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 […]
23 October | Science demo Students learned how to use a partial vacuum to suck a hard-boiled egg through an opening a bit narrower than its diameter. We put a bit of water into a vase, heated the vase + water in a microwave oven, and put the egg on top of the vase opening. […]
On Tuesday, November 12th | We’re holding an open house! When | 8-10 AM and 5:30-6:30 PM Where | 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla What to expect | You can meet with our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, in the morning observe students in classes and at play, and talk with our […]
In grades 5-8 science today, we delved into heat, temperature, and chemical reactions accelerated by heat or by catalysts such as enzymes. We ran one beautiful demonstration of a chemical reaction driven one way by rising temperature and back by decreasing temperature. It is the change in the molecules or ions surrounding cobalt II ions […]
LCA graduate Arabella and her colleagues at the Arrowhead Early College High came to the school to demonstrate robotics to students of all ages. Students learned some of the principles, designed platforms, and got to operate some robots.
LCA parent Prof. Jessica Houston and LCA teacher Elizabeth Brasher led the students to make launchers and planes in two after-school sessions this fall. The students look intent, pleased, both.
Open house: We invite the public to visit the school on Thursday, May 9th, from 11 AM to 1 PM. You can meet with our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, observe students in classes and at play, and talk with our great teachers. We’re proud of what we can offer for the community […]
Saturday, 28 September 2019. Our students attracted the crowd at the band shell on the Downtown Plaza, as they sang five songs in Chinese. They youngest group, kindergarten through 2nd grade, came first, with the longer-experienced 3rd- through 8th-graders following. They all wore beautiful sky-blue costumes that teacher Yulin Zhang bought in China recently. Scholar, […]
Saturday, 20 September 2019: A week’s learning, writing, and drawing culminated in 16 students in grades K through 8 being out on the sidewalk in front of the Mesilla Town Hall holding posters they had made. They were inspired by Greta Thunberg, the courageous Swedish teen who has galvanized people for action on climate change. […]
On Tuesday, September 10th: The Las Cruces Academy is holding an open house, 8-10 AM and 5:30-6:30 PM, at the school, 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. You can meet with our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, in the morning observe students in classes and at play, and talk with our great teachers. […]