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DECA Competition Win and New Job Fuel Kaylen Pocaterra's Interest in Business Career

on March 4, 2014 - 10:11am
Kaylen Pocaterra shows off her DECA Competition medals outside the State Farm office of Abe Dispennette, where she recently began working part time. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

This year, Los Alamos High School Junior Kaylen Pocaterra discovered a new passion when she enrolled in a marketing class and joined DECA. DECA is an organization for high school and college students, that prepares emerging leaders and entrepreneurs for careers in marketing, finance, hospitality and management in high schools and colleges around the globe.

Take PEEC Trip to Area Known for Cretaceous Age Shark Teeth

on March 4, 2014 - 7:37am

Rachel Bowman shows off Cretaceous Period shark teeth she found on the last PEEC trip to Shark's Tooth Ridge. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The last time the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) offered a trip led by local geologist Patrick Rowe to Shark’s Tooth Ridge, the trip filled up with a waiting list.

Rowe is an active member of the Los Alamos Geological Society. He regularly leads field trips for the Society and for PEEC.

Back by popular demand, PEEC is again offering the trip to this aptly-named site near Cabezon, where participants of all ages can expect to find samples of

LAHS National History Day Competitors Head to State

on March 4, 2014 - 6:24am
LAHS National History Day award winners from left, Dallin Stokes, Anne Scripsick, Devon Conradson, James O'Brien, Breanna Sehorn, Eric Paige, Alex Csanadi, Sopahn Kellogg, Hongjoo Kim, Katie Delgado, Kim Pestovich, Sarah Criscuolo, Kaylen Pocaterra, Grace Kim, Elise Koskelo and Alex Chavarria. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School students competed in the Regional Finals of National History Day (NHD) in Farmington Friday. The students placed first, second or third in their categories. Now they advance to the State Finals April 25 in Albuquerque.

The NHD theme this year is


Reading Across America at Chamisa With Superintendent and School Board Members

on March 3, 2014 - 9:59pm
LAPS Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt and his wife Wendy Schmidt read to students today at Chamisa Elementary School in White Rock as Dr. Seuss characters Thing One and Thing Two. Second grade teacher Megan Lee looks on at right. Courtesy photo

LAPS Board President Jim Hall reading to students at Chamisa today. Courtesy photo

Board President Jim Hall becomes The Lorax while reading to students at Chamisa today. Courtesy photo

LAPS School Board Vice President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie reads to students at Chamisa Elementary School today. Courtesy photo


Answers Sought For Superintendent's Resignation

on March 3, 2014 - 11:29am

Questions linger as to why LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt announced his retirement following Thursday's closed door school board meeting. From left, School Board Vice President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, President Jim Hall, Secretary Matthew Williams and board members Kevin Honnell and David Foster. Courtesy/LAPS


Los Alamos Daily Post

This morning's news of the resignation of Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Gene Schmidt has sent shockwaves through the community. In his letter, Schmidt provided no reason for his sudden resignation.

Two of the five members


Breaking News: LAPS Superintendent Resigns!

on March 3, 2014 - 9:37am


The Los Alamos Daily Post just received a letter from Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Gene Schmidt announcing his resignation.

See Schmidt's letter below and check back at for more on this developing story.



NJROTC Hosts Pasta Fundraiser March 13

on March 3, 2014 - 8:55am

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The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Unit will host a pasta fundraising dinner 5:30-7 p.m. Thursday, March 13 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church on Canyon Road.

The $10 ticket includes pasta, bread, salad, dessert and a drink. The cadets will be making and serving the meal and tickets are available at the door.