January 25, 2019

Tickets for 5 6 7 8 : the PAPA Spring Dance Concert are on sale TODAY at 10:00am!  Tickets may be purchased online, by phone or in person at the NHCC box office, NOT at PAPA. This show will sell out, so get your tickets now!

PAPA’s Dance Department presents
5 6 7 8 : Spring Dance Concert
Thursday, March  7 & Friday, March 8
Tickets $7/$12/$17
National Hispanic Cultural Center
1701 4th Street SW
ALL NJHS and NHS members are required to attend induction on the evening of Monday, January 28th!!!

Way to Go
Congratulations to PAPA Artist Wren Johnson! Wren won the New Mexico Youth Art Month flag/banner contest for the Middle School category. Congrats to all the winners. Way to go, Wren! Thank you to NMAEA, CFAE, and Sargent Art!

PAPA Pride Merch
100% cotton, black Bella tees and totes, printed by Darko in ABQ. All totes and t’s are on sale for $5 each. Everything must go to make room for the new design! Please bring exact change to Ms Beck OR pay Jackie Danfelser with cash, check or credit card.

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 TODAY] 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!!!

Fill your Tank
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!

Monday: Variety cold cereal, graham cracker, fruit, 100% fruit juice, chocolate milk or 1% white milk

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

-Lunch today: Pepperoni pizza strips are golden-brown whole grain pastry crust filled with creamy mozzarella cheese, turkey & beef pepperoni. Yum yum. We will also have a garden salad, apple slices fat free chocolate milk or 1% white milk.

-Link to breakfast and lunch menu:



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 https://aggie-experience.nmsu.edu/ & https://apply.nmt.edu/portal/research_day?id=5a4012d4-6853-481f-98c0-732b533df53d


UNM (Albuquerque) Feb. 23rd http://admissions.unm.edu/meetunm/


IAIA (Santa Fe) March 1st https://iaia.edu/event/iaia-spring-visit-day/


ENMU Junior Preview (Portales) March 23rd https://www.enmu.edu/admission/events/junior-preview-day

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 https://www.cabq.gov/youth-connect/one-albuquerque-youth-job-volunteer-fair

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 nmblackhistorymonth.com or 407-6784.