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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


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.


Seeing how pizza is made

Monday, 17 February 2020: Seeing how pizza is made in a pizzeria.  Our younger students in grades early K through 2 visited Dion’s Pizza on El Paseo Rd.  They rode the city bus, another experience, had a tour of the ...
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Valentine’s Day party

Friday, 14 February 2020: Valentine’s Day, of course.  Students presented each other with valentine’s cards that they had made and then had a party after the 9th period of classes.  The older students arranged games and treats.  It was a ...
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Elephant toothpaste

Monday, 10 February 2020: we turned the famous elephant toothpaste demonstration into a real science experiment, in our grades 5-8 science class.  The demo is just the mixing of hydrogen peroxide solution with yeast so that the catalase enzyme in ...
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Lunar New Year 2020

27 January 2020.  On our first class day after the Chinese New Year, we celebrated the holiday.  Teacher Yulin gathered the food and the dragon costume, older students helped serve the food, all the students enjoyed the meal and the ...
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Engineering – a wind turbine

The Engineering Club. 17 January 2020.  LCA parent Jessica Houston challenges willing students to find the efficient way to operate a wind turbine, in this case, a windmill.  The turbine’s rotation winds a string on a narrow shaft in order ...
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Classes start again!

Classes start again!  Wednesday, January 8th begins the spring semester.  Eager students again join our great teachers.  ...
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Recognition from the community

Special edition of the Las Cruces Bulletin: Outstanding Women of the Mesilla Valley.  Our founder and Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, is one of 13 awardees!  She was nominated by friends, relatives, a teacher, and parents of LCA ...
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Open house, January 14th

On Tuesday, January 14th: The Las Cruces Academy is holding an open house, 8-10 AM and 5:30-6:30 PM, at the school, 1755 Avenida de Mercado in Mesilla. You can meet with our Head of School, Dr. Lou Ellen Kay, in ...
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The start of our running club

18 December 2019: The inaugural run of the LCA running club.  Teacher and runner Kelly Lin got inspired to start a running club.  The response was strong – about 30 students, several parents, and a second teacher joined in.  They ...
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Walking the Solar System

20 December 2019: pacing off the distances to the planets.   Students joined teacher and Head of School Dr. Lou Ellen Kay to walk down Avenida de Mesilla, placing scale models of the Sun and the planets at appropriately scaled distances.  ...
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