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Emergency-Response Exercise Involving a Staged Crash is Underway at LAHS

 

 

Please be aware that an emergency-response exercise involving a vehicular accident will take place from approximately 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. today in the faculty parking lot at Los Alamos High School, as part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program.

“Every 15 minutes”is a national initiative that uses staged crashes, emergency-response scenarios, and discussion to educate and remind students —and adults—about the many dangers associated with driving while impaired or texting.

Los Alamos police and fire departments are participating in the exercise,


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ALERT: An Emergency-Response Exercise Involving a Staged Crash is Underway at LAHS Today

Please be aware that an emergency-response exercise involving a vehicular accident will take place from approximately 11 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. today in the faculty parking lot at Los Alamos High School, as part of the “Every 15 Minutes” program.


“Every 15 minutes” is a national initiative that uses staged crashes, emergency-response scenarios, and discussion to educate and remind students —and adults—about the many dangers associated with driving while impaired or texting.


Los Alamos police and fire departments are participating in the exercise, along with Careflight,


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Students descend on Los Alamos National Laboratory April 23-24 for Supercomputing Challenge Expo and Awards Ceremony

LANL News:

Research by student teams to be showcased during this month’s New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge. Courtesy/LANL

More than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers will convene at Los Alamos National Laboratory April 23 and 24 for judging and the awards ceremony in the 22nd annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge.

More than 60 teams of students from elementary, middle, and high school are participating in the event, said David Kratzer of the Laboratory’s High Performance Computer Systems group and LANL’s coordinator of the Supercomputing Challenge.

While at LANL,


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A Taste of Russia: April 27 Fundraiser Dinner for Los Alamos Youth Trip to Sarov

Los Alamos Youth are planning a trip to Russia this summer as part of an ongoing series of exchange visits with the Los Alamos Sister City of Sarov.

This program is sponsored by the Los Alamos – Sarov Sister City Initiative (LASSCI).

To help support the costs of the trip, LASSCI is holding fundraising dinner — A Taste of Russia.

The dinner is set for 6:30 p.m. April 27 in the Vista Room at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel.

In addition to Russian food, the program will include a Silent Auction of Russian crafts and Entertainment by the youth travelers.

Tickets may be purchased from any of the student


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Ron Barber to Speak at Phi Beta Kappa Banquet Honoring Local High School Scholars

By Joyce Ann Guzik

On Sunday evening, April 29, the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 56th annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honors society in the United States and has about 275 members in Los Alamos County (1.5 percent of the county’s population.) 

The banquet for the honor graduates, Phi Beta Kappa Members and their guests, will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos starting and will be catered by Decadent Table.

The 43 students of the Class of 2012 who will be honored this year are: Peter


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SFI Colloquium: “On the Evolutionary Origins of the Egalitarian Syndrome”

Sergey Gavrilets. Courtesy/SFI

Sergey Gavrilets will present his talk “On the Evolutionary Origins of the Egalitarian Syndrome” at 3:30 p.m. Monday April 23 in the Noyce Conference Room at the Santa Fe Institue.

Gavrilets works at the Department of Ecology & Evolutionary Biology, Department of Mathematics, National Institute For Mathematical and Biological Systems, University of Tennessee.

Abstract: Humans exhibit strong egalitarian syndrome, i.e. the complex of cognitive perspectives, ethical principles, social norms, and individual and collective attitudes promoting


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Lymphoma Seminar Set for Thursday

By Paula Roybal Sánchez, Extension Home Economist

The Los Alamos Council on Cancer will be presenting a free community program on Lymphoma, Thursday, April 19.

Dr. Eric Bernstein, oncologist with the Northern New Mexico Cancer Care at Los Alamos Medical Center will be providing information on the historical significance of lymphoma, the differences between Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, the relationship between radiation and lymphoma, the four stages of lymphoma and treating lymphomas with chemotherapy and radiation. 

Nurses and allied health professionals will be awarded


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Superintendent to Address Policy and Curriculum Concerning Harassment in Schools at AAUW Meeting

The Los Alamos Branch of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) will meet at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr., to hear about Los Alamos Public Schools policy and curriculum concerning harassment in schools.

Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt of the Los Alamos Public Schools will speak about the current school district policy on bullying and sexual harassment.

Schmidt has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration from Washington State University and more than 30 year’s experience in the field of education, including 12 years in the classroom. 


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Consortium Partners with LANL’s Academy

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post

Northern New Mexico Math and Science Academy aims to enhance professional development of K-12 math and science teachers in underserved rural school districts.

The New Mexico Consortium (NMC) will become the new fiscal agent for the Northern New Mexico Math and Science Academy (MSA). 

The MSA is a teacher professional development program, sponsored by Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) to help improve math and science education in New Mexico K-12 schools. 

Partnership with MSA has the potential to expand the impact of NMC research programs


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True Stories of Library Censorship Battles

MESA PUBLIC LIBRARY News

At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 26 in the Upstairs Rotunda of the Mesa Public Library, Kathy Barco and Valerie Nye will present True Stories of Censorship Battles in America’s Libraries as part of the Authors Speak Series.

April is a special month in the literary and library worlds, honoring both poetry (National Poetry Month)  and libraries (National Library Week is April 8-14). In recognition of the role libraries play in providing free and open access to information, the Mesa Public Library Authors Speak Series presents a timely book on challenges to


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Key Club Sponsors UNICEF Benefit

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post by Katelyn Littleton, Concert Chair

Los Alamos High School Key Club is organizing a benefit concert for UNICEF’s Project Eliminate. In collaboration with Kiwanis and the rest of K-Family (including Key Club), UNICEF is hoping to eradicate maternal and neonatal tetanus from the world through this project.

The money raised through the concert will go directly to purchasing vaccines and the distribution of preventative health information.

“A vaccination for this type of tetanus will protect a mother and all of her future children from the terminal


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Summer Interns Wanted at the DPU!

Los Alamos Department of Public Utilities News:

Multiple positions are available this summer for engineering student interns who have completed a minimum of 30 credit hours in an accredited engineering program at the university level.

Interns will work as part of a team supporting the engineering department, operations staff and administrative functions as a contributing member of the staff.

The diversity of the DPU’s services offers a unique opportunity for an engineering student to gain hands-on experience in a functioning utility.

Examples of possible duties to be performed:

• Assist


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Area Leaders Contemplate Local Support of Teen Center

YMCA News:

State Rep. Nick Salazar spoke of the difficulty to secure funding from the state for community programs in these economic times. Family YMCA Executive Director Linda Daly. standing, and Rep. Debbie Rodella listen at right. Courtesy/YMCA

ESPAÑOLA–Business leaders, YMCA board members, and elected officials, including U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, met at the Española YMCA Teen Center Wednesday, April 4, to discuss sustaining the center’s $155,100/year budget.  

“When I was last here, I visited with a group of teens and I asked them what they would be doing if the Center was not here,”


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Look Who’s Having a Great Conversation

Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. The 3rd Annual Great Conversations will take place April 22 from 2-4:30 p.m. at Los Alamos High School in the new building. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by filling out a registration form available at http://lapsfoundation.com/greatconversations.shtml

Look who’s talking:

Morrie Pongratz. Courtesy Photo

What’s your spark? According to Los Alamos, Morrie Pongratz is both a Living Treasure and the Voice of the Hilltoppers. 


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Youth Co-op Conversation – Build Your Own Mini Greenhouse!

(Free Series) 


Do you want to grow your own food?


Do you want to make your own mini greenhouse?


Come by the Co-op Tuesday, April 24 from 6 to 8 p.m and join the Los Alamos Youth Food Project (LAYFP), the JJAB and The Family YMCA by creating a miniature greenhouse. Kids of all ages can stop by the Co-op and learn about the LAYFP, sponsored by a grant from the State Farm Youth Advisory Board, and receive free supplies and instructions to get them going and growing. We can all help create a Healthy Community and Healthy Youth!


This is a FREE opportunity for members and non-members alike (no


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School Board Adopts $5 Million Bond

LAHS student Holly Erickson, right, Northern New Mexico International Science and Engineering Fair Qualifier with alternate LAHS Freshman David Murphy, won an all expense paid trip for herself and her sponsor to the International Fair May 13-18 in Pittsburgh, PA. Erickson will compete against 1,500 students from across the globe for $2.5 million in prizes and awards. Photo by Art Brown

By Kirsten Laskey

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education adopted a $5 million bond, the final installment of the school district’s $40 million designated bank qualified bonds for construction projects,


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Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding 101, led by board certified lactation consultants affiliated with La Leche League of Los Alamos, will discuss latch and positioning, baby cueing, what to expect the first few days of breastfeeding, and dad’s role in the breastfeeding relationship, Saturday, April 14, 1-4pm, at Family Strengths Network, 1990 Diamond Dr.  The class is $30 and includes a copy of The Womanly Art of Breastfeeding.  La Leche League is a separate nonprofit organization, not affiliated with Family Strengths Network or its programs. Call 661-7102 or email LLL.Los.Alamos@gmail.com

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LAPS Creates Asset Manager Position

Joan Ahlers introduced herself to the Los Alamos County Council explaining that she was just hired to the newly created position of Asset Manager for Los Alamos Public Schools. More details to follow. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com


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Tonight’s County Council Presentations Feature Youth

County News:

Los Alamos High School student Alexander Castille is presenting a distracted driving survey to the County Council that he and members of the Los Alamos Youth Leadership team conducted through spending time on strategic intersections around towncounting the motorists who were chatting on their cells, applying make-up, smoking and exhibiting other distracted behaviors. Most drivers were doing something other than just driving. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos High School students Alexandra Berl, speaking, and Olivia Snyder, Tessa Snyder and teacher


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