C.C. Meneley Elementary School

"Home of the Mountain Lions"

Educates students from

kindergarten through the sixth grade.

We are located at:

1446 Muir Drive

Gardnerville, NV  89460

Tel:  (775) 265-3154 ~ Fax:  (775) 265-7193

Hours: 8:50 AM - 3:10 PM
Breakfast: 8:30-8:45 AM
(supervised recess begins at 8:30 AM)
Minimum Day Hours: 8:50 AM - 12:40 PM

click here to view morning route
click here to view afternoon route

2015 Parent Survey

Thank you for taking the time to complete the Parent Sryvey.  This information provides us with feedback on how we are doing with various aspects of your child’s education and the services we provide.  Results will be provided to the Principal in early June 2015.  If you are unable to access the survey via the link below, or would prefer to complete the survey in paper and pencil, you may obtain a copy from the school office.   The survey is available in English and Spanish.

Parent Survey:  http://dcsd.k12.nv.us/

We value your input and appreciate the time you are taking to provide it!

5th & 6th Grade Music Program
for 2015-2016 School Year

If you are interested in participating in next year’s 5th or 6th Grade Band Program (which is open to current 4th and 5th grade students), please complete and return a band application form to C. C. Meneley by April 24th. The band program provides guidance to students who want to improve their musical skills in a positive environment. The applications are available to download below or stop by the school office. If you have any questions regarding the music program, please contact Tammy Owens, Music Director at towens@dcsd.k12.nv.us.

2015-2016 5th Grade Band Application
2015-2016 6th Grade Band Application

Pau-Wa-Lu 6th-8th Grade Middle School Model
planned for 2015-2016 school year.
Please click below to view the
PWL 20-minute video presentation
which details the schedule and programs.

2015-2016 PWL 6th-8th Grade Model


The Nevada Academic Content Standards

In 2010 Nevada adopted the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts (ELA), and Math.  Upon adoption, the standards became known as the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NACS).  The standards are a set of expectations and guidelines for what students should know and be able to do in order to graduate high school and be prepared for college or for a career.

Teachers use the standards to design lessons and assessments of student learning.  It is important for parents and families to understand what the standards are in order to know how to help students be successful.

In the coming months we will continue to offer facts and information about the standards, both in the newsletter and on the website.

Nevada Department of Education, NACS page

Here you will find links to all Nevada content standards, including the Common Core ELA and Math standards, as well as a wealth of other information to help you understand what the standards are and why Nevada adopted them. Click on the image below for more information:

Common Core State Standards Initiative

Here you will find the standards, FAQs, history of the standards initiative, etc. Click on the image below for more information:

NOTE:  The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the Nevada Academic Content Standards (NACS) for ELA and Math are the same thing.

Assessing Student Learning of the NACS

Currently, Nevada elementary school students in grades 3-6 are assessed in ELA and Math using the Criterion Referenced Test (CRT), a standardized paper-pencil test administered in the spring.  Results from the CRT are reported to the state and are used as part of each school’s Performance Framework.  Individual student results are used by teachers and schools to provide summative (end-of-course) data of student learning.

Beginning in the 2014-15 school year, the CRT will be replaced by a computer-based assessment designed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).  The SBAC test will be based completely on the new Nevada Academic Content Standards in ELA and Math and mirrors the increased rigor in the standards.

SBAC has provided Practice Tests so teachers, students and families can familiarize themselves with the format and content of the assessment.  Please try to take the time to look at these so you know what your child’s state assessment will look like. Click on the image below to access the practice test:





Contacts to know:

Dr. Lisa Noonan

DCSD Superintendent

Ms. Becky Rugger


Mrs. Wendi Yankoskie

Vice Principal

Mrs. Lisa Voss

Head Secretary

Ms. Sherree Apocotos

School Secretary


School Mascot "Monty the Mountain Lion"

Attendance Line


Please call by 8:30 AM if your child is going to be absent



When your child misses a day of school she/he misses many learning opportunities.  Having your child at school and on time are of primary importance to us.

  • If your child is absent for any reason, please call the office by 9:15 a.m. the morning of the absence (775-265-3154).  Unverified absences will be considered truancies.
  • All students arriving at school after the first bell must report to the Office for a Tardy Slip.  Repeated tardies to school will result in loss of privileges and potential truancy documentation.

A letter will be sent to you if your child is repeatedly absent, regardless of the reason.  You may need to meet with the principal, or in some cases, be referred to the District Truant Officer.

For more information regarding the School District's Board Policy Attendance, please visit the Douglas County School website at http://dcsd.k12.nv.us (Board Policy 504BP and Administrative Regulation 504AR).



C.C. Meneley Elementary School challenges and supports students

to be the best they can be in a caring, respectful environment.

Last Updated:

April 24, 2015 9:03 AM

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