Churchill County High School
Each year parents of seniors join the CCHS Grad Night committee to help their seniors host events and raise money for their grad night. The CCHS Grad Night committee for the Class of 2023 has been busy planning their first big event of the year — a Casino Royale Night.
The event was supposed to be a New Year’s Eve celebration, but the committee decided it would be best to rescheduled to Jan. 7 at the Fallon Convention Center.
In addition to casino games, there will also be a wine tasting (additional cost), a prime rib and shrimp dinner (additional cost), and a silent auction with some hot items like an African Safari and incredible baskets put together by local businesses.
Doors will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 6 p.m., and the casino floor will open at 7 p.m. Attendees of all ages can come for dinner but must be 21 years of age or older to stay for the casino portion of the night. Tickets can be purchased at Digitex, His Inspirations, and Enamel Salon.
For information contact Alisha Hill at 775-336-7132.
Churchill County Middle School
To celebrate the end of the semester, CCMS students and staff came together in the gym for a grand celebration. The assembly was planned by teachers Courtney Aguilera, Meagan Forrest, and CCMS student council.
There were games such as musical spots, and teacher tree decorating, there were prize drawings from Gerka Bucks that were spent at the store this year, Lucas Koenig’s choir class sang a few songs, Officer Grinch from the Fallon Police Department made an appearance, and Aguilera invited Nuestra Herencia Mexicana, the High Desert Grange 22 dance group, to come in and perform.
It was a great way to build school spirit and community and gather together as a school before leaving each other for winter break.
Numa Student Council sponsored a 12 Days of Christmas Cheer challenge as the school counted down to winter break. They posted ways to spread kindness and encouragement with fun challenges started on Dec. 1.
Challenges assigned to each day included greeting someone they didn’t know, making a Christmas card for someone, doing something kind to help one of their family members at home, complimenting 10 people, and more. The countdown ended on Dec. 16, and the final daily challenge was to wear crazy Christmas attire to school and to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a happy winter break.
E.C. Best had their annual Jingle Jog on Friday before break. Local first responders came to help pass out peppermint candies, and the student's families also attended and participated in laps.
This is a friendly little competition between classes. Each student and their families complete laps and at the end of each lap, they are given a peppermint candy by the first responders. Once the time is up, students return to their classrooms to count their laps (peppermint candies) and the number is reported to Principal Keith Boone.
The class that has the most laps wins a fun prize. This annual event has become quite a popular and treasured tradition and is loved by all ECB staff, students, and families.
This month first-grade teacher Stacey Manning has been teaching her class about the different holidays celebrated in December. They have learned about Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, and Christmas. They also learned songs for each holiday. Last week, they visited Highland Manor and the Homestead to sing these songs to the residents, and they handed out flowers.
“The residents enjoyed it so much and so did these little ones. It was such a blessing to be able to do this,” said Manning, who has done this with her class every year but had to stop going for a few years because of COVID. “This is the first year we have been allowed to go into the homes and do this again which made it even more special and magical.”
Students at Northside were greeted by a familiar green visitor last Thursday. Officer Grinch from the Fallon Police Department visited every classroom and surprised students on their last day before winter break.
On behalf of our school, we would like to thank the FPD for making this happen. The students and staff enjoyed seeing him in the halls and loved having him pop into their classrooms. We are hoping to see Officer Grinch again next year.