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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.


James and the Giant Peach

May 21, 2022.  In the culmination of more than a year of preparation, students in grades 3 through 8 presented the full-hour play, James and the Giant Peach, based on the story by Roald Dahl. Siblings, parents, grandparents, and teachers ...
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Graduates visit us!

May 18, 2022.  We had a very welcome surprise visit by three of our LCA alumni/-ae!  Louis Pate, Alegra Reinhold, and David Flores all showed up in their graduation gowns and mortarboards from Las Cruces High School, including their drapings ...
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Market day in grades 1 & 2

May 19, 2022.  First- and second-graders put their learning about markets and the economy to use.  With the guidance of teacher Arielle Evans, they learned to be entrepreneurs, made products, and ‘sold’ them to kindergarteners.  Here are images of their ...
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Discoveries in the math club

May 18, 2022. Third-graders Alden and Emily dove into real details of arithmetic excitedly with CA parent Wei Tang. They learned the intricate patterns by which we can tell if a number is evenly divisible by 2, 3, 4, … ...
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Metal that’s hot and “cold” at the same time

“Cool” experiment in science grades 6-8: Vince and 6 students took 3 pieces of aluminum, one coated with clear nail polish (A), into the bright sunlight. Of course, the bare metal (B and C) gets hot… but looks quite cold ...
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Students thank Landmark Mercantile

All of our students had a great visit on April 21st - seeing the many animals, eating ice cream, and having a day outdoors.  They gathered paper and colored pencils to make thank-you cards; we think you'll appreciate them, and ...
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Earth Day posters 2022

April 25... a bit of delay to avoid the ferocious winds on the 22nd! Our students in grades 3-8 created their individual posters during the week of Earth Day.  They're passionate about the environment, rightly so. They put a lot ...
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Go for the challenge in Math Kangaroo

March 19, 2022. Go for the challenge in Math Kangaroo!  Morgan and Alex, 5th-graders. took the  competitive exam on Saturday, March 19th, on the NMSU campus. This is an international competition, and an event aimed at fun in solving math ...
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Beautiful cursive

March 15, 2022. Our students have been learning cursive writing for years.  Today that gives them a bit of a superpower.  They can take notes faster than by printing.  They can read many historic documents. They'll be able to write ...
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