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Prepare for Finals ... Join 'Just Do It Study Group!'

on December 4, 2013 - 2:09pm

Sopahn Kellogg prepares study note cards as DC Kim helps a fellow student with chemistry. Courtesy photo

Jacqui Hargraves focuses on math while Elsa Guinoiseau, a native French speaker supports students with their French homework and Caleb Crutella completes an assignment. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Just Do It Study Group! Just in time to get those homework assignments turned in and prepare for final exams in two weeks. 
This opportunity might just be for you if you:
• Want to develop good study habits before you get to college.
• Need help with some difficult homework.
• Feel disorganized

Band Booster Poinsettia Sale is On

on December 4, 2013 - 12:28pm


The Los Alamos High School Band Booster Annual Poinsettia Sale is on, with beautiful locally grown plants in two sizes (4.5 inch pot and 7 inch pot) and three colors: traditional vibrant red, winter white and a glitter plant that is a mix of red and white.

Contact your local Los Alamos High School Band student to place your order. If you don't know a local Band Student, contact Karen Mehlin at 505-570-0202 to be directed to one.

Deliveries will be made within Los Alamos County on the date of your choice.

Los Alamos Middle School Hosts Book Fair

on December 4, 2013 - 12:06pm

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Middle School is hosting a Book Fair this week, with special hours from 4-7 p.m. Thursday.

Tours will be given for community members who would like to see the new building. The holidays are the perfect time to give the gift of reading and the LAMS book fair has gifts for all ages.

Volunteer slots are also available from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday.

To learn more or to sign up, call Lisa Whitacre at 505.663.2391.


Education 101: Save Our Schools Los Alamos Meets With NMPED Deputy Secretary Aguilar

on December 1, 2013 - 8:46am

Education 101: 

Save Our Schools Los Alamos Meets With NMPED Deputy Secretary Aguilar
By Save Our Schools Los Alamos

Local Supplements to Operating Expenses

Representatives of Save Our Schools Los Alamos met with Deputy Education Secretary for Finance and Operations Paul Aguilar Friday, Nov. 22 to discuss a letter we sent to Secretary-Designate Skandera back in September.

Winter Tree Care - Come Ready to Learn!

on November 28, 2013 - 7:17am

PEEC News:

Laural Hardin is back at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to talk about all the things you can do to help trees survive the winter and come out strong in the spring.

She will cover topics such as water, tree wrap, and basic pruning. The presentation will also consider how changing climate effects tree dormancy, and what can be done to boost tree vigor and growth. This talk focuses mostly on non-native urban trees, but will include ponderosa, pinon and juniper.  

Hardin is a certified arborist and integrated pest management specialist.

School Board Accepts Letter to Skandara With Minor Changes

on November 27, 2013 - 8:45am

Los Alamos School Board from left, Vice President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, President Jim Hall, Matt Williams, Kevin Honnell and David Foster. Courtesy/LAPS

Staff Report

During Tuesday's Special Board meeting of the Los Alamos School Board, members discussed the recommendation of the Study Group for Teacher Concerns for a letter to Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera.

The letter explains Los Alamos teacher concerns for the rapid implementation of several initiatives by the New Mexico Public Education Department, including a new teacher observation protocol.

The School Board accepted the


Business/Community Leaders Turn Out For LAHS's Career Night

on November 26, 2013 - 1:52pm

Los Alamos High School senior Tyler Mullens welcomes business leaders and students to Monday's Career Fair. Members of the Los Alamos Community representing more than 50 career choices, including architecture (Keith R. Barras of Mosaic), medicine (Nurse Joyce Rachins), financial services, information technology, cybersecurity (Tadeusz Raven of Attack Research), engineering (Merrick & Co.), hospitality, entertainment (Jean Gindreau of PAC 8 and Kelly Stewart of LA County), journalism (Carol A.