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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.


Great test results

Early May 2018: Finding out how we’re doing as a school: We did our first standardized testing, over 2- or 3-hour slots on four days.  We chose the Iowa Test of Basic Skills, covering language and math for the kindergarteners, ...
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Food for Thought 2018

Wednesday, 30 May 2018: Food for Thought, our 5th run of this community event and school fundraiser. We thank our food donors (La Posta, the Santa Fe Grill, Luna Rossa, and Marv and Marni King), our silent auction donors, our ...
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Talent show 2018

Friday, 25 May 2018: Talent show.  This was our last day of the academic year, and a busy one.  Students took a break for a picnic at a nearby park.  They returned for a talent show, each student choosing what ...
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Appreciating wildlife: snakes!

Tuesday, 22 May 2018: An appreciation of wildlife: snakes come to the Academy.  Jeremy Lane, of New Mexico Game & Fish visited again with nonvenomous snakes.  Imparting not fear (as you can see) but an awareness of how snakes live, ...
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Open house, June 19th

The Las Cruces Academy, at 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla, invites you to visit the school on Saturday, June 16th. While we don’t have classes to observe during the summer, we welcome you to visit us in the morning, ...
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Food for Thought 2018

Food for Thought 2018 – our signature community event and fundraiser!  May 30, 2018, 6-9 PM.    Click here to go to the full, updated page - thanks for visiting! ...
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Vignettes: academics, fun

Monday, May 14th: a snapshot of our academics, on two of our whiteboards. The spelling words for the week for our 1st- and 2nd-graders get pretty advanced!  The topics in biology for our middle-schoolers, likewise. ...and school life, Wednesday, May ...
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Student performances, end of the term

Also Saturday, May 12th, 5-8 PM: We had our classic end-of-term performances by students of all ages, singing in English, Chinese, Spanish, and American Sign Language, acting and dancing in accompaniment.  A number of students played piano pieces.  At the ...
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Book fair turnout

Saturday, May 12th: Barnes & Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall hosted our school for a book fair.  We are grateful.  Parent Andrea Camunez read to young people at 11:00.  Our students came at 12:30 to sing in English, Chinese, ...
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Student play: James and the Giant Peach

Preps for a student play! So much is going on at our school in May - this play on the 19th, our book fair on the 12th, our end-of-term performances on the 12th, and Food for Thought on the 30th ...
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