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THE 2012/13 SCHOOL CALENDAR HAS BEEN CHANGED

Changes to the current school year calendar do not change the schedule for elementary students. The revision moves the Next Steps planning dates (for middle and high school students) from March 7-8 to April 11-12, 2013. March 7 and 8 will be regular school days. Parents are encouraged to review the revised calendar regarding their child's Next Steps dates or the Parent Conference dates for students in 6th and 7th grades.

LCPS 2014 TEACHER OF THE YEAR APPLICATIONS DUE BY MARCH 11, 2013

Click here for the application form.

INVITATIONAL EDUCATION SPIRiT OF EXCELLENCE AWARDS

Superintendent Stan Rounds and the Superintendent's Planning, Implementation and Review Team (SPIRiT) will recognize individuals each month for their support of Invitational Education within the school district. If you know of someone – staff, parent, student or community member – who exemplifies Invitational Education, click on the nomination form, fill it out and send it to the Superintendent's Office or e-mail it to spirit@lcps.k12.nm.us.
Click here for downloadable PDF | Click here for Interactive Document

OPTIMISTS HONOR 2013 SCHOOL RESOURCE OFFICERS


The Las Cruces Breakfast Optimist Club recently honored law enforcement officers who serve the school district as school resource officers, thanks to cooperative agreements between Las Cruces Public Schools and the City of Las Cruces and the Town of Mesilla.
Read the news release.

LCPS INSTITUTE FOR PARENT ENGAGEMENT UNDERWAY AT LYNN M.S. AND MAYFIELD H.S.

Hundreds of parents are already participating in Las Cruces Public Schools’ Institute for Parent Engagement (IPE) program at Lynn Middle School and Mayfield High School to strengthen the connection among families, our schools, colleges/universities and the community. Additional parents at Lynn and Mayfield are invited and encouraged to join us! Contact IPE Coordinator Olga Hawkins at 575.527.5808 or ohawkins@lcps.k12.nm.us for more information.


LCPS FOUNDATION OFFERS THREE SCHOLARSHIPS TO 2013 GRADUATING SENIORS

The LCPS Foundation is offering three scholarships to LCPS students who are graduating from high school in 2013. The deadline to apply for all three scholarships is 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 12, 2013. Read about the three scholarships.

LCPS BOARD OF EDUCATION NEWS

The LCPS Board of Education is the 2012-13 School Board of The Year for large districts. Board members received the honor from the New Mexico School Boards Association earlier this month...read more.

Shown left to right with the award, are Board President Dr. Connie Phillips, Secretary Dr. Bonnie Votaw, and members Mrs. Barbara Hall and Mr. Chuck Davis. Not pictured is Board Vice President Sra. Maria Flores.

Board President Joins Students, Staff for Road Race at Centennial High School

Board of Education President Dr. Connie Phillips and LCPS students and staff were among more than 150 participants in the 2013 Super Sunday Road Race at Centennial High School...read more.

 

 


Board Members Sworn in for New Terms

LCPS Board of Education members Chuck Davis (District 1), Barbara Hall (District 2) and Maria Flores (District 3) were sworn in for new four-year terms by Third Judicial District Chief Judge Douglas Driggers February 26. All three were re-elected February 5.


PROPOSED POLICIES

The Board of Education seeks your input on proposed policies. Comments are welcome at opinions


The Chalkboard: School and Community Resources

Click here to sign up for the April 13, 2013 Great American Cleanup in Las Cruces.


Click here to read the March 2013 Healthy Kids Las Cruces newsletter..


Click here to read how LCPS employees can get a 20 percent discount at La Tienda de Jardin non-profit store.


Click here to read a "Notice of Filing of Petition for Unit Clarification" as required by the state Public Employee Labor Relations Board (PELRB)


The State of New Mexico has a new hotline to report child abuse...see the news release.


Hearing Impaired Interpretation
Las Cruces Public Schools will provide an interpreter for deaf and hard of hearing students.
...read more

Also of Note:

LCPS Employee Appreciation Days, Weeks 2013

LCPS Calendar of Events: Wednesday, March 6-June 30, 2013

LCPS Quick Facts (February 2013)

Your Bond Dollars at Work: February 2013 LCPS Construction Projects Report

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Schools in the News

FYI's Spring Break Mini Day Camp Is March 25-28
Conlee E.S. Bully Free Week Is Feb. 25-March 1
Las Cruces H.S. 8th Grade Showcase Is Feb. 20
Feb. 1 (TODAY) Is Last Day for Early Voting in School Board Election; Election Day Is Feb. 5
Oņate 8th Grade Fair Is Feb. 7
Hillrise E.S. Teacher Wins First Freeze Contest
LCPS Board of Education is NMSBA Board of the Year
Oņate H.S. Theatre's "The Sound of Music" Is Nov. 15-17 & 19
Clothing Swap to Benefit March of Dimes Is Oct. 13 at Jornada E.S.
General Election 2012: Early Voting Starts Oct. 9
3 Elementaries Have March of Dimes Coin Drive; Clothing Swap Is Oct. 13 at Jornada E.S.(Page 2)
Hillrise E.S. Student to Represent N.M. at White House
Oņate Students, Staff Present at State Equality Summit
Centennial H.S. to Have Varsity, 9th Grade Athletic Teams
Register Students for City's Fall, Spring 2012-13 After-School Programs June 25-July 6
High School Students' Tobacco & Alcohol Use, Suicide Attempts Drop
High School Graduations Rebroadcast Again June 2
César E. Chávez, Sunrise E.S. Students Dance for Cinco de Mayo
Founders of Gomez & Gomez Model to Join LCPS for May 30 Dual Language Public Meeting
MVTC 5-0 Luau Spring Open House, Plant Sale Is April 26

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