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LAPS Announces The Healthy Schools Initiative Community Book Read

on March 16, 2017 - 4:03pm
 
LAPS News:
 
The LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative invites parents, teachers, and community members to join a Community Book Read sponsored by 100+ Women Who Care and the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation.
 
LAPS staff gather on a regular basis in professional learning circles to read and discuss the latest developments in educational research and practice. These book groups have been supported by the LAPS Foundation and other generous funders. They provide a venue for exchanging ideas and building mutual support.
 
The Healthy Schools Initiative would like to extend this

UNM-LA Students Consider LANL Technician Pipeline

on March 16, 2017 - 10:27am

Students with a variety of educational interests attend the recent presentation by Debbie Martinez who is the HR lead on the LANL Institutional Technician Pipeline Job Program. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Associate Professor of Mathematics Dr. Irina Alvestad and UNM-LA student Justin Garcia chat with presenter Debbie Martinez. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

In an ongoing effort to help students transition to the workforce, faculty at UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) regularly invite representatives from Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to campus to speak about opportunities at

LAHS Key Club Elects Officers For Next Year

on March 15, 2017 - 8:27am

LAHS student Sydne Ashford is the newly elected Lieutenant Governor of the Sangre de Cristo Division of the Southwest District Key Club. Photo by Morris Pongratz

LAHS Key Club President-elect Miriam Wallstrom. Photo by Morris Pongratz

LAHS Key Club Vice President-elect Radhika Iyer. Photo by Morris Pongratz

KEY CLUB News:

The 75 members of the Los Alamos High School Key Club have elected their officers for the 2017-2018 school year.

The new officers include President-elect Miriam Wallstrom, Vice President-elect Radhika Iyer, Secretary-elect Sara Shiina, Co-Treasures-elect Zoe Hemez and

Guided Hike With Jean Dewart This Sunday

on March 15, 2017 - 8:04am
View of the Rio Grande from Blue Dot Trail. Photo by Craig Martin
 
PEEC News:
 
Join LANL meteorologist and Los Alamos Mountaineering Club member Jean Dewart for a challenging hike in White Rock Canyon with PEEC.
 
This guided hike down Ancho Canyon and up Blue Dot Trail includes great views, interesting petroglyphs, natural springs, and 1,000 feet of elevation gain—all the climbing is on the return trip. Participants will enjoy great views, experience a variety of ecosystems, and get a workout!
 
To hike Ancho to Blue Dot with PEEC, register online at www.peecnature.org.
 

Nationally Recognized Summer STEM Program Coming To Barranca Mesa Elementary Week Of June 19

on March 14, 2017 - 10:37pm

EDUCATION News:

Camp Invention, a nationally recognized, nonprofit summer enrichment camp program, is coming to Barranca Mesa the week of June 19. Camp Invention is a program of the National Inventors Hall of Fame®, a nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing inventors and invention, promoting creativity, and advancing the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship. What makes this camp truly unique is that the curriculum is inspired by some of our nation’s most brilliant minds — the Inductees of the National Inventors Hall of Fame.

For students entering kindergarten through sixth

New Teacher Evaluation System Passes Senate

on March 14, 2017 - 5:40pm

STATE News:

 

SANTA FE – On a strongly bipartisan basis, the New Mexico Senate today passed legislation to develop a new system for evaluating teachers and principals that relies less heavily on students’ scores on controversial standardized tests. By a vote of 30-7, with both Democratic and Republican support, SB 34 was passed by the Senate. 

The bill, sponsored by Sen. Howie Morales of Silver City, also was amended to include language offered by Republican Sen. Craig Brandt from the historic Senate override earlier in the day of the Governor’s veto of teacher sick days legislation.

LAPS: Notice Of Possible Quorum Thursday

on March 14, 2017 - 3:08pm

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