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Annual Events

27-28 October – Book fair for the LCA at Barnes & Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall

16 December, starting at 5 PM – End-of-term performance and potluck supper

23 – 27 April, before and after school – Scholastic Book Fair

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

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

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


Our scrollable calendar is always here on this News and Events page.  We  also provide this printable, 1-page, full-year calendar in color, as a PDF file; black text on white is for notes about semester starts and ends; blue background indicates breaks with no classes; open house events are on the salmon background, while green is for events for our whole LCA Community.


International Festival 2019

Saturday, 16 March 2019: Intrepid members of the LCA community made it to the Downtown Plaza in the cold and rain.  No one besides us and the other exhibitors dropped by the International Festival, but our students made a good ...
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Archery for students in grades 3-7

12 March 2019: A very windy day is not a problem for our archers in grades 3-7.  They’re enjoying a sport that rewards precision and self-discipline.  Thanks to New Mexico’s Fish and Game Department, and especially Jeremy Lane, we have ...
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Archery is back at the Academy

7 & 8 March 2019.  Archery is back at the Las Cruces Academy.  Thanks to New Mexico Fish and Game, and especially Jeremy Lane, we have the full equipment on loan - bows, bow stand, arrows, targets, and protective curtain.  ...
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Open house, March 14th

On Thursday, March 14th: The Las Cruces Academy is holding an open house, 11 AM to 1 PM, at the school, 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. You can meet with our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, observe ...
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Advancing in teaching Chinese

2 March 2019: The Las Cruces Academy is delighted to announce that we have received confirmation that our request for status as a Confucius Classroom, a special part of the Confucius Institute, has been granted.  This honor is due to ...
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We’ll be at 3 public events soon

We’re scheduled for interesting presentations: the International Festival on March 16th,  the Las Cruces International Space Festival (truly international) on April 13th, and Earth Day on April 20th, all on the Las Cruces Downtown Plaza ...
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Sharing experiences overseas

Friday, 22 February 2019: Sharing world culture:  Three LCA families were recently in Japan, so they pooled pictures, souvenirs, other memorabilia, and stories at a potluck dinner from 5:00-7:30 PM.  Many LCA families came with good food to share.  Jessica ...
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Valentine’s Day party

Valentine’s Day, 2019: Our school is fun as well as strongly academic.  Every day students play at recess, in PE, after school in our extended hours (no charge)...and on special days when we have celebrations.  Here are images from the ...
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A gallery of photos from Chinese New Year

9 February 2019.  In a recent post, Vince put up a movie he composited from separate movies he took at the celebration at NMSU's Corbett Center.  He also had lots of still images, so here they are in a gallery.  ...
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A biochemist visits our grades 4-8 science class

On Thursday, 14 February 2019 (yes, Valentine's Day), Dr. Kevin Houston, Kaleb’s dad and a Professor at NMSU visited.  He engaged the class to learn about DNA being transcribed to messenger RNA and that being translated into the sequence of ...
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