Education

Los Alamos High School Eco Club Members Interview Council Candidates On Local Environmental Issues

The LAHS Eco Club recently conducted an interview of the six candidates running for Los Alamos County Council about their environment policies, and shared their write-up of the interview with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Courtesy/LAHS Eco Club

By the Los Alamos High School Eco Club

The Los Alamos High School (LAHS) Eco Club has been working on a project to interview the six County Council candidates on environmental issues that are important to our community

The first question for the candidates (Denise Derkacs, David Reagor, James Rickman, Rodney Roberson, Aaron Walker and Sean Williams) was


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Zuhn Describes JJAB’s Efforts During COVID-19 Pandemic

JJAB Executive Director Lisa Zuhn

By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Lisa Zuhn, executive director of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, spoke at Kiwanis (via Zoom) Oct. 20, describing JJAB’s successful adjustment to a major societal problem—the coronavirus pandemic.

Zuhn Joined a Vital Organization

Zuhn became executive director of JJAB about 18 months ago after serving as the organization’s “court administrator.” She is a native New Mexican (“born in Albuquerque and raised in the Jemez Mountains”), with a degree in hospitality and tourism services from New Mexico State


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 21 Staff Members And 9 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department today announced 30 new positive cases of COVID-19 – 21 staff members and nine students – in the last 24 hours.

Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.

The following new cases have been reported:

  • Eight cases in Bernalillo County. Seven of the infected individuals are staff members who were last on school property Sept. 30, Oct. 7, 15, 16 and 20. The other infected individual is a student who was last on campus Sept. 28. All staff members and the parents and guardians

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LAPS Shares Inclement Weather Procedural Information

LAPS News:
The Los Alamos Public Schools shares the following inclement weather procedural information:
Greetings from the Los Alamos Public Schools!

With a chance of snow on Monday, October 26th, we have updated inclement weather procedures for the 2020-21 school year.

Announcements about any changes in school schedules or delayed start times will usually arrive by 5:30 a.m. They will be sent via the media, email, district web page and School Messenger. 

Telephone information lines:

Elementary schools:

  • Aspen 663-2277
  • Barranca 663-2731
  • Chamisa 663-2472
  • Mountain 663-2327
  • Pinon 663-2682

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LANL Helps Family YMCA Provide Community Childcare

LANL-TRIAD provide grant to The Family YMCA to support afterschool and full day childcare for Los Alamos Public School staff and community members. Courtesy/YMCA

YMCA News:

Los Alamos National Laboratory-TRIAD, LLC recently awarded a grant to The Family YMCA to support afterschool and full day childcare for Los Alamos Public School staff and community members.

The $15,000 grant to the Y will help LAPS staff and community members needing financial assistance for childcare, support Y staff training in Neurosequential and Social Emotional learning, and help fund supplies for an enhanced


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Robinson: Continuing The Conversation…

By JAMES ROBINSON
Los Alamos County Councilor

Happy fall Los Alamos,

As many may have seen, the Los Alamos School Board and County Council will be holding a joint session on the 29th of October to discuss the draft North Mesa Housing Feasibility Study.

The purpose of this discussion is to review the finding of the draft study, evaluate possible alternatives, address previous public comments, and to lastly to continue obtaining additional public comment.

To conduct this study, the Council hired Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, who are also conducting our Downtown Master Planning effort. The goal


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NMPED COVID-19 Update: 13 Staff Members And 8 Students Test Positive In New Mexico Public Schools In Last 24 Hours

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department Oct. 21 announced 21 new positive cases of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours.

Rapid response has been initiated, and all pertinent information has been verified with the schools and school districts.

The following new cases have been reported:

  • Three cases in Bernalillo County. All of the infected individuals are students who were last on campus Oct. 14 and Oct. 16. All staff members and the parents and guardians of all students in the affected school have been notified of the positive cases.
  • One case in Curry County. The infected individual is

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Centerra-Los Alamos Supports Community Through Annual Donation To United Way Of Northern New Mexico

Centerra-Los Alamos continues its longtime annual support of United Way of Northern New Mexico (UWNNM) with a $10,000 contribution during a check presentation Tuesday in front of the Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper in downtown Los Alamos. Centerra officials presenting the check to UWNNM Executive Director Cindy Padilla, from left, Environment, Safety, Health and Quality Assurance Director Rick Gandenberger, Business Management Director Graig Newell and General Manager Lennie Upshaw. This generous donation from Centerra helps support UWNNM in its mission to improve the lives of children


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New Mexico Public Education Department Supported Workshops Designed To Help Parents

NMPED News:

SANTA FE — The Public Education Department urges New Mexico parents to participate in a new series of virtual workshops designed to help them prioritize self-care and support their children in remote learning.

The workshop series was funded by PED and created by CNM Ingenuity, an outreach program of Central New Mexico Community College. The sessions, described in more detail here, are open to all New Mexicans at no cost and are available in English and Spanish. 

The series consists of three workshops:

  • “Survival 101 for Parents As Virtual School Partners” provides insights into the

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