Cadet 2nd Lt Britton receives award from Col Jim Norvell during Monday event. Courtesy/CAP
Cadet 2nd Lt. Caleb Britton of Los Alamos was presented the General Billy Mitchell Award Monday, Oct. 19 at the Civil Air Patrol Cadet meeting.
The General Billy Mitchell Award has existed since 1964. This award honors the late General Billy Mitchell, an aviation pioneer, advocate and staunch supporter of an independent air force for America.
Col. Jim Norvell, former New Mexico Wing Commander of Civil Air Patrol presented the award. To earn this award, Britton completed the first eight achievements
By BONNIE J GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
A crowd of around 60 turned out Monday to discuss the rebuilding of one of the Los Alamos elementary schools Monday.
The meeting was held at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock. This was the fourth in a series of public meetings
A new giant screen film adventure takes audiences on an extraordinary journey into unseen worlds and hidden dimensions beyond our normal vision to uncover the mysteries of things too fast, too slow, too small or simply invisible.
Los Alamos Nature Center will premiere Mysteries Of The Unseen World, a full-dome, original production by National Geographic Entertainment and Days End Pictures at 7 p.m., Oct. 30.
Mysteries Of The Unseen World uses innovative high-speed and time-lapse photography, electron microscopy,
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Back To The Moon For Good, an exciting, educational full-dome show narrated by award-winning actor Tim Allen, premieres at Los Alamos Nature Center 2 p.m. Oct. 24 and 25.
The 25-minute digital film highlights the history of exploring the moon and provides an insider’s look at the teams vying for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, the largest incentivized prize in history.
Back To The Moon For Good begins with a tour through the history of lunar exploration, tracing back to the 1960s and 1970s. We hear from some
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Friday, Oct. 23, members of the Los Alamos Rotary Club will be visiting local elementary schools providing a tangible way for children to participate in the world-wide effort to eradicate polio.
Children who donate $1 or more will have their pinky finger dipped in (perfectly safe) Gentian Violet Ink. Their Purple Pinkies will remind them of the process used by immunization teams to prevent children from being double-dosed; as the teams work through the population in a village, each child receives their vaccine and gets their pinkie dyed purple.
Success is very close!
In Los Alamos, PARCC scores for English Language Arts were higher than in mathematics, especially Algebra 1. The PARCC results for Los Alamos High School were better than the statewide aggregate scores for the tests.
PARCC stands for the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers. Students in grades 3-11 took the PARCC tests last March and April. This is the first time results have been released.
School-wide results for elementary and middle schools are scheduled to be released by the state Oct. 30. Individual student score reports will be available to
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LAPS partnered with Pojoaque and Española schools Saturday for the Best Friends Walk Together Anti Bullying Walk. Courtesy/Valley Daily Post
October is National Bullying Prevention Month and Wednesday, Oct. 21 is Unity Day: Together Against Bullying — United for Kindness Acceptance Inclusion.
Los Alamos Public Schools employees and students care deeply about safe and supportive schools and communities. To show support, we invite you to wear orange on Wednesday to send a message of hope and unity. If you do not have orange clothes, no problem — look for orange ribbons,
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Beta Sigma Phi member Heather Majors at Sunday’s Annual Tea. Photo by Claire Swinhoe
Ethan Aulwes welcomes guests to the Beta Sigma Phi Annual Tea Sunday afternoon at ‘Chateau Howard’ on Los Pueblos. Photo by Claire Swinhoe
Beta Sigma Phi held its Annual Tea Sunday afternoon at “Chateau Howard” on Los Pueblo in los Alamos.
Preceptor Beta Chapter hosted the event attended by some 35 guests who were welcomed to the Tea by Ethan Aulwes playing the bagpipes.
Beta Sigma Phi is the largest International Women’s Organization of its kind
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Jemez House honors volunteers Saturday with a special luncheon and cake at the park on Sherwood Boulevard in White Rock in appreciation for all of their efforts. Photo by Pam Reynolds
Some 30 people attended Saturday’s Jemez House luncheon to honor volunteers. Jemez House provides monthly stipends to students who have attended a New Mexico group home. The candidates for scholarship can opt for a college or vocational degree in any state; they are only required to achieve a passing grade. House is currently helping 11 students. Photo by Pam Reynolds
Mountain Elementary School students and parents participate in a FUNd Run Friday morning at Urban Park. PTA hosts the annual FUNd Run fundraiser. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
Mountain students love their tall and cheerful mountain lion. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
The warning sign is out at Friday’s Mountain Elementary School Halloween Carnival. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
Batman buddies take a crime-fighting break to eat pizza at Friday’s Halloween Carnival. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
A young reader pauses to catch up on his reading at Mountain’s Book Fair during Friday’s Halloween Carnival. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
Dr. Michelle Carr, her daughter and a photo bomber wait for the haunted house to open. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
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AFTNM President Stephanie Ly
Secretary Skandera Spins Low New Mexico Test Results
ALBUQUERUQE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“Just as promised, Secretary Skandera delivered exceedingly low test results for New Mexico students who participated in the recent Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) corporate standardized test.
“Secretary Skandera and Gov. Martinez assert low test scores are an indicator of a more rigorous
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Dear Editor and Los Alamos School Board,
My children are the third generation in my family to attend Pinon school. My father was in the inaugural class at Chamisa, and was there the day the kids from Pinon packed up their supplies and walked as a group to the newly built Chamisa Elementary School. I attended Pinon from K-6th grade, and I currently have a 2nd and 4th grader at Pinon. So I am quite invested in the future of our community schools.
I am dismayed by the suggestion to close Chamisa and consolidate the White Rock schools into one large school. As a parent, I see
Photo of Agathla Peak at night by Peter LaDelfe. Courtesy/PEEC
Peter LaDelfe will give a free talk at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20 at the Los Alamos Nature Center at 2600 Canyon Road where he will reveal how to capture the elegance of the night sky with each participant’s camera.
The lesson will focus on producing images of the Milky Way with illuminated foreground features.
LaDelfe will cover the following topics:
- how to determine the optimum times and locations;
- selection of equipment;
- settings and procedure for image capture;
- light painting of foreground; and
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