January 15, 2020

If you plan on returning to PAPA don’t forget to turn in your Intent to Return form that was mailed home with your report card. If you need a copy of the form swing by the front office or follow the link to the form:

Do you like to argue? Do you like to win? Do you like to act? If you are interested in performing public speeches and competing in debates, stop by room 13 during high school lunch on Mondays and Thursdays to learn more about PAPA’s up and coming Speech and Debate team. We are putting together a team for the 20-21 Speech and Debate competition season. Hope to see you there! Contact Ms. Judway for more details.

PAPA will be celebrating Excellence today after High School lunch at an Honor Roll Ice Cream Social. Honor Roll certificates – which will also be your invitation to the social – will be handed out during your 5th period class today.

Want to take a RISK and try your hand at UNO or another card game?  Or maybe you’d like to show off your vocabulary with scrabble or bananagrams.  Perhaps Monopoly, Catan or Trivial Pursuit is what you prefer.  PAPA Chess Club (meets Tuesdays from 4:30 to 5:30pm in Rm 3)!  Are you ready for a DUEL?  We challenge you!  Come to GAME NIGHT on February 13 in the Cafe!  It’s only $1 if you bring a game, or $2 if you come ready to play a game.  Fantastic food will be available for purchase.  4:00 to 6:00 pm.


PAPA Dance Students interested in majoring in dance OR taking upper-level dance classes at the University of NM in the Fall have to audition on January 31, 2020 at UNM.  The audition day is 10:00am – 5:00pm.   Dancers will have to have a one-minute piece prepared and also be prepared to take classes.  If you are interested, you’ll need to submit a “Performing Arts Absence” pre-approval form and you’ll be excused from school.  Check the link for all details here:


PAPA Middle School Theatre presents Improv Night! If you need a laugh, if you want to see something weird and brave, come see Improv Night! THIS week on Thursday and Friday at 7pm in the PAPA Cafe. The show lasts an hour and only costs $1 to enter. Again, tickets are $1 (cash only) at the door. Seating is limited, so come early.


Stickers, scrunchies, and friendship bracelets will be on sale Monday, Wednesday, and Friday after 7th period in front of the Art Wall this week! Items cost anywhere from 1 to 3 dollars. Come support PAPA Thespian Troupe by purchasing a cool sticker, a colorful scrunchy or or a rad bracelet. Again, that’s Monday’s, Wednesday’s, and Friday’s after 7th period in front of the Art Wall starting next week.


The Middle School Reward Dance is today from 4:30-5:30 pm.

PAPA Lottery is Open Now – remember PAPA siblings must also fill out a lottery application. As part of the application process all students including PAPA siblings are urged to complete an essay “What strengths would you bring to Public Academy for Performing Arts?” (no word count requirement) and encouraged to attach a letter of recommendation from a teacher, arts instructor or other community member or leader who is familiar with the student’s performing art(s) area of interest.
Link to Lottery Application:

High School Student Council’s Winter Ball is coming this Saturday. Tickets will be sold in Ms. Layton’s classroom, #15, during high school lunch Ticket prices: singles are $25 and couples are $30. If you plan on bringing an out of school guest please be sure to pick up an Out-of-School Student Form from the front office and return the completed and signed form to Ms. Layton no later than TODAY, January 15th, 2020.

Please join us for Clay Night at Creativity Warehouse on 01/24/20 from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Link to Flyer:

What’s for LUNCH today?

Spaghetti w/ Meat Sauce, Garden Salad w/ Cherry Tomatoes & Cucumbers, Green Beans, Garlic Breadstick, Mandarins, Salad Bar and Milk.

Everyone needs to order lunch each day if you plan to eat and if you order lunch come and get it. Thanks

Middle School just a reminder no tray are allowed outside and please raise your hand before you leave the café, thanks!


Link to Lunch menu: