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Announcements for the Week of April 30, 2012
May 3, 2012
Los Ranchos Electronic Recycling Raises Funds Saturday: Albuquerque Recycling and Los Ranchos Elementary are joining together to provide a community e-cycling event. Albuquerque Recycling will be accepting recyclable electronics from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 5, at Los Ranchos Elementary, 7609 4th St. NW, in the staff parking lot. Proceeds benefit the Los Ranchos PTA. Most electronics will be accepted, but tube televisions are not being accepted. There is a limit of one CRT computer monitor per car. Businesses may call ABQ recycling to pick up large loads of electronics and mention Los Ranchos and money will still be given to the school. For more information, call Kevin Fullerton at 225‑2309, Albuquerque Recycling at 990-3732 or visit www.ABQRecycling.com.
Albuquerque Girl Choir to Sing May 5: The Albuquerque Girl Choir, featuring many APS elementary and middle school singers, is presenting a free concert from 3 – 4 p.m., Saturday, May 5 at Central United Methodist Church, 201 E University (1 block north of Central). AGC is open to girls, grades 1-12, who love to sing and want to advance their music education. No auditions are required to join. The fall semester begins with an Open House on Saturday, Aug. 25, and first practice on Thursday, Aug. 30. For more information, visit www.albuquerquegirlchoir.org.
Nominations Open for NM Teacher Evaluation Advisory Council: Nominations are now open for 18 seats on the New Mexico Teacher Evaluation Advisory Council. This council will play a pivotal role in developing a new teacher and school leader evaluation system based on student achievement. The council will be composed of teachers, administrators, higher education and business community representatives, and representatives from the Hispanic Education and Indian Education Advisory councils. Nomination forms can found on the “Public Notices” page at the Public Education Department website: http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/PublicNotices.html. E-mail completed forms by 5 p.m., May 8 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Council members serve a two-year term. The first council meeting will be May 23. For more information, call Larry Behrens at 505-476-0393 or e-mail Larry.Behrens2@state.nm.us.
Nominations for Outstanding School Nurses sought: In honor of National School Nurses Day on May 9, nominations for outstanding APS school nurses are being accepted for the Community Health or other category for the yearly NM Center for Nursing Excellence awards ceremony to be held in October. Nominations may be submitted to Cynthia McConnell at 238-1298 or via e‑mail at email@example.com.
7-Bar Staff Reunion Set for May: 7-Bar Elementary School is having a staff reunion from 6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 23, at Desert Greens Golf Course Banquet Room. Due to space limitations, only staff and former staff members are invited. Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is $20 and checks should be made payable to 7 Bar Elementary) and sent to Beth Kukowski at 7 Bar by May 1. If you would like to be included in an address book for current and former staff members, visit email@example.com and click the link to complete a bio-form.
Del Note High School to Host Alumni Event: The Del Norte community will celebrate the many fond memories that were created at the old Castle and tour the new building June 7, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Music, refreshments and memories will be served. Alumni are invited to join the celebration with the Del Norte community the exciting transition taking place. For questions, e-mail Martha Wilson Peercy, class of ’66, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certification in Beekeeping Offered: There are a few spaces left in beekeeping classes with Les Crowder. Classes are set for 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. May 19, June 16, June 30, July 21, Aug. 25, and Sept. 8 at the Open Space Visitor Center, 6500 Coors Blvd. NW, at the end of Bosque Meadows Rd. between Montano and Paseo del Norte. Participants may register for for individual courses. The cost is $100 per class. To register, visit www.fortheloveofbees.com. For more information, call Jodi Hedderig at 897-8831, e‑mail email@example.com, or visit www.cabq.gov/openspace/visitorcenter.html.
New Express Train & New Fares Begin May 21: A new express train between Albuquerque and Santa Fe saves passengers 20 – 25 minutes each way with one northbound express to facilitate people arriving to work by 8 a.m., and one southbound express departing shortly after 5 p.m. Weekday schedules will change slightly to accommodate the new express train. Additional amenities include quiet cars, more flexibility on weekend schedules, mobile phone ticketing, tax benefit, and a bus route in Los Lunas to shuttle passengers to/from the station. Fares for one way trips and day passes will increase by $1 - $2; monthly passes will increase by $4 - $11. For more information, call Jay Faught at 352-4780, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.nmrailrunner.com and www.riometro.org.
Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network Forming: The GLSEN strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity/expression. The first meeting is at 4 p.m., Wednesday, May 9, at the Albuquerque Teachers Federation Office, 530 Jefferson NE (just south of Lomas).The meeting is open to anyone with an interest in making our schools safer for all LGBTQI folks--teachers, staff, parents, students, and community members. For more information about GLSEN, visit www.glsen.org . For information about the meeting, contact Erin Northern, email@example.com or Havens Levitt, firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNM Book Club Launches June 12: The UNM Art Museum Book Club will start meeting at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, June 12, at the museum. The first book is Rebecca Solnit’s River of Shadows: Eadweard Muybridge and the Technological Wild West. For more information call the museum at 277-4001.
Young Adult Literature Summer Symposium: The NM Council of English Teachers, UNM and the Advocacy for School Libraries Special Interest Group of the NM Library Association are sponsoring a “Young Adult Literature and the Common Core Symposium” on using literature to engage and motivate readers within the common core standards. The symposium is set for Wednesday, May 30, - Thursday, May 31, at the University of New Mexico main campus. Application deadline is May 4. The cost is $25. For more information, call Misty Horning at 220-0531 or e-mail email@example.com. Additional information may be found at http://eldoradohslibrary.edublogs.org/ or http://aslsignm.edublogs.org.
Teachers Invited to the 2012 Statehood History Conference: The Historical Society of New Mexico and the New Mexico History Museum host the 2012 Statehood History Conference, May 3-5 in Santa Fe. The conference will begin with a Statehood History Symposium, 10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 3, at the History Museum, followed by 24 program sessions at the Santa Fe Community Convention Center on Friday, May 4, 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Saturday, May 5, 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. Workshops are free, but teachers should pre-register. The sessions offer materials and ideas for teaching New Mexico history. For more information, visit www.hsnm.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
National Hispanic Youth Research & Leadership Program set for July: The UNM National Hispanic Youth Research and Leadership Program focuses on providing educational opportunities/careers in STEM fields to the Hispanic community. Program dates are July 2 – 14. Students work in teams and present on case study topics to complete the program. To download an application, visit http://ceop.unm.edu/cpp/summer/. For best consideration apply by May 25. Students must be a sophomore, junior or senior in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5, exhibit leadership traits and a commitment to public service, and demonstrate an interest in learning about STEM fields to be eligible or more Information, call Joe Velasquez at 202-487-0031 or e‑mail email@example.com.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Applications Available: Juniors can begin applying for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council Scholarship which offers $1,000 to students planning to enter college in fall 2013. Applications are available at www.mlkmc.com. To be eligible, students must complete an application form, submit an official transcript, a photograph of themselves, three letters of reference and an essay on Dr. King. Applications should be mailed to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Multicultural Council at P.O. 40306, Albuquerque, NM 87196, by Sept. 3, 2012. For more information, contact Jewel Hall at 994-2336 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lobo Junior Golf Camp Coming in June: UNM Golf coaches Glen Millican, Brian Kortan, Jill Trujillo and Becky Dover present the Lobo Junior Golf Camp, June 4-7 and June 11-14, at the UNM Championship Golf Course. Cost for each four-day session is $150 per student. For more information visit: www.lobojuniorgolfcamp.com.
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