Engineering – a wind turbine

The Engineering Club. 17 January 2020.  LCA parent Jessica Houston challenges willing students to find the efficient way to operate a wind turbine, in this case, a windmill.  The turbine’s rotation winds a string on a narrow shaft in order to lift a weight, here, a pair of scissors.  A question is, How does the […]

Recognition from the community

Special edition of the Las Cruces Bulletin: Outstanding Women of the Mesilla Valley.  Our founder and Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, is one of 13 awardees!  She was nominated by friends, relatives, a teacher, and parents of LCA students.  We invite you to read on, here, as well as the mission statement for […]

End-of-term student performance

14 December 2019.  Our students’ end-of-term performance, for our 21st semester!  Students, teachers, families, and friends gathered at 5 PM.  The students were bursting with energy, and ready to sing after weeks of rehearsals in music and Chinese classes.  Families filled tables with food for the potluck dinner.  Here are some highlights as still images.  […]

6 December 2019: A well-deserved award to Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, our founder and Head of School at the Las Cruces Academy.  We students, parents, teachers, Board, volunteers, and friends of the school – are extremely proud of her.  The Las Cruces Bulletin just announced that she is one of 13 Outstanding Women of the […]

Making molecules

13 November 2019.  Students in grades 5-8 science latched onto three different molecular model kits to make structures of common and less-known molecules, by following the rules for bonding of atoms (valence).  On their own, they hit on proper structures and they had fun.

Field trip – Three Rivers Petroglyphs

What a beautiful, sunny, mild, and very educational day we had at Three Rivers Petroglyphs site in the Tularosa Basin north of Alamogordo. From about 400 AD to 1400 AD, Native Americans lived here. Among other pieces of their life story, they left over 21,000 petroglyphs, designs of all sorts chipped into the desert varnish […]