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Parents, students finally experience a ‘real summer’

Summer 2011 marked the first time in more than 20 years that every student in the Clark County School District enjoyed a true, classic, nearly three-month-long summer vacation. It all ends Monday with the start of a new school year.

Job prospects appear better this year for teens

Last summer, Bishop Gorman High School senior Tyler Tucky turned in at least 10 job applications at places all over town. “I couldn’t even get an interview,” he recalled.

Nevada Moves Day puts emphasis on exercise

Pushing a scooter, pedaling a bike and walking helps children get their recommended 60 minutes of physical activity, educators said. For Nevada Moves Day on Wednesday, Henderson Mayor Andy Hafen and Clark County School Board Trustee Deanna Wright accompanied school children on a one-mile hike to the school from the Multi-generational Center near Green Valley and Paseo Verde parkways.

R-Jeneration: Palo Verde High School principal juggles responsibilities with a smile

Dan Phillips, principal of Palo Verde High School, is waking up to start off his day. With a cup of coffee and a bowl of cereal, 45 minutes go by as he thinks about what the day will bring. He arrives at school at 6:15 and the day starts off with quad duty, monitoring what all the students are doing before school.