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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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
One of Abiquiu’s beautiful slot canyons. Courtesy/PEEC
New Mexico is home to dozens of slot canyons, which provide for peaceful hikes and beautiful surroundings.
New Mexico outdoorsman Doug Scott will guide a small group to discover some amazing slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, through an outing offered by PEEC at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, May 9.
The group will explore several slot canyons in the Abiquiu area, which is where Georgia O’Keeffe drew much of her artistic inspiration. The slot canyons planned for this outing are not technical, in that ropes and climbing equipment will
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SANTA FE ― Del Norte Credit Union, Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial co-op, is pleased to announce the winners of the DNCU Scholarship program for 2015.
The seven winners each will receive $1,000 toward the higher education program in which they are enrolled in the fall of 2015.
“We are deeply committed to supporting young people in New Mexico as they make significant advances toward a brighter future,” DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti said. “While financial literacy is a core DNCU philosophy, education in all its dimensions is just as important. We wish the
A tree that holds pollen grains, which a new study finds might seed clouds. The new research shows that when the pollen gets wet from these trees, it breaks down into smaller particles that can hold condensation for cloud formation. Photo by Joseph Xu/Michigan Engineering Communications & Marketing