March 2, 2020

DANCE STUDENTS! This is tech week AND almost the end of the grading period!  PLEASE make sure to get all of your work from your non-dance teachers TODAY!  We’ll see you in the theatre tomorrow by 8:30 AM! You will not have internet access, so please do not bring your computer or tablet.


  1. Monday, March 2nd – THAT’S TODAY – you will receive your course registration form for next year in your Science class.  Please take it home, fill it out with parents, and return it TUESDAY, MARCH 3RD.
  2. Tuesday, March 3rd – THAT’S TOMORROW you will have school, but not a regular schedule.  Instead you will participate in registration activities.  Check cafe doors for your 1st period room assignment.  Lunch will be served. There is no 8th period March 3rd.
  3. Wednesday, March 4th you will not have school unless you have been invited to a mandatory half day study hall from 8:00-12:00.  Lunch will not be served.  Again check cafe doors for your room assignment.

We at PAPA value our partnership between school and home. In order to remain in communication during emergencies and non-emergencies it is so important to keep updated records.  Please keep us updated on changes to home addresses, new cell phone numbers, email addresses, new job, custody issues or emergency contacts. We would like to express to you how important it is to keep your child’s information up to date with our school.  If your information has changed please contact the Registrar’s Office at (505) 830-3128 ex. 6 to update your demographics in our Student Information System.

Attention PAPA community,

It is time to submit nomination forms for the Dayana DIaz Community Service Award. Forms are available in the front office and on-line.  The deadline for nominations is March 31st.  Dayana  became a student at PAPA when she started 6th grade. She took classes in a number of performing arts, but her main focus was Dance.  Dayana’s positive personality and dedication to community was admirable. Her smile and optimism was contagious. Dayana passes away her senior year at PAPA. May her spirit live on as we honor students through this community service award.

Tickets for Spring Dance Concert 2020 are on Sale NOW!


Stickers, scrunchies, and friendship bracelets! You want them, we’ve got them! Support the PAPA Thespian Troupe by purchasing cool stickers, awesome scrunchies, and rad friendship bracelets on Wednesdays and Fridays in front of the Art Gallery Wall. Prices start at $1.


PAPA’s Thespian Troupe is performing Tracks by Peter Tarsi on March 12th, 13th, and 14th at 7pm, with an additional matinee performance on the 14th at 2pm. Funny. Bold. Thought provoking. See what happens when a group of strangers are forced to face their own mortality, and wrestle with the age old question: What happens after we die? The performances will take place in the PAPA Cafe. Tickets are $5. Don’t miss it!

High school juniors and seniors interested in spending a week with the FBI in Albuquerque are encouraged to apply for the agency’s Teen Academy, which will be held June 8-12, 2020. Deadline is April 15th – here’s the link:


NM Tech is sponsoring a Summer STE2M Experience for current sophomores and juniors. Students will either attend the week of June 14th – 19th or July 12th – 17th, depending on which academic course they are interested in participating in. Please see links sent home or PAPA Academics page for more information.

Brochure –

Application –

Everyone (student, teachers, staff) needs to order lunch each day if you plan to eat. We only make enough food for those who order. If you come and get a lunch and did not order, you are taking someone else’s lunch who did order. So please order lunch then come and get it.

What’s for LUNCH today?

Chicken Nuggets, Steamed Corn, Mashed Potatoes, Whole Wheat Roll, Grapes, Salad Bar and Milk.

Link to Lunch menu: