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In these pandemic years we have not scheduled annual events for the LCA community or for the public.  Please keep watching this space.

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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.  It covers the whole 2021-22 school year, from August, 2021 to May, 2022.  This year we deviate a bit from the Las Cruces Public Schools calendar, in that we start earlier (12 August vs. 17 August) and end later (27 May).  This lets us get our full 180 days of classes while having the final week being a full week, which is best for academics.

 

Rewarding results of testing

In mid-April all our students but one brand-new student took the Iowa Assessments Form E. These are national-standard tests, each set for a grade level. We use the tests to assess how well we are teaching, not to rank students ...
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James and the Giant Peach

May 21, 2022.  In the culmination of more than a year of preparation, students in grades 3 through 8 presented the full-hour play, James and the Giant Peach, based on the story by Roald Dahl. Siblings, parents, grandparents, and teachers ...
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A year in pictures and stories

All year students and teachers have been gathering pictures and stories about our lives in the Academy. Students then worked with former teacher Kelly Lin (now in California) to create this year’s yearbook.  It’s full of hundreds of images arranged ...
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Ending the year with a picnic

Friday, May 27, 2022. We always end the academic year with a picnic in the park. Especially in COVID-19 times, this is a most enjoyable way for all of us to socialize freely and celebrate all that we accomplished this ...
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Students present the Solar System

Spring semester 2022. Students in grades 3-8 each created their own books about the Solar System – our Sun, Moon, and planets.  Distilling their learning over the semester, they illustrated each celestial body and wrote many telling facts about each, ...
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End-of-term performance 2022

Friday, May 27, 2022. We’re back into live performances! With due caution against COVID-19 out students were able to sing, recite, and act outdoors in our second courtyard. All grades were up there, K through 8, before a packed audience ...
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Field day – fun and athletic tests

Tuesday, May 28, 2022. Students enjoy vigorous activity outside and some friendly competition. Teacher and Deputy Head of School Elizabeth Brasher has been getting our students in grades 3-8 into diverse sports – basketball, flag football, kickball, soccer, and track ...
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James and the Giant Peach

May 21, 2022.  In the culmination of more than a year of preparation, students in grades 3 through 8 presented the full-hour play, James and the Giant Peach, based on the story by Roald Dahl. Siblings, parents, grandparents, and teachers ...
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Graduates visit us!

May 18, 2022.  We had a very welcome surprise visit by three of our LCA alumni/-ae!  Louis Pate, Alegra Reinhold, and David Flores all showed up in their graduation gowns and mortarboards from Las Cruces High School, including their drapings ...
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Market day in grades 1 & 2

May 19, 2022.  First- and second-graders put their learning about markets and the economy to use.  With the guidance of teacher Arielle Evans, they learned to be entrepreneurs, made products, and ‘sold’ them to kindergarteners.  Here are images of their ...
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