Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Last Updated October 23, 2018 02:18 PM MDT
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Students at Mesilla Elementary celebrated Ag Week in early Oct.

Mesilla Elementary Students Learn About Agriculture

Mesilla Elementary School observed Agricultural Week at the beginning of October, during which students learned more about livestock, how their clothes are made and where their food comes from. The purpose of Ag Week was to invite community members to educate students on the science and ... read more.
The student leadership council from Alameda Elementary School promoting their message, “Catch a Wave of Kindness.”

Students at Alameda Elementary Promote Acts of Kindness

Students at Alameda Elementary School kicked off the year by hosting an assembly promoting their message, “Catch a Wave of Kindness.” Students created several poster boards which decorate their hallways, showcasing kind thoughts and well wishes for others. The student leadership council also ... read more.
Las Cruces School Board Member Ray Jaramillo and world champion boxer Austin Trout take a selfie with student champions of the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge at University Hills Elementary School on Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.

University Hills Students Earn Best in State Award for Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge

This summer, students at University Hills Elementary School participated in the Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge, placing first in the state for the third consecutive year. University Hills started participating in the challenge to engage and excite readers during the K-3+ Program. This year, ... read more.
Seniors from Las Cruces Public Schools gather to discuss voting and the democratic process during the “Celebrating Democracy in Doña Ana County” event, which took place Oct. 9 at the Doña Ana County Government Building.

High School Seniors Celebrate Democracy

Seniors from all six Las Cruces Public Schools high schools on Tuesday participated in an event titled “Celebrating Democracy in Doña Ana County.” The event was organized in partnership with the League of Women Voters, the Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office, the Associated Students of New Mexico State ... read more.
LCPSRJMitte1: Actor R.J. Mitte shares his anti-bullying message with students at Picacho Middle School on Monday, Oct. 8, 2018

Actor R.J. Mitte Shares Anti-Bullying Message with LCPS Students

Actor R.J. Mitte, best known for his role playing Walt Jr. in AMC’s “Breaking Bad,” spoke to middle- and high-school students at five campuses over two days. Mitte shared his personal experiences of having been bullied, and encouraged students to stand up for themselves and those they see being ... read more.
(L-R) Vista Middle math teachers Heather Nevarez, Staci Pedersen, Alexis Puente, Robert Gallegos, Perla Trujillo, Principal Mike Brewer and math teacher Theron Imlay pose with a banner from Imagine Nation recognizing Vista Middle School as a Beacon School.

Vista Middle School Wins Imagine Nation Beacon Award

Vista Middle School was recently awarded the 2017-18 Imagine Nation Beacon School Award for its exemplary distinction in math for the state of New Mexico. Vista Middle School was selected out of 22,000 schools that participate across the country using Image Learning Programs. Imagine Learning is a ... read more.

School Board Meeting Highlights, 10-02-18

The Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education met on Tuesday, Oct. 2, 2018. For a summary of what was discussed, the School Board Meeting Highlights newsletter can be downloaded HERE. — Damien Willis, LCPS Director of Communications, 575-527-5811, dwillis@lcps.net
Employees from the Nutrition Services Department are recognized for their commitment to the district at an appreciation breakfast on Friday, Oct. 5, 2018.

Cafeteria Workers Recognized at Appreciation Breakfast

Las Cruces Public Schools Nutrition Services workers on Friday were recognized at an appreciation breakfast at Oñate High School. The breakfast, which was Superhero-themed, recognized cafeteria workers for all that they do for students in the district.“You ARE superheroes,” said Las Cruces Public ... read more.
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