Las Cruces Public Schools would like to congratulate our two student athletes of the week: Shout out to Hailey Hernandez our Student Athlete of the Week from Organ Mountain High School. Hailey plays volleyball & basketball. She was All District for the 2021-2022 basketball season. She’s currently captain of the volleyball team, leading the knights with over 241 kills this year so far. Hailey is a junior and has maintained a 4.0 GPA since her freshman year. Her coach says she’s dedicated, hardworking and a great student athlete. Way to go, Hailey!
Congratulations to our Gold Rated Livestock Judging team from LCHS! Kaydens Koenig and Ayden Cox were rated Gold Individuals. Preston Koenig and Joe Koening were rated Silver Individuals. It’s a GREAT day to be a DAWG! 💙💛
Second Public Meeting Seeks Design Input on Columbia Elementary. Vigil and Associates, the architectural firm contracted by Las Cruces Public Schools to design the new Columbia Elementary School, will host a public meeting Thursday, Oct. 27 at 6 p.m. to gather additional input on what parents, staff and the community would like to see in the new construction of the school. This is the second meeting Vigil and Associates has hosted to gather public input. The firm will provide a project update on the design using feedback from an initial public input meeting held Aug. 31. They will also present results from a student and staff input session held Oct. 10. Columbia Elementary was closed in 2018 because of a mold infestation. Demolition of the building was completed earlier this year. The Oct. 27 meeting will be held at Vista Middle School, 4465 Elks Drive, which is near the Columbia Elementary site. The new school has been approved for 752 students, up from the former population of approximately 550.
The shelter-in-place at Sierra Middle School has been lifted. All students and staff are safe.
Sierra Middle School has been put on a shelter-in-place due to police activity in the area. All students and staff are safe. LCPS will notify parents when the shelter-in-place is lifted.
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
LCPS congratulates Anthony Carrillo, our Student Athlete of the Week from Mayfield High School. Anthony is the quarterback for the Trojans. During the game against the Deming Wildcats, Anthony had 2 touchdowns, 147 yards passing, and 25 yards rushing. His coach says he is selfless, consistent, a true competitor and leader on the field for his teammates. Keep up the good work, Anthony!
LCPS celebrates Mia Garza, our Student Athlete of the Week from Mayfield High School. Mia plays Volleyball for the Trojans and dominates as a setter. Mia’s coach said she keeps her hitters in system so they can be successful. She adds that Mia is a very hard working student athlete, always looking for ways to improve. Great job, Mia!
Join LCPS today at noon for the first of many presentations on election boundary options following the 2020 census count. This is not school redistricting; this is for our five Board of Education districts. https://lcps.zoom.us/j/84825255805
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
It'll be an exciting matchup this Friday Night at the Field of Dreams as the Bulldawgs take on the Knights. Kickoff is at 7pm. Student tickets are on sale for $2. You won't want to miss it! Game coverage will be brought to you by LCPS.TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PrTc6BekgNY
October 11, 2022 - The Work Session for the Las Cruces Public Schools Board of Education will begin at 4:00 p.m. Click the link to watch the meeting: https://lcpsnm.granicus.com/player/event/38
Join us today at 2 p.m. for the announcement of candidates to serve on the budget development survey committee and the calendar committee, livestreamed here: https://livestream.com/lcpstv/events/10380437
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 today, 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.