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Meet Finalists For Los Alamos High School Principal

on April 21, 2017 - 9:28am

LAPS News:

The community is invited to meet the three candidates being considered for principal of Los Alamos High School.

Meet the candidates Tuesday, April 25in the High School Speech Theater:

  • 5 p.m. - Laura Jeffery is the principal of Capshaw Middle School in Santa Fe Public Schools. She has 10 years of administrative experience, which includes assistant principal of Rio Rancho High School. 
  • 6 p.m. - Carter Payne is the principal of the Topper Freshman Academy in Los Alamos Public Schools.

Los Alamos Middle School Offers New Electives

on April 21, 2017 - 7:02am
LAMS Principal Mike Johnson and LAMS Receptionist Debbie Castro greet students in the middle school office. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

More elective classes are being offered at Los Alamos Middle for the 2017-2018 school year than ever before, Principal Mike Johnson said Monday. He said incoming seventh and eighth graders are excited about classes in Astronomy, Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to French and German, Jazz Band, and particularly Introduction to Forensics.

Two Introduction to Forensics classes will be led by

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AFTNM On Student Well-Being PISA Results

on April 21, 2017 - 5:40am
AFT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2015 PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) student well-being results released today:
 
“Today’s PISA report highlights another troubling statistic for the United States: our students are stressed out, with nearly 68 percent reporting anxiety related to testing, a full 13 percent higher than other international peers.

SFCC Partners With Seattle Film Institute On Accelerated Bachelor's Degree

on April 21, 2017 - 5:31am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces it is partnering with the Seattle Film Institute to offer an accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Film degree through the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road.
 
Students can choose concentrations in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Motion Graphics & Visual FX, or Sound Design and Recording Arts. The collaboration will help meet the demands of the state’s growing film industry by helping students obtain a bachelor’s degree in three years.
 
Also, for those seeking a graduate degree, the Seattle Institute program based

Cooking Classes Offered May 1, 3, 8, 10

on April 20, 2017 - 5:21pm
 
RAES News:
 
The Rio Arriba Extension Service in cooperation with NM Dept. of Health, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and New Mexico State University Coop. Extension Service, will offer a Kitchen Creations Diabetes cooking school for people with Type II diabetes. Classes will be limited to 15 participants and participants must be willing to commit to all four classes.
 
Classes are 5:30-8:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, May 1, 3, 8, 10, at the San Pedro Community Center, County Road 8 #30, Espanola.
 
Sign up today! Call the extension office 505.685.4523. New Mexico State

‘Rain Sung, Star Flung’ Premieres April 20

on April 20, 2017 - 4:50pm

CHAMISA News:

The community is invited to the premiere of “Rain Sung, Star Flung” at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Admission is free and the content is family-friendly, but suggested audience is 10 and up.

Chamisa 6th grade teacher/Drama Club Director Cindy Richard wrote this science fiction film set on an alien world dubbed “Neuwirth” that humans disembarking from an Earth colony ship are now attempting to colonize. There isn’t any other intelligent life on the planet ... or so they thought.

Laura Loy Tapped To Lead LAPS Foundation

on April 20, 2017 - 12:11pm

Laura Loy has been named executive director for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos native Laura Loy has been named executive director for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation organization. Loy is taking over from Joanna Gillespie, who served in the role for the past 12 years.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as director of such an impactful organization as the LAPS Foundation,” Loy said Tuesday during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

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