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Spring 2021

New Mexico History


with Wes Koerner

Calendar Current session started Jan 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 18 weeks


New Mexico History and Geography Seminar.  This is a survey course of the historical, political, economic, social, cultural, religious and geographic features of New Mexico.  The focus of classwork will be lectures, note-taking, and discussion of New Mexico's colorful history and geography, especially the story of New Mexicans from prehistory to the present.

In order for parents to be able to modify the class to meet the needs of multi-age or multi-skill level students, required work will be minimal; mostly students will be expected to do some reading or other research to be able to join the discussion.  However, optional assignments will be provided to parents to allow for parent discretion in modifying the class for their particular student, including textbook reading with review work, suggested readings from historical or literary works, term papers or presentations, and for younger students modeling and poster projects.  In order to receive high school credit a student should demonstrate an understanding of how the aspects of New Mexico's History contribute to or are reflected in issues today.

Text:  A History of New Mexico Second Revised Edition by Clavin A. Roberts, PhD and Susan A. Roberts, PhD University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque 1991, This edition is out-of-print but preserves valuable information that has been lost in more recent revisions.  A used copy of the text will be provided on loan to each enrolled student.

Contact: Wes Koerner

No Class March 25, 2021

Virtual Option - a google meet link will be provided for students wishing to join virtually.  They will be watching the in-person class.

Sibling discount: $15 Use promo code XTRA 

Wes Koerner holds a B.A. in History from the University of New Mexico.  He is also a licensed  teacher, U.S. Army Veteran, and New Mexico Native with a love and passion for the land of Enchantment.

Note: PLANT, Inc. registration fees are non-refundable once paid by credit card.  If this class has not yet met it minimum (indicated by 'will run'), it is recommended that you choose to pay by check or cash.  Once the minimum has been met you can send a check or call with a credit card. 

Say It With Class: Public Speaking Class
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Say It With Class: Public Speaking Class


with Nancy Lauser

Students gain confidence and develop skill in speaking, by practicing impromptu speeches, prepared speeches, interpretive reading, giving and receiving evaluations, enunciation exercises, and "think on your feet" games.  

Ages 12+, Is your student younger than 12? Students 10 or 11 years old admitted on a case-by-case basis.  Call me!

Contact: Nancy Lauser  505-553-2603 

Discounts: Discounts for military families.  Sorry, no discounts for students from the same family. Instructor does trades and payment plans if finances are a hindrance to attending class.  Contact Nancy Lauser to arrange discounts.

$10 discount for your registration per family that signs up at your referral.  If a student includes your name in the 'Referred By?' question on their registration, you will receive a promo code.

Class Description

Contact: Nancy Lauser (text is best way) 505-553-2603

No class during STUFF or when Card Making class meets Feb 3, 17, Mar 3, 17, Apr. 28 May 12

No make-up weeks for snow

PLANT, Inc. fees are non-refundable if paid by credit card.  If class has not yet met its minimum (indicated by 'will run').  It is recommended that you pay by check. 



with Wes Koerner

Calendar Current session started Mar 16, 2021 at 4 pm, runs for 9 weeks
1 additional session on Mar 16, 2021

Ages 8-17 

(younger students are welcome but need to have the ability to learn rules and the emotional maturity to participate in the logistics of the game)

Non-competitive, fun physical education class.

 No Class March 23, 2021

Teen Kickball


with Wes Koerner

Calendar Current session started Mar 17, 2021 at 4:30 pm, runs for 9 weeks

For ages 13 - 19

Bigger field, faster, harder... same great non-competitive kickball fun for Teens Only.

Teens are encouraged to play both Tuesday and Wednesday in order to help the younger kids learn the game.  If you want to also register for Tuesday kickball use promo code "kickit" for $10 off the Tuesday class. 

Contact:  Wes Koerner

No Class March 24, 2021

Full Course
History of Rock'n Roll
Registration Unavailable

History of Rock'n Roll


with Edwin Aybar

Survey of popular music in the United States from the 1840s until the present.  Delivery style is mainly lecture, but I do recommend that only schoolers (ages 15-18 perhaps) be in the class due to the nature of some of the music with themes of romance, betrayal, race relations etc. 

Contact: Edwin Aybar

More about Edwin

Social Dance Class


with Edwin Aybar

Calendar Current session started May 11, 2021 at 5:30 pm, runs for 8 weeks
3 additional sessions through Jul 6, 2021

Partner dance class with an emphasis on the rhythm (or Latin) dances: Salsa, bachata, merengue.  We might also introduce some swing and waltz, depending on the progress of the class.  Several sessions wiil be made available to ensure adequate dance space.  No partner necessary; expect frequent partner switching.  Class wil be mostly physical movement with some introductory material on the history of music and dance.

Contact: Edwin Aybar

More about Edwin

5:30 Session is recommended for ages 10-14

6:30 Session is recommended for ages 15+

Spanish Classes for the Little Ones


with Tani Masters

Calendar Next available session starts Sep 8, 2021 at 9 am, runs for 11 weeks

Ages 4-7

Activities that include music, corporate expression, book reading and more

$15 materials fee per student to be paid to Tani Masters by cash or check on first day of class

Contact: Tani Masters


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