February 5, 2020


There will not be a combined rehearsal today for “From Sea to Shining Sea”.

This Friday
– The Public Academy for Performing Arts (PAPA) music department presents The Music in Us, a “Best of the Best” combined concert. Hear collaborations from advanced choir, orchestra, guitar, piano, band, and Mariachi students. Music connects us through our culture, our histories, and our celebrations. It is what brings us together. Come celebrate music with us. All student and adult tickets are general admission.

A limited amount of V.I.P. tickets are first come first served in the first three rows.

Any tickets not sold in advance will be available at the door for an increased price. Adults $10 Students $5.

As seating is general admission, no seat saving will be permitted.

Link to Ticket Sales:


NHS will be selling heart shaped balloons starting February 5th! Each balloon is $2.00 and is on a stick. Come to the front of Mr. Powers room during high school lunch to get your balloons.

Omega Psi Phi Talent Hunt Competition | NM Black History Organizing Committee – a link with details will be emailed home:



Our roses are red.

Our carnations are bright. 

Come get your flowers soon,

so you can get it right!

High School Student Council has a limited number of carnations and roses that can be ordered with a deadline of February 7. The price of a single rose is $3.50, a single carnation is $2.00, a combo of a single rose and single carnation is $5.00. Flowers will be sold in Ms.Layton’s room during middle school and high school lunch. All purchases require knowledge of the receivers 2nd period class for all deliveries. All sales are final and support your High School 2020 prom.


Senior Showcase Tickets for the general public are on sale now.


Link to ticket sales:


Mr. Ocken’s US History students will be treated to a cross-curricular experience this month when they travel to Popejoy Hall to see The Langston Highes Project, Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods for Jazz featuring Ron McCurdy Quartet.  The Langston Hughes Project is a joyful multimedia concert performance, created around Hughes’ kaleidoscopic jazz poem suite.  “Ask your Mama: Twelve Moods for Jazz”- set during the period of the Harlem Renaissance-deals with the struggle for artistic and social freedom for African American people, and the show connects the historical dots between the Civil Rights Movement, the colonization of African countries and today’s landscape.  This is Huges’ homage to the struggle for artistic and social freedom at home and abroad at the beginning of the 1960s.  This trip is sponsored by City Councilor Don Harris.


PAPA is sending a group of middle school boys this month to participate in V.I.B.E. “Victory in Black Empowerment” sponsored by the Office of African American Affairs and APS as well as several other organizations.  V.I.B.E. is a one day summit with a mission to provide young boys of color an opportunity to embrace themselves, achieve greater inner strength, and support one another along their journey.


What happens when you don’t eat enough food?

Skipping meals can absolutely have significant effects on your brain and body.

When you skip a meal, your body starts to run low on its immediate glucose supply. Low blood sugar can zap your energy, making you feel sluggish and weak. It can also make it hard to concentrate because your brain doesn’t have the fuel it needs to think straight. Other low blood sugar symptoms can include shakiness, sweatiness, and irritability. Hello, hangriness.

What’s for LUNCH today?

Hot Dog on a Stick, Tater tots, Steamed veggies, Fresh Fruit, Salad Bar and Milk.

Please order lunch each and every day! If you order come and get it. Thank you!


Link to Lunch menu:

Next year’s calendar has been approved – the link will be emailed home!