Category: Education

City Schools brings in new tech, tools

City Schools brings in new tech, tools

From the Las Vegas Optic Students and teachers at Las Vegas City Schools campuses will encounter several new technology elements as they start a new school year.  At Thursday’s regular board meeting, City Schools’ Director of Technology John Tiernan updated board members on the rollout of a new smartphone app called STOPit that allows students…

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WLV Board hears about Middle School progress

WLV Board hears about Middle School progress

From the Las Vegas Optic The West Las Vegas Board of Education approved bids from three New Mexico companies at its regular meeting Thursday night. Raton’s Northern New Mexico Gas was approved as the vendor for propane. Septic Works from Estancia was selected for septic removal. And Las Vegas’ Diamond PRO Pest Control will handle…

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City Schools ask for patience amid remodel

City Schools ask for patience amid remodel

From the Las Vegas Optic With a new school year less than two weeks away, construction is still in progress on Los Niños Elementary. Most recently, crews have been working on paving new parking lots and adding a drop-off loop that parents and buses can access from Mountain View Drive. “We’re going to have some…

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WLV Schools takes questions on proposed drug testing

WLV Schools takes questions on proposed drug testing

From the Las Vegas Optic During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Wednesday, West Las Vegas Schools discussed enacting policies that would require drug testing of staff members and students. Board member Ambrosio Castellano began the discussion by stressing his desire to formulate a policy that would require new employees to be…

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City Schools approves security measures

City Schools approves security measures

From the Las Vegas Optic Security at Las Vegas City Schools sites was a key focus of Thursday night’s board meeting. The board approved a number of items aimed at improving security at all district’s schools, starting with doors. The board approved a purchase order that would replace or repair doors at all City schools…

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WLV Middle School nearly ready to re-open its doors

WLV Middle School nearly ready to re-open its doors

From the Las Vegas Optic Renovations at West Las Vegas Middle School are wrapping up, just in time to welcome students for a new school year. Construction crews are currently working to make the final adjustments to bring the building into compliance with fire codes. “We’re waiting for a few things to get finished,” said…

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Local districts set to crunch PARCC stats

Local districts set to crunch PARCC stats

From the Las Vegas Optic Standardized testing scores show students across New Mexico scored higher in language and math over previous years, according to results released by the Public Education Department on Thursday. Statewide results from the test called the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career, or PARCC, show 31 percent of…

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