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FREE CONCERT FEATURES JUAREZ YOUTH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

LAS CRUCES — A free concert by the Esperanza Azteca Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of Ciudad Juarez will be held at 3:00 p.m. on March 21 at the Oñate High School Performing Arts Center, 5700 Mesa Grande Drive. The orchestra and choral group have approximately 150 members, ages from five to 17 years ... read more.
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PENNIES ADD UP TO $1,975 FOR CANCER PREVENTION

LAS CRUCES—Central Elementary students and staff recently concluded its annual “Pennies for Patients” campaign in support of Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS). Over five-week’s time, they collected $1,975, said teacher Renee Perry. Yolanda Luna’s third-grade class collected the most, $258.54, and ... read more.
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New Mexico Camp Rising Sun

New Mexico's Summer Camp for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder is accepting applications. Camp Rising Sun provides an inclusive summer camp environment for children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder and their same-age peers. Camp sessions are designed specifically for children ages 8-17 years old...click here for more information.
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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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OPEN LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY FROM SUPERINTENDENT STAN ROUNDS | Carta a la comunidad del superintendente



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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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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