Las Cruces Public Schools will be collecting general hygiene donations via drive-thru from 11am-2pm today out front of the Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex to supply Care Kits for Kids to help support LCPS students. Please stop by to help support this great cause.
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 #CareKits #ForKids
Students get ready for the return of the Las Cruces Space Festival poster contest!! The Las Cruces Space Festival is an annual celebration of space-related activity and interest in southern New Mexico and beyond. The mission is ‘Making Space for Everyone’. The festival is free to participate in, and open to all, with the cost of activities, presentations, displays, and exhibits all covered by sponsors. Please see the flyer for contest details. For more information, please visit: lcspacefestival.com.
Las Cruces Public Schools was invited to the Doña Ana County Commissioners meeting today to accept the proclamation for Diabetes Awareness Month in Doña Ana County. Doña Ana County Commissioner Manuel Sanchez honored LCPS for the work and commitment the district has done to serve students and staff living with diabetes. LCPS provides a registered nurse in every school and educates staff to recognize the signs of diabetes while actively helping those living with diabetes. Doña Ana County Commissioner Shannon Reynolds stated that LCPS exemplifies what Senate Bill-48 was designed to do. Whereas, worldwide, we acknowledge November as Diabetes Awareness Month to bring attention to diabetes, and awareness of all forms of this chronic condition and over the past 10 years, the risk of developing Type 2 Diabetes has significantly increased. Today, we highlight diabetes because of its detrimental impact on our community, as pre-diabetic. Yearly, 12,484 people in New Mexico are diagnosed with diabetes; and amount adults, Type 1 Diabetes accounts for 5% of diagnosed cases. Nationwide, an estimated 110 people are diagnosed with T1D every day, half of them are children. These children live with the daily struggle of continuous monitoring, anxiety, caused by difficult-to-maintain sugar levels, and a need for timely snacks with a continuous risk of potential complications. SB-48, the Student Diabetes Management Act of 2019 provides guidelines for school districts to follow in managing students with Type 1 or Type 2 Diabetes and allows for needed training for school staff, so they can recognize early signs of a potential emergency. The requirements help standardize the type of care and management parents can expect for their children while they are at school; and whereas, statewide, free diabetes prevention or self-management program classes are available at www.pathstohealthnm.org. The Southern New Mexico Diabetes Outreach helps prevent and manage diabetes and hosts a monthly T1D education group for youth and a yearly conference scheduled on October 29 featuring wellness and vision screenings, talks about diabetes medications, cooking and more. Click the link for the full proclamation: https://5il.co/1jt0l Register at SNMDO@snmdo.org.
On October 25, the Doña Ana County Commissioners gave a Proclamation designating November 26, as Ronnie Granados day in Dona Ana County. Sgt. Granados passed away after a brief illness on September 12, 2022. He was a Sergeant for the Doña Ana County Sheriff Office and Public Servant who started his career in law enforcement in 1990 as a codes enforcement officer. He transferred to the Doña Ana County Sheriff’s Office 5 years later, where he served with honor and integrity for the next 13 years, working as a patrol deputy, a detective, expert crime scene processor, and a member of the bike patrol. After retiring in 2008 as a sergeant, he returned four years later to do contract work as a D.A.R.E. and G.R.E.A.T. teacher. He started at Tombaugh Elementary, and then spent the next 25 years with LCPS students, Hatch Valley Public Schools and also in the Gadsden Independent School District. Being in the classroom was Ronnie's true passion, and tens of thousands of students will remember him fondly. The district is grateful for his service and sends our deepest condolences to his family. Click the link to view the proclamation: https://5il.co/1jt0k
Today, NMSU’s Department of Family and Consumer Sciences honored Anita Cummings from Las Cruces Public Schools as the Department’s 2022 Outstanding Alumni. Anita is highly involved in the career and technical education (CTE) program at Las Cruces High School and is the lead for Educators Rising, an education pathway program that is designed to encourage and recruit students to come back to our district to become educators and give back to their community. The goal is to raise up a generation of teachers that understand the needs of our community. NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer, and Environmental Sciences hosted the Homecoming Recognition Breakfast for NMSU alumni on October 21.
This week, the Technology Division and the Teaching & Learning CTE Team are proud to share the latest LCPS #TELLTHESTORY Exhibit. Please stop by the lobby of the Karen M. Trujillo Administration Complex sometime this week and check it out! Featured are LCPS students from 16 campuses. Special thanks to Andres Chavira and Matt Dawkins for helping set up the exhibit.
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
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
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.
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.