Today, New Mexico Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham joined students at Monte Vista Elementary to celebrate history in the making with the signing of SB188. Students from Monte Vista worked with New Mexico State Senator Bill Soules who helped sponsor the bill after he was inspired by a presentation they led to adopt the smell of roasting green chile in the fall as New Mexico's official aroma. Today, SB 188 was signed into law by Governor Grisham, making New Mexico the first state in the Union to have an official aroma.
Attention parents and athletes: With high winds expected on Thursday, March 30, and concern for bus travel and athlete safety, District 3-5A has come to a consensus to move all of Thursday games to Wednesday, March 29. Game times will remain as scheduled.
The Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education will begin accepting applications from candidates interested in an appointment in District 1, a position on the board vacated by Ray Jaramillo. The deadline for candidates to submit all required documentation is April 12, 2023. During a special meeting of the Board of Education on Monday, board members approved a process by which the vacancy will be filled, detailed in a letter to the community. Qualified candidates must meet the following criteria: -Be a registered voter -Be 18 years of age or older, and -Physically reside in District 1 Click here for more information: https://www.lcps.net/article/1039932
This week, some of the K-12 district science leadership team are spending part of their Spring Break in Atlanta, Georgia at the National Science Teachers Association Conference!
Join the LCPS Finance Division, on March 29th at 5:30p.m. for a Town Hall Meeting covering your district's budget. Next week, voice your child's needs and participate in the decision-making. We'll see you soon!
The LCPS Board of Education will hold a Special session on March 13, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. to discuss the vacancy in District 1 and the appointment of an acting and/or interim superintendent (closed session) at the Dr. Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex. You can watch a livestream here: https://livestream.com/lcpstv/events/10584699
Mission 1 signup link: Friday, March 31, 2023, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm https://forms.gle/R9no9ss2iVYkAQL5A Mission 2 signup link: Saturday April 1, 2023, 11:30 am - 1:30 pm https://forms.gle/wtY22dwz1ShVTL3NA Mission 3 signup link: Saturday April 1, 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm MISSION 3 IS FULL AND CLOSED
The first round of FREE high-dosage tutoring has earned high marks. Check out the upcoming FREE tutoring opportunities in early literacy (grades 1-3) and 6th-grade math. Registration is now open, and slots are filling up.
As part of the 2023 Las Cruces Space Festival, our center is offering free space simulation missions to the public. Bring the family, friends, co-workers, or just yourself for a trip to the Moon or Mars. The missions are open to anyone ages 8 and above. Space is limited and these offerings usually fill quickly. Registration is required and we'll post a link to register on our Facebook page this Friday (3/10). More details to follow.
Parents, We hope you can still join us for "One Pill Can Kill", a conversation with the Drug Enforcement Administration and the New Mexico National Guard on the threat of fentanyl in our community. This event is open to the public Tuesday, Feb. 28 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Dr. Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex. Translation services will be available. A livestream of the meeting is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QBCvAbg7imQ
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Power Outage for White Sands School Prompts Remote Learning for Monday Students at White Sands School will be working remotely from home on Monday February 26, due to a reported power outage after overnight high wind gusts. El Paso Electric is working to resolve the issue. Busing for High School students who live on the installation traveling from the White Sands area will still be available for students and will resume as normally scheduled. Parents and staff are advised to check www.lcps.net for any additional Information.
*Please see the following updated advisory, which corrects the middle school game to Sierra Middle School v. White Sands. Wednesday's weather forced the cancellation of three scheduled games for Las Cruces Public Schools: Sierra Middle School v. White Sands (boys basketball) and the District 3-5A Boys Basketball Tournament between Alamogordo and Las Cruces High and Organ Mountain versus Centennial High School. The district games have been rescheduled as follows: Alamogordo v. LCHS - Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. OMHS v. Centennial - Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. To accommodate the rescheduled games, start times for the District 3-5A Girls Basketball Tournament had to be adjusted. Please see attached brackets for additional information.
WEATHER PROMPTS BASKETBALL CANCELLATIONS Wednesday's weather forced the cancellation of three scheduled games for Las Cruces Public Schools: Picacho Middle School v. White Sands (boys basketball) and the District 3-5A Boys Basketball Tournament between Alamogordo and Las Cruces High and Organ Mountain versus Centennial High School. The district games have been rescheduled as follows: Alamogordo v. LCHS - Thursday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m. OMHS v. Centennial - Thursday, Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. To accommodate the rescheduled games, start times for the District 3-5A Girls Basketball Tournament had to be adjusted. Please see attached brackets for additional information.
The Las Cruces Challenger Learning Center's first "Forward to the Moon" day camp for K-2 students was a smashing success. The Artemis generation is set and ready for space travel! #LasCrucesPublicSchools #NM #LasCruces #ForwardToTheMoon #SpaceTravel
The Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation will be hosting Trivia Night on Wednesday, February 15 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. on the patio at the Game II, located at 4131 Northrise Dr. Register your teams of 3-5 participants, test your knowledge, have fun, win cash prizes, and support our Supply Mini-Grant program. Register here: https://lcpsf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/event?event_date_id=1331. The LCPS Foundation awarded $40,000 during the 21-22 School Year, supporting all of our outstanding LCPS educators in the quest for excellence in our classrooms. With the help of generous donors, the Foundation provided $100 vouchers to Alpha Teaching Tools for classroom supplies. *See the attached flyer for more information. If you have questions, contact Michael at 575-640-1923 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Happy Valentine's Day! Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, smarter than you think, and loved more than you know. – Robin, Winnie the Pooh
The Organ Mountain High School Knights of Stage are getting ready for the premier of the new Broadway Musical, Anastasia. Check out these photos taken by OMHS student Sebastian Garcia, as he takes us behind the scenes for rehearsal. Be sure to catch the show on February 2nd and 3rd at 7:00p.m. and on February 4 at 1:00p.m. in the Performing Arts Center at Organ Mountain High School. Click the link more information: https://5il.co/1o1ye
Every February, the CTE community celebrates CTE Month® to raise awareness of the role that CTE has in readying learners for college and career success. CTE Month is also a time to recognize and celebrate the achievements and accomplishments of our CTE partners at the local, state and national level.