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NJROTC Spring Awards Ceremony

on April 25, 2017 - 8:54pm
Danae Nielsen sings the national anthem at the NJROTC Spring Awards Ceremony April 20. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
IMG4430 Representatives of various community organizations wait to present awards to LAHS NJROTC cadets at their Spring Awards Ceremony. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
Graduating NJROTC seniors honored at the Spring Awards Ceremony, from left, Samantha Miller, Ryan Schultz, Thomas Kwei, Danekah Olguin, Adam Merrill and Holly Hayes. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

NJROTC NEWS:

The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Spring Awards and Recognition

LAHS’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Up For Multiple Popejoy Awards!

on April 25, 2017 - 2:19pm

Popejoy Award nominees for their performances in Mary Poppins, from left, Lauren Partin, Jessica Erkkila and Ben Hanlon. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School production of “Mary Poppins” has been nominated for the prestigious New Mexico High School Musical Theater Popejoy Award. In addition, Ben Hanlon has been nominated for Best Male actor and both Jessica and Lauren Partin have been nominated for Best Female Actor.

“We are very honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this production,” said Jason Rutledge, musical director for the show.

Free Presentation Of 'Basics of Alzheimer’s'

on April 25, 2017 - 8:40am
AA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free presentation in Los Alamos, NM 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 and will be held Monday, May 22, from 1-2 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior center, 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos NM, 87544. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities.
 
For more information or to register, contact David Davis 

Taos Students Visit Museum Thanks To BSMA

on April 24, 2017 - 7:46am

BSM Educator Liz Martineau shows students the flash light they will use to make shadows during an activity. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

BSM Educator Gordon McDonough explains the Human Battery exhibit to Taos second graders during their recent field trip. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

Taos second graders use a tool to create short and long shadows. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

​BSMA News:

Approximately 50 Taos second-graders were able to visit the Bradbury Science Museum Thursday in downtown Los Alamos, thanks to the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA).

“Thank you!

LAHS' Faith Koh Is Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

on April 23, 2017 - 12:16pm

Faith Koh

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School Senior Faith Koh has been named one of 722 semifinalists in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from nearly 5,100 candidates expected to graudate from U.S. high schools this year.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 53rd year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic acheivements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.

The

More Scenes From PEEC's Earth Day 2017

on April 23, 2017 - 7:55am

A large crowd turns out for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Executive Director Katie Bruell at the PEEC information booth shows visitors the new 'passport' during Saturday's Earth Day event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Norma the Scientist wearing her 'Science Matters' button receives a hug from a young admirer. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Nirankar Ambriz with a female Mississippi Kite from the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation.

Los Alamos Celebrates Earth Day!

on April 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
The PEEC Earth Day Celebration draws a big crowd today to the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers provide an Earth Day blowout. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The Recycle Man and his young friend add some rhythm to the celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Young gardeners. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
A volunteer from the Santa Fe Raptor Center shows off a barn owl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel demonstrates

Chamisa Elementary 6th Graders Enriched Through Artist In Residence Experience

on April 22, 2017 - 6:24am

Cecile Lipworth brings an inspiring discussion to 6th grade students at Chamisa about celebrating courage and resilience through Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s stories on cloth. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Stephanie Riggs introduces the Arpilleras from Peru to the students. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Students receive advice on the next steps in the project. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Chamisa sixth graders their show completed artwork. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

By RENEE MITSUNAGA
Chamisa Art Teacher

Cecile Lipworth, a guest speaker from an arts educational nonprofit organization called Art and

'Basic Genealogy Checklist' Talk April 30

on April 22, 2017 - 5:56am
LAGA News:
 
As part of the Genealogy Lecture Series at Santa Fe Main Library, Henrietta Martinez Christmas and Paul Rhetts will talk about their new book, The Basic Genealogy Checklist. They will talk about all the tools and resources available to anyone exploring their family genealogy.
 
The book explains everything from libraries, cemeteries, census forms, family bibles, enlistment forms, and newspapers, to Ancestry.com and the Mormon Church. Henrietta Christmas has a special expertise in Hispanic genealogy and is the current President of the New Mexico Genealogical Society.

Meet Finalists For Los Alamos High School Principal

on April 21, 2017 - 9:28am

LAPS News:

The community is invited to meet the three candidates being considered for principal of Los Alamos High School.

Meet the candidates Tuesday, April 25in the High School Speech Theater:

  • 5 p.m. - Laura Jeffery is the principal of Capshaw Middle School in Santa Fe Public Schools. She has 10 years of administrative experience, which includes assistant principal of Rio Rancho High School. 
  • 6 p.m. - Carter Payne is the principal of the Topper Freshman Academy in Los Alamos Public Schools.

Los Alamos Middle School Offers New Electives

on April 21, 2017 - 7:02am
LAMS Principal Mike Johnson and LAMS Receptionist Debbie Castro greet students in the middle school office. Photo by Maire O’Neill/ladailypost.com
 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

More elective classes are being offered at Los Alamos Middle for the 2017-2018 school year than ever before, Principal Mike Johnson said Monday. He said incoming seventh and eighth graders are excited about classes in Astronomy, Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to French and German, Jazz Band, and particularly Introduction to Forensics.

Two Introduction to Forensics classes will be led by

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AFTNM On Student Well-Being PISA Results

on April 21, 2017 - 5:40am
AFT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2015 PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) student well-being results released today:
 
“Today’s PISA report highlights another troubling statistic for the United States: our students are stressed out, with nearly 68 percent reporting anxiety related to testing, a full 13 percent higher than other international peers.

SFCC Partners With Seattle Film Institute On Accelerated Bachelor's Degree

on April 21, 2017 - 5:31am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces it is partnering with the Seattle Film Institute to offer an accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Film degree through the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road.
 
Students can choose concentrations in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Motion Graphics & Visual FX, or Sound Design and Recording Arts. The collaboration will help meet the demands of the state’s growing film industry by helping students obtain a bachelor’s degree in three years.
 
Also, for those seeking a graduate degree, the Seattle Institute program based

Cooking Classes Offered May 1, 3, 8, 10

on April 20, 2017 - 5:21pm
 
RAES News:
 
The Rio Arriba Extension Service in cooperation with NM Dept. of Health, Diabetes Prevention and Control Program and New Mexico State University Coop. Extension Service, will offer a Kitchen Creations Diabetes cooking school for people with Type II diabetes. Classes will be limited to 15 participants and participants must be willing to commit to all four classes.
 
Classes are 5:30-8:30 p.m., Monday and Wednesday, May 1, 3, 8, 10, at the San Pedro Community Center, County Road 8 #30, Espanola.
 
Sign up today! Call the extension office 505.685.4523. New Mexico State

‘Rain Sung, Star Flung’ Premieres April 20

on April 20, 2017 - 4:50pm

CHAMISA News:

The community is invited to the premiere of “Rain Sung, Star Flung” at 7-9 p.m. Thursday, April 20 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.

Admission is free and the content is family-friendly, but suggested audience is 10 and up.

Chamisa 6th grade teacher/Drama Club Director Cindy Richard wrote this science fiction film set on an alien world dubbed “Neuwirth” that humans disembarking from an Earth colony ship are now attempting to colonize. There isn’t any other intelligent life on the planet ... or so they thought.

Laura Loy Tapped To Lead LAPS Foundation

on April 20, 2017 - 12:11pm

Laura Loy has been named executive director for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos native Laura Loy has been named executive director for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation organization. Loy is taking over from Joanna Gillespie, who served in the role for the past 12 years.

“I am very excited for the opportunity to serve as director of such an impactful organization as the LAPS Foundation,” Loy said Tuesday during an interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post.

LANL: Students Showcase Projects At 27th Annual Supercomputing Challenge

on April 20, 2017 - 10:48am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. The Supercomputing Challenge is project-based learning geared to teaching a wide range of skills: research, writing, teamwork, time management, oral presentations and computer programming. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Team-based research highlights a wide range of skills

More than 200 New Mexico students and teachers from 55 different teams will come together April 24-25 at the  Jewish Community Center in Albuquerque to showcase their computing research projects at the 27th annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony.

“It is encouraging to

Local Expert Leads Monthly Wildflower Walk April 24

on April 20, 2017 - 8:04am
Kinnikinnick in bloom along Quemazon Trail. Photo by Chick Keller
 
PEEC News:
 
Starting at 5:30 p.m., Monday, April 24, Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium Curator Chick Keller will lead the first monthly Wildflower Walk of the season. These outings will be easy walks to identify some of the wildflower beauties found in and around Los Alamos.
 
Each month Keller will pick a different trail, depending on what is blooming at the time. The walks are free and there is no advance registration required.
 
The Wildflower Walks are one Monday a month for the

White Rock Library Hosts ‘Paws For Reading’

on April 19, 2017 - 1:33pm

Biggs is a good listener. Courtesy photo

Library News:

The White Rock Branch Library hosts a new program beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, called “Paws for Reading,” where kids can practice their reading out loud with a dog as the audience.  

Super-cute dog Briggs and his handler De Ann Painter are registered with Therapy Dogs International (TDI), which explains on its website: “The main objective of this program is to provide a relaxed and “dog-friendly” atmosphere, which allows students to practice the skill of reading.”

TDI provides guidelines and evaluators to make sure that the dogs

Legislature Honors UNM-LA Student Kaylen Pocaterra

on April 19, 2017 - 12:24pm

From left, UNM-LA Academic Student Success Manager Elizabeth Rademacher, UNM-LA student honoree Kaylen Pocaterra, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard and UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney at the New Mexico Legislature. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News: 

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) student Kaylen Pocaterra was recognized Feb. 27 by the New Mexico Legislature as a member of the 2017 Phi Theta Kappa New Mexico All-State Community College Academic Team. Along with 34 other team members, Pocaterra was applauded for her academic achievements and outstanding academic success.

The students were introduced to both the

NNMC Presents Renewable Energy Festival April 21-22

on April 19, 2017 - 8:36am
NNMC News:
 
Earth Day weekend, April 21-22, Northern New Mexico College will host the Renewable Energy Festival: Bringing Power to the People! This FREE event is an opportunity to learn about and get involved with renewable energy and the new energy economy.
 
The festival opens from 6-8 p.m., Friday, April 21, with live performances by the Sikh Community Choir, Moving Arts Española Youth Folklorico, Hoop Dancers from the pueblos of Ohkay Owingeh and Pojoaque, folk musicians David Garcia and Cipriano Vigil, the Cavalcante Jazz Ensemble, and much more.
 
On Earth Day, Saturday April 22,

Los Alamos Small Business Development Center And projectY Cowork Offer Workshop Series For Entrepreneurs

on April 18, 2017 - 5:30pm
SBDC News:
 
This April and May the Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Los Alamos is partnering with projectY cowork Los Alamos to host a workshop series for small business owners.
 
The scheduled workshops will cover marketing and finance topics and take place at projectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square.  
  
"In meeting with a variety of entrepreneurs and small business owners in the community, the Small Business Development Center is committed to assisting small business owners achieve their objectives,” Joseph Montes, Director of SBDC at UNM Los Alamos said.

LAHS Staff Promote National Crime Victims' Rights Week

on April 18, 2017 - 6:19am

Los Alamos High School staff members help LAPD's Cpl. Adele McKenzie promote National Crime Victims' Rights Week April 7. A collaboration of local, regional and state entities worked to provide educational outreach to victims of any crime. Information on available resources can be obtained by calling the Los Alamos Victim Advocate at 505.663.3511. A police report does not need to be filed to receive assistance. Courtesy photo

Hargraves: Highlights Of School Board Meeting Tuesday

on April 17, 2017 - 5:30pm
By BILL HARGRAVES
LAPS School Board Member

A School Board Meeting is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 18, in the School Board Room at 2101 Trinity Dr.

Student Science Fair winners will be recognized by the Board as well as some of our excellent teachers: Michele Altherr (Mountain), Britt Williams (Aspen), Samantha Waidler (Barranca), Kayla Richardson (Mountain), Alicia Kirkland (Mountain), Ashley Merhege (Aspen), and Allison Washburn (Aspen). Come to the Board Meeting for 10 minutes at 5:30 p.m. to celebrate these student’s and teacher’s accomplishments.

Results of the annual Climate

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