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Trips to Los Alamos National Laboratory Bradbury Science Museum – Apply Today!

To advance the curiosity of future scientists, the Bradbury Science Museum Association would like to help teachers bring their classes to explore the Bradbury Science Museum exhibits. Los Alamos National Bank has generously provided funds for scholarships to pay for the transportation costs of field trips. The Museum has developed three themes for field trips appropriate for grades 4 to 12, including Bring History to Life: The Manhattan Project, the Nature of Science, and Explore Engineering. See https://www.lanl.gov/museum/teachers/index.php and click on Museum ExplorationsThemes.

If you are interested in a BSMA sponsored field trip, please fill out the form at https://www.bradburyassociation.org/Application and submit to efenimore@lanl.gov by January 25, 2019.  Please note that funding is limited and primary preference is provided to Title I schools.

New Mexico State Library Invites Your Students to participate in Letters About Literature

Your students are cordially invited to participate in Letters About Literature, sponsored by the New Mexico State Library in cooperation with The Center for the Book at the Library of Congress and Dollar General Literacy Foundation. Letters About Literature is a writing contest designed to promote reading and thoughtful writing by encouraging young readers to read a book and then write a letter to the author explaining how his or her work shaped their perspective on the world or themselves. This is the seventh year New Mexico State Library has sponsored the competition.

Readers in grades 4-12 write a personal letter to an author describing their personal reaction to a book, story, or poem. Students may write about works of fiction or nonfiction. The letters are submitted online at the Library of Congress and then sent to the New Mexico State Library for judging.  New Mexico state judges will select the top letter writers in New Mexico, who then advance to the national competition. Letter writers compete at three levels: Level I is grades 4-6; Level II is grades 7-8; and Level III is grades 9-12. One winning letter from each level from all 50 states is entered in the national competition. There will be cash prizes for the three state winners and also for the national winners.

Please see the attached participation guidelines, official rules, and the permission form for ages 12 and under.  Please read the official rules and the participation guidelines, including how to submit entries carefully before your students begin reading and writing.  THERE ARE MANY CHANGES!

In particular please note the following:

  • beginning November 1, 2018 online submission only!
  • permission form required for ages 12 and under as of November 1, 2018
  • required word counts and letter format
  • the assessment criteria.


All entries must be 
submitted online by January 11, 2019. Please visit Letters About Literature 2019 to learn more about the contest. If you have any questions, please feel free to reply to this email or call  Lori ThorntonLori.Thornton@state.nm.us 505-476-9716 or 9717. We look forward to working with you and truly hope you will participate in the New Mexico Letters About Literature contest.

 

NMHMA Children and Youth Talent Competition

For children ages 5-12 and Youth ages 13-18.  The talent contest is like the TV show the voice, each contestant sings 1 song with back up tracks in front of a panel of judges made up of radio DJ’s at the Okay Casino Conference Hall.

CLICK HERE for details and registration form, or contact Manny Martinez at 505-929-0302 or mjmtz@hotmail.com for questions.

 

RoboRAVE Rally & NNM Science Showdown

Saturday, March 2, 2019 at Northern New Mexico College (Eagle Gymnasium).  We are able to supply a limited number of loaner robots for the duration of the program on a first-come, first-served basis.

What is RoboRAVE?  It is a robotics education program for students in grades K-12 designed to teach students and teachers how to design, build, program and test robots to perform variety of tasks.  The Science Showdown is features hands-on science activities from local STEM partners such as Explora, Twirl, Pajarito Environmental Education Center and others.

 To register, reserve your robot, schedule a training, or for questions contact Janelle Vigil-Maestas at 505-665-4329 or vigil-m@lanl.gov.

Free Educational Classes offered by Pojoaque Valley School District

Clases educativas gratuitas ofrecidas por el Distrito Escolar Pojoaque Valley

ESL (English As a Second Language)

Clases de Inglés como Segundo Idioma

Classes Begin: January 9, 2018

Click here for more information. Español

HSE (formerly known as GED)

Obtenga Su Credencial de Equivalencia de la Escuela Secundaria

Classes Begin: January 9, 2018

Click here for more information.  Español