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Sunday Howl 9.20.20

PTO Meeting and committees- Thank you to all who attended our first PTO meeting!  We had a great turn-out and many parents want to get involved.  Our next meeting will be October 6th at 6:30 pm.  As of right now, we have formed 3 committees.  If you would like to join one or more of them, please sign up using this link

Lunch ordering for week of 9/28 - 10/2 - needs to be submitted  by Thursday  9/24 - link

Tutoring - Please encourage your student to reach out to teachers to get help in classes they are struggling on. 

Parent Survey - Please fill out the term 2 survey for all of your students who attend Explore Academy. If Explore Academy resumes in person hybrid learning for Term 3 all students (hybrid and online) would resume the regular bell schedule from 7:40am to 3:11pm.

Explore Academy is still weighing the decision to resume in person hybrid learning for the Fall based on Covid 19 numbers in the state, mandates from the Governor's Office, the Department of Health, and the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED). NMPED at this time has not released students in either Middle or High School grades to come back for in person hybrid learning.

Parent Access for Google Classroom - At least one  parent of each new student will be receiving an invite for access to Google Classroom, via email, by Tuesday 9/22.  If the invite doesn’t arrive, contact your child’s 2nd period teacher  for follow up.  If your child doesn’t have a 2nd period class, contact one of the other teachers.  

PowerSchool Access - A parent of each family, as well as each student, should have a  PowerSchool account.  This website is vital for keeping track of attendance and grades.  Email about this has already been sent to each family (but may be in spam).  Email Newell Ramsey,, if any questions.

Term 2 Exit Exams: Exit exams for term 2 and the end of the first  quarter for middle school will be on Tuesday and Wednesday, October  6 and 7. Please make sure your student(s)  is in class for these days.  Term break days will be Thursday and Friday, October 8 and 9.  

Terms 3 and 4 Scheduling - For all 8th graders and new 9th graders, please fill out the terms 3 & 4 flavor form. If an 8th grade student tries to register using the high schedule form, their response will be deleted and a new schedule will be built from their responses on the flavor form. For returning 9th grade students, and 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students fill out the Terms 3 & 4 scheduling forms. These forms are required to be completed by Wednesday, September 23rd. Please be aware if your student chooses classes that they already credit for or do not have the prerequisite for, they will be rescheduled for classes they need. Also remember to schedule a lunch flex in periods 3, 4, or 5, and a study hall flex for 1, 2, 6, or 7 periods. 

School Lunches:

The National School Lunch Program is being extended into the fall for all public schools.  This means that school lunches are free at this time. Check the Howl each week for the link that provides the weekly lunch menu.  These menus are posted a week in advance. 

  1. Place your order by Thursday of each week for the following week using this link:

  2. Pick up weekly lunch order on Monday’s at the Explore Academy  Masthead location. 

If you live too far from Explore we are told that APS and RRPS are also offering seamless meals as long as your child is between 1 and 18 years of age.  Parents / guardians can contact the school closest to them. 

Click here for the School lunch link:

Honor Roll

Congratulations to our students in grades 8-12 who made honor roll in passing all of their classes for the first term of the year. Students in grades 6 and 7 will be included in the Honor Roll after the completion of Quarter 1 middle school classes in October.

Abbott, Whitney

Acton, Shelby

Acton, Wesley

Adair, Ethan

Adams, Adelle

Adams, Carly

Aguilar, Mia

Aldrich, Maverick

Anzo, Donovan

Apodaca, Fernando

Arce, Leslie

Assed, Izzideen

Austermann, Laura

Avila, Hannah

Avila, Mia

Baca, Martin

Baird, Chelsea

Barton, Natalia

Baum, Beth

Block, Anastasia

Borunda, Jaime

Boucher, Gavin

Bran, Camila

Brown, Karissa

Brown, Kassidy

Brown, Keowyn

Buksas, Eric

Byers, Ettoria

Campbell, Chloe

Cardenas, Aidan

Carlen, Aurora

Chavez, Landon

Chavez, Macario

Chavkin Moreno, Corbin

Cuevas, Selena

Dahringer, Jillian

Dann, Addison

Daugherty, Baylei

Davila, Julius

De Groot, Sophia

Desai, Sudhir

Diaz, Brayden

Diaz, Haley

Dimas, Colin

Divine, Riann

Edwards, Jimmie

Encinias, Soleana

Farrenkopf, Tessa

Fazio, Vincent

Fernandez, Gabriela

Fielder, Corbin

Fields-Haley, Sedona

Flemming, Landon

Flemming, Sawyer

Franchere, Logan

Fuller, Avery

Furlow, Henry

Gaddis, Jessica

Gaeta, J Rocco

Gallegos, Sofia

Gallegos, Stephanie

Garza-Cassell, Shaylynn

Geoffrion, Joshua

Gonzales, Amelie

Gonzales, Sierra

Gonzalez, Sofia

Gray, Amy

Greer, John

Greer, Keye

Grenko-Sanchez, Simonita

Griffith, Zohar

Gurney, Lucas

Hamma, Kazuhito

Han, Seoyeon

Harris, Leo

Harrison, Shayne

Hart, Sophia

Hatcher, Sky

Hay, Cayden

Hayes, Raecheleia

Hesley, Isabella

Hicks, Maya

Higgins, Liam

Hines, Valeria

Holt, Scott

Hopkins, Samuel

Hugger, Felicitas

Huntsman, Jacque

Jahn, Victoria

Johannesen, Loucielle

Johnson, Isaac

Jones, Casien

Jones, Dalton

Jones, Kayla

Kearney, Kayl

Kennington, Miles

Kim, Kaiden

Kim, Tyler

Kitchen, Daniel

Li, Pengzhen

Lines, Elias

Lines, Soren

LoCicero, Breanna

Lofrese, Bella

Lopez, Pedro

Lopez, Tiffany

Lucas, Logan

Mandeville, Aurora

Mandeville, Mason

Marino, Amaya

Marson, Benjamin

Martinez, Emma

Martinez, Jack

McIntyre, Reese

Mckeown, Elsa

Metzler, Amber

Miller, Lydia

Mondragon, Benicio

Montelongo, Korina

Montoya, Mya

Moreno-Hyrons, Ayana

Nakamura, Jenna

Nez, Zilong

Nichols, Jaylin

Nitti, Brooke

Nitti, Paige

Noh, Joon

Nordin, Amri

Oakeley, Lilia

Ochenrider, Catherine

Oranday, Gabriel

Ortiz, Melody

Ortiz-Duran, James

Parmenter, Jacob

Pauley, Quinn

Payne, Rebekah

Pelosa, Averiella

Perez, Addyson

Perez, Trinity

Polder, Andrew

Polder, Daniel

Pope, Nathan

Potts, Erin

Raia, Joshua

Reid, Aidan

Reid, Flannery

Reisz, Silas

Rivas-Johnson, Erin

Robinson, Lillian

Roenfranz, Carson

Romero, Angelina

Romero, Ava

Romero-Weaver, Kiana

Rusk, Analise

Sahlstrom, Joshua

Sanders, Logan

Schuh, Everett

Sedillo, Nerea

Serrano, Angel

Sierra, Cruz

Silva, Elijah

Silver, Colin

Sirignano, Anthony

Skenandore, Elijah

Smith, Axel

Streiff, Hunter

Tarrant, Haley

Thompson, Hayden

Vallecorsa, Joani

Veleta, Thalia

Vener, Lara

Verduzco, Alan

Vogl, Raeanna

Waites, Ezra

Walker, Andrew

Warfield, Charles

Warfield, Thomas

Watson, Nevaeh

Wendt, John

Wilson, Rachel

Wittwer, Matthew

Woodruff, River

Wouters, Abigail

Young, Caitlyn

Zamora, Damian

Ziegler, Sonye

Zortman, Samuel

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