Mineral County School District Hopes to Increase STEM Resources

  In an outreach to bring free, additional STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) educational resources to the Mineral County School system, the Desert Research Institute (DRI), located in Reno and Las Vegas, sent three DRI representatives to a meeting with five school members, arranged by Shelley Hartmann of the Mineral County Economic Development Association.… [More…]

School District Receiving Reading Grant

The Mineral County School District will receive $84,247.94 in reading grant funding to continue the Read By Grade Three program. The Nevada Department of Education said Friday that they would be providing $20.5 million in funding for the third phase of this program for the 2017-2018 school year. “Throughout Nevada, we are seeing real evidence… [More…]

Local music students perform concert at junior high gym

A resounding celebration of music was presented by Dr. Ben Gooch, Music Teacher for the Mineral County School District, and the music students, on May 25 in the Junior High School gym. The Hawthorne Elementary Rocket’s Band and Choir presented a half hour of well-rehearsed numbers to an audience of parents and local music supporters.… [More…]

School district ‘going green’

  As the clock neared 11 a.m. on Monday morning, a drilling pipe proceeded into the ground behind the district office, which began the step toward ground source heating and air conditioning for the entire Mineral County School District buildings. This fulfillment is the result of the school bond passing last November, with the assistance… [More…]

Reflections Of the Past

10 YEARS AGO (From the MCIN files of Dec. 26, 2006) • Walker River Paiute Tribal Chairman Gina Williams presented appreciation gifts to Sheriff Fred Trdla and Mineral County deputies for their assistance and support during the shooting incident in Schurz. • Approximately 400 troops of the US Army 7th Special Forces arrived in Hawthorne… [More…]

Glazier Honored at Final School Board Meeting

At the final school board meeting of the year held at Schurz Elementary School, Donna Glazier, who’s term ends Jan. 2017, was honored for her 23 years of dedication to the Mineral County School District, serving as a school board member and board officer. Glazier is known as an active local realtor, as well as… [More…]

School Program Focuses on Bullying, Safety

As the state of Nevada reviews budgets, one program will remain funded and is deemed to possibly continue to expand in the future. With a specific grant for Safe School professionals, Mineral County School District is reaping the benefit of two specialized individuals who are able to work side-by-side with the school administrators, the district… [More…]

Local kindergarteners enjoy special lunch at Care and Share

When the Mineral County School bus pulled up in front of Hawthorne’s Care and Share, kindergarteners from Hawthorne Elementary School began bounding out, waving their specially made Valentines which were created for their seniors during a luncheon get-together. Teachers Stacey Madrid and Tara Musselman guided their small students to sit at decorated tables with the… [More…]

Pros, cons of shortened school week discussed at town hall meeting

A town hall meeting held on Thursday, Feb. 11, openly discussed the possibility of going to a four-day school week within Mineral County. With a small crowd of 40 attendees included parents, teachers and administrative staff, a variety of honest questions and valid concerns were shared. Joe Burch is the teacher from Hawthorne Elementary that… [More…]

Former MCSD head honored with portrait drawn by son

A portrait of Arlo Funk, the superintendent of the Mineral County School District from 1966 to 1990, has been hung in the lobby of the Arlo Funk Mineral County District Office building. This likeness was artistically drawn by his son, Gary Funk, who is also the current art teacher within the school district. By using… [More…]