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White Rock's Debra Minyard Named New Mexico Teacher of the Year

on November 24, 2014 - 10:38am

Pojoaque School Board recognizes White Rock resident Debra Minyard as New Mexico Teacher of the Year. Photo by Joshua Minyard

White Rock resident Debra Minyard named New Mexico Teacher of the Year. Photo by Rhonda Evenhus

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

White Rock resident Debra Minyard has been recognized Nov. 12 as New Mexico Teacher of the Year by the Pojoaque School Board. Minyard is a music educator for Pojoaque High School and has been the band director since 2003.

"I take great take joy in working at Pojoaque,” Minyard said.

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Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation Awards C’YA Grant

on November 24, 2014 - 9:37am

Future Ph.Ds of Dixon: Dixon Elementary School students in Jeannie Cornelius’ class pose with the Sci Guy, Chad Lauritzen from C’YA. The local non-profit received grant from the LANL Foundation, which allows the science educator to buy supplies such as these safety glasses and lab coats and to teach fun free science at six elementary schools on his Fridays off from LANL. Courtesy photo

 

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN
Champions of Youth Ambitions

Champions of Youth Ambitions (C’YA) has received its first grant from the Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation.

The $1,500 grant allows volunteer

Santa Fe Community Foundation Funds Healthy Choices For Teens

on November 21, 2014 - 11:01am
Teens engage in a giant game of chess during a field trip. Courtesy photo
 
Teens from the Espanola YMCA Teen Center participate in a robotics competition last spring in Albuquerque. Courtesy photo

YMCA News:

ESPAÑOLA – The Santa Fe Community Foundation awarded a $15,000 grant to the Española YMCA Teen Center in November to support the Center’s healthy living initiatives.  

According to Teen Center Director Ben Sandoval, the grant will support tutoring, health education and life skills classes offered at the Española Teen Center.

“Our goal is to influence youth behaviors that enable

Friday Final Day To Fill Out Superintendent Survey

on November 20, 2014 - 7:43pm

LAPS News:

A website has been set up at http://laschools.net/SuperintendentSearch to update residents on the Los Alamos Public School's superintendent search.

An online survey in English and Spanish is available there for residents to fill out on what they consider to be the most important attributes of the new superintendent. Friday is the final day to fill out the survey and provide input on the qualifications one prefers in a new school superintendent.

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Chamisa Staff Gets Creative For A Good Cause: Empty Bowls Project

on November 20, 2014 - 12:39pm

Empty Bowls Project Coordinator Deborah Gill receives a finished bowl from fifth grade teacher David Parsons. Courtesy photo

Chamisa teachers had so many colors to choose from. Courtesy photo

CHAMISA News:

Chamisa Elementary staff gathered Wednesday in the art room to participate in the Empty Bowls Project with coordinator Deborah Gill. Chamisa art teacher, Renee Mitsunaga will hold a second event Dec. 3 for parents. 

"We would like to provide our parents an opportunity to show off their creativity for a good cause," Mitsunaga said.

This service project benefits Self Help, Inc., an

LAPS Receives $250,000 Scholarship In Memory Of Irene U. Boone

on November 20, 2014 - 12:04pm

James Dinkel, personal representative of the Zenas and Irene U. Boone Estate, presents a $250,000 check to LAPS Chief Financial Officer Lisa Montoya. Attorney Reid Griffith assisted in the presentation of the scholarship. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

Zenas Boone bequeathed a needs-based scholarship in the memory of of his wife Dr. Irene U. Boone, a long time pediatrician in Los Alamos.

The memorial scholarship will provide financial assistance for future Los Alamos graduates to attend post high school studies.

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Learn To Capture Autumn Plants And Pods At PEEC's Art Workshop Series

on November 20, 2014 - 11:05am

A drawing and watercolor by Lisa Coddington. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC is pleased to welcome back Santa Fe artist Lisa Coddington, for a series of art workshops on capturing the botanical wonders of autumn.

Coddington will lead a drawing workshop Thursday, Dec. 4 and then for those wishing to enhance their drawings with watercolors, there will be a painting workshop Dec. 11. Both classes run 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are suggested for beginner and intermediate levels.

Autumn seed pods and dried plants offer an interesting stage of plant growth for observational art.

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