LAHS Releases Teachers’ Annual Wish List

LAHS News:
Los Alamos High School staff puts out an annual wish list for teachers to help meet the needs of their students.
“The high school really appreciates the extra effort made by families and the community to support our teachers,” LAHS Principal Brad Parker said. “Something as simple as a box of tissues takes the financial burden off our staff.”

Donations can be labeled and left at the main office at LAHS. Direct questions to 505.663.3252.

LAHS Wish List:


  • IMC/Library – (many) As allergy season is at hand, tissues are in high demand. Approximately 1,200 students use the IMC each week.
  • Bernadette Lauritzen – (Prevention Specialist) Hard candy and gum for smoking cessation students and to be used to engage students in projects. Pre-packaged cookies for a monthly intergenerational activity with the senior center and/or a cookie jar with a seal that would keep cookies fresh. Snacks for the Listening Post, where students are engaged/uplifted during stressful times. An old laptop in working condition for a low income student.
  • Joanne Ploeger – Tape for dispensers, tissues 
  • Cindi Allmendinger – 30 scientific calculators (new or used) 
  • School of Choice – Antibacterial Wipes 
  • Counseling and Administration – tissues, breakfast snack items 
  • Robyn Ladino – tissues, 8.5 x 14 paper, 3×5  index cards, ream of blue paper reams of white paper, 2 packs of pre-sharpened pencils, spiral notebooks for kids that do not have one. 
  • Lorraine Whalen – credit recovery Headphones or ear buds 
  • Margo Batha – AP English Staplers, Staplesm Scotch tape dispensers, Scotch tape for the dispensers, 8 1/2 x 14 paper Lori Thompson index cards, Sharpies, kleenex, wipes  
  • Natasha Barkhudarova – Kleenex, Hand Sanitizer, Clean CDs 
  • John Pawlak – Expo Dry Erase Markers (Purple) Precise V5 Extra Fine pens (Purple and/or Green), #2 Pencils. 3-holed Wide-ruled Loose Leaf Paper, Tissues 
  • Rob Hipwood (Health) – Tissues 
  • Anita Boshier – Kleenex, hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes, 3-4 sharpies (black or blue), scotch tape 
  • Rachel Cowan – door stop, reams of colored 8.5×14 paper, plastic disposable gloves, gift certificate, (any amount) to Flynn Scientific 
  • Julie Parkinson – Academic Support Center Antibacterial wipes, Tissues, Dry erase markers and an eraser, Pencils Tape for a regular tape dispenser (1 inch center hole, 3/4 inch wide tape) 
  • Main Office – Hard candy for students and dark chocolate for stressful staff and parent needs. 
  • Mrs. Goldman – Tissues, wipes, dry erase markers (all colors welcome, but especially black),  file folders (the 1/3 cut ones with three different tab positions), paper clips,  rubber bands, binder clips, 3 X 3 post it notes. 
  • Debbie Grothaus – Old skateboards – as long as the wheels still work, it doesn’t matter what shape they are in (or any wheeled cart that someone can sit or stand on) Colored pencils / markers, Hand sanitizer, Disinfectant wipes 
  • Joy Handsberry – Tissues, itunes gift card (so classical music can be played in classroom)
  • Math Department – Poker Chips  (for teaching math), 3 sets ice  (for teaching math), 50+ Facial tissues – 40 boxes #2 wooden pencils (only #2), 4 doz. 4-function calculators (baby calculators), 40 graphing paper, 1/4″ x 1/4″ grid  (only this size) Pilot Precise V5 pens, purple and green Lead for mechanical pencils, 0.5mm, 0.7mm, and 0.9mm 1″, 3-ring binders, any colors (cardboard, not flimsy plastic) Large sidewalk chalk 9″ x 12″ (no smaller) plastic trays to hold papers (closed on all 4 sides) various sizes of small/med storage bins Duracell AAA batteries magnetic clips large hand sanitizer with pump 
  • Judy Nekimken – four function calculators with square root and % (they are $1 at the dollar store, sentry brand or the GIANT ones, kids like the big ones,) funky, truly funky pencils with wonky erasers, just erasers in fun little shapes, lots of Laffy taffy. 
  • Elizabeth Bowden – Kleenex, Clorox wipes, pencils, hanging file folders, red pens, lined paper Markers, colored pencils, glue sticks, rulers
  • Mrs. Nadasky – Erasers of any kind