Yesterday at Sparks Middle School, a 13-year-old seventh-grader named Angelo Ferro saved the life of his fellow student, D. J. Miller, when he performed the Heimlich Maneuver on him in the lunchroom.
A security camera caught the incident as D.J. began choking on a hamburger, then alerted Angelo that he couldn’t breathe. Angelo first tried to pat D.J. on the back. When that proved unsuccessful, Angelo wrapped both arms around D.J. and performed the maneuver. Angelo’s quick actions saved his friend’s life.
Here is a link to video of the incident:
If you would like further information, or to arrange for interviews with Sparks Middle School principal Kevin Carroll, Angelo, or D.J., please contact me at one of the numbers below.
The WCSD would like to congratulate the 2013 WASL Cohort: MaryBeth Akers, Robert Alesevich, Lea Anderson, Kate Austill, Marly Barainca, Davel Bell, Brad Bodine, Brandon Bringhurst, Angie Bryan, Derek Cordell, Angela Flora, Kathy Gage, Leslie Hermann, Alan Holmes, Kelly Humphreys, David Keller, Erin Lane, Richard Mares, Chris McBride, Tiffany McMaster, Amanda McWilliams, Dino Moller, Joseph Nannini, Megan Pruitt, Jay Salter, Amy Townsend, Nichole Truax, Raegan Virgil, Cynthia Waddell.
Yesterday the took their team picture in front of a C-130 at the High Roller National Guard Base. We are thankful to Margo and Anita Bader for making the transportation happen. The base was on a tight schedule with three planes returning from Mid-East. We told them we would be there at 3:30 PM and I looked at the time when we rolled up to the gate and it was exactly 3:30 PM.
The Spanish Springs High School French Club is hosting “The Magic of Jacques Simard” on Friday Night, May 10th in the Spanish Springs High School Theatre at 7:00pm. Jacques is a Master Magician, voted “Canada’s Best” and has amazed audiences around the world with his illusion, sleight of hand, and unbelievable ability to bring laughter and entertainment to crowds of all ages. This is Jacque’s 3rd visit to Spanish Springs High School to support the SSHS French Club. This fund is used, in part, to help those students that wish to study World Languages during their post-secondary education.
Please come out to support this Amazing Magic Show. Doors open at 6:30pm. The cost is $10.00/ticket or $30.00 for a family pack (limit 5). Contact email@example.com or 224-3832 for more information. Tickets are available at the Door or at Lighthouse Coffee in Spanish Springs.
With great pride, patients at Renown Skilled Nursing joined with students from Washoe County School District to recently showcase their mutual art projects at the hospital. The final project for students with the residents will be to create a collaborative piece of work that will be on permanent exhibit at Renown Skilled Nursing, to be shown sometime in late May. Continue reading →
The Nevada Discovery Museum provided 32 free passes for families from the Infant/Toddler Program for Parenting Teens to visit the museum. The children enjoyed discovering new things and the teens loved being involved in such a fun-filled afternoon with their children. In addition, the museum granted scholarships for annual memberships and free mommy/baby classes to teen parents who were nominated by a staff member in the program. These scholarships went to students who show exemplary effort in school and as a parent. We are thankful for the Nevada Discovery Museum’s generosity and dedication to the education of our community.
-Submitted by Michelle Hammond
A toddler student explores objects blowing through a tunnel of air.
Washoe Innovations High School students work with their babies to complete an activity at the Nevada Discovery Museum.
Congratulations to Lieutenant Colonel George M. Fleck USAF (ret.) for receiving national recognition by Headquarters Air Force Junior ROTC, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, on his selection as one of this year’s “Outstanding Instructors for the 2012/2013 School Year.” George was among 112 national recipients, from 873 Air Force JROTC programs worldwide, representing the best of over 1880 instructors.”
WCSD Community Education is offering camps and classes for children this summer. There are tennis, volleyball, and roller derby clinics for students new to the sport as well as those who want to practice and improve their skills.
Parent and child swimming classes are offered at Picollo School.
There are camps for creative expression: Vocal Motion – a children’s performing group, beginning guitar, novel writing, film making, clay and pottery, drawing and cartooning, and hula hoop making.
Robert Mitchell is conducting a Motivational Kickoff to the CRT’s this Thursday, 4/25 at 1:30. They will be having the students in 3rd-6th grade wearing their red shirts that say “We Can Do it!” and singing to the song “I’m the Greatest” while making a formation outside on the ground, forming the words” We Can Do It “ Third grade will have the word WE, fourth CAN, fifth DO and sixth IT! Come check out this fun event!
North Valleys High School has been selected to receive the 2012-2013 Headquarters, Air Force Junior ROTC “Distinguished Unit Award.” The “Distinguished Unit Award” is limited to “only the best of the best” of our nation’s 873 Air Force JROTC units worldwide. Each year, less than 5% of all JROTC units receive this prestigious award.
The North Valleys High School JROTC unit performed admirably in exceeding Air Force established standards throughout the entire 2012-2013 School Year. This is the third such national recognition awarded to the North Valleys unit over the past five years in distinguishing itself through outstanding service and dedication to both their high school and our community at-large, while mirroring the Air Force JROTC mission of “making better citizens of character for America.”
Girls in middle school and high school are invited to participate in “DigiGirlz Day” later this year. The event—sponsored by Microsoft—is designed to provide girls with a better understanding of what a career in technology is all about. Continue reading →
Last year thirteen schools participated in Nevada Moves Day. Marathons, circuit training, walking, jumping rope and rock climbing were just some of the activities WashoeCounty Schools did to celebrate Nevada Moves. Governor Brian Sandoval and Reno City Mayor Bob Cashell signed a Declaration proclaiming the day to commemerate Washoe County’s efforts in fighting Obesity and encouraging a healthier lifestyle for students. Continue reading →
Student Health Services is reaching out with a reminder to parents and the community: All students entering 7th grade must get a Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) booster shot before they can enter school in the fall. Immunize Nevada is hosting a series of Tdap clinics over the next several weeks. The public is invited to these clinics to receive Tdap shots. A small fee may apply for those receiving immunizations.