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County and Schools Partner to Remodel Canyon Complex

on June 16, 2014 - 9:58am
Joan Ahlers. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Public Schools Chief Operations Officer Joan Ahlers reported at the June 10 School Board Meeting that the Los County Council authorized LAPS to spend $700,000 to remodel the Canyon Complex at the May 27 County Council meeting.  

LAPS leases the Canyon Complex to Los Alamos National Laboratory. At a previous meeting, the Board authorized LAPS staff to place the request before the County Council.

Governor Announces Critical Reforms to Support Teacher Preparation in New Mexico

on June 16, 2014 - 9:10am

Gov. Susana Martinez

EDUCATION News:

  • Report Cards for Teacher Prep Programs Part of Reforms Supported By Higher Education Leaders

LAS CRUCES – Gov. Susana Martinez joined education leaders from several colleges and universities Tuesday to announce key reforms aimed at supporting teacher and principal preparation programs. 

Every year, six schools of education from around the state graduate about 1,000 students who become teachers in New Mexico classrooms.

PEEC Summer Family Evening Encourages Reading and Spending Time in Nature

on June 16, 2014 - 8:29am

Pages of the story Roxaboxen will come alive at PEEC’s Summer Family Evening. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) continues its Summer Family Evenings series with a popular program that is back again this year.

Tuesday, June 17, 6:30-8 p.m., families are invited to a StoryWalk at PEEC, to discover the pages of the book Roxaboxen as they stroll.

The StoryWalk® Project is a national program that was created by Anne Ferguson of Montpelier, VT and developed in collaboration with the Vermont Bicycle & Pedestrian Coalition and the Kellogg-Hubbard

Visit United Way's Born Learning Trail Thursday

on June 15, 2014 - 8:18am

Courtesy/UWNNM

UWNNM News:

Learning happens everywhere a child goes, but parents, grandparents and caregivers may not always know how to support that learning.

That won’t be the case at Urban Park in Los Alamos - now when parents, grandparents and caregivers take their favorite young child to Urban Park, they’ll be able to play fun games together that will help the child come to school ready to succeed.

This is because United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM), Los Alamos County, Metzger’s Do It Best and the YMCA YES Corp, along with some community volunteers will come together Thursday,

Kiwanis Presents Elizabeth Hjelvik With Stoddard Scholarship Award

on June 14, 2014 - 8:48am

The Los Alamos Kiwanis Club presented Elizabeth Hjelvik with a scholarship award in memory of longtime Kiwanian Steve Stoddard this past Tuesday. Hjelvik will attend the University of New Mexico to study biochemistry with a minor in Neuroscience and French. From left, Adult Key Club Mentor Don Casperson, Adult Key Club Mentor, Kiwanis President Karen Kendall, Elizabeth Hjelvik, her father Karl Hjelvik, her mother Lisa Pansoy-Hjelvik and her brother Christian Hjelvik. She was selected because of her strong participation in Key Club.

Wednesday PEEC Classes for Kids Explores Region

on June 14, 2014 - 8:32am

Torsten and Aven Heavner blow bubbles using recycled plastic water bottles. Courtesy/PEEC
Melissa Mackey demonstrating the 'magic' properties of air and water pressure. Courtesy/PEEC
BY KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Canyons, mesas, mountains and skies are the most prominent features of Los Alamos, not to mention the main focus of the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC) mission statement. The statement reads that PEEC strives to enrich people’s lives by strengthening their connections to these four elements.

Melissa Mackey is cultivating this connection with the younger

La Mesa Fire of 1977 – Later Fires Have Been Bigger, But Come Find Out Why It Is Still So Important

on June 14, 2014 - 7:37am
2014 appearance of mesa top following La Mesa Fire in 1977. Courtesy/NPS
 
BANDELIER News:

Tuesday, June 17 at 7:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge, Teralene Foxx will present the talk, “The 1977 La Mesa Fire: A Wake-up Call?” The talk is co-sponsored by the Los Alamos Historical Society and Bandelier National Monument. 

The following day, Wednesday June 18 at 5:30 p.m., Foxx will lead a walk on the Burnt Mesa trail to long-term study plots In an area burned by that fire.

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