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Last Chance to Register for Leadership Los Alamos' 2014-15 Class

on August 1, 2014 - 11:45am

Members of the 2013 LLA class. Courtesy photo

Team confidence building exercise during last year's LLA class. Courtesy photo

Teamwork exercise during last year's LLA class. Courtesy photo

LLA News:

Registration for the 2015 Leadership Los Alamos program closes Aug. 15 and class registration is rapidly filling up so apply today.

Leadership Los Alamos is seeking highly motivated, emerging leaders to participate in the program. Don't miss your opportunity to be counted among the leaders in our community.

Governor Announces Three New Mexico Schools Awarded New Fitness Centers

on August 1, 2014 - 9:03am

Gov. Susana Martinez


Gov. Susana Martinez and National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils (NFGFC) Chairman Jake Steinfeld announced Thursday that three New Mexico schools will receive new fitness centers through a partnership between the State of New Mexico and NFGFC.

The three New Mexico schools are:

  • Jemez Valley Elementary and Middle Schools in Jemez Pueblo;
  • East San Jose Elementary School in Albuquerque; and
  • Mesa Elementary School in Shiprock.

“Childhood obesity affects 16 percent of our children here in New Mexico,” Martinez said.

SFI: Genome Instability in Cancer - A Challenge or an Opportunity

on August 1, 2014 - 8:59am

Catie Grasso, Oregon Health & Science University. Courtesy/SFI

SFI News:

Catie Grasso will present a talk at 12:15 p.m. Monday, Aug. 4, in the Collins Conference Room at Santa Fe Institute

Abstract: Lynn Margulis’ endosymbiotic theory postulated that the eukaryotic cell arose from the symbiosis of multiple bacteria over time, making it possible to create organelles, like the mitochondrion and the chloroplast, which make eukaryotic cells extremely efficient and able to be building blocks in multi-cellular life.

LAPS Hires Lisa Montoya As New CFO

on July 31, 2014 - 10:52am
Lisa Montoya
Superintendent of Schools

On behalf of Los Alamos Public Schools, I am pleased to announce that Lisa Montoya has been selected as the new Chief Financial Officer of Los Alamos Public Schools. 

Ms. Montoya brings 17 years experience in business and has a Business Administration degree from New Mexico State University.  She comes to Los Alamos Public Schools from Pojoaque Valley Schools where she served as Comptroller and Chief Procurement Officer. 

In accepting this position, Ms.


Los Alamos Homeschoolers Meet & Greet Aug. 14

on July 31, 2014 - 10:04am

School Grades Show New Mexico on Path to Improvement

on July 31, 2014 - 10:01am


There are several take-aways from the latest round of the New Mexico Public Education Department’s school grading.

One is that more schools earned A’s and B’s, and another is that more schools earned D’s and F’s.

However, the most important is that more students are improving.

SFI: The Joy of x ... A Guided Tour of Math

on July 31, 2014 - 9:52am

Steven Strogatz, Professor of Applied Mathematics at Cornell University

SFI News:

Steven Strogatz will speak at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 6 at the James a Little Theater – 1060 Cerrillos Road.

Abstract: Viewed through the right lens, the universal language of math connects to literature, philosophy, law, medicine, art, business, and even pop culture and current events. It underpins every aspect of our lives, from finding the perfect romantic partner to understanding how Google works.

Yet few of us understand math well enough to appreciate its beauty, prompting world-class mathematician