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News from 2023-2024

News from July 1, 2023 to June 30, 2024

 School Starts Soon. Make Sure Students are Registered

Use ParentVUE, the APS student information system, on your computer, mobile phone, or tablet to register students, update information, and upload documents.

Posted June 30, 2023

 Class of 2024 Graduation Ceremonies Set

Most APS seniors will graduate the week of May 20.

Posted June 13, 2023

 APS Job Fair Set For July 11

School district has hundreds of open positions and is especially in need of special education teachers, educational assistants, bus drivers, and custodians.

Posted July 3, 2023

 La Cueva Students Take on Best of the Best in D.C.

Marine Corps JROTC Academic Team competed in Academic Bowl Championship.

Posted July 7, 2023

 APS Summer Steam Program all About Sparking Imaginations

Close to 200 middle schoolers explored robotics, gaming, 3-D printing, movie making, music, and e-textiles.

Posted July 11, 2023

 New Bell Schedule, Free Meals: Lots of Changes Coming to APS this Fall

Students begin school year on Aug. 3.

Posted July 21, 2023

 Orientation Session for Prospective School Board Candidates Set for Aug. 9

Topics will include legal responsibilities, code of conduct.

Posted July 25, 2023

 APS, Teachers Union Reach Tentative Deal on New Contract

ATF's ratification vote is scheduled for July 31 to Aug. 2, with the board voting on the contract at its Aug. 2 meeting.

Posted July 25, 2023

 APS Welcomes 200 Newly Minted Educators

Elder: You're about to embark on one of the greatest journeys.

Posted August 1, 2023

 APS Pilot Program Aims to Standardize Grading Across District

About 100 teachers participated in kickoff sessions last week.

Posted August 2, 2023

 APS Working Hard to Cool Schools Amid Major Heat Wave

District manages 19 million square feet of property with 25,000 air conditioners.

Posted August 3, 2023

 APS Board Approves Contract With Teachers Union

Agreements with food service workers, Maintenance & Operations employees also approved.

Posted August 2, 2023

 APS Handbook for Student Success

The 2023-2024 edition is now available online.

Posted August 4, 2023

 APS Athletics Moving to Cashless Ticket Sales

Change expected to cut down on lines, make things safer for employees.

Posted August 9, 2023

 Four APS PTAs Honored by National Group

Chaparral Elementary PTA receives top award.

Posted August 10, 2023

 Garfield Teacher Plans to Use His Summer Adventure to Engage Students

Chris Speck recently returned from two-week expedition to Arctic Svalbard.

Posted August 15, 2023

 Deadline Approaching for Anyone Planning to Run for APS Board Seat

Candidates must file with county clerk on Aug. 29 to get name on ballot.

Posted August 16, 2023

 At Janet Kahn, Students and Families Marvel at New State-of-the-Art School

Project made possible by voters in the November 2019 school bond election.

Posted August 28, 2023

 Alleviating Barriers for Homeless Students and Those in Foster Care

APS Board approves alternative transportation services contract.

Posted August 29, 2023

 Aiming for the Stars

APS unveils plan to improve outcomes for all students.

Posted August 30, 2023

 Hundreds Attend Events Celebrating Rollout of New Strategic Plan

Emerging Stronger plan will serve as roadmap for improving outcomes for all APS students.

Posted September 1, 2023

 APS Honored for Using New Mexico-Grown Produce in its Food Program

District works with area farms to buy fruits and vegetables in bulk.

Posted September 8, 2023

 Meet the APS Board Candidates

Candidate forum set for Sept. 25, Q&As available at

Posted September 12, 2023

 Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month Sept. 15 through Oct. 15

During Hispanic Heritage Month, APS is sponsoring an annual essay contest for elementary, middle, and high school students. This year's theme: My Community Mi Comunidad.

Posted September 14, 2023

 39 APS seniors named National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Designation recognizes nation's top academic performers.

Posted September 15, 2023

 So Long, Snow Days

APS is moving to asynchronous learning on days schools are closed due to inclement weather. Delayed starts will remain in play.

Posted September 19, 2023

 Monte Vista Elementary named a Blue Ribbon School

APS elementary one of three schools in New Mexico, and 353 nationwide selected for the honor.

Posted September 19, 2023

 Three APS Magnets Achieve Nationally Certified Schools Status

Coronado, Garfield, and Nex+Gen Academy underwent rigorous process to attain the certification.

Posted September 25, 2023

 APS Board Candidates Square Off During Forum

Recording of forum available on Board of Education's YouTube page.

Posted September 25, 2023

 APS Students Discuss Attendance, Family Engagement

High school students from across the district took part in the discussion as the Superintendent's Student Advisory Council kicked off a new year.

Posted September 27, 2023

 Community Comes Together to Celebrate Chaparral Elementary

School has decreased chronic absenteeism by 25%.

Posted September 29, 2023

 Albuquerque High Student Gets Perfect Score on AP Exam

Sinahi Oaxaca one of only 247 students in the world to earn every point possible on Spanish Language and Culture Exam.

Posted October 2, 2023

 APS Job Fair Set for Wednesday

Various positions open throughout district.

Posted October 3, 2023

 Public Invited to Review English, Spanish Language Arts Instructional Materials

Teachers and members of the school community are invited to review and give input on proposed high-quality instructional materials for elementary and middle school students.

Posted October 6, 2023

 McKinney-Vento Program Seeking Food Donations for Students in Need

Group says non-perishable food supplies are running low, which is unusual for this time of year.

Posted October 10, 2023

 Event Gives Students Look at Careers in Construction, Other Skilled Trades

Register now for Nov. 14 Trades Day activities to be held at Expo New Mexico.

Posted October 10, 2023

 Voting Underway for Mill Levy, School Board Races

Election Day is Nov. 7.

Posted October 10, 2023

 Search for Superintendent Begins

Board to meet with search firm on Oct. 18 to discuss first phase.

Posted October 11, 2023

 Donate New Socks and Make a Difference

APS Clothing Bank provided nearly 3,800 new pairs of socks to students last year.

Posted October 11, 2023

 Annual Door & Workspace Decorating Contest

The APS Education Foundation is challenging all district employees to a door and workspace decorating contest during the month of October.

Posted October 12, 2023

 School Choice Fair Lets Families Explore What APS has to Offer

Event set for Oct. 24 at Berna Facio.

Posted October 12, 2023

 Deadline Nearing for Selfless Senior Nominations

Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 31.

Posted October 12, 2023

 It's Easier Than Ever to Stay Up To Date on APS Board Meetings

New system allows anyone to sign up for email notifications that would be sent when new agendas are posted.

Posted October 17, 2023

 Head of McKinney-Vento Program Honored for her Advocacy

Cristal Wilson named Nonprofit Leader of the Year for her work with students experiencing homelessness.

Posted October 24, 2023

 APS Board Sets Blueprint for Superintendent Search

Under preliminary timeline, next APS leader could be selected by Jan. 31.

Posted October 25, 2023

 Two APS Art Teachers Selected for Statewide Awards

Del Norte, Cibola High educators honored for their innovation, commitment to students.

Posted October 25, 2023

 Event empowers APS Special Needs Students and Families with Essential Resources

APS Transition Fair set for Nov. 9.

Posted October 30, 2023

 APS Wants to Hear From You

Board launches online survey, schedules community conversations to gather input for superintendent search.

Posted October 31, 2023

 APS Students Come Together to Drive Out Hunger

Non-perishable food can be dropped off on Nov. 18 at APS headquarters.

Posted November 2, 2023

 Residency Program is Helping APS Grow its Own Teachers

Information sessions for aspiring educators underway.

Posted November 6, 2023

 APS Esports Expo Set for Nov. 18

Event will showcase how esports positively affects students.

Posted November 6, 2023

 Astorga, Tome-Warito, and Benavidez Elected to APS School Board, Mill Levy Passes

New board members take office on Jan. 1.

Posted November 7, 2023

 New Video Available to Help Families Ace Mornings

We're all making adjustments to the time change, so it's a great time to build or update our morning routines.

Posted November 8, 2023

 APS Board of Education Community Conversations

Charting a course toward better student outcomes.

Posted November 9, 2023

 What Are You Looking For in a Superintendent?

Valley High students use video to encourage community to help APS select district's next leader.

Posted November 9, 2023

 For Volcano Vista Students, a Rare Opportunity to Explore World of Aviation

Air Force, APD helicopters land on school's soccer field, giving students an opportunity to experience aircraft, interact with crews.

Posted November 16, 2023

 VFW Honors Hodgin Elementary Librarian With State Award

Recognition bestowed on educators who are innovative and passionate and who encourage good citizenship.

Posted November 16, 2023

 Petersen Selected as NMSBA School Board Member of the Year

The retired teacher is leaving the APS board at the end of December.

Posted November 21, 2023

 A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Valley High's Video Production Team

Students discuss their future aspirations and what it took to produce the video promoting public input for the superintendent search.

Posted November 21, 2023

 State Ag Group Bestows Teacher of the Year Honor on APS Educator

A. Montoya fourth-grade teacher launched school garden, composting program.

Posted November 28, 2023

 New APS Board Members Participate in New Mexico Swearing-In Ceremony

The three newly elected APS school board members were sworn in at the annual New Mexico School Board Association convention on Friday, Dec. 1.

Posted December 1, 2023

 Time to Weigh in on 2024-2025 School Calendar

Survey will be open for two weeks.

Posted December 4, 2023

 East San Jose's Gecko Folklorico Group Wows Audience

Students bring pride to community through their artistic expression in dance and music.

Posted December 7, 2023

 Letter to Atrisco Heritage Academy Families on Friday Night Tragedy

In a letter to her community, AHA Principal Irene Cisneros addresses the fatal shooting of a student following a basketball game.

Posted December 9, 2023

 Free Gun Locks Available to Gun Owners

State campaign aimed at enhancing firearm safety in New Mexico, particularly for children.

Posted December 11, 2023

 APS is Expanding Access to Paper's Tutoring Services

Students can access unlimited tutoring 24/7 with parental consent.

Posted December 12, 2023

 24 Apply for APS Superintendent Job

Board expects to choose a new leader for the district by the end of January.

Posted December 15, 2023

 Over 7,700 People Weigh in on Superintendent Search

APS Board will hold series of meetings in January to whittle down applicant pool and choose the district's next leader.

Posted December 20, 2023

 Three Outgoing Board Members Reflect on Their Service

Montoya-Cordova, Muller-Aragón, and Petersen wrap up terms on Dec. 31.

Posted December 21, 2023

 30 APS Teachers Earned National Board Certification in 2023

APS among top school districts in country for National Board Certified Teachers.

Posted January 2, 2024

 APS Board Welcomes Three New Members, Elects New President

Astorga, Tome-Warito, Benavidez sworn in; Gonzales elected president.

Posted January 3, 2024

 Want to Transfer Schools?

Families who would like their child to attend an APS school outside of their assigned attendance area in the 2024-2025 school year may request a transfer online beginning Jan. 1, 2024.

Posted January 9, 2024

 Students to APS Board: Keep the Cheese Balls Coming, but Push Students to Challenge Themselves

Halfway through the school year, students and teachers offer their take on efforts to improve student outcomes.

Posted January 9, 2024

 Events Planned to Introduce Finalists to Community

APS Board members still whittling down applicant pool.

Posted January 9, 2024

 APS Board Selects Superintendent Semi-Finalists

The board will interview the four semi-finalists virtually on January 16 to determine who moves on as finalists before public forums.

Posted January 10, 2024

 Two Finalists Vying for Superintendent Post

A series of community forums and more in-depth interviews with the board are planned before a new superintendent is hired.

Posted January 16, 2024

 Submit Your Questions for Superintendent Finalists

Deadline is Jan. 26

Posted January 17, 2024

 APS Board Sets 2024 Meeting Dates, Committees

The Board of Education will continue to hold regular board meetings on the first and third Wednesday of the month.

Posted January 24, 2024

 APS Administrator Selected to Lead National Charter School Group

Joseph Escobedo will serve as board chairman for the National Association of Charter School Authorizers.

Posted January 26, 2024

 Come Meet Our Superintendent Finalists

Three public forums set for Tuesday.

Posted January 26, 2024

 La Cueva Teacher Named State's Language Teacher of the Year

NMOLE honoring Cathy Gamble for her excellence in teaching and many contributions to her field.

Posted January 29, 2024

 San Antonito Named National Magnet School of Distinction

The East Mountain elementary school was honored by the Magnet Schools of America, the national association for magnet and theme-based schools.

Posted January 29, 2024

 Superintendent Finalists Field Questions From the Community

APS Board expected to pick district's next leader on Wednesday.

Posted January 30, 2024

 APS Board Selects Dr. Gabriella Duran Blakey as Next Superintendent

Appointment follows nationwide search.

Posted February 5, 2024

 APS Board Postpones Decision on New Superintendent

Board will reconvene on Monday.

Posted January 31, 2024

 Ventana Ranch 5th Grader Wins APS Spelling Bee

Felix Romero spelled 'legato' correctly to win the district championship.

Posted February 1, 2024

 Art is Elementary Exhibit Kicks off Feb. 12

Opening reception planned to honor young artists whose work is being featured.

Posted February 6, 2024

 Families of Preschoolers Invited to Explore Available Programs

Early Childhood Choice Fair set for Thursday at Berna Facio.

Posted February 5, 2024

 Final Call for Emcee Audition Videos for Gold Bar 2024

Deadline is Thursday, Feb. 8.

Posted February 5, 2024

 Meet the Incoming Superintendent

An accomplished violinist, Dr. Gabriella Durán Blakey grew up in the Southeast Heights and has worked at Albuquerque Public Schools for more than 20 years.

Posted February 6, 2024

 APS Board is Seeking Input on Next Year's Budget

Two public forums will be held later this month to hear from the community.

Posted February 14, 2024

 Application Deadline Nearing for APS Education Foundation Grants

Deadline to apply is Feb. 22.

Posted February 16, 2024

 "He doesn't just teach us from the book"

Eldorado High's automotive program thriving as APS works to prepare all graduating seniors for the career of their choice.

Posted February 20, 2024

 APS Board Approves 2024-2025 School Calendar

Calendar includes longer summer break and shorter school days for many, but two more instructional days.

Posted February 21, 2024

 Getting the Word Out on Early Childhood Programs

Preschool is free and available to everyone.

Posted February 21, 2024

 Take Advantage of APS Summer Learning Opportunities

Two March events are planned to show families what’s available and register students for summer programs.

Posted February 26, 2024

 Time to Register for the 2024-2025 School Year

Use ParentVUE to update student info, upload docs.

Posted March 25, 2024

 APS Unveils New Sustaining the Future Magnet

Program will be available next school year at Los Padillas Elementary, Mountain View Elementary, Polk Middle School, and Rio Grande High.

Posted February 27, 2024