While President Barack Obama was busy elsewhere Thursday morning, Las Vegas’ luckiest little VIPs were at the airport checking out his ride. “It’s Obama’s airplane!” 10-year-old Brianna Whitfield shouted upon spotting Air Force One while on one of the coolest field trips ever.
The local teachers union claimed Thursday that Clark County School District’s budget balancing scenario of 1,000 teacher layoffs to save $39 million if wage freezes aren’t enacted is misleading.
Charlie Parsons, former director of the FBI’s Los Angeles division, sat discreetly in the audience of 150 picture-taking parents.
Eric Boe is one of NASA’s top astronauts. The pilot of Space Shuttle Discovery was on hand to give a presentation to students Jan. 11 at the Northwest Career and Technical Academy, 8200 W. Tropical Parkway, where he spoke about his experiences and answered students’ questions.
“We need your help.” That is the Clark County School District’s stance. The district launched the Watch Us Grow campaign and website this month in conjunction with Superintendent Dwight Jones’ State of the District address Jan. 5 at Chaparral High School.
Eleven students at Hyde Park finished in the top 1 percent in the Mathematical Association of America’s American Mathematics Contest 8, an international competition held in November. One Hyde Park student, Ian Johnson, got a perfect score for the second year in a row. Hyde Park is one of the Clark County School District’s magnet schools.