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Community Weighs In On School Superintendent Qualifications

on November 25, 2014 - 4:09pm
The Los Alamos School Board listens as committee chairs report on what their groups would like to see in a new school superintendent. Photo by Salvador Zapien/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Stanley Paz of recruitment firm Ray and Associates Tucson office was in Los Alamos last week to gather community input for the search for a new superintendent for Los Alamos Public Schools. Superintendent Gene Schmidt will be leaving the district in July.

In addition to meeting with the School Board and with the six search advisory committees that have been set up to

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LAPS Officials File School Board Election Resolution

on November 25, 2014 - 4:05pm

Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover receives the school board election resolution in her office this morning from LAPS Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt, LAPS Chief Financial Officer Lisa Montoya and School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie. They filed the school board election resolution to put people on notice that they should run for school board, Dr. Schmidt said. The election is Feb 3, 2015 and includes positions 3, 4 and 5, all of which are on the hill. Candidates must reside within the boundaries of the position they are running for. Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost

LAHS Participating In American Mathematics Competition

on November 25, 2014 - 12:04pm

Courtesy/MAA

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will be participating in the American Mathematics Competition exams Tuesday, Feb. 3 (“A” exam) and Wednesday, Feb. 25 (“B” exam).

Interested high school students need to sign up for one or both exams in the Math Office, Room A212. A $5 fee is due at sign up, which begins now and goes through Thursday, Dec. 11.

The mission of the Mathematical Association of America in offering this competition is to increase interest in mathematics and to develop problem solving through a fun competition.

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LAPS Cancellation/Delayed And Start/Early Dismissal

on November 25, 2014 - 11:29am

LAPS News:

As fall turns to winter, we can anticipate some days when the weather will be a challenge because of ice or snow. There will be days that we either cancel school for the entire day or delay the start of the school day by two hours.

The decision about the status of the school day must be made by 5:30 a.m. so everyone who needs to be notified can get information in a timely manner. 

When a decision to cancel, delay or dismiss school early is made, all of the major network television stations and local media will be contacted.

Residents Encouraged To Run For Local School Board

on November 25, 2014 - 7:14am

LAPS News:

With the Dec. 16 sign up deadline for those interested in running for a seat on the Los Alamos School Board fast approaching, Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie is encouraging residents to consider applying.

“Get ready to serve your community,” Bjarke-McKenzie said. “There are many critical decisions the school system will be making including the selection of the next school superintendent. Serving on the School Board gives residents a voice in the future direction of the school system.”

Any resident of the District, who is a “qualified elector” (qualified to vote under the

Personal Account Of New Nature Center Tour

on November 24, 2014 - 12:11pm

A wall of windows as seen from Acid Canyon looking up at the new nature center. Photo by Laura Loy

Work continues on the new nature center. A wall of windows provides a stunning view of the canyons, mesas, mountains and skies that make up the beauty of the Pajarito Plateau. Photo by Laura Loy

 

A Wall of Windows
By Laura Loy

Last Friday, I approached the new Los Alamos Nature Center as I climbed out of Acid Canyon on the trail just shy of 10 a.m., when a group would assemble to tour the facility.

Though I was rushing to arrive on time to meet the group, I stopped for a moment to admire

Mountain Elementary Presents 'Pop Star For The Day' Awards

on November 24, 2014 - 10:55am
Mountain Elementary School first grade student, Savanna Strother, second from left, was a winner of 'Pop Star for the Day' Nov. 14. Her prize included leading the pledge in the morning and the announcements as well as performing a song during lunch. Strother decided to share her singing experience with a few of her friends and they sang 'Let It Go' from the movie 'Frozen.' After her performance, Strother was escorted to her pop star throne. She wants to be a rock star when she grows up and she is definitely on her way! From left, Sophie, Savanna Strother, Sydney and Brooke. Courtesy photo

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