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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.


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Press release Prof. Kathy Hanley, Biology, NMSU, is an internationally engaged and internationally known researcher on emerging viral diseases – dengue, Zika, chikungunya – and possible protections, including vaccines. From noon to one on Tuesday, January 23rd, she’ll be Vince ...
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Outreach: science radio shows on the Web

Science is a big part of our curriculum, taught by career scientists, Drs. Lou Ellen Kay and Vince Gutschick.   Vince's radio program on KTAL LP FM, is live on 101.5 and is streamed at  He's done 5 shows to ...
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Come see us at our open house

Tuesday, 9 January 2018. We have another great open house event on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017. Come see our school, engage with our outreach in science and world culture, view classes (8:30-10:00 AM), talk with teachers (5:30-6:30 PM). We welcome ...
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Science outreach on the radio

5, 12, 19, 26 December 2017...and on.  Science is a big part of our curriculum, taught by career scientists, Drs. Lou Ellen Kay and Vince Gutschick.  We go beyond that, with outreach to others in groups small (e.g., a family ...
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The fall semester ends

20 December 2017 - the last full day of school. Students did arts and crafts and storytelling in groups...a nice way to end ...
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Yes, students learn cursive writing

All semester, all year: our young students avidly put in time learning cursive writing with Lou Ellen, our Head of School. We're one of very few schools still teaching this valuable skill! Sorry for a picture that's a bit fuzzy; ...
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Lego League

9 December 2017. Our younger students had a productive time at the Junior First Lego League competition in Las Cruces. They also earned two awards. The theme was water, about which they learned quite a bit and about which they ...
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15 songs, 6 piano recitals, a play, and dinner

9 December 2017.  Our 17th  end-of-term performance by our students was a great success.  All the performances in the title came off very well.  In addition to the still pictures in the gallery that's linked below are movies.  We've put ...
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6 December 2017.  Our students are rehearsing all their songs and other performances for the end-of-term celebration this coming Saturday, 9 December.  Yulin Zhang, who teaches Mandarin Chinese to all ages at our school, looks on with pleasure, as do ...
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Computer programming

6 December 2017.  Mark Leisher volunteers his time and expertise to teach computer programming to students.  He has two groups of students, grades 3-5 and grades 6-8.  He teaches each group for two consecutive class periods each week.  The younger ...
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