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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 
Board of Trustees hires 
Mr. Rodriguez F. Broadnax as Superintendent.  Congratulations, Mr. Broadnax!

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A Message from the Superintendent

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Spring Letter from the Superintendent

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 03/29/16

 Tuesday, March 22, 2016

 Dear Esmeralda CSD Family,

I trust your week is off to a great start. I can’t believe it is already March and we are on the threshold of Spring Break. As many of you know, we are now in the final nine weeks of the school year with approximately 31 school days remaining until Summer Vacation.  Wow, this school year has flown by. I believe we have made great strides for the improvement of our school district.

As we complete the remainder of our school year, I would ask that we work hard to ensure a very successful and proactive close to the 2015 – 2016 school year and prepare for an even greater 2016 – 2017 school year. We have several major events coming up as we close the year. Those events are listed below:

·         Spring Break: March 25 – April 3, 2016

·         School Board Meeting – April 12th in Goldfield

·         April 15, 2016: Goldfield School Make-up Date for Weather

·         Smarter Balanced Testing Grades (3-8) April 11, 2016 – April 22, 2016

·         Spring MAPS Testing: May 02, 2016 – May 06, 2016

·         Spring Concert – Dyer Elementary – May 04, 2016

·         8th Grade Trip: May 11, 2016 – May 15, 2016

·         May 16th Graduation: Goldfield – Silver Peak Spring Concert

·         Spring Concert /Graduation  - Goldfield: May 17, 2016

·         Last Day of School: May 19, 2016

Please keep the dates for these very important upcoming events.

Finally, as you leave for Spring Break, remember to be safe, have fun, and enjoy your family and friends. Again, let’s finish the year strong academically and supporting each other with the expectation that “Students Come First.”

As always, thank you for all you do for our Esmeralda County Schools!

Have a safe and restful Spring Break!

All the Best,

Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools

District Announcements

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 01/17/16

Happy New Year! I trust 2016 is off to a great start. As a reminder, All schools and district offices will be closed tomorrow, January 18, 2016 due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. Schools will be operating on their normal schedules on Friday, January 22, 2016.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact my office.

Have a great week!

All the Best,
Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Superintendent of Schools

Teacher Professional Development Retreat

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 12/02/15

Good Morning Team,

I am looking forward to a great Professional Development Weekend during our Retreat in Vegas this weekend! Please remember to bring you Mac-books as you will need them the entire weekend. Drive safe and I will see you then!

As always, thank you for all you do!

Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Interim Superintendent

Happy Thanksgiving!

by Rodriguez Broadnax on 11/25/15

November 25, 2015


Good Morning Team,

I hope this email finds you well. I am sending this communication in conjunction with yesterday’s Thanksgiving Luncheon. I would like to thank the entire staff for your hard work on this project with a short timeline to implement it. Overall, it was a great experience for our administration, staff, students, and parents. The instructional activities were great at all grade levels and the food was fantastic. I would like to thank everyone who cooked or brought a dish to make this event a success. I would also like to thank the School Board Members for not only attending but participating in this event. I would like to thank our Board President, Mrs. Trisha Hafer for developing the idea. Finally, I believe the meat we ate was absolutely awesome; therefore, I would like to especially thank Mrs. Hafer, Mrs. Tyson, Ms. Penson, and Mrs. Broadnax for working tirelessly through the evening to prepare the turkeys and hams. Job well done!

As we break for Thanksgiving, I would encourage you to spend quality time with your family and friends and remember those who are less fortunate than we are.  

Have a safe, restful, and Happy Thanksgiving!

I look forward to seeing everyone on Monday.

All the Best,
Rodriguez F. Broadnax, Ed.S.
Esmeralda County Schools
Goldfield, Nevada

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.

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