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Masonic Waffle Breakfast For LAHS Robotics Saturday

on August 14, 2017 - 7:14am

Students Already Busy With Athletics And Activities

on August 13, 2017 - 3:27pm

LAHS Varsity and Junior Varsity Scrimmage Aug. 8 at Sullivan Field. Courtesy/LAPS

Topper Band Aug. 2 on the practice field. Courtesy/LAPS

Topper Band Aug. 2 on the practice field. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Even though school does not start until Thursday Aug. 17, Los Alamos secondary students are already busy with athletics and activities. This is after a summer filled with camps and clinics. 

The football team and band have completed two full weeks of grueling practice. The ROTC students and Solar Eclipse team are in full production mode.

Letter To The Editor: School Choice Needed For Education Progress In New Mexico

on August 12, 2017 - 6:29am
By PAUL J. GESSING, president
New Mexico’s Rio Grande Foundation
It’s back to school time in New Mexico. But throughout the summer three big education-related headlines have framed education policy issues that will impact our school children this year and for years to come:
  • The recently-completed court hearing as to whether New Mexico’s education system is “adequate” and whether the courts should attempt to force legislators to spend as much as an extra $600 million on K-12;
  • Sen.

LAPS Foundation Facilitates $75K In Donations 2016-17

on August 11, 2017 - 7:17pm
Students at Los Alamos Middle School work with an artist in residence, paid for by a LAPS Foundation grant, to create ceramic masterpieces. Courtesy/LAPSF


As budgets tighten, evaluations get stricter, and staff morale is critical, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has been working ever harder to facilitate donations to fill important gaps in the school district’s budget.

During the 2016-17 school year, that amounted to more than $75,000 toward opportunities and materials for students, professional development and staff appreciation for district educators,


PEEC: Painting Class With Lisa Coddington Aug. 31

on August 11, 2017 - 2:59pm
Rufous hummingbird and Indian paintbrush flowers by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC
PEEC News:
Artist and instructor Lisa Coddington is returning to teach a one-day workshop on painting using botanical and natural subjects Aug. 31 at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road. 
This class, made possible by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), is great for all skill levels. The workshop is 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 31. Register to learn techniques for creating realistic, still life, and nature-inspired art.
Participants will explore watercolor techniques

Los Alamos Civil Air Patrol Cadets Conduct Change Of Command And Promotion Ceremony

on August 11, 2017 - 9:01am

Cadet Cmdr. 2nd Lt. Stafford receives a flag from outgoing Cadet Cmdr. 2nd Lt. J.D. Downing. Courtesy/CAP

Cadet promotions, front row from left, C/Amn Adam Pacheco, C/Amn Gavin Robles, C/A1C Ty Swavely and C/SrA Malcolm Olsen, C/SMSgt Bryce Gentile. Second row is Deputy Commander for Cadets Lt. Col. Annette Peters. Courtesy/CAP

Cadets receiving certificates for their first Cadet Orientation Flight, front row from left, C/Amn Adam Pacheco, C/Amn Gavin Robles, C/A1C Ty Swavely and C/AB Kyle Gentile. Second row is Cadet Orientation Pilot Maj. Mark Peters. Courtesy/CAP


Letter To The Editor: UNM-LA’s Community Internship Collaboration Is A Great Program!

on August 11, 2017 - 8:10am
White Rock

Dear Community,

With school starting on the 17th, I want to let you know about something I did last semester that was awesome! I gained valuable experience, learned a lot, and EARNED 1 credit at UNMLA and $600.

How did I do this? I was an intern with the Community Internship Collaboration – a joint venture between LAHS, UNM-LA and businesses in our community.

This program will start again this semester. There are limited opportunities and if you are interested, you MUST ATTEND one of the upcoming orientation sessions:

  • Wednesday, Aug.