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Sidney Olivas

February 29, 2024

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Mark your calendars for an evening of exploration and discovery at our upcoming STEAM Night on February 29, 2024. Details TBA.

Join us as we delve into the realms of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics, fostering creativity and innovation among our students and families.

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February 26-March 1

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Don't miss the Ann Parish Elementary Book Fair! It will take place February 26-March 1, 2024 in the library. If you would like to create your eWallet, watch this short video to learn how it works. Then visit the APE Book Fair homepage to setup your account.

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Students of All Ages Welcome!

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The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage and Arts is hosting the 11th Annual Student Art Show! This year's theme is Enchanted New Mexico. 


The Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts is accepting submissions for the 11th Annual Student Art show. Dates for the show are from April 6, 2024 through June 1, 2024.


Open to artists 18 years of age or younger living in Valencia County.

Entry Parameters:

  • Entries must be original works and may be any medium (e.g. acrylic, oil, pastel, water color, pen & ink, photography, ceramics, fibers and mixed media) that portrays the theme.
  • Abstract and non-representational works are welcome. However, works must be with the specified theme.


Artists may enter up to three works. Submissions will be accepted up until April 2, 2024.

Procedure to Submit Works:

Artists may submit digital or printed entries via mail, email or in person. We prefer to have teachers submit all student entries from their school at the same time on the same device, or collected together in a binder. If submitting printed versions of artwork, please include with them artist and title information on a separate piece of paper to keep your work anonymous for judges. If submitting digital versions of artwork, acceptable files include PDF, JPG, TIFF or MSWORD files. Please name digital files in the following way: (Name Title). Please label storage devices with the name of your school and teacher.

Completed Submission Form:

Printed photos, external storage device (CD or USB drive), or emailed file of submitted work. Note: Submitted photographs and disc will not be returned. Unlabeled photographs and storage devices will be disqualified. Artists with incomplete submission forms will not be accepted.

Mail To:

11th Annual Student Art Show
Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts
660 Main Street
Los Lunas, NM 87031

Delivery, Exhibition, & Pick-Up:

Artists accepted into the 2024 Student Juried Art Show will be notified by phone first, mail, as well by email. Accepted works must be display—or hanging ready and delivered from now thru April 2, 2024. Works will be on display April 6, 2024 thru June 1, 2024. Artists may choose to have their artwork available for purchase throughout the exhibit. Pieces that are sold will remain in the show until its conclusion. All sold pieces cannot be picked up by buyer until show closes. Pieces can be picked up on the week after June 1, 2024. Work not picked up will become property of the Los Lunas Museum of Heritage & Arts unless other arrangements are made.

Show Awards: (Elementary, Middle, and High School Categories)

  • Best of Show (cash prize)
  • 1st Place (cash prize)
  • 2nd Place (cash prize)
  • 3rd Place (cash prize)
  • Honorable Mentions (one per grade level)

Contact Information: If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please contact Louie Huning, or Owen Baca at Or call 505-352-7720.

Click here for Application.

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Completed & Ongoing Projects

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Completed 2019 Bond Projects for APE:

  • HVAC Upgrades for Gymnasium
  • Flooring Replacement
  • Site Fencing and Gates
  • New Intercom System
  • Exterior Door Access Control
  • Security Camera Upgrades and Additions
  • Playground Upgrades
  • Parking Lot Striping
  • New Fire Alarm
  • Landscaping

Ongoing Projects at APE:

  • Secure Vestibule
  • Standard Base Award
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State officials visit APE classroom

“I want to start with our morning message, ‘Welcome, everyone!’” exclaimed Yvonne Warren, a preschool teacher at Ann Parish Elementary. “Wah, wah, welcome!” she expressed as her students repeated the “w” sound.

It was a big day in Ms. Warren’s classroom as she taught her four and five-year-old students while State Senator Mimi Stewart, other dignitaries, and Los Lunas Schools officials observed her lesson. The visit is part of a tour from the governor’s office to determine if New Mexico preschool children are learning language development.

“We have been looking at classrooms in New Mexico and other states to look at how our teachers are doing with the science of reading,” Senator Stewart explained. She was impressed with Ms. Warren, but also with her young students.

“We heard Ms. Warren was the best and we just had a great time in her class,” said Senator Stewart. “They were well organized and well-mannered. Ms. Warren is using the Heggerty curriculum, so her students are learning phonemic awareness, how they make up words. That’s what you do when you’re that little – you focus on the sounds that words make and then later you put those words into writing and reading.”

Mariana Padilla, the state’s Children’s Cabinet Director, agreed with Senator Stewart. As former educators, they said they want to make sure the little scholars are getting a great start to reading.

“We are just really making sure we are putting funding in the schools to support literacy. We know how important it is to make sure we are investing in training for our educators in elementary school and then next will be secondary schools,” stated Ms. Padilla. “We want to make sure that teachers are prepared and make sure they are getting the support they need to be effective.”

Senator Stewart said the tour of classrooms across the state is showing families that our teachers are stepping up to the plate.

“We are just really seeing teachers focus on learning and understanding the science of reading and once they put that into practice, then we will get over the 70-80% of our students not reading and it starts this early,” she said. “Our teachers are just doing a great job here in Los Lunas.”