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We are without doubt the smallest school district in Nevada and yet we are blessed with over 3,570 square miles of mountainous high-desert landscape. With only seventy elementary students in three locations, we offer a personal touch to education unmatched in the lower “forty-eight” states. Even though we live in a remote area, few schools in the Nation can equal Esmeralda’s use of classroom technology.

Take a moment to travel through our website and get a flavor of what we have to offer our young people. Esmeralda County School District truly is “Where Education Meets the Frontier”.

Esmeralda County School District welcomes
Mr. Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Interim Superintendent

Esmeralda County School District
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Goldfield Elementary School News

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 11/05/15

Tuesday, November 4, 2015

Dear Goldfield Families,

This letter is sent with heartfelt thanks from the Esmeralda CSD and its administration for your understanding of the closing of school on yesterday, November 3, 2015 due to the inclement weather. Student and family safety is our uttermost priority.

I began observing the weather conditions at approximately 4:30AM yesterday morning to determine whether we would close school, conduct a two hour delay, or begin school at the regular operating hours. I drove from my house to near the Dyer Junction on Hwy 95 to just at the edge of Silver Peak. My findings were that road conditions were drivable; however, there was not any power throughout the town. I spoke with the power company “live” and they stated that power should be restored between 9:00 AM and 10AM but could not guarantee restoration at that hour.

Again, student safety is a top priority of our district; so I thought it would be in the best interest of our students, parents and the district to close school and make the time up at a later date. Due to the forthcoming holidays, students will not make up the inclement weather day before the Holiday break. The makeup date is to be determined for the second semester of school.

Finally, the school district is excited to notify you that we have hired two new teachers to replace outgoing staff members Denys Khalevskyy (Grades 5 – 8) who resigned and Patty Perez (Grades K – 4) whom will return to Dyer Elementary School in her normal position. The district would like to thank both of these teachers for their time and dedication to the students of Goldfield Elementary School. We would like to welcome two seasoned teachers with great experience to Goldfield Elementary School. Mr. Peter Salmon from Lake Tahoe will serve as our Academic School Officer and Teacher for Grades 5-8 and Mrs. Lori Daine from Tennessee will serve as the Classroom Teacher for grades K-4. Both of them will begin their new position with the district Monday, November 9th.  In addition, we would like to welcome Mrs. Shelby Gordon to Goldfield Elementary School in the capacity of Paraprofessional.

As always, thank you for all you do for the students of Goldfield!

All the Best,

Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.

Inclement Weather

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 11/04/15

Good Morning Mustang Family,

Please be advised ALL Esmeralda CSD Schools are operating on regular schedule.
We will continue to monitor the weather conditions throughout the day!

Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.

Esmeralda CSD Family

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 10/19/15

October 19, 2015

 Greetings Esmeralda CSD Family,

 Wow! I can’t believe we have already closed the first nine weeks of school and have begun the second nine weeks. Time is really flying! I am pleased with the progress and growth our staff has established to begin the school year.

 I am very grateful to our parents for the high level of engagement shown in all of our schools and observed at district events.  Our students are the brightest students not only in the state of Nevada, but also on the West Coast. I am very proud to serve as the Interim Superintendent for such a great district and community.

 As we have begun the second nine weeks of the school year, I have challenged our staff to take their instructional practices and performance to the next level to ensure our students are excelling at a higher level. Now, I would like to also challenge you as parents and my students to step up and take your learning to the next level.

 Examples for parents include:

 ·         Becoming more involved in your child’s school by attending more events

·         Volunteering at your child’s school when you can

·         Constant communication with teachers: call and email teachers

·         Visit your child’s classroom when you can

·         Assist you child with developing effective study habits and strategies

 Examples for students include:

 ·         Become more attentive during classroom instruction

·         Be willing to ask questions to teachers concerning instruction you may not understand

·         Stay Focused

·         Complete all Classroom Assignments and Homework assigned

 In lieu of the campus shootings around the nation, the district has began to take proactive steps to ensure the continued safety of our students as a top priority; therefore, the district will be conducting Armed Intruder Drills at each campus location during the final two weeks of October.

 The Esmeralda County Sheriff’s Department will lead and coordinate the drill. The Sheriff’s Department will begin with a presentation of procedures, precautions, and expectations during the drill and will return in three months for the actual drill. The following dates and times have been established for the Armed Intruder Drill presentations:  Dyer Elementary: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 @ 10:30 AM; Goldfield Elementary: Thursday, October 22, 2015; and Silver Peak Elementary: Tuesday, October 27, 2015.

 I am looking forward to a great second nine weeks!

 All the Best,

 Rodriguez F. Broadnax

Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Interim Superintendent

Letter from the Superintendent

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 10/19/15

Greetings Team,

I am sending this email to thank you for your hard work and dedication to our students and school district throughout the first nine weeks of the school year. I know we have had some challenges with our database system; however, thank you for your patience and understanding. I would like to thank Wendy for her hard work for getting our database system up and running. I would also like to thank Mrs. Broadnax for jumping in and ensuring our district office has operated smoothly. I am fortunate to work with such a great group of educators and professionals. I am pleased with the progress and energy that I have observed throughout the district.

Teachers and paraprofessionals as we begin the second nine weeks, I would like to challenge you to take your instructional practices to the next level, to continue to move our students to a higher educational level. I would like to see your work through the progress and growth of your students through formal and informal assessments including but not limited to Map Testing.

Classified and support personnel, I would like to challenge you to step up your performance to the next level and become more efficient and effective in your positions.

Let’s continue to work together for the common good of our district, which are our students. Remember “Each day we fail to do our best, we fail to gain something that we can never get back.” Keep up the good work. I look forward to a great second nine weeks of school!

Please be advised all staff is asked to where there staff shirts every third Thursday of each month. You may wear either color shirt (Red or White). The first day we should all wear our staff shirts as a district is November 19th followed by December 10th.


Again, thank you for all you do!

All the Best,
Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Interim Superintendent

ECSD Upcoming Events

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 10/19/15

Please join Esmeralda CSD at one of the upcoming events.


Upcoming Events

 ·         Tuesday, October 20th: Armed Intruder Drill @ Dyer Elementary School – 10:30 AM


·         Tuesday, October 20th: School Board Meeting @ Goldfield Elementary School in Room #3 @ 6:00PM


·         Saturday, October 24th: Goldfield Elementary School Community Day: 1PM – 3PM

·         Wednesday, November 4th: Silver Peak Elementary School’s Community Day


·         Tuesday, November 10th: School Board Meeting @ Dyer Elementary School @ 6PM


·         Tuesday, December 8th: School Board Meeting


·         Wednesday, December 9th: Silver Peak Elementary School Christmas Program


·         Thursday, December 10th: Dyer Elementary School Christmas Program

Board Workshop, 9/11-9/12/15, Carson City, NV