Education

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


Tags:
Read More »

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

Tags:
Read More »

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


Tags:
Read More »

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


Tags:
Read More »

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


Tags:
Read More »

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

Tags:
Read More »

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


Tags:
Read More »

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


Tags:
Read More »

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,


Tags:
Read More »

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


Tags:
Read More »

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

Tags:
Read More »

Mary Martucci, Ph.D., Named UNM-LA Science Department Chair

Newly named UNM-LA Science Department Chair Mary Martucci, Ph.D. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Mary B. Martucci, Ph.D., who has served as an adjunct chemistry professor at UNM-LA since the 2013 summer semester, was recently named Science Department Chair.

With a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry from Allegheny College in Meadville, Pa., and a Ph.D. in Chemistry from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo., Martucci brings a wealth of knowledge to the position. She worked as a graduate teaching assistant at Colorado State and as a graduate research assistant at LANL before


Tags:
Read More »

Lecture On Past, Present And Potential Future Of America’s Red Rock Wilderness Oct. 6

Cedar Mesa Ruins 2. Photo by James Kay

PEEC News:

Some of the most stunning landscapes in the US are found in the red rock canyon country of southern Utah, yet, most of this magnificent region lies unprotected.

Terri Martin from the Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, will show stunning images of Utah’s red rocks Tuesday, Oct. 6, as she tells the story of a citizens’ campaign to protect this area, an important resource for outdoor recreation and history. This lecture is 7 p.m. at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road. Participants also will see a short film about the red rock region, narrated


Tags:
Read More »

Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia Leads Hike In Prescribed Burn Site Behind Nature Center Oct. 6

Smoke plume from the prescribed burn Sept. 28, one hour after initial ignition. Courtesy/PEEC

Smoke rising up from the forest a few hours after the prescribe burn started. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Was the recent prescribed burn successful? What does it look like now? Wildland Division Chief Ramon Garcia will answer these questions and more Tuesday, Oct. 6 during a guided hike into the burned area.

The hike will leave at 5:30 p.m. from the Los Alamos Nature Center to explore areas touched by the recent fire and compare them with parts of the forest left unburned. Participants will return by 6:30


Tags:
Read More »

RE/MAX Announces Newest Team Member

Gabe Rau with RE/MAX of Los Alamos owner Chris Ortega. Courtesy photo

RE/MAX News:

RE/MAX of Los Alamos is excited to announce the newest member of the team, Gabe Rau. 

Rau is a 2015 Los Alamos High School Graduate. He continues to attend the high school while transitioning into work life. Rau has worked at the Los Alamos Co-op for two years through the special needs vocational program and is looking forward to working at RE/MAX of Los Alamos. He loves going to school and seeing all his friends but he also loves his jobs.

Rau’s personal interests are wrestling, music, movies and


Tags:
Read More »

UNM-LA Fall Enrollment Continues Upward Trend

UNM-LA Interim Executive Director, Cindy Rooney, Ph.D. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Enrollment numbers at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) continue to steadily increase, contrary to a statewide enrollment decline at colleges and universities.

Unofficial census numbers compiled after the first 21 days of the fall semester show that 964 students are enrolled at UNM-LA this fall semester. This is up 11 percent over last fall, which was up 13 percent over the preceding year.

In a recent report to the UNM-LA Advisory Board, Interim Executive Director Cindy Rooney, Ph.D. added


Tags:
Read More »

LAHS Has Eight Commended Students In 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program

LAHS students named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program here with Principal Brad Parker are from left, Camille Rousculp, Kaelan Prime, Faith Koh, Julia O’Brien, Nathan Delgado, Sydney Schoonover, Faith Montano and Val Jackson-Hundley. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS News:
Los Alamos High School Principal Brad Parker announced that seven students at the school have been named Commended Students in the 2016 National Merit Scholarship Program. 

“We are very pleased to recognize the academic achievement of these students and congratulate them on this honor,” Parker


Tags:
Read More »

New Planetarium Movie: ‘From Earth To The Universe’ 2 p.m. Saturday And Sunday

A still from ESO’s planetarium show ‘From Earth to the Universe’ showing the Helix Nebula, also known as NGC 7293. Courtesy/T. Matsopoulos, ESO

PEEC News:

Stunning imagery from space is brought to audience members in a fulldome format at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday in the Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium.

From Earth to the Universe takes passengers on a voyage through space, time, and an arresting combination of sights and sounds. Along the way, adventurers will visit birthplaces and burial grounds of stars and explore beyond the Milky Way.

Tickets may be purchased by


Tags:
Read More »

UNM-LA’s Enrollment Services Coordinator Retires After 25 Years Of Service

Irene Martinez and her husband Robert, laughed and cried at the gifts presented to her during her retirement gathering at UNM-LA. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

UNM-LA bid farewell to long-time employee Irene Martinez after 25 years of service in the enrollment and admissions office.

Almost every student that has attended the university has had some sort of contact with Martinez who called all the students her kids. Martinez served in a number of positions during her time at UNM-LA, including support for the Department of Instruction, but spent the majority of her time in Student Services.


Tags:
Read More »
CSTsiteisloaded