The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special School Board Meeting, Executive Session and Work Session at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Administration Building, School Board Room, 2101 Trinity Dr.
The special School Board Meeting will consist of an Executive Session to discuss limited personnel items – Superintendent’s progress report; and the purchase, acquisition or disposal of real property, specifically a discussion with the Department of Transportation.
After the closed Executive Session is over, School Board President Jim Hall will reconvene the Special School
Summer is finally starting to show itself and it’s not too late to get your mind and body in shape for the activities that lie ahead.
UNM-LA summer classes for adults begin June 1 and continue through July. Registration is now open.
UNM-LA offers Yoga for both beginner and intermediate levels. Yoga is the perfect way to build strength and flexibility, which will help you enjoy any summertime activity such as hiking or biking. Yoga will help you relax, too.
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LAMS Principal Rex Kilburn delivers a goodie bag to head custodian Alfredo Tena in appreciation for his monumental effort to keep the school clean every day. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
The community is invited to say farewell to Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn and his wife Dawn.
Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church will host the farewell event 3:30-6:30 p.m. today. LAMS staff is working to provide light appetizers for the three hour festivities and anyone who would like to bring a dish is welcome to share.
Kilburn accepted a position
LAHS student EliseAnne Koskelo wearing the medal she received from the YoungArts Foundation. Courtesy photo
EliseAnne Koskelo, a junior at Los Alamos High School, is the recipient of several prestigious awards for her work in art, design and science.
In December of 2014, Koskelo was awarded a Merit designation from the National Young Arts Foundation for her work. Koskelo’s portfolio was chosen from more that 11,000 applications from across the United States.
As one of 700 winners of this award, she travelled to New York City earlier this month to attend master classes
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The Los Alamos Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team will be holding a bake sale fundraiser 3-6 p.m. Friday, May 29 in the lobby of Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr.
The high school speech and debate team will be accepting donations in exchange for homemade treats including brownies, cookies, breads and cakes. Baked goods will be available in small portions, as well as whole cakes and loaves.
The speech and debate team is raising money to send 10 students from Los Alamos High School to the National Speech and Debate Association Tournament in Dallas, Texas this June.
To date, this
MANA del Norte is seeking scholarship applicants.
The purpose of the MANA del Norte Scholarship is to assist Latinas from northern New Mexico in continuing and/or completing their post-secondary education. Scholarships are awarded based on strength of personal statement, academic ability, financial need and letters of recommendation.
MANA del Norte is a non-profit 501c3 organization serving as a voice and resource for Latinas in northern New Mexico and supporting programs and legislative initiatives that foster a better quality of life for all.
Los Alamos High School National History Day Club is hosting a bake sale 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, May 26 at Los Alamos National Bank.
NHD or National History Day is an educational club at the highschool designed to promote the study of history. Students create project based on a theme, this years theme was Leadership and Legacy, and then compete with the projects at regional, state, and national levels.
LAHS NHD students, Kaylen Pocaterra, Kim Pestovich, Daniel Wang, Miriam Wallstrom, Katie Delgado, Nate Delgado and Kathryn McClenahan all placed at the State Competition in Albuquerque
Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus announced this morning that Mike Johnson has been selected as the incoming principal of Los Alamos Middle School.
Johnson comes with a wealth of experience including more than nine years of administration at the secondary level. His latest achievement is the establishment and implementation of the Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy. This program is creating new and innovative opportunities for our students.
Johnson said he is looking forward to his new leadership opportunity
Today marks Memorial Day, a federal holiday in the United States for remembering the people who died while serving in the country’s armed forces. The holiday is observed every year on the last Monday of May. Courtesy photo
MEMORIAL DAY News:
President Barack Obama:
“This weekend is Memorial Day—a time to pay tribute to all our men and women in uniform who’ve ever given their lives so that we can live in freedom and security. This year, the holiday is especially meaningful. It’s the first Memorial Day since our war ended in Afghanistan.
“On Monday, at Arlington Cemetery, I’ll join our
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U.S. SENATE News:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced that New Mexico State University will receive $488,000 in grant funding from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for a study on the creation of a health care delivery and medical technology development cluster at Arrowhead Park.
The funding will help New Mexico State University expand activities at the multi-disciplinary Arrowhead Park to better support the creation of startup companies focused on improving health care for New Mexicans and diversify New Mexico’s economy.
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Gov. Susana Martinez visits Aspen Elementary School Friday to announce her Summer Reading Challenge for 2015. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Second grade students at Aspen Elementary react to the different prizes available for participants of the Summer Reading Challenge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Gov. Martinez recognizes Rainy Ferrel, 2nd grader at Aspen Elementary, as a winner of last year’s Summer Reading Challenge. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Gov. Martinez has students and LAPS Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus, left, pledge to
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Los Alamos Middle School Principal Rex Kilburn remarks at how much he and Gerry Washburn do NOT look alike. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Gerry Washburn receives a pillow from teacher Bernadette Ziomek and her 5th grade class. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
Gerry and Audrey Washburn. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
The community turned out with members of Los Alamos Public Schools to say good-bye Thursday to Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn and his wife Audrey.
The farewell event was celebrated in the gymnasium at Mountain Elementary
- For 7th Grade Boys: Hunter Swavely (Cross Country, Basketball, Track)
- For 8th Grade Boys: Elijah Velasquez (Cross Country, Basketball, Track)
- For 7th Grade Girls: Neha Sadasivan (Cross Country, Track)
- For 8th Grade Girls: Paulina
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The Leadership Los Alamos Board of Directors gathered for its annual retreat at the home of LLA Co-founder Sharon Stover. Board members include Brian D’Andrea, Cheryl Sowder, Debbie Reiss, Hawes, Deborah, Debbie Huling, Martha Katko, Carol A. Clark, Jason Lott, Melissa Metcalf, Nancy Coombs, Sharon Stover and Terry B. Priestley. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Bill Wadt, left, facilitates Thursday’s LLA Board Retreat. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Members of the Leadership Los Alamos Board of Directors held their annual retreat facilitated
Los Alamos High School graduate William K. Cooper, center, known as Billy by family and friends, is a 2011 graduate of Los Alamos High School. He was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps, May 9, after graduating from the University of New Mexico (magna cum laude). Photo by Leland Lehman/ladailypost.com
Billy Cooper is the oldest son of Frances and Lt.Col. Bill Cooper USMC (ret), second from left, of Los Alamos. Family and friends from Los Alamos gathered at Cooper’s May 9 commissioning event. Cooper will
The First United Methodist Church has been working on a bridge building effort with some community organizations.
“During my interview with Los Alamos Police Department, I learned through Ofc. Adele Girmendonk that Aspen Elementary
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