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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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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Students Inspired and Inspiring at Mentorship Festival

2016-2017 Inspire Santa Fe Mentorships:   Nicholas Flock, Photography (Cody Brothers) Adreanna Jasso, Biofuels (Ondine Frauenglass) Malina Brannen, Theatre Production (Chris Leslie) James Mitchell, Orthopedics (Brant Bair) Dolores Avalos,  Medicine (Dr. Daniel Kovnat) Daria Teterycz, Physical Therapy (Linda Reid) Claire Thomas, Veterinary Science (Carol Young) Zac...
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After PARCC testing this spring, sophomores in Scott Hauenstein's English 2 class got interested in exploring the current state of education in our country.  They read an article published by Harvard called "What's Worth Learning in School," and watched and discussed a student documentary called Losing Ourselves and the documentary Waiting for Superman (links below). See what o...
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Dual Enrollment Programs Promote Student Success, says US Department of Education Report

"Research shows that dual enrollment programs have positive effects on high school achievement and completion, as well as college access, enrollment and degree attainment, according to a new What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) intervention report. The Institute of Education Sciences today (Feb. 28) released a report that summarizes research reviewed by the WWC. Based on the resea...
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