of Elementary School Principals. Originally from Helena, Montana, Boone has been a principal in Churchill County since 2004 and principal of E.C. Best since 2008. For the first time in 20 years, the Nevada Association…

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The Sherman Street Intersection Targeted for Improvement

By Editor | August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

By Rachel Dahl — The Nevada Department of Transportation and Churchill County recently prioritized the 2019-20 workplan, moving the Sherman/East Williams street intersection to the top of their list. “Clear back when I was superintendent,” said Commissioner Bus Scharmann, “that was an intersection we were very worried about and had considered changing the entrance to…

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ChurchillCSD Welcome Back Letter

By Editor | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Welcome back to a year focused on learners at the center of all that we do! I join the Board of Trustees and staff of the district in building upon the great work of recent years. We spent the past year hearing from stakeholders about ideas and issues that impact children.  To drive us forward,…

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ChurchillCSD provides students breakfast and lunch

By Editor | August 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Churchill County School District offers breakfast and lunch every school day, served at all schools, with free breakfast for all elementary students Pre-K through grade 5.  The prices for 2019-20 school year are: School Grades Breakfast Lunch Elementary Schools Pre-K to 5th Free $2.85 Middle School 6th to 8th $2.00 $3.00 High School 9th…

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Be an Afterschool HERO

By Editor | August 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

There is a hero for everyone and this year the High Desert Grange and Epworth United Methodist Church will be the hero for 90 community school children. The Grange and Epworth have received a grant from the Churchill Community Coalition to create an afterschool program that will serve students in kindergarten through sixth grade.  Organizers…

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More Back to School info

By Editor | August 7, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Churchill County School District’s back-to-school website is located at http://www.churchillcsd.com/back-to-school/welcome. This website provides information regarding food services, school start and end times, transportation, back to school nights, and much more. The District is using the Infinite Campus messaging system, which allows them to send messages by voice, email, and text. Please log into your…

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Back to School information

By Editor | July 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Churchill County School District is asking parents and families to make sure their contact information is updated in the Infinite Campus parent portal. The district will be reaching out over the summer, and as the start of school nears, using voicemail, email, and texts messages to provide infomation regarding the start of school. In…

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