Stevens Elementary in Henderson a Relief for Overcrowded Campuses

Josh Stevens Elementary School is one of six new elementary schools that opened this month in the Clark County School District, and it was the only one in Henderson.

The school, 550 Dave Wood Circle, is the second school to be named after a deceased child, according to the district. The first is Richard J. Rundle Elementary School, 425 N. Christy Lane, which opened in 1991.

Josh Stevens died in a golf-cart crash, while riding with his father around their Anthem Country Club neighborhood, Sept. 8, 2008, at age 12.

Drew Stevens and his wife, Barbara, went on to establish the Josh Stevens Foundation in 2009. On behalf of the foundation, Drew Stevens has traveled to 12 states and spoken at 350 schools to deliver a simple message: Be kind. Drew Stevens spoke at the school’s opening Aug. 14, and the foundation passed out T-shirts that read “Be Kind … Like Josh.” The school has adopted that message as its core value.

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