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Annual Events

20 – 24 March – Spring break

24 – 28 April, before and after school – Scholastic Book Fair

13 May, starting at 5 PM – End-of-term performance and potluck supper

26 May – Last day of school; there will be an all-school picnic at noon

31 May, 5-7:30 PM – Food for Thought, our big community event and fundraiser


Space History

Friday, March 17, 2017.  The story of critical moments as well as of little details is done so well at Alamogordo's Museum of Space History.  Our students in grades 3-8 will visit the museum on Friday for an all-day educational trip, ...
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Founders’ Interview on KRWG-FM

Monday, February 13, 2017.  Emily Guerra, host of Puentes on KRWG-FM, interviewed Lou Ellen Kay and Vince Gutschick.  They talked about the Las Cruces Academy - why the Academy came about, how we work, how we fit into the community.  We hope ...
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Students visiting Biology Lab

Monday, 13 March 2017.  Learning about great research on electric fish. Our students in grades 3-8 will visit the laboratory of NMSU Biology Professor Graciela Unguez and her students.  The fish, Sternopygus macrurus, have modified muscle cells that generate electric ...
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Students as Pages in NM Senate

'15&16 February 2017.  Learning About the Legislative Process.  Senator Mary Kay Papen in the New Mexico legislature invited our middle-school students to be pages in the Senate for a day.  They departed our school at 8:30 AM on the 15th to ...
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Valentine’s Day Party 2017

14 February 2017, of course.  Older students planned a party for the younger students.  They created games and decorated the rooms the day before, after classes.  On Valentine's Day, all went as planned! ...
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February’s open house

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017: We have another great open house event on.  Come see our school, engage with our outreach in science and world culture, view classes (8:30-10:00 AM), talk with teachers (5:30-7:00 PM). We welcome families considering enrolling their ...
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Chinese New Year 2017

 28 January 2017 - a very festive occasion in the Corbett Center Auditorium on the NMSU campus.  Our students were invited to be a big part of the New Year celebrations, which featured great songs, dances, and skits.  We're happy ...
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Lego League demo to all students

It's Friday, January 20th.  Our Junior First Lego League team, 6 to 9 years old, show what they've developed with the theme of creatures.  They chose bears and bees.  Isaac details the habitat they built with Legos; Kaleb shows the ...
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Drumming lessons in music

January 18, 2016.  Students in our grades 3-8 music class learn African and Latin drumming from teacher Elizabeth Brasher. It's good that the other classes have finished! ...
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Great learning tool that we built

The light-up periodic table, built with the older students in grades 4-8 over a period of 3 years, is a great learning tool for other students.  Having completed it and tested it, we moved it into the big room of ...
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