Walter Bracken Elementary School
Named for one of the founders of the Rotary Club of Las Vegas, Walter Bracken Elementary School is a recognized learning center serving approximately 450 children. Bracken has become a Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (Steam) Academy and a Blue-Ribbon Magnet School. The Principal, Katie Decker, was named at the top Magnet School Principal in America in 2013. As a result of our partnership, the school is run according to the Rotary 4-Way Test and twice each year the Rotary Club of Las Vegas provides grants for large projects not in the School’s budget.
The Club participates in Reading Week and in Career Day at Walter Bracken Elementary School. Rotarians also judge the Science Fair and the Engineering Fair, paint the States, individually, on the sidewalk squares, and paint the hopscotch areas with Roman Numerals./
In further support of learning and the arts, the Las Vegas Rotary Club sponsors the annual Disney Musical, donates books to the school library and refreshes the Lego lab.
Replacing high water consuming grass, the Club supports the vegetable gardens and fruit trees at the school. Rotarians are also a visible presence at the school and help in many different special assemblies and gatherings.