Education

Mountain’s Student Newspaper Project Part 9

Editor’s note: This is part 9 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr’s gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the cuttlefish as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Ethan Aulwes.

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Fencing Classes Resume at YMCA

 
FAMILY YMCA News:
 
The fencing classes at The Family YMCA will resume Tuesday, Sept. 4 at 6:30 p.m. for beginning fencing and 7:30 p.m. for the advanced class.
 
A beginning class for students starts at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 2. The class will focus on basic footwork and blade skills.
 
Register at The Family YMCA at 662-3100 or laymca.org. The cost is $24 per month for Y members or $36 per month for fencing program only members. All equipment is provided by the Y.
 
For additional information, contact Tom Hill (672-1058).
 
Financial Assistance is available thanks
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LAPS Schedules Special School Board Meetings

LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools has announced two Special Board Meetings.

The first meeting is 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 4 in the Los Alamos High School main lobby. The only agenda item for this meeting will be information on the 2013 Bond Election, including review of the the Bond Resolution.

The second meeting is 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at the Coffee Booth to review School Board Policies. 

Both meetings are open to the public. Read More

Mountain’s Student Newspaper Project Part 8

Editor’s note: This is part 8 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr’s gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the wolf as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Noah Sanchez.

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Act Fast to Secure Spot in Hummingbird Photography Class at PEEC

Rufous Hummingbird. Photo by Bob Walker

PEEC News:

Spend from 3 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 with local bird photographer Bob Walker and consider a variety of methods for photographing hummingbirds. 

The class is $20 per person, $16 for members. Participants can register at www.PajaritoEEC.org or by calling 662-0460.

There are only eight spaces available in the class, and registration must be made by Sept. 1. 

Hummingbirds are attractive and colorful summer visitors that can be both challenging and rewarding photographic subjects.  Because these little birds are adaptable, Read More

Hilltoppers Scoreboard

Varsity Soccer Game Results:
Girls Varsity Soccer defeated Bosque 3-0 on Aug. 28
Boys Varsity Soccer lost to Bosque 1-2 in the first overtime on Aug. 28

Football Game Results:
C Football defeated St. Pius X C team 44-14 on Aug. 27
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Barranca Mesa Elementary Hosts Open House

During the Open House at Barranca Mesa Elementary School Tuesday evening, School Board President Kevin Honell implores parents to learn more about school bond issues in the coming year. Photo by Salvador Zapien/laschools.net

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt congratulates parents, teachers, students and staff for working together to make Barranca Mesa one of the top schools in New Mexico. Photo by Salvador Zapien/laschools.net

Barranca Mesa Principal Pam Miller welcomes parents to the open house. Photo by Salvador Zapien/laschools.net

Mrs. Determan shares a Read More

Mountain’s Student Newspaper Project Part 7

Editor’s note: This is part 7 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr’s gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the Kea parrot as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Henry Williams.

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Chamisa Gets ‘All Clear’ Following LANL’s Technetium-99 Assessment Conducted Sunday

Staff report

On short notice Sunday, Los Alamos National Laboratory and the Department of Energy conducted a precautionary assessment of Chamisa Elementary School.

The sweep by DOE’s RAP team (Radiological Assistance Program) resulted in an “all clear.”

The assessment was the result of the Laboratory’s investigation of an inadvertent spread of Technetium-99 by employees and contractors at LANSCE as reported in the Los Alamos Daily Post Monday.

LANL has determined that about a dozen people came into potential contact with this material, and some tracked small Read More

Mountain’s Student Newspaper Project Part 6

Editor’s note: This is part 6 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr’s gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of the dolphin as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student Sarah R.

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Taos School of Music Breaks Attendance Records

TSM News: 

Opus 50, the Taos School of Music’s special concert season to celebrate the 50thanniversary of the prestigious summer music school brought internationally-known ensembles to Taos including the Shanghai, Jupiter and American String Quartets, plus the Borromeo and Brentano String Quartets.

Music world luminaries Michael Tree, founding member of the Guarneri String Quartet, Christopher Constanza, Thomas Sauer and Robert McDonald also performed and served as faculty.

In addition, 19 young artists, graduates and students of the nation’s leading music conservatories, Read More

Mountain’s Student Newspaper Project Part 5

Editor’s note: This is part 5 of a 15-part series featuring newspapers created by sixth grade students in teacher Michele Altherr’s gifted class at Mountain Elementary School.

This newspaper features the intelligent attributes of fin-footed mammals as reported and published by Mountain Elementary School 6th grade student John Mamula.

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‘Time Team America’ Provides Hands-on Field School

PBS News:

This week, 24 Zuni middle school students experience what it’s like to be an archaeologist through a hands-on field school connected to the PBS prime time archaeology television series Time Team America.

“We want to inspire the next generation of archaeologists and scientists,” says field school director Dr. Alexandra Jones, “especially populations underrepresented in the sciences.”

From Sunday through Wednesday the students meet at the University of New Mexico, Zuni Campus to learn the basics of archaeology and how to survey a site; how to use a metal detector and conserve metal Read More

Udall Announces $1.2 Million Award for STEM Education

ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M. announced Friday that the National Science Foundation has awarded the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology a $1.2 million grant to increase the number of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) degrees throughout colleges in underserved communities in northern New Mexico.
 
“For years, our state has led the way in science and technology thanks to educational institutions like New Mexico Tech,” Udall said. “This grant will make it possible for additional colleges to produce a new generation of New Mexicans
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PEEC Offers New Afterschool Nature Clubs

Members of PEEC’s Critter Club. Courtesy Photo

PEEC News:

PEEC is offering two new clubs for kids in grades kindergarten through third:

  • Nature Detectives for grades K-1; and
  • Outdoor Explorers for grades 2-3. 

The clubs are 3:45-5:15 p.m. starting Tuesday, Sept. 4 and run every Tuesday through Nov. 27. Angelique Harshman and Beth Cortright will teach the clubs.

PEEC’s Nature Clubs are a great way to help children connect with the outdoors. Members will investigate local animals and plants, and connect with the wild side of the Pajarito Plateau through a variety of activities.  Read More

W.O.L.F. Comes to PEEC

Photo by Elke Duerr

PEEC News:

Elke Duerr of the Web of Life Foundation comes to PEEC for an interactive presentation about wolves in the southwest at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30.

This presentation will be suitable for all ages, and will include hands-on activities and documentary film footage. The talk is free and open to the public.

Duerr will provide facts about wolves in New Mexico, and hands-on experiences from her “Wolf Trunk.”

The audience will be able to see wolf tracks and fur, and learn about how researchers radio collar a wolf to track its movements.

Participants will be able to howl with Read More

Will the Metric System Make a Comeback?

One of eight proposed logos under consideration by Linda Anderman. Courtesy

METRIC SYSTEM News:

Los Alamos resident Linda Anderman has an ambitious plan: to produce an independent documentary about what happened to the metric system in the United States.

“As a product of the 1950s, I was taught that the metric system was an eventuality, but as a child, it didn’t really occur to me that it never came to pass,” Anderman said.

A discussion with a colleague near the end of last year prompted her to do some research about what had happened in the intervening years.  

“As Read More

County Libraries Promote Visual Literacy

Artist Jerry Joslin created the bronze sculpture whose subject celebrates reading entitled, “The Legacy.” Courtesy/LAC 

COUNTY LIBRARY News:

Los Alamos County Libraries have many different collections: diverse genres of books, different book formats, books using new technologies for reading and listening, periodicals, music, movies, and much, much more. But did you know that the libraries also have art collections and galleries?

Permanent Art Collection

Los Alamos County Libraries have a permanent art collection of paintings, sculpture, weavings, pottery and works Read More

Clark & Kendall’s Weekend Preview: Aug. 23, 2012

A cake walk is one of the events at the VFW Family Day fundraiser on Saturday. Courtesy photo

This week’s preview is sponsored by www.fyila.com

Wildflower Walk with PEEC Thursday 5:30 p.m.
Join Chick Keller, curator of PEEC’s Jemez Mountain Herbarium, for an easy walk to learn the names of local wildflowers. A plant list will be provided so participants can keep track of what they see. Meet at PEEC at 5:30 p.m to carpool or caravan to the location. Free, no registration required
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Author Speaks 7 p.m. Thursday at Mesa Public Library
New Mexico Centennial Children’s author and Coretta Scott
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