Education

Language Access Specialist Certificate Program Earns Creative Award for U.S. Copyright

From left, Lisa Kuuttila President and CEO of STC.UNM; Paula Couselo, Director of NMCLA; Dr. Cedric Page, Executive Director of UNM-Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie Gordon

By Bonnie Gordon

PaulCouselo, director of the New Mexico Center for Language Access (NMCLA) was the recipient of a 2012 Creative Award for U.S. Copyright from the University of New Mexico, for the innovative Language Access Specialist Certificate Program.

The award was presented to Couselo at the 2012 Annual Creative Awards Reception hosted by STC.UNM Wednesday April 25.

The mission of STC is to


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LAPS Hires Assets Manager to Find Cost Savings

LAPS Assets Manager Joan Ahlers. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Los Alamos Public Schools has created an “assets manager” position in an effort to find cost savings opportunities for the district.

Superintendent Gene Schmidt has hired Joan Ahlers in the new post.

Ahlers was instrumental in negotiating contracts beneficial to the district during her four-year tenure on the Los Alamos Board of Education from 2007-2011.

“The need for this position is something that has been talked about for at least six years,” Schmidt said. “Now it’s more important than ever with


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PEEC‘s Summer Adventure Program Offers Financial Aid

PEEC News:

A birdwatching trip. Courtesy/PEEC

This summer parents can enroll their fourth through sixth graders on an outdoor adventure with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s Nature Center.

Youth can explore the Rio Grande, June 4-8 or the Valles Caldera June 11-15.

PEEC has established two scholarship programs for children of families with incomes that might limit their ability to participate:

  • Income-based Full Scholarship
  • Public Service Partial Scholarship for the children of policemen, firefighters and public school employees

For details, visit http://www.pajaritoeec.org/programs/summer_camp.php


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Next Big Idea Coming Downtown Sept. 14-15

Los Alamos MainStreet News:

A useful robot showed its stuff during last year’s Next Big Idea event. Courtesy photo

What is it that differentiates Los Alamos from other communities?

It is a place of big, world changing ideas.The Next Big Idea: A Festival of Discovery, Invention, and Innovation is an annual signature event that highlights Los Alamos’ unique creative heritage while providing an opportunity for inspiring young people from throughout the state about possible futures in science, technology,engineering, math, and innovation.

The Next Big Idea is brought to you by Los Alamos


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Annual 8th Grade Athletic Night Set For May 22

The Los Alamos Athletic Department is holdong its 8th grade Athletic Night at 6 p.m., Tuesday May 22 in the Smith Auditorium. 

The LAHS Athletic Department asks anyone with a son or daughter who will be in the 9th grade as of the 2012-13 school year to attend the meeting.  

The meeting will begin with general information and then each of the coaches of the LAHS sports teams will have a table in the high school lobby for parents to visit. 

The coaches will answer questions about the upcoming school year, summer questions, etc. 

Refer to the LAHS website for additional information:


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‘Great Conversations’ Filled Los Alamos High School

Executive Director Joanna Gillespie of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation thanks all of the participants, sponsors and community members who participated in this year’s “Great Conversations” fundraising event. The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation leverages time, talent and funds to promote innovative learning for the local schools and last Sunday was no exeption. Its annual “Great Conversations” was packed with people interested in supporting the schools as well as learning something interesting and new from a broad spectrum of

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$400 to Young Entrepreneurs to Start a Business

Summer 2012 Youth Business Grant Program

If you are between the ages of 13 and 19 and have a great business idea then this unique opportunity is for you.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) in conjunction with UNM-LA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is providing a fantastic opportunity to youth in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque.

The Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP) provides youth the opportunity to experience the rewards of starting and running a business. The Youth Business Grant Program will provide up to $400 to enterprising


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The Family YMCA Encourages Kids to Play and Learn at Healthy Kids Day, April 28

FAMILY YMCA News:

On April 28, The Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event for kids and families.

More than 1,900 Ys across that country are taking part in the celebration, meant to kick start physical activity and learning throughout the summer.
 
Healthy Kids Day, a national initiative of the Y to improve the health and well-being of kids, is filled with fun, active play and educational activities that will help parents improve their kids’ lifestyles for the long term.
Research shows that without access to activities that stimulate the mind and body, kids

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The Family YMCA to Offer Red Cross Courses

FAMILY YMCA News

First Aid, CPR and AED

The Family YMCA is now taking registration for its May 5th and June 2nd First Aid, Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification courses.  The courses, taught by American Red Cross certified instructors, are generally scheduled for the first Saturday of each month throughout the year.

First Aid training includes the basics of wound care, bleeding control, and bandaging and provides information about poisoning, sudden illness, and how to care for other injuries. CPR training includes how to respond


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Crowd Packs Party for PEEC Benefitting Nature Programs

Applause rang out for Pajarito Environmental Education Center Board President Becky Shankland, left, and Board Vice-president and Earth Day Chair Teralene Foxx during the PEEC Party to Benefit Nature Programs held Sunday evening at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The annual “Party for PEEC” benefit dinner supports the Nature Center at 3540 Orange St. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

PEEC Board President Becky Shankland and Patron Dave Schiferl chat with Rep. Jim Hall. Photo by Carol A. Claek.ladailypost.com

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LAHS Olions Thespian Club Presents ‘RAGS’

LAHS News:
 
Kicking up your heels in the big new city. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Los Alamos High School Olions Thespian Club proudly presents the musical “RAGS”opening 7-10 p.m. Wednesday at Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
The play about Jewish immigrants dealing with politics and the breaking of sweatshops in New York City at the turn of the century is directed by Jillian Clay Morse.
 
It’s a music machine! Every home should have one. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The orchestra is conducted by Zane Meek, music direction by Greg

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LAHS Students Introduce Officials at Rededication Ceremony

Erin Kirk introduces Los Alamos School Board President  Dr. Kevin Honnell at Monday’s rededication and ribbon cutting ceremony at Griffith Gymnasium. Photo by Alan Kirk

Marlie Apperson introduces a speaker at the event. Photo by Alan Kirk

Jodi-Cull Host introduces military representatives at the ceremony. Photo by Alan Kirk

Nick Baker introduces Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt. Photo by Alan Kirk


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Scenes From Tonight’s Ribbon Cutting and Rededication Ceremony of Griffith Gymnasium

LAPS News:

Officials cut the ribbon during this evening’s rededication of Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Alan Kirk

The Los Alamos High School Color Guard. Photo by Alan Kirk

Los Alamos High School Athletic Director Vicki Nelms addresses the audience during the rededication ceremony. Photo by Alan Kirk

Military representatives light candles during the ceremony. From left, representing the Coast Guard: Capt. David Swingle, U.S. Navy (no CG servicemen available,) Air Force: Major Robert W. Hull, Navy: Petty Officer 2nd Class Roger Brewer, Marine Corps: Sgt.


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School Board Business Targets Bus Loop and Budget

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education is scheduled to meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the Speech Theater at Los Alamos High School for a work session immediately following a special school board meeting.

The agendas include an update from the LAHS Bus Loop Committee and discussion on the LAPS 2012-13 budget.

The meetings are open to the public.


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Participants Help Shape Next Five Years of LAPS’s Goal to Become a Top U.S. School

LAPS News:

Linda Anderman of LANL’s Community Programs Office facilitated Saturday’s Community Strategic Plan update meeting. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School students, school staff, parents and community members attended a “Strategic Plan” update meeting Saturday morning in the high school Speech Theater. 

Strategic Plan Thrust Captains provided briefings on progress made of the work completed over the past seven months as well as updates on the path forward in five key areas:

  • Student Achievement
  • Effective Teachers
  • Aligned Resources and

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Public can Operate Robot at Open House

UNM-LA News:

Members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y. Courtesy Photo

The community is invited to join members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y at an open house where Los Alamos High School team members will demonstrate the robot they built, answer questions about FIRST robotics, and help the public try its hands at the controls.
 

When: 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, April 24
 

Where: UNM-LA Bldg. 2 (4000 University Dr., Los Alamos)
 

Who: Open to the public

The robot built by members of FIRST Robotics Team 4153 – Project Y. Courtesy Photo

 


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Long Term Nutrition and Weight Management Tips

Column by Kent Pegg

With warmer weather approaching, now might be a good time to think about your nutrition plan and the role it plays in your life.

Daily, I address this issue with people who are looking to change the way they eat and who want to develop a nutrition plan that helps them achieve and maintain a healthy weight.

Proper nutrition, combined with an exercise program consisting of muscle strengthening, cardiovascular endurance training, and increased flexibility, will help you reach your goals and enjoy a better life.

For the most part, your calories come from three sources: proteins,


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Perfect Weather, Large Crowd, Loads of Fun Surrounded PEEC’s Earth Day 2012

Community members of all ages soaked in the sunshine, activities and music at today’s Earth Day Festival at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center on Orange Street. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Ever-Changing Land of Enchantment is this year’s Earth Day theme. PEEC’s Earth Day logo connects people to the land they live in and its changes over the past 100 years since New Mexico’s Centennial. It also reminds people that they must live gently on this beautiful and vulnerable land. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos National Bank


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