Category: Education

Article: West board considers expanding college credit program

Article: West board considers expanding college credit program

From the Las Vegas Optic West Las Vegas Schools Principal Angelo Archuleta addressed the district’s Board of Education at its regular meeting Nov. 8 seeking support to expand the district’s dual credit program. Under agreements with Luna Community College and New Mexico Highlands University that allow, WLV high school students can enroll college courses while…

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Article: City Schools tables talk of new bus

Article: City Schools tables talk of new bus

From the Las Vegas Optic While much of the Oct. 18 meeting of the Las Vegas City Schools Board of Education was dedicated to hearing a proposal from Mayor Tonita Gurulé-Girón about using a school building as a temporary homeless shelter, the board also weighed a proposal to replace one of the district’s three activities…

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Article: West Las Vegas discusses testing, security issues

Article: West Las Vegas discusses testing, security issues

From the Las Vegas Optic The West Las Vegas Board of Education received details of a 90-day improvement plan for Don Cecilio Martinez Elementary, Union Street Elementary and West Las Vegas High School at its regular board meeting Thursday night. New Mexico schools are issued yearly grades from the state’s Public Education Department using an…

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Article: Highlands celebrates homecoming, 125 yrs.

Article: Highlands celebrates homecoming, 125 yrs.

From the Las Vegas Optic New Mexico Highlands University is set to celebrate its homecoming next week, along with its 125th anniversary. With a theme of “Celebrating 125 Years – Highlands Strong,” the nine-day event will begin today and run through Sunday, Oct. 21. The Homecoming Parade will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct.…

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Article: LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team, drops STOPit app

Article: LVCS approves creation of electronic sports team, drops STOPit app

From the Las Vegas Optic The Las Vegas City Schools board approved the adoption of a competitive video game team at its regular meeting Thursday night. Recognized by the New Mexico Activities Association, the school-sanctioned activity known as “e-sports” pits a team of video game players from one school against other schools across the state.…

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Article: Concerns arise at RHS over anonymous reporting app

Article: Concerns arise at RHS over anonymous reporting app

From the Las Vegas Optic Las Vegas City Schools will soon introduce a smartphone application designed to make it easier for students to report inappropriate or dangerous activities happening on campus. The app, called STOPit, was designed by a New Jersey-based software company as a way to allow students to anonymously report things like drug…

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Article: WLV principals present plans to raise school grades

Article: WLV principals present plans to raise school grades

From the Las Vegas Optic Three principals faced the West Las Vegas Schools Board of Education to present plans to improve letter grades at their schools. Other WLV principals in the district were in Albuquerque during Thursday’s regular board meeting, where they were receiving certifications and doing teacher evaluations. Those teachers are scheduled to present…

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Article: Luna to host employment summit, job fair

Article: Luna to host employment summit, job fair

From the Las Vegas Optic A two-day employment event is coming to Luna Community College on Thursday, Sept. 13, and Friday Sept. 14. The events are hosted by the Northern Area Local Workforce Development Board. Both events will take place in the auditorium at Luna Community College, according to Rock Ulibarri, the director of adult…

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