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Governor’s Proposal Would Raise Starting Teacher Salaries

on December 12, 2013 - 9:41am

STATE News:

Wednesday, Gov. Susana Martinez announced proposals to better recruit, retain, and compensate new teachers, as well as reward teachers and school leaders whose students are achieving strong academic growth in the classroom.

Martinez’s plan would increase the minimum base starting salary for teachers in New Mexico by 10 percent and allow every school district to propose a plan to utilize new state funding to provide significant financial rewards to its high-performing teachers and school leaders.

“Teaching is an honorable profession," Martinez said.

Young Minds, To Work!

on December 12, 2013 - 8:59am
Hawks FTC team members from left, Sam Crooks, Joseph Thompson, Erin Scott, Jessica Cooke, Summer Bronson, Jaryn Newman and M.I.M.R.E. Not pictured, Do Vo and Michael Peters. Courtesy photo

M.I.M.R.E.. (Mechanical Idea Made Real Epically.) Courtesy photo

Young Minds, To Work!
By ERIN SCOTT
LAMS 7th Grader

The Los Alamos Middle School has accepted a challenge involving skill, creativity, problem-solving abilities, and gracious professionalism.

PEEC: Arborist Gives Tips on Winter Tree Survival

on December 11, 2013 - 8:55pm

PEEC News:

Local certified arborist Laural Hardin is back at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec.18.

In this program, Hardin will talk about what homeowners can do to take care of their trees throughout the winter, to make them stronger and healthier for the spring. The cost to attend this program is $8 or $6 for PEEC members. No advance registration is required.

There are actually specific things a person can do to ensure the trees on their property emerge from the cold and snow with a healthier outlook for the spring.

LAMS Robotics Team Takes Second at Regional Qualifier

on December 11, 2013 - 4:08pm

Some of the members of the Los Alamos Middle School Hawk FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 7813 pose with their robot. From left, Jaryn Newman, Jesse Cooke, Summer Bronson, Joseph Thompson and Erin Scott. Courtesy/Daphne Thompson

HAWK FTC Team 7813 News:

Some of the members of The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 7813 From left: Jaryn Newman, Jesse Cooke, Summer Bronson, Joseph Thompson and Erin Scott .Photo courtesy of Daphne Thompson

The Los Alamos Middle School Hawk FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Team 7813 advanced to the final round on Saturday during the first

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Students Learn Computer Coding From LANL Employees

on December 11, 2013 - 3:44pm
Students at Chamisa Elementary School learn about computer coding from Los Alamos National Laboratory employees as part of Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Students at Chamisa and Pinon Elementary Schools and the Los Alamos Middle School are participating in Computer Science Education Week's Hour of Code.

Several Los Alamos National Laboratory employees are helping kindergarten through sixth grade students at the elementary schools learn about computer programming (coding) during one hour sessions.

By 4:30 p.m. Monday, 3.4 million students

Reclaim the Promise Bus Tour Comes to Los Alamos

on December 11, 2013 - 8:15am

Staff Report

Earlier this fall, Keep the Promise for New Mexico’s Future heard from thousands of New Mexicans from different regions, different backgrounds and different cultures who share one thing in common: they want to see public education in New Mexico thrive.

Keep the Promise for New Mexico’s Future launched a statewide bus tour to build upon this vision and will come to Los Alamos 3:15-5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12 at Sullivan Field parking lot.

The public is invited to attend to support improving public education in New Mexico. Visit http://www.promisefornewmexico.org/ to learn

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NJROTC Wins First Place at Championship Meet

on December 10, 2013 - 8:25am
LAHS NJROTC competing at the Area 9 West Academic Fitness & Drill Championship Meet. Courtesy photo
 
NROTC cadets with their trophies. Courtesy photo

NJROTC News:

Saturday Dec. 7, the Los Alamos high School NJROTC took 40 cadets and traveled to West Mesa High School in Albuquerque for the Area 9 West Academic Fitness & Drill Championship Meet.

Leaving LAHS at 6 a.m., they competed in their first event at 9 a.m., the Academic Test, which consisted of 50 naval science related questions with 30 seconds to answer each question.

They then hustled to the Unit Personnel Inspection where each

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