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 — The Churchill County School Board of Trustees met January 8th in a regular meeting where Kim Beeghly, representing the Quarterback Club made public comment to thank the board of trustees and several businesses for the new snack bar at the football field which she called a “first-class facility.” Instrumental in coordinating…Read More
information courtesy Churchill County School District — The Churchill County School District, along with Churchill Economic Development Authority, Western Nevada Colleg, and Job Opportunities in Nevada will present the LifeReady Expo for middle school students on Tuesday, March 3rd from 10:15 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and Wednesday, March 4, 2020 from 8:15 a.m. to 2:30…Read More
by Joe Dahl — After sixty four years of uncertainty, what to do about the Stillwater school house was finally settled Wednesday in Tenth Judicial District Court when Judge Stockard provided for an order for the Churchill County School District to deed the property to the Stillwater Community Center Association. First built in 1918 as…Read More
The Numa 5th graders in Leslie Brown’s class recently completed a project in which they were learning research skills, compare and contrast, and scientific classification. When they were done with the project, they learned presentation skills when they presented their posters to the class. …Read More
These stories were submitted by Trudy Mills and were written by her 5th grade class at Numa Elementary school. The Train Ride — By Kari Bailey The night was cold all around me. I quickly looked around me trying to find a shelter. I made a fire,as I shivered I fell asleep. The next morning I…Read More
Courtesy of the Churchill County School District — November is National Homeless Awareness Month. Churchill County School District uses this opportunity to share information about the McKinney-Vento Act Students in Transition Program. This program allows the district to support students in a homeless situation or when they are in transition between permanent housing situations. The…Read More
by Rachel Dahl — There is nothing quite as effective sometimes, as just jumping into the deep end of the pool. That seems to be the philosophy of Dea Vepkhvadze, an ASSE World Heritage Exchange Student who comes to Fallon this year for her senior year of high school from Tsnori, Georgia. Dea is an…Read More
The Churchill County School District is now publishing a monthly newsletter. Find it here. Never miss the local news — read more on The Fallon Post home page. If you enjoy The Fallon Post, please support our effort to provide local, independent news and make a contribution today. …Read More
by Robyn Jordan, Parent & Community Engagement Coordinator, ChurchillCSD During the month of September the CCMS Blended Learning students set up their Makerspaces, areas in the building that will be used for a variety of purposes throughout the school year. These news spaces will allow students to become innovators as Project Based Learning is implemented…Read More