Education

ACCT’s ‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ Raised Nearly $1,000 for Student Actors

Chef Louis (Nic Gonzales) and his helpers prepare to cook Sebastian (Daniel Sarrao.) Courtesy photo

Sebastian (Daniel Sarrao) left, Ariel ( Kim McKinley) and Flounder (Jordan Bailey) contemplate ‘human stuff.’ Courtesy photo
 
ACCT News:

Atomic City Children’s Theater and Los Alamos Public Schools’ Middle Schoolers presented “Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Jr.” last  weekend.

The students had been working on this play since before Christmas. Many current 8th grade students have been participating in ACCT since 5th grade, so Read More

Y Summer Programs Help Youth Get Outdoors and Learn New Skills

Campers visit with alpacas during a YMCA field trip. Courtesy/YMCA

iCare about Gardening campers tend their plants. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

The Family YMCA is encouraging parents to help keep their kids physically active and mentally engaged by signing them up for any of the Y’s summer youth development programs.

Registration opens for summer programs March 1, and the registration fee is waived for parents who sign up from March 1 through April 30. The Y offers financial assistance so that no one is turned away for inability to pay.

Registration is also open for next year’s after-school enrichment Read More

John A. Andersen Presents ‘Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2010’

LA HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society is hosting the presentation by John A. Andersen, “Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2010″ at 7:30 p.m. March 12 in Fuller Lodge, 2132 Central Ave.

“Hiroshima and Nagasaki 2010” is a pictorial tour of the peace parks and museums at the locations of the two U.S. atomic bombings of Japan in August 1945. 

The epicenters are visited, numerous monuments and shrines are shown, and some impression is given of the groups of Japanese people in visitation.

Local travel arrangements and the reception as a visitor and the Read More

Los Alamos High School’s Kelsee Hurshman Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

LAHS News:

  • Kelsee Hurshman Receives President’s Volunteer Service Award

The 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards recognizes Los Alamos High Scool student Kelsee Hurshman as a recipient of The President’s Volunteer Service Award.

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards program recognizes young people across America who have volunteered significant amounts of their time to serve their communities and their country. 

Volunteer activities were judged on criteria such as personal initiative, creativity, effort, impact and personal growth.

Hurshman is a role model for Read More

Forum on ‘The New Mexico Consortium’ Sunday

UCLA News:

The community is invited to atteend a forum, 10:10-10:50 a.m. Sunday, March 3, at the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos, 1738 on North Sage Street.

New Mexico Consortium Executive Director Katharine Chartrand and Financial Manager Patrick Sullivan will discuss, “The New Mexico Consortium,” programs in Advanced Computing, Plant Biology, Bio-medical Engineering and Modeling and Analysis.

Chartrand and Sullivan also will talk about the organization’s collaboration with Los Alamos County to construct a 27,000-square-foot Biology Laboratory in the Entrada Read More

UNM-LA Offers Primitive Fire Making Class

Building a fire the old-fashioned way. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

Have you ever wanted to feel the freedom and empowerment that comes with making fire from nature’s raw materials? 

Now is your chance! Enroll in a Primitive Fire Making Workshop through UNM-Los Alamos Community Education.

In this one-day workshop, students wil learn:

  • how to use basic hand tools safely for firemaking purposes;
  • how to prepare an area for making a fire;
  • how to select plants appropriate for making a fire;
  • how to craft primitive fire making tools; and
  • how to maintain, manage and transport a fire.

Students will Read More

Orchard Owner Will Speak on Successful Fruit Production

Gordon Tooley of Tooley’s Trees will be the featured speaker at PEEC March 5.

PEEC News:

Learn about holistic methods of orchard management at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, 3540 Orange St.

Gordon Tooley, owner of Tooley’s Trees in Truchas, will talk about the best practices for maintaining an orchard.

Have you ever dreamed about picking beautiful, delicious, ripe fruits from your own orchard? Well, there are a few things to consider first. 

Successful fruit production can’t be confined to managing pests or finding the right fertility Read More

LAHS NJROTC Wins First Place Team Award

LAHS NJROTC shooters who competed in the Western Navy Championships in Salt Lake City, Utah, last weekend were front row from left, John Gibson and Tessa Snyder. Back row from left Nikita Beloousov, Sam Wolfe, Brandon Frank and Noah Marriott. Courtesy photo

NJROTC News:

Members of Los Alamos High School Navy JROTC shooting team traveled to Salt Lake City last weekend to compete in the Western Navy Championships.

The precision team of Tessa Snyder, Brandon Frank, Noah Marriott and John Gibson beat out the team from Socorro High School in El Paso, Texas for the first place team award.

Three members Read More

Historical Society to Offer Public Walking Tours

 

HISTORICAL SOCIETY News:

The Los Alamos Historical Society will be offering to the public daily walking tours of the historic district.

Start time will be 11 a.m. Monday, March 11, and continue Monday through Saturday for a four-week trial.

As a fundraiser for the Museum, the cost is $10/person, with family pricing TBD. We are looking for volunteers to take a regular slot for our first four-week trial
run, which is intended to catch the Spring Break crowd.

High school and college students are also encouraged to consider volunteering as tour guides.

The first mandatory training session Read More

Free Workshop Targets Salary Negotiations for Women

Workshop Facilitator Shelley Rossbach. Courtesy photo

Staff Report:

The American Association of University Women (AAUW), UNM-Los Alamos Chapter of Phi Theta Kappa, and UNM-LA Student Government will provide a “$tart $mart” salary negotiation workshop 9 a.m. to noon Friday, March 1. in the Student Center Lecture Hall, Bldg. 2.

To register for the workshop, email Ivette Jimenez at yrdiaz@unm.edu. Registration is not required, but workshop materials will not be available unless participants register. The workshop is free.

The workshop is intended to prepare women to negotiate Read More

Los Alamos Daily Post Launches ‘Council, Boards & Commissions’ Calendar

LOS ALAMOS DAILY POST News:

The Los Alamos Daily Post announces the launch of its “Council, Boards & Commissions” Calendar.

The new calendar provides a listing of upcoming council, board and commission meetings with links to corresponding websites, agendas, videos and minutes.

Readers may access the new calendar through a button on the bottom right side of the front page of the Los Alamos Daily Post:

To view the new Council Boards & Commissions Calendar click HERE.

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Frisbee Shooting Robot Bagged and Ready to Ship

Members of the Los Alamos FIRST Robotics Team 4153 from left, Jacob Marks, Ariel Koh, Steve Anton, Simon Redmond and George Barnum conduct the final assembly Feb. 19 of this year’s robot, which throws frisbees at targets and climbs pipe pyramids. It’s a lot more complicated than last year’s bot that shot basketballs and balanced on treadles. This year’s robot had to be completed by midnight, Feb. 19 and locked into a plastic bag with locker ties. The team will compete in Lubbock, Texas the end of February and then on to Salt Lake City in March. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
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Art Opening Marks Proud Moment for Pinon Students

The bubbly flowed as young artists soaked in the excitement of their first art opening Friday evening at Village Arts at 216 DP Road. Hors d’oeuvre trays filled with grapes, crackers and cheese coupled with glasses of sparkling cider served by owner Ken Nebel enhanced the magical atmosphere for Pinon Elementary School students who mingled among community members, sharing the inspirations for their work. Nebel donated framing supplies to the students and taught them about artist agreements and spent time showing them his own illustrations. Nebel said of Friday’s opening, “This Read More

School Board Members Take Oath of Office

School Board President Kevin Honnel, right, stands with school board members David Foster and Judy Bjarke-Mckenzie to pledge to obey the School Board Code of Conduct at the New Mexico School Boards Association conference this morning, Feb. 22.  The oath of office and Code of Conduct was administered by retired State Supreme Court Judge Patricio Serna. Courtesy/LAPS
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Actor/Poet David Mills Performs as Langston Hughes

David Mills performs as Langston Hughes. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

The Jim Sagel Memorial Lecture Series at UNM-Los Alamos  will present award-winning poet David Mill at 7 p.m. Monday, March 4 in the Building 2 Lecture Hall at UNM-LA.

Mills will perform an excerpt from his show, “Dreamweaver: The Works of Langston Hughes.” The reading is free and open to the public.

Mills also will be visiting Instructor Zandree Stidham’s English classes the same day as the performance.

Actor and writerDavid Mills’ one-person dramatic rendition of Langston Hughes’s poems and short stories Read More

‘The Little Mermaid, Jr.’ Begins at 7:30 p.m. Today

The Little Mermaid, Jr., stage production presented by the Atomic City Children’s Theater begins this weekend at 7:30 p.m. today with additional performances at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Saturday. Admission is free. Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
Photo by Elena E. Giorgi
 
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Pinon Students to Exhibit at Village Arts

Students from Pinon Elementary School will exhibit their work at Village Arts. The show opens Feb. 22 and continues through mid-March. Courtesy photo

LAPS News

There will be a very special opening at Village Arts (216 DP Road) 5:30-7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22.

Students from Pinon Elementary School have worked together in a GATE/Art collaboration to create a show called, “Every Picture Tells a Story.”

Students created acrylic paintings. They then wrote a story about their painting. Students traded paintings and wrote stories about each other’s paintings – without knowledge of the artist’s Read More

They Did It Again … LAHS Students Head to DOE National Science Bowl!

Los Alamos High School regional winners, from left, Willie Zhao, Aaron Bao, Kevin Gao, Alex Swart, Alex Wang and their coach Kathy Boerigter. Courtesy/SNL

SANDIA LABS News:

  • Los Alamos High School Students Headed to DOE National Science Bowl

ALBUQUERQUE – Students from Los Alamos High School will represent New Mexico at the Department of Energy’s National Science Bowl in April.

The team took first place Saturday, Feb. 16, at the New Mexico Regional High School Competition after besting 28 teams representing 14 New Mexican high schools.

Students answered questions related to astronomy, biology, Read More

Astronomer Speaks on Eclipse Experiences

Photos of the Nov. 14, 2012 eclipse taken from onboard a ship on the Coral Sea. Photos by Steve Becker

PEEC News:

Local astronomer Stephen Becker will share his eclipse experiences through photos and video, with a special focus on the total solar eclipse of November 2012 at a talk from 7-8 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26 at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC), 3540 Orange St. in Los Alamos.

Nov. 13-14, 2012 the sun, moon and earth were aligned to allow the sun to be blocked along a narrow path that intersected a little bit of northern Australia and a long stretch of the southern Pacific Ocean. Read More

UNM-LA Offers Wine Tasting Class

UNM-LA News:

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, but you can continue the sentiment by enrolling yourself and your sweetheart in a wine tasting class. 

Sign up for three Saturdays of tasting with wine expert and European licensed sommelier Liz Berdugo. Learn what makes a wine good, what your palette enjoys most, and how to order the proper wine for any occasion or meal.

UNM-Los Alamos Community Education will offer “Introduction to Wine Tasting and Collecting” (CE: L1241 | CRN: 30198). The class meets 3:30-5 p.m. Saturday Feb. 23, March 2 and March 9 at the Pajarito Brew Pub (location has changed Read More

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