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Angelica Bishop, a Rio Rancho High forensics student, collects “evidence” inside an RV at a staged crime scene on the school campus. A “woman,” which was really a dummy, was found lying dead outside the vehicle. Students must collect and evaluate evidence as well as interview witnesses to find the “killer” or “killers,” using skills they’ve learned in class. (Marla Brose/Albuquerque Journal)

CSI: Rio Rancho

An RV with a chemistry lab inside and a “dead body” outside with an apparent head wound greeted some 200 forensic students at Rio Rancho High Thursday morning.

Students from Deanna Amend’s concert choir class at La Cueva High, including Julia King, sitting front left, applaud Jennifer Perez, a graduate student at the University of New Mexico, and pianist Martha Dalager, after they performed art songs March 10.

Art through melody

The Vocal Artistry Art Song Festival, now in its sixth year, will be April 24-26 in the music buildi …


Let’s study school success

What can I do to make education better?” That is the question asked by our Secretary of Education an …


Geographic Bee Friday at Hiland

The National Geographic Society’s New Mexico Geographic Bee will be Friday from 8 a.m. to noon at th …

Austin Walker, left, a student at SAMS Academy, demonstrates one of the school’s Redbird flight simulators for a visitor. The charter school has two of these simulators, which offer a range of motion to enhance the simulation.

Aeronautics on agenda at school

A two-story building adjacent to Double Eagle II Airport on Albuquerque’s West Mesa is helping creat …