Education

PAC 8 Stop Motion Animation Classes Feb. 26-March 18

PAC 8 stop motion animation classes are 2-4 p.m. Wednesdays Feb. 26 through March 18. Courtesy/PAC 8

Courtesy/PAC 8

PAC 8 News:

PAC 8 will be offering classes in stop motion animation for students aged 9-12 years 2-4 p.m. Wednesday Feb. 26 through March 18.

Stop motion is an animated filmmaking technique in which objects are moved in small increments between individually photographed frames so that they will appear to exhibit motion when the series of frames is played back.

Los Alamos High School senior Allegra Dougherty will be teaching the class. Allegra first discovered animation at PAC 8

On The Job In Los Alamos: JJAB Resource Specialists

On the job in Los Alamos at a staff meeting Feb. 12 in space provided by Los Alamos Public Schools are Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) Resource Specialists, from front left, Rachel Mohr-Richards, Santina Shije, William High Eagle Sandoval, Danielle Sutherland, Christine Martinez, Tara Adams and from First Judicial District Family Court Services Elise Pardue and Gary Lombardo and JJAB Executive Director Lisa Zuhn. For more information, visit losalamosjjab.com or call 505.709.8125. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com


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LAPS: Open Enrollment; In-District Transfer March 2

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will make available the Open Enrollment Application process (for students who reside outside of Los Alamos County) for the 2020-21 school year at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2.

The application will be accessible online at http://laschools.net/home/registration and may be completed on a smartphone or computer.

In addition, the In-District Transfer form will be available beginning Monday, March 2 for elementary students who reside in Los Alamos County but wish to transfer to a different school zone.

For more information, contact Sandra Osborn at 505.663.2228


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Bill Investing Millions In Native Students Passes House

House Appropriations and Finance Chair Patricia Lundstrom

HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:

SANTA FE — Today House Bill 4 a bill to provide the equivalent amount of the full federal Impact Aid to schools and school districts that serve Native American students, passed the House floor. Sponsored by House Appropriations and Finance Chair Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup) and Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe), House Bill 4 seeks to address decades of imbalance in the distribution of federal education funding.

Currently, instead of distributing Impact Aid funds to the neediest districts in full,


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Information: Chronic Disease Self-Management Feb. 11

NMSU News:

An informational meeting will take place for those interested in a workshop for Chronic Disease Self-Management.

The meeting is 1-2 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 11 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. Classes are 1:30-4 p.m., Feb. 18, 24 and March 2, 9, 16 and 24.

The free skills program is designed to help those with chronic issues like; diabetes, arthritis, pain, asthma, high blood pressure or heart disease. 

Skill topics include:

  • Decision-making;
  • Better breathing;
  • Positive thinking;
  • Goal-setting;
  • Problem-solving;
  • Healthy eating; and
  • More.

Space is limited to 15 participants and pre-registration


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Educators Serving In The Legislature

Rep. G. Andrés Romero

By DILLON MULLAN
New Mexican

G. Andrés Romero offered up granola bars he paid for out of his own pocket while his students compared after-school jobs tossing pizza dough and waiting tables. After asking a transfer student about where his last history class left off, Romero divided the class into groups to examine U.S. involvement in World War I.

“Mr. Romero, he’s chill,’ junior Jaiden Smith said. “He’s got snacks. When we work, he plays music.”

At Atrisco Heritage Academy, Albuquerque’s largest high school with nearly 2,500 students, Mr. Romero teaches American history


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