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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


The Book Fair is a Hit

25 April 2017.  Books are a big draw at our school - we use other media and the Internet, but our 7,000 books are a big attraction for our students.  Twice a year, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, our Head of ...
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New sport: table tennis

Fast response to suggestions: We now have a ping-pong table, and the students have taken to it immediately.  We'd bandied the idea about months earlier, but a serious suggestion was made on the 21st at a Parent Committee meeting...and Charlotte ...
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Earth Day 2017

Saturday, 22 April 2017.  We were there, on the Downtown Plaza.  Our Board Chair, Vince Gutschick, and our Head of School, Lou Ellen Kay, were joined by LCA parent Lara Milane.  The LCA fitted in well with the theme of ...
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Soil Microbiology Experiment

Friday, 21 April 2017.  Professor Geof Smith from NMSU’s Biology Department took time to give our middle-schoolers experience in sampling bacteria from 6 soils.  Students Kira and Frankie took soil samples from the bare land and from the cultivated field ...
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International Chinese Exam

HSK exam in Mandarin Chinese – on Friday, 21 April 2017, student Arabella took the Level 2 exam, and on Saturday, 22 April, seven other students took the Level 1 exam.  From the HSK website: “HSK (Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi) or ...
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Archery Competition

Thursday, 20 April 2017.  New Mexico Game and Fish generously loaned us their archery trailer with a panoply of bows, arrows, targets, and safety backdrops.  The students in grades 3-5 and in middle school had been trained carefully in earlier ...
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Sustainable Business 2017

Sustainable Business of 2017 – the Las Cruces Green Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting on Wednesday evening, 19 April, at the Grapevine Plaza, and there we were overwhelmed to get the award, being selected among 19 nominees.  The ...
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Insect Zoo 2017

NMSU’s Insect Zoo visits us – Friday, 31 March 2017.  Helen Vessels brought a team to let our students see – and, in some cases, handle – some quite astounding insects and arachnids (spiders).  The big Madagascar hissing cockroach was ...
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Student-written student-performed play

Saturday, 8 April 2017.  Capping a big day with three LCA events (International Festival, Volunteer Fair, and this play), students working with faculty advisor Elizabeth Brasher performed a 20-minute play, "Try, Try Again."  Student Arabella Camunez wrote the play, revising ...
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Open house for April

Tuesday, 11 April 2017. The Las Cruces Academy, at 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla, invites the public to visit the school. In the morning, 8:30-10:00, visitors can watch classes in Chinese and in grades early K through 2, talk ...
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