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Los Alamos High School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition!

on March 6, 2014 - 10:06am

Los Alamos High School year book lead editors Darby Knoll and Ben Nguyen hold the banner as the team gathers for a photo at the high school to celebrate their national recognition. Courtesy photo

Los Alamos High School Earns Jostens National Yearbook Design Recognition

  • La Loma yearbook, Begin Here, featured in 2014 Jostens Look Book

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School’s 2012-2013 La Loma yearbook, Begin Here, has been recognized for excellence and featured in the 2014 Jostens Look Book, celebrating the best-of-the-best in yearbook design and coverage.

The Jostens Look Book is a collection

School Board Urged To Take Action On Gun Violence

on March 6, 2014 - 9:26am
During Tuesday's regular school James Langenbrunner of New Mexico Citzens for Gun Safety and Los Alamos Public Schools parent, urged the School Board to take action to promote gun safety. Langenbrunner pointed to statistics that indicate one in five boys and one in seven girls up to 19 years old in the County make a plan to kill themselves. The Board agreed to study what actions might be appropriate for it to take in the future. Bonnie J. Gordon/

Committee Finds State School Report Card System Deeply Flawed

on March 6, 2014 - 9:25am
LANL statistician Dr. Dave Higndon reports to the Los Alamos School Board on the findings of the School Report Card Committee, which he chaired. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Dr. Dave Higndon, chair of a Los Alamos School District committee that spent months studying the New Mexico School Report Card grading system, gave the committee’s report at Tuesday's School Board Meeting.

Higndon is a statistician at Los Alamos National Laboratory. The committee included a number of other technical professionals.



Listening Post To Help LAHS Students Cope With Testing Stress

on March 6, 2014 - 7:24am

LAPS News:

The Hilltoppers will attempt to add the fine art of listening to their repertoire with the addition of The Listening Post, slated to begin in March at Los Alamos High School

The Listening Post idea is to offer students a place to stop by for a snack or a piece of advice throughout the testing period timeframe.

“Our plan is to have helpers available with snacks, suggestions on how to get a good night of sleep or ways to de-stress before the test,” said Los Alamos Public Schools Prevention Specialist Bernadette Lauritzen.


Letter to the Editor: The School Board Has Blundered

on March 5, 2014 - 11:45am
Los Alamos

The School Board has blundered. This is a poor way to run a school district.

If the School Board wants to see changes and a smooth transition to a new superintendent then they need to make a one-year agreement with Dr. Schmidt and initiate a broad search for a new superintendent with a year to plan the transition.

If in this confusion they can not do that then they need to bring back someone formerly on the admin team to serve as an interim superintendent while they do a careful search for a new superintendent.


Student Performances Celebrate Music in the Schools Month

on March 5, 2014 - 10:17am
Cruella corrects her minions, Jasper and Horace, in a scene from Atomic City Children's Theater's production of '101 Dalmations' during a performance at Tuesday's school board meeting. More than 600 Los Alamos students have participated in the school theater program since it was founded, program director Daren Savage said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Members of the Atomic City Children's Theater cast of 'Aladdin' perform at the Los Alamos School Board Meeting Tuesday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Those attending Tuesday's school board meeting visited the Los

New Mexico Teacher of the Year Carolyn Torres of Los Alamos Showered With Gifts

on March 5, 2014 - 10:01am
New Mexico Teacher of the Year Carolyn Torres, left, was honored by the Los Alamos School Board Tuesday. Chamisa Principal Debbie Smith presented Torres with flowers and gifts and expressed her pride in Torres who teaches third grade at Chamisa. 'Teach with passion and share your expertise. It makes a difference,' Torres said. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Buddy Espinosa of Beaver Toyota presented Carolyn Torres with keys to a 2014 Toyota at Tuesday's School Board Meeting. The company is giving Torres a 24-month lease on the vehicle to honor her selection as N.M.