Friday, March 6, 2015
LCPS Mission: The Las Cruces Public Schools, in partnership with students, families, and the community, provides a student-centered learning environment that cultivates character, fosters academic excellence, and embraces diversity.
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Dear LCPS Students, Parents and Community:

You may have heard through social media that high school students may be participating in a demonstration against state-required testing that begins in our district on March 2, 2015. The test for all students in grades 3-through-11 is the PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) assessment. It’s a new test in our state that is aligned to the Common Core State Standards and will be used to gather information on how well LCPS students are doing academically.

We encourage parents to have conversations with their children before students decide whether to participate in any demonstration that would impact their school day. While students have the right to voice their opinions about the new standardized test, they need to have complete information as to how their absence during the March testing sessions could impact their... click here to read more.

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New School Board President Selected, New Members Begin Terms

LAS CRUCES—Maria Flores was selected by her fellow Board members as President of the Las Cruces Board of Education on Tuesday (March 3) during a special meeting. Her presidency will be for one-year. Flores has been a member of the School Board since 2009; she was re-elected to a four-year term in ... read more.
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Students: Nominate a Special Teacher for Recognition

Students (Pre-kindergarten to 12th grade) may nominate a special teacher by telling your story about a teacher who made a life-changing impact on you. Deadline for nominations is March 20. Your outstanding teacher could earn a $1,000 cash award!  Download the Flyer.
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Incoming Board Members Attend State Conference

Ed Frank and Maury Castro, who will join the LCPS Board of Education on March 1, took an Oath of Office today in Santa Fe at the New Mexico School Boards Association conference.  Both were elected earlier this month to four-year terms on the local School Board. They will be sworn into office in Las ... read more.
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Board Members Recognized at Their Final Meeting

Two members of the Las Cruces Board of Education participated in their final meeting on Tuesday after serving for eight years.  Dr. Connie Phillips and Dr. Bonnie Votaw were recognized at the meeting with two Nambe platters in honor of their years of service. Both of their terms end on February ... read more.
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Centennial Opens its Doors to Incoming 9th Graders

Centennial High School is inviting 8th-grade students who will attend Centennial next school year to attend the 8th Grade Expo on Thursday, Feb. 19 beginning at 6:00 p.m. in the school gym.  School officials said students will be able to get information about the school’s programs, clubs and ... read more.
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SIERRA MIDDLE SCHOOL TAKES FIRST IN SCIENCE OLYMPIAD

LAS CRUCES—Sierra Middle School students won first place overall at the middle school division of the 2015 Regional Science Olympiad Tournament held January 31, 2015 in Silver City. Two Sierra teams of 6th-, 7th- and 8th-grade students competed in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and ... read more.
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Las Cruces High Has Bulldawg Showcase for Next Year’s 9th Graders

Welcome Class of 2019! Las Cruces High School will host its annual Bulldawg Showcase on Wednesday, February 11, 2015 for students who will enter 9th grade next school year.  The evening will kick off at 6:00 p.m. with an assembly in the gym and students will be greeted with performances by the LCHS ... read more.
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