Education

Santa Fe Community College Halloween Fest Oct. 29

SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College‘s annual Halloween Festival is 3:30-6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 29, on campus, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
This safe and fun event includes free trick-or-treating, music, games and more.
 
The campus comes alive with trick-or-treating, spooky decorations, games, face painting and cakewalks – all in the Main Hallway and Campus Center. The SFCC Dental Program will provide free toothbrushes.
 
The afternoon’s activities are sponsored by SFCC’s Student Government Association, Student Clubs,

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Questioning Science Of Gender Difference… Oct. 14

Cordelia Fine, ARC Future Fellow in Psychological Sciences, Associate Professor at Melbourne Business School, University of Melbourne
 
SFI News:
 
The Santa Fe Institute (SFI) hosts a community lecture on “Questioning the Science of Gender Difference: A New Perspective” with Cordelia Fine, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday Oct. 14, at James A. Little Theater, 1060 Cerrillos Road.
 
For decades, science has told us that biology defines gender differences. But what if the scientists – and popular culture – have got it wrong?
 
Fine explores the literature,

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Dig The Past: Celebrate National Fossil Day Oct. 14

NPS News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  Explore the world of ancient creatures that once roamed the Earth at one of the many programs taking place across the country for National Fossil Day Oct. 14.
 
The National Park Service and partners across the country will host events and programs throughout the week that promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils.
 
“Fossils not only offer clues to the history of life, past climates, and ancient landscapes, but also spark our curiosity and discovery,” National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis said.

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Family Night At Nature Center Tuesday

This bunting is teaching biologists about its migration. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Starting at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 13 is Family Night at Los Alamos Nature Center. Bandelier biologists will lead activities to simulate how they catch, measure, band, and release birds in the field.
 
Don’t worry, no real birds will be inconvenienced. Kids will also have the chance to make their own bird bands. Family Nights at the Nature Center are free thanks to generous sponsorship by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos.
 
Every Tuesday, the

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UNM-LA Participates In Los Alamos Art Studio Tour

Barbara Yarnell, left, and advanced student Sufong Milonni hard at work in the UNM-LA ceramics studio. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

For the first year ever, UNM-LA will be stop #6 along the Los Alamos Artist Studio Tour (LAAST). Fine art students’ drawings, paintings, and ceramics will be on display and for sale to the public.

2015 Studio Tour is 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 17 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 18, with 20 artists’ studios open across the city.

Instructors and students will host an all-day reception Saturday serving snacks and drinks in the Jeanette O. Wallace Hall at UNM-Los


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Ride The Bus Wednesday … Help LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is once again asking the community for help.

Oct. 14 is the 40th day of school and this means that the Public Education Department counts for all eligible students who are on the bus that day to calculate  transportation funding for LAPS for the year.

All eligible students who ride at least once Oct 14 will be given a certificate for a free ice cream cone. Last year students helped to increase LAPS funding for transportation by $122,000 dollars!! 

Please help to encourage all eligible students to ride the bus Oct. 14.


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Mountain PTA Halloween Carnival Friday Oct. 16

The Mountain PTA annual Halloween Carnival scares up some spooky fun. Courtesy photo

MOUNTAIN News:

Ghosts, goblins and other Halloween creatures of all shapes and sizes will appear at Mountain Elementary School 4:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16.

The carnival began in the 1970’s as a safe and fun alternative to trick-or-treating. This 40 plus year-old tradition is a community event. Students, staff and parents created many of the original games and activities, and some are still in use. Look for the Star Wars bean bag toss, silent auction, cake walk, and the updated haunted house, which is still


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LAHS Choirs October Pumpkin Patch Opens Sunday

The Los Alamos High School Choirs October Pumpkin Patch OPENS SUNDAY 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Columbus Day 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 3:30-6 p.m., Wednesday 12:30-6 p.m. and Saturday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Canyon School southeast parking lot at 1100 4th St. Find the perfect pumpkin and participate in Gourds and Wee Bees, Coloring Corner, Halloween Coloring Books, photo opportunities and more. Photo by Leslie Bucklin

 


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PEEC Events Through Monday

From Earth to the Universe Film Poster

PEEC News:

Looking for something to do this holiday weekend? Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is holding a show in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium: a full-dome feature film From Earth to the Universe at 2 p.m. Sunday. The nature center also will be open  10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday.

Whether you want to enjoy the wildlife observation room, get a head start on holiday shopping, help the kids explore the Satch & George Cowan Children’s Discovery Area, or enjoy a planetarium show, the Los Alamos Nature Center is a great place to connect


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LAHS Choirs October Pumpkin Patch Opens Saturday

LAHS News:
 
The 2015 Los Alamos High School Choirs October Pumpkin Patch opens at 8:30 a.m. Saturday and runs through Oct. 31.

 

HOURS: 

 

M, Tu, Th, F – 3:30-6 p.m.
Wed – 12:30-6 p.m.
Sat & Sun – 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Columbus Day 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m 
 
LOCATION:
Canyon School South Parking Lot
4th Street & Central Avenue
Los Alamos
 
PRICES:
Ranging from $.50 to $45
Average Mid-sized Pumpkin $18 to $20
Sold by size, not by weight
30-35 percent goes directly to the LAMS/LAHS Choir Program
Donations welcome!
 
PAYMENT:
Cash

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German Student Attends Los Alamos High School

Exchange student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany discusses her life back home during a recent presentation to the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. Photo by Hal Davis

LAHS student Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany shares reasons why she wanted to be a Rotary exchange student. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Krissi Wallis of Brandenburg, Germany is attending Los Alamos High School this year under an exchange program sponsored by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos.

In a recent presentation to members of the local Rotary Club gathered at the


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Los Alamos Dentist To Lecture In China

Dr. Daniel Meyers

 

By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Daniel Meyers of Whole System Minimally Invasive Orthodontics in Los Alamos has made significant advances in the field of orthodontics and will share these strives with the world – literally.

Meyers will present a lecture titled, “The Evolution from Orthodontics to Clinical Orthodontic Medicine” at the BIT’s Second Annual World Congress of Oral and Dental Medicine Nov. 2 in Dalian, China. Specifically, he will discuss contemporary concepts of care in orthodontics with next generation technology.

“To be a part of


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Upcoming Programs For Family Strengths Network

FSN News:
 
Family Strengths Network is providing an assortment of upcoming events:
 
Early Childhood Parenting Class (age 0-4)

Time: 9:30 – 11 a.m.

Dates: Mondays and Fridays, Oct. 19, 23, 26, 30 and Nov. 2
Instructor: Karen Brown
Cost: $40/individual or couple. Financial aid available, please ask!
Child Care: Available on-site at no extra cost. Must be requested at least one week in advance.
Registration Required: Online at lafsn.org

Learn to respond to temper tantrums, set boundaries, and establish healthy control without resorting


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Professional Development Day At LAPS Oct. 9

By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Although school is not in session for students Oct. 9, staff members of Los Alamos Public Schools will be busy participating in professional development sessions in order to gain new skills and knowledge to implement into their classrooms and throughout the District. 

There are 45 different sessions being offered to staff members Friday.

Some of the highlights include:

Safety

  • First Aid/CPR type training:  (not certification, but on the topics of Bleeding Control for the Injured followed by Heart Start; and
  • CPI for

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Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich, Aziz Sancar Awarded Nobel Prize In Chemistry 2015

SCIENCE News:

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has award the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for 2015 “for mechanistic studies of DNA repair” to:

  • Tomas Lindahl Francis Crick Institute and Clare Hall Laboratory, Hertfordshire, UK;
  • Paul Modrich Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, USA; and
  • Aziz Sancar University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA

The cells’ toolbox for DNA repair

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2015 is awarded to Tomas Lindahl, Paul Modrich and Aziz Sancar for having mapped, at a molecular level, how cells repair damaged


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Threat Closes Espanola Valley High School

Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez

Staff Report

Due to threats posted Tuesday on social media about a potential shooting at Espanola Valley High School, Superintendent Bobbie Gutierrez has cancelled today’s classes.made the decision Tuesday evening

Early Tuesday morning, the school learned of the threat on social media and police were able to determine that the student who made that threat attends a neighboring school. Their investigation continues.

In a briefing Tuesday afternoon with staff, law enforcement advised the district to either institute a lockdown or school closure


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LANL Foundation Education Grants Available

LANL FOUNDATION News:

The LANL Foundation offers Educational Outreach Small Grants to school districts and nonprofits with programs that strengthen teaching and learning.

Grants of up to $1,500 are available monthly to support public schools and nonprofits working in K-12 education in Los Alamos, Mora, Rio Arriba, San Miguel, Sandoval, Santa Fe and Taos counties. Nonprofit focus should be on teacher professional development, curriculum enhancement, and support for classroom instruction and student learning. Grants are no longer restricted to programs related to STEM (science, technology,


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Los Alamos Public Schools Prepares Care Package For Schools And Community Of Roseburg, Ore.

Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
 
By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

To everyone in the Los Alamos Public Schools,

LAPS is already into the 8th week of school. Based upon conversations with students, staff, and parents, we are off to a great school year. Yeah! 

Your hard work and dedication to students is noted and greatly appreciated.   

Now to the topic of Roseburg, Ore. Many in the district feel a special connection to the people of Roseburg because Gerry and Audrey Washburn recently moved to that community. For those new to LAPS, Gerry and


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AFTNM/ATF Lawsuit Against NMPED Concludes With Motion For Preliminary Injunction Today

AFTNM/AFT News:
 
SANTA FE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico and the Albuquerque Teachers Federation’s District Court lawsuit against the New Mexico Public Education Department concludes today with the plaintiff’s motion for a preliminary injunction.
 
This lawsuit seeks to provide relief to educators across New Mexico by pausing, and eventually seeking to prevent the use of high-stakes testing in the evaluation of education professionals.
 
It is the belief of AFTNM and ATF that the current evaluation system, imposed by Public Education Department

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