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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

News

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.

 

Letters from kindergarten students to new students

Teacher Arielle Lane asked the kindergarten students to write letters to the next class, to tell them what they should know about the class.  Enjoy these two! ...
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Theater club

Saturday, 14 March 2020.  Our theater club prepared for the play they wrote last year - 31 pages of script, lots of set design, lots of practice, and, now, more set-building.  Parents helped too - Ugonna, Aaron, Charlotte, and Todd.  ...
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For the moment, the Academy is NOT closing

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham has mandated the closing of all public K-12 schools in New Mexico, to begin at the end of school, Friday, March 13th.  The closure will last at least three weeks, and it may be much longer ...
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Learning to manage money

6 March 2020: Our students in grades 3-8 got valuable lessons in money management from Bryan Stein of Washington Federal bank.  He engaged the students about credit cards and debit cards, offering four illustrative scenarios of fictional people using credit ...
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Mattress sell-a-thon

6-16 March 2020: Ashley Homestore is running a mattress sale to benefit the Academy!   We'll get 40% of the sale price on all mattresses sold when buyers present the event flier... and LCA students earn rewards!  The mattress prices are ...
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Young engineers

28 February 2020:  More in our after-school engineering club. Our young students in kindergarten through 6th grade recently constructed a "Core Sampler," which basically uses potential energy with rubber bands and straws to puncture holes in fruit and extract a ...
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Writing Chinese stories

27 February 2020: Our young students in grades 1-4 write Chinese characters and illustrate their stories with pictures.  We have 5 levels of Chinese classes covering grades K-8; here is work of students in just their second year of Chinese.  ...
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Have you eaten a dinosaur lately?

24 February 2020: Our students in grades 1&2 get a science lesson from Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, our Head of School.  Here she takes the stance of a bird to demonstrate how birds and lizards use their legs differently… all ...
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Growing bacteria in science class

21-27 February 2020: Our students in grades 5-8 grow common Escherechia coli bacteria, seeing how long it takes them to divide and double.  They also saw that growth at a cool room temperature of 15°C instead of their optimal 37°C ...
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Young students make robots

21 February 2020: Our students in grades 2-6 build robots in our after-school engineering club. Advisors Jessica Houston, LCA parent, and Elizabeth Brasher, teacher, give students clues about possibilities and help them understand some manuals.  It’s intense, and fun ...
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