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APS sets graduations ceremonies for class of 2015

July 1st, 2014 at 11:22 am by under Latest Posts

Graduation ceremonies for the Albuquerque Public Schools Class of 2015 have been set for the week of May 11.

All traditional high schools will hold their graduation ceremonies again at Tingley Coliseum. The Schools of Choice will graduate at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.

College & Career High School, the dual-credit high school that opened last year on the CNM campus, will graduate with CNM at noon on Saturday, May 9, at Tingley Coliseum.

Manzano will kick off the comprehensive high school graduations at 2:30 p.m. Monday, May 11. The Rio Grande Ravens will be the final Class of 2015 to get their diplomas at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, May 16.

The 2015 graduation schedule for traditional APS high schools is as follows:

  • Monday, May 11: Manzano, 2:30 p.m.; Atrisco Heritage Academy, 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12: Eldorado, 2:30 p.m.; La Cueva, 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday, May 13: Volcano Vista, 2:30 p.m. Sandia, 6:30 p.m.
  • Thursday, May 14: Cibola, 2:30 p.m.; Valley, 6:30 p.m.
  • Friday, May 15: Highland, 2:30 p.m. West Mesa, 6:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, May 16: Del Norte, 10:30 a.m; Albuquerque High, 2:30 p.m.; Rio Grande, 6:30 p.m.

The 2015 graduation schedule for APS Schools of Choice (alternative schools) is as follows:

  • Monday, May 11: eCademy Virtual High, 10:30 a.m.; nex+Gen Academy, 1:30 p.m.; Transition Services, 4:30 p.m.; School on Wheels, 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, May 12: New Futures, 1:30 p.m.; Freedom High, 4:30 p.m.; Early College Academy, 7:30 p.m.

Graduates of the Career Enrichment Center nursing program will participate in a pinning ceremony at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8, at the UNM Continuing Education Conference Center.

More information is available at www.aps.edu/schools/graduations.

ABQ to host World Cup Watch Party

June 30th, 2014 at 7:18 pm by under Latest Posts

Albuquerque soccer fans, you can watch Tuesday’s World Cup match between the U.S. and Belgium stadium-style.

The city of Albuquerque will be hosting a free watch party for the 2 p.m. game at the Kimo Theater downtown.

The Kimo seats 650 people and it will be on a first-come first-serve basis.

Doors open at 1 p.m., and there will even be free parking at the Fifth Street and Copper parking garage.

The winner of Tuesday’s game with face either Argentina or Switzerland this Friday.

New program to teach NMSU students about NM heritage

June 30th, 2014 at 5:13 pm by under Latest Posts

New Mexico State University Carlsbad wants students to learn the culture and heritage of the southwest through a new certificate program.

The program is designed to prepare students for careers as interpreters, tour guides, technicians and docents.

School officials said students will be able to practice what they learn in internships at state and national parks in the area.

Free pet health clinic to be held this weekend

June 27th, 2014 at 12:25 pm by under Latest Posts

Animal Humane New Mexico and the Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department are hosting a free pet health clinic in northeast Albuquerque this Sunday.

It’s sponsored by the ASPCA.

They will provide free spay and neuter vouchers for cats, chihuahua and pit bull type dogs.

They are also offering free vaccinations and microchips as well as free training advice, custom tags and collars.

Animal humane officials say the pet health fair does have a restriction of zip code to 87112. Health fairs in other zip codes will be done in the coming months.

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Workforce Connection holding career fair

June 27th, 2014 at 11:59 am by under Latest Posts

Workforce Connection is having a career fair that focuses on education jobs, from Durham Bus Services to Rio Rancho Public Schools and UNM.

The career fair is at Workforce Connection’s office off Mountain, near Edith, and goes until 2 p.m. Friday.