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Announcements for the Week of March 5, 2012
March 8, 2012
Bernalillo County Seeks Seniors Citizens Ages 100 and Older: As part of National County Government Month and Centennial efforts in celebrating 100 years of statehood, the Bernalillo County Commission will honor centenarians with a special birthday event in April. If you know someone who is 100 years of age or older, or turns 100 in 2012 and is a resident of Bernalillo County, call Art Sanchez at 315-3318 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the name of the centenarian and a contact person’s name, phone number or address (a person who can assist the centenarian). Visit http://insider.bernco.gov/upload/images/English_Centurians_Flyer_100_years.pdf for information about the event.
Geranium Sales Benefit Clothing Program: The Assistance League of Albuquerque’s 2012 Geranium Sale, proceeds of which support the League’s Operation School Bell Clothing Program, is in full swing. The 4‑inch plants come in red, pink, and salmon at $4 each ($2 of each $4 is tax deductible). Order forms are available at Assistance League, 5211 Lomas NE or Assistance League Blue Portal at 2107 Church Street NW, Old Town. Mail by April 2 to Assistance League, P.O. Box 35910, 87176. For more information, call Sonja Martens in the APS Schools and Community Partnerships Dept. at 855-5267.
Brain Research Demonstration set for March 6: This hour-long workshop provides brain research and how-to’s on helping students take tests, focus attention, learn to behave, enhance student learning, and how stress impacts health. The workshop is set for 6:30 p.m., March 6 at Madison Middle School Library. The information is summarized from the last six years of training at the Brain Research Conference and books from world renowned neuro-psychologists and cognitive scientists. Resources will be available. Call Shelly Harrington at 299-4735, ext. 3246 or e-mail Harrington_s@aps.edu to reserve a space.
Air Force Research Lab Educator on Loan Opportunity: The Air Force Research Lab is looking for a current, licensed teacher with 3-10 years of classroom experience and a strong background in math and science to join the AFRL La Luz Academy team for the 2012-2013 school year. This is a full-time, school-year position at the Research Lab facility on Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque. After completing this assignment, it is expected that the candidate will return to their school district to continue teaching, and share best practices with their colleagues. For more information, call Ronda Cole at 846-8042 or e-mail email@example.com. To apply for this position, please send a letter of interest and resume to NM Tech – AFRL La Luz Academy, Attn: Ronda Cole, PO Box 9556, Albuquerque, NM 87119 or fax to 846-8932 by April 12.
World History Association Conference for Students & Teachers: The World History Association 2012 International Conference will be held June 27- 30 at Albuquerque High School. The two themes this year are "Frontiers and Borders in World History," and "Indigenous Peoples in World History," although any world history topic is welcome. Deadline for submission of papers, panels, workshops and poster sessions is April 15. For information, visit http://www.thewha.org/files/conference_2012/WHA_CFP_ABQfinal.pdf. Teachers receive a discount of $50 with the discount code “ABQ50” entered on the final page of checkout when registering. Scholarship and conference waiver information is available at http://thewha.org/travel_fund.php. Call 808-956-7688, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.thewha.org with questions.
American Graduate Teacher Town Hall on April 18: KNME New Mexico PBS invites teachers to participate in a series of televised town hall meetings on improving graduation rates in New Mexico, as part of a CPB-funded initiative, American Graduate - Let’s Make it Happen. The first town hall meeting is 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., April 18, at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center Auditorium, 1634 University Blvd NE. The conversation will be videotaped and aired on KNME at 7 p.m., Friday, April 27. Visit http://www.knme.org/educate/americangraduate/register.php to register. For more information, visit http://www.knme.org/educate/americangraduate, call Laurel Wyckoff at 277-8296 or e-mail email@example.com.
Summer Science Camps for 6-8 Grade Students: Dr. Bernard Harris, Jr. and ExxonMobil Foundation are partnering to provide ExxonMobil Bernard Harris Summer Science Camps to inspire the next generation of innovators. As part of the effort to increase interest in STEM, students learn about rewarding career options in these fields. Eligible applicants must be entering sixth, seventh or eighth grades in the fall of 2012. Camps will be held at 20 campuses nationwide. For more information, visit www.theharrisfoundation.org.
Scholarship Awards $7,500 for Student Athletes: High school seniors can compete for “Scholar Athlete Milk Mustache of the Year (SAMMY) Award,” which provides a $7,500 scholarship from the Milk Processor Education Program. Twenty-five winners and their parents can attend a SAMMY awards weekend at Walt Disney World in June and be pictured in a special ad in a June 2012 edition of USA TODAY. Teachers, coaches, counselors, parents and students themselves can submit nominations for the award. The nominees are judged on academic performance, athletic excellence, leadership, community service and a milk essay. Applications are accepted online at www.sammyapplication.com until March 19. For more information visit facebook.com/milkmustache or e-mail Debbie McMahon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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