Program Encourages ‘Safe Routes to School’ Despite Shutdown  The Safe Routes to School program at Las Cruces Public Schools encourages families to enjoy the outdoors by taking a walk around their schools during the month of October.   During the school year, Safe Routes to School encourages students to walk orRead More →

The Governor and State officials for New Mexico have given another live update on the New Mexico response to COVID-19. “I’m prepared to make another very TOUGH decision,” Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham stated as she led into slides describing updates to the NM Public Health Order. LT. Governo Howie MoralesRead More →

Backpack Donations to Assist in Technology, Reading Resources  A donation of 250 backpacks to Picacho Middle School will help the school continue to distribute technology and possibly get library books in the hands of students despite a campus shutdown during the pandemic, thanks to a coordinated effort between school librarian Meredith Montoya and MountainView Regional Medical Center.   TheRead More →

Fall Sports Postponed Following Governor’s Update    Las Cruces Public Schools, in accordance with an update from the governor’s office Thursday, will comply with the order to postpone all fall sports. The directive affects student-athletes involved in football, golf, volleyball, and cross country.    Dr. Karen Trujillo, LCPS Superintendent, maintains theRead More →

Two Additional LCPS Employees Test Positive for COVID-19  District to begin Weekly COVID updates  Two more employees at Las Cruces Public Schools tested positive for COVID-19 as of Friday, according to district officials. These cases bring the total number of LCPS employees who have tested positive to 16.   One additional employee at Alameda Elementary tested positive for the virus, following an announcement earlierRead More →

Students to Celebrate NM Grown Products Sept. 28-Oct. 9 The program provides locally grown food to K-12 students SANTA FE – The New Mexico Department of Health’s Healthy Kids Healthy Communities (HKHC) program joins the New Mexico Public Education Department to celebrate New Mexico-grown products Sept. 28-Oct. 9. Traditionally known as New MexicoRead More →

Updated COVID Funding Report Available on City Website   An updated COVID Funding Report of Las Cruces City Council allocations for COVID-19 response is now available to the public on the City of Las Cruces website. The updated report can be found online at The report is a breakdown ofRead More →

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute selected Mayfield science teacher Alexis Black, as a member for the Bio-Interactive Ambassador Academy. Black has been an educator for more than 22-years, joining Las Cruces Public Schools in 2012. She currently teaches freshmen Honors Biology and AP Biology to juniors and seniors. Black wasRead More →