A Project for Better Journalism chapter


Clubs to Develop Original Video Games

April 20, 2018 11:08am | LaChine Wong

Authentication Error? No need to worry because Computer Club has arrived to help reboot the system for the Grizzly family. Take out your C plus plus (C++). No, not the C++ that may be on some report cards, but one of the most commonly used […]

Diploma Program authorized by IB for next year

April 19, 2018 12:43pm | Isabel Hillers

The International Baccalaureate Diploma Program was authorized to be offered at Spring Valley on March 5. This program will be available to Middle Years Program students to take as a continuation of their IB classes in their eleventh and twelfth grade years. DP courses are […]

Teachers and students keep Thanksgiving break for 2018-19

April 19, 2018 12:43pm | Hana Helfand

Students and teachers will keep their full week for Thanksgiving break for at least one more year, after calendar changes were put on hold. Clark County School District students and teachers have had the week off since the 2016-2017 school year, when the district eliminated […]

Computer Science AP added as a new elective class

April 19, 2018 12:42pm | Kushtrim Muja

With the growing relevance of computers and technology, schools across the nation are implementing courses gravitated towards the need for technologically sophisticated students. Next year, Spring Valley will do the same, implemented in the form of advanced placement computer science principles. The course is expected […]

Prom to feature classic black and white theme

April 19, 2018 12:42pm | Angelica Marroquin

Prom this year will take place on April 21 at Celebrity Cars. Students can dance to their heart’s content from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. The theme this year is Black and White. “It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s a new experience, completely […]

District denies application to push back start time to 8 a.m.

April 19, 2018 12:41pm | Ilana Rockwell

An application for Spring Valley to start an hour later and was denied, according to Principal Tam Larnerd, because the change would cost the district upward of $1.3 million. The want for change was driven by new opportunities for students, particularly in the International Baccalaureate […]

Students present personal projects at first annual exhibit

April 19, 2018 12:41pm | Azteca Escobar

International Baccalaureate students presented their personal projects at the school’s first annual Personal Project exhibition on March 21. The class of 2020 are the first IB students to work on and present the projects that are mandatory for the IB program. Students got to pick […]

Former cheer coach arrested for inappropriate conduct

March 21, 2018 12:45pm | Andrew Mendez

Former Spring Valley cheerleading coach Joshua Balelo, 29, was arrested for two felony counts of lewdness with a minor over the age of 14, and two felony counts of child abuse on March 19. Balelo was fired by Principal Tam Larnerd in September 2017 when […]

Grizzlies protest for safer schools, stricter gun regulations

March 15, 2018 8:06pm | Andrew Mendez

More than 500 students and staff walked out of class today and participated in a nationwide movement calling for school safety and increased gun control.  The protest was held for 17 minutes to remember the 17 lives lost at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on […]

CCSD sees surge in violence after police cuts

March 15, 2018 7:25am | LaChine Wong

Students are noticing an uptick in violence but a decrease in campus police officers after the Clark County School District (CCSD) cut millions of dollars from school safety after their recent budget crisis this year. The reduction caused most schools to eliminate a police officer, […]