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Los Alamos Schools Recommended for AdvancEd Accreditation

on November 1, 2012 - 1:11pm

Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

AdvancEd, which is the global leader in advancing excellence in education through continuous improvement, organization effectiveness and accreditation, completed its review of Los Alamos Public Schools with a recommendation for AdvancEdSystem Accreditation.

If the review team’s recommendation is accepted by AdvancEd, the district will be internationally benchmarked through an official announcement made by AdvancEd in January 2013.

Five positive themes emerged from the accreditation review. Based on information provided, the district has:

Meaningful, intentional

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Del Norte Hosting Health & Fitness Seminar

on October 31, 2012 - 10:20pm

DNCU News:

Del Norte Credit Union is hosting the Health & Financial Fitness Seminar: A Focus on Women.

When: 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2

Where: University of New Mexico - Los Alamos (4000 University Dr., Building 5)

Cost: This seminar is our gift to the women in our community

Registration: Contact Valerie Martinez (505) 455-5302 or vmartinez@dncu.org. Limited space available - please RSVP

Agenda Topics:

  • Take Control of Your Credit Report - Karyne Archuleta, Business Consultant, KLA Enterprizes
  • Everything You Want to Know about Menopause but are Afraid to Ask - Linda Taylor,

History Nuts Column: What Makes Our Historic District a Special Place?

on October 31, 2012 - 10:37am

Column by Janie O'Rourke

History is an integral part of the landscape that surrounds us. The lives and actions of those who have come before us have created, layer upon layer, the places in which we live. 

Historic districts are special areas set aside to protect pieces of these layers: historic and archaeological sites, historic buildings, and even viewsheds or cultural landscapes without manmade structures.  

Here in Los Alamos we are fortunate to have a historic district located in our downtown.

If you have attended a lecture or concert at Fuller Lodge or strolled across the Fuller

Exploring The World: Travel And Nature Journals

on October 31, 2012 - 8:10am

Journals from an avid traveler. Photo by Katy Korkos

PEEC News:

Tuesday, Nov. 6, PEEC will offer the first in a series of three classes on travel and nature journaling taught by Terry Foxx, Katy Korkos and Fairley Barnes. 

The class is on three consecutive Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., and costs $40 for PEEC members and $50 for all others.

This price includes all supplies and materials for the three sessions.

Many of us are looking for ways to connect with our world through travel or simply through observing nature around us.  

Traveling, we pack our suit case with a notebook intended to be

Sopahn Kellogg Wins Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico Northeast I District Competition

on October 30, 2012 - 9:26am

Sopahn Kellogg is the Professional Music Teachers of New Mexico vocal winner in Northeast I District competition.

Next, she will compete at the PMTNM State Conference Nov. 3 in Santa Fe with an Italian aria and a Schubert lied.

She is in 10th grade at Los Alamos High School. Her teacher and accompanist is Juanita Madland. Courtesy photo

National Skunk Expert Jerry Dragoo Giving Local Talk

on October 30, 2012 - 9:06am

PEEC News:

National skunk expert Dr. Jerry W. Dragoo is scheduled to present a talk at the Nature Center from 2-3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11. 

This family talk is free to Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) members and $5 per person or $10 per family for non-members. 

Dragoo will talk about his years of skunk research, and give a behind the scenes look at the PBS Nature episode, “Is That Skunk,” on which he was featured.

The skunk is one of the most recognized mammals in North America and, due to its unusual use of extremely well developed scent glands as a defense mechanism, it

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AdvancED Accreditation Team Visits Los Alamos

on October 30, 2012 - 8:42am

Educational reviewers visiting Los Alamos from left, Dr. Clete Lipetzky, Karen Dondelinger - Assistant Lead, Claudia Coughran - Lead, Teresa Rowlison and Ron Williams. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

A five-member team of educators from New Mexico, California and Minnesota are visiting the district to conduct an educational review of Los Alamos Public Schools.

The purpose of the visit is to provide an external and objective validation of the quality of Los Alamos’ educational system.

Over the next three days, the team will meet with School Board members, staff, students and parents to discuss

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