Summer is finally here for thousands of students within the Clark County School District because Thursday was their last day of school.
Rising second grader, Junior Salgado is ready to start his summer activities.
“I can do stuff,” Junior said. “Whatever I want, because I have a book, I can watch TV, play games and stuff.”
However, Junior’s mom Sylvia Salgado has different plans for her son. She wants to get him involved with the boys and Girls Club so he can stay active.
“There’s nothing to do at home, and it’s better for them to be out than being at home all day on their PlayStation, I guess,” Salgado said.
Older students, like the ones at Spring Valley High School, are also gearing up for a busy break.
“I’m going to UCLA to train for Track and Field, and I’m going to be most likely training for football too,” said Shahan Vesi, a student at Spring Valley High.
“I’m planning to endeavor into some new hobbies such as learning how to play the piano; something I’ve always wanted to learn since I was a kid,” said Nawshin Hussain, a student at Spring Valley High.
CCSD says no matter what their students have planned for the summer, there are plenty of ways for them to stay engaged while learning.
“Students can take classes from home through our online program,” said Melinda Malone, Communications Director at the Clark County School District.
Malone says sign-ups for online classes will end in a few days. Summer school walk-in registration is next week. There are also Safekey programs, which mentor students, even during the summer months.
“We want you to stay actively engaged mentally, and get out and have some fun; get out and have some physical fun,” Malone said.
CCSD: Summer Information
Fun is exactly what most students 8 News NOW spoke to are looking forward to doing.
“This a chance to do something that I didn’t have the time for during the school year,” Nawshin said. “You know, really put my passion into something.”
For more information on the different programs available for students, along with more information on graduation dates go here.