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Great Win for Incline Education Fund – OSIT Designations for IES and IHS!

May 17, 2023 | Mary Danahey

On May 16th, 2023, both Incline Elementary School (IES) and Incline High School (IHS) were awarded the Nevada Governor’s STEM School Designation by the Nevada Governor’s Office of Science, Innovation and Technology (OSIT). 

The Governor’s STEM Advisory Council is charged with identifying and awarding recognition to not more than 15 schools in the state, annually, that demonstrate exemplary performance in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Designation as a Governor’s STEM School denotes that the school meets the highest standards of STEM instruction and is a model for schools around the state.

Incline Education Fund is working with Incline Middle School (IMS) on their OSIT STEM Designation application for next year as their robotics program was just launched this past fall. 

When IMS receives their OSIT STEM Designation, the Incline schools will be the FIRST AND ONLY K-12 STEM Pathway in the state of Nevada.

Stay tuned for more information next week!

LTS News:

There are still a few tickets left to the annual Lake Tahoe School Fundraiser, the Celestial Ball.It’s this Friday, 5/19 at 6pm at the Hyatt, in the Lakeside Ballroom.


If you can’t make the entire event, but are looking for a little musical entertainment and dancing later in the evening, scoop up an “After Dark Ticket” at the same link above. 

IMS News:

There is no new news on the potential changes for Incline Schools. The Washoe County School District is assuring everyone that “no decisions have been made” and are encouraging people to get involved and be a part of the process. You can email our School Board of Trustee members: Jeff Church and Diane Nicolet at:  

The President of the BOT is Beth Smith: 

Elizabeth.Smith@WashoeSchools.netWCSD has committed to provide FAQ’s from the last meeting to the Incline community by end of school year. I will make sure to post those here in the SnapShot as soon as they are available.

NSEA It’s Time for 20 Rally:

On a similar, but different note, there is a rally today (!) to support some of the education bills being brought to the Nevada Legislature.The Time for 20 Rally is petitioning to increase funding for public education. More information about the rally can be found here:

The event is Wednesday, 5/17 from 4:30-6:00pm outside the Nevada State Legislature at 401 S. Carson St. in Carson City.


If you can’t attend but would still like your voice to be heard, or you agree with the message created by the Nevada State Education Association, you can do so HERE.

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