Happy 2019! Welcome to the “Eye on Education” e-newsletter providing families with the latest news on education and information specifically for Henderson residents.
In this issue: CCSD Town Hall Meeting- January 14, Mark Your Calendars! City of Henderson Homework Zones Educational Assistance Funds Mayor's Honor Roll Recipient, Mischa Abad
CCSD Town Hall Meeting
January 14 | 6pm Henderson Convention Center, 200 S. Water St.
Don't miss the opportunity to hear Dr. Jara present the CCSD Board of Trustees' and his vision for the next five years. A Q&A session will follow for parents to provide feedback.
The quality of education is one of the highest priorities in the City of Henderson. In 2018, the city provided nearly $1.5 million in funding to meet the educational needs in designated schools serving Henderson students. The 32 projects approved for funding were selected based on applications submitted by Henderson principals and teachers who highlighted the specific educational needs in their individual schools.
City of Henderson Launches Homework Zones
Henderson students without internet access at home can find a place to study at any of the city’s six recreation centers.
The centers’ Homework Zones are the front edge of the city’s efforts to close the homework gap, ensuring that all Henderson students have access to the internet for study and to do their homework.
The City of Henderson is partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America - Southern (1030 Center St.) and Henderson Libraries – James I. Gibson (100 W. Lake Mead Pkwy.), Green Valley (2797 N. Green Valley Pkwy.), and Paseo Verde (280 S. Green Valley Pkwy.) – to provide more Homework Zones throughout the city. Boys & Girls Club WiFi access is available with membership.
The need to provide internet access to underserved areas is among the education projects identified in Henderson’s Smart City Strategy.
Henderson’s Smart City Strategy was adopted in March 2018 through input gathered from internal and external stakeholders, review of up-and-coming technologies and alignment with the Henderson Strong Comprehensive Plan. The strategy identifies technology initiatives in four focus areas: citizen services, public safety, education, and transportation.
For more information on Henderson’s Homework Zones, visit cityofhenderson.com.
Educational Assistance Funds
The City of Henderson welcomes public schools located in Henderson, including charter schools, to apply for 2019-2020 Educational Assistance Funds. The funds can be used for supporting educational activities and programs, as well as improving and preserving existing public educational facilities.
Last year the City awarded more than over $1.3 million in Redevelopment Set Aside (RDA) grants and $148,000 in marijuana business license grants for 32 area schools. Applications must be submitted by school principals and although only schools located in Redevelopment Areas are eligible for the RDA grants, all Henderson schools are eligible for the marijuana business license grants. Applications and more information will be available beginning January 10 on our website at http://cityofhenderson.com/education/educational-assistance-funds.
Mayor's Honor Roll December 2018 Recipient, Mischa Abad
Congratulations to Mischa Abad, Greenspun Junior High School student, for being selected to receive the Mayor's Honor Roll in recognition of her passion for learning and her demonstration of citizenship and volunteerism.
"I just want to thank the Mayor for giving me such an amazing award. It is really an honor to receive it.", said Mischa upon receiving the Mayor's Honor Roll at the City Council meeting held on December 4.
The Mayor’s Honor Roll Premier Education Award recognizes Henderson students, parents of students, teachers, administrators or support staff who demonstrate achievement in categories such as leadership, respect, and integrity, innovation, volunteerism and love of learning.
Nominations for the 2018-19 school year are being accepted through March 31, 2019. To learn more, visit the Mayor's Honor Roll page on our website.