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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; 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

Students Conduct Diaper Drive For LA Cares

on March 22, 2014 - 10:33am
Students from Family, Career and Community Leaders of America and the Child Development II class at Los Alamos High School conducted a diaper drive for needy families in Los Alamos. The class project had the motto 'We Love Babies' and students showed their love by collecting and delivering diapers to LA Cares, from left, Jennifer Aguilar, Mariah Armijo, Morgan Hohner and Desiree Lopez. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

Special School Board Meeting to Discuss Resignation of Superintendent Thursday

on March 22, 2014 - 9:34am

LAPS Superintendent Gene Schmidt

LAPS News:

The School Board has scheduled a Special School Board Meeting, Executive Session and Work Session at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, March 27 in the library at Mountain Elementary School. 

The agenda includes a motion to go into closed Executive Session in the Mountain Elementary librarian's office to discuss certified and classified negotiations and other groups not represented by the Union of the collective bargaining agreements and to discuss limited personnel matters, specifically the resignation of Dr.


Meet LAHS Principal Finalists Monday Evening

on March 21, 2014 - 3:17pm

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos Public Schools staff and community are invited to meet the finalists for Los Alamos High School principal at a special community event set for 6:30 p.m., Monday, March 24.

Finalists are Deborah Belew-Nyquist from Silverdale, Wash., and Mike Johnson of Los Alamos will share their background information and answer a set of pre-written questions.

School administrators will hold a coin flip Monday to see which candidate meets the public first in a 45-minute question and answer session set for 6:30 p.m. in the Los Alamos High Speech Theater.

Rotary STARS Provides Financial Support to Enable Students to Participate in Swimming Program

on March 21, 2014 - 11:12am

Rotary STARS member Laura Loy, left, presented a check for $1,289 to PE teachers Lynne Higdon (Barranca), Justin Black (Chamisa) and Tony Hinoja (Mountain) during Wednesday's STARS meeting at the Manhattan Project Bar & Grill. STARS is a satelite group of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos. The group raised the funds to pay for transportation and scholarships for fourth grade students to attend a four-week swimming program. Chamisa third graders also will participate. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/

LAHS Class of 1964 Plans 50th Reunion

on March 21, 2014 - 8:17am

CLASS OF 1964 News:

The Los Alamos High School class of 1964 is planning its 50th Reunion Sept.19-21, to coincide with Homecoming. Tentative plans are to participate in the Homecoming Parade and attend the Homecoming Game, both Sept.19. 

There will be a mixer at Fuller Lodge the evening of Sept. 19. The group is looking into optional tours around Los Alamos, the “new” Los Alamos High School, Mesa Public Library, the Bradbury Science Museum and a hiking tour of the Valles Caldera Sept. 20. There is a dinner and dance planned at Betty Ehart Senior Center Sept.

Kindergarten Roundup Wednesday April 2

on March 20, 2014 - 9:39am

LAPS News:

Kindergarten Roundup is Wednesday, April 2 at all Los Alamos Elementary Schools. Children who turn five by Sept. 1, 2014, are eligible to be enrolled in kindergarten for the school year 2014/2015. 

The purpose of kindergarten roundup is to give the parents and children an idea of what to expect for kindergarten. Parents and students will get to meet kindergarten teachers, principals, school nurses, school counselors and other key school personnel. 

The kindergartners to be will visit a kindergarten classroom and see all the learning materials, toys and books.

Parents are encouraged