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Annual Events

17 November , 2018- Book fair for the LCA at Barnes & Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall

8 December, 2018, starting at 5 PM – End-of-term performance and potluck supper

22 – 26 April, 2019, before and after school – Scholastic Book Fair

11 May, 2019, starting at 5 PM – End-of-term performance and potluck supper

24 May, 2019 – Last day of school; there will be an all-school picnic at noon

29 May, 6-8:30 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.


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 ...
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Classes start again!

Classes start again!  Wednesday, January 8th begins the spring semester.  Eager students again join our great teachers.  ...
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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 ...
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Open house, January 14th

On Tuesday, January 14th: 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 ...
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The start of our running club

18 December 2019: The inaugural run of the LCA running club.  Teacher and runner Kelly Lin got inspired to start a running club.  The response was strong – about 30 students, several parents, and a second teacher joined in.  They ...
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Walking the Solar System

20 December 2019: pacing off the distances to the planets.   Students joined teacher and Head of School Dr. Lou Ellen Kay to walk down Avenida de Mesilla, placing scale models of the Sun and the planets at appropriately scaled distances.  ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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