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

on November 12, 2013 - 7:31am


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 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.



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.


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.


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

NJROTC Hosts Micah Jay Andersen Shoulder to Shoulder and Brain Brawl Competition

on November 10, 2013 - 7:23am


Saturday Nov. 1, the Los Alamos High School Naval Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (NJROTC) unit hosted the Micah Jay Andersen Shoulder to Shoulder and Brain Brawl Competition. This event was the first of its kind in Area 9, which includes seven states and 60 schools.

The Los Alamos unit named the competition after a former cadet and LAHS graduate who was injured in Afghanistan by an IED and is now recovering in San Antonio.

The competition was held in the ROTC building at the high school and had six competing schools, including West Mesa High, Santa Fe High, Belen High,

Student Enrollment Plays Critical Role in LAPS Funding

on November 9, 2013 - 9:55am
Student Enrollment Plays Critical Role in LAPS Funding
By Dr. GENE SCHMIDT, Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools

One of the most critical factors in funding Los Alamos Public Schools is student enrollment. To generate funding for schools, the State averages the enrollment of the 80th and 120th day of school.