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classrooms with about 80 students. there was a mixed bagged of emotions among both students and parents. while some appear excited, others did not want to part ways for the day. the school allowed parents to stick around for the first day of class but the children will have to get used to not having their parents around for the six hours they are in school. the classrooms are limited to 21 students. last year, legislators 142-million dollars to provide full-day kindergarten. we spoke to the ccsd superintendent and a parent about the impact it will have on a the student's education. ((nicole baines - parent: on some sides just by being a first year, you know it is kinda hard again with students going through the transition. however, it is pretty good to you know, just go ahead and get a good start at it. pat skorkowsky superintendent, clark county school district: i think it will be a significant impact
make sure that they're ready to read.)) ((karen castro)) >> over at keller middle school, the "franchise school model" program is expanding to the campus. the program assigns a principal, who has proven to be successful, to more than one underperforming school. the goal is to turn that school around. the campus is also starting a student council and a mentorship program in hopes of improving student performance and getting them ready for high school. ((karen castro)) >> ccsd is also starting the challenges. as of last week, 90-thousand students were not registered which affects the per-pupil funding. the school district also has almost 320 teaching vacancies. reporting live, karen castro, 8 news now. ((christianne klein)) karen, now that kindergarten is a full day, can some of the students apply for the free or reduced meal program? ((karen castro)) >> there's no need to apply because all kindergarten students get a free breakfast
((paul joncich)) with so many children walking the streets, police will be scoping out any dangerous driving behaviors in and around school zones. the goal? to make sure no one gets hurt. 8 news now reporter shakala alvaranga followed one family ... on their first day of school. this is the new morning routine. it's 8-year-old mackenzie's first day of school! "i'm very excited. they're excited d everyone so hopefully it will be a good year." the paschall's moved to las vegas just three months ago. mackenize and her cousin are one of the many c-c-s-d students starting school. "what do you like about school? learning..." that's an answer i think her grandparents liked... her favorite subject is math. "i don't know how to multiply but i know how to do my pluses and minus'."
"i go with them every where, every where i go they're with me, and i teach them everything there is to know about safety, crossing the street, don't talk to strangers, listen to your teachers." and safety is top priority, as students walk to and from school, crossing those busy intersections. as many as 10 officers will be patrolling the area, highlighting the rules of the road ... and making sure students stay safe. important and it's very important around the school areas that people obey the speed limits and you have to look out for children and adults in the crosswalks." some good advice from a grandfather eager to watch his third grader grow up. shakala alvaranga 8 news now. ((paul joncich)) >> shakala, thank you. the patrols will be conducted every day until 5 in the afternoon. it'll end on friday. /// ((christianne klein))
>> ((tedd florendo)) ((( hotter today than yesteray with clear skies. breezes have picked up a little as well around the region up to 20 mainly. not anticipating any alert for wind today and the rest of the week. we are going to warm up through the week however with temps peaking on thursday and friday. humidity remains very dry as well. ................................ ... .................. evening planner calling for warm temperatures through the night with light breezes again. plenty of 90's this evening with 11pm temps nice and comfortable. commute temps should be in the 80's again and hotter tomorrow. but your morning should be nice with light winds increasing by
dollars of his own money towards the new stadium. (( 12:15:00 andy abboud/v.p. sands corp: "it's not because he's a lifelong raiders fan or nfl fan. he wants to take the city to the next level have a legacy for himself for the years to come and be able to see that the city can grow in a way that we never thought we be possible." )) ((paul joncich)) new artist renderings show how the stadium would look at two of the locations that are still in the running. sands corp representatives say sheldon adelson would have no ownership in the stadium. money because he wants to add to his legacy and he believes it will be good for the entire city./// ((christianne klein)) today the world is mourning the loss of a comedic icon. gene wilder passed away late sunday. family members say he died of complications from alzheimer's disease. wilder was best known for his lead role in "willy wonka and the chocolate factory" he also starred in a handful of mel brooks classics including "blazing saddles" and "young frankenstein" he was 83.///
sharing with us some of their favorite work from gene wilder alicia russo wrote "young frankenstein is one of my favorite movies of all time. i never get tired of it!" leticia rivera says "charlie and the chocolate factory love that movie in the casino where i work i'm right next to the willy wonka machine. i love to hear that song." and janice conley also wrote "his mel brooks movies are classics which i adore, but my favorite scenes are with richard pryor in silver streak." don't forget you conversation on our 8 news now social media pages you might just see your comment make it on-air./// ((paul joncich)) las vegas is celebrating one of of its olympic champions today. ((christianne klein)) sports director chris maathuis is live at desert breeze park where cody miller is being honored. ((chris maathuis))
this is 8 news now at four. ((paul joncich)) a olympic gold medal winner is back in las vegas. ((christianne klein)) not only does olympic swimmer but bronze as well. the first of four local olympians was celebrated today. cody miller was honored by the county this afternoon. sports director chris maathuis was there and joins us now with more on the celebrations. ((chris maathuis)) vegas. ((christianne klein)) not only does olympic swimmer cody miller come home with gold, but bronze as well. the first of four local olympians was celebrated today. cody miller was honored by the county this afternoon. sports director chris maathuis
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ay. ?? ((paul joncich)) is remembering the devastation caused by hurricane katrina today -- eleven years after the storm. katrina made landfall on august 29th 2005 between grand isle louisiana and the mouth of the mississippi river. the category three storm killed more than 18-hundred people... and displaced more than one million people in the gulf region. fema has called katrina "the single most catastrophic natural disaster in u-s history.... today the city's mayor and other
hurricane katrina memorial in honor of the victims./// ((christianne klein)) meanwhile a storm system headed for north carolina could be the next to be named. meteorologists are monitoring tropical depression eight... to see if it might become tropical storm hermine (her-meen). the depression formed sunday and is expected to move toward the east coast by mid week. a tropical storm watch is in effect for part of the outer banks -- from cape lookout to oregon inlet. north carolina's governor has asked coastal residents to watch discuss their emergency plans and update supply kits./// toss to weather ((tedd florendo)) ((( the heat returns this week and it's hotter today than yesterday with triple-digits around the region. winds increased as forecasted as well but still remain below windy criteria. we still are dry with
degrees warmer than yesterday. ................................ .. afternoon highs hot around the valley with temps hottest over to the east side of town where we're lower in elevation. especially for the east and southeast neigbhorhoods. not-as-hot for the locales on the west side of town especially the foothills and certainly the coolest. ................................ .... regional temps also stayed hot with hottest temps in laughlin and death valley. although we definitely got hotter for the colorado river valley from mesquite all the way down to the searchlight. more tolerable temps in the 90's for the central great basin where they also had some wind develop too. ................................ ... ..... u.s. temps show get stay hot only in the desert southwest but the
plains and the mid-atlantic states with muggy conditions there down to the deep south. .. ............................. .... .......... doppler radar looking clear again across the region with most of the precip up in the pacific northwest. looking at the high mexico/texas to continue to progress northward and bring hotter weather this week; specifically late week. looking at the next system to roll through the north part of the st week. .......................... ......... ................ here's the forecast. 80's by morning with clear skies and winds finally calming down overnight. should be comfortable and clear by morning wit wake-up temps in the 80's again. tomorrow expect a high of 106 again and hotter. we could see some light breezes returning again tomorrow. ................................ ... .................... extended temps show hotter temps
near 110 by the end of the workweek. staying dry as no monsoon has been seen. wind could be breezy at times through the week, but it's next week and late weekend when we do anticipate stronger winds. monsoon could return late next week or the week after according to long range models but that could change as well.
these endangered reptiles a safe habitat has spiked a surge in adoption requests.... an update... next on the valley's news leader./// announcer: you're december last year. 14 americans are killed in a mass shooting inspired by isis. in the
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((paul joncic remembering what would have been michael jackson's 58th birthday. and over the weekend, a dazzling piece was unveiled.. to honor and remember the singer. his white and blue pinstriped suit from "smooth criminal" was put on display at mandalay bay.. thanks to "michael jackson 'one'" by cirque du soleil and the estate of michael jackson. in "smooth criminal", the king of pop debuted the anti-gravity lean which became on of his signature moves. /// ((christianne klein)) some changes are coming to the animal foundation as of september first, you will be required to make an
your pet. the changes come as a part of "mission: possible 20-20". it's a strategic initiative to save the lives of all healthy and treatable animals....by 2020. the appointments will allow pet owners to get educated on options.. that could help keep their four-legged friends out of the shelter./// ((christianne klein)) we have an update to a story we first told you about last week.. the adoption drive for the federally protected endangered species, the desert tortoise.. three day long adoption drive this past weekend- waiving the normal seventy five dollar fee. officials say they receive 2 or 3 adoption requests per week... after our story aired more than 170 people filled out forms to adopt a desert tortoise and start the process to build a burrow or habitat for their new pet.. it is a multi-step process to adopt.. coming up in the 5 o clock hour we'll talk more about that.. and what tortoise group officials say they want to
((christianne klein)) for many kids at severely overcrowded schools-- the first day back also means back to portables instead of traditional classrooms. ((paul joncich)) >> wright elementary school has a whopping 28 portables. that's more than any other school. sharie johnson is live at the elementary school. sharie, how does this affect the kids? ((sharie johnson)) for one -- the superintendent says you loses that sense of like two schools on one campus. wright elementary school should have about 800 students.. instead, they have roughly 1,300 students. they have so many portables, they created a portable lunchroom and portable restrooms. the superintendent says ccsd has not been able to keep up with it's growth -- which is why the district is in this position. ((ccsd supt. pat skorkowsky it's almost like having two separate schools on campus,
portables and students inside the building we know that a portable is not the ideal situation although our teachers do a phenomenal job of making sure students receive the same amount of instruction )) tonight at six -- the impact one teacher says this has on kids in the classroom. ((sharie johnson)) as for parents -- one mom with two kids in portables, says she wants her kids closer to the need a nurse, fast. hear from her -- at six. paul? ((paul joncich)) when will the school get relief? ((sharie johnson)) >> this school will begin to feel relief in 2019. so will a handful of other elementary schools. but there's no timetable for middle and high schools with portables. ((christianne klein))
think. as kids head into the school year, doctors want families to think about the kind of bag they buy and how much weight they load on their children. about 54-hundred kids are treated each year for back pack injuries many of them sprains and strains to the shoulder or lower back . pediatricians recommend that kids avoid messenger bags, use a bag with two wide, padded straps to distribute the load, and make sure the bag is not too heavy. (( (dr. preeti parikh, american academy of pediatrics spokesperson) "take the ch' even less if you can but it's usually hard as a good approximation" )) ((christianne klein)) the american academy of pediatrics also suggests adjusting the back pack so that the bottom sits at the waist and packing it properly. kids who have to carry a lot of books might want to consider a backpack that rolls./// ((paul joncich)) lake las vegas is back in business this week. it was forced colse last week due to last weeks monsoon rains. officials tell us it's a routine process to keep everyone safe.
contaminants that would be harmful to any human contact with the lake.")) they tell us it's standard to close the lake when it takes on water from the wash. officials there say when it's closed down, the only thing it effects is that they don't don't reccommend swimming... people can still go out in their boats. the lake is now back open and we're told there were no issues found in the water testing./// ((paul joncich)) live look at the desert breeze aquatic center as local olympic honored for his accomplishment in swimming at the olympic games. in aboult 10 minutes chris maathuis will talk with cody about being honored./// ((tedd florendo))
breezes have picked up a little as well around the region up to 20 mainly. not anticipating any alert for wind today and the rest of the week. we are going to warm up through the week however with temps peaking on thursday and friday. humidity remains very dry as well. ................................ ... .................. evening planner calling for warm temperatures through the plenty of 90's this evening with 11pm temps nice and comfortable. commute temps should be in the 80's again and hotter tomorrow. but your morning should be nice with light winds increasing by afternoon. we''ll have more on the rest of the week coming up.
saturday night near las vegas blvd. and pecos road. north las vegas police found a 31 year old man was suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot of a business. he was taken to u-m-c where he later died. police have no one in custody at the time. police are also looking for the person who shot and killed a 19-year old man saturday morning. the victim has been identified as kenneth boykin jr. police responded to shots fired just after midnight near near north commerce street and west suffering from mulitple gunshot wounds. police do not believe this shooting to be an act of random violence. if you have any information on any of these shootings you're asked to call crimestoppers ./// ((paul joncich)) officials say it's back to normal at l-a-x after false reports of shots-fired sent people running for cover over the weekend... as many as 23 flights diverted to other airports. authorities searched the facility and said the unconfirmed shooting reports were a false alarm.
all terminals were cleared and operations were re-started. in what may or may not be a related incident, police detained a person in a zorro costume at the airport, according to l-a-x's twitter account./// ((christianne klein)) two united airlines pilots are due to appear in a scottish courtroom this week to face charges of intoxication. 35 year old paul brady grebenc and 45 year old carlos licona were arrested shortly before their transatlantic flight was glasgow airport. police believe both were about to take to the sky under the influence. the flight was scheduled to take off saturday morning... with 141 passengers on board. the flight was delayed for 10 hours while united looked for replacement pilots. (((mark rosenker - fmr chairman ntsb) 'we have heard on occasion, but again its very rare, where one of the pilots might have been potentially over the limit, but to have both of the cockpit crew... this is extraordinary.' ))
what tipped authorities off to their concerns over the united airlines crew. police won't comment on what the two were doing before their morning flight. saturday's arrests come nearly a month after two canadian pilots were also arrested at glasgow airport....charged with trying to fly under the influence./// ((paul joncich)) more drones could be taking ((christianne klein)) >> the new federal rules >> now in effect for comercial use of drones and how it could impact your community.///
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lopez/mooncricket films) "i can actually make 100% living just with this right here" beto lopez is a filmmaker who already uses drones for aerial imagery. (beto lopez/mooncricket films) ""this new rule is going to help with a lot of peoples business"" the new commercial rules are similar to those of hobbyists. drones are limited to less than 55 pounds, the aircraft must be registered, may not fly higher than 400 feet and the pilot must always be able to see it. they're also prohibited from flying at night or faster than 100 miles per hour. (craig boswell/cbs news/washington, dc) dronpe school and get a pilot's license... now, they must pass a written test to earn a two-year drone pilot certification. (anthony foxx / secretary, u.s. dept. of transportation) "over the next 10 years, commercial unmanned aircraft systems could generate more than 82 billion dollars for the u-s economy and by 2025 be supporting as many as 100-thousand new jobs." drones are already used for everything from inspecting farmland to surveying damage from last week's earthquake in italy.
dept. of transportation) "these aircraft truly have the potential to transform the way we fly" many businesses often ignored the faa's previous rules, particularly the requirement of a pilot's license. (robert youens/camera winds aerial photography) "this is the first pilot's license that the wright brothers got. where we're going to go is the moon, who knows." the rules also limits the drones' ability to fly over people, meaning amazon won't be delivering packages to your doorstep anytime soon. craig boswell, cbs news, washington./// ((paul joncich)) pilots can ask the faa for a the agency estimates 600-thousand commercial drones will be flying in the u.s. within the year./// from rio to las vegas, one of our locals olympians is home and being honored by las vegas today. >> two time olympic medal winner cody miller is the center of attention today. sports director chris maathuis is with the gold medal winner next here on channel 8. announcer: you're
brought home medals from rio. ((paul joncich)) >> one of those gold medal winners is back home in vegas. sports director chris maathuis is live with olympic medalist cody miller. ((chris maathuis)) what a great day... here in las vegas. olympians. three of em brought home gold medals... one of those gold
and we want you to decide our game of the week all you have to do is go to our 8 news now facebook page and vote for the fan's choice game of the week.. you have until wednesday to rock the vote.. and our jon tritsch will be on site friday at 6 to feature our game of the week./// ((tedd florendo)) ((( the heat returns this week and it's hotter today than yesterday with triple-digits around the region. increased as forecasted as well but still remain below windy criteria. we still are dry with single digit humidity readings. and we're a few degrees warmer than yesterday. ................................ .. afternoon highs hot around the valley with temps hottest over to the east side of town where we're
southeast neigbhorhoods. not-as-hot for the locales on the west side of town especially the foothills and certainly the mountains where it appears to be coolest. ................................ .... regional temps also stayed hot with hottest temps in laughlin and death valley. although we definitely got hotter for the colorado river valley from mesquite all the way down to the searchlight. more tolerable temps in the 90's for the central great basin where they also had some wind develop too. ................................ ... ..... u.s. temps show get stay hot only in the desert southwest but the southern plains with feels like temps in the 100's. still hot also for the northern states with muggy conditions there down to the deep south. .. ............................. .... .......... doppler radar looking clear again across the region with most of the precip up in the pacific northwest. looking at the high mexico/texas to continue to progress northward and bring hotter weather this week; specifically late week. looking at the next system to roll through the north part of the state to increase wind this weekend and especially next week. .......................... ......... ................ here's the forecast. 80's by morning with clear skies and winds finally calming down
by morning wit wake-up temps in the 80's again. tomorrow expect a high of 106 again and hotter. we could see some light breezes returning again tomorrow. ................................ ... .................... extended temps show hotter temps as we head through the week. expecting those temps to peak near 110 by the end of the workweek. staying dry as no monsoon has been seen. wind could be breezy at times through the week, but it's next week and late weekend when we do anticipate stronger winds. monsoon could return late next week or the week after according to long ra ((paul joncich)) coming up on the valley's news leader the city of hendserson is
and it's an exciting times for the district especially in henderson. ((christianne klein)) >> this morning our 8 news now good day team sat down with henderson mayor andy hafen to talk about the future of education in the valley and how they are honoring a local olympic champion.//// ((kirsten joyce)) it's the first day back to school it's a big day one of our parents wants to know if there are any areas of conc henderson you want parents to be aware of this week (mayor) "you bet but first road safety is something that's everyone's responsibility so parents teach your kids to walk safely pedestrians be safe be alert keep and eye on the road and for haven sakes put down that darn cell phone watch the signs watch the speed limits because it's the first day of school and don't pass a car that's stopped because they could be stopped for a pedestrian or a child. ((michelle mortensen)) speaking of ccsd i know you spoke at the hearings
thoughts on the changes that are happening? (mayor) we love that we're excited we think its going to be a game changer for education in southern nevada. you know it's for the city we wanted to make sure we kept our identity we wanted to make sure we had input. there going to be associate superintendents we get to put input on who that superintendent will be in henderson. also there's alot of school site based counciling with two teachers and principals and parents so alot of goof thing s happening thered they're also going to report tot he henderson city council on a quarterly basis. so a great thing happening in southern nevada. and could we go back to the first day of school you know we have a program you know we partner with ccsd it's called safe route to schools if you will search on our website in that search box just type safe route the link will come up if you click on that we actually have every
get to school and tips for parents so it's a great tip. ((kirsten joyce)) olympics gold metal winner conner fields is going to reduce the key to the city tells about this celebration. (mayor) tomorrow night at 6 at the b-m-x track we are going to celebrate his gold metal winning he is a henderson hometown hero graduated green valley high school unlv student and he's helped us out with our bmx track there just a honor him tomorrow give him the key to the city so ill ya'll come on out be there about 5:45 could i imagine it's going to be pretty busy. ((kirsten joyce)) "thanks you so much for coming in this morning we hope your day goes smoothly and the week as well and if you didn't get your question answered please submit yours at las vegas now dot com and click on the banner that says monday mornings with the mayor" ./// paul joncich that's all for us at 4. christianne klein
could become the home of the raiders in las vegas. but the cost is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to making it a reality. ((denise valdez)) >> summer is officially over... at least for the kids. and changes throughout the school district are being felt from kindergarten to high school on the first day of class. ((dave courvoisier)) >> the silver state... once again home to some gold.