Monday’s week of arts began with the LAPS All-District Choir led by LAHS and LAMS Choir Director Jason Rutledge. Courtesy/LAPS
Tuesday events included the LAHS woodwind ensemble, brass choir, full band, and flag color-guard performances. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos Public Schools hosted a week of performances to showcase the arts and celebrate its students’ growing skills in music and dance.
The week began Monday evening with the LAPS All-District Choir led by LAHS and LAMS Choir Director Jason Rutledge. Music accompaniment was provided by elementary music
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UNM-LA offers a full range of online test preparation courses through the Center for Legal Studies. Courtesy/iStock
UNM-LA Community Education offers paralegal training and preparation for ACT/SAT test taking, among other online courses through the Center for Legal Studies.
Interested in becoming a paralegal, one of the fastest growing careers in the country? Students in the post-baccalaureate Paralegal Certificate Course or the Legal Secretary Certificate Course gain a comprehensive knowledge of the American judicial system with practical skills
Gov. Susana Martinez
ALBUQUERQUE — Today, Gov. Susana Martinez will be the keynote speaker at a symposium of college and university leaders from across the country to discuss higher education reforms in New Mexico.
Higher education leaders from Florida, Georgia and Tennessee will share how similar reforms have helped contribute to dramatic increases in graduation rates in their respective states.
This meeting follows Gov. Martinez’s recently outlined vision for higher education in New Mexico – building a stronger, and more cohesive higher education system to help
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NNMC President Nancy Barceló
Española – During a special meeting Thursday night, the Northern New Mexico College Board of Regents announced that President Nancy Barceló will leave her leadership position with the College on Dec. 31. Originally President Barceló was scheduled to end her presidency in June of 2016.
“The Regents and President Barceló agreed together that she will leave her leadership position with the College on the last day of December,” Board President Rosario Garcia said. “The President requested the opportunity to leave early and begin her sabbatical
Western tanager. Courtesy/U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Where do animals go in the winter? If they stay, how do they cope with the cold?
During a talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 15, at the Los Alamos Nature Center, Taos author Steve Tapia will tell the winter preparation stories of three animals. Listen as he describes why the pika is called a savvy survivor, where the western tanager goes to escape winter, and how the ever-present coyote copes with cold.
Steve Tapia is a local author, who resides in Taos. He is known for his book De la Tierra: The Natural World of Northern New Mexico,
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After the competition ended and the awards were handed out, front row from left, Shawn Newman, Erin Scott, Jaryn Newman, MAGIC, Adam Scott and Kent Teshima. Back Row from left, Summer Bronson, Tazler Smith, Adriana Cali, Alex Proicou, Joseph Thompson, Jessica Cooke, Kevin Roybal and Aiden (Homer) Danielson. Courtesy photo
Preparing for the judging that every team goes through pre-match, from left, Kent Teshima, Adriana Cali, Kevin Roybal, Joseph Thompson, Aiden (Homer) Danielson, Erin Scott, Summer Bronson, Jessica Cooke, Alex Proicou, Shawn Newman, Tazler Smith, Adam Scott, Jaryn
Goody Bags all filled and waiting to be distributed. Photo by Claire Swinhoe
Goody Bags fill the trunk of this car and were delivered Friday to Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Services. The remaining Goody Bags will be delivered Monday to the Los Alamos Senior Center for distribution. Photo by Claire Swinhoe
LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
The Los Alamos Public Schools have received individual PARCC Score reports for students in grades 3-8.
The detailed student reports will help teachers and families further understand what students know and are able to demonstrate. Each student will receive one score report for English Language Arts (ELA) and one for mathematics.
Score reports include several sections. The first section is the Overview, which provides a student’s overall score and performance level.
Performance levels are similar to grades; they are ranges of scores that
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By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
Staff and children at the Chamisa Elementary YMCA Afterschool Program discussed poverty and its consequences recently.
Y Counselor Stephanie Fanning told the kids about her student teaching experience at a Title I school in Amarillo, Texas and about how little
The Chamisa 6th graders are offering a day of babysitting 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Chamisa Elementary School Gym. They are earning funds for their R.O.P.E.s (Rite of Passage Experiences) field trip in May.
Go out for a day of shopping or just pampering yourself while they watch your toddler (please no diapers) through 4th grader. The cost is $5 per hour for the first child and $2.50 per hour for additional siblings, but since this is a fundraiser, donations are accepted.
The sixth graders are planning a day of activities: games, crafts,
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U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
U.S. SENATE News:
- Bipartisan Bill Overturns No Child Left Behind
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., voted Wednesday to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) a bipartisan, bicameral bill to overturn No Child Left Behind (NCLB), and reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). The bill passed the senate by a vote of 85 to 12.
“After more than a decade of high-stakes standardized testing of No Child Left Behind that robbed our students of instruction time and devastated teacher morale, we have finally passed
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The Leadership Los Alamos Class of 2015-2016 met last month at the historic Fuller Lodge to learn about the broad range of cultural influences on and within Los Alamos: pueblos of the Rio Grande Valley, Hispanic history of the mesa and valley, homestead and ranch school days, the Manhattan Project and LASL/LANL.
The session chair Heather
American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly
- Law ushers in sweeping, positive changes to prior federal education policy
ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“Public educators in New Mexico welcome the passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) as a pivotal piece of legislation that moves away from high stakes, test-and-sanction policies which, over the last decade, proved to be disastrous for our public schools and educational professionals.
“This legislation maintains
Noelle Gallegos signs letter of intent with TSJC. Courtesy photo
Los Alamos High School Senior Volleyball Player Noelle Gallegos has signed a letter of intent to play volleyball next season at Trinidad State Junior College in Colorado.
Gallegos plans to study pre-engineering in the STEM program at Trinidad.
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Senior Cadet Michael Purdy commands Los Alamos High school’s top finishing Armed Drill Team. Courtesy/NJROTC
Los Alamos High School Drill, Academic, and Physical Fitness teams competed Saturday, Dec. 5, in the Area 9 Drill Meet at West Mesa High School in Albuquerque.
Overall, all teams did an outstanding job. Hard work and practice really paid off in the end. Armed Basic Drill commanded by Michael Purdy tied for 1st place.
For the Physical Fitness Team, Renee MacInnes took 2nd place for female curl ups. For Academics, James O’Brian
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