The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday, May 11 in the Student Center Lecture Hall. The meeting is open to the public.
Agenda items include:
- Chief Executive Officer
- Dean of Instruction
- Director of Business Operations
- Consideration of Operating Agreement
Vote to close the meeting and proceed in Executive Session
- Discussion and determination where appropriate of limited personnel matters
UNM-Los Alamos held its graduation ceremony Thursday at the First Baptist Church in Los Alamos.
Commencement Speaker Stephanie Garcia Richard is the State House Representative for New Mexico District 43, which includes Los Alamos, Santa Fe, Rio Arriba
Activities and events to honor Los Alamos Public Schools teachers and staff took place throughout the week and across the district.
New LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus sent a note to the teachers and staff Friday thanking them for providing him with such a warm welcome to the Los Alamos Public Schools.
Steinhaus added, “I have enjoyed participating in and watching the teacher and staff appreciation activities this week. As the week comes to a close, I want to add a reminder that every day at LAPS is teacher and staff appreciation day. Thank you for your hard work and dedication
Choir Director Jason Rutledge and his 85 Los Alamos Middle School and Los Alamos High School students traveled to Cleveland High School in Rio Rancho April 17-18 to compete in the State Championships.
Three choirs performed or competed including; the LAMS Hawk Choir, LAHS Encore and LAHS Schola Cantorum, now 5A State Champions.
“I am so very proud of this group of students,” Rutledge said. “Countless hours went into preparation this semester. These students really went the extra mile required to have great success.”
He credits their success with
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján
U.S. CONGRESSIONAL News:
SANTA FE ― U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District highlighted the impact of legislation that would allow New Mexican’s with student loan debt to refinance their loans to take advantage of low interest rates.
Luján is a cosponsor of the Bank on Students Emergency Loan Refinancing Act, which according to the Department of Education, would help 134,000 New Mexicans with student loan debt.
“Whether it’s buying that first home, raising a child, or saving for a dignified retirement, student loan debt is making it difficult
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Question and answer time with Alex Kirk. Courtesy photo
Sage Wilcox and Mia Littleton get autographs from basketball star Alex Kirk. Courtesy photo
Basketball professional Alex Kirk visited with students Friday, May 1 at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock.
He encouraged the third through sixth graders to work hard and do their best in school, sports and no matter what they do in life. His motivational meeting with the elementary students was impressive. He claimed to be a typical child from Los Alamos who was blessed with a great family, community and school
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Letter To The Editor: Thank You Incredible Special Education And Specials Teachers At Aspen Elementary School!
By Aspen PTO
The Aspen PTO would like to thank the incredible Special Education and Specials Teachers of Aspen Elementary School this Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8):
- Kathryn Anderson
- Beth Bathrick
- Andrea Dowdy
- Janet Eklund
- Adam Garcia
- Susan Koehn
- Miel Lim
- Jeffrey Lloyd
- Shelley Morey
- Jane Riechman
- Alisa Rolfe
- Shannon Trujillo
- Allison Washburn
- Britt Williams
These 14 teachers have 200 years of combined teaching experience. Many of them have a Master’s Degree and National Board Certification; almost all have additional certifications and specialized endorsements. They make our school
Valles Caldera. Photo by Josip Loncaric
The Valles Caldera is one of only three active calderas in the mainland United States, and it’s right in our backyard.
You may have explored it before, but have you ever given thought to what’s found underneath and how it was formed? In fact, hot magma is only three miles below your feet when standing in the Valle Grande. Join geologist Patrick Rowe for a fact-filled driving tour offered by PEEC 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 9.
This tour will include several stops intended to educate the participants of the major geologic events that formed the Pajarito
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Anita Boshier’s German students are flying high academically and one will even be soaring to new heights, literally.
Los Alamos High School had three winners who submitted applications for a potential American Association for Teachers of German (AATG) study trip to Germany, open to non-seniors.
LAHS sophomore Katie Delgado scored in the 99th percentile on the National German (level 2) exam and was the top nominee for the Study Trip Award.
Wilbur Wang, also a
Letter To The Editor: Thank You Wonderful Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd Grade Aspen Elementary School Teachers!
- Megan Jackson;
- Luci Bowman;
- Raeann Harp;
- Sharon Allen;
- Sheri Davis;
- Elisa Ibarra-Garrett;
- Brittney Vollans;
- Janet White; Joanna Manard;
- Dianne Hendricks;
- Diana Lynn Koeth; and
- Michelle Carrara.
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Education State National Laboratory
It’s time to sign up for next year’s annual 8th grade spring break trip to Washington, D.C.
This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip.
The trip has been a highlight for students in the 8th grade at LAMS for more than 30 years. Sign up online at http://dn.educationaltravel.com/ using ID Number 116072 or call 1.800.468.5899 using the same ID number.
The trip will include sightseeing in
Española—Ten high school seniors from northern New Mexico will be honored this month as 2015 SOC Los Alamos Scholars representing rural communities across the extended Rio Arriba County region.
For 18 consecutive years, SOC Los Alamos has helped students from this rural region achieve their dreams of pursuing a higher education by providing scholarships for young men and women earning top scores in the program’s competitive process.
Each of the senior scholars will receive $1000 scholarships which will help the students cover the costs of their first successful semester in college,
By Aspen PTO
The Aspen PTO would like to thank the outstanding 4th, 5th and 6th grade teachers of Aspen Elementary School this Teacher Appreciation Week (May 4-8):
- Amy Gilbert;
- Ronda Harmon;
- Tammy Moore;
- Stacy Martens;
- Jennifer Diesburg-Lathrop;
- Jenny Gallegos;
- Heather Coy;
- Ivanna Austell; and
- Chelly Young.
These nine teachers have more than 160 years of combined teaching experience (more than 200,000 combined hours working directly with children in the classroom) and have educated and inspired from 180-520 students each.
Most of them have a Master’s Degree in education and/or