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Letter to the Editor: Having Trouble Understanding School Board's Decision

on March 14, 2014 - 7:47am
Los Alamos

To Dr. Kevin Honnell
March 13, 2014

Dear Kevin,

This letter has taken so long to compose because I was so angry about our school board’s treatment of Dr. Schmidt that I have needed time to be more civil. You are our representative, and having worked with you on the Barranca Mesa Pool Board I have seen that you have the capacity to consider things carefully. I am therefore hoping that you will take our comments to heart and consider what we have to say.

When we look at the last five years we see so many positive things that have happened in the schools due to

Regional Science Fair Results Announced

on March 14, 2014 - 7:41am


Pi-rates Celebrate Pi Day at Los Alamos Middle School

on March 14, 2014 - 7:38am
Alleah Garcia, custodian (and Pi-rate) Alfredo Tena, Assistant Prinicpal Anna Vargas-Gutierrez. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen.
Pi Day t-shirt. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
Student Ruby Selvage celebrates Pi Day with a piece of pie. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen.

Internships Target Migrant/Seasonal Farmworking Students

on March 14, 2014 - 7:31am


WASHINGTON, D.C. – Five migrant/seasonal farmworker college students will be selected to live and work in Washington, D.C. for an intensive eight week internship and professional mentoring program. The goal is to provide life altering experiences and networks to help students make the intellectual, cognitive, and emotional transition from agricultural life to that of a professional. 

Instead of youth working in the fields harvesting fruits or vegetables in the sweltering summer heat, they will live with host families, be placed in positions from the Department of Agriculture or

Kids Become Inventors and Engineers at Build It!

on March 13, 2014 - 10:58am
The youngest Big Sky campers build working boats at last year's Los Alamos Build It! camp. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
camper puts her robot through its paces at the 2013 Build It! camp in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Big Sky Learning Build It! Summer Camps will return to Los Alamos this summer for three weeks of fun and learning this July. Art meets science in thee one-week sessions, divided into nine camps.

Campers can attend all three weeks or one or two weeks as they choose.


LAHS Color Guard: 'Try It Night' March 20

on March 13, 2014 - 8:22am

LAHS News:

Calling all high school students (home schooled included).

  • Want to be in a sport but wanted more self expression?
  • Ever thought that being in a Marching Band would be cool, but don't play a Marching Band instrument?
  • Looking for a new and fun way to display those moves?
  • Like to travel and compete as part of an award winning group?
  • Just want to learn something new?
  • Looking for a way to fill one of the LAHS arts credit?

Well, here is your chance...

The LAHS Color Guard is looking for students to join them in the 2014-15 school year. Everyone is welcome.

As an integral section of the Topper


Finalists Announced For Los Alamos High School Principal

on March 12, 2014 - 12:27pm

LAPS News:

The selection process for the next principal of Los Alamos High School is proceeding according to schedule. A committee of parents and teachers screened nine applicants for principal and made their recommendations for finalists for the position. A student committee also screened the applicants and made their recommendations. Based on this process the following candidates have been selected to interview for the position Monday, March 24:

  • Deborah Belew-Nyquist, Silverdale, Wash.,
  • Callie Jacobs, Woodbury, Minnesota; and
  • Michael Johnson, Los Alamos.

Belew-Nyquist has 14 years of