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Barbara Wright, author of the critically acclaimed novel for middle readers, Crow, will sign her book Friday, May 4, at 5:30 at Otowi Station Bookstore. She will visit Mountain and Barranca Elementary Schools and Los Alamos Middle School earlier that day.
The thought-provoking novel and its memorable cast present an unflinching and fresh take on race relations, injustice, and a fascinating, little-known chapter in American history, the race riots of 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina,through the eyes of the 11-year-old narrator, Moses, a likeable, credible
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Older and younger students share a fun-filled day together through the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster
Los Alamos Youth Leadership (LAYL), a longtime program of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, sponsored an event for elementary age students last Saturday, April 28 at Los Alamos High School.
LAYL members were the “big brother and sisters” to local elementary school students.
The students played tag games, made art projects and seed planters, ate, decorated with sidewalk chalk, interacted with police officers and played with
To the Community of Los Alamos,
The Los Alamos Public School Foundation exists to raise funds to promote innovative learning in each of the seven public schools in Los Alamos.
We believe that our children are our future and that a quality education is critical to prepare them for an increasingly complex workplace and world.
The Foundation supports and invests in a successful future for all LAPS students through grants and programs.
Great Conversations, our signature fundraiser event held April 22 at LAHS, was a huge success.
The fabulous food and the terrific speakers make this annual
The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council Announces Annual Search and Rescue Conference.
The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) will be hosting ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event), its annual training event for search and rescue volunteers on May 4-6 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort, Spa, and Casino in Pojoaque, NM. Over 200 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, will be attending to train in all aspects of effective search and rescue. The three-day conference also has a trade show, featuring the latest in search and rescue
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Watch as the Los Alamos Middle School Green Team practices an original song they plan to perform as a "flash mob." When and where will the flash mob occur? So far it's a big surprise.
See the Los Alamos Daily Post "Focus – Los Alamos Youth Food Project" special section for more information on the Project and it's goals.
Music Community Education
This summer, PAC 8 is offering 20 sessions of video education classes. Classes will be for students in grades 2- 6 and additional classes will be held for middle school students. The classes are lots of fun – students make music videos, news shows, documentaries, commercials and comedies. This year we’re also offering animation classes.
There are four levels to choose from:
Beginning Classes – basic camera techniques, audio, editing with I Movie, interviewing, studio production.
Intermediate Classes – digital cameras, editing with Final Cut Pro, blue screen, special effects.
Rotarian James Nesmith with Los Alamos High School senior Gwynn Cunningham as she is recognized as “Student of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Rotarian James Nesmith, left, with the Rotary’s “Student of the Month” Gwynn Cunningham, her parents Andrea and Greg Cunningham and mentor Diane Toups whom she credited greatly for her success development. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
The Los Alamos Rotary Club honored Gwynneth Cunningham as April’s Student of the Month at Fuller
Washington D.C. – Underscoring the Obama Administration’s investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and ensuring educational opportunities are available to students across the nation, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that Lexington High School from Lexington, Mass., and Hopkins Junior High School from Fremont, Calif. won the 2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl today at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.
Los Alamos High School ranked among the top 16 high schools at the event.
Nearly 14,000 students have competed
Nineteen teachers and staff will be honored for their years of service to Los Alamos Public Schools at a retirement ceremony next month.
The 2011-2012 LAPS retirees goodbye party is set for 4-6 p.m., Thursday May 10 at Fuller Lodge.
Those retiring include Luis Aguilar, Michael Baxter, Anell Crews, Ann Daley, Shirley Graziano, Margaret Guthrie, Loretta Hupke, Jose Martinez, Lynette McLean, Suzanne Melton, Kay Nease, Dana Salmond, Phillip Sena, Kathryn Thomas, Diane Toups, Fernando Trujillo, Judith Uhrich, Amy Vierra and Jane M. Ziehmn.
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
Paula Couselo, 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
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
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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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
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:
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
FAMILY YMCA News:
On April 28, The Family YMCA is celebrating Healthy Kids Day with a free community event for kids and families.