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Announcements for the Week of February 7, 2011
February 8, 2011
Career Enrichment Center/Early College Academy Open House set for Feb. 25: The Career Enrichment Center and Early College Academy are having an open house from 4-6 p.m., Feb. 25, at the CEC/ECA campus, 807 Mountain Rd., N.E. Prospective students and their parents may ask questions, visit programs/teachers, and apply for the 2011-12 school year. There will be a Silent Auction in the main office to benefit the 2011 graduation fund. For more information, e-mail Kim Shurtz at email@example.com.
Join-a-School Creative Grants Available: The 2011-2012 Join-a-School Creative Grants are available at www.aps.edu/join-a-school; download an information sheet and application. Classroom teachers and other personnel working with students may apply for amounts up to $1,500 for innovative teaching and learning projects that enhance student achievement. Deadline for application is Feb. 25, 4:30p.m. in the Join-a-School office at City Centre, 500 East. Call Lauren Joule at 855-5274 for more information.
PBS Teachers Innovation Awards: PBS and KNME-TV, Ch. 5 (PBS – Albuquerque/ Santa Fe) wants to recognize and showcase best practices of New Mexico teachers through a national contest. Deadline for entry is March 31. Enter by joining the PBS Teachers online community at http://www.pbs.org/teachers/ and sharing your story inspiring or engaging story. For more information, call Evy Todd at 505-277-1218 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers Sought for Destination Imagination Tournament: New Mexico Destination ImagiNation is having its 2011 State Tournament and Celebration of Creativity on March 5 at the Albuquerque Academy, 6400 Wyoming Blvd. NE. Teams of students from K-12 use creativity, problem solving, and teamwork skills to solve complex challenges. Volunteers are needed for every area from score room help to appraisers. For more information, call Midge Nichelason at 298-5238.
2010-2011 Student Behavior Handbook Update: The Student Service Center is gathering suggested amendments or additions for the APS Student Behavior Handbook for review by the Board of Education. You may submit your input by mail to APS Student Service Center at P.O. Box 25704, Albuquerque, NM 87125; by e-mail to email@example.com; or by fax to 855-9051 before Feb. 28.. Suggestions must relate to policy directly impacting students’ rights or responsibilities and be general enough to apply to all APS schools. To view the current student behavior handbook, visit www.aps.edu and type “Student Behavior Handbook” into the Search box. Call the Student Service Center at 855-9040 with any questions.
Scholarships for Women in the Military: The 2011 Tribute to Women in the Military will be awarding three scholarships (high school senior, active duty military, former military). Applications are due by Feb. 18. For more information, visit http://www.tributetowomeninthemilitary.org/. Call Elaine Gonzales at 299-1432 with questions.
‘Managing Difficult Students” Series Continues Feb. 8: Learn proven, research-based strategies for dealing with disruptive behavior in “Managing Difficult Students”, an Albuquerque Teacher’s Federation workshop series, Tuesdays, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., at the Albuquerque Teacher’s Federation, 530 Jefferson St. NE. Classes are free for union members. For more information or to register, call 262-2657. A monthly support and discussion group begins 4:30 – 6 p.m., Feb. 17. For more information or to register, call 262-2657.
REI Offers Environmental Clinic for Teachers Feb. 9-10: Recreation Equipment, Inc. and Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics are partnering in a teacher workshop that provides tools for promoting environmental awareness and stewardship in children from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9-10, at the REI Albuquerque Clinic Room, 1550 Mercantile Ave., N.E. Visit http://www.rei.com/aboutrei/reikids02.html or http://www.Int.org/programs/peak.php for more information. Call 247-1191 or visit www.REI.com/albuquerque to register.
New Mexico Teacher Assessment Reviews for 2011: The CNM Workforce Training Center is hosts the New Mexico Teacher Basic Skills Review from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Feb. 12, May 14, Aug. 20, and Oct. 22 for $45; and the Teacher Competency Review from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Feb. 19, May 21, Aug. 27, and Oct. 29 at the center, 5600 Eagle Rock Ave. Call Alicia West at 224-5204, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.cnm.edu/wtc to register.
Deadline extended for American History Seminars: The deadline for the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History’s summer seminars for K-12 history, social studies, and English teachers has been extended to Feb. 15. A complete list of the seminars, information about full and partial fellowships, graduate credit, and application may be found at http://www.gilderlehrman.org/education/seminar_overview.php.
Professional Development Fellowships for K-12 Teachers: The SEVEN Fund 2011 Teaching Fellowships is sponsoring a travel fellowship competition for K-12 teachers during summer 2011. The Fellowships enable teachers to travel to Rwanda to study poverty alleviation efforts and participate in a program customized to their. Deadline to apply is Feb. 28. Full details are available at http://www.sevenfund.org/teaching-fellowship/. E-mail Brendan Picha at email@example.com for more information.
Project Citizen Offers Institutes for MS, HS Teachers: Applications are now being accepted for Project Citizen professional development institutes for middle and high school teachers and community youth organization leaders. The institutes use curricular materials from We the People: Project Citizen as the base of instruction. Each participant receives a classroom set of Project Citizen textbooks and public policy materials. All expenses are paid. Graduate credit available. For more information and to apply, call Jalees Khalid at 800-350-4223 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Radio Broadcast Course Offered: The Albuquerque Public Schools radio station KANW, 89.1 FM, will begin its spring radio broadcasting course on Tuesday, Feb. 22, at the KANW studios, 2020 Coal Ave. SE. The seven-week course provides participants with the opportunity to learn to use the station’s broadcast equipment, how to select music, voice techniques and FCC rules and regulations.The course meets from 6 to 8 p.m., Tuesdays and Thursdays, through April 7.
Participants will receive an introduction to non-commercial and commercial radio broadcasting. They will receive hands-on training and will have the opportunity to practice their skills as on-air volunteers at KANW. The fee for the class is $250, with a $50 scholarship for high school students. To register or for more information, contact Kevin Otero at 242-7163 or email@example.com. Registration information is also available on the station’s website at kawn.com.
Multicultural Music & Dance Festival for Children: The Festival de Bellas Artes, a multicultural music and dance festival will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. with a public evening performance at 5:30 p.m. each day, Feb. 23-26 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center, 1701 4th Street SW. Feb. 23 is reserved for elementary and early-middle school groups; Feb. 24 for middle school groups; and Feb. 25 for high school groups. Community music and dance classes will be held from 2 – 4 p.m., Feb. 26, with a public performance at 4:15 p.m. Call the NHCC box office at 724-4771 for free tickets and 246-2261 for information.
“Sea Change” is next Electronic Field Trip: The National Park Foundation’s next Electronic Field Trip, titled “Sea Change: Gulf Islands National Seashore” will air two, live shows at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Eastern, March 1. Students in grades 4-8 are taught about inventory and monitoring science of different species and critical habitat. Register at www.electronicfieldtrip.org. A companion website with lesson plans and interactive games is www.electronicfieldtrip.org/gulfislands.
Animal Welfare School Outreach Program: Albuquerque Animal Welfare’s School Outreach Program teaches students how to care for pets, prevent dog bites, and be responsible pet owners. Arrange a school visit with one of the mascot pets for K-5 grade classes by calling Pat Harding at 298-4513 or e-mail Catharding@cs.com.
Media Arts Collaborative Workshops for MS Students: Media Arts Collaborative Charter School is hosting four hands-on media workshops for middle school students: March 5 – Stencil Art; April 2 – Filmmaking – All About You; and May 7 – Podcasts. Cost is $20 for Feb. 5 and March 5; and $35 for April 2. Workshops will be held at the school, 4401 Central Ave., N.E., Bldg. #2 (purple building behind the Bank of America on Central & Washington). The 1st Annual Middle School Film Festival will be 3 – 5 p.m., April 9 at the Guild Theater (submissions due March 18). For more information, call 243‑1957 or visit www.nmmediaarts.org.
Statewide Reading Competition for Elementary Children: In honor of National Poison Prevention Week and to promote literacy and poison prevention education, the New Mexico Poison and Drug Information Center will host a statewide reading competition for elementary children during the month of March. Call Jacqueline Kakos at 272-1364 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
YWCA TechGYRLS Camp set for June: Registration is open for the YWCA residential TechGYRLS camp Teens for New Technology. The camp is for girls age 9-14 with four separate weeks of instruction: June 5-11 "Me and My Robot"; June 12-18 "Science of Sports"; June 19-25 "Film and Technology"; and June 26- July 3 "Technology and the planet" at the YWCA Pinon Canyon Center in Tijeras, behind the Sandia Ranger Station. Cost is $350 for one week, $600 for two, $900 for three, and $1000 for all four weeks. Limited scholarships are available. Call Melanie Madrid at 254-9922, ext. 105 or e-mail email@example.com for more information.
Entries Accepted for Senior Citizen Essay Contest: Entries are currently being accepted for the 29th Annual “Senior Citizen I Know” Essay Contest sponsored by the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Dept. of Senior Affairs and APS. Open to students in grades 1-5, the deadline for entries is Feb. 15. Co-sponsors are Lovelace Senior Plan, Wells Fargo Bank, Cliff’s Amusement Park and McDonald’s restaurants. For entry forms and official rules visit http://www.cabq.gov/seniors/events/29th-annual-a-senior-i-know-essay-contest.
Google Science Fair for Students Age 13-18: The Google Institute is sponsoring an online global science fair in partnership with CERN, LEGO, National Geographic and Scientific American for students age 13-18. Submissions are due April 4. For more information, visit http://www.google.com/events/sciencefair/. For a video on how to participate, go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOIb17J2DaE.
New Mexico Tech Summer Science Program for HS Juniors: Students gifted in math and science, now studying calculus or pre-cal will learn the astrophysics, calculus, and programming needed to observe a near-earth asteroid and calculate its orbit. Summer classes are offered at New Mexico Tech in Socorro and at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, Calif. It is free to New Mexico students receiving free/reduced priced lunch at school. Financial aid is available for those who cannot afford the program fee of $3,950. Visit www.summerscience.org for more information.
NM Federal Junior Duck Stamp Competition: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will be hosting a Junior Duck Stamp art contest for K-12 students to teach about wetland habitat and waterfowl conservation. The Best of Show winner for New Mexico will be entered in the National Junior Duck Stamp Contest. The national contest winner will receive $5,000 and a trip to Washington D.C. Mail entries by March 15 to Las Vegas National Wildlife Refuge, Route 1 Box 399, Las Vegas, NM 87701, ATTN: Junior Duck Stamp. Visit www.fws.gov/juniorduck for more information or call 505-425-3581.
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