Letters about Literature State Finalists

It is with pleasure to announce that two PAPA students Briana Flores and Jennifer Vigil in Honors English 8 are state semifinalists in the Letters About Literature Contest.

There were 586 New Mexico students who entered the 2015 contest.  Of those 586 entries, 88 semifinalists advanced to round two state judging.  In Level 1, there were 137 entries with 25 letters advancing to round two.  In Level 2, there were 169 entries with 32 letters advancing to round two.  In Level 3, there were 280 entries with just 31 letters moving on to round two.  All of the state semifinalists who advanced to round two state judging will receive an award certificate in the mail.

To find out more about Letters About Literature, click here:  http://www.nmstatelibrary.org/

Awesome Opportunity!

In February, Ms. Beck submitted a grant proposal to The New Mexico Department of Health’s Office of School and Adolescent Health for the Positive Youth Development Youth Leadership Track/Youth Team
Scholarship.

The scholarship is an awesome opportunity for Youth to learn from their peers about various adolescent health topics, network, learn, build leadership skills and have fun.

The scholarship covers registration for the Positive Youth Development Track at the 19th Annual Head 2 Toe Conference, breakfast, snack and lunches, hotel rooms, fees, and workshop materials.

NMDOH announced that PAPA’s YouthCHAT team (8 students plus Ms. Beck) was selected to receive full scholarships for the Positive Youth Development Track at The 19th Annual Head 2 Toe Conference at the Hyatt in Downtown Albuquerque on April 15-17, 2015. Thank you to NMDOH and Tessa Medina Lucero for this opportunity!

PAPA Student Performs in La Boheme

PAPA Student Alivia Abernathy will be in this production – here’s the details:

Opera Southwest, Puccini’s La Bohème

March 22, 25, 27 & 29, 2015

7:30 pm-Wednesday & Friday

2 pm-Sundays

Albuquerque Journal Theatre

$12, $22, $32, $52, $62, $72, $77, $82, group rates available

La Bohème is a fully staged opera with orchestra, sung in Italian with English supertitles, and presented in two acts with one intermission. One of the most famous, popular and enduring operatic classics, this tale of love and loss in 19thcentury Paris is filled with some of opera’s most beautiful and recognizable music. Whether you are experiencing it for the first or fifteenth time, La Bohème never fails to touch the heart.

One Man Show

Congratulations to PAPA student, Skye Ward for having a one man show of his art at the NM Developmental Disabilities Planning Council Bldg. at 625 Silver SW, Suite 100.  Here’s some photos!

skyes art

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PAPA and Paws to People

8th grader Casey Combs brought a request to the Middle School Student Council to support the Paws to People organization.  Paws to People joins the fight against catastrophic diseases like cancer, epilepsy, dementia–there are nearly 400+ diseases shared by humans and animals.

PawstoPeople Our PAPA students rose to the task and collected 562 pairs of shoes!  The Paws to People representative stated this is the most shoes collected from a single source so far!  Ms. Montoya’s 5th period dance class collected 180 pairs of shoes. Check out the Paws to People facebook page! https://www.facebook.com/#!/PawsToPeople