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LAPS Staff Welcomed Back at All-hands Breakfast

on August 13, 2014 - 12:24pm
LANL Director Charlie McMillan, left, chats with Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard at the LAPS Staff Breakfast Tuesday at Los Alamos High School. McMillan made a surprise appearance at the event. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Superintendent Gene Schmidt and School Board members Matt Williams, Kevin Honnell and Judy Bjarke-McKenzie on stage at Tuesday's Welcome Breakfast. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mathew Schmidt of the Los Alamos Schools Credit Union and Joanna Gillespie of the LAPS Foundation show off an image of the new credit card available from
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Aspen Elementary's Back to School Sign ... 'Resistance Is Futile; You Will Be Educated'

on August 13, 2014 - 10:32am
The scolling sign in front of Aspen Elementary School at 2182 33rd St. is letting students know: 'School resumes on 8/14... Resistance is futile; you will be educated!' Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
Photo by Chris Clark/ladailypost.com
 
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PEEC: Expert Craig Allen Addresses Forest Fire Trends and Predictions Aug. 19

on August 13, 2014 - 7:20am

Craig Allen with a burned jarrah tree. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

If anyone can make sense of current trends, and surmise future prospects for forest fires in northern New Mexico, it's expert Craig Allen, who has been studying changes in the ecology of the Jemez Mountains continuously since 1982.

In a free presentation at the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) at 7 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 19, Allen will talk about changes in the forest, and what they mean for chances of fires in the future.

Extensive high-severity wildfires and drought-induced tree mortality have intensified over the last

LANL Director Makes Surprise Appearance At LAPS All Hands Breakfast

on August 12, 2014 - 5:22pm
LANL Director Charlie McMillan thanks Los Alamos Public School employees for making Los Alamos a better place to live and work. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Superintendent Gene Schmidt welcomes his staff back to school for the 2014-15 Academic Year. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos School employees were welcomed back by Superintendent Gene Schmidt and his administrative staff and also by surprise guest Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Charlie McMillan at this morning's all-hands breakfast meeting at

Freshmen Orientation Wednesday At LAHS

on August 12, 2014 - 5:21pm

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School Freshmen Orientation is promptly at 8 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 13in Griffith Gymnasium. 

All incoming 9th  grade students should arrive by 7:50 a.m. and report to the grass area outside of the gym lobby. Orientation will run until 11 a.m.

Buses are available from Los Alamos schools to shuttle students to Freshman Orientation at the following times:

  • Pinion Elementary: 7:30 a.m.
  • Chamisa Elementary 7:30 a.m.
  • Barranca Elementary: 7:30 a.m.
  • LAMS: 7:35 a.m.
  • Aspen Elementary: 7:40 a.m.

Buses will depart from LAHS at the end of Freshman Orientation at 11:15 a.m.

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LAHS Hall of Fame Inductees

on August 12, 2014 - 4:46pm

LAHS SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Athletic Department will induct its first Hall of Fame Class begining at this year's 2014 Homecoming including:

  • Walt Arnold;

  • Lynn Bjorkland;

  • Burt Buehrer;

  • Carol Cady;

  • Louie Cernicek;

  • Bob Cox;

  • Steven Craven;

  • Turk Griffith;

  • Bill Hudson;

  • William Daniel McWilliams;

  • Gene Mortensen;

  • Morrie Pongratz; and

  • Anthony Sandoval.

Inductees will be invited to join in the Homecoming Parade Friday, Sept. 19 and be introduced at the football game. A banquet will be held in their honor at 1 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at Fuller Lodge.

This event is open to the public.

Little Forest Fall Fiesta Sept. 6

on August 11, 2014 - 9:10am

LFP News:

Little Forest Playschool' annual Fall Fiesta and Silent Auction is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Sept. 6. The Fall Fiesta is one of three events held each year to raise funds for Little Forest, which has been part of the Los Alamos community for more than 60 years.

The Fall Fiesta is held on the two-acre playground area at Little Forest Playschool, 3880 Villa St.

Fall Fiesta festivities include a carnival with activities, animals, games, music and food.

Hundreds of children bring their parents, and while the kids play, parents browse the silent auction, bidding on items donated by

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