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Lottery Scholarship Gap Bill Goes To Governor

on March 17, 2017 - 8:50am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  Lottery Scholarship Grace Period legislation, SB 420, sponsored by Sen. Bill Soules of Las Cruces, March 15 was passed by the full New Mexico House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support.
 
The bill allows students to take up to 16 months off before beginning college, and still qualify for the state Lottery Scholarship assistance. The measure was the top priority for NMSU students. It was passed earlier in the session by the Senate, and now goes to the Governor for signature.
 
“I am pleased that legislators passed this bill that is so important to

PEEC: A Living And Exploding Universe This Weekend

on March 17, 2017 - 8:36am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium will kick off the weekend at 7 p.m. with an astronomy show at by Dr. Rick Wallace the explores what we know about life in the Universe. 
 
At 2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday, the film Exploding Universe will take attendees on a voyage through space and discover explosive events that shaped the Universe.
 
For more information about these and future planetarium shows, visit www.peecnature.or g/planetarium or call 505.662.0460.
 

Los Alamos School Board Elects New Officers

on March 17, 2017 - 8:22am
Jenny McCumber, left, and Andrea Cunningham at Tuesday's meeting of the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education in the Administration Building on Trinity Drive. The meeting was the first to include newly elected members Ellen Ben-Naim and Stephen Boerigter. Newly elected school board officers include McCumber as president. McCumber, Andrea Cunningham and Stephen Boerigter supported McCumber, while Ellen Ben Naim and Bill Hargraves voted for Hargraves. Cunningham was the sole candidate for vice president.

School Board Honors Departing LAPS Foundation Executive Director

on March 17, 2017 - 7:50am
LAPS Foundation Executive Director Joanna Gillespie, left, and Foundation Board President Cheryl Pongratz address the Los Alamos School Board Tuesday. Gillespie is leaving her post as executive director after a 12-year tenure. She has been the director of the organization since its inception in 2005. The Foundation has raised $1 million to benefit the Los Alamos Public Schools in that time. Pongratz said Gillespie has done 'a phenonimal job' as director.

Elementary Student Orchestra Performs At School Board In Honor of Music In Our Schools Month

on March 17, 2017 - 7:48am
LAPS Orchestra Teacher Michelle Rosette conducts the Enchanted Forest Ensemble, made up of students from all of the Los Alamos elementary schools as well as home schooled students. The group performs during Tuesday's School Board Meeting in honor of Music In Our Schools Month. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Scenes From LAPS Student Art Show

on March 16, 2017 - 4:41pm
Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus and Pinon Elementary Art Teacher Stephanie Ritner welcome guests to last Thursday's opening of the Los Alamos Public Schools Art Show. The show, which featues work from students at all of the Los Alamos Public Schools continues through March 31 at the Mesa Public Library Gallery. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
In full color. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young guests take in the show. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Whimsical art by elementary school students.  Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
High school

Los Alamos Freshman Academy Eases Transition From Middle School

on March 16, 2017 - 4:37pm
Topper Freshman Academy Principal Carter Payne in his office in the administration area, added at the front end of the building. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Topper Pride is spotted in the hallway at Topper Freshman Academy. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By MAIRE O’Neill
Los Alamos Daily Post

Transitioning from eighth to ninth grade can be a very difficult time in a young person’s life.

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