August 24, 2018

Coder Career
Thinking of a career as a coder, game developer, designer, or robotics engineer? Then start with the experience of a world-class program like the Naval Academy’s Summer STEM Program.  Applications are open to 9th, 10th and 11th graders and are due April 15th.  See link in email sent home.

College Exploration
High school students, do you want to tour local colleges? Tour opportunities are coming up in February and March at NMSU, UNM, ENMU and IAIA.  See the PAPA Academics page or follow the links emailed home.


NMSU (Las Cruces) & NM Tech (Socorro) Feb. 18th &


UNM (Albuquerque) Feb. 23rd


IAIA (Santa Fe) March 1st


ENMU Junior Preview (Portales) March 23rd

Spring Dance Concert Ticket Info
Tickets for 5 6 7 8 – PAPA’s annual Spring Dance Concert – go on sale THIS Friday – that’s tomorrow at 10:00am!   More details about tickets will be given then!

High school students!! Winter Ball is here!!
This year’s Ice Ball will be held on Friday, February 1st at the NHCC Salon Ortega from 7-10:30 p.m. Ticket sales will go through the 1st out of Ms. Blackwell’s room during high school lunch! Early ticket prices [through Friday, January 25th] are $20/individual or $35/couple.  THE WEEK OF WINTER BALL, ticket prices will go up to $25/individual and $40/couple, so GET YOUR TICKETS EARLY!!! THANK YOU and we hope to see you there!!!

Job/Volunteer Opportunities
Do you need a job or volunteer opportunity to round out college and scholarship applications? Attend One Albuquerque’s 2019 Youth Job & Volunteer Fair on Saturday, February 2nd, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Link will be emailed home

Intent to Return
If you will be returning to PAPA next year please turn in your Intent to Return form by Friday, February 15, 2019. Remember if you have  a sibling that wants to attend PAPA they must turn in a Lottery Application before February 28, 2019. – Please note the Intent to Return form is not a lottery application.
Link to form:

PAPA Lottery

Here is a link to the Application:

2nd Annual Talent Hunt Competition
Open to NM High School Students will be held February 17 from 3:30 to 5:30pm at UNM Continuing Education Center. Categories music, spoken word, dance and visual art. For online signup and more information or 407-6784.

Hey kids did you know that we now offer breakfast, if you get here between 730 and 750am come and get some yummy breakfast and fill your tank with nutrition that will keep you full till lunch!

-Breakfast Tomorrow:
Pilsbury Mini Bagels Bites, Mixed fruit cup fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk

As always please order lunch if you want to eat today.

-Lunch today: Mandarin Orange Chicken,

Steamed Broccoli & Carrots, Rice w/Veggies, Chilled Pears, fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk.

-Link to breakfast and lunch menu: