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Announcements for the Week of March 26, 2012
March 29, 2012
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 email@example.com.
Tierra Antigua Hosts Craft Fair Saturday: Some 44 vendors will display handcrafted good and other items at Tierra Antigua Elementary School’s Craft Fair, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 31, at the school, 8121 Rainbow Blvd NW (near Tony Hillerman MS). Sponsored by the PTA, food will also be sold and money raised will be used to buy school supplies for next year.
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.
NM Rail Runner Express to Expand Weekend Train Service: Beginning Saturday, April 7, the New Mexico Rail Runner Express will add two more trains to both the northbound and southbound Saturday schedule allowing more choices for arrival and departure from each station: the first train will arrive in Santa Fe an hour earlier (10:16 a.m.); another train will leave Santa Fe at 9 p.m. The new schedule will remain in effect on a permanent basis and will not change for the winter months. For more information, visit www.nmrailrunner.com, call Augusta Meyers at (505) 239-8612, or e‑mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UNM Art Museum hosts Juried Graduate Exhibit: The UNM Art Museum will host the 18th Annual Juried Graduate Exhibition, “Reasons, Excuses, Alibis and Non Sequiturs,” featuring a select group of artworks by UNM’s outstanding graduate students. The event will take place during museum hours from March 30 to May 6 at the Art Museum Jonson gallery located in the Center for the Arts, UNM Main Campus. Cost is free with a suggested donation of $5. For more information, visit www.unm.edu/~artmuse or call 277-4001.
Free Boating Education Courses Offered: The NM Parks Division offers free boating safety classes at Elephant Butte Lake, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., April 14 & 21; May 12 & 19; and June 9 & 16. The course is free and taught by certified instructors. For more information and to register call Elephant Butte State Park at 575-744-5998.
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.
Museum Offers Summer Internships for Elementary Teachers: The Science Education Institute of the Southwest and Sandia National Laboratories are co-sponsoring a Museum Teaching Fellowship Program in June and July at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science and the Albuquerque BioPark. Six elementary school teachers will be chosen to participate in the 80-hour program that offers valuable learning and resource opportunities, as well as a $1,000 stipend. Teachers who choose the NMMNHS session will meet from June 18-21. Teachers choosing the Albuquerque BioPark session will meet from June 25-28. A 48-hour, self-directed study is required, followed by a final presentation on July 25. The application (available at www.seisinstitute.org) is due April 13. For more information, call Selena Connealy at 217-5605 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
UN Offers Master’s Degree in Literacy/Language Arts &/or a Reading Endorsement: This master’s program will include 24 hours toward a reading endorsement, which is applicable K-12 and would be added to the teaching license. In addition, completing a dossier is part of the program so that teachers may move up to Tier 2 or Tier 3 in the licensure system. Most importantly, hands-on learning will help teachers develop a deep understanding about reading, writing, and language processes to support good instructional decisions and help children be successful. For information, contact Rick Meyer, Ph.D., at email@example.com or 277-6376.
Event introduces Military Service Academies/Collegiate ROTC: Students are invited to meet with Sen. Tom Udall’s staff to learn about military service academies and collegiate ROTC from 6 to 8 p.m., Wednesday, April 4, at the Albuquerque High School Lecture Hall, 800 Odelia Rd. NE. For more information, call 346-6791.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Poetry Contest for Students in Grades 1-12: In honor of National Poetry Month, Alamosa Books is hosting a poetry contest for students. Poem submissions (maximum of 50 lines) will be accepted through April 10. E-mail poems to email@example.com with the subject line “Poetry Contest,” or drop a paper copy of the poem off at the Alamosa Books store at Paseo del Norte and Ventura before 8 p.m. on April 10. Students should include name, grade, phone number, and name of teacher or librarian (and school) encouraging entry. Entrants will be invited to read their poems at the Poet's Corner on April 14. Prizes will be awarded and the schools with the most students to enter win a free, 50-minute visit from authors Carolee Dean (middle and high school) or Caroline Starr Rose (elementary school). For more information, visit www.alamosabooks.com.
Summer Math Camps for Middle- and High-School Students: AfterMath June camps will be held June 4-7 (for middle school students) and June 11-14 (for high school students) at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber; the July camps will be held July 16-19 (for middle school students) and July 23-26 (for high school students) at the SW Carpenters Training Center. Scholarships are available. For more information, visit www.aftermathcamp.com or call Hilary Noskin at 449-7984.
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