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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.


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.


Our visit to the Big Sky Dairy

November 10, 2022. Our students took their parents and teachers to the Big Sky Dairy in Vado, some dozen miles south of Las Cruces. Our host and guide, Jason McClure, outdid himself on explaining everything that goes on, from the ...
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Dia de Los Muertos

Friday, Oct. 28th, 2022. Our students and teachers went to the plaza in Mesilla to view the remembrances people made for their deceased friends and relatives, a Hispanic tradition, El Dia de Los Muertos, the Day of the Dead. It’s ...
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Happy to be here!

Monday, Oct. 24th, 2022. Students made their own posters to express their love of our school. They taped them to our front doors for a festive display, much appreciated by teachers and parents. ...
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A very generous student!

Monday, Oct. 17th, 2022. Aiden Fechner, a generous young athlete, just gave a big donation to his teacher’s classroom at the Las Cruces Academy. Aiden is also a student of the Steel Dragon Mixed Martial Arts School here in town ...
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More joy and fun with chimes

August 26th: Thanks to the donors to our Annual Fund, we bought bass and treble sets to add to our wonderful choir chimes. Students in the music class took to the outdoors in the sunshine to learn how to integrate ...
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Beauty and science – a halo

Thursday, October 13th – During one of our tennis classes, a glorious halo appeared around the Sun through cirrus clouds, reddish on the inside and blue on the outside. It’s the 22-degree halo created by sunlight refracting through randomly oriented ...
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The new academic year

It's Tuesday, September 13th. We’re just finishing four full weeks of classes in the new academic year. Forty students continuing from last year joined 10 new students and our wonderful faculty of seven dedicated and extremely qualified teachers.  Students enjoy ...
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Presenting at County Commission

Presentation to the Dona Ana County Commission, Tuesday, September 13th: How hot will it get in Las Cruces? Three students of the Las Cruces Academy – Arezou and Setareh Sibley and  Morgan G. – and computer programming teacher Dr. Vince ...
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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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