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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.


Great news of the 2020-21 Annual Fund

Our Annual Fund 9 finished on June 30th with generous donations from 23 families, 5 businesses, the board, a former teacher, and 4 long-time friends of the school – a heartfelt “Thank you” goes out to all of them, and ...
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Halloween fun, 2021

Halloween fun for the students, October 29th and 31st, 2021 We had a Halloween party on Friday, October 29th. There were many imaginative costumes among our students. Teachers Katie, Lou Ellen, and Yulin led the younger students outside to draw ...
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Noted teachers at the LCA

At the Las Cruces Academy, our non-profit K-8 private school in Mesilla, we have good news. We’re happy that Vince Gutschick, our Board Chair, teacher, and Deputy Treasurer, has been cited as standing in the current top 2% of ...
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New Mexico Supreme Court Justices visit the LCA

Las Cruces Academy was graced by the visit of three justices of the New Mexico Supreme Court on Sept. 16, 2021 as Justices C. Shannon Bacon, Julie Vargas and Briana Zamora visited the school. The justices fielded questions from 24 ...
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Letters from kindergarteners to their successors

At the end of the 2019-20 school year, our kindergarteners, ready for their transition to the 1-2 classroom, wrote letters of advice to the new group: ...
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Flashy science

Literally.  We do lots of experiments in grades 6-8 science. Girls love explosions as much as boys, it seems.  Here are two experiments with flashes. As an 8-year-old boy, Lou Ellen and Vince's son, David, now an LCA Board member, ...
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In-person learning works best!

We readily met CDC guidelines essentially right from the start of the 2020-21 academic year.  We are fortunate that we have nearly 200 square feet per student; we met the 25% occupancy rule readily.  We took extensive precautions.  We took ...
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Haiku poems

Students in Elizabeth Brasher's English class get to do many interesting things.  In May, 2021, they responded to the challenge to write haiku, with illustrations ...
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Economics 1 & 2

Students of Kelly Lin, our teacher for grades 1 & 2 (and all math) created their economics projects.  They became producers by creating a product and setting up shop. On Friday, they invited Katie Bushma’s kindergarten class over to shop ...
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Browse the news archive here.  Once you get to the archive, to see an entire post with its images, click on the date (rather than “Vince Gutschick” or “News and Events”).