Welcome back to school incoming kindergarteners, sixth graders, and freshmen! We hope you had a terrific summer break. Today is transition day at Las Cruces Public Schools as students make their way back to the classrooms. On Thursday, LCPS will welcome all students back to school for in person learning. It’s going to be a great new school year!
Parents and guardians, if your child still needs to get their immunization shots, join us during the Take a Shot immunization clinic! The first 150 kids will receive a soccer ball and a chance to win cool prizes from NMSU and the Somos Unidos Foundation. This free event is at Organ Mountain High School on Monday and Tuesday, July 17-18 and Wednesday and Thursday, July 19-20 at the LCPS Administrative Office, 505 S. Main Street.
Good afternoon, LCPS parents and guardians, We are currently working on updates in the Synergy system for the district. Right now, ParentVUE and StudentVUE are down as our team is working diligently on those updates to get systems back up and running. We apologize for this inconvenience if you are trying to register your child for school. Systems will be back online by the end of the day.
Just a friendly reminder, July 19th will be a transition day back to school for Kindergarten, 6th, and 9th graders. The first day back to school for all other grade levels is July 20th. Registration is open: https://www.lcps.net/page/online-registration
The Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation will be hosting Trivia Night on July 12, from 6:30p.m.- 8:00p.m. at The Game II, 4131 Northrise Dr. Come out and join us for some fun and a chance to win cash prizes. All proceeds support LCPS teachers! Click the link to register: https://lcpsf.fcsuite.com/erp/donate/list/ticket
You're invited to the 7th annual back to school bash! Students will receive a free filled backpack, free onsite vision screenings by Western Sky Community Care, coupons for free haircuts from Glitz School of Cosmetology, immunizations and vaccinations offered by the NM Department of Health and Amador Health Center, free breakfast , a vendor resource fair brought to you by Families & Youth Innovations Plus. The event is free and will happen on Saturday July 15, from 9am - 11am at DACC East Mesa in the Student Resource building located at 2800 Sonoma Ranch Blvd.
Las Cruces Public Schools is hiring! If you are interested in joining our team, apply today! Please click the link for a list of available positions in the district: https://www.applitrack.com/lascruces/onlineapp/default.aspx?all=1.
The public is invited to meet the finalists for Superintendent at a moderated question-and answer forum at Organ Mountain High School, 5700 Mesa Grande Drive in the Performing Arts Center. The public forum will be on Thursday, June 22, at 5:30 p.m. The public will also be invited for an informal meet and greet immediately following the forum. Se invita al público a conocer a los finalistas para Superintendente en un foro moderado de preguntas y respuestas en Organ Mountain High School, 5700 Mesa Grande Drive en el Centro de Artes Escénicas. El foro público será el jueves 22 de junio a las 17:30 horas. El público también será invitado a un encuentro informal y saludo inmediatamente después del foro.
#stuffthebus 2023, presented by Memorial Medical Center- Now through July 13th, we’ll be collecting any new and spare school supplies to help students of Las Cruces Public Schools who struggle to have the materials they need to succeed in class. Learn More at https://lascrucestoday.com/stuff-the-bus-2023/
Se recuerda a los padres y tutores de los estudiantes elegibles para asistir al kínder que la inscripción en línea ya está abierta. Los niños que tengan al menos cinco años para el 1ero de septiembre son elegibles para inscribirse para el año escolar 2023-2024, que comienza con un día de transición el 19 de julio. Haga clic aquí para obtener más información: https://www.lcps.net/o/lcps/article/1144137
Parents and guardians of students eligible to attend kindergarten are reminded that online registration is now open. Children who are at least five years of age by Sept. 1 are eligible to enroll for the 2023-2024 school year, which starts with a transition day on July 19. Click here for more information: https://www.lcps.net/o/lcps/article/1144137
High school students: Interested in doing more with Creative Writing, Performance Arts, and Computational Thinking? Join the DEPICT team and be the creator of new technologies! This camp is July July 3-14, 2023 (meeting on July 4) Monday - Friday from 10 am-3 pm on the campus of New Mexico State University, Department of Computer Science, Science Hall (Las Cruces campus). Applicants must be rising into 9th, 10th, 11th, or 12th grade, submit an online application, be in good academic standing, and able to attend camp every day. Preference will be given to students who took Creative Writing this school year at Las Cruces and Organ Mountain High School. This camp provides a broad foundation for computational thinking and computer science, to empower our area high school students in CS and computational thinking. This camp is not geared towards advanced students in computer science. Summer stipends ($$$) will be provided to accepted participants, who attend camp every day and participate in the camp activities. Lunch and all supplies will be provided. Summer programs are presented by the outreach team in the Department of Computer Science at NMSU. Instructors are accomplished NMSU students studying computer science, creative media, animation, and electrical engineering. We utilize near-peer mentors as educators to build strong connections between participants and the exciting world of computer science, creativity, and technology. There is no cost to participate, but space is limited. Click here to register: https://bit.ly/NMSUDEPICT2023
Congratulations to Coach David Nunez at Organ Mountain High School. The New Mexico High School Coaches Association has selected Coach Nunez as the 2023 Coach of the Year for Girls Cross Country. Coach Nunez will be recognized as the 2023 Coach of the Year by the NMHSCA, along with the NMAA, NMOA, and the NMADA on Saturday, July 22 at the Embassy Suites in Albuquerque. Way to go, Coach!!
The American Diabetes Association Camp 180 was established in 1978 and has served close to 3,000 campers at Fort Lone Tree Camp in Capitan, NM. This woodland setting is a wonderful place to commune with nature just outside Albuquerque where campers will enjoy swimming, archery, hiking, high ropes course, giant swing, RC racing, horseback riding and tons of other fun activities. ADA Camp 180 is a lifeline for children with diabetes to develop the critical skills needed to thrive while managing their diabetes. Attending summer camp helps children develop social skills, self-respect and life-long friendships. Kids have the opportunity to meet others just like them while fostering independence, building self-confidence and gaining an awareness of a healthy lifestyle through education, nutrition, exercise, emotional well-being and glucose control. Camper Programs: Main Camp Ages: Ages 8-12 Teen Program: Ages 13-16 Counselor-in-Training Program: Age 17 Counselor-in-Training Program The Counselor-in-Training (CIT) program is for youth age 17 and was created as a transitional stage from camper to staff. CIT's are expected to display responsibility, maturity and a positive attitude. They are a highly visible group among campers and are often looked up to as role models. CITs apply through the camper registration portal. Parent is required to start and complete the application. Applicants are selected based upon completion of an application, personal references and interview. Click the link to register: https://engage.active.com/landing_page/camp180_2017
The Friends of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument and the Las Cruces District of the Bureau of Land Management, selected local Artist in Resident will be hosting two separate mural "paint days" Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, in which attendees of all ages are welcome to come assist completion of small (approx. 5 ft×7.5 ft) murals showcasing the flora and fauna of the Organ Mountains Desert Peaks National Monument! The mural "paint days" will be from 1-4 p.m. at the La Cueva covered picnic area. The murals are easily paint-able on cloth paper, all paints are premixed and color-coded, as are the designs. No artistic experience required. All ages are invited to attend this event. Related coloring-book images will be available for participants ages 4 and under who may just want to participate coloring with crayons on printer paper. For more information email: email@example.com or call: 575-525-4444.
Tonight, Las Cruces Public Schools will be rolling out the red carpet to student filmmakers, hosting the first-ever Tell the Story Film Showcase Wednesday and Thursday, May 24 and 25 at the Cineport 10, 700 S. Telshor Boulevard. Join us tonight for some popcorn and a chance to watch some really great movies on the big screen brought to you by our talented student filmmakers. More information: https://www.lcps.net/article/1126250
Congratulations to Las Cruces Public Schools and our community on the new Field of Dreams Digital Scoreboard! The Field of Dreams hosts athletic and other events throughout the year bringing many students, families and community members together. Thank you, Citizens Bank, we are so proud of our partnership with you and the creation of this spectacular scoreboard. It will be exciting to see it in action!
Las cruces Public Schools welcomes the new Daktronics video board at Field of Dreams. Looking forward to the amped up stadium experience and student-athletes being showcased on the display.
Mayfield Commencement Postponed - Severe weather expected, ceremony pushed to Sunday Severe thunderstorms developing Saturday afternoon near the Field of Dreams have prompted administrators with Las Cruces Public Schools to postpone commencement exercises for Mayfield High School’s Class of 2023. The ceremony has been rescheduled to Sunday morning at 9 a.m. at the Field of Dreams. District officials have been monitoring the weather the last few days with the assistance of the National Weather Service in Santa Teresa. Storms originally were expected to pass through but developed quickly, prompting swift action. “We understand this is a tremendous inconvenience for graduates and families, but the safety of everyone at the stadium is of paramount importance,” said Deputy Superintendent of Operations for LCPS, Gabe Jaquez. All commencement ceremonies have been broadcast live, courtesy of LCPS-TV. Click here for more information.
LCPS Parents, We are experiencing a districtwide outage with our phone lines. This means phone calls to your child's school are not going through. We have service providers looking into the issue and we will update you as soon as possible. Padres de LCPS, Estamos experimentando una interrupción en el servicio telefónico en todo el distrito. Esto significa que no se pueden recibir ni hacer llamadas telefónicas en la escuela de su hijo. Tenemos proveedores del servicio tratando de resolver dicho problema le tendremos al tanto de lo que ocurra tan pronto como nos sea posible.