Four educators from around New Mexico were selected as finalists for the 2023 NM Teacher of the Year award! Join us in celebrating their achievements and commitment to education. Meet Catherine Turietta-Huber. Ms. Huber is in her 22nd year with Las Cruces Public Schools and teaches 5th grade at Tombaugh Elementary. She holds a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, coordinates Tombaugh’s annual Stargazing event and STEM week, and works to provide excellent instruction for students. Ms. Huber received the 2018 Jose M. Serna Teacher Impact Award and was a member of the 2019 Social Studies Dream Team. She also received the 2022 Teacher of the Year Award for Tombaugh Elementary and was named the 2022 Teacher of the Year for Las Cruces Public Schools. Thank you for your hard work, Ms. Huber! #2023NMTOY
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Zia's Fall Festival
From October 17 to November 4, you can help make a huge difference in the lives of Las Cruces Public Schools high school students! Our healthcare community is proud to come together to support the Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation, Inc. Care Kits for Kids personal hygiene supply drive. See the image for the two ways in which you can support this great cause. Drop-off bins will be located in the main lobbies of MountainView Regional Medical Center and Three Crosses Regional Hospital, and at Central Office in the Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex. #MakingCommuntiesHealthier
Zia School Advisory Council Meeting - Thursday, October 13 at 5:30 pm via Zoom (https://lcps.zoom.us/j/87336802148) Please join us for our SAC meeting. We will discuss "Paper" - an online tutoring program, fall festival, information from the District Advisory Council meeting, eligibility for second nine weeks sports, and much more.
October Trivia Night is happening this Wednesday! The Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation is inviting the public to test their trivial knowledge for a good cause. Money raised will be used to help support LCPS teachers with $100 mini-grants to purchase classroom supplies. Register your teams of 3-5 participants, test your knowledge, have fun and win cash prizes to support the LCPS Foundation Supply Mini-Grant program. Trivia Night will be on October 12 at The Game 2 located at 4131 Northrise Dr. from 6:30pm-8:00pm. Click here to register: https://lcpsf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/event?event_date_id=1231. See flyer for details.
The Las Cruces Public Schools Marching Band Exhibition has been rescheduled to Thursday, October 20th, 7:00pm. Please join us in celebrating our programs and students! Admission is free. #wearelcps Schedule: 7:00pm - Mayfield HS, 7:25pm - Centennial HS, 7:40pm - District Admin & School Board Recognition, 8:00pm - Las Cruces HS, 8:25pm - Organ Mountain HS, 8:40pm - Senior Recognition
Free Flu Shots & Omicron Boosters for LCPS staff and families will be offered on Monday, October 10, through Thursday, October 13th, from 2:00pm-6:00p.m. at the LCPS Operations Center 505 S Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Anyone who is aged 12 years or older and have completed their primary series qualifies to receive the new bivalent Omicron booster. Must be at least 2 months since last COVID vaccination. Se ofrecerán vacunas antigripales y refuerzos Omicron gratuitos para el personal y las familias de LCPS desde el lunes 10 de octubre hasta el jueves 13 de octubre en el Centro de Operaciones de LCPS 505 S Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Cualquier persona mayor de 12 años y han completado su serie primaria califica para recibir el nuevo refuerzo bivalente Omicron. Deben haber pasado al menos 2 meses desde la última vacunación contra el COVID.
Las Cruces Public Schools will be hosting a series of virtual parent meetings to introduce a guest speaker who will be presenting to students about digital citizenship, social media safety, and the overall pros and cons related to the technology they use every day. Robert Hackenson, Jr. has been a leading youth speaker about online safety and continuously updates his presentations to include the latest trends in this subject area. He has delivered hundreds of presentations to elementary, middle and high school audiences across 33 states and has been a key speaker on college campuses during parents' weekends. Want to know more? Please check your email for additional information and a secure link.
Join STEAM Saturdays! Learn more about transportation through science, technology, engineering, art, and math every month at the Las Cruces Railroad Museum, located at 351 N. Mesilla St. STEAM Saturdays will be held on Oct. 22, Nov. 26, and Dec. 17 from 11am-12pm.
Come tour the Challenger space simulator while exploring a variety of aerospace careers through hands-on activities! The Open House will be on Oct. 11, from 6:00pm - 7:30pm in the TLC building located at 505 S. Main St Suite 400 in the Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex.
Free Flu Shots & Omicron Boosters for LCPS staff and families will be offered on Monday, October 11, through Thursday, October 13th, at the LCPS Operations Center 505 S Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Anyone who is aged 12 years or older and have completed their primary series qualifies to receive the new bivalent Omicron booster. Must be at least 2 months since last COVID vaccination. Se ofrecerán vacunas antigripales y refuerzos Omicron gratuitos para el personal y las familias de LCPS desde el lunes 11 de octubre hasta el jueves 13 de octubre en el Centro de Operaciones de LCPS 505 S Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88001. Cualquier persona mayor de 12 años y han completado su serie primaria califica para recibir el nuevo refuerzo bivalente Omicron. Deben haber pasado al menos 2 meses desde la última vacunación contra el COVID.
The National Weather Service in El Paso has issued a Flash Flood Warning for South Central Dona Ana County. Additionally LCPS Field of Dreams is currently in a shelter in place due to lightning within a 10-mile radius. Out of an abundance of caution for the safety of students, families, and our community, tonight's LCPS Marching Band Exhibition will be postponed, a future date will be determined and announced. Students were scheduled to begin arriving as early as 5:00 p.m. It was determined that a decision to postpone be made early as possible in order to mitigate any potential safety issues. A rescheduled date will be shared soon. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Help us donate to Casa De Peregrinos on September 29 from 11:00am - 1:00p.m at any of the Community School at LCPS. Please see the flyer for items needed. Thank you!
In honor of New Mexico Grown Month (September 12th – October 7th), the Nutrition Services Department served locally grown meals today to students and staff in every school. This means 100% of the items and ingredients that went into preparing the main meals came from our local farmers and ranchers across New Mexico. Check out these delicious tacos!
Dear LCPS Teachers, The Las Cruces Public School Foundation thanks you for your commitment to the students of your community. The impact you make on their lives is tremendous. We want to continue to support you in doing just that. The application window for Innovative Teaching Grants closes October 7, 2022. Individual and group grants will be awarded up to $4,999. You can access the application portal at https://lcpsf.smapply.io. Please click the link to download the Innovative Teaching Grants flyer for more information: https://5il.co/1i618. If you have questions, please contact Chris Woods at email@example.com or 575-496-8637.
Hispanic Heritage Month is observed annually from September 15 to October 15. It is a time to appreciate and celebrate the colorful cultures, rich histories, and diversity of the American Latino community. The idea for Hispanic Heritage Month, celebrated throughout the latter half of September and the first half of October, began as a way to promote the history, culture, and contributions of Hispanic-Americans — specifically, those whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Communities mark the achievements of Hispanic and Latino Americans with festivals and educational activities.
Zia Spirit Week is September 19 to 23. See attached flyer for the daily themes!
Could your child benefit from tutoring? Sign them up for Tutoring by Two! Tutoring by Two is an online tutoring service created by two LCPS students, Lauren To and Nyasia Lambert-White. Both students attend Arrowhead Park Early College High School and created Tutoring by Two during the pandemic when schools at LCPS went into remote learning in 2020. Tutoring by Two provides tutoring services from kindergarten math to Algebra 2. Tutoring by Two also offers 3 types of help: lesson review, homework help, and test review. Spots are available on a first-come first-serve basis. Click here to learn more and sign up: https://sites.google.com/view/tutoringbytwo/home.
Las Cruces Public Schools will be having a job fair for anyone interested in joining our nutrition services team. The job fair will be held on Friday, Sept. 23, from 8:30a.m. - 12:00p.m. at Las Montanas High School, located 1405 S. Solano Dr. LC, NM 88001. Click here to access the application link: https://5il.co/1hw1c Las Escuelas Públicas de Las Cruces tendrán una feria de trabajo para cualquier persona interesada en unirse a nuestro equipo de servicios de nutrición. La feria de trabajo se llevará a cabo el viernes 23 de septiembre de 8:30 a.m. - 12:00 pm. en la escuela secundaria Las Montanas, ubicada en 1405 S. Solano Dr. LC, NM 88001. Haga clic aquí para acceder al enlace de la aplicación: https://5il.co/1hw7r