GORDON McCAW

STEAM ACADEMY

Welcome to the 2022-2023 McCaw STEAM Academy School Year! We look forward to a year full of learning, success, and being back together in our school!

CCSD Covid-19 Parent/Guardian Hotline:

Please utilize the new CCSD COVID-19 Parent/Guardian hotline to report your student's positive COVID test result or your child's recent exposure to a COVID positive individual. The CCSD COVID-19 Parent/Guardian Hotline can be reached by calling 702-799-4322 or by submitting this form COVID-19 Parent/Guardian Hotline Submission Link .

Magnet Late Applications are OPEN!

Magnet Applications are open for the 22-23 School Year. Parents can apply for their children going into the K-5th grades through an application at: magnet.ccsd.net

Students who currently attend McCaw in grades K-4th will not need to apply. 5th grade students do need to apply to magnet middle schools. Call the front office for help or additional information, 702-799-8930.

It is our privilege to inform you that McCaw STEAM Academy has met the criteria to become Nationally Certified-Demonstration School. As a Nationally Certified-Demonstration Magnet School, our school demonstrated through evidence, reflection, and strategic action, that we have established the Standards of Excellence in our school.

Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association of magnet and theme-based schools, created this national certification process designed to recognize the most exemplary magnet schools in the nation and help them as they continue to grow and provide high-quality, innovative curriculum and instructional programs that promote choice, equity, diversity, and academic excellence for all students. The certification process is based on the five pillars of magnet schools and the National Magnet School Standards of Excellence. These standards define the essential elements and characteristics of high-quality magnet programs. We commend our staff, students, families, and partners for their active roles in supporting our cognizant efforts to thrive for excellence. Being recognized as a Nationally Certified-Demonstration Magnet School is a tremendous honor and accomplishment.

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We take great pride and joy in welcoming you to the 2022-2023 school year. It is exciting to be part of a community of great students, parents, and staff at McCaw STEAM Academy this year!

It is our goal to continue to provide an educational learning experience for our students to Explore… Discover… and Learn! At McCaw, we understand children love to explore, discover, and learn new things. We are excited to get students fully immersed back into learning through our STEAM program providing students the opportunity to learn through real-life applications in the important areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Math. Students will engage in hands-on projects where problem solving, collaboration, and the results of their efforts make the lessons more relevant than a textbook alone ever could. Our students will receive an individualized, problem-based learning experience supported by the use of technology as a learning tool. Additionally, students will engage in the social emotional learning such as collaborating effectively as a team member, creatively solving complex problems, communicating effectively, and thinking critically.

We have an amazing staff that is guided on the principle of doing what is best for students. We consider ourselves a family, and we are excited to welcome you and your student(s) into the McCaw family. Click below to access a snapshot of teacher requested school supplies for the classroom!

Science & Materials Supply Drive

During this school year, and as we prepare for next year's student return, your children will be creating a variety of projects related to the subjects that we are studying in the classroom. Each year, we ask that our families help provide supplies to make sure that we have enough for the children until the end of the school year. This year has been a little different. We have purchased twice as many supplies due to distance learning as well as our return to the classrooms. The SOT (Student Organizational Team) has requested that we share a donation supply list with our families to help us gather supplies that students use school-wide throughout the year on project based learning and basic classroom lessons. Donating any of these supplies at any time during the school year is appreciated and welcomed!

Thank you Spread the Word Nevada and ALL our Community Partners! If you would like to partner with McCaw, please reach out to our front office, 702-799-8930