Stories from this issue
No matter what you are passionate about there is an extracurricular activity for every student at Taos High School (THS). From band and chorus to poetry and student government, there are more than 20 clubs offered. “All of our organizations want students to grow, take on leadership roles, be productive and represent our school and community positively.
Community Against Violence (CAV) is known as Taos’ shelter for women, children and men who are survivors of domestic and sexual violence. When we hear CAV mentioned, we picture a place where you can go to be safe and get help in crisis situations.
Sometimes people mistakingly refer to charter schools as private institutions. In fact, charter schools are indeed public schools. They are granted greater flexibility in regard to their operations, yet are still held accountable for growing student achievement. Because charters are public schools, they are open to all children; they do not charge tuition; and they do not have special entrance requirements or exams.
Charter schools are publicly funded, but can be privately operated.
Will you be the first person in your family to pursue higher education through a certification, vocational training or a two- or four-year college degree? Are you a high school senior ready to apply to college, in New Mexico or elsewhere, and you’re seeking help with the various steps in the process? Perhaps you’re a younger high school student eager to understand what the college application and financial aid process will entail, so that you can take proactive steps to embark on the process with the awareness necessary to achieve your goals.
Taos Day School is located on the tribal lands of Taos Pueblo, just three miles from the town of Taos. Taos Day School educates tribal students five days a week, from kindergarten through 8th grade. Besides regular course activities, the school offers clubs, intramural sports and extracurricular activities.
Vista Grande High School is moving full steam ahead this year! We have just completed work on an inspired blueprint, curriculum maps and pacing guides for all core content classes. We will be right on target with our vision to develop creative and critical thinkers in a holistic setting. There are many announcements such as a reconfigured career pathways program, returning experienced teachers with a passion for teaching as well as new courses added so that our students get the very best out of their education. VGHS is thrilled to have the new Imagination Lab up and running, staffed by an art teacher.
Grade schoolers push away a hot dog in favor of kale and a green smoothie — and many even ask for seconds. Seems improbable? Well, it's not and they do — the children who participate in the Collaborative Farm to School Garden Program and eat free meals provided by the Farmhouse School Lunch Program certainly do.
Get your comprehensive guide to all the school information in Taos and beyond for the upcoming year in this week's The Taos News.