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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 *****

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Student with gun arrested at Chaparral High School  FOX5 Las Vegas

Clark County School District officials said a student at Chaparral High School was arrested on Wednesday after he or she brought a loaded firearm to campus.

CCSD, Las Vegas police investigating threats against Chaparral High School  FOX5 Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Clark County School District police said officers were actively investigating threats against Chaparral High School that were posted on ...

Power restored at Chaparral High, Harris Elementary after east Las Vegas outage  FOX5 Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Two schools in the east Las Vegas Valley were without power Thursday morning.

10 female students involved in fight at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas  FOX5 Las Vegas

Ten female students were involved in a fight Thursday morning at Chaparral High School, according to Clark County School District Police.

CCSD police arrest Chaparral High School custodian on multiple charges  FOX5 Las Vegas

Clark County School District Police arrested a valley high school custodian on multiple charges on Friday, the department said.

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.

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.

Las Vegas school social worker arrested on sexual misconduct charges  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Clark County School District police have arrested a social worker for alleged inappropriate behavior with two students following an investigation at Chaparral ...

CCSD, parents and students meet to tackle racism and bullying in schools  FOX5 Las Vegas

Parents and students met at Chapparal High School on Wednesday to discuss racism and bullying in schools within the Clark County School District.

Two CCSD schools have large fights on last day of school  FOX5 Las Vegas

Two CCSD schools saw large fights on campus on the last day of school.

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.

Las Vegas school social worker faced previous charges, report says  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A school social worker arrested by Clark County School District police on suspicion of inappropriately touching two students at Chaparral High School has two ...

Suspect in custody after student stabbed at Las Vegas’ Chaparral High  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A 16-year-old female student was in custody after a stabbing at Chaparral High School on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred around 10:30 a.m., ...

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 ...

Serious incidents involving Las Vegas valley schools in 2018-19  KTNV Las Vegas

This is an ongoing list of serious incidents at Las Vegas valley schools for the 2018-19 school year. 12 female students were cited for fighting at Chaparral High ...

CCSD backs down from cutting 170 dean jobs  Las Vegas Review-Journal

The Clark County School District will not eliminate the jobs of roughly 170 middle and high school deans as previously announced, Superintendent Jesus Jara ...

Las Vegas breaking news for May 23, 2019  KTNV Las Vegas

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley. 2:00 P.M.. Crews from Clark County Fire Department and Las Vegas Fire and ...

Breaking News Blog Las Vegas breaking news for Aug. 15, 2019 5:36 AM, Aug 15  KTNV Las Vegas

The following is a roundup of breaking news from around the Las Vegas valley. UPDATE 10 P.M.. School police provided an updated list of charges for the ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Teen arrested in security guard’s death also brought gun to Las Vegas school  Las Vegas Review-Journal

The teen suspect arrested Saturday in the killing of a security guard this month was the same 16-year-old student arrested Thursday after bringing a handgun to ...

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.

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.

At Chaparral, some students resent changes they see as 'extreme'  Las Vegas Sun

Elsha Harris-Yolanda and Crystal Carter are having a hard time adjusting to the new sheriff in town at Chaparral High School. The teenagers seem to be ...

Seeking nominations for the Sun's high school sports awards show  Las Vegas Sun

Since debuting after the 2015-16 season, the Sun Standout Awards have been presented to representatives from more than 20 schools, with the evening ...

Student’s mural will honor Las Vegas officers slain in 2014 ambush  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Cassandra Sosa, a senior at Chaparral High School, submitted the winning design that will adorn a wall at Cicis pizzeria, where they officers were eating when ...

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.

Cici's Pizza in east Las Vegas selects new mural to honor fallen officers  KTNV Las Vegas

A Cici's Pizza located in east Las Vegas will be hosting an art contest for a mural that will honor first responders in the Las Vegas community.

Contracted CCSD social worker arrested for inappropriate contact with students  FOX5 Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS -- Clark County School District police announced Monday that a contracted social worker was arrested for inappropriate contact with two students.

UNLV camp aimed at shedding light on nursing careers  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Twenty-seven incoming high school juniors and seniors — as well as class of 2019 graduates — participated in a weeklong summer nursing camp at UNLV.

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.

QB Paul Myro shines for Basic in win against Chaparral  Las Vegas Sun

Quarterback Paul Myro passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another tonight to lead the visiting Basic High football team to a 35-14 victory against ...

Memo to CCSD: Background checks only work if you pay attention  Las Vegas Review-Journal

An arrest on rape and battery charges was apparently not enough to prevent Lawrence Anthony Winston from working with kids in the Clark County School ...

Man accused of bringing gun to Las Vegas elementary school  Las Vegas Review-Journal

School police on Thursday arrested a 38-year-old man accused of bringing a gun onto the campus of Culley Elementary School.

Police dogs and officers descend upon high school as part of district's ongoing safety efforts  The Nevada Independent

Classes had barely begun Wednesday morning at Eldorado High School when four teenage boys found themselves lined up in front of Metro Police vehicles as ...

Part custodian, part mentor  Las Vegas Sun

The high school senior pounded the wall with his right fist, then head-butted a steel window covering, in anger and self-loathing.

Nevada's future looking bright  Las Vegas Sun

I am a senior at Chaparral High School and an active volunteer with the League of Conservation Voters. As a Generation Z voter, it is important to acknowledge ...

Governor gets 3 finalists for Nevada state schools chief  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Gov. Steve Sisolak will choose the state's next superintendent of public instruction from a list of three applicants, all of whom have leadership experience in ...

1 dead in shooting at North Las Vegas high school  Las Vegas Review-Journal

An 18-year-old man died after he was shot Tuesday afternoon outside a North Las Vegas high school, officials said. North Las Vegas police began receiving ...

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 ...

Student with gun in waistband arrested at Las Vegas school  Las Vegas Review-Journal

A student at Del Sol Academy of the Performing Arts was arrested Thursday after bringing a gun to school.

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 ...

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 ...

GEICO Nationals: Breaking down the eight-team field  USA TODAY High School Sports

We break down the eight teams in the GEICO High School Nationals field and examine the chances they have to advance.

PHOTOS: Michelle Obama headlines get out the vote rally, says she's 'sick of all the chaos'  The Nevada Independent

Former First Lady Michelle Obama headlined a get out the vote rally at Chaparral High School in Las Vegas on Sunday, telling attendees that “not voting is like ...

Calvary Chapel withdraws appeal, will forfeit 11 boys games  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Calvary Chapel Christian School has withdrawn its appeal of a decision to forfeit 11 of its Class 2A Southern League boys basketball games.

At struggling Chaparral, respected coach hopes district sees 'family' amid restructuring  Las Vegas Sun

Walking to the baseball field at Chaparral High School, one easily notices two shades of orange on the brick wall at the front of the stadium. One shade is from ...

How a group of former Chap soccer players (that's me) is helping the current team  Las Vegas Sun

Back in the day, I was an average soccer player on one of Nevada's all-time great high school teams. When the coach would ask me to enter the game, I'd race ...

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 ...

Chaparral blanks Rancho, 63-0 - High School Sports News -  Las Vegas Sun

Chaparral senior running back Tyray Collins continued his spectacular season Saturday night, scoring three touchdowns to help the Cowboys to a 63-0 win over ...

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.

PHOTOS: From the historic to the quotidian, a year in review  The Nevada Independent

As we enter our third year of telling the stories that need to be told, we'd like to look back and share with you some of our favorite photos from the last year.

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 ...

Charles Williams to start at RB for UNLV, but backup job unclear  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Junior Charles Williams is expected to be UNLV's starting running back when the Rebels open Aug. 31 against Southern Utah at Sam Boyd Stadium.

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.

Majestic Las Vegas hotel to open on Convention Center Drive, near the Strip  KLAS-TV

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) -- Laorenzo Doumani bought the Clarion Hotel back in 2014. He tore it down nine months later because it was time for something new.

Michelle Obama urges crowd to vote at Las Vegas rally  Las Vegas Sun

Voting is how democracy works, a message former First Lady Michelle Obama brought to Las Vegas tonight as part of a national initiative, When We All Vote.

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 Wednesday after bringing an unloaded handgun and ammunition to school, ...

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.

Michelle Obama Holding Voter Registration Rally in Las Vegas  U.S. News & World Report

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Former first lady Michelle Obama will headline a voter registration rally in Las Vegas on Sunday.

PHOTOS: As voters cast ballots today, high-energy races across Nevada draw to a close  The Nevada Independent

Goodbye, campaign mail. Goodbye, campaign trail. The midterm elections are here, meaning the partisan attack ads will disappear. This all-important date ...

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 ...

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.'

Mojave's Armstrong, Chaparral's Davis out as football coaches under reorganization  Las Vegas Sun

Mojave High football coach Tyrone Armstrong said he won't be back on the sidelines next fall after nine years at the school, becoming a casualty in a School ...

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 ...

The Center’s new director focuses on funding, visibility  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Vegas Voices is a weekly series highlighting notable Las Vegans. John Waldron came to Las Vegas at age 14. He didn't want to be here, was mad at his ...

CSN baseball tournament renamed in honor of Manny Guerra  Las Vegas Review-Journal

CSN's season-opening tournament has been renamed the Manny Guerra Memorial Coyote Border Battle in honor of the longtime major league scout from Las ...

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 ...

Arizona Basketball: Nico Mannion drops 57 points and game-winner  FlickSided

Brighter days are coming for Arizona Basketball as 2019 commit Nico Mannion scores 57 points including the buzzer beater in a win.

Arizona Basketball signee Nico Mannion to play in State Championship  FlickSided

TEMPE, AZ- Another step closer to the promised land, Arizona Basketball signee Nico Mannion will play in his second-straight state championship!

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 ...

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

John Anzalone, 41, a Democrat and principal of Sierra Vista High School in Las Vegas, says he will focus his campaign on education, energy and equity.

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 ...

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...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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

Tony Stark has a knack for detecting students who are skipping school. He knows where kids go to smoke marijuana. He can tell if they're about to make a run ...

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 ...

1 dead, 2 juveniles injured in Henderson shooting  Las Vegas Review-Journal

One person was dead and two juveniles were in critical condition Friday after a shooting in Henderson, police said.

Stabbing at Chaparral -  Las Vegas Sun

A view of Chaparral High School Oct. 10, 2017. A 14-year-old female student was stabbed multiple times in the chest during a fight with a 16-year-old female ...

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 ...

Attention, lawmakers: Here's how students think Nevada could improve education  The Nevada Independent

As the academic year winds down, The Nevada Independent caught up with some soon-to-be high school graduates and posed this question to them: If you ...

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 ...

Report details Metro officer's alleged lewdness, child abuse against boys  KLAS-TV

An arrest report released Thursday details incidents involving a Metro Police officer arrested for alleged inappropriate behavior with children. On May 2 ...

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

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

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 ...

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.

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 ...

CCSD has no policy on armed teachers, relies on own police force for safety  Las Vegas Sun

President Donald Trump is among the voices calling for armed teachers to protect students in the wake of last week's Florida school shooting that killed 17 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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, ...

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 ...

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.

Magic, presidential prep among distinctive UNLV offerings  Las Vegas Review-Journal

Students in UNLV's Magic, Witchcraft and Religion class learn about mystical topics such as ritual magic, dream magic, vision quests and shamanism. It's one of ...

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 ...

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 ...

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