Classic Air Medical Chopper Visits Barranca School

Barranca Principal Virginia Terrazas, center, with Classic Air Medical Pilot Geoff Rodgers and his assistant. Courtesy/LAPS

Barranca Principal Virginia Terrazas, second from left, with Rosa Schmitz (LAMS), school nurse Sheila McClees and administrative assistant Kelly Saeger. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

In celebration of the 120th day of school, Barranca Mesa Elementary School is hosting Classic Air Medical’s helicopter for the students to see at 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14.

Classic Air Medical will land its helicopter in the soccer fields and the flight crew will speak to students about their jobs and the helicopter.

Barranca’s Principal Virginia Terrazas said, “We are supporting our District motto, “Show Up, It Matters”,  and Classic Air Medical is going to “show up” for Barranca Mesa students to show them how important coming to school is.”  

This will be the second time Barranca has hosted Classic Air Medical; the helicopter landed in the soccer field two years ago.

“Last time they were here, we were celebrating Red Ribbon Week and students absolutely loved having a helicopter land in their playground,” Terrazas said.

She and her staff believe in providing activities that are educational and engaging for their students. Along with the helicopter, Los Alamos Fire Department and Los Alamos Police Department will be present at 10:30 a.m. for a special assembly.