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LAHS Staff and Faculty Dive to Support Beloved Teacher Joy Handsberry at Thursday Event

on April 26, 2014 - 11:13am
LAHS Principal Sandy Warnock dunks School Resource Officer Cpl. Jordan Redmond Thursday during an event to support teacher Joy Handsberry as she undergoes chemotherapy. Photo by Maria Thibodeau/
LAHS psychology teacher Lynn Ovaska emerges from the dunk tank. Photo by Maria Thibodeau/
LAHS history teacher Jon Lathrop hits the water. Photo by Maria Thibodeau/
LAHS math teacher Judy Nekimken prepares to submerge. Photo by Maria Thibodeau/
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'Race to Nowhere' Follow-up Held at UNM-LA

on April 26, 2014 - 10:28am

A follow up showing of the documentary 'A Race to Nowhere' and discussion on how to initiate community change took place Thursday evening at the Jeannette O. Wallace Lecture Hall on the UNM-Los Alamos campus. Nearly 200 people turned out for the original showing of the film in March. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Two LAHS Students Place in 2014 Le Grand Concours

on April 26, 2014 - 9:53am

National level winners in the Le Concours French Competition are Opale Schappert, left, and Esperanza Tapia. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School students Opale Schappert and Esperanza Tapia placed third and nineth respectively in the 2014 Le Grand Concours, a national competition sponsored by the American Association of French Teachers.

Twenty LAHS students entered the competition under the direction of their French teacher Louise Foliot-Gentile.


Los Alamos High School Receives 2014 Gold Medal Ranking and Makes Prestigious STEM List

on April 26, 2014 - 9:46am

LAPS News:

Out of 19,411 public high schools, U.S. News and World Report has ranked Los Alamos High School 500th of the “Best High Schools in America.”

High schools in the top 500 in the nation received Gold Medal ranking for the 2014 school year. Achieving Gold Medal ranking also qualified Los Alamos High School for status as a 2014 STEM “Best High Schools.”

To determine the top STEM (science, technology, engineering and math schools), U.S.

UNM-LA Opts For Student Housing Feasibility Study

on April 25, 2014 - 4:55pm

Interim UNM Real Estate Director Tom Neal, left, discusses student housing issues at Thursday's meeting in Building 2 on the college campus. Seated behind Neal are Los Alamos attorney George Chandler and his wife Probate Judge Chris Chandler who live across the street from the Student Housing. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

UNM-LA Advisory Board member Michelle Hall, right, speaks to Interim UNM Real Estate Director Tom Neal, left, at Thursday's meeting on the college campus. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


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LAPS Contemplates Hiring Three New Teachers

on April 25, 2014 - 12:18pm

Los Alamos School Board members from left, Jim Hall, David Foster, Vice President Kevin Honnell and President Judy Bjarke-McKenzie listen as Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn presents figures on class sizes during Thursday's Special School Board Meeting. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/


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The Los Alamos School Board continued to grapple with class size and the budget at the Special School Board Meeting Thursday in the Pinon Elementary School Library.

Assistant Superintendent Gerry Washburn presented his ideas on how to best balance class


Pinon Students Share Achievements With School Board

on April 25, 2014 - 12:07pm
Pinon sixth grade student Beth Short solves a word problem while Pinon Principal Jill Gonzales looks on. Pinon students showcased their skills for the Los Alamos School Board at its meeting in the Pinon Library Thursday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
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