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Bill Smales New Head Wrestling Coach

September 17, 2015 by Coach Larry Barnson (Register to contact)

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Bill Smales a Chaparral Alumnus is now the new Head Wrestling Coach at Chaparral HS. Bill is a former "State Champion" and has returned to Chaparral to to bring the program back to it's glory. After numerous coaching changes since (1994 to present) the Chaparral wrestling program has fallen into disarray. Bill with a treasure trove of knowledge has returned to Chaparral to bring the program back. If you want to help in his quest Bill can be contacted at (702) 210-XXXX or *****@interact.ccsd.net

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Threats against Chaparral High School found to be false, CCSD police say  FOX5 Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Lt. Roberto Morales said threats made against Chaparral High School on social media were not considered to be legitimate.



Big stars to attend Michelle Obama's 'When We All Vote' rally at Chaparral High School  KLAS-TV

More information was released Tuesday about Michelle Obama's voting rally in Las Vegas this weekend. The 'When We All Vote' will be held Sunday, Sept.



Woman arrested for pulling gun on Chaparral High School student  FOX5 Las Vegas

A woman was arrested Friday after pulling a gun on a student, school police said.



Defense helps Eldorado stave off Chaparral  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Eldorado scored 10 points off turnovers — eight in the first half — and outrebounded the Cowboys 34-27 to steal a crucial win during a busy three-game week.



Bleachers packed at high school for Michelle Obama  KTNV Las Vegas

The bleachers inside the gym at Chaparral High School were full of locals waiting to hear former First Lady Michelle Obama speak on the importance of voter ...



Portland State Vikings football team signs 9 players during early signing period, including a humongous offensive lineman  OregonLive.com

A look at the football stars from Oregon and beyond who signed, or transferred to Portland State to play for the Vikings football team.



Retiring coach: 'Chaparral isn't just a school. Chaparral is a family.'  Las Vegas Sun

About seven years ago, Paul Nihipali was all set to leave Chaparral High School. It was pegged for turnaround status by the Clark County School District, ...



Student, officer hurt in fights at Las Vegas’ Chaparral High  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Three students were arrested after two fights — each involving two male juveniles — broke out during lunch recess. Police also recovered marijuana and a ...



Student stabbed in chest at Chaparral High School  News3LV

A fight Tuesday morning at Chaparral High School ended up with a 14-year old girl leaving the school with stab wounds. An officer with the Clark County School ...



Student stabbed multiple times at Chaparral High School  FOX5 Las Vegas

Clark County School District said they are investigating a stabbing at Chaparral High School Tuesday morning.



Teen, mother sentenced in killing of ex-Chaparral football player  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A teen and his mother must spend time behind bars for their roles in the fatal shooting of former Chaparral High School football player Richard Nelson, a judge ...



Metal detectors considered after rash of school gun incidents  Las Vegas Sun

With seven gun-related incidents on school grounds this year, including the fatal shooting of a high school student Tuesday in North Las Vegas, officials are ...



Armed student, 17, arrested at Desert Rose High School  FOX5 Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- A student was arrested Wednesday after school officials discovered a loaded gun in his possession.



Back to School: New CCSD superintendent has full schedule for 1st day  News3LV

Monday marked a full start of the first day of school for parents, teachers, school faculty and CCSD's new superintendent, Dr. Jesus Jara.It was a packed morning ...



Michelle Obama holding voter registration rally in Las Vegas  Las Vegas Sun

Former first lady Michelle Obama will headline a voter registration rally in Las Vegas on Sunday. The rally from organization When We All Vote will take place at .



Chaparral High gets $10M Engelstad grant  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Las Vegas high school with a homeless population of 6 percent, a minority population of 80 percent, a graduation rate of 72 percent and at least 50 ...



Judge upholds ruling that gave Clark County teachers a raise  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A district judge on Friday upheld an arbitrator's decision that Clark County teachers should receive a pay raise and increased district contributions to health care.



Teen and his mother sentenced for roles in Chaparral grad's murder  FOX5 Las Vegas

A mother and son who pleaded guilty to their roles in the death of a former Chaparral High School athlete were sentenced Thursday.



Chaparral High principal wins national award from Communities in Schools  Las Vegas Sun

Chaparral High School Principal Lolo James has received national recognition from Communities in Schools for helping increase the school's graduation rate.



Memorial service honors Chaparral grad who was killed Saturday  Las Vegas Review-Journal

About 125 people attended the half-hour *service* Thursday in front of Chaparral High School in Las Vegas.



Las Vegas breaking news for August 31, 2018  KTNV Las Vegas

This is a roundup of all the breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley for Aug. 31, 2018. 5:54 P.M.. Las Vegas police are investigating a crash involving a ...



Principal out to change the culture at Chaparral High  Las Vegas Sun

David Wilson has begun his run as principal at Chaparral High School, which has one of the Clark County School District's worst graduation rates.



Clark County School District’s graduation schedule for 2018  Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Clark County School District has released its schedule of 2018 high school graduations. Graduations began on Wednesday and run through June 1.



At Chaparral, clean house, new faces, fresh start  Las Vegas Sun

David Wilson moved among the 24 Chaparral High School students like an old-style preacher beckoning skeptical congregants to rise to their feet to speak.



Tracking the Clark County school sexual misconduct cases  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A year after the initial peak of arrests of Clark County School District employees, the Review-Journal revisits the cases to see how many have led to convictions ...



Nevada schools post modest gain in high school graduation rate  Las Vegas Review-Journal

While more than 1 in 4 high school students in Nevada fail to graduate on time, the state and Clark County School District this year posted incremental gains in ...



Homecoming a Chaparral tradition worth preserving  Las Vegas Sun

Roni Bolgar was doing her best to fight back the tears. She was proudly snapping photos, reminding her teenage son and daughter to have a good time at the ...



UNLV program fast tracks teachers to Las Vegas schools  Las Vegas Review-Journal

For the past month, Barnard and 13 other UNLV students fulfilled the practicum portion of the the state's Alternate Route to Licensure program.



Local sports community unites to honor prep athletes at Sun Standout Awards  Las Vegas Sun

Professional sports have taken over Las Vegas, but they willingly yielded the spotlight to the area's best high school athletes, coaches and support staff ...



Las Vegas elementary student found with handgun at school  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A 9-year-old male student at Helen Smith Elementary was referred to social services on Wednesday after bringing an unloaded handgun and ammunition to ...



Tyray Collins shines in Chaparral's win over Bonanza  Las Vegas Sun

After a scoreless first half, the Chaparral Cowboys completed the comeback to win 14-6 on opening night at Bonanza High ...



CCSD to host community roundtable to discuss appropriate staff-student relationships  KTNV Las Vegas

On June 15, The Clark County School District will host a community roundtable to discuss and gain input on a draft policy and regulation regarding appropriate ...



CCSD principals to oppose Class 5A realignment plan  Las Vegas Review-Journal

After receiving its formal recommendation on realignment from a committee, the NIAA Board of Control will hear a proposal Wednesday from CCSD principals, ...



Mom, son arrested as suspects in fatal shooting of former Chaparral football player  KLAS-TV

A local mother and her son were arrested in connection with a shooting that left a former Chaparral High School student dead.



Clark County students taking part in gun violence walkout  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Students from at least 11 schools around the Las Vegas Valley have signed up to take part in a national walkout on Friday to protest gun violence and call for ...



Clark County School Board members Child, Cavazos run for new terms  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Two current Clark County School Board trustees — Kevin Child and Linda Cavazos — are hoping to keep their seats in November, while at least one newcomer ...



18-year-old arrested for hit-and-run, accused of leaving teen in crosswalk  News3LV

A 15-year-old girl has been sent to the hospital after a hit-and-run crash left her lying in the road near Bonanza Road and Lamb Boulevard, according to the Las ...



Cajoling, bluffing are crucial skills for Clark County truancy officer  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Attendance officer Tony Stark shares a name with the Iron Man comic book character, but he has few of his powers. All he can do is try to connect with ...



John Anzalone hopes to bring a principal's consensus-building skills to Congress  The Nevada Independent

John Anzalone is no stranger to uphill battles. He landed his first principal job at 32, and he bested a field of 43 applicants to land the top spot at Eldorado High ...



High school principal enters Nevada race for Ruben Kihuen’s seat  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A Clark County principal is jumping into race to replace Rep. Ruben Kihuen, focusing his campaign on education, energy and equity. John Anzalone, 41, a ...



Coding with Confidence | News Center  UNLV NewsCenter

As a female computer science professor and Director of Information Technology with The Lincy Institute, Fatma Nasoz is passionate about increasing the ...



Celebrities you didn't know graduated from Las Vegas high schools  Las Vegas Sun

Tennis legend Andre Agassi, who was born, raised and still lives in Las Vegas, is among many celebrities who spent their high school years here. Some of the ...



Nevada HS graduation rate tops 80 percent for first time  Las Vegas Sun

Nevada's high school graduation rate has topped 80 percent for the first time on record. State Superintendent of Public Instruction Steve Canavero says the ...



Arizonas 100 Best Public High Schools: New Rankings Released  Patch.com

BASIS Scottsdale is Arizona's best public high school for 2019, according to a new set of rankings released by Niche.com this week.



Portland State Football Signs Nine During Early Signing Period  Portland State Vikings

The Portland State Football Program signed nine student-athletes during the National Letter of Intent early signing period on Wednesday. The Vikings have ...



Parents, teachers clash at CCSD meeting to address sexual misconduct  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Electronic communication between students and teachers became a point of contention between educators and parents Thursday night, as the Clark County ...



Five Las Vegas high schools scrubbed amid norovirus fears  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Five Las Vegas Valley high schools and their athletic facilities are being cleaned in the wake of last week's norovirus outbreak linked to a visiting football team.



‘Drunk killed dad’ graffiti appears after bicyclist hit in Las Vegas  Las Vegas Review-Journal

At the site of a recent crash that killed a bicyclist in the eastern Las Vegas Valley, a message scrawled across a crumbling brick wall levels an accusation against ...



Campaign 2018: Another poll has Heller-Rosen race in dead heat  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A poll released Wednesday has the race between Republican Sen. Dean Heller and Democratic U.S. Rep. Jacky Rosen in a dead heat. The survey of 1,039 ...



Clark County teachers exploring options short of striking  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County's educators have reached a tipping point, according to leaders. The Board of Trustees is fighting a recent arbitration ruling, which came down in ...



Man who raped, killed woman in 1984 to be paroled to Las Vegas  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Nearly 34 years after Nancy Menke was raped and murdered, Scotty Sloan admitted his guilt for the first time to the Nevada Parole Board, which granted his ...



Bishop Gorman at center of fight over football realignment  Las Vegas Sun

here were many disagreements and debates at today's Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association realignment committee meeting, but nearly all of them ...



Breaking down the UNLV-UTEP game on Saturday  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Breaking down UNLV's football game against Texas-El Paso. They meet at 6 p.m. Saturday at Sam Boyd Stadium.



Friendly Ford’s GM has car business in his blood  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Native Las Vegan Bill Bosnos has worked in the car business for about two decades, all with the Ford brand. The 42-year-old Bosnos took another giant step in ...



Las Vegas: High school students threatened by creepy clown on Facebook  KOLO

Garbo's only post was sent out on Sept. 27 and it reads 'Everyone that goes to Chaparral High School in Las Vegas run!!! We're coming for you.'



Virgin Valley ‘D’ muzzles Chaparral  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Host Virgin Valley held Chaparral's potent passing attack in check, and the Bulldogs gutted out a 13-7 victory that locked up the Class3A Sunrise League title.



Caring for exotic animals makes UNLV dentist smile  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Dr. Tina Brandon Abbatangelo, a professor of clinical practices at UNLV, is also a volunteer with the Peter Emily International Veterinary Dental Foundation, ...



UPDATE: 18-year-old football player fatally shot in Las Vegas  KTNV Las Vegas

Missouri State University confirms that the teen who died in Saturday's shooting was freshman football player Richard Nelson, who was born in Las Vegas.



Chaparral’s Richard Nelson wins RJ’s Courage Award  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Chaparral senior football player Richard Nelson was honored with the Courage Award at Saturday's Best of Nevada Preps awards banquet at Red Rock Resort.



A program aims to encourage Latino students, parents, to work together to graduate from college  The Nevada Independent

Although there has been progress, earning a college degree continues to be a challenge for many Latino students — 34 percent of Latinos in Nevada have less ...



Campaign 2018: Nevada joins federal program for election security  Las Vegas Review-Journal

All 17 of Nevada's counties have joined a new federal information sharing network that election officials say will bolster election cybersecurity and infrastructure ...



Friends, family remember guards killed in Las Vegas casino  Las Vegas Review-Journal

As security guards at Arizona Charlie's, LaTosha Juane White and Phillip Albert Archuleta were protectors — in and out of the casino. They're both gone now, ...



Slain Vegas casino security guard remembered for her kindness, leadership  Las Vegas Sun

The slain security guard's family members, many wearing Mardi Gras beads and colorful hats, followed her silver casket outside an east valley church Saturday ...



3 ways to fix collective bargaining  Las Vegas Review-Journal

If you want to fix the problems in the Clark County School District, you have to start in Carson City.



Jim Harbaugh only no-show for Michigan at satellite camp  Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Michigan satellite football camp Wednesday at Chaparral High School was part of the school's controversial June tour that includes 39 stops across 22 ...



‘CSI’ creator embraces ‘the happy accident’ in work and life  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Anthony Zuiker says Las Vegas isn't the same place he left almost two decades ago, when the TV show he'd created — “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation” ...



Report says Nevada schools again worst in nation for giving children a chance for success  Las Vegas Sun

A child growing up in Nevada has the lowest chance for academic success in the country, according to a national study released today. The 2014 “Quality ...



Nevada's high school graduation rate is worst in the nation  Las Vegas Sun

Although the average graduation rate nationally hit a record high of 80 percent in 2012, Nevada had the lowest rate in the country at 63 percent, according to...



High schoolers struggling in math know failure has life-long consequences  Las Vegas Sun

This is another in a yearlong series of stories tracking efforts by the Clark County School District to improve student performance at five struggling schools.



CCSD’s next superintendent is going to fail  Las Vegas Review-Journal

The next superintendent of the Clark County School District is going to fail.



Hoophall West Brings Hall of Fame Lineup to Arizona  FloHoops

Hoophall West is heading to Arizona to deliver another hall of fame-caliber high school boys basketball showcase on December 9-10.



Donation energizes Western, Chaparral football teams  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Chaparral and Western, two of the city's oldest and most economically challenged schools, received sizable donations from the same unnamed benefactor ...



Nevada High School Proficiency Exam likely out for students in Class of 2016 and beyond  Las Vegas Sun

The dreaded high school proficiency exams are being phased out. Starting in the 2014-15 school year, thousands of high school sophomores, juniors and ...



Arizona Has 50 U.S. News Best Schools In The Country For 2018  Patch.com

Arizona's Best High Schools For 2018 - Phoenix, AZ - U.S. News & World Report released its annual list of best high schools in the country. See how AZ schools ...



Longtime Las Vegas attorney John Momot dies at age 74  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Longtime criminal defense attorney John Momot, who represented mob figures and even played himself in the movie “Casino,” has died. He was 74.



CCSD board OKs budget after months of dealing with $60M deficit  Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Clark County School Board sealed its final budget for this school year, officially ending the tumultuous period of budget cuts that came from a roughly $60 ...



Man finds peace helping others at Las Vegas healing garden  Las Vegas Review-Journal

As the end-of-day sunlight lingered over downtown and spilled through the newly planted trees at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, Andre King ...



Will Hernandez 2018 NFL Draft Profile  Last Word on Pro Football

Will Hernandez could have declared a year early in 2016 but decided to stay for his senior year at UTEP. That turned out to be a good decision as he further ...



Teacher tells police she pawned school equipment to pay bills  Las Vegas Sun

According to an arrest report, a Clark County School District biology teacher admitted to Metro police that she pawned school electronics due to tough economic ...



Michelle Obama Decries 'Nastiness of Our Politics' at Campaign-Like Voting Rally  Breitbart News

Former First Lady Michelle Obama decried “the nastiness of our politics” at a campaign-like voting rally for her “non-partisan” voter registration initiative in ...



Las Vegas school offers Bible verse as response to Dave Bliss hiring  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Calvary Chapel principal John Trevino repeated “First Timothy 1:15” when approached about the hiring of Dave Bliss.



Re-Rank: Top 20 Girls NCAA Swimming Recruits, Class of 2018  SwimSwam

One year ago, we ranked the recruits in the high school class of 2018. Now, we look back on those rankings to factor in each swimmer's senior season as they ...



The Doctor Is All In | News Center  UNLV NewsCenter

The UNLV Alumni Association will present its annual awards program May 12. The program honors alumni from each college or school as well as the ...



School police use Taser to subdue Las Vegas High student  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County School District police used a Taser stun gun to subdue an aggressive 16-year-old Las Vegas High School student on Thursday, the first time a ...



Support Staff of the Year: Tony Betka's work behind the scenes gets athletes to games  Las Vegas Sun

Without Betka's coordination behind the scenes, high school sports here wouldn't function, wrote Clark High School assistant principal Gena Reagh.



Stabbing at Chaparral -  Las Vegas Sun

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Storm recovery keeps tree removal companies busy  KTNV Las Vegas

Power was still being restored to Las Vegas valley residents and schools after the storm Thursday.



"Wonderful Wonderful" - Homegrown Nevada Music From The Killers  KNPR

The cover of the new music recording by The Killers depicts a hand holding up a pink and white sea shell. The background is a desert landscape. The Killers ...



20 CCSD educators honored at 2017 Heart of Education Awards  News3LV

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts honored 20 Clark County School District educators Saturday as the winners of the 2017 Heart of Education Awards, ...



Calvary Chapel issues statement regarding Dave Bliss  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Calvary Chapel superintendent John Trevino released a formal statement to the Review-Journal on Tuesday regarding the hiring of basketball coach Dave ...



Senate advances Kavanaugh nomination for final vote  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh moved closer to confirmation Friday after a deeply divided Senate voted mostly along party lines to advance his ...



Photos: Killers' frontman Brandon Flowers selling Vegas mansion  Las Vegas Sun

Do you want to live in Brandon Flowers' mansion, once also owned by Andre Agassi and Howard Hughes among other Las Vegas celebrities? Flowers' ...



New Faces: Eric Strain | News Center  UNLV NewsCenter

School of Architecture's Eric Strain built his career as owner and chief architect of prestigious firm AssemblageSTUDIO. Now he's added associate professor to ...



Cartwright Elementary namesake was beloved educator  Las Vegas Review-Journal

When Roberta C. Cartwright, the namesake of Cartwright Elementary School, became Clark County's Teacher of the Year in 1986, she was known as a person ...



District refuses request to release 'turnaround' schools' graduation data  Las Vegas Sun

After agreeing to participate in a Las Vegas Sun project examining the Clark County School District's three “turnaround” high schools, the district gave Sun ...



Help available for those struggling to pay energy bills  Las Vegas Sun

Going without air conditioning in Las Vegas during the hot season can be a health hazard, so much so that NV Energy must postpone termination of *service* if a ...



Teens aren't entitled; there's a reason for apathy  Las Vegas Sun

What's on our teenagers' minds? In its 59th year, the Las Vegas Sun Youth Forum is intended to answer just that question. The annual gathering, which this year ...



P.E. teacher on chopping block catches lucky break  Las Vegas Sun

Lou Markouzis looked around the room during a meeting of physical education personnel at Liberty High School, did some quick math and realized his job was ...



CCSD’s draft policy on staff-student communications a good start, experts say  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Draft rules on use of social media and other forms of electronic communication unveiled Wednesday by the Clark County School District are a good start, experts ...



Wolf Pack luncheon dates to begin Jan. 10  The Record-Courier

University of Nevada basketball coach Eric Musselman has set the dates for the Wolf Pack Timeout luncheons.The first luncheon is Monday, followed by Jan.



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