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Clark County School District Celebrates Nevada Reading Week

Trustees, Superintendent And Elected Officials To Read To Students

February 22, 2019 - 4:47 pm

LAS VEGAS (KXNT) - Students throughout the Clark County School District (CCSD) will celebrate Nevada Reading Week Feb. 25 through March 1. This year’s theme is: "Find your superpower: Read!” Parents, community members, and others will visit schools to engage students in fun reading activities and promote learning through literacy.

Nevada Reading Week will have a new feature this year, as CCSD has teamed up with a variety of state legislators who will read to students from Carson City via Skype and Google. CCSD students will have the opportunity to not only hear legislators read to them, but it will also learn more about the legislative session happening now.

Nevada Reading Week is a statewide initiative that was started in 1987 by the Nevada Department of Education for Nevada teachers and librarians to celebrate reading through shared thematic activities. The special week usually begins in the last week of February and coincides with the birthday of beloved children's book author Dr. Seuss.

One of the books that will be featured prominently at schools during Nevada Reading Week will be this year’s Each One Read One selection of “Barnacle is Bored” by Jonathan Fenske. Each One Read One is a CCSD Board of School Trustees initiative where each year, the Trustees select one book to be highlighted in schools throughout the year to promote the love of reading.

Expected to be in attendance are CCSD Trustees, CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara, Legislators who represent Clark County schools, author Jonathan Fenske, and CCSD students.

The event will be Monday, February 25 at 9 a.m., at Harley Harmon Elementary School, located at 5351 S. Hillsboro Lane


Monday, Feb. 25

1:30 p.m.

J.T. McWilliams Elementary School

1315 Hiawatha Road

Las Vegas, NV 89108

CCSD Board of School Trustees Member Dr. Linda E. Young will read to students

Tuesday, Feb. 26

10 a.m.

C.T. Sewell Elementary School

700 E. Lake Mead Parkway

Henderson, NV 89015

CCSD Board of School Trustees Member Deanna L. Wright will read to students

Wednesday, Feb. 27

9 a.m.

James B. McMillan Elementary School

7000 Walt Lott Drive

Las Vegas, NV 89128

CCSD Board of School Trustees President Lola Brooks will read to students

Wednesday, Feb. 27

10 a.m.

Fredric W. Watson Elementary School

5845 N. Commerce St.

North Las Vegas, NV 89031

CCSD Board of School Trustees Member Danielle Ford will read to students

Wednesday, Feb. 27

11:15 a.m.

Keith C. and Karen W. Hayes Elementary School

9620 W. Twain Ave.

Las Vegas, NV 89147

CCSD Superintendent Dr. Jesus F. Jara will read to students

Thursday, Feb. 28

9:10 a.m.

Eva G. Simmons Elementary School

2328 Silver Clouds Drive

North Las Vegas, NV 89031

Each One Read One featured author Jonathan Fenske will read to students.