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Frustration Sparked School Board Secretary's Saturday Night Email

on March 26, 2014 - 11:47am
School Board Secretary Matt Williams
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos School Board Secretary Matt Williams explained that he had become very frustrated and that is why he sent his Saturday night email to President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie, copying the entire board and the Los Alamos Daily Post.

"It was a vent out of frustration," Williams said during a telephone call with the Los Alamos Daily Post Tuesday.

NJROTC Precision Air Rifle Team Takes First for Navy in the National JROTC Championships

on March 26, 2014 - 9:28am

LAHS NJROTC Precision Air Rifle Team took first place for Navy in the National JROTC Championships March 20-23 at Camp Perry, Ohio. From left, JoAnna O’Neill , David Murphy, Noah Marriott and Tessa Snyder. Courtesy/ CMP

NJROTC News:

The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Precision Air Rifle Team took first place for Navy in the National JROTC Championships March 20-23 at Camp Perry, Ohio. Shooters Tessa Snyder, Noah Marriott, David Murphy and JoAnna O’Neill, along with their coach LCDR Wes Shumaker, placed ninth overall in the three-day event.

On the first day, the team checked in and

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Deadline Approaches for Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship

on March 25, 2014 - 7:02am

Sangre de Cristo Chorale News:

Santa Fe ─ The mailing deadline, April 1, is fast approaching for college-bound high school seniors who will graduate this spring and want to apply for a $500 scholarship awarded to students dedicated to singing. 

The Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship is among the musical education opportunities offered by the Santa Fe-based Sangre de Cristo Chorale to enrich the lives of young people in the region.  Begun in 1996, the Hastings Smith Memorial Vocal Scholarship was established in memory of Hastings Smith, a Sangre de Cristo Chorale singer.

Letter to the Editor: Grateful School Board Has Listened to Teachers

on March 24, 2014 - 8:59pm
By Jonathan Lathrop and Jenny Diesburg-Lathrop
Los Alamos
 
We were disappointed with the tone of the story "Is Los Alamos School Board Imploding?" regarding the school board, and in particular its mockery of Mr. Williams. While scores of teachers welcomed the announcement of Dr. Schmidt's choice to resign we also chose to stay out of the public spat that ensued. 
 
We assumed the public and trained journalists would recognize that the relative silence of teachers and those who actually work under Dr. Schmidt would speak for itself. We were wrong.

Is Los Alamos School Board Imploding?

on March 24, 2014 - 5:19pm
School Board Secretary Matt Williams
  • Matt Williams said he was ready to speak out about superintendent situation ... then went completely mum.
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos School Board Secretary Matt Williams seems to have vanished after he sent an email Saturday night to the School Board and copied the Los Alamos Daily Post.

School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie

His email was directed to School Board President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie in which he wrote: 

Judy - I request that you provide to the Board a schedule of every private meeting you have had with Mr.

LAHS Holds 'Kick Butts' Anti-Smoking Campaign

on March 24, 2014 - 9:15am
Librarian Lisa Whitacre and teacher Anders Ainsworth show off their anti-smoking t-shirts during last week's annual 'Kick Butts' campaign at Los Alamos High School. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen
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Education 101: New Lawsuit Questions Sufficiency of New Mexico Education Funding

on March 23, 2014 - 8:01am
Education 101:
New Lawsuit Questions Sufficiency of New Mexico Education Funding
By Save Our Schools Los Alamos

We've written 16 columns over the past six months with the intentions of both learning about K-12 funding in New Mexico, and sharing that information with the community. You can read the columns at our website http://soslosalamos.com; or by searching the Los Alamos Daily Post archives.

We started this work with the view that the state of New Mexico, which controls 70 percent of K-12 funding in Los Alamos and which actually caps local spending on education, has been systemically

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