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LAHS Sophomore Parent Night April 29

on April 17, 2013 - 7:41am

LAHS News:

Parents of current Los Alamos High School sophomores are invited to attend Sophomore Parent Night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 29 in the Speech Theater.

“Sophomore Parent Night is about reinforcing what the counselors are doing in the classroom with the sophomores in the month of April,” explains Cindy Black, one of the guidance counselors at the high school. “It focuses on getting ready for life after high school. It is never too early for students to start learning about the college admission process, and other options available after high school.”

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Los Alamos Nursing PhD Student Takes Top Awards

on April 16, 2013 - 10:16am

Neil E. Peterson grew up in Los Alamos and has won top university awards. Courtesy photo

Special to the Los Alamos Daily Post

Neil E. Peterson grew up in Los Alamos and the longtime nurse, PhD `14, knows how to make pathophysiology fun. He presides over nursing labs with aplomb.

It’s why he’s earned the University of Virginia School of Nursing's graduate teaching award again in 2013 and why he’s taken top prize in the all-University award in Math, Engineering and Nursing for 2013.

“Neil knows how to turn complex and dry concepts fun and translatable,” said Associate Dean Janie Heath, one

Students Descend on LANL for Supercomputing Challenge Expo

on April 16, 2013 - 9:59am

Melrose High School students react to being named as the winning team at a recent New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge awards ceremony. Their research project modeled behavior of wildfires. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Research by student teams to be showcased

More than 200 New Mexico students and their teachers will be at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) April 21-23 for the 23rd annual New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge expo and awards ceremony.

More than 60 teams of students from elementary, middle, and high school are expected at the event, said David Kratzer of the Laboratory’s High

PEEC Earth Day Series: Wild Plants Group Greets Dry Spring

on April 16, 2013 - 9:50am
PEEC Wild Plants Group Greets a Dry Spring

PEEC’s new Yahoo group, PEECWildPlants, is desperately trying to find the signs of spring that are eluding us after our feeble winter snows. 

Up until the end of March, there were practically no sightings of the usual suspects: Pasque flowers, golden smoke, verbena, though Craig Martin found a surprise Arabis (probably fendleri) in Upper Rendija Canyon with a single bloom.

Henbit is a new discovery for Los Alamos County. Photo by Terry Foxx

But despite the record-dry season, citizen science made a great new find on March:

Dr. Momchilo Vuyisich to Speak at Phi Beta Kappa Banquet Honoring High School Scholars

on April 16, 2013 - 9:46am

Dr. Momchilo (Momo) Vuyisich
Dr. Momchilo (Momo) Vuyisich to Speak at Phi Beta Kappa Banquet Honoring High School Scholars

On Sunday evening, April 28, the Los Alamos Phi Beta Kappa Association will hold its 57th annual banquet to honor the top graduates of Los Alamos High School.

Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest undergraduate honor society in the United States and has about 255 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 Fuller Lodge in Los Alamos

PEEC Earth Day Series: Composting Returns to Los Alamos County

on April 16, 2013 - 9:38am
Composting Returns to Los Alamos County
Environmental Services Specialist for Los Alamos County

The new Los Alamos County composting facility at the old wastewater treatment plant in Bayo Canyon is set to be complete in fall 2013. 

The County composting program was discontinued in 2011 due to closure of the County landfill and odor issues. 

The County has been working over the past few years to find the best location and process to resume the composting program.

The new facility will enable the County to create higher quality compost in a cost-effective manner and

Earn $2,500 for LAHS Through 'Rally4Rewards'

on April 16, 2013 - 8:34am

LAHS News:

U.S Bank is a supporter of high school athletics/activities and has been a major sponsor of the NMAA for many years now.

In addition to serving as the title sponsor of the State Football, Basketball and Track Championships, U.S. Bank has also served as a large contributor to the NMAA Foundation.

Now, they are taking this even further with Monday's launch of the “Rally4Rewards" program.

Through this program, U.S. Bank will be donating $2,500 to six different NMAA member schools.