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Fifty-Four Los Alamos High School Students To Be Honored At Phi Beta Kappa Banquet April 23

on April 11, 2017 - 9:51am

2017 Banquet Guest Speaker Dr. Roger Wiens. Courtesy photo


By Valerie K. V. Wood
Los Alamos

Sunday evening, April 23, the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 61st annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School. Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States and has about 240 members in Los Alamos County (2 percent of the county’s adult population). 

The banquet for the honor graduates, Phi Beta Kappa Members and their guests, is 5:50 p.m. at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos and catered by The Blue Window.

The Class of 2017

LAHS Boys Tennis Team Honors Coach Lloyd Wilton

on April 10, 2017 - 6:16pm

The Los Alamos High School Boys Tennis Team pays homage to their Coach Lloyd Wilton, (Big Papa) today at Urban Park. Wilton is kneeling in front of a picture the team put on the wall of him from his days as a student at LAHS. Photo by Marianne Anaya

PEEC: Dr. Jonathan Dowell Presentation Tuesday

on April 10, 2017 - 4:58pm
PEEC News:
Dr. Jonathan Dowell of ReefNews, will make a 40-minute presentation, "Life on the Reef," with colorful pictures and stories about the amazing creatures that make up the coral reef.
Since 1997, Dr. Dowell has photographed thousands of creatures while visiting reefs from the Netherlands Antilles to the Marshall Islands. You'll see a Goby cleaning the teeth of a Moray Eel, Groupers that would swim up and look you in the eye, Angelfish in all the colors of the rainbow, and even giant Sharks.

AFTNM Respond To Budgetary Vetoes

on April 10, 2017 - 4:53pm
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“As expected, though unnecessary, Governor Martinez vetoed large swaths of the responsible, bi-partisan budget passed during the recent legislative session. Our union had hoped Governor Martinez would come to her senses and do what is best for New Mexicans, but her actions confirmed what many observers had long suspected – her line-item vetoes were less about ideology and more about settling petty scores with the Legislature.
“Governor Martinez’s vetoes

LAHS Sophomore Parent Night Tonight!

on April 10, 2017 - 12:54pm
LAHS News:
Los Alamos High School will host Sophomore Parent Night beginning at 6 p.m., Monday, April 10, in the Speech Theater. Parents of current LAHS sophomores and students are invited to this informative evening.
“Sophomore Parent Night gives parents an opportunity to learn what we as counselors are doing in the classroom with the sophomores in the month of April, as well as providing a review of this information for the students,” said Cassandra Olivas Chavez and Cristin Haake, school counselors at LAHS.

LAPS Announces Three Finalists For LAHS Principal

on April 9, 2017 - 4:37pm

LAPS News:

The upcoming school year will bring new leadership to Los Alamos High School. A committee made up of LAHS teachers and staff have narrowed the pool to three candidates.

Laura Jeffery:

She is the principal of Capshaw Middle School in Santa Fe Public Schools. She has 10 years of Administrative Experience, which also includes assistant principal of Rio Rancho High School. Her teaching experience includes HS Special Education, grades 10-12 in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Algebra. She also served as a 1st Lieutenant in the US Army.


Letter To The Editor: Governor's Glowing Picture Of Education At Odds With Data

on April 9, 2017 - 4:27pm
Los Alamos

What a glowing picture of education in New Mexico as presented by Governor Martinez in her April 2 announcement of changes to the teacher evaluation system - what many teachers feel is a tiny step in the right direction to simply superficial. 

Reading on through her missive, what should I believe - the Governor’s rosy picture of public education in New Mexico, or various education review evaluations that appear annually? For instance, the one reported on by Kim Burgess, Jan. 4, 2017, Albuquerque Journal Staff Writer, Study: NM ranks 49th in quality of education