Summer Packet

Please note – you will need to click on the link that corresponds with the grade you just completed. For example, if you just completed the 7th grade – click on the link for the 7th grade packet.

If the last grade you were in was either 5th or 6th grade – these are your summer packets:



If the last grade you were in was 7th these are your summer packets:



If the last grade you were in was 8th these are your summer packets:



If the last grade you were in was either 9th or 10th these are your summer packets:



These are the directions for all grades for your Summer Reading assignment:


Plein Air Art Experience

On April 27th, the Advanced Studio art students visited Shady Lakes for an en plein air art experience as it is a beautiful location for doing art in the “open air” like the French Impressionist.  We were a little early to catch the water lilies in bloom, but it was a fantastic day for imagining how Claude Monet would have painted the Bosque.

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Guitar Excellence

“Mr. Morales’ honor guitar group performed this past Saturday at the District 7 Solo and Ensemble Festival. They performed there along with multiple other high schools from the Albuquerque and surrounding districts. They played “Fandango” for their judges and scored a 1+ superior rating, which is the highest possible score. The group consisted of Johnathan Ortiz, Connor Gonzales and Alejandro Sandoval. Connor Gonzales also performed a solo for the judges and got a 2 (Excellent) rating. They represented PAPA and the guitar program with excellence!!

Changing the World Through Theatre

PAPA Thespians and Advanced Actors attended a production of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar by Duke City Repertory Theatre Company. After the play, PAPA actors attended a workshop on Classic Text (Shakespeare & Greek) in Acting, taught by Duke City Rep Company Members. Ms. Beck’s students were really excited to work with professional actors and were thrilled to discover how dedicated DCRT is to changing the world through theatre.

You can catch DCRT’s Julius Caesar in residency at The Cell Theatre in March.
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Poetry Out Loud Winners

POLwinnersCongratulations to all of our Poetry Out Loud winners & participants!

The Results:
3rd place, Nik Hoover
2nd place, Destiny Onnen
1st place, Oceana Vasquez

Join us on Sunday, March 6th at 1pm at The New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe for the State competition.

Team Fantastic 5

TeamFantasticFiveCongrats to Team Fantastic 5: Isis, Jayden, Bri, Maya and Alexis!
This awesome team collected over 400 items of non-perishable food for the TOTS-EAT Food Drive! PAPA donated over 1100 pounds of food to The Storehouse ABQ.

For more info, please visit

Thank you to the Rodriguez family for donating the gift card to Dion’s Pizza for the Team Fantastic 5 celebration party.