Visualizing History through Social Media

Students in Scott Hauenstein's US History class created Instagram posts to develop a visual timeline from Reconstruction to the Great Depression (1865-1929). History is often buried in textbooks, lectures and PowerPoints, but what does it actually look like? How do people and events becomes themes and ideas? If you looked closely at this Instagram installation, you just might h...
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Focus on Fridays: The Sky’s the Limit!

In December, the Wildlife Habitat Conservation Friday Project group had the unique opportunity to interact closely with some very special people and their very special birds of prey. TMP students were able to witness first hand a hunting practice that dates back over 4,000 years--hunting small game with raptors. Though raptors have been used for hunting for centuries, the...
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Focus on Fridays: Some Serious Horsing Around

Therapeutic Horse Riding, with Scott Voorhies Students are learning about grooming and working with horses as well as cleaning stables and maintaining facilities in this hands-on project at The New Mexico Center for Therapeutic Horse Riding, which provides therapeutic riding to expand the cognitive, physical, emotional, and social well-being of individuals with special needs...
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Focus on Fridays: Building a “Rain Garden”

Trail Maintenance, with Jody LeFevers The Trails Group does trail maintenance for the county. Recently, they helped build a "rain garden" off Airport Road.  A rain garden is designed to trap water and help control erosion. It is made up of layers of rock, stone, dirt, and topped with native plants. This rain garden can store up to 1500 gallons of water. ...
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TMP Graduate Named to NASA Scholar Project

Michelle Sherman has been selected as a participant for the NASA Community College Aerospace Scholar Project (see press release below).  I was one of 304 community college students selected from across the U.S. The opportunity to complete a five week scholars program with NASA this summer was an outstanding educational opportunity. My selection for the onsite experience this fa...
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NMPED “Straight A Express” Visits TMP

TMP recently received a congratulatory visit from the New Mexico Department of Education for earning a grade of "A"  for the school year 2017.  Check out the link below for details: "Thank you all for the great visits last week. We appreciate all of the time and effort you put into coordinating our visit. Please be sure to check out the blog post on the Straight A Express Bl...
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Summer Adventure in Iceland

  In June, science teacher Beth Roop and two of her students,  recent graduates Mika Gallegos and Frida Sigalo, spent 10 days in Iceland on a scientific exploration of Iceland.  They hiked glaciers, took ice-core samples, and put on "dry" suits to dive in the Atlantic Rift.  Here they are taking a  medicinal mud bath in Iceland's famed hot springs the Blue Lagoon.
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