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JoAnna O'Neill and Tessa Snyder Receive Junior Distinguished Shooter Badges

on June 12, 2014 - 10:52am
Junior Distinguished Shooters JoAnna O'Neill, left, and Tessa Snyder, right, receive their Junior Distinguished Shooter badges from LAHS alumni Jodi-Cull Host, center. Photo by Jodi Thomas


Two Los Alamos High School NJROTC shooters received their Junior Distinguished Shooter badges at the recent marksmanship banquet.

LCDR Wes Shumaker asked former LAHS shooter Jodi Cull-Host to pin the badges on senior Tessa Snyder and sophomore JoAnna O'Neill. Cull-Host was the first LAHS shooter to be awarded the badge, Snyder was the second, and O'Neill the third and youngest.

The Junior

Applications Still Being Considered for UNM-LA/LANL Tech Frontiers 2014

on June 12, 2014 - 9:05am

Students will be taking a field trip to learn about water stewardship practices. Photo/Bigstock

UNM-LA News:

The application deadline for the first session of Tech Frontiers 2014, Environmental Science: The Science Behind The Headlines, has been extended until 4 p.m. Friday, June 13. Backup applications will be accepted until Monday, June 16.

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), and Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), host the Tech Frontiers 2014 program each summer. Class begins Monday, June 23, and runs through Friday, June 27. Daily sessions are 9 a.m.

Justin Black Offers Summer Sports at Chamisa

on June 12, 2014 - 8:20am

Justin Black with his students. File photo


Summer fun is on the schedule, especially for those who live in White Rock.

Chamisa physical education teacher and former PE teacher of the year, Justin Black is ready to inspire activity. While the classes are open to all youth, Black has gone out of his way to offer some summer time fun in White Rock, while doing it as a fundraiser for his elementary school program.

The programs, one for basketball skills and the other for a variety of activities always receive positive feedback from both parents and kids.

“In the past

LAPS CFO John Wolfe Leaving for Post with N.M. Public Education Department

on June 11, 2014 - 7:55am
School Board President Judy Bjarke-Mckenzie thanks John Wolfe for his seven years of service to the district, as Board Vice President Kevin Honnell and Superintendent Gene Schmidt look on. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Staff Report

Los Alamos Public Schools CFO John Wolfe will leave his post to take a position as School Budget Director for the New Mexico Public Education Department July 14.

The Los Alamos School Board thanked Wolfe for his seven years of service to the District at Tuesday's Board Meeting.

"I've enjoyed making a difference for the kids in Los Alamos," Wolfe


Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award Winners Announced!

on June 10, 2014 - 12:06pm

LAPS News:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – National History Day (NHD) announced today the teachers selected to receive the Patricia Behring Teacher of the Year Award for their state.

Allen Andraski, a teacher at Los Alamos High School in Los Alamos, was selected as one of two state winners.

“This award means a lot to me as an affirmation of all the hours I have spent working with students in the National History Day program,” Andraski said. “I have been the High School sponsor of NHD for the past 10 years. This year I have the largest group of participants ever in my NHD Club.

Meet PEEC Volunteer Selvi Viswanathan

on June 10, 2014 - 7:24am
Selvi Viswanathan
PEEC Featured Volunteer

Selvi Viswanathan is a friendly fixture at PEEC. Not only does she volunteer every week as a docent at the center and serve on the Board of Directors, but she also meticulously tends to the colorful and serene butterfly garden outside of the center.

Viswanathan is always happy to share her vast knowledge of gardening and the local wildlife, among other topics, and she is very passionate about making Los Alamos a certified Community Wildlife Habitat.

PEEC sat down with Selvi to learn more about her, and how she gets those amazing wildlife shots

UNM-LA Advisory Board Meeting Thursday

on June 10, 2014 - 6:28am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board will hold a Special Advisory Board Meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, June 12 in Room 214.

The Board will proceed to Executive Session at 5:40 p.m. The Executive Session will include discussion and determination where appropriate of limited personnel matters pursuant to section 10-15-1. H (2), NMSA (1978).

A vote to open the meeting will take place at 6:30 p.m. with certification that only those limited personnel matters were discussed  If necessary, final action with regard to those matters will be taken in Open Session.