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LAPS Announces New Principals At LAMS And Piñon

on June 14, 2017 - 3:38pm

LAPS News:

After an extensive interview process involving teachers, staff and parents, two Principal positions have been filled in the Los Alamos Public Schools. 

Ivanna Austell is the incoming principal at Piñon Elementary School in White Rock and Pamela Miller will serve as assistant principal at Los Alamos Middle School.

Ivanna Austell

Austell has a Master of Arts (MA) in Educational Leadership and Administration from Eastern New Mexico and a second MA in Educational Technology from Lesley College. Her Bachelor’s degree is in Early Childhood and Elementary Education.

LAPS To Launch 1:1 Initiative In 2017-2018

on June 13, 2017 - 4:08pm

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LAPS News:

Starting with the 2017 - 2018 school year, the Los Alamos Public Schools will issue a 14-inch Chromebook to every student in grades 7-12.

Project Lead Salvador Zapien for the 1:1 Initiative said that a teacher survey found that studnt access to appropriate technology is an important part of today’s learning environment.

Funding for the devices came from home owners and businesses in Los Alamos through House Bill 33, a state referendum designed to furnish schools with equipment.


Community Invited To Bingo Night Wednesday At IHM

on June 13, 2017 - 2:24pm

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The community is invited to attend Bingo Night, 6:30-8 p.m. Wednesday, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish Hall. Packets are $20 each and 16 games will be played. The event is a fundraiser for the parish youth group.

Prizes will be gift baskets with a minimum value of $20. Frito pies, chili dogs, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase.

"This will be a great night out for all ages," IHM Youth Minister Kendra Wilhelm said. "If it is successful, we will have more Bingo Nights in the future."

Immaculate Heart of Mary is at 3700 Canyon Road and the Parish

Families And School Districts Seek Court Action Against State of New Mexico

on June 13, 2017 - 1:20pm

  • Landmark Education Suit Claims Students’ Constitutional Rights Are Being Violated

SANTA FE—A state-court trial will start Monday in a landmark education lawsuit that alleges New Mexico is violating the state constitutional rights of students placed at risk.

The trial will focus on legal claims filed by MALDEF (Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund) and the New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty (the Center) challenging the state’s failure to provide economically disadvantaged students, English-language learners (ELL), Native Americans, and students with disabilities

KIDS COUNT Data Book: New Mexico Ranked 49th In Nation For Child Well-Being

on June 11, 2017 - 6:48am
VFC News:
ALBUQUERQUE — While New Mexico is stuck near the bottom in child well-being — ranking 49th out of the 50 states — there is some good news in the annual KIDS COUNT® Data Book, which is set for release Tuesday, June 13, by the Annie E. Casey Foundation.
“We’ve seen really great improvements in measures of health and, as with last year, we can attribute much of that to the expansion of Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act,” said New Mexico KIDS COUNT Director Amber Wallin.

Northern New Mexico College Offers Three Bachelor’s Degree Programs At Santa Fe Higher Education Center

on June 11, 2017 - 6:32am
NNMC News:
ESPANOLA  Northern New Mexico College plans to offer three bachelor’s degree programs at the Santa Fe Higher Education Center (HEC) starting in fall 2017.
Under a recent agreement with HEC, Northern will offer bachelor’s programs in Information Engineering Technology, Business Administration/Project Management, and Integrative Studies/Psychology.
The three Northern programs are not currently offered by the HEC’s other partner institutions, and will enhance bachelor’s degree options for students in Santa Fe and the surrounding areas.
“NNMC faculty and staff are very

Free Alzheimer’s Presentation Offered In Santa Fe

on June 11, 2017 - 6:30am
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free class in Santa Fe, offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter 10-11 a.m. Wednesday, July 7, hosted by the Kingston Residence, 2400 Legacy Court, Santa Fe, NM, 87507. The class is free and open to all citizens of Santa Fe and surrounding communities.
To register, or for more information, contact David Davis at 505.473.1297 or The event is free of