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Mar 3 — Arts and education: Economic drivers

Our view: Arts and education: Economic drivers The Santa Fe New Mexican | Thursday, March 2, 2017 Even in a city that dates back to 1610, it’s a good idea to find out how other places conduct business — especially when considering universal challenges such as keeping a downtown alive. Across the country, as malls […]

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Mar 3 — N.M. School for the Arts seeks $15M to overhaul Sanbusco

By Robert Nott The Santa Fe New Mexican | Wednesday, March 1, 2017 The leaders of the state-chartered New Mexico School for   the Arts have raised about half of the $30 million they need to renovate and remodel a nearly vacant Railyard shopping center into a new campus by summer 2018. As part of their […]

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Jan 17 — N.M. high school graduation rate up to 71%

By Robert Nott | The Santa Fe New Mexican New Mexico’s high school graduation rate rose to 71 percent in 2016, the highest percentage since the state began tracking four-year rates in 2008, Gov. Susana Martinez announced Monday. The rate jumped 2½ points from the previous year and increased in 48 of the state’s 89 […]

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Oct 13 — Artist gives New Mexico School for the Arts trove of tools, books, sculptures

By Tripp Stelnicki The New Mexican | Thursday, October 13, 2016  Retiring artist gives New Mexico School for the Arts treasure of tools, books, sculptures Glenna Goodacre lifts an old blade, still sharp, from the table in her white-walled Santa Fe studio. It was her favorite. Why? “Because I could cut the bejeezus out of […]

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Oct 4 — A Signature Honor

Our view: The New Mexican | The Santa Fe New Mexican   A signature honor The designation of the New Mexico School for the Arts as Santa Fe’s first Blue Ribbon School is quite an achievement for an institution not even a decade old. Housed in a former Catholic elementary school — there are few […]

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Oct 3 — Destacando en las artes y en lo académico

Robert Nott | The New Mexican La New Mexico School for the Arts se ha ganado buena reputación por su programa creativo — un plan de estudios con enfoque en teatro, danza, música y artes visuales — diseñado a fomentar y desarrollar el talento de estudiantes de preparatoria de todo el estado. Pero además del enfoque […]

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Sep 29 — Student Performances Of Dance, Music, Theater, And Displays Of Visual Arts Oct. 5

Chris Clark | Los Alamos Daily Post NMSA News: New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) will perform at the Moving Arts Theater at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5 in Española. Moving Arts is co-sponsoring the free performance, which will feature all four of NMSA’s artistic focuses: dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Attendees will have […]

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Sep 29 — New Mexico School for the Arts named city’s first Blue Ribbon School

Robert Nott | The New Mexican    The New Mexico School for the Arts has earned a reputation for its creative programming — a curriculum centered on theater, dance, music and visual arts — designed to foster and develop the talents of high school students from across the state. But alongside the school’s Fame­like foundation, its […]

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Sep 28 — THE US SECRETARY OF EDUCATION NAMES THE NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL

THE US SECRETARY OF EDUCATION NAMES THE NEW MEXICO SCHOOL FOR THE ARTS A NATIONAL BLUE RIBBON SCHOOL RECOGNIZED AS ‘EXEMPLARY ACHIEVEMENT GAP CLOSING’ SCHOOL   Santa Fe, NM, September 28, 2016 — Today, the US Secretary of Education John B King named the New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) as a 2016 National Blue […]

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Sep 23 — New Mexico School for the Arts Free Performance at Moving Arts Theater in Española.

(Friday, September 23, 2016) Santa Fe, NM — On Wednesday, October 5, New Mexico School for the Arts (NMSA) will perform at the Moving Arts Theater in Española at 6:00pm. Moving Arts is co-sponsoring the free performance, which will feature all four of NMSA’s artistic focuses: dance, music, theater, and visual arts. Attendees will have […]

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Sep 15 — City Council nixes historic label for some Sanbusco structures

Daniel J. Chacón | The New Mexican The Santa Fe City Council on Wednesday overturned a decision by the Historic Districts Review Board to designate a couple of buildings at Sanbusco Market Center as historic, making it easier for the New Mexico School for the Arts to renovate the 88,000-square-foot shopping complex into a high school […]

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May 12 —

We are incredibly proud of the achievements of our graduating seniors!   NMSA’s 2015 graduation rate was 88.7%. We anticipate our class of 2016 will exceed this rate, and this will be finalized in the spring of 2017. As of today, 100% of graduating students have been accepted to institutions of higher education, 90% of our […]

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May 5 — NM School for the Arts Presents ArtSpring 2016 – May 19 and 20

(May 2, 2016) Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico School for the Arts will present ArtSpring, its annual year-end student performance and celebration, on May 19 and 20 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center in downtown Santa Fe!  The student performance, featuring an exuberant array of dance, theater, and music onstage, will be held at […]

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Apr 28 — HeARTbeats: UNLUCKY

Above: artwork by Senior MJ Lee Visual Arts seniors will be presenting their artwork in an exhibition titled “Unlucky,” April 29 through May 15 at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe (309 Read Street, near the Railyard). An opening reception with refreshments and music performed by the NMSA Jazz Ensemble will be held Friday, April […]

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Apr 19 — HeARTbeats: Gabe Kessler

Pictured: Gabe Kessler (left) in rehearsal for NMSA’s 2015 production of “Radium Girls” Gabe Kessler, a senior at NMSA studying theater, knew that the arts were in his future before attending the school, but not in the way he expected. “I was originally going to apply for visual arts,” he says. Though he had only […]

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Apr 15 — New Mexico School for the Arts to present UNLUCKY: Senior Visual Arts Exhibition at Lannan Foundation

(April 14, 2016) Santa Fe, NM –The New Mexico School for the Arts Visual Arts senior students will be presenting their artwork in an exhibition titled “Unlucky,” April 29 through May 15 at the Lannan Foundation in Santa Fe (309 Read Street, near the Railyard). An opening reception with refreshments and music performed by the […]

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Apr 5 — Edutopia to feature New Mexico School for the Arts in their “Schools that Work” series

(April 5, 2016) Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico School for the Arts is one of fifteen schools in the country to be selected by Edutopia, an initiative published by the George Lucas Educational Foundation, to be featured in their series “Schools that Work.” The series profiles K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are improving […]

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Mar 21 — HeARTbeats: Music Department Staged Show

This week, NMSA’s Music Department will bring two timeless stories to life on stage!     One of NMSA’s most unique annual productions is coming your way this weekend! The Music Department’s Staged Show brings classic musical theater works to life in a medley of selections from longer theatrical productions. This year, NMSA will be presenting […]

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Mar 14 — All Night Diner! A student-written, student-performed, student-directed series of one-acts brought to you in two wonderful menus!

The Theater Department’s next production, All Night Diner, is just around the corner! In this innovative model of theatrical storytelling, students take the lead in the creation, collaborative production, and performance of entirely original one-act plays. The series of one-acts is written by sophomores in NMSA’s playwriting class, directed by the seniors from the Directing Class, and acted […]

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Mar 2 — New Mexico School for the Arts to present 9th Grade Visual Arts Exhibition at Warehouse 21

(March 2, 2016) Santa Fe, NM – New Mexico School for the Arts will present “Delightful Decay,” an innovative visual arts exhibition featuring drawings and sculptures from NMSA’s 9th grade visual arts class, at Warehouse 21 from March 24 through April 1. The school will hold an opening reception for the exhibition on March 24 […]

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