Focus on Fridays

Aquaponics, with science teacher Beth Roop. Working in the SFCC greenhouse, students in this for-credit class look at different types of systems for growing crops in recirculating and drain-to-waste systems and gain hands-on practical experience growing plants using multiple systems.          
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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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Senior Emma Cameron Crowned National High School Rodeo Queen

Emma  won six of the eight categories she competed in, and placed 2nd and 3rd in the others (see below), at the national competition of high school rodeo queens in Wyoming this summer.  Last year Emma won the Miss New Mexico High School Rodeo Association Queen title, which qualified  her for the national competition this year.  This latest accomplishment is the culmination of m...
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2017 TMP Super Scholars

Seven TMP students and three TMP teachers were honored at this year's Century Bank Super Scholars award dinner. Congratulations to... Students Kristin Coss, Isabel Fernandez, Butheina Ghweir, Adrianna Ortega, John Romero, Michelle Sherman, and Madeline Weider, and teachers Rebecca Birch, Lori Miller and Beth Roop.    
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2017 College Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to Davis New Mexico Scholarship winners Keliyah Dilliner and Adreanna Ortega and Los Alamos Employee Bronze Scholarship winners Isabel Fernandez and Michelle R. Sherman. The Davis Scholarships cover tuition and expenses for 4 years at a number of colleges in the West and Southwest. The Los Alamos Scholarships  carry an award of $5,000.  Well done, scholars!
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Go Gatsby!

Before jumping into the Jazz Age classic The Great Gatsby, students in Hillary Hale Thompson's English 3 looked to the Harlem Renaissance for literary context.  This movement inspired a legendary cast of characters including musicians, dancers, political theorists, poets and writers.  Students chose one of these legends to study and interpret for their classmates, and then held...
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Author Terry Tempest Williams Conducts Seminar with TMP Students

Twenty-two TMP students attended an interview with award-winning author, environmentalist and activist Terry Tempest Williams at the Lensic on March 8th as part of the Lannan Foundation Cultural Freedom Series talks.  Williams was interviewed by Colum McCann, award-winning author of Thirteen Ways of Looking and Let the Great World Spin.    The next day, Williams and McCann con...
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“It’s another cool class with Ms. Roop!”

Comparative Anatomy, new to the TMP curriculum this year, is already generating a lot of enthusiasm.  Beth Roop explains why she wanted to offer the course: “I wanted to teach this to show students how all living organisms are related by tracing their development  from the simplest, for example sponges, to the most complex, higher order organisms like mammals, including huma...
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