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News from 2022-2023

News from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023
News from 2022-2023 Folder Contents
  Date   Title   Summary 
Jul 13, 2022 Peachjar Flyers Information for Schools Peachjar is the APS digital flyer management system. Learn how to get rights to post Peachjar flyers for your school, and how to get training for Peachjar.
Jun 13, 2022 Generous Grant Allows for Expansion of Newcomer Services The $425,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation will help students arriving from other countries and seeking asylum in Albuquerque.
Jul 25, 2022 Congratulations to Our Summer Graduates! Graduates from APS comprehensive and magnet high schools got their diplomas during ceremonies at the Berna Facio Professional Development Complex.
Jul 27, 2022 What Bus Do I Ride? Type in your address, and we can tell you.
Nov 13, 2022 COVID Reminders APS follows COVID safe practices to help keep students healthy and in school.
Mar 16, 2021 APS is Hiring Bus Drivers and Custodians Apply online
Aug 10, 2022 Did You Get Your APS Wall Calendar The free calendars are being distributed to families, staff, and neighbors.
Aug 18, 2022 #APSConnects: 2022-2023 Social Media Campaign Use the hashtag #APSConnects when posting uplifting images, videos, and messages to Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook.
Aug 16, 2022 3 APS Magnet Schools Earn National Recognition Valley and Early College Academy high schools and Mission Avenue Elementary School have been named nationally certified magnet schools.
Aug 19, 2022 AHA Solar Panel Project Unveiled The 2,208 panels atop Atrisco Heritage Academy will save millions in utility costs at the state’s largest high school.
Sep 19, 2022 Congrats to our 2023 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists 37 APS seniors are among the nation's top academically talented high school students.
Oct 11, 2022 Upcoming Holidays and Breaks Winter break begins the week of Dec. 19.
Oct 14, 2022 For the 5th Year, APS Recognizes Outstanding Employees October's outstanding employees include a transition specialist, newcomer support specialist, elementary school principal, and head custodian.
Oct 19, 2022 Manzano Named GRAD Partnership Spotlight School The GRAD Partnership is a collaborative effort of nine organizations, working with districts and schools nationwide to empower them to graduate all students ready for the future.
Oct 24, 2022 Check Your APS Choices Learn about the many learning opportunities APS has to offer.
Oct 23, 2022 Plan for Weather-Related Delays, Cancellations Get weather-related updates at, Twitter, and SchoolMessenger.
Oct 27, 2022 La Cueva JROTC Receives National Honor The LCHS JROTC earned the distinguished honor of being one of only 13 schools in the nation designated a Naval Honor School.
Oct 31, 2022 Hey APS Seniors: It's Time to Fill Out the FAFSA It’s college application season, which also means it’s time to apply for financial aid and scholarships with the Free Application for Student Aid.
Nov 08, 2022 Clothing Bank in Need of Plastic Bags The APS Clothing Bank uses plastic shopping bags to package basic need items for students.
Dec 01, 2022 November's Outstanding Employees This month's honorees include a professional development specialist, registrar, administrative assistant, and workroom specialist.
Nov 29, 2022 Update Regarding the Decision on the 2023-2024 Calendar Find updates about the traditional and extended-year calendar for the next school year.
Dec 01, 2022 December's Outstanding Employees This month's honorees include a head custodian, secretary/clerk, health assistant, and Medicaid specialist.
Jan 05, 2023 Smart Farm at Roosevelt Middle School Roosevelt Middle School students share their futuristic Smart Farm.
Jan 06, 2023 Want to Transfer Schools? Families who would like their child to attend an APS school outside of their assigned attendance area in the 2023-2024 school year may request a transfer online beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
Jan 09, 2023 Student of the Week - Angela Vigil 8th Grader at Taft Middle School
Jan 10, 2023 APS Unveils Proposal to Repurpose Several Schools No schools would be shuttered, layoffs not anticipated under current plan
Jan 10, 2023 Award-Winning Journalist Joins APS Communications Team
Jan 13, 2023 Game Vision to Begin Streaming Athletic Events at all APS High Schools Company will pay APS $180,000 over three years.
Jan 17, 2023 Sen. Lujan Announces $275K Grant for South Valley Schools Funds will help three schools launch agriculture STEM pathway.
Jan 19, 2023 Albuquerque Firefighters Mentor APS High Schoolers APS and AFR Firefighter Ambassador program implemented at all 13 comprehensive high schools.
Jan 20, 2023 January's Outstanding Employees This month's honorees include a school principal, a diagnostician technician, a food services worker and a custodian.
Jan 25, 2023 UNM Alumni Association Honoring Superintendent Elder With its Rodey Award Accolade given to individuals who have contributed significantly to the field of education.
Jan 30, 2023 Three APS Schools to Benefit from U.S. Department of Education Grant Hodgin Elementary, McKinley Middle and Del Norte will share in $491,700 in first year
Jan 31, 2023 Show You Care With Underwear! drive underway APS Clothing Bank asking for new undergarments for students in need
Jan 31, 2023 Harrison Middle School Showcases its Mariachi Magic Program links many students to their culture while teaching important life skills
Feb 03, 2023 APS Education Foundation Accepting Applications for Grants Deadline to apply is Feb. 22
Feb 03, 2023 APS Seniors Encouraged to Apply for Varsity Award Scholarship Seven $1,000 awards available
Feb 06, 2023 February's Outstanding Employees This month's honorees include a behavioral redirector, a building services supervisor, the employee wellness coordinator and the web editor
Feb 13, 2023 Student of the Week - AJ Martinez 12th Grader at Atrisco Heritage Academy High School
Jan 31, 2023 School Board Adopts Fourth Goal for District Measure aimed at fostering soft skills that will help students be successful
Feb 10, 2023 Public Invited to Review High School Materials Teachers and members of the school community are invited to review and give input on proposed high-quality instructional materials for English Language Arts and Health
Feb 14, 2023 New Video Available to Help Families Navigate ParentVUE App gives parents access to their child’s grades, attendance and upcoming assignments
Feb 14, 2023 APS to Shift to Quarterly Grade Reporting Periods for 2023-2024 School Year In a letter to the community, Chief of Schools Dr. Channell Segura says move aimed at bringing consistency to district
Feb 21, 2023 APS Congratulates New Mexico’s New Secretary of Education Arsenio Romero set to take over as PED chief on March 6
Feb 28, 2023 APS Students Showcase Works of Art at Berna Facio Complex Metro Youth Art Exhibit on display through March 16
Feb 28, 2023 KOB Features Retired APS Educator Who Continues to Teach Cyntella Shaver retired in 2009 but continues to volunteer in the classroom
Feb 28, 2023 Students Shine in Mock Interviews Rio Grande High's JAG class helps prepare students for life after high school
Mar 07, 2023 Outstanding Employees for March This month's honorees include an educational assistant, a health assistant, a head custodian and a cafeteria manager
Mar 09, 2023 La Mesa Students Get Shoes Courtesy of FedEx Partnership one of many the school has formed to ensure the needs of its students are being met
Mar 14, 2023 Happy 100th, Washington Middle School! School welcomed its first class on Jan. 22, 1923
Mar 14, 2023 APS Brings New Life to Northeast Heights School
Mar 16, 2023 Seeking Input on Proposed 2023-2024 Calendar APS is considering an Aug. 3 start date, plans to add four instructional days
Mar 16, 2023 We’re considering several changes for the 2023-2024 school year Calendar has school starting a week earlier, adds four instructional days
Mar 21, 2023 Lawmakers approve more instructional time, raises for public school employees during session Legislation requires governor’s signature before becoming law
Mar 27, 2023 Hard Work, Persistence Paying off for Two ECA Seniors One heading to military academy to fence, other going to England to play soccer.
Mar 28, 2023 APS Committee Recommends School Boundary Changes, Leasing La Luz to Charter School Proposal part of larger effort to right-size district
Mar 29, 2023 APS Career Fair Gives Students Glimpse of Life in the Skilled Trades Inaugural event aimed at showing students paths into such careers as plumbing and mechanics
Mar 30, 2023 DA: Don't Ruin Your Life by Bringing a Gun to a School Bregman says anyone caught will be arrested, prosecuted
Apr 03, 2023 Lavaland Elementary Teacher Surprised With Golden Apple Award Shannon Ryan one of seven New Mexico educators that will be honored by group.
Apr 05, 2023 APS Board Approves Modified Calendar for the 2023-2024 School Year In response to public comment, district drops proposed early release Wednesdays, adds seven professional development days for most K-8 teachers.
Apr 05, 2023 Moving forward after the public health emergency APS is transitioning out of the emergency phase of COVID-19 and into a phase that promotes individuals following recommendations for responding to the virus.
Apr 05, 2023 Board Approves Plan to Consolidate La Luz and MacArthur Elementaries APS will also move forward with reconfiguring Corrales Elementary into a small K-8 school and turning Janet Kahn into a pure K-8 magnet school for the upcoming school year.
Apr 06, 2023 Another Golden Apple Winner: Dolores Gonzales Elementary Teacher Honored Tuesday Norma Lujan-Quiñones is also being recognized by the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education.
Apr 11, 2023 Jefferson Middle School Team Places First in Oklahoma Robotics Competition National American Indian Science and Engineering Fair held earlier this month.
Apr 13, 2023 Meet the Winners of the 2023 Outstanding Volunteers in APS Awards Honorees selected from pool of 48 nominees
Apr 13, 2023 Third APS Teacher Honored With Golden Apple Award John Baker Elementary music teacher Julie Rombach-Kendall praised for her teaching style.
Apr 17, 2023 APS Instituting Later Start Times for Middle and High School Students Task force recommended change, saying current start times interfere with natural sleep patterns, which leads to negative consequences.
Apr 19, 2023 At Eldorado, Food Truck Wars Competition Shows Students Value of Hard Work Students from various programs at the school took part in the project.
Apr 19, 2023 Applicants Sought for Sgt. Marty Martinez Memorial Scholarship Martinez was an APS police officer who died in a hot air balloon crash in 2021.
Apr 21, 2023 School Custodian Saves Choking Fifth-Grader La Mesa employee learned the Heimlich maneuver when her own son was in Boy Scouts.
Apr 24, 2023 Nuestra Maestras Bilingües Brillan | Our Bilingual Teachers Shine April is National Bilingual/Multilingual Learner Advocacy Month.
Apr 24, 2023 APS Graduations Underway A look at what to expect and what’s not allowed at commencement ceremonies.
Apr 24, 2023 Student of the Week - Aliyah Neill 4th Grader at McCollum Elementary School
May 01, 2023 APS Middle School Choir Ranks First in National Competition Eisenhower students deliver show-stopping performances in California.
May 02, 2023 Photography, Films by APS Students Featured in Albuquerque Museum Exhibit 'Focus on Youth' Exhibit opens May 6 and will be on display until June 4.
May 05, 2023 CCHS Opened up a World of Opportunities for One Grad Mixed in with her biology, anatomy, and calculus classes were courses that earned the aspiring midwife an automotive certificate.
May 10, 2023 APS named Among the Best Communities for Music Education This is the seventh year Albuquerque Public Schools has received the designation.
May 10, 2023 'It Can't Storm Forever' Del Norte graduating senior refused to give up his dream of playing college basketball despite suffering a devastating setback.
May 12, 2023 Atrisco Heritage Grad Learned Early that Adversity Can be a Great Motivator Asianna Benalli earned a full ride to a Louisiana college, where she will play softball.
May 15, 2023 National Merit Scholarship Winners Announced Of 16 New Mexico recipients, 10 are from APS
May 22, 2023 Heinrich Visits Wilson Middle School Garden Senator is pushing legislation to fund more school gardens and provide free meals to students across the country.
May 22, 2023 Amazing Adventure Awaits Garfield Science Teacher Chris Speck is one of 50 educators from U.S. and Canada selected to take part in expeditions around the world.
May 22, 2023 A Neighborhood School Celebrates 103 Years of Success and Heritage Old Town Elementary celebrates 103 years.
May 24, 2023 APS Board Approves $928 Million Operating Budget Spending plan includes raises for employees, additional instructional time.
May 26, 2023 Governor Establishes New Office of Special Education Lujan Grisham signed the executive order at Lowell Elementary School, one of APS’s special education hubs.
May 26, 2023 Story Time in the Park June 5-July 13
Jun 07, 2023 APS Superintendent Scott Elder to Leave Post on June 30, 2024 Board, superintendent make announcement in joint statement
Jun 09, 2023 APS Providing Free Summer Lunches at Five Locations Meals available Monday Through Friday to those 18 and under.
Jun 12, 2023 APS Elementary Students Win Awards in National Art Competition Winners attended Georgia O’Keeffe, Double Eagle, and S.Y. Jackson elementary schools.
Jun 12, 2023 Math Educators Spending Week Honing Their Skills Renowned Stanford professor facilitated Monday’s session.
Jun 16, 2023 Three APS Board Seats, Mill Levy Will be on November Ballot Two-mill levy provides funding for such things as maintenance, security, operations, technology, and musical instruments; tax rate would remain the same.
Jun 22, 2023 APS Board Hoping to Select New Superintendent by Spring Executive Committee working on RFP for search firm.
Jun 28, 2023 APS School Websites Getting New Look Platform switch will happen on Thursday; school websites could be down for several hours.
Jun 28, 2023 APS Police Department Needs Help Locating Witnesses in Shooting of School Custodian Paul Tafoya was shot after he asked trespasser to leave Kennedy Middle School campus on Friday.
Jul 13, 2023 APS Principals and Administrators Zero in on Better Student Outcomes
Aug 31, 2023 Ten Candidates Running for APS Board Three board seats on the Nov. 7 ballot.