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Published: 10/19/17




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La Cueva High School will be holding a Student Flu Shot Clinic on 10/24/17.  The Parent Information form is linked below as well as the Flu Shot Consent Form. Please return, fax, or email consent forms to the Nurse's office by 10/20/17. 

 

Fax 505-828-3612

Email to nancy.hostetler@aps.edu.   

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Published: 10/11/17




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Published: 9/15/17




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La Cueva High School is proud to announce that we have 13 seniors who were recently named as National Merit Semi-Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Program. 


They earned this honor by scoring in the top 1% on the PSAT taken in their junior year. These students will work to fulfill several requirements to advance to Finalist status throughout their senior year. Many schools around the nation offer full-ride scholarships for students named as Semi-Finalists and Finalists. In addition to school-based scholarships, these academically talented high school seniors have an opportunity to continue in the competition for some 7,500 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million that will be offered next spring.

 

Congratulations Bears!

 

Thomas A. Brown

Gabriel A. Cuneo

Kaan Dokmeci

Matthew J. Eck

Emma H. Hazard

Akshay Jain

Abigail R. Jones

Nicholas D. Justice

Brandon M. Limary

Siddharth Namachivayam

Daniel T. Ndibongo

Megan J. Tran

Elizabeth M. Vaughan

 


 

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Published: 9/14/17




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Published: 9/12/17




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Monday- Frat Day

Tuesday- Scrub Day

Wednesday- Class Color War Day

Thursday- Spirit Day

Friday- Tacky Tropical Day

Saturday- Tropical Paradise, DANCE 8-11pm in the Main Gym

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Published: 8/24/17




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Any Junior or Senior LCHS athlete who would like to volunteer to read to elementary students during 6th or 7th period should pick up an application in the Counseling Office.  For more information see your Counselor.  Applications must be completed and returned to Mrs. Easton by September 15.

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Published: 8/17/17




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Published: 8/16/17




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The MaxPreps Cup standings placed LCHS as the fifth best all-around athletic program in the country for the 2016-2017 school year. Standings are determined by awarding points for teams that win a state title or finish second. For more information, visit maxpreps.com.

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Student Dress Code 2017-2018

 

La Cueva High School will not change the student dress code for academic year 2017-2018. All La Cueva students will continue to follow APS Dress Code regulations as detailed in the APS Student Handbook, and reiterated in the La Cueva High School Student Handbook. When purchasing clothing for school, please note the following guidelines:

 

  • All clothing must have sleeves
  • All skirts and shorts must exceed the length of the student’s fingertips in the front and the back as they place their extended hands by their sides, with shoulders relaxed; the fingertip requirement also applies to clothing with holes or mesh cut-outs.
  • Blouses, pants, shorts and skirts shall be worn so that no undergarments can be seen (this includes blouses with v-cut backs).
  • Clothing should not be sheer or overly revealing, and bare midriffs are not acceptable.

 

Please see the LCHS Student Handbook for additional specific dress code criteria.

 

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Published: 7/18/17




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Contact Moji Studios at 255-6424 or MojiStudios.com

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Published: 5/5/17




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Details on the Graduation and Honors Assembly can be found on the Graduation and Honors Assembly Handout. This includes parking information for Tingley Coliseum.  For more information also visit http://lacueva.aps.edu/Classof2017.

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Published: 4/30/17




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La Cueva Parents and Community Members: On Monday, April 10 at 6:00pm La Cueva High School will host its fourth parent forum of the year in the PAC (Performing Arts Center). Please join us in attending a presentation hosted by Albuquerque Police Detective, Detective Don Roberts, and his team from Child Exploitation Services on Internet and Social Media Safety. Detective Roberts and his team will provide information on ways to help keep your students safe from the potential dangers linked to the Internet and social media.

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Published: 3/7/17




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Want to attend the Girls Basketball State game(s)?  This form needs to be filled out and given to the Attendants Office in order to be excused for 6th period Tuesday and Thursday.  Remember, to finalize the excuse, the bottom portion of this form and the entry ticket must be turned in after the game(s).

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Published: 3/6/17




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7:25 - 8:01     1st per

8:08 - 8:44     2nd per

8:51 - 8:56     3rd per (attendance and move to assembly)

9:03 - 10:03   Music Performance Assembly

10:10-10:41   3rd per

10:48-11:24   4th per

11:31-12:07   5th per

12:14-12:59   LUNCH / Electives Fair in Gym

1:06 - 1:42     6th per

1:49 - 2:25     7th per

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Posted by: Dana Lee
Published: 2/21/17




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A Message from the Superintendent

 

 

I recently joined a group of La Cueva athletes visiting E.G. Ross Elementary for Jammie Read Day. The older students sat on the gym floor with small groups of pajama-clad first graders and read them "The Hog Mollies and the Rocky Road Relay Race," a book that encourages children to try their best and stay in the race no matter what.


Boy, if that isn’t symbolic of the work we do, not just the book’s positive message, but the interaction between the young children who are just beginning their educational journey and the high schoolers who are wrapping it up.

As I sat on the floor next to a friendly female athlete in spirit wear and a sweet little boy in Spiderman jammies, I reflected on how public education begins and ends pretty much in the same place – a place of wonderment and possibilities but also of anxiety and unknowns. 

 

What we do as educators has an impact on this place, on the future of these students on both ends of the educational spectrum. Our good days, our bad days, our smart choices, our bad decisions – they can make a difference in the education, in the lives, of these children and young adults.

 

It’s something we should consider every day.

 

The program that brought the elementary and high school students together started five years ago by Debora Easton, a counselor at La Cueva who patterned it after a similar program for college athletes at her alma mater, Ohio State University. Its purpose is to inspire the younger students to want to do well in school and value reading.

“Not only do the elementary students benefit from this experience, but the athletes are provided an opportunity to give back to the community. They also reflect upon their journey through school and see firsthand how important mentors are in each person's life,” Ms. Easton said.

 

More than 60 LCHS Bears make three visits a year to neighboring Hubert Humphrey, Dennis Chavez, North Star, Double Eagle and E.G. Ross, where they read to the elementary school children, share a love of learning and serve as role models. These visits remind me of the days when I was a cluster principal helping to connect elementary schools with middle and high schools where many of the students would eventually attend. As I mentioned before, it’s an organizational approach we’re now revisiting.

 

One of my favorite things about the La Cueva and E.G. Ross relationship is the end-of-the-year return by seniors who march down the hall of the elementary school in cap and gown, celebrating the capstone of their public school quest to the cheers of inspired young fans in the midst of theirs.

 

I’d love to see all of our high school seniors make a trip back to their elementary school in cap and gown to celebrate their accomplishment and to encourage the children who are following in their footsteps. That continuum of learning makes my job, makes our careers, worthwhile.

 


 

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Published: 2/17/17




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Published: 2/16/17




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Lauren Donahue, a student at La Cueva High School, has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a President’s Volunteer Service Award. 

 

The award, which recognizes Americans of all ages who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country, was granted by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation. La Cueva High School nominated Lauren for national honors this fall in recognition of her volunteer service.

 

Lauren has volunteered over 400 hours in the pediatric intensive care and neonatal intensive care units at a local hospital providing comfort and support to families, patients and caregivers.  In her junior year, she decided to volunteer at a local Emergency Room but she always wondered where the patients went after they were admitted and that led to her to the intensive care units.  Lauren states “On the outside, I am just a girl in a red shirt and khakis wandering around a circular unit; however, the services I provide go beyond physical appearances. I help to lessen the effects of depression in older teens with cancer and I provide exhausted parents a needed break. My volunteer work is, without a doubt, one of the best choices I could have made thus far.”

 

Lauren hopes to attend the University of Southern California to pursue an undergraduate degree in Global Health with her ultimate goal to become a Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgeon.  Debra Chandler, the College and Career Readiness Counselor at La Cueva High School, describes Laruen as one of the most driven students she has had the pleasure of working with. It is rare to find a student in high school that knows exactly what they want to do in life, but Lauren does. She has taken steps in high school to gain hands on experience in her chose field which has led to a deeper understanding of what it will take to be an amazing doctor.  Most importantly, Lauren has learned the necessity of caring for the patient and their families not just treating them.

 

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, sponsored by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), recognizes middle level and high school students across America for outstanding volunteer service.

 

“The recipients of these awards demonstrate that young people across America are making remarkable contributions to the health and vitality of their communities,” said John Strangfeld, chairman and CEO of Prudential Financial.  “By recognizing these students and placing a spotlight on their volunteer activities, we hope to motivate others to consider how they can also contribute to their community.”

 

"Demonstrating civic responsibility through volunteerism is an important part of life," said NASSP Executive Director JoAnn Bartoletti.  "These honorees practice a lesson we hope all young people, as well as adults, will emulate."

 

Prudential Spirit of Community Award applications were distributed nationwide last September through middle level and high schools, Girl Scout councils, county 4-H organizations, American Red Cross chapters, YMCAs and HandsOn Network affiliates.  These schools and officially-designated local organizations nominated Local Honorees, whose applications were advanced for state-level judging. In addition to granting President’s Volunteer Service Awards on behalf of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation, The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards selected State Honorees, Distinguished Finalists and Certificate of Excellence recipients. Volunteer activities were judged on criteria including personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.

 

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Published: 2/15/17




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After years of planning, we are finally beginning construction at La Cueva High School! The process will begin next week. A new wing will be added to the northeast side of campus to service our special education programs, and a new weight room, along with other renovations to the gym and locker rooms, will begin on the northwest side of campus. We are very excited about our 30 year old campus receiving a much-needed ‘face-lift’! Though some current parking lots will have restricted access during construction, there is plenty of parking to accommodate our staff and students. Should traffic patterns along Wilshire, Wyoming or Alameda be impacted during this process, we will communicate the information on the La Cueva website. Please don’t hesitate to contact our Administrative Office with questions or concerns. Construction is scheduled to conclude during the spring of 2018.

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Library, 6:00-7:30pm

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Published: 2/6/17




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The University of New Mexico School of Law, DiscoverLaw.org and the student organizations are bringing high school students in New Mexico the exciting opportunity to meet professionals in the legal field and learn about many of the diverse paths to law school.  This is a free event open to anyone interested in attending law school.  Information will include the path to a legal career with current law students, a panel of leading legal professionals, admissions officers from undergraduate and graduate schools, a free lunch, and materials for all participants.  All students of every background are welcome and encouraged to attend at no cost!

 

The event will take place on Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the University of New Mexico School of Law from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and is free of charge to all attendees.  Use the links below, to register online.

 

Digital Flyer: 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B06DYKV8jwXjT25fZE5DVU9BMnM/view?usp=sharing

 

Online Registration Form: https://goo.gl/forms/OmlDN9toM2B8P22f2

 

Digital Photograph Consent Form: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B6O6MkMpAOuOQUhuYTZ0dmh0VVk/view?usp=sharing

 

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Published: 2/1/17




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We’re very excited to announce an upcoming Perry Outreach Program on Saturday, March 4, 2017 at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, NM. The Perry Outreach Program is a free, one-day, hands-on experience for high school and college-aged women who are interested in pursuing careers in medicine and engineering. Students will hear from women leaders in these fields and try it for themselves by performing mock orthopaedic surgeries and biomechanics experiments.

 

We are now seeking applicants for our Albuquerque, NM program. Participants should be women in grades 10 and up with an expressed interest in science, medicine and/or engineering.  We would very much appreciate if you could pass this information along to any high school principals, high school science teachers or high school students you may know.  Applicants should be directed to fill out our online application in advance of the February 5, 2017 application deadline.

 

Additional information can be found on our website: www.perryinitiative.org

 

The application may be accessed directly using the following link: http://perryinitiative.org/programs/student-online-application/

More information and a printable flyer for this event can be found here. Please feel free to contact me directly with any questions you may have.  Again, we sincerely appreciate your help in identifying qualified applicants for our program.

 

All the best,

 

Manuela Restrepo, Program Coordinator 

 

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Published: 2/1/17




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La Cueva has the best teachers around! They go above and beyond to help student learn and succeed and Albuquerque the Magazine wants to recognize these teacher in their 2017 Above and Beyond Teacher Awards. The deadline is this Friday, February 3rd so please take a moment to recognize our amazing teachers! 

 

Click here for the nomination form.
 

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Published: 1/31/17




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Published: 12/4/16




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La Cueva is pleased to announce it's first induction class into the Athletic Hall of Fame.  These people not only left their mark on La Cueva as student/athletes but also in their post high school careers.  These inductees will be introduced in-between the boys and girls basketball game on November 22 around 7:00 pm.  We hope to see you there!

 

Kurston McMurray  1990         Leslie Hammond  1996

Brian Hayden          1990         Mindy Mizell         1996

Doug Zembiec         1991         Nick Andrews       1997

Tammy Pearman     1991         Alaena Chilson     1999

Nikki Knutson          1993         Amy Warner          2000

AJ Bramlett              1995        Nick Speegle         2000

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Published: 11/16/16




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Abigail Lutz, a senior at La Cueva High School, entered an essay contest through the NM Human Rights Organization and is one of only ten in the United States to move on to the next round. With this great accomplishment, she has won a trip to Amsterdam, Germany, and Poland to participate in the Model International Criminal Court.

 

Good Luck Abigail!

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PARENTS AND STUDENTS

 

Starting Monday, October 24, 2016

 

Due to student safety concerns, we will no longer be able to accept any food items. This includes lunches and food for classrooms.

 

Parents are welcome to meet their student in the front of the school during their lunch period to drop off food to their student.

 

Thank you for your cooperation. We apologize for any inconvenience.

 

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Published: 10/18/16