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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The Los Alamos High School Band is hosting the Jingle Bell Rock ‘N Run this Sunday, Dec. 13 to raise money for their upcoming trip to Washington, D.C.
The fun run includes the choice of a 5K or 1 mile run and is modeled after the popular Rock and Roll marathons featuring live music along the routes. Students from Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School will play holiday tunes for the runners.
Brandon and Joel Runnels both began their college careers at UNM-LA. Photo by Scott Runnels
The Runnels, a Los Alamos family of bright homeschooled kids and their parents, have nothing but praise for their experiences attending UNM-Los Alamos as high schoolers and later as college students.
One of the four Runnels children has earned a Ph.D. degree, one is a Ph.D. candidate in aerospace engineering, one is pursuing a B.S. degree in mechanical engineering at New Mexico Tech with plans to attend graduate school, and the youngest is enrolled in Calculus
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Exoplanets poster. Courtesy/PEEC
Pajarito Environmental Education Center is bringing Exoplanets back to the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium at 2 p.m., Dec. 12 and Dec. 13.
Exoplanets takes audiences on a journey to observeplanets beyond our solar systemand uncover the science and astronomy behind their discovery. This full-dome film was produced by Casper Planetarium.
Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature center for $6 for adults and $4 for children. This movie is recommended for ages four and up. The movie starts promptly at 2 p.m. and seating is limited.
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Diagram for the latest design of proposed music wing renovations at Los Alamos High School. Courtesy/LAPS
This week, School Board members and LAPS officials held a community meeting to seek public input about proposed music wing renovations at Los Alamos High School.
The meeting was attended by students, high school teachers, Principals, and representatives from the Los Alamos Concert Association, Los Alamos Symphony Orchestra, and other interested parties. The B-Wing facility used for Band, Orchestra, Choir, and community programs at LAHS is in need of a significant upgrade.
Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is holding a special show in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 11.
Rick Wallace will explore the sun and its effects on our planet, moon, astronauts, and future colonies on other planets.
This special planetarium show is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Tickets are available by calling or stopping by the nature center. Seating is limited. Planetarium shows are suitable for ages four and up. For more information about this and other PEEC programs,
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Staff and children at the Chamisa Elementary YMCA Afterschool program discussed gratitude last month.
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 children had.
Second grader Ava Bean asked if something couldn’t be done for those kids, and thus launched “Ava’s Project” a spin-off idea related to Rudolph’s Island of Misfit Toys. Ava was inspired to share joy and love with children beyond the community of Los Alamos.
The Y Afterschool program