Smart Board, May 5, 2019
School board meets Tuesday
The Santa Fe school board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Educational Services Center, 610 Alta Vista St. The agenda includes discussions on car safety, the student transfer policy and a $1,000 scholarship for the district’s New Mexico School Board Association scholarship nominee.
Martin offers scholarships for IAIA students
Novelist George R.R. Martin recently established one $15,000 and two $5,000 scholarships for students seeking a Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Institute of American Indian Arts in cinematic arts and technology.
The deadline to apply for one of the two $5,000 scholarships — for an eligible incoming freshman or transfer student — has been extended to 8 a.m. June 1.
To qualify, the student must demonstrate a passion for storytelling. In addition to completing an online application, students must submit a story sample (or script) and a bio. For more information or to apply, visit www.iaia.edu/newcomer.
ATC ranked state’s second-best high school
For the third year in a row, U.S. News and World Report has named the Academy for Technology and the Classics the second-best high school in New Mexico. The publication also ranked ATC as the 86th best charter high school in the U.S. and the 362nd overall.
According to the publication, the top five high schools in New Mexico are the Albuquerque Institute of Math and Science, the Academy for Technology and the Classics, Los Alamos High School, Cottonwood Classical Preparatory and Early College Academy in Albuquerque.
SFCC showcases performing arts
The Santa Fe Community College Spring Performing Arts Showcase is from 7 to 8:15 p.m. Sunday in the Jemez Rooms on campus.
The program features SFCC students in belly dance, chorus, flamenco, hip-hop, modern dance, piano and other disciplines.
The concert is presented by the School of Arts, Design and Media Arts, and is free to the public.
Santa Fe Improv offers summer camps
Santa Fe Improv is offering summer camps for teenagers.
Improvisation for Girls is open to girls ages 13 to 18. The camp costs $220 and runs from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 8-12. Improvisation — We’re Just Making It Up is open to anyone ages 12 to 16 and costs $300. This camp will run from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 17-21. An Improv & Sketch Writing Intensive is open to anyone ages 15 to 18; that camp costs $300 and will run from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. June 24-28.
All classes are held at Warehouse 21, 1614 Paseo de Peralta. For more information, contact email@example.com.
MASTERS Program ready for graduation
The MASTERS Program charter high school will host its 2019 graduation ceremony at 4 p.m. on May 23 at the William C. Witter Fitness Education Center at Santa Fe Community College.
Schools presents ‘Ode to Joy’
Santa Fe Public Schools will present an annual showcase of students’ musical talent at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Lensic Performing Arts Center. The event features 240 musicians, dancers and artists, including bands, choirs, rock music, world music ensembles, a string orchestra and more.
The master of ceremonies will be Superintendent Veronica García.
Proceeds will help support music education in the public schools. Regular tickets are $10 and VIP tickets are $25. Tickets can be purchased at lensic.org or by calling 505-988-1234.
UWC places fourth in national competition
The United World College-USA in Montezuma placed fourth out of 45 teams during a national competition that tests students’ knowledge of international relations, current events and foreign policy issues.
UWC-USA received 88 points out of a possible 100 during the Academic WorldQuest in Washington, D.C., on April 27.
UWC-USA students Paul Joscha Ellsiepen of Germany, Alejandro Rene Ortiz Lopez of Venezuela, Karoline Soe Nedergaard of Denmark and Vidar Axel Oscar Önnerfors of Luxembourg received an all-expense-paid trip to the competition after taking the state title in New Mexico.