Parents and caregivers listen to Jonathan Cathermantalk about Stephen R. Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Families during a JJAB parenting workshop last spring. Courtesy/UNM-LA
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) and the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board (JJAB) have teamed up once again to develop a free workshop for parents and caregivers who are looking to equip themselves with the tools and skills necessary to raise healthy, well-balanced children.
The new workshop, Parenting University: Tool Up For Parenting, is designed primarily for parents and
LAPS Welcomes Home School Students To Participate In Middle And High School Speech And Debate Programs
LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
From the Superintendent’s Desk:
In response to a story published earlier today, click here, Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus released the following information:
Los Alamos Public Schools is happy to work with home school students who wish to participate in the High School and Middle School Speech and Debate programs.
The Hilltalkers and Hawktalkers are proud of their reputation for inclusiveness and our coaches enthusiastically welcome all who show an interest, both home school and public school students.
As with all public schools in New
Enjoy avisual journey into the never-ending world of fractals at Los Alamos Nature Center 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25.
This program incorporates math, science, art, and nature in a full-dome planetarium show featuring original music, which is suitable for audiences age 3 and up. Tickets may be purchased by phone or at the nature centerand are only $10 for adults and $8 for children.
The breathtaking show starts promptly at 7 p.m. and seating is limited. Please arrive 10 minutes prior to the show. If tomorrow will not work or one viewing is not enough, put it on the calendar for
Arts Community Education County
The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Color Guard was requested to provide the presentation of colors for the opening of the New Mexico State Fair Rodeo this year. Following the drill competition Saturday, Color Guard members Lauren Partin, Echo Rogers, Kelsey Tucker and Zoe Schreiber traveled to Tingley for the event. The Color Guard was commanded by Lauren Partin. Courtesy/NJROTC
Los Alamos High School NJROTC Color Guard members Lauren Partin, Echo Rogers, Kelsey Tucker and Zoe Schreiber. Courtesy/NJROTC
Los Alamos High School NJROTC armed drill team commanded by Michael Purdy reporting in for their drill event Saturday at the Early Bird Drill meet in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo
The Los Alamos High School NJROTC cadets competed Saturday, Sept. 19 at the Early Bird Drill meet at Volcano Vista High School in Albuquerque.
This was the first drill meet of the season. The armed and unarmed team both competed in regulation and inspection. Armed commanded by Michael Purdy, and unarmed commanded by Mikyla Smith. The unarmed team placed 2nd in inspection. Both teams did an outstanding
Members of the Jemez Mountain Home School Speech and Debate Team. Courtesy photo
By MICHAEL BOOTON
JMHS Speech and Debate Team
The Jemez Mountain Home School Speech and Debate Team (JMHS) may not be attending the LAHS Hilltalker-hosted Speech and Debate tournament this weekend because the Hilltalker head coach has challenged the validity of the team’s status with the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA).
The coach initiated contact with the New Mexico Activities Association over the summer to question Jemez Mountain’s eligibility to compete in speech and debate
Attention current Los Alamos Middle School 8th graders and Los Alamos home school 8th graders … it is not too late to sign up for the spring break Washington, D.C. trip.
Education Nation Travel
From left, essay contest winners Jack Ammerman, Audrey Nolan, Philippa Fung and Jenny Wang with West Virginia House Rep. Saira Blair. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The Republican Party of Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Federated Republican Women hosted a Constitution Day Essay Contest and invited the winners to recite their essay at the annual Constitution Day Dinner held Saturday at the Los Alamos Golf Course Community Building.
- High School – Jenny Wang;
- Middle School – Audrey Nolan;
- Elementary School – Philippa Fung; and
Community Education Politics
The Los Alamos County Council recently issued a proclamation to draw attention to the issue.
Often unfinished homework and too little sleep
Los Alamos High School staff support College & Military Day during September for Assets month. Courtesy photo
The following businesses are collecting spare change from the community throughout the month to support the Community Assets Awards:
- Morning Glory Bakery;
- Finishing Touch;
- Aspen Copies;
- Chamber of Commerce;
- Children’s Clinic;
- Los Alamos Co-op;
- Animal Clinic of Los Alamos;
- CB FOX; and
- White Rock Smith’s.
Additional businesses are collecting food and snack items to support projects like Cookies & Conversation including:
- Betty Ehart Senior
Community Education Business
Pajarito Masonic Lodge #66 hosted a community breakfast Saturday morning to benefit the Los Alamos Eta Zeta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi, an international Women’s Friendship network. For more information on Eta Zeta and Beta Sigma Phi, visit www.betasigmaphi.org or e-mail email@example.com. For more information on Pajarito Lodge or Freemasonry, contact Jake Turin, firstname.lastname@example.org. Courtesy photo
Santa Fe Community College is hosting a free College Student STEM Workshop: Preparing For Your Future in a STEM Career, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Jemez Rooms at SFCC, 6401 Richards Ave.
More than 100 students, researchers and scientists from New Mexico’scolleges, national laboratories and science businesses will attend Preparing For Your Future in a STEM Career: Bringing Together Students, Research Professionals and the Science Industry to Shape the Next Generation of New Mexico’s STEM Workforce.
Undergraduate and graduate students studying biomedical science,
Education National Laboratory
The Boy Scouts of America is holding its Fall Fire-Up for Scouting Cub Scout recruiting events at fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock this week:
- Event #1 is Tuesday Sept. 22, 6:30-8 p.m. at Fire Station #3 in White Rock, 129 NM 4; and
- Event #2 is Thursday Sept. 24, 6:30-8 p.m. at Fire Station #4 in Los Alamos, 4401 Diamond Dr. across from the Golf Course.
Boys who are starting 1st through 5th grades (6-10 years old) can be registered for the Cub Scouting program. Information for registering boys in 6th-12th grades in Boy Scouts will also be available. Fire station firefighters
Community Education Fire
‘When I grow up I want to be a forensic scientist. I want to go to College at Penn State,’ said Jenny Kilde, 12, of Los Alamos Middle School. She was taking part in the Physics of Toys workshop, led by Ruth Howes and Nancy Watson Saturday at the Santa Fe Community College. Photo by Roger Snodgrass/ladailypost.com
These girls are not learning ‘What’s the matter?’ but rather, ‘What matter is,’ and (the title of their workshop) ‘Why Empty Matters,’ taught by Kateryna Artyushkova and Linnea Ista, a chemist and a microbiologist at the University of New Mexico. They’re finding out about vacuums, gravity,
Education National Laboratory
Education Nation Politics
The LAHS Class of 1980 was in town for Homecoming weekend last week. The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation provided a tour led by Kurt Steinhaus and Cheryl Pongratz of the new high school for the classmates. The Class of 1980 made a $500 donation to the Foundation. Photo by Kurt Steinhaus
- Reading Challenge Success
Aspen Elementary School students have reason to celebrate. They students logged more than 22,300 reading minutes this summer, earning Aspen the title as the number one New Mexico school in the 2015 Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge. The school will be listed in the 2016 Scholastic Book of World Record.
Aspen’s librarian, Mr. Lloyd, knew students would get excited if offered the chance to “read for a world record” and registered all Aspen students for the summer challenge in May before school let out. Congratulations Tigers! Your parents, teachers,
AFTNM President Stephanie Ly
ALBUQUERQUE – American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
“Working New Mexicans can be proud of Sen. Heinrich and his bi-partisan efforts to repeal the regressive healthcare ‘Cadillac Tax’ from the Affordable Care Act.
“As a union who represents thousands of educators across New Mexico, and often negotiates aspects of healthcare coverage, we’re intimately familiar with the fight to ensure all New Mexicans have the best healthcare access possible at the lowest out-of-pocket
Education State Politics
SuFong Milonni, left, and Barbara Yarnell glazing their creations in the UNM-LA pottery studio. Courtesy/UNM-LA
After throwing her first pot in a Los Alamos Middle School class at age 14, Barbara Yarnell was smitten with clay.
Later in life, she found she also loved sharing her knowledge of the art of ceramics with others. She just taught the first day of Introduction to Ceramics to 20 students at UNM-LA during the first week of fall semester.
“I love the first day of school in the fall and that excitement of learning,” Yarnell said in a recent interview in her studio classroom at UNM-LA.