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Chamisa Students Share Kindness; Deliver Joy

on February 23, 2019 - 9:58am
Chamisa Elementary School second grade students prepare to share joy with residents in the neighborhood around their school. Courtesy photo Courtesy photo
Chamisa Elementary School second grade students with their gifts for area residents. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos

It really only takes one spark, one idea, one person to make a difference in the life of a child. One teacher can bring life to a lesson that can create a lifetime memory.

Chamisa Elementary School second grade teacher Tricia Javernick took a simple classroom lesson and gave it not only legs, but

projectY cowork Business Basics Series: ‘Building A Recession Resistant Business’ Tuesday Feb. 26

on February 23, 2019 - 9:54am
Jessica Chipera
projectY cowork News:
Join projectY cowork Los Alamos at 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, for its next Business Basics workshop, when Jessica Chipera of Anthem Financial Services will highlight tactics for ‘Building a Recession Resistant Business’.
Chipera will discuss financial strategies small businesses could employ to help them withstand general slowdowns in sales activity due to economic conditions or other factors.
This new Business Basics series is aimed at providing small businesses and vendors with various skills and resources to help their businesses

New Mexico Educators’ Pension Fund Investments Posts Annual Gains In Difficult Year

on February 23, 2019 - 7:10am
SANTA FE The New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (ERB) fund, which provides defined pension benefits to the state’s public educational employees, posted net investment gains of just over $95 million for the 2018 calendar year.
This represents a return of 0.6% for the year, net of investment manager fees. The returns come during a time of extreme market volatility and underperformance. Thus, a 0.6% return is higher than most other investors when almost all stock markets posted losses.
As for longer term results, net of investment management fees, the ERB fund

Legislative Roundup: Feb. 23

on February 23, 2019 - 6:58am

Bob Finch, a retired TV production worker and engineer, addresses an Americans for Prosperity rally Friday outside the state Capitol in Santa Fe. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

DuWayne Shaver, school choir and band director from Capitan, directs the defending state choir champions in A-AAA, for 2018 during a performance Friday at the Rotunda in the state Capitol in Santa Fe. Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

By The New Mexican

Days remaining in the session: 21

Confirmations: The Senate on Friday voted 35-0 to confirm Alicia Keyes as secretary of the Economic Development

LAMS Jazz Bands Score Well At Jazz Fest

on February 22, 2019 - 4:39pm

Members of the LAMS Jazz 1 perform during a concert Wednesday evening at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LAMS

LAMS News:

Los Alamos Middle School Jazz bands hit the high notes, low notes and all the notes in between as they performed very well at the recent Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Fest. Jazz 1 and Jazz 3 received a Superior, rating of 1, while Jazz 2 received an Excellent, rating of 2.

The Los Alamos Jazz Project Big Band, comprised of both LAMS and Los Alamos High School students, also received a Superior, rating of 1.

“I am extremely proud of all the students who were part of this

Chamisa Elementary School Teachers Collaborate On Artist In Residence Project Funded By LAPS Foundation

on February 22, 2019 - 4:18pm

Artist in residence Gasali Adeyemo poses with a group of 4th graders at Chamisa Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPSF

A student proudly displays her artistic creation. Courtesy/LAPSF



When educators are able to spread lessons across multiple disciplines, it can be a really effective means of teaching, not to mention a lot of fun for the students.

Last fall, Chamisa Elementary Librarian Beverly Nelson submitted a grant to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation to help fund an artist in residence for the 2017-18 school year.

LAHS Choir In Concert With University Of Denver’s Lamont Chorale At Smith Auditorium Saturday

on February 22, 2019 - 7:47am
LAPS News:
Come hear Los Alamos High School’s Schola Cantorum in concert with University of Denver’s Lamont Chorale at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Duane Smith Auditorium.
Schola Cantorum is LAHS’s premiere mixed ensemble, having won state competitions twice, first in 2015 and again in 2017.
Los Alamos is the last stop on the Lamont Chorale’s tour of New Mexico, and they have already performed with Santa Fe and Albuquerque high school choirs.
The concert is free to attend and open to the public.