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Last Updated October 18, 2018 04:26 PM MDT
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Challenger Space Camp Set for Oct. 5

The Challenger Learning Center will hold upcoming camp for third- through fifth-graders. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday, October 5, which is a parent conference day. The cost of the camp is $15 per child. Registration and payment can be made at the Challenger Learning ... read more.
Bus drivers arrive at Oñate High School for an appreciation breakfast on Monday, Sept. 24, 2018.

Superintendent Recognizes School Bus Drivers

Las Cruces Public Schools Superintendent Greg Ewing on Monday hosted an appreciation breakfast at Oñate High School for the district’s bus drivers. The breakfast, held in the school’s commons area, featured breakfast burritos, pastries, fresh fruit, coffee and orange juice. The Oñate Symphony ... read more.

School Board Meeting Highlights, 9-18-18

The Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education met on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018. For a summary of what was discussed, the School Board Meeting Highlights newsletter can be downloaded HERE. — Damien Willis, LCPS Director of Communications, 575-527-5811,
Students from César E. Chávez Elementary School pose with (L-R) Assistant Principal Deanna Balderrama, Principal Jeannette Martinez, School Board Members Maria Flores and Ray Jaramillo and New Mexico Education Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski. Ruszkowski recognized the school for earning an “A” from the Public Education Department.

NM PED Secretary Recognizes Five High-Performing LCPS Schools

New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary-designate Christopher Ruszkowski on Friday visited Las Cruces to recognize five schools in the district that earned “A” grades from the Public Education Department. During a Friday morning assembly at Monte Vista Elementary, Ruszkowski presented ... read more.
Organ Mountain Outfitters owner Chris Lang addresses the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education during a meeting on August 7, 2018. The company as created an endowed fund through the Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation to help provide school meals for students in need in perpetuity.

Organ Mountain Outfitters Launches Endowment for School Lunches

Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation recently announced the creation of the Organ Mountain Outfitters Endowment Fund, which will be used to help provide school lunches for children in need. The announcement was made at a school board meeting in August, where Organ Mountain Outfitters owner Chris ... read more.

Happy National Teach Ag Day!

Las Cruces Public Schools would like to express our appreciation for the hard-working ag teachers across the district. Thursday, Sept. 20, is National Teach Ag Day, so it seemed like a great time to thank you for your commitment to our students. For more information about National Teach Ag Day, ... read more.

TONIGHT: 2nd Annual OHS vs. CHS Organ Mountain Rivalry Football Game

Tickets are now on sale for the Organ Mountain Rivalry football game between the Centennial High School Hawks and the Oñate High School Knights. The game will begin at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21, at NMSU’s Aggie Memorial Stadium. Ticket Prices are $8 for adults and $4 for students and can be ... read more.

Moody’s Affirms LCPS Bond Rating, Removes Negative Outlook

Moody’s Investors Service last week removed the negative outlook from Las Cruces Public Schools, while affirming the Aa3 bond rating for the district’s $12.3 million 2018 general obligation school bonds. Moody’s stated that the removal of the negative outlook is based on a trend of balanced ... read more.
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