Senator Square: Juniors taking ACT test on Tuesday

Paris, Ben and Madison Vaccaro.

Paris, Ben and Madison Vaccaro.

On Tuesday, only juniors will be attending school at CHS. The state mandated ACT test will be given during the day for juniors. Freshmen, sophomores and seniors get the day off. However, proficiencies also will be given that day to some seniors. Seniors who need to take proficiencies have been notified by the school. School is in normal session the rest of the days of the week, including Monday, originally scheduled to be an early release. Due to the day off on Tuesdays for everyone but juniors, Monday is now a regular class day with no early release. If you have questions, contact the attendance office at 283-1910.


The first Father/Daughter Ball was held last weekend at Carson High School. The event was a huge success for its first year with more than 600 dads and daughters attending. Proceeds from the event benefitted four different student clubs at CHS. The community-wide event was open to all ages of girls and fathers. We want to thank junior students Paris Regan and Ben Ray who spent the evening dressed as Cinderella and Prince Charming and delighted all the little girls at the dance. It was a magical evening. Because of its success, the event will be an annual event.


CHS students who qualified at the state competition for the Nationals of National History Day to be held in June in Baltimore are busy fundraising for their travel. You can help by eating out at BJ’s Restaurant in south Reno on April 28 from 4 to 10 p.m. You must present a flier to your server so it’s know you are dining to help the kids raise money. BJ’s will then donate 15 percent of total food sales back to the students. Email their adviser, Nicole Fagundes to receive a copy of this flier to use that night at


National History Day (NHD) announced Nicole Fagundes was nominated to receive the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Nominees have shown outstanding creativity, commitment, and inspiration in developing student interest in history. Each state winner is awarded $500, and is eligible for the National Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award. Two national winners, announced on June 18, 2015, will receive $10,000 in recognition of their outstanding efforts. Fagundes, CHS world history teacher is one of only two winners from the state. Middle and high school teachers are nominated by their administrators, peers, or themselves for the award. Each participating state is allowed to select one high school and one middle school teacher to receive the state award and consideration for the national award. “National History Day firmly believes that quality teachers are the best educational tools that students have,” said National History Day Executive Director Cathy Gorn.

“The teachers selected as Behring award recipients are a credit to their discipline, and exemplify what it takes to be a quality educator.” Congratulations to Ms. Fagundes. CHS is lucky to have you on our staff and teaching our students.


National Honor Society students will be holding their annual spring blood drive on Wednesday, April 29 at the high school. Please contact their adviser Mrs. Glenn to make an appointment at


The spotlight this week is on Adela Bracamontes. Adela has taken many challenging AP and honors classes throughout high school and currently holds a weighted grade point average of 3.86. Adela spent a year in FBLA and has earned academic letters for her achievements. She’s also fluent in two languages.

Adela has held a couple of part time jobs in the fast food industry the past two years while attending high school. She enjoys cooking and baking in her free time. She’s currently putting in hours on how to maintain automobiles by learning to do oil changes, change tires and do tune-ups.

Adela plans on attending WNC next year to become a nurse. She would love to work in a doctor’s office as an assistant or possibly become a nurse practitioner. We are proud of Adela and her accomplishments and wish her all the best.

Angila Golik is a government teacher at Carson High and a member of Senator Pride.


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