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Tips For A Healthy School Year

on August 11, 2017 - 7:42am

From American Academy of Pediatrics

Making the First Day Easier

If your child seems nervous, remind him or her that there are probably a lot of students who are uneasy about the first day of school. This may be at any age. Teachers know that students are nervous and will make an extra effort to make sure everyone feels as comfortable as possible.
Point out the positive aspects of starting school to create positive anticipation about the first day. Your child will see old friends and meet new ones.

LAPS Announces Theme For 2017-2018 School Year

on August 10, 2017 - 4:44pm

LAPS News:

Today, Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus unveiled the theme for 2017-2018: Show Up! It Matters!

“We are incentivizing students to arrive at school ready to fully engage in learning,” Steinhaus said.

This year’s theme will also help inspire parents and staff to encourage our students about all aspects of success at school, including eating well, getting enough sleep, and arriving on time to class.

Analysis of LAPS data revealed that attendance and tardies are two key factors in student well-being and academic achievement, Steinhaus said.

Superintendent’s Back To School Message For Students

on August 10, 2017 - 4:41pm
Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Dear Students:

School starts Thursday, Aug. 17  ̶  the doors will be open for your arrival and everyone in the Los Alamos Public Schools is looking forward to providing a warm welcome!  

As you walk into the building on your first day of school, here are three things to remember.

First, everyone in the building is filled with mixed emotions – excitement, uneasiness, happiness about seeing friends, and maybe even a little fear about what lies ahead. You are not alone. When in doubt, ask. If you feel sad, talk to someone.

Superintendent’s Desk: Tips For School Success!

on August 10, 2017 - 4:35pm

Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus checks out student projects. Courtesy/LAPS


LAPS Superintendent

For parents, caregivers, and students, here are tips for a successful 2017-18 school year.


Attitude is Important – Whether it’s a first impression or the way you act when you are frustrated, your attitude is a choice. Perhaps the most important choice you make every day!
Personal care – Make a plan to get plenty of sleep, reserve time to study, and prepare healthy regular meals (yes, students can help with food preparation).  Try to make time for at least five

Los Alamos Public Schools Welcomes New Staff

on August 10, 2017 - 4:32pm
LAPS welcomes new teacherrs at orientation Tuesday. They pose here with Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, right. Photo by John McHale/
Ten new LAPS classified employees attend orientation Wednesday and are welcomed by Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus, left. Photo by John McHale/

Scenes From LAHS Freshman Registration

on August 10, 2017 - 6:53am

Los Alamos High School Principal Carter Payne checks in students at Wednesday afternoon's Freshman Orientation. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Freshman Daniela Bojorquez, left, chats with teacher Patricia Burnside Wednesday afternoon at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Los Alamos High School Principal Carter Payne and Assistant Principal Renee Dunwoody welcome students to Freshman Registration. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Barb Baker distributes textbooks Wednesday to freshmen from Topper Freshman Academy.

American Federation Of Teachers New Mexico Recaps Visit By AFT EVP Mary Cathryn Ricker

on August 9, 2017 - 9:05am
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers Executive Vice President Mary Cathryn Ricker and American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statements:
“It is incredibly meaningful to have Executive Vice President Ricker take time out of her busy schedule to visit and welcome public educators in New Mexico.