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Buy A Book / Add To The Stacks At Los Alamos Middle School's Annual Book Fair This Week

on December 1, 2014 - 8:43am

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

As the first librarian of the new Los Alamos Middle School building, Lisa Laprairie-Whitacre takes her collection quite seriously and any chance to add to the collection is a bonus.

The community is invited to shop the school book fair and help add to the stacks, which will benefit students year after year. The hours for the book fair are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday this week, with special extended hours 4:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.  

“With the support of the elementary principals, Los Alamos Middle School is inviting sixth graders and their families to

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LAPS Food Service Manager Wins Award

on November 30, 2014 - 2:42am

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

Ian Tillotson of Summit Foods can add award winner to the menu as he rocks the school cafeteria each day.

The Los Alamos Public Schools food service manager served up a meal for Thanksgiving prior to the break, but he is the one who is thankful.

“I received the Client Recognition Award for exceptional service,” Tillotson said.

This was his second award in just three years with Summit Foods in Los Alamos. He was thankful because that award comes directly from a client.

Udall, Heinrich Announce More Than $400,000 For Navajo Distance Learning

on November 29, 2014 - 8:33am

U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich announced $447,748 in funding for a distance learning initiative for the Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, N.M. 

This funding, made possible through the Department of Agriculture's Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, is intended to counteract high unemployment and poverty in the Navajo community. Quality distance learning is an important tool, especially for the large Navajo Nation, where many students have to travel long distances in order to take classes on campus.

Photography Exhibit Opens At LAHS Wednesday

on November 28, 2014 - 9:06am
Student photography exhibit. Photo by Michelle Groves

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

Michelle Groves’ beginning photography students at Los Alamos High School will host a photography art show Dec. 1-8 in the main lobby at the high school.

A special art opening is 7-9 p.m., Dec 3. The work of more than 50 students will be on display and light snacks and refreshments will be served. The students are part of her Beginning Photography class. They have been working hard this semester to put together this collection of work. 

“These students have learned how to use a manual film camera when for most

Udall Nominates Three Los Alamos Students To United States Service Academies

on November 27, 2014 - 8:38am
U.S. SENATE News:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Sen. Tom Udall has announced 43 New Mexico students who have received his nomination to attend a United States service academy beginning in 2015, including three students from Los Alamos.

A congressional, vice-presidential, or service-connected nomination is required for admission to the U.S. Military Academy (West Point), the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

Chamisa Students Participate In Electric Car Challenge

on November 26, 2014 - 7:16pm

UNM-LA To Host Homeschool College Day

on November 26, 2014 - 1:17pm

UNM-LA News:

Homeschoolers from Los Alamos and surrounding school districts are invited to attend a Homeschool College Day at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos. This free event is 1:30-3:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 4, in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 on the UNM-LA campus

UNM-LA advisors and faculty members will be on hand to discuss opportunities for high school aged students and the specifics related to Dual Credit and Concurrent Enrollment.

“The New Mexico Legislature has revised the Dual Credit program to include Homeschool students and make them eligible for the tuition waiver and

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