Performances flowed for eight hours at Sunday’s fifth annual Music Marathon at UNM-LA. Photo by Rick Wallace
Sopahn Kellogg, right, has performed every year since the onset of UNM-LA’s Music Marathon and this year she invited her long time friend Astrid Hengartner to join her. With guitar and ukelele in hand, they delighted the crowd while performing Rip Tide. Photo by Rick Wallace
The UNM-LA great room was The place to be Sunday afternoon. For eight hours, 47 performers entertained a generous
Are you looking for something fun and educational for your school-aged child? Look no further than PEEC’s Introduction to Geology and Minerals, a two-part after school program on Wednesday afternoons.
Popular presenter and geologist Patrick Rowe will tailor the workshop to kids, so that they can explore the topic in a fun and hands-on manner. The classes are 1-3 p.m. Feb. 18 and 25 at PEEC. Parents can sign their children up for one or both sessions.
During the first session Feb. 18, Rowe will describe the three
The State Speech/Debate tournament will be hosted by Los Alamos High School and Los Alamos Middle School Thursday, Feb. 26. There will be approximately 350 students, along with their coaches and chaperones, arriving at LAMS that afternoon.
To accommodate the facility needs associated with this tournament, LAMS students will be dismissed at 1 p.m., that day in order to utilize LAMS for the registration of participants and for State Speech and Debate competitions in the afternoon and evening.
Because it is the first day of the tournament, registration
SANTA FE—New Mexico school reforms will be the center of discussion during the Education Powerhouse 2015 conference 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Feb. 28 at the National Education Association (NEA) facility, 2007 Botulph Road in Santa Fe.
Anthony Cody, co-founder of the national Network for Public Education, author and veteran teacher will speak at the conference. Cody, author of The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges the Gates Foundation, and host of Living in Dialogue, a national education blog, is a 24-year teaching veteran.
Rep. Conrad James
SANTA FE – Rep. Conrad James announced today that he has filed legislation that will allow industry professionals to teach part time in the classroom without having to go back to college to receive their teaching degree.
This will allow experts in their respective fields to share their knowledge with students.
“Every classroom deserves a good teacher,” James said. “With this bill, not only will we be able to recruit more teachers – we can bring industry experts into the classroom where they can pass on their wealth of knowledge and experience directly to the students.
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The “Dust, Drought and Dreams Gone Dry” exhibit at Mesa Public Library will be shown in Los Alamos until Feb. 20, before it travels on to its next location. Only 25 locations were chosen to host the exhibit, which is being shown here thanks to a grant from the American Library Association.
In conjunction with the Library’s exhibit, the Los Alamos chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will host two sessions to discuss the book “The Worst Hard Time” by Timothy Egan, tomorrow, Feb. 10. Each session will include a tour of the exhibit and an introduction
Natali Steinberg will teach gardening from seed in a 2-part class at PEEC. Courtesy/PEEC
While it may seem early to start thinking about summer gardening, now is the perfect time to begin planting seeds indoors, which will extend your growing season.
In a two-part class at PEEC, Natali Steinberg will teach everything you need to know to start your veggies and annuals from seed. The class meets 7-8:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 17 and March 10.
The classes will teach you how to read a seed catalog and a seed packet, what equipment you will need to start seeds indoors, how to transplant successfully
By BERNADETTE LAURITSEN
Family Strengths Network (FSN) and its Family Resource Center take their programs on the road later this month, with the help of the DWI Planning Council.
The duo has teamed up to offer a free class for parents of teenagers, called Love and Logic. The class is held 8:30-10:30 a.m. at Los Alamos High School Saturdays, starting Feb. 28 and continuing through March 21 at Los Alamos High School. They will be taught by Michaelangelo Lobato, Chamisa Elementary School counselor and former Teen Center director.
“All teens make mistakes and instead of blaming,
Karin Ebey performs at Sunday’s fifth annual Music Marathon at UNM-LA, which raises money for scholarships at the college. A number of Los Alamos musicians participated in the event including co-chair Juanita Madland and Ruth Skoug who performed a piano duet. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
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It’s time to do your research and be heard.
Below is an email that I sent to Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard. If you agree with my stand on this very important issue, now is the time to contact our New Mexico Legislators and let them know how you feel.
Hello Rep. Garcia Richard,
I, as a tax-payer and mother of three children, two of whom are out of the public school system (thank God), must voice my opinion regarding the upcoming proposal of HB41.
Have you read this ridiculous proposal? If not, here is the Bill in it’s entirety.
Hanna Skandera is an embarrassment to
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Gov. Susana Martinez
- Class of 2014 Graduation Rate Was 68.5 percent
Santa Fe — The New Mexico Public Education Department (PED) has announced that the graduation rate for the Class of 2014 was 68.5 percent.
This statewide rate represents a small drop from the 2013 rate of 70 percent, but remains 5.5 percentage points higher than the graduation rate from four years ago.
“Teachers tell me all the time that we know which students are most at-risk of dropping out, so we need to do more to get them the help and attention they need to keep them in the classroom. If we can ensure they get a diploma,
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Students and parents are invited to attend the 4th annual AP Night 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday at Los Alamos High School.
The evening will begin with a brief presentation in the Topper Theater. Attendees will then be able to meet with teachers and students to learn more about AP and Honors course offerings at LAHS, as well as the dual credit programs offered at the high school.
All LAHS students must take an AP class, an Honors class, an online class, or a dual credit class to fulfill a graduation requirement. LAHS offers seven Honors courses, 23 AP courses, and several dual
Two Los Alamos High School teachers met with the Los Alamos Daily Post Wednesday to share their perspective on an incident involving two school board members that took place last month at Los Alamos High School.
School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie and member Nan Holmes stated in a story published Jan. 22 in the Los Alamos
From left, Lisa Wismer, Director, Business Operations at UNM-LA, Gloria Maestas, Elections Manager, Honorable Pat Casados, Magistrate Judge, Matt Williams, School Board Secretary, and Dr. Gene Schmidt, Superintendent, Los Alamos Public Schools. Photo by Sharon Stover
The Los Alamos County Clerk’s Office has completed the required canvass process to certify and finalize the 2015 School Board Election results.
The Canvass Board met at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Municipal Building. The board consisted of the Honorable Patricia A. Casados, Los Alamos County Magistrate Judge;
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The School Board will hold a Regular School Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 10 at the Administration Building, School Board Room.
The agenda items for this meeting include:
- Recognition by the Board Student Council Report
- Public Comment
- Routine Business/Approval of Agenda
- Routine Business/Consent Agenda Items
- Presentations and Recommendations of the Superintendent and Information for the Board
- Unfinished Business,
- Board Requested Discussion or Action
- Future Business
The meeting is open to the public.
SANTA FE – On a vote of 7-6, the House Education Committee this morning passed HB 76, legislation sponsored by Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Logan, to allow New Mexico’s best teachers to advance through the ranks faster.
Doing so will reward outstanding teachers with a higher salary much sooner.
“We need to do a better job rewarding New Mexico’s best and brightest teachers,” Roch said. “By allowing them to progress through the career pathway faster, we can reward them with higher pay and thereby encourage them to remain in the profession.”
Roch’s legislation would allow
In Tuesday’s School Board election, Los Alamos County voters re-elected Stephen Boerigter, who ran uncontested, to fill Position 4 on the UNM-LA Advisory Board. Michael DiRosa was elected to fill Position 3, which is being vacated by Linda Hull who will complete her four-year term in March.
This will be Boerigter’s second term and he will again work with current Advisory Board members Micheline Devaurs, Michelle Hall and David Sutton to further the college’s mission. Boerigter has been the Board’s chairperson for the past three years.