My vote “FOR” means that I make a major contribution to school quality for less than $1 per day. I ensure that my community has access to well-maintained school facilities for concerts, performances, meetings, and, activities.
I provide our children with updated technology, musical instruments, sports equipment, and activity buses. I make sure today’s students have the quality resources my own children had at LAPS.
A large crowd attends the annual Science Fair Thursday at Mountain Elementary School. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
Blobs In Motion: This team studied and questioned which energy works best to power homemade lava lamps and determined solar power to be the best source. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
This student questions the amount of glucose in food and drink, thinking processed items would have more than natural items. Her hypothesis was close with a few surpises mixed in. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
Because we don’t have our own children, we were supporters and observers of our schools system as community members and property owners, until a young nephew came to live with us and attend Los Alamos High School. What he found was a system that had the resources not just to teach reading, writing, science, math and computer skills, but to offer music, sports, debate, and many other extracurricular programs. All of these things helped him learn and grow in many ways, and he was well prepared for college.
The HB33 schools bond,
Former LAMS science teacher Linda and Marion Scott. Courtesy photo
A former Los Alamos Middle School science teacher and her husband were murdered Sunday in Denton, Texas and police have charged their 40-year-old son.
Linda Scott taught at LAMS in the 1990s. She retired around 2000 and moved with her husband Marion Scott to Texas.
According to police, the couple’s son Stephen Scott called 911 at 2:36 p.m., Sunday. He was breathing heavily, crying and admitted that he stabbed his parents.
Police responded to the Scott’s home and found Linda, 70, and Marion, 75, inside, both with fatal
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Writing contest winners Katie Delgado, 16, left, 11th grader and Sarah Schirato, 18, 12th grader at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LAPS
Two Los Alamos High School students were featured in the 2015 winter edition of Pasatiempo for their submissions to the Santa Fe New Mexican’s Pasatiempo Writing Contest.
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Dr. Zandree Stidham, right, with her husband Tony in Pemba, Mozambique. Courtesy/Dr. Zandree Stidham
With a passion for teaching, UNM-LA Assistant Professor of English Zandree Stidham, Ph.D., traveled to Mozambique, Africa, to share her talents and exchange cultural insights. She also brought insights home to Los Alamos to help enhance the learning experience for her students here.
“Teaching is my absolute favorite thing I do,” Stidham said. “If I could be in the classroom all day, every day, I would. In my classes, students research and write about
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Photo of bright blue, newly-formed stars taken with NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. Image/ Hubblesite.org
What are stars? How big are they? Why do they shine? Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is holding a special show at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 15 in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.
Explore stars with Sam Berne in the planetarium. This program is designed for beginning astronomers who would like an overview of stars.
This special planetarium show is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are available by calling or stopping by the nature center. Seating
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The Craig Martin Experience joins the band lineup at the Music Marathon Jan. 31 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Music lovers can spend the afternoon of Sunday, Jan. 31 listening to local musicians while raising scholarship funds for students attending the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. The 6th Annual Music Marathon runs 2-8 p.m., in the UNM-LA student center, in building 2.
Pianist Cindy Little, left, and violinist Kay Newnam. Courtesy photo
The band lineup includes The Craig Martin Experience, The Pajarito String Band, Higher Ground, The Double A Trio and the Brave New
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One of the frustrations during my years on the School Board was that all school district operational funds are allocated by the state on a per-pupil basis, regardless of local cost-of-living. Teachers are paid from the operational fund.
We cannot vote to increase the funding for teacher’s pay, but our community’s continuing support of the property tax referendum, HB33, means that major maintenance, activity buses, ADA compliance, athletic supplies and equipment, music instruments, and district computer hardware
LAPS Participates In Computer Science Education Week – Hour of Code With Assistance From LANL Volunteers
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Washington, D.C. – Los Alamos based Science Education Solutions (SCIEDS) has been invited to showcase “Thirst for Power” at the prestigious Climate Game Jam hosted at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History Jan. 21 in Washington, D.C.
“Thirst for Power” is a resource management game designed and developed in Los Alamos. It challenges players to provide critical energy for their “region” without creating too much pollution while having a limited water resource. In this real life strategy game, the player has to plan and customize their region using cost-benefit analysis,
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Alex Zubelewicz presents a talk at Tuesday’s Rotary meeting at the Los Alamos Golf Course Clubhouse. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
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When Alex Zubelewicz graduated from Los Alamos High School, he wasn’t sure what his next step should be. Ultimately, he decided to attend the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos and work toward a pre-business degree.
His decision helped pave the way for him to become UNM-LA’s special events coordinator, Zubelewicz explained to his fellow Rotarians during the annual Club Assembly Tuesday
The Democratic Party of Los Alamos County will hold it’s monthly meeting tonight.
In addition to a brief business meeting, Los Alamos School Board Members Andrea Cunningham and Bill Hargraves will discuss Los Alamos Public Schools Referendum (House Bill 33).
All registered voters in Los Alamos County should have received their mail in ballot last week. This is an important election for children and community – make sure your voice is heard.
Today’s meeting is 7 p.m. at UNM-LA in Building 05, Jeannette Wallace Room.
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UNM student Carielle Bahe to attend State of the Union Address in D.C.. Courtesy photo
- Heinrich Renews Push To Address College Affordability In Congress In 2016 Legislative Session
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., today announced that University of New Mexico (UNM) student Carielle Bahe from the Navajo Nation will be his special guest at President Obama’s final State of the Union Address Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Bahe, a junior at UNM studying Secondary Education, grew up in Crownpoint, N.M., and graduated with honors from Crownpoint High School in
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Los Alamos High School All-State music students represent Los Alamos across all eight All-State Concert Ensembles Jan. 6-9 in Albuquerque. Courtesy/LAPS
This week, Los Alamos voters received a mail-in ballot on the question of continuing a modest property tax levy to support our local public schools. The measure authorizes the continuation of a $3.25 tax on every $1,000 dollars of assessed real property valuation. Because of all the exemptions in our housing valuation system, a yes vote on this ballot would mean that a typical home with a market value of $300,000 would continue to pay a little over $300 a year, generating about $2.2 million per year for our local schools.
We’re writing to respectfully ask