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SFCC Hosts Two Free Lectures Feb. 17

on January 31, 2017 - 10:25am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College School of Fitness Education, with support from SFCC’s Professional Development Fund at Santa Fe Community College Foundation, will present two free lectures by Len Kravitz, Ph.D Friday, Feb. 17.
 
Lectures:
  • 2 p.m., Championship Teaching: Great teachers are not born, they are developed. This evidence-based, dynamic lecture addresses all of the variables and factors in teaching and communicating that will enhance your ability to help clients and students.

Future Topper Night For 8th Graders/Parents Thursday

on January 31, 2017 - 8:57am

LAHS News:

Topper Freshman Academy and Los Alamos High School are hosting Future Topper Night for all current 8th graders and their parents 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2.

This event starts in the Duane Smith Auditorium with presentations by Topper Freshman Academy, Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Public Schools Administration. Following the presentations, parents and students will have an opportunity to tour E-wing and A-wing and meet teachers. Students will participate in a scavenger hunt and receive a 2017-2018 LAHS Course Catalog and Class of 2021 T-shirt.

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Local Photoshop Author Offers Workshop Thursday

on January 31, 2017 - 8:52am
 
projectY News:
 
Local Photoshop author Scott Valentine is offering a workshop demonstrating essential Photoshop tools to get through basic design projects quickly and efficiently.
 
This class, held the evening of Thursday, Feb. 2, is ideal for small businesses that need quick turnaround for simple design and digital imaging tasks. 
 
Working through a business card and flyer project, participants will learn how to use templates and stock images for fast development, various kinds of layers and masks, and how to get the most out of type tools with Adobe Typekit. 
 
At the end,

AP Night At Los Alamos High School Thursday

on January 31, 2017 - 8:37am

LAHS News:

Students and parents are invited to attend AP Night 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 2 in the IMC (school library) at Los Alamos High School. Attendees will have the opportunity to view a video about the AP program, meet with teachers and students to learn more about specific AP and Honors course offerings at LAHS, as well as the dual credit programs offered at the high school.

AP Night attendees are asked to park in the Sullivan Field parking lot and enter the IMC through the back doors since Future Topper Night also is being held the same evening.

All LAHS students must take an AP

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Letter To The Editor: Isn’t It Great We Have Options?

on January 31, 2017 - 6:43am
By Another Concerned Citizen
Los Alamos

Dear Concerned Citizen:

Thank you for speaking up and showing your support for Darryl Sugar (link). Isn’t it wonderful that we have options?

You are right; he is very courageous to run for School Board. I do not doubt his compassion.

You are also right; Mr. Boerigter has not publicly spoken out against Betsy DeVos, however, has Mr. Sugar? If so, I must have missed it.

I do not feel that Mr. Boerigter being a Republican makes him have a ‘rap sheet’. I know many good people who voted Republican. I also know many good people who voted Democrat.

Letter To The Editor: I Support Darryl Sugar

on January 30, 2017 - 9:26pm
By A Concerned Citizen
Los Alamos

I am writing to voice my support for Darryl Sugar who is running for school board. Upon reading the article about him in the Los Alamos Daily Post (link), I was moved by his commitment to using the tough times in his life to help better our school system, both for his own grandchildren, and the other kids in the community. 

I think that it is admirable that he attempted to drop out quietly to avoid embarrassing his family with his past regarding the unexpected death of his wife and his tragic suicide attempt soon after.

UNMLA: Benefit Concert For Dr. Stidham April 19

on January 30, 2017 - 10:29am
UNM-LA News:
 
Students Daniel Wierl and Kaylen Pocaterra are hosting a benefit concert in support of Dr. Zandree Stidham, diagnosed with Essential Thrombocythemia in 2010.
 
The concert is 4-7 p.m., in Building 2 at UNM-LA, April 19. In preparation for the concert, they are looking for musicians interested in playing. For more information, contact Kaylen at kpocaterra1@gmail.com.
 
The students also are starting a # for Dr. Zee, reference #teamzee to donate. To donate to Dr. Zee’s Crowd Rise page, visit here.

Los Alamos County Science & Engineering Fair Feb. 4

on January 30, 2017 - 9:12am
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos County Science and Engineering Fair, canceled last weekend due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled for Saturday Feb. 4.
 
Project set-up is 4-5:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, for students who picked up their projects at Los Alamos High School last week. For those whose projects are being stored at LAHS, the science fair committee will set those projects up Feb. 3.
 
Confirmation of participation is required by Jan. 31.
 
Students in grades 6-12 must be present 8-noon, Feb. 4 for judging. There will be just one awards ceremony for grades K-12, 4-5:30 p.m.

Letter To The Editor: 100 Percent Behind Ellen Ben-Naim For School Board

on January 30, 2017 - 9:08am
By The Rittner Family
Los Alamos
 

We are writing to express our enthusiastic support for Ellen Ben-Naim to be a member of the Los Alamos School Board. Presently, we have two children in the Los Alamos Public School system. It has been our privilege to know and work with Ellen Ben-Naim for 16 years.

 

Ellen has a Master's Degree in an education-related field, and has been actively involved in the Los Alamos Public Schools for many years. This has included participation in the Budget, Homework, and Advisory Committees, and Parent Council.

C’YA Event Salutes 94 Individuals And Organizations

on January 30, 2017 - 8:34am
Director's Choice Award nominees Donald Poston and Kitty Gandee. Photo by Chad Lauritzen
 
Adults who make a difference in the lives of children. Photo by Chad Lauritzen
 
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Champions of Youth Ambitions

Saturday, many braved the snowy conditions that cancelled local community activities to salute the 94 individuals and organizations that work to make our community one worth living in every day.

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA), along with the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation and the Los Alamos Community Development Corporation showcased a variety of

Letter To The Editor: Can't Wait For Others To Act

on January 30, 2017 - 6:42am

Scenes From LAHS's Topper Revue 2017

on January 29, 2017 - 6:40pm
Los Alamos High School students Melina Burnside and Wilbur Wang perform during Saturday's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside

LAHS's Jenny Lee, Jennifer Esquivel, Malorie Apgar and Lexi Timmermans performing in Saturday's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside
Opale Schappert, Daniel Sarrao and Tavo Rogers (emcees) perform Saturday in LAHS's Topper Revue 2017. Photo by Patricia Burnside

2017 School Board Election Information

on January 29, 2017 - 1:06pm

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COUNTY News:

Absentee voting for the Feb. 7, 2017 Los Alamos Public Schools and UNM-LA Board elections ends at 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in the Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office in the Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave., Suite 240.

Election Day (Feb. 7) Polling Places:

  • White Rock Library / Multi-Purpose Room at 10 Sherwood Blvd.; and
  • Los Alamos County Municipal Building / B & C Room at 1000 Central Ave.

School District - Precinct Information: Click here.

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Letter To The Editor: We Support James Robinson

on January 29, 2017 - 12:31pm
By BILL MCKERLEY and
JENNIFER MCKERLEY
Los Alamos

 

We support James Robinson in his bid to serve on the University of New Mexico–Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Advisory Board.

 

James knows the value of UNM-LA to our community. As a 2011 graduate of UNM-LA, his involvement in student government provided him with valuable insights into the branch—its particular needs, strengths and weaknesses.

 

He has continued to be involved in this community after completing his BBA in Operations Management at the UNM Anderson School of Management.

Register For 29th Quest For Excellence® Conference

on January 29, 2017 - 8:10am
 
NIST News:
 
Register today for the 29th Annual Quest for Excellence® Conference April 2-5, 2017 in Baltimore, Md., and learn best practices from current and former Baldrige Award recipients! 
 
Quest is the premier learning and networking event for quality leaders in business, health care, education, and nonprofit organizations who are striving to achieve industry-leading performance. 
 
Join us in Baltimore and take advantage of engaging conference sessions and activities including:

Annual 8th Grade Washington, D.C. Spring Break Trip

on January 29, 2017 - 7:59am
 
LAMS News:
 
There's still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, D.C.
 
This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip. Sign up by calling 1.800.468.5899 using trip ID Number 132736.
 
The trip will include sightseeing in and around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Maryland.

Letter To The Editor: Why I Am Voting For Stephen Boerigter – District 2 School Board (Chamisa)

on January 27, 2017 - 2:29pm
By a Concerned Citizen
Los Alamos

For the last four years, Matt Williams has served as the School Board member for District 2 (Chamisa District). During this time, Matt has gone the extra mile and been an advocate for the schools. I am grateful for the service he has given.

At this point, District 2 has two candidates to fill his shoes: Stephen Boerigter and Darryl Sugar. While I do not know either candidate on a personal level, I know enough to make a clear choice.

Mr. Boerigter has been on the UNM-LA Advisory Board for many years and is well respected by those who know him.

SGR Joins Los Alamos Students At Roundhouse

on January 27, 2017 - 1:54pm

Letter To The Editor: Higher Education

on January 27, 2017 - 1:32pm
By DAVID SUTTON, candidate
UNM-LA Advisory Board Member
 
It’s very simple. To me, there is no greater achievement for our young people than to pursue higher education.
 
Higher education helps those wanting to improve their lives and their situations, which is the surest path toward establishing a good career and stability. Northern New Mexico students, from Los Alamos, the surrounding Pueblos and the Valley, need and deserve a local, affordable school that can help them achieve their educational and economic goals.
 
I have been on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos Advisory

Voice Of Los Alamos Features School Board Candidates Jim Hall And Ellen Ben-Naim At Noon Today

on January 27, 2017 - 7:51am

Los Alamos School Board candidates for District 1, Ellen Ben-Naim and Jim Hall discuss their vision for the Board in back to back interviews airing noon to 1 p.m., today on the Voice of Los Alamos radio show on 101.5 FM., streaming live and podcasting on santafe.com. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Letter To The Editor: A Nod To Jim Hall

on January 26, 2017 - 4:36pm
By BILL WADT
Los Alamos

Voters in the Piñon district have a choice that one wishes every voter would always have, namely, two excellent candidates. I have had the pleasure to work with Jim Hall and Ellen Ben-Naim. They are both dedicated public servants who care deeply about our students, teachers, and schools.

If I were eligible to vote, I’d give my nod to Jim Hall.

Hall: Why I Am Running For Re-election

on January 26, 2017 - 4:22pm

By JIM HALL
Los Alamos

This is the second of three articles explaining why I am running for Re-election to the LAPS Board. My first article provided some basic information about LAPS as an institution, the duties of the Board, and some major accomplishments of the current Board and administration. This column will focus on current issues.

The biggest current issue is operational funding. In New Mexico, 90 percent of school operational funds are allocated to school districts based on a complex formula  (see http:/

Boerigter: Why I’m Running For LAPS Board

on January 26, 2017 - 3:55pm

By STEPHEN BOERIGTER
Los Alamos

I am excited about to the opportunity to serve my community on the Los Alamos Public School Board for District 2. Our schools in Los Alamos are a strong attractor for new Laboratory employees, retirees and others who come to Los Alamos. We value education in Los Alamos and we want to continue strengthening our schools.

I believe that I’m well-qualified to serve on the LAPS Board. I have a long history of Board leadership for non-profit institutions and other organizations.

Panel Focuses On Real Life Teen Problems Discussed In LALT Play

on January 26, 2017 - 3:50pm
Elisa Enriquez, left, moderates a panel discussion Sunday on problems facing teens  following a performance of the play ‘Dog Sees God’ at the Los Alamos Little Theatre. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Little Theatre hosted a panel discussion for the community on issues facing teens Sunday, following a performance of the play “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”. The play dealt with suicide, violence, bullying, sexual identity and other issues teenagers face. 

Participating in the panel discussion were Brian Haigh, a

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Thank You Thank You

on January 26, 2017 - 8:19am
By JAMES ROBINSON
Candidate, UNM-LA Advisory Board
Position 5

I would like to thank the citizens of Los Alamos for coming out in fantastic numbers to pledge their support for education.

The votes they casted in this election are not just a voice of support, but a dollar investment in the institutions that make a better community.

It seems just like yesterday that I accepted the invitation to help UNM-LA with the Mil Levy campaign by serving as chairman of Education Drives Discovery.

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