Did you know that the late LCPS Superintendent, Dr. Karen Trujillo, was a poet? In order to honor her legacy, there will be an award ceremony for the best poem held on May 12, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. in the Commons area at Organ Mountain High School, located at 5700 Mesa Grande Dr, Las Cruces, NM 88011. The top three student winners will be reading aloud their winning poems. Ben Trujillo from the Dr. Karen M Trujillo Memorial Foundation will be there to hand the students their cash prizes. A jury of five area English teachers chose the following winners: $500 First Place goes to Mariana Tablon for her poem “Self-Sabotage”, $250 Second Place goes to Delilah Garcia for her poem “Overwhelmed”, and $100 Third Place goes to Melaina Mittel for her poem “The Lies Are Before the Foothill.” For questions, please contact Tim Staley, area poet and educator, who oversaw this inaugural contest.
The City of Las Cruces Parks & Recreation Department is gearing up for the summer months and would like to extend an invitation to students in grades, K-5 to join us for our Summer Recreation Program. A six-week Program will begin on Tuesday, May 31 for students that are currently enrolled in grades K-5, and end on Wednesday, July 13. Register here at: www.las-cruces.org/play Important details are listed below: ● Program time is 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday ● Dates: Tuesday, May 31 – Wednesday, July 13 ● No Program Monday, June 20 or Monday, July 4 ● Programming will be held at: Camino Real, Picacho, & Sierra Middle schools ● Breakfast and Lunch will be provided at no cost for all participants
Premier Medical Group (PMG) will be offering free COVID-19 vaccines to the community, April 19-25. Vaccines will be offered at the Las Cruces PMG office located at 1001 N. Solano Suite A Las Cruces, NM, 88001. Boosters and primary doses for Pfizer will be offered to those ages 12 and up. Primary doses for Pfizer will also be available to children ages 5-11. Walk-ins are welcome. No ID or insurance is necessary. For more information, please view the flyer: Premier Medical Group (PMG) ofrecerá vacunas COVID-19 gratuitas a la comunidad, del 19 al 25 de abril. Las vacunas se ofrecerán en la oficina de Las Cruces PMG ubicada en 1001 N. Solano Suite A Las Cruces, NM, 88001. Se ofrecerán refuerzos y dosis primarias de Pfizer a partir de los 12 años. Las dosis primarias de Pfizer también estarán disponibles para niños de 5 a 11 años. Walk-ins son bienvenidos. No se necesita identificación ni seguro. Para obtener más información, consulte el folleto:
The PMG testing sites at LCHS, OMHS, CHS, MHS and Sierra will be closed for Spring Holiday on Friday, April 15th and Monday, April 18th. They will reopen with their normal hours on Tuesday, April 19th. PMG will begin offering Pfizer vaccines at Las Cruces High School from 12-6pm every Thursday in a drive-thru capacity beginning Thursday, April 21st. Los sitios de prueba de PMG en LCHS, OMHS, CHS, MHS y Sierra estarán cerrados por vacaciones de primavera el viernes 15 de abril y el lunes 18 de abril. Reabrirán con su horario normal el martes 19 de abril. PMG comenzará a ofrecer vacunas de Pfizer en la Escuela Secundaria Las Cruces de 12 a 6 p. m. todos los jueves en un servicio de autoservicio a partir del jueves 21 de abril.
Who: All students from Gadsden Independent School District (GISD), Hatch Valley Public Schools (HVPS), and Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) exiting grades 5-8 in May 2022. What: Students may participate in up to two (2) camps during Summer 2022, including the option of two camps during the same week. Maximum camp capacity is 15 students per camp session. All campers, instructors, and staff are welcome to wear face coverings if they choose, even if not required by current orders and policies. Please see all our COVID-19 safety practices and policies here. All camps will follow the current New Mexico State Public Health Order , NMPED “COVID-19 Response Toolkit for New Mexico’s Public Schools” , NMAA guidelines, and NMSU policies. When: Camps run Monday–Friday in June 2022. Camps are offered in morning and afternoon sessions. Please see the camp descriptions below for exact dates and times. Where: Camps will meet in-person on the NMSU Main Campus unless otherwise specified in the camp descriptions (see below). Details on drop-off and pick-up times and locations will be sent at least one (1) week before the camp starts. Cost: All NMSU STEM Outreach Center summer camps are FREE. Our camps are funded by local and state grants that support out-of-school time programs. Transportation: Participants must provide their own transportation to and from STEM Outreach Center camps. Exceptions: GISD will provide buses to and from camps for registered students the week of June 6-10, 2022. HVPS will provide buses to and from camps for registered students the week of June 13-17, 2022. Food: Snacks: Camps will provide pre-packaged snacks for campers each day. If you have special dietary needs, please let us know on the registration form and we will do our best to accommodate you. Lunches: The STEM Outreach Center is partnering with the FYI Summer Food Program to provide free lunches to all campers. All lunches must be eaten on site. Please let us know on the registration form if you plan to eat lunch with us. At this time, the Summer Food Program is not able to accommodate special dietary needs. Registration: https://stemcenter.nmsu.edu/out-of-school-time-programs/sp-summer-camp-eng.html
Las Cruces Public Schools is proud to host its Spring Literacy Extravaganza, Thursday April 14 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Plaza de Las Cruces. Meet local authors and engage in literacy activities. Attendees are encouraged to dress up as their favorite storybook character!
The LCPS Foundation's Trivia Night scheduled for tonight, April 12, at the Game II has been canceled due to strong winds.
Las Cruces Public Schools will be hosting a job fair hiring language speech pathologists on Wednesday, April 13, 2022 at the Karen M. Trujillo Administrative Building, located at 505 S. Main, Suite 249. If you are interested in joining team LCPS, please email Sherley O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
We are go for launch! Join us at the @mesillavalleymall from 1-7 for the art exhibit "Across Space" and from 5.30 for the career event "making contact". Both locations are on the north side of the mall (near Barnes and Noble). #lcspacefestival #lascruces #goforlaunch #mesillavalleymall #acrossspace #spaceart #makingcontact #careernight #newmexico #makingspaceforeveryone
LCPS TRAFFIC ADVISORY Please be advised that a simulated DWI crash will be staged near Las Cruces High School on Thursday, April 7. The exercise is part of the annual "Shattered Lives" event organized by area law enforcement to educate our students about the impact and consequences of impaired driving. To accommodate, Boutz Road will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to approximately noon. LCHS students and staff will need to plan accordingly, and parents who use Boutz to access other schools in the district are advised to seek an alternate route Thursday morning. AVISO DE TRAFICO DE LCPS Le informamos que un accidente de DWI simulado se llevará a cabo cerca de Las Cruces High School el jueves, 7 de abril. La actividad es parte del evento anual “Shattered Lives” (vidas destrozadas) organizado por las fuerzas policiales del área para educar a nuestros estudiantes sobre el impacto y las consecuencias de conducir en estado de ebriedad. Para dar cabida, Boutz Road estará cerrada de 5:30 am hasta aproximadamente mediodía. Los estudiantes y el personal de LCHS tendrán que planificar en consecuencia, y se aconseja a los padres que usan Boutz para llegar a otras escuelas en el distrito que busquen una ruta alternativa el jueves por la mañana.
You are happily engaged to attend Trivia Night held by the LCPS Foundation on Tuesday, April 12 at the Game II located at 4131 Northrise Dr. from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Starring host is Dr. Wendi Miller-Tomlinson, Deputy Superintendent of the Division for Teaching, Learning, Leadership, and Research. All proceeds support $100 Supply Mini-Grants for LCPS teachers. Register your team of 4 for $55 Here or text TriviaApril to 44321. Come defend your title, redeem yourselves or join in the fun for the first time! Teams consist of 4 members for a fee of $55. You may register more than one team at a time. All team members will be registered under the name of the person who completes this process. Click here to download the flier for more information: https://5il.co/186g0
You're invited to the Celebration of Excellence Dinner on Friday, April 29, 2022 at the Farm & Ranch Museum. Cocktail hour is at 6:00 p.m. the dinner will begin at 7:00 p.m. Table sponsorships & individual tickets on sale now: https://secure.givelively.org/donate/las-cruces-public-schools-foundation/celebration-of-excellence-dinner-sponsorships before April 13. Silent Auction, Live Music, DJ & Fun Teacher & Educational Support Personnel of the Year Awards More information: https://5il.co/186fd
The Organ Mountain High School Knights of the Stage presents: A Chorus Line - High School Edition. Doors will open April 7th & 8th at 6:15 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:00 p.m. There will be another showing on April 9th, doors will open at 12:15 p.m. and the show will begin at 1:00 p.m. Presale tickets are $5.00 (Only 150 tickets per show are available. Tickets at the door will be $10)
Las Cruces Public Schools will be conducting a Bus Driver Job Fair on April 7th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the new Operations Building, located at 505 S. Main St., Suite 357. The flyer with the information about this job fair is attached to this message. Please share with anyone you know who is interested in joining our Exemplary LCPS Team as a Bus Driver! Anyone interested in an interview for a Bus Driver position needs to send Mr. Van Wamel an e-mail at email@example.com. This is a great job opportunity for our LCPS community, college students, retirees, and parents of school aged children. *Free Onsite CDL Training and Examination
Las Pequeñas Bibliotecas y Despensas del Condado de Doña Ana (DACLLP) están organizando un Evento Comunitario de Construcción Masiva de Pequeñas Bibliotecas y Despensas el sábado 30 de abril. Estamos ofreciendo a individuos, organizaciones y negocios locales la oportunidad de adquirir una unidad por una donación de $40.00 o más. Para ser elegible para esta beca, debe ser voluntario un mínimo de dos horas en nuestro evento Mass Build Community y ayudar con el ensamblaje de las unidades. La elegibilidad para la beca también se determinará según las áreas de necesidad. Tendremos un número limitado de herramientas disponibles en el evento. Le recomendamos que traiga sus propias herramientas. Como administrador de Little Library & Pantry, usted será el cuidador principal de su unidad y se encargará del mantenimiento básico, como mantener la biblioteca limpia y acogedora. El trabajo del DACLLP está financiado por donaciones y voluntarios de la comunidad. Sus contribuciones se utilizarán para comprar materiales para la construcción y el apoyo de la misión del DACLLP. Para obtener más información, visite: https://tinyurl.com/ysx9wrrx
The Doña Ana County Little Libraries & Pantries (DACLLP) is organizing a Little Libraries & Pantries Mass Build Community Event on Saturday, April 30th. They are offering individuals, organizations and local businesses the opportunity to acquire a unit for a donation of $40.00 or more. To be eligible for this scholarship, you must volunteer a minimum of two hours at our Mass Build Community event and help with the assembly of the units. Scholarship eligibility will also be determined by areas of need. The goal is to share the wealth with other communities outside DAC. If you live outside DAC we encourage you to apply and join us at the event. They will have a limited number of tools available at the event. We highly encourage you to bring your own tools. As a Little Library & Pantry steward, you will be the primary caretaker for your unit, take care of basic maintenance, like keeping the library clean and inviting. The work of the DACLLP is funded by donations & community volunteers. Your contributions will be used to purchase materials for the build and support the mission of the DACLLP. For more information, please visit: https://tinyurl.com/ysx9wrrx
A Town Hall meeting with district and state leaders was held for families and community members interested in learning more about Las Cruces Public Schools’ two calendar options for the upcoming 2022-2023 school year. The meeting was held in English and Spanish in one combined information session on Wednesday, March 9 from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. The Town Hall meeting was recorded and can be accessed here: https://livestream.com/lcpstv/meetings/videos/229808850
The newly adopted instructional calendar for the 2022-2023 school year is now available in English and Spanish. The balanced calendar option was adopted on March 15, 2022 by the LCPS Board of Education. Click the link below to view the official instructional calendar for the 2022-2023 school year: https://www.lcps.net/page/calendars-handbooks-school-hours
Booker T. Washington Community Elementary School has partnered with the Amador Health Center and Western Sky Community Care to host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for ages 5-11yrs old. The clinic will be held Friday, March 11 from 4-6p.m. snack bags will given out courtesy of WSCC.
Please join us for the LCPS High School Art Exhibit that will formally open Tuesday, March 1st 3:30-5:00pm in the foyer of the Dr. Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex. There is no need to arrive exactly at 3:30pm, but your presence before 5:00pm closing would be much appreciated. Our district gallery team has juried all exhibit pieces and the following works were selected for award. All exhibit entries were truly outstanding! Congratulations to the award-winning students and all of the students and their teachers whose work is featured in the exhibition. The two selected students and their teachers will be recognized at the March 15 regular school board meeting and each will be presented a cash prize of $25 donated by the owner of Picture Frame Outlet, Greg Groves. • 2 Dimension Award - "Shoes in the Classroom" by Mikaella Nieto, 10th grade, Organ Mountain HS (Ana Iguaran, Art teacher) • 3 Dimension Award - "Turtle Tiles" by Alena Hernandez, 11th grade, Centennial HS, (Amanda Marcott, Art teacher)