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Meet New Mexico Teacher of the Year - Carolyn Torres of Los Alamos

on November 13, 2013 - 9:26am
 
New Mexico Teacher of the Year Carolyn Torres addresses the Nov. 12 meeting of the Los Alamos School Board as Board President Jim Hall looks on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos teacher Carolyn Torres has been chosen New Mexico Teacher of the Year. Torres teaches math and science to third grade students at Chamisa Elementary School and serves as a third grade homeroom teacher. She was chosen Los Alamos Teacher of the Year in May and will now represent New Mexico as its nominee for National Teacher of the Year.

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Chamisa's Carolyn Torres Named New Mexico Teacher of the Year!

on November 12, 2013 - 10:27am

Carolyn Torres is surrounded by her Chamisa Elementary School third grade students at a surprise assembly this morning at which Superintendent Gene Schmidt made the exciting announcement that Torres has been named New Mexico Teacher of the Year. Torres was named Los Alamos Teacher of the Year in May and now becomes the New Mexico nominee for National Teacher of the Year. Torres teaches science and math to all third graders at Chamisa in addition to serving as a third grade homeroom teacher. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Carolyn Torres of Chamisa Elementary School has been named

Registration Open for 8th Grade Washington, D.C Spring Break Trip

on November 12, 2013 - 7:31am

COMMUNITY News:

There's still time to sign up for the annual spring break trip to Washington, DC. This trip is available to Los Alamos Middle School and home school 8th grade students. The trip is a private trip and not a school sponsored trip.  Sign up online at www.worldstrides.org using ID Number 94821 or call 1-800-468-5899 using the same ID Number.

The trip includes sightseeing in and around Washington, D.C. and Baltimore Md.

Readers Raise the Roof at Piñon Thursday

on November 12, 2013 - 7:05am

LAPS News:

Piñon Elementary School under the New Mexico Reads to Lead! initiative, will host a family engagement workshop called Readers Raise the Roof! 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 for parents of children in kindergarten through third grade.

This workshop will provide parents with at-home tools to support their children’s reading achievement. Readers Raise the Roof! workshops will be led by teachers dressed as construction workers to engage the audience. 

The teachers will provide blueprints for reading practice, helping parents and students design a custom home reading plan.

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Special School Board Meeting on Construction Issues Thursday

on November 12, 2013 - 7:00am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board will hold a Special School Board Meeting at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 14 in Room 149 at Los Alamos Middle School on Hawks Drive.

Agenda items include an update on Aspen Elementary School construction, selection of the Aspen Elementary controls contractor, and the request of action on the Aspen Elementary Modification Change Request.

Other items include an update on LAMS construction, LAMS contract construction extension and a request for action on the LAMS Modification Change Request.

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Education Funding 101: What the Vote in Colorado Means for Los Alamos

on November 10, 2013 - 11:11am
Education Funding 101: 
What the Vote in Colorado Means for Los Alamos
by Save Our Schools Los Alamos

This past Tuesday, two-thirds of voters in Colorado cast ballots against Amendment 66, the most comprehensive education reform package the state has considered in almost two decades. The measure would have added almost $1 billion to Colorado's K-12 education system.

The legislation failed to pass for several reasons. The anti-tax people voted against it, believing that the economy remains fragile and that now is a bad time to raise taxes.

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Pinon Pride Singers Honor Veterans

on November 10, 2013 - 9:16am

The Pinon Elementary Pride singers (grades 4-6) gave a concert at the Betty Ehart Senior Center Friday to honor Veterans for Veterans Day, which is Monday. Courtesy photo
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