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LAHS Needs Community's Help Now

on April 25, 2013 - 8:47am

LAHS News:

Votes needed now ... Los Alamos High School is closing in on a special $2,500 prize but needs a last ditch effort from the community to win.

"All help is needed as we are still in second place," said LAHS Athletic/Activities Director Vicki T. Nelms.

The U.S. Bank Rally4Rewards program is nearing its end ... voting closes in three days. LAHS is one of three finalists in its respective classification.

It’s time to “Rally the Troops” and sprint to the finish line to give LAHS the best opportunity to win the special $2,500 prize.

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'Expedition Caving Basics' Talk/Video April 30

on April 25, 2013 - 8:13am

Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The public is invited to attend "Expedition Caving Basics" at 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, April 30 at Mesa Public Library.

Caver Beth Cortright of the Pajarito Environmental Education center will provide details, pictures, and video of a typical caving expedition where a small team of highly-trained cavers spend about one week underground.

During this time, the group lives and works together inside the cave. Based out of a camp, teams travel to predetermined areas in the cave every day to map it within a few degrees of error.

The end goal can be related to geology,

Possibly First Ever Sighting of Long-billed Curlews in Los Alamos

on April 24, 2013 - 7:45am
Long-billed curlews in grassy areas north of San Ildefonso Road. Photo by Dave Yeamans
 
Long-billed curlews in grassy areas north of San Ildefonso Road. Photo by Dave Yeamans
 
Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos Open Space Specialist Craig Martin, one day after Earth Day and two days after his installation as a Living Treasure of Los Alamos, crowned the occasion with what may be the first ever sighting of eight long-billed curlews in the grassy areas north of San Ildefonso Road on North Mesa.
 
He spotted them at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, photographed them and alerted the PEEC

Terry Wallace, Mike Wismer Join Great Conversations!

on April 23, 2013 - 9:56am

LAPSF News:

Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. 

This is the 4th Annual Great Conversations hosted by the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and it takes place 2-5 p.m., April 28 at Los Alamos High School in the new building. 

This is the sixth in a series about the conversations that will take place:

Terry Wallace: Earthquakes, Meteorites and Hurricanes Rockin’ the Crowded Planet!

Terry Wallace is the Principal Associate Director for Global Security at Los Alamos National Laboratory. 

Atomic Flying Pickles Attend White House Science Fair

on April 23, 2013 - 9:12am

The Atomic Flying Pickles. Courtesy Photo

GIRL SCOUT News:

The Atomic Flying Pickles of Los Alamos were selected to attend the third annual White House Science Fair Monday, April 22.

President Obama hosted the event and celebrated the student winners of a broad range of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) competitions from across the country. 
 
The Atomic Flying Pickles are a FIRST LEGO League (FLL) Team includes Catherine, 12, Summer, 12, Evelyn, 11, Haylee, 11, and Lauren, 12, all sixth graders at Mountain Elementary School and Girl Scout Cadettes of Girl Scouts of New

Log In for LAHS by April 30!

on April 23, 2013 - 8:06am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School has a chance to win $2,500 in the Rally4Rewards contest sponsored by U.S. Bank through the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA.)

All that's required is logging on before April 30 to the websites listed below and voting for LAHS.

Moriarty and Los Lunas are the other two high schools in the LAHS division. LAHS was in the lead before spring break, but has dropped behind Moriarty by more than 1,000 votes.

"We are asking all our community members as well as our staff and students to log in and vote for LAHS," LAHS Activities Director Vicki Nelms said.
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Teacher Files Lawsuit Against Los Alamos Public Schools

on April 22, 2013 - 4:09pm
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

A Los Alamos Public Schools Special Education teacher is suing the district, its superintendent, and the principal of Aspen Elementary School.

Attorney Kate Ferlic of Egolf, Ferlic & Day, LLC in Santa Fe filed the lawsuit Thursday, April 18 in District Court with a complaint for relief and jury trial demand on behalf of her client Zeynep Unal, a Turkish-born special education teacher, for violations of the New Mexico Human Rights Act, defamation and breach of contract.

In the suit, Aspen Elementary School Principal Kathryn Vandenkieboom, who served

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