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Announcements for the Week of April 9, 2012
April 12, 2012
La Cueva High to Celebrate 25th Anniversary on April 20: Former and current staff members and alumni are invited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of La Cueva High School at a reception from 2:30 to 4 p.m., Friday, April 20, at the school. For more information call the school at 823-2327, ext. 202.
Sierra Vista to Celebrate 50th Anniversary on May 2: Sierra Vista Elementary is planning a celebration of its 50th anniversary at 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 2. The school is seeking former students who are now APS employees to participate in a ceremony. Any current or retired employee who attended Sierra Vista and is interested in participating can call the school at 898-0272.
Public Education Dept. Seeks Input on Grading of Public Schools: The New Mexico Public Education Department will conduct a public hearing from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., May 1 in Mabry Hall, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe to gain input on the proposed amendment of rule 6.19.8 NMAC “Grading of Public Schools,” adopted on Dec. 15. Submit comments via mail to Mary H. Deets, administrative assistant, Office of General Counsel, Public Education Department, Jerry Apodaca Education Building, 300 Don Gaspar, Santa Fe 87501-2786; via e-mail at MaryH.Deets@state.nm.us; by phone at 505-827-6641; or via fax 505-827-6681 no later than 5 p.m., May 1. To view proposed rules, visit http://ped.state.nm.us/, under the “Public Meetings and Hearings” link.
APS Elementary Summer School Positions Re-opening: Elementary Summer School positions have reopened and will remain open until 4 p.m., April 13. View job openings at http://www.aps.edu/jobs/jobs/jobs/job-listings, click on Extended Learning, and click on Summer School - elementary. Current APS employees may skip the submission of a cover memo, resume, license, and transcript, but references will need to be updated. Applications are specific to a school. Those who have never completed an APS application online are considered “new;” those who have applied need only “update.” For more information, call Carla Cano in the Center of Extended Learning at 855-5260 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse Brings “Snack Relief” to Community: The Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse is hosting an enter-to-win “Snack Relief” promotion; three winning organizations will receive free snacks for a year to be used for fundraising, events, etc. The event will kick off at 1 p.m., April 15 at the Shamrock Foodservice Warehouse, 1221 South Renaissance N.E. Tour the warehouse and enjoy complimentary popular “snack foods.” For more information and to enter, visit www.shamrockfsw.com/snackrelief. Call Heather Gearhart at 928-699-9429 or e-mail email@example.com with any questions.
Global Youth Service Event at Kirtland: Celebrate Earth Day at a Healthy Earth, Healthy Communities Celebration April 21 at Kirtland Elementary. There will be health information, gardening and cooking demonstrations, and an Earth Day drum circle. The event begins at 10 a.m. with the opening of the International District Community Garden located at Ross & Wellesley S.E. (visit www.projectfeedthehood.org or call 247-8832) and continues from noon to 4 p.m. at Kirtland Elementary School, 3530 Gibson Blvd. S.E. For more information, call Daphne Harvey Strader at 855-5269 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zumba Party at Valley High School April 21: A Zumba Party will be held from noon – 2 p.m., Saturday, April 21 at the Valley High School Gymnasium, 1505 Candelaria Rd. N.W. Cost is $10 for adults/$5 for students with I.D. Tickets are available at the door. Wear comfortable clothing. Highlights include snacks, water, music, and door prizes. For more information, call Brian Colburn at 307-2096.
Community Health Fair set for April 26: Early College Academy, Jefferson Mid-School and Zia Elementary are hosting a Health Fair from 5:30 to 7 p.m., April 26 at Jefferson Middle School, 712 Girard N.E. The Albuquerque Stroke Club, American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, APD, Diary Max, Ditches are Deadly, Skarsgard Farms (Los Poblanos Organics), New Mexico Poison Control, Presbyterian Health Plan, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, UNM PEP Program, UNM School of Nursing and UNM Think First will be represented. For more information, call Shawn Morris at 255-8691 or 228-6933.
Free Boating Safety Education Courses Offered: The “Boat New Mexico Basic Safety Education Course” will be offered from 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., April 28, May 19, June 16, July 21, Aug. 18, Oct. 20 and Nov. 17 at the New Mexico Environment Department, 5500 San Antonio Drive N.E. The free, eight-hour course is required for all motorboat operators 23 years of age and younger. Class sizes are limited and students are encouraged to register in advance. Passing students will receive certification and a coupon for two nights of camping for the price of one at any NM State Park. In addition, many insurance companies offer significant discounts on boat insurance, with proper certification. For more information, call the office of boating safety at 888-667-2757 or visit nmparks.com.
Cancer Society Walk set for April 29: The American Cancer Society will hold its 13th annual “Making Strides Against Breast Cancer” walk along the Rio Grande River from 7 – 10 a.m., April 29, beginning at Cottonwood Mall, 10000 Coors Blvd NW. Register at www.cancer.org/stridesonline. There is no registration fee, and participants are encouraged to fundraise but not required, walkers can register the day of the walk. For more information, call Katie Larntz Johnson at 262-6017.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT/TEACHER TRAINING
Teachers Invited to Join in Museum Environmental Literacy Planning: The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science invites teachers to help create a framework for students to increase environmental literacy and enhance academic achievement through innovative, real-world, project-based learning from 4 – 6 p.m., Tuesday, April 24 at the museum, 1801 Mountain Rd. NW. Refreshments provided. For more information, e-mail Cirrelda Snider-Bryan at email@example.com or call 841-2882.
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.
Workshop focuses on Integrating Fine Arts in Classrooms: A workshop entitled, “Making the Connection: The Arts in Your Classroom – 2012” will be held June 4 – 8. Morning or afternoon sessions emphasize creativity, communication, critical thinking, and collaboration for elementary teachers, ESL, bilingual, PE, Special Ed, counselor, librarians, and other certified staff. Registration deadline is April 20. Cost is $25. For more information, visit http://www.aps.edu/fine-arts/news-and-showcase/making-the-connection-the-arts-in-your-classroom-2012.
Anti-bullying Workshop set for Oct. 17: The NM Human Rights Projects will host Mary Johnson, Ph.D., in a one-day workshop that provides tools for educators to initiate thoughtful, in-depth discussions of ostracism and bullying from 7:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., Oct. 17 at the Hotel Albuquerque, 800 Rio Grande Blvd NW. Cost of $75 includes resource materials, FHAO online campus access, continental breakfast, and lunch. CEU’s will be available for counselors and social workers. Register online at www.nmhrp.org until Sept. 28. For more information, call 730‑1060, e-mail email@example.com or visit www.nmhrp.org.
Project Earth 2012 Earth Day Contest deadline April 15: The deadline for Project Earth submissions is April 15 for the 2012 U.S. Earth Day Contest (grades K-12). Submissions will be considered for the 2012 World Environment Day Contest in June. Winners from every country will be recognized by Maurice Strong (Earth Summit founder) in conjunction with the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. To enter, visit http://www.projectearth.net/. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholarship for Descendents of Bataan Corregidor POW’s: The New Mexico Guardians of our Heritage, Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor is accepting applications for an annual scholarship for students who are direct descendants of Bataan Corregidor prisoners of war. Scholarships can be used for tuition, books or living expenses. Application requirements include enrollment and good standing at a qualified university, college or trade school; maintaining either a GPA of B- or above or passing grades at a trade school; financial need as demonstrated by the FASFA; 1500-word essay about the Bataan relative; and must not have received the scholarship in the past. Preference will be given to New Mexico Coast Artillery descendants. To apply, visit www.guardiansofbataan.org. For more information, e-mail email@example.com.
Holocaust Survivors Share Memories with High School Students: New Mexico Human Rights Projects, the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico, and the Jewish Federation of New Mexico have joined together to bring “A Continuum of Remembrance” in honor of Holocaust Remembrance Day or “Yom HaShoah” for high school students. The event will be from 1:30 – 3 p.m., April 22 at the Holocaust & Intolerance Museum of New Mexico, 616 Central Ave. SW. A musical performance and reception complete the free event. For more information, contact Regina Turner at 730-1060 or Ann Powers at 315-9966.