CCSD news: Parent night; sports updates; energy education

From left: Churchill County Middle School middle students Michael Doud, Kinley Dinneen, Ashlyn Johnson, Gianna Salisbury, Rylee Hammond, Laurel Beach and Jasmine Guzman show off their ribbons.

From left: Churchill County Middle School middle students Michael Doud, Kinley Dinneen, Ashlyn Johnson, Gianna Salisbury, Rylee Hammond, Laurel Beach and Jasmine Guzman show off their ribbons.
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The CCHS baseball team gathered in the gym April 22 as senior Baylor Sandberg signed his letter of intent to play baseball at Sacramento State.

Sandberg has played four years in the Greenwave baseball program and was the 3A Northern Player of the Year in 2023. Sandberg also played Greenwave football and basketball.

“Baylor is a perfect example of a player that has worked incredibly hard to get to where he is. As a program, we couldn’t be more proud and excited for him. The Hornets are getting a great addition to their team” said Greenwave baseball coach Riley Horn.


Churchill County Middle School track season is in full swing as the track team traveled to Lovelock last week to participate in the yearly met hosted by Pershing County.

All students showcased their track and field events, celebrated with each other, and received some of their ribbons from their first track meet.

“I think my favorite thing I have seen at these last two track meets as a first-time track coach is the sportsmanship, and comradely. Not just for our own team but for all teams,” Coach Courtney Aguilera said.


Students in Kristina McFadden and Jerrilynn Nall's fourth-grade classes constructed ramps and tested them out to experience and explore potential and kinetic energy.

“Students measured the distance each ball rolled and evaluated how the structure and materials affected the ball's movement. Science is fascinating and the students were truly fascinated to see the results,” Nall said.


Volunteers from the American Red Cross came to ECB to teach second-grade students what to do in the event of an earthquake or fire. They brought booklets on disaster relief and pillowcases for students to color to create their own emergency kits.

“They did an amazing job and we are grateful for their service to our community and for them to take the time to come in and teach our young students,” Christine Mori said.


LES teachers have attended professional learning with AG in the Classroom and on April 18 LES hosted an AG Festival for K-1 students. Each class visited nine different stations to learn about how Fallon benefits from agriculture.

Stations consisted of plants, worms, a variety of animals, branding information, and butcher explanations. Churchill County Museum also shared the importance of water to the Lahontan Valley.

Assistant Superintendent Stacey Cooper attended the event.

“The creativity, curiosity, and teamwork put into this fabulous event must be applauded,” she said. “Thank you Fallon local markets and businesses for celebrating our day-to-day life, and embracing the curiosity of young minds, and thank you to the teachers for making this event a resounding success. Keep nurturing our children’s passion for agriculture and continue to sow the seeds of knowledge. Well done, everyone.”

There were multiple supporters in making this endeavor happen including the Nevada Farm Bureau, Churchill Farm Bureau, Nevada Department of Education, UNR Extension, Nevada Department of Agriculture, Lahontan Valley Cattlewomen, The Village Nursery and Garden Center, Churchill County Museum, Churchill County High School FFA, Churchill County 4-H, High Desert Grange and Fallon Livestock Processing, LLC.

“We cannot thank all of you enough. We also want to extend a special thank you to Leanna Carey for organizing this event,” Principal Kimi Melendy said.


Northside Early Learning Center hosted a parent night April 23. Families had the opportunity to come for dinner, and actively engage with other families. Churchill County School District Transition Coordinator Sara McGowan and Early Learning Special Education Teacher Laura Lee Christensen led parents through a comprehensive understanding of navigating public education.

The best part of the evening involved our own parents finding connection and community amongst the common foundations of their children. It was a great evening that I was truly honored to take part in.

— Assistant Superintendent Stacey Cooper


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