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Annual Events

27-28 October – Book fair for the LCA at Barnes & Noble in the Mesilla Valley Mall

16 December, starting at 5 PM – End-of-term performance and potluck supper

23 – 27 April, before and after school – Scholastic Book Fair

12 May, starting at 5 PM – End-of-term performance and potluck supper

25 May – Last day of school; there will be an all-school picnic at noon

30 May, 5-7:30 PM – Food for Thought, our big community event and fundraiser


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.


A new semester

Monday, 7 January 2019: a new semester begins!  Our teachers are all prepared, with many new academic and social ventures for the students.   * We have another student joining us, and 6 more applications are in for kindergarten and ...
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Great performance in song and dance by students in early K-8

Saturday, 8 December 2018. Our students at the Las Cruces Academy in Mesilla, NM learn music, English, Spanish, Chinese, and theater skills.  They put it all together in the end-of-term performances.  They also helped rearrange much furniture to set up ...
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Our students’ winter end-of-term performance

Saturday, 8 December 2018: students, parents, teachers, and friends revel in the students’ end-of-term performance, featuring songs in English, Spanish, and Mandarin Chinese.  The students got a standing ovation at the end.  Head of School Lou Ellen Kay thanked everyone, ...
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Open house

Thursday, December 13th: The Las Cruces Academy is holding an open house, 11 AM to 1 PM, at the school, 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. You can meet with our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, observe students ...
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End-of-term performance!

8 December 2018, coming up fast: Our LCA families, teachers, Board, and friends meet at the school for an evening of performances by our students in a variety of languages, followed by a potluck dinner of dishes as diverse as ...
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Book fair at Barnes and Noble

Saturday, 17 November 2018.  Barnes & Noble hosted another book fair for us at their Mesilla Valley store.  We'll be getting gift card and/or cash, based on sales that date to customers who identified us at the cash register...or even ...
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Science demo at Barnes & Noble

17 November 2018: The Barnes & Noble bookstore in the Mesilla Valley Mall hosted us for a book fair.  As part of our activities there, Board chair and teacher Vince Gutschick did a 40-minute science demo.  He made the video ...
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LCA on the radio

Once more unto the breach....well, that's too melodramatic. This Friday, November 16th at 8 AM, Board Chair Vince Gutschick returns to community radio, KTAL LP FM, 101.5, with an hour-lone interview with Prof. Scott Denning from Colorado State University. Scott ...
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Barnes & Noble book fair

A win-win for the Academy and for Barnes & Noble is in the offing, a book fair hosted for us at their Mesilla Valley Mall store.  It’s on Saturday, November 17th.  We’ll have students singing in a variety of the ...
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Dia de Los Muertos 2018

2 November 2018: Our students walked to the Mesilla Plaza to view the displays for the Day of the Dead, a celebration of life of the deceased.  Teachers and parents led the group ...
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