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Announcements for the Week of January 9, 2012
January 11, 2012
Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Parade/March is Jan. 15: The NM Martin Luther King Jr. Commission and the city of Albuquerque are sponsoring the Annual MLK Parade and March beginning at 1 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 15, at University and Martin Luther King Blvd. NE, and ending with a commemorative ceremony at Civic Plaza in Downtown Albuquerque. For more information call 222-6466 or visit www.nmmlksc.com.
Rio Metro Bus and RailRunner Service Changes for MLK Day Jan. 16: There will be no Rio Metro bus service on Monday, Jan. 16, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The RailRunner will operate on a new “Holiday Saturday” schedule meaning the 701 Southbound and 701 Northbound trains will depart one-hour later than the past Summer Saturday Schedule. Regular weekday service will resume Tuesday, Jan. 17. For more information, call 1-866-795-7245.
Grants for APS High School/Mid-School Science Departments Offered: The Armed Forces Communications and Electronic Association, Albuquerque Chapter is offering the January 2012 Science Department Scholarship to APS middle and high schools for science class consumables in blocks of $500 up to $2,000. Teachers or administrators must submit an expense report showing how the award funding will be spent on consumables and a short essay on how their science department will benefit including how many students will be affected via e-mail to Stuart.firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com no later than Jan. 27. For more information, call 846-7319.
Breast Cancer Walk set for April 29: In support of breast cancer research, the American Cancer Society is hosting its 13th annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a 5-mile walk along the Rio Grande from 7-10 a.m. on Sunday, April 29, beginning at Cottonwood Mall, 10000 Coors Blvd NW. Participants may register at cancer.org/stridesonline. There is no registration fee, however, participants are encouraged to fundraise (not required), and walkers can register up until the day of the walk. For more information, call 262-6025.
International Dyslexia Conference to be held Feb. 11: Southwest Branch of the International Dyslexia Assoc. will present its 25th annual conference on Feb. 11 at the Sandia Resort in Albuquerque. Gordon Sherman and Deardra Rosenberg will present on the implications of neuroscience research for teaching and learning, with an emphasis on dyslexia and other diverse learning styles. Dr. Eric Tridas will present on dyslexia, ADHD and working memory. Anita Archer, PhD, will present on effective learning for students. Scholarships are still available. Get information and register by January 27 for early bird discounts at www.southwestida.org.
Albuquerque Academy Hosts Brain Research Institute: The Albuquerque Academy is hosting neuroscience and educational experts at their “Brain Research: Learning & Applications” Institute on March 9 and 10. Featured topics include learning, memory and recall, working with struggling learners, the effects of technology on the brain, nutrition and the brain, and assessment and brain-based learning. For more information or to register, visit www.aa.edu/braininstitute, call Lisa Rhodes at 828-3268, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Free Project WET Training for Teachers on Feb. 11: The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Utility Authority is offering a Project WET 2.0 workshop for teachers who need lesson plans for hands-on, brains-on activities or who want to include environmental education into the curriculum. The workshop is set for 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Feb. 11 and includes curriculum and activity guide, hike, resources and lunch. For more information or to sign up, call Sharon Sivinski at 768-3245 or Kimi Scheerer at 898-6388, ext.128.
Application Deadline is Feb. 15 for Seminar in American History: Gilder Lehrman Teacher Seminars is offering 40 seminars in American History for K-12 history, social studies, language arts, and English teachers. Application deadline is Feb. 15. Visit http://www.gilderlehrman.org/education/seminar_overview.php for details. For questions, e‑mail email@example.com.
The HistoryMakers NEH Summer Institute for Teachers is July 8 – Aug. 3: The HistoryMakers’ 2012 NEH Summer Institute for middle and high school teachers will be held in Chicago, Ill., July 8 - Aug. 3. Summer Scholars are selected through a competitive national application to study “African American Political History: From Reconstruction to the Present” and receive training in the disciplines of oral history. A stipend of $3,300 (less hotel) is provided. Mail applications by March 1 to Jessica Levy, The History Makers, 1900 South Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60616. For more information, visit http://www.thehistorymakers.com/edday/, call 312-674-1900 or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
“Senior Citizen” Essay Contest Open to Students in Grades 1-5: As part of the Older Americans’ Month celebration in May, the APS and the city of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs are conducting the 30th annual “Senior Citizen I Know” essay contest for students in grades 1-5. The contest is designed to promote positive relationships between elementary age students and senior citizens. The deadline for entries is Feb. 17, 2012. A panel of judges will select 30 winners from among the entries and winners will receive a gift from Wells Fargo Bank, a pass to Cliff’s Amusement Park and certificates from Supt. Winston Brooks and Mayor Richard J. Berry. For more information and an entry form visit, http://www.cabq.gov/seniors/news/a-senior-i-know-essay-contest/.
Ditch Safety Program Offers Presentations for Students: The Ditch & Water Safety Task Force offers information to students about water safety including a video about arroyo and ditch safety and the consequences that can result from playing in them. Each presentation lasts about 30 minutes and includes a quiz and prizes. For more information and to schedule a presentation at your school contact Dea Rankin at 764-4444, ext. 225. Visit www.ditchesaredeadly.com for more information.
Math-Science Scholarships Offered by ExxonMobile: APS seniors are eligible for the ExsonMobil Bernard Harris Math and Science Scholarships offered through the Council of the Great City Schools. Four scholarships—two for males and two for females—of $5,000 each will be awarded to two African American and two Hispanic students on behalf of former NASA astronaut, physician and businessman Dr. Bernard Harris. The deadline for submissions is April 2, 2012. To download an application, visit http://www.cgcs.org//site/Default.aspx?PageID=47.
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