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Jul
23
2014
"I have requested that our staff place an item on the next WCSD board meeting agenda, scheduled for Tuesday July 29, so the Board can consider and take possible action regarding the future of the Superintendent's employment contract with the schoo...   News More

Jul
22
2014
Effective immediately, Pedro Martinez has been relieved of his duties as superintendent of the Washoe County School District. We are in discussions with Mr. Martinez, and for legal reasons, we cannot share specific details. For a short period ...   News More

Jul
14
2014
Five newly-graduated high school seniors from WCSD have earned scholarships from colleges and universities participating in the National Merit Scholarship program.   News More

Jul
10
2014
Two new principals and 15 new assistant principal assignments have been announced for the 2014-2015 school year in the Washoe County School District.   News More

Jul
9
2014
At the annual Board of Directors meeting, the Education Alliance of Washoe County elected new officers and members of the Board.   News More

Jun
27
2014
As part of a continuing effort to provide increased support for children who are facing challenges as they develop and improve their reading, writing, and mathematics skills, WCSD has launched its Zoom School Summer Academy program at seven elemen...   News More

Jun
25
2014
Responding to the public call for greater transparency and more accessible information about how taxpayer funding is used to support its educational mission, the WCSD Board of Trustees unveiled an online "Open Checkbook" at its June 24 meeting.   News More

Jun
23
2014
The WCSD School Police Department has announced that K-9 Dante has passed away.   News More

Jun
23
2014
As a direct response to the public call for greater transparency and more easily accessible information about how taxpayer funding is used to support its educational mission, the WCSD Board of Trustees will unveil an online "Open Checkbook" at its...   News More

Jun
17
2014
The 6th Annual 'Fit for Perfect Attendance' event will take place this Saturday, June 21, 2014 at Bill Pearce Courtesy Honda, 780 Kietzke Lane in Reno. The Raffealli Family has donated a brand new Honda Fit for the last 6 years to a graduating sen...   News More

Jun
12
2014
The inaugural class of graduates from North Star Online School will receive their diplomas at their graduation ceremony on Friday, June 13.   News More

Jun
11
2014
Eight high school seniors from WCSD have earned college scholarships through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation for the 2014-2015 school year.   News More

Jun
11
2014
Swimming, skateboarding, biking, and playing on the monkey bars - all summer activities of kids. But summer isn't fun for children who are hungry. Low-income children who depend on free lunch and breakfast at school can be at risk of hunger du...   News More

Jun
10
2014
WCSD students are celebrating a successful spring sports season after bringing home titles in track and field, swimming, baseball, softball and golf.   News More

Jun
9
2014
Students at Kate Smith Elementary School will hold a STEM Career Day, to learn more about careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics   News More

Jun
9
2014
Three principals have been named to lead schools in WCSD for the coming school year.   News More

Jun
5
2014
The Glenn Duncan STEM Academy is teaming up with Washoe County to host its second annual STEM Expo on Saturday, June 7.   News More

Jun
5
2014
The students and staff at Sun Valley Elementary School are celebrating the culmination of their beautification efforts over the past year.   News More

Jun
4
2014
Governor Brian Sandoval and Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga today announced a free online summer reading program to encourage all Nevada students to read at least five books this summer.   News More

Jun
3
2014
WCSD is encouraging parents with children who are 13 or younger to enter the sixth annual Nevada $529 College Savings Day Contest, sponsored by the Nevada State Treasurer's Office and the Nevada College Savings Board.   News More

May
28
2014
Two students and one staff member will donate their hair to "Locks of Love" at Stead Elementary School during a fundraiser on Thursday, May 29.   News More

May
27
2014
An aviation pioneer who was also one of 13 American women to undergo some of the same tests as the original Project Mercury astronauts in the 1960's will speak to WCSD students and their families about her experiences this week.   News More

May
27
2014
Nineteen Wooster High School students will be honored at a ceremony. These students received academic scholarships covering 70% or more of their four-year tuition at the universities they will attend in the fall.   News More

May
21
2014
Four students from Swope Middle School will receive commendations from Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez after they helped extinguish a structure fire near their school.   News More

May
21
2014
The Role Model Summit, led by Olympic gold medalist David Wise, brings professional athletes and local role models to students across WCSD with messages of encouragement, hope and perseverance.   News More

May
16
2014
Nine new principals have been named to WCSD schools for the 2014-2015 school year.   News More

May
16
2014
WCSD has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award, and is one of just 30 employers nationwide to be considered for the award.   News More

May
15
2014
Seventeen of the WCSD's most inspiring graduates are the focus of the 2014 "Countdown to Graduation" campaign.   News More

May
14
2014
The Nevada Department of Education invites the public to comment on the draft Information Security and Privacy Policy, which addresses how student data is collected, used, shared, and stored by the Department.   News More

May
12
2014
Lois Allen Elementary School will celebrate "Hands Around the World" with dancing, songs, and activities.   News More

May
12
2014
Hundreds of students and staff members from the Washoe County School District (WCSD) are participating in the annual National Bike to Work, School, and Fun Week from May 10-16. Students are encouraged to wear their safety gear while traveling to a...   News More

May
8
2014
Several dozen Vaughn Middle School students will be honored at the school's annual Breakfast of Champions on Friday, May 9.   News More

May
8
2014
Students at Stead Elementary School have gathered more than 2,000 pairs of donated shoes for students in Kenya as part of their "Think Kindness" campaign.   News More

May
7
2014
As part of its continuing commitment to an open dialogue with the community, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) will hold its second townhall meeting to discuss revisions to the strategic plan-Envision WCSD 2015-Investing In Our Future-which...   News More

May
7
2014
Corbett students wrote a letter to Mayor Robert Cashell, asking for his help in constructing a new playground for their school. Mayor Cashell and other members of City of Reno government identified $245,000 in CDBG funds to rehabilitate the kinder...   News More

May
6
2014
A townhall meeting has been scheduled for Wednesday, May 7, to discuss the revised strategic plan and tentative budget for 2014-2015.   News More

May
6
2014
LearnZillion, a national organization dedicated to helping teachers learn innovative new ways to teach curriculum from the Common Core State Standards, has named WCSD educators Jodie Westmont and Chris Hayes to its national "Dream Team" of extraor...   News More

May
5
2014
Hug High School senior Jose Solorio has been named a winner of a Gates Millennium Scholarship, one of only four students in Nevada and the only student in the Washoe County School District to receive the prestigious honor this year.   News More

May
1
2014
WCSD Signature Academies and Career & Technical Education will be in the spotlight on Thursday, May 1, during the "Salute to Signatures & CTE" event.   News More

Apr
30
2014
WCSD will hold two townhall meetings to discuss revisions to the strategic plan which has led to significant improvements in academics and operations over the last five years.   News More

Apr
29
2014
The public is invited to a townhall meeting to discuss the revised strategic plan and tentative budget for 2014-2015.   News More

Apr
25
2014
LVES students will pick up trash and litter around Swan Lake. They will also hear a presentation from Bob Goodman of the Lahontan Audubon Society who will talk about the history of the lake and the migratory birds that visit each year. This is a f...   News More

Apr
25
2014
Members of the Reno South Rotary Club will spend part of their day at the school, helping to beautify the playground. School staff will also help with the effort. The Reno South Rotary Club is a Partner in Education with Roger Corbett Elementary S...   News More

Apr
24
2014
Students and staff at Esther Bennett Elementary School are holding an assembly to thank their mentors who have donated time to help students achieve their academic goals.   News More

Apr
24
2014
Students at Hunter Lake Elementary School will hold a Fun Run to raise money for their science and math program.   News More

Apr
23
2014
A discussion about how WCSD's career and technical education programs are strengthening Nevada's economy will be featured on KNPB's "A Conversation" Friday, April 25, at 8:30 p.m.   News More

Apr
18
2014
WCSD has chosen three principals who will be honored as principals of the year for 2014.   News More

Apr
16
2014
A student engineering team from the Academy of Arts, Careers & Technology (AACT) has won the first NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge, beating dozens of other high school teams from 19 states, Puerto Rico, Germany, India, Mexico and Russia.   News More

Apr
15
2014
The students and staff at AACT High School will gather Wednesday morning to honor the students whose "rover" won the NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge last weekend.   News More

Apr
14
2014
Questions, answers and dialogue will be the order of the day as Superintendent Pedro Martinez hosts one of his monthly Brown Bag Lunch discussions on Wednesday, April 16.   News More

Apr
1
2014
Charles Schwab Bank has made a $10,000 matching grant donation to the Nevada College Kick Start Program through the 1:1 Fund, which allows donors to make contributions to children's savings programs.   News More

Mar
31
2014
After a highly successful Run for Education event last fall, the Education Alliance of Washoe County is planning the 2014 Run for Education.   News More

Mar
28
2014
WCSD will hold its third intersession of the school year beginning Monday, March 31.   News More

Mar
26
2014
The Washoe County School District's (WCSD) virtual school, North Star Online School, will unveil its new name and introduce its new principal at its new location in the Glenn Hare Center. WCSD and the North Star staff and students will hold a ribb...   News More

Mar
26
2014
In its continuing commitment to ensuring that all students find academic success, WCSD has identified two more schools that will receive targeted support and leadership as part of the Acceleration Zone that was created last spring.   News More

Mar
24
2014
Beginning this month, 234 schools in Nevada will participate in the Smarter Balanced Field Test, a practice run of computer-based assessments for grades 3 through 11 in English language arts and mathematics.   News More

Mar
21
2014
Hundreds of WCSD parents and students are slated to attend Family Access Day at UNR on Saturday, March 22.   News More

Mar
18
2014
Students at nearly 30 schools in Washoe County will celebrate the benefits of exercise and an active lifestyle during the Fifth Nevada Moves Day.   News More

Mar
14
2014
Reno Fire Chief Michael Hernandez and firefighters from the Reno Fire Department will read to students during Nevada Reading Week March 17 through March 21.   News More

Mar
11
2014
Nevada's Fifth Family Engagement in Education Summit begins Thursday, March 13.   News More

Mar
10
2014
In honor and remembrance of Sparks Middle School Teacher and Nevada National Guard member Master Sgt. Michael Landsberry, the Nevada Military Support Alliance has invited Lt. Col. Dave Grossman to speak at the Reno Sparks Convention Center on Thur...   News More

Mar
10
2014
Showcase Nevada: The After-School Experience Conference Kickoff Event will be held on Monday, March 10.   News More

Mar
6
2014
Nevada Superintendent of Public Instruction Dale Erquiaga will read to students at two Reno elementary schools on Friday, March 7.   News More

Mar
3
2014
Questions, answers, and dialogue will be the order of the day as Superintendent Pedro Martinez hosts one of his monthly "Brown Bag Lunch" discussions on Wednesday, March 3.   News More

Mar
3
2014
WCSD and the American Red Cross will strengthen their mutual goal of community disaster awareness and preparedness with the signing of a shelter agreement.   News More

Feb
24
2014
Since the Nevada legislature passed a law in 2013 requiring school districts to keep a supply of epinephrine shots at each school in case any student suffers a life-threatening allergic reaction, two WCSD students have received the shots on an eme...   News More

Feb
24
2014
Trevor Trunnels, a senior at AACT, is a finalist in the 59th annual National Merit Scholarship competition, the first student to earn this honor at his high school.   News More

Feb
21
2014
The Washoe County School District is registering kindergarten students for the 2014-2015 school year.   News More

Feb
21
2014
Adrienne Barry, a history teacher at North Valleys High School in Reno, has been selected to represent Nevada at National History day in Washington, D.C.    News More

Feb
20
2014
Alyssa Inskip, a student at Reed High School in Sparks, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards.   News More

Feb
20
2014
Kindergarten students and their 4th-grade buddies compete together in Olympic events.   News More

Feb
14
2014
As part of a continuing community conversation in the aftermath of a series of tragic events in the Reno-Sparks area, Sen. Debbie Smith and the Washoe County School District will host a Community and School Safety Forum on Wednesday, Feb. 19 at th...   News More

Feb
10
2014
Questions, answers, and dialogue will be the order of the day as Superintendent Pedro Martinez hosts one of his monthly "Brown Bag Lunch" discussions on Wednesday, Feb. 12.   News More

Feb
7
2014
Hundreds of WCSD parents and students are expected to attend Family Access Day at UNR on Saturday, Feb. 8 in the Joe Crowley Student Union.   News More

Feb
5
2014
The tremendous contributions of school counselors in the Washoe County School District and across the nation will be the focus of National School Counseling Week, which runs from Feb. 3 through Feb. 7.   News More

Feb
4
2014
The Public Education Foundation will hold its Northern Nevada Leadership Summit, "Leadership in Action," at the Siena Hotel Spa Casino in Reno on Friday, Feb. 7.   News More

Jan
28
2014
Following six years of service on the Washoe County School District Board of Trustees, Estela Gutierrez announced today she will not run for re-election to the board in November, 2014.   News More

Jan
27
2014
Kindergarten students who are classified as English Language Learners have some extra support as they begin their education journeys.   News More

Jan
22
2014
In the 2014 State of Education Address, the WCSD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Pedro Martinez updated the community on the achievements of the past year and the challenges that lie ahead for the District.   News More

Jan
21
2014
The Washoe County School District (WCSD) Textbook Adoption Committee has selected finalists for new Advanced Placement World Language textbooks.   News More

Jan
21
2014
The public is invited to join the WCSD Board of Trustees and Superintendent Pedro Martinez for the annual presentation of this year's State of Education Address Wednesday, Jan. 22, at 6 p.m. at the Reno High School Theater.   News More

Jan
16
2014
The White House has named 102 math and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. Nevada's winners are both from the Washoe County School District.   News More

Jan
15
2014
In a series of unanimous votes at its meeting on Jan. 14, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) Board of Trustees re-elected Barbara Clark to serve as president for 2014, Dr. Barbara McLaury to serve as vice president, and Lisa Ruggerio to serv...   News More

Jan
13
2014
The Washoe County School District is asking members of the public to offer their opinions about the success of the second intersession which concluding Friday, Jan. 10.   News More

Jan
2
2014
The Washoe County School District is accepting Letters of Interest from residents of Washoe County for its Oversight Panel for School Facilities.   News More

Dec
19
2013
As the fall sports season draws to a close, student athletes competing in a variety of sports are celebrating a number of achievements and honors at the regional and state levels.   News More

Dec
18
2013
With generous support from parents, staff, and the community, the McQueen High School marching band has reached its fundraising goal and will march in the 2014 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.   News More

Dec
17
2013
The Washoe County School District will hold its second intersession following the winter break.   News More

Dec
16
2013
As part of the AT&T Aspire program, AT&T Nevada today presented a check for $71,000 to Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) Nevada to support the program at Wooster High School.   News More

Dec
13
2013
Glenn Duncan STEM Academy choir will perform at the Washoe County Board of Commissioners meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 17.   News More

Dec
13
2013
The Reno Aces Foundation, in partnership with leading U.S. toy company JAKKS Pacific, Inc., will distribute 8,000 toys to children in the Northern Nevada area as part of the "Six Days of Giving."   News More

Dec
13
2013
A volleyball tournament between teachers and students from Spanish Springs High School and Reed High School to raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation.   News More

Dec
11
2013
Hunsberger Elementary School is celebrating its Blue Ribbon Designation with an open house and award ceremony.   News More

Dec
11
2013
Citing his dedication to the school and students in his care, North Valleys High School custodian Patrick Peterson has been awarded the National 2013 Janitor of the Year award by Cintas Corporation.   News More

Dec
10
2013
WCSD's Signature Academies will be hosting a final Parent Information Night on Wednesday, Dec. 11.   News More

Dec
9
2013
Duncan S.T.E.M. Academy students and their families are invited to Family Night.   News More

Dec
9
2013
The McQueen High School marching band is in the final countdown to the 2014 Rose Parade on Jan. 1, 2014.   News More

Dec
6
2013
The African American Clergy Council of Northern Nevada has honored Deputy Superintendent Traci Davis for her service to the children of Washoe County.   News More

Dec
5
2013
Classes have been cancelled at Nancy Gomes Elementary School on Friday, Dec. 6, due to a low-level leak in the natural gas line that serves the school.   News More

Dec
5
2013
Nevada State Treasurer Kate Marshall and the Board of Trustees of the College Savings Plans of Nevada have announced the 2014 open enrollment period for the Nevada Prepaid Tuition Program.   News More

Dec
3
2013
A ribbon cutting ceremony will be held for the Vocational Opportunities for Inclusive Career Education (VOICE) Program.   News More

Nov
27
2013
The 2013 Run for Education attracted 3,222 runners and raised more than $160,000 to benefit schools in WCSD.   News More

Nov
26
2013
The Chamber, Washoe County School District5, and the Education Alliance of Washoe County are accepting applications from WCSD high school juniors for the 20th Annual Youth Leadership Program.   News More

Nov
25
2013
The Nevada Association of School Boards has recognized a longtime supporter of education, a veteran educator, and a Reno television reporter with awards for their service to WCSD.   News More

Nov
22
2013
Hundreds of Washoe County School District parents and students are invited to attend the second annual Family Access Day at UNR on Saturday, Nov. 23.   News More

Nov
22
2013
For the third consecutive year, KNPB Channel 5 Public Broadcasting, in cooperation with Gustin Sports Productions, PlayOn! Sports, and the NIAA (Nevada Interscholastic Athletic Association) will broadcast the Division 1 Regional High School Footba...   News More

Nov
20
2013
A noted researcher who develops assistive devices and prostheses "bionics" at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) will speak to students at Lemelson STEM Academy on Thursday, Nov. 21.   News More

Nov
19
2013
As an integral part of its strategic plan, the Washoe County School District is implementing social and emotional learning techniques in elementary through high school classrooms.   News More

Nov
18
2013
Alice Maxwell Elementary School has been named a National Title I Distinguished School for 2013, one of only two schools in Nevada and approximately 100 schools nationwide to be recognized this year.   News More

Nov
15
2013
The McQueen High School Band is raising funds to march in the 2014 Tournament of Roses parade, and is asking for help from the community.   News More

Nov
15
2013
Students and families in the Washoe County School District will have the opportunity to learn more about Signature Academies at a series of Family Information Nights.   News More

Nov
12
2013
Although several motions were made to move the measure forward, the Washoe County Commission Tuesday night took no action on the WCSD school capital funding bill.   News More

Nov
8
2013
Washoe County's Board of Commissioners is scheduled to discuss Nevada Assembly Bill 46 (AB 46) regarding the Washoe County School District's capital funding needs on Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 6 p.m.   News More

Nov
8
2013
The Washoe County School District is extending its thanks to the people of Washoe County and across the country who have stepped forward to help Sparks Middle School students and staff as they recover from the tragedy that claimed two lives and le...   News More

Nov
7
2013
The SMS Compassion fund grant committee moves swiftly. This afternoon, Wednesday, November 6, the first round of grants were distributed directly to families of the immediate victims. SMS Compassion Fund grants were made possible by 68 business a...   News More

Nov
7
2013
WCSD schools will celebrate Veterans Day with ceremonies for students, staff, families, and veterans.   News More

Nov
5
2013
Students and staff will dedicate a new mural in the main hallway of Jesse Hall Elementary School.   News More

Nov
5
2013
Questions, answers, and dialogue will be the order of the day as Superintendent Pedro Martinez hosts one of his monthly "Brown Bag Lunch" discussions on Wednesday, Nov. 6.   News More

Nov
1
2013
Almost two weeks after an on-campus shooting claimed the lives of a math teacher and student and left two students injured at Sparks Middle School, counselors say the school community is slowly beginning to heal and recover.    News More

Oct
31
2013
Hosted by the Education Alliance of Washoe County, the eighth annual Run for Education event supports WCSD students with all proceeds going to the Kids in Motion (KIM) grants and Passport Program.   News More

Oct
31
2013
The funeral service for Sparks Middle School Teacher and Master Sergeant Michael Landsberry will take place on Sunday, November 3. The funeral service will take place at Sparks Christian Fellowship (SCF) (510 Greenbrae Drive). Doors will open to...   News More

Oct
31
2013
The cities of Reno and Sparks have proclaimed Oct. 28 through Nov. 3 as "Reno/Sparks Goes to College Week." The annual college fair will allow middle and high school students and their parents from all over Nevada to get questions answered from ne...   News More

Oct
30
2013
The week of Oct. 14 marked the first fall intersession for Washoe County Schools. This intersession is part of the new balanced calendar that has been implemented in WCSD for the first time during the 2013-2014 school year. Now WCSD is asking memb...   News More

Oct
28
2013
More than 600 students returned to Sparks Middle School this morning, greeting teachers, counselors, and other staff members who welcomed them back to class.   News More

Oct
23
2013
Sparks Middle School Compassion Fund Accepting Donations. The SMS Compassion Fund will provide support for and to the victims, students, staff, families and Sparks Middle School in the wake of the tragedy.    News More

Oct
23
2013
The City of Sparks, in conjunction with the Washoe County School District, will hold a candlelight vigil on Friday, Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. to honor the students and staff at Sparks Middle School and remember the victims of the tragic shooting earlier t...   News More

Oct
22
2013
Washoe County School District Police Chief Mike Mieras has confirmed that Michael Landsberry, a Sparks Middle School math teacher, was killed during yesterday's shooting at the school.   News More

Oct
21
2013
A shooting took place shortly before classes were scheduled to begin at Sparks Middle School this morning, leaving two people dead and two people injured. Among the dead is a teacher. A student who is suspected of opening fire at the middle school...   News More

Oct
18
2013
The 2013 Run for Education has already attracted thousands of runners, and registrations are still being accepted.   News More

Oct
17
2013
Bus drivers and transportation aides will compete in an annual competition to safely and quickly install tire chains and secure wheelchairs.   News More

Oct
15
2013
As part of the ongoing effort to provide accurate information about its capital funding needs and at the request of the Washoe County Commission, WCSD recently participated in an independent analysis of the District's expenditure of rollover bond ...   News More

Oct
14
2013
The last of three Washoe County public meetings dedicated to discussions about Nevada Assembly Bill 46 (AB 46), the Washoe County School District's capital needs initiative, is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 15, at 4 p.m.   News More

Oct
14
2013
The Washoe County School District, Robert and Dorothy Keyser Foundation, and the Washoe Education Association are honoring veteran teacher Jodee Prudente with the 2014 Keyser Foundation WCSD Teacher of the Year award.   News More

Oct
10
2013
More than 63,000 Washoe County School District students and their teachers took cover under their desks today as part of the Great Nevada ShakeOut earthquake drill.   News More

Oct
10
2013
A number of schools in the Washoe County School District will introduce their first intersessions next week.   News More

Oct
9
2013
The Education Alliance of Washoe County, in partnership with the Washoe County School District, is planning its annual Principal for a Day event.   News More

Oct
9
2013
The William N. Pennington Foundation has funded a $400,000 grant to the Washoe County School District in support of the High School Signature Academies.   News More

Oct
8
2013
Hundreds of Washoe County School District (WCSD) students will join millions of children around the world when they participate in the 16th Annual International Walk to School Day on Wednesday, Oct. 9. This global event involves communities from ...   News More

Oct
8
2013
Spanish Springs High School will be featured Wednesday morning, Oct. 9, on "Good Morning America," after the school was chosen as one of five national finalists in a music video contest.   News More

Oct
7
2013
Washoe County School District students are observing Bullying Prevention Month this week by participating in a variety of activities on their campuses.   News More

Oct
4
2013
The Washoe County School District has created a call center to provide information about the school capital needs initiative.   News More

Oct
2
2013
Washoe County School District leaders will join Washoe County commissioners and members of the community in fielding questions and providing information about the school capital needs initiative during a live call-in show on KNPB Channel 5 on Thur...   News More

Oct
2
2013
Students will have the opportunity to learn more about highly-skilled careers in manufacturing and engineering at the Nevada Manufacturing Education EXPO. This event is hosted by the Washoe County School District (WCSD) and Truckee Meadows Communi...   News More

Oct
1
2013
October is Bullying Prevention Month at schools nationwide, and Washoe County School District students are participating in a number of activities designed to raise awareness about how they can work together to stop bullying.   News More

Sep
25
2013
Superintendent Pedro Martinez will join Gov. Brian Sandoval, members of the Board of Trustees, and hundreds of community volunteers for this year's Door to Door for Student Achievement event.   News More

Sep
25
2013
Superintendent Pedro Martinez will join Gov. Brian Sandoval, members of the WCSD Board of Trustees, and hundreds of volunteers from the community in the District's annual Door to Door for Student Achievement event this weekend.   News More

Sep
24
2013
For the first time in at least a decade, two Washoe County School District schools have been named National Blue Ribbon Schools by the U.S. Department of Education.   News More

Sep
23
2013
As part of National GEAR UP Week 2013, which begins Sept. 23, Traner Middle School, Vaughn Middle School, and the Dean's Future Scholars will participate in a celebration of the continuing success of Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Under...   News More

Sep
20
2013
Reno, NV (Sept. 20, 2013) - In its continuing commitment to provide support and resources to every school, help all students succeed in the classroom, and remain transparent with the community, the Washoe County School District (WCSD) has released...   News More

Sep
19
2013
The Washoe County School District is preparing to release data from its performance framework.   News More

Sep
16
2013
WCSD Trustees and Superintendent Pedro Martinez will answer questions and provide further information to Washoe County Commissioners about the school capital funding initiative (AB46) at the Commission meeting on Tuesday, Sept. 17.   News More

Sep
13
2013
A broken sprinkler and resulting flooding of hallways prompted the Washoe County School District (WCSD) to cancel classes at Spanish Springs High School today. Evacuation measures and safety procedures were followed, and all students and staff...   News More

Sep
13
2013
The Washoe County School District is making a final call to community volunteers to participate in the fifth annual "Door to Door for Student Achievement" campaign on Saturday, Sept. 28. The Board of Trustees and Superintendent Pedro Martinez are ...   News More

Sep
12
2013
Twenty high school students in the Washoe County School District have been named semifinalists in the 2014 National Merit Scholarship Program. They are among approximately 16,000 scholars nationwide who now have the opportunity to continue competi...   News More

Sep
11
2013
With generous donations from the Reno Rodeo, The Chamber, E.L. Cord Foundation, and the Junior League of Reno, Marvin Picollo School built an adaptive playground where students with special needs can spend time in physical therapy, occupational th...   News More

Sep
9
2013
Reno, NV (Sept. 10, 2013) - More than 3,300 students earned their high school diplomas during the 2012-2013 school year, setting a new record for the Washoe County School District (WCSD). The graduation rate rose three percentage points to 72 p...   News More

Sep
9
2013
WCSD will announce the graduation rates for the Class of 2013 and will discuss ongoing efforts to provide support and resources to help all students succeed in the Washoe County School District (WCSD).    News More

Sep
5
2013
A ribbon-cutting ceremony has been scheduled at the Dorothy Lemelson STEM Academy on Friday, September 6.   News More

Sep
5
2013
A national organization has recognized the Washoe County School District (WCSD) for fiscal responsibility during tight financial times. This is the sixteenth time the National Procurement Institute has honored the District with its Achievement of ...   News More

Aug
30
2013
Questions, answers, and dialogue will be the order of the day as Superintendent Pedro Martinez hosts one of his monthly "Brown Bag Lunch" discussions on Wednesday, Sept. 4. The event will be held from noon until 1 p.m. at the WCSD Brown Center at...   News More

Aug
23
2013
The Dorothy Lemelson STEM Academy-formerly Sierra Vista Elementary School-underwent renovations during the summer months, and students will be returning to their school on Monday, August 26. Superintendent Pedro Martinez, Principal Jonna AuCoin, t...   News More

Aug
15
2013
For the tenth consecutive year, "Stuff a Bus"-- the community effort to collect school supplies for students in need-- returns on Friday, August 16.   News More

Aug
9
2013
Students who worked through the summer to finish their final high school courses will receive their diplomas tonight in a graduation ceremony at North Valleys High School.   News More

Aug
9
2013
WCSD Trustees, Superintendent Pedro Martinez, and elected officials visit with staff, teachers, and students as the 2013-2014 school year gets underway.   News More

Aug
8
2013
In its continuing effort to help all students graduate from high school prepared for college and highly-skilled careers, the Board of Trustees and Superintendent Pedro Martinez are calling on community volunteers to participate in the fifth annual...   News More

Jul
31
2013
The Washoe County School District will welcome more than 63,000 students back to school on Monday, August 12.   News More

Jul
29
2013
WOLF School is a tuition-free, full-time virtual public school that provides K-12 students with the opportunity to take classes online from Nevada state certified teachers. Students are offered flexibility in scheduling their courses, and choose f...   News More