9 May 2019: a recap and a prospectus:
- Big event on the 11th: our twice-yearly end-of-term performances by our students for families and friends, 5 PM. Students and teachers worked on this all semester.
- Big event on Wednesday, the 29th: Food for Thought, our signature community event and fundraiser. A gala evening of dinner, discussions, and a silent auction. See our write-up and, we propose to you, consider buying tickets.
- Now that the website is revamped and back up, we have recent events to highlight:
- Our visit on April 30th to Dr. J. Paul Taylor, beloved educator and legislator in his historic home in Mesilla, by our students in grades 1-8. Pictures to follow!
- Activities of the after-school engineering club, by teacher Elizabeth Brasher and parent/engineer Jessica Houston, with help from several parents. We have lots of photos for a post that will be up right after this.
- Field trip to the Calhoun Flower Farm in La Mesa, by our students in grades early k through 2, along with teachers and several parents. More photos to come!
- Shopping day for 1st- and 2nd-graders, organized by teacher Kelly Lin.
- Our 2nd-ever standardized testing, done right – no teaching to the test, no time taken out of our innovative curriculum beforehand. We finished on April 26th and hope to see more great results by about May 15th.
- Return of archery, with the full panoply of equipment generously loaned by NM Fish and Game. We had our first day yesterday, the 8th.
- Our pleasure to congratulate our early childhood teacher, Arielle Lane, on pulling together everything for her Master of Science degree in education, with a reading specialty.
- Yi Li, wife of our board member David Gutschick, walked at Ohio State’s huge commencement ceremony on the 6th, to receive officially her PhD diploma in materials science and engineering.
- NMSU’s Insect Zoo visited the school yesterday, the 8th. Students got to view and, in many cases, hold a number of interesting insects and arachnids.
Whew! Much to have done, much to share.