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Focus on the Festivities



This past week, Center families and staff have been fortunate to enjoy a couple of fabulous performances! The week began with the annual winter band concert.


Students in fifth grade through high school showed off their instrumental skills in the festive concert.

Mr. Noriega conducted the students as they performed a number of Christmas tunes and finished the concert with Silent Night.




On Wednesday evening, we were once again entertained at the Haskin Elementary Winter Concert. Students from preschool through fifth grade did an amazing job performing. The audience was treated to Santa Claus is Coming to Town, Joy to the World, and Good King Wenceslas, to name a few.


And of course, the traditional Christmas Crooners performed a fun rendition of Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.


These concerts are a lot of work for the teachers, conductors and students. Mr. Gabe Swanson did a tremendous job with all of the students. It's impressive to hear the students sing and perform such a wide variety of songs, at each grade level. Thank you to everyone who pitched in to make these evenings fun and entertaining. The decorations looked fantastic. Thanks to Macrina Garcia and Lupita Ortega who made the Christmas wreathes that adorned the gym, and the tech team and custodial team, who all pitched in to make the events special. We’ve had a great start to the Christmas season with holiday music and cheer!


Another reason to celebrate is the great start our Center basketball teams have had with their seasons. Not only did the boys and girls teams both finish second in the Sangre Shootout tournament, but the JV and varsity girls and the varsity boys all won their first home game against John Mall. Way to go Vikings!






Upcoming Events

December 17th we will hold the annual Gift of Reading night. The event will start at 6:00 pm. There are a number of staff and community members who will be reading favorite Christmas stories to our students. Students and families will have the chance to make holiday crafts, visit with Santa Claus, eat holiday treats, and win some amazing prizes. Please come and enjoy the evening with us.


The Academic Recovery Center will be holding their annual Christmas dinner for students and families on Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Thursday afternoon we will have the staff Christmas party at Calvillos.


This week will wrap up our first semester of school. Thanks to all our staff for their hard work and dedication to providing our kids with the best education possible. Looking forward to a great 2020!

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