• LVCS board welcomes student representative

    Judge Gerald Baca welcomes Eliza M. Montoya to the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education shortly after her swearing in ceremony as part of the Oct. 18 board meeting.

    Montoya will serve as the student representative for the 2018-19 school year.

  • City Schools honors employees

    Eugene Garcia, Brock Aragon, Melissa Vigil and Karen Van Scoyk accepted their awards at Thursday’s Board of Education meeting. Leroy Conway, Mike Boyle and Esther Sandoval were also honored but were not present.

  • Memorial Middle School celebrates students of the month

    Memorial Middle School recently honored its September Students of the Month. Seventh graders Christian Larrañaga and Constance Brainerd and eighth graders Penelope Weber and Noah Ortiz.

  • Partnership aims to increase success for fourth- through eighth-graders

    By Margaret McKinney, N.M. Highlands University

    Pojoaque Valley Public Schools, Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Highlands launched a Regional Partnership School initiative Sept. 26 aimed at supporting improved teaching and learning.

    The innovative partnership is the first of its kind in New Mexico to combine a school district, a major employer and a university teacher education program. It focuses on increasing success for youths in grades 4 through 8.

  • Luna Robot Rodeo a hit with area students

    By Dave Kavanaugh, Luna Community College

    When it comes to designing and programming a robot, even the slightest adjustment can have a significant impact on its performance.

    That’s one of the lessons learned by several dozen students from high schools across northeastern New Mexico who converged on the Luna Community College campus Oct. 6 for the first robot rodeo.

  • WLV Valley Elementary / Middle School September 2018 students of the month

    Here are the West Las Vegas Valley Elementary / Middle School September 2018 students of the month.

  • Las Vegas student admitted to prestigious college in Massachusetts

    Las Vegas Optic reports

    GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass.—- It’s not every day that students start college early, but for this Las Vegas, NM student, that’s exactly the case. Ani Laing earned a place in the fall 2018 entering class at Bard College at Simon’s Rockafter, completing 10th grade.

    Laing’s academic and personal achievements stood out, securing Ani a spot at Simon’s Rock this fall.
    The campus in Great Barrington, Massachusetts is home to about 450 students engaged in a rigorous college education.

  • Luna nursing students win LANL scholarships

    Luna Community College nursing students Vanetia Gonzales, Christopher Trujillo and Erica Montoya each received a Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Scholarship. Gonzales and Trujillo are from Las Vegas.

    Montoya is from Santa Fe. The three were part of a group of 20 scholarship recipients. Each scholarship is for $1,500.

  • Green, gold and smiling

    Preciosa America Chavez was named senior queen and Isaiah Paiz was voted senior king as part of last week’s 2018 West Las Vegas High Homecoming events.

    The pair and other Homecoming royalty were crowned at halftime of Friday’s WLV varsity football game against Clayton, which the Dons won, 50-0, by mercy rule.

  • City Schools on display

    Las Vegas City Schools has had several recent opportunities to show off its extra-curricular prowess on state and national stages. Mariachi Cardinal traveled to California, where it performed in Disney’s Adventure Land and Universal Studios Hollywood.

    The Robertson High Red Wave Band took first place in the high school division for the fifth time in the past seven years, as well as winning the Judges Choice award, at the New Mexico State Fair Parade in September.

    Student art work was on display at the State Fair as well.