Education

LAPS: Open Enrollment; In-District Transfer March 2

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will make available the Open Enrollment Application process (for students who reside outside of Los Alamos County) for the 2020-21 school year at 8 a.m. Monday, March 2.

The application will be accessible online at http://laschools.net/home/registration and may be completed on a smartphone or computer.

In addition, the In-District Transfer form will be available beginning Monday, March 2 for elementary students who reside in Los Alamos County but wish to transfer to a different school zone.

For more information, contact Sandra Osborn at 505.663.2228


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$6K Grant Aims To Boost Youth Interest In STEM Via Science-Based Musicals In Northern New Mexico

Marie Curie (Sandie Bowman) prepares a lecture at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. Courtesy/Sean Buckley

BSMA News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) will bring Matheatre, a musical troupe, to Northern New Mexico starting Feb. 27 in Taos.

The group performs Science Technology Engineering Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) based theatrical renditions.

“This math-theater is an amazing blend of science and art. We are thrilled to be able to offer these free performances around northern New Mexico, thanks to funding from N3B,” said Ryn Herrmann, president of the BSMA, a non-profit that


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UNM-LA And Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) Celebrate Beethoven’s 250th Birthday

Beethoven winners from left, Gala Nelson, Malaika Philip, Anuita Dzuiba, Janna Warren and Alyssa Sun. Courtesy photo

Beethoven Winners: Left-to-Right Philippa Fung, Julian Hu, Sean Lo, John Kang, Madeline Williamson. Courtesy photo

MUSIC News:

This year marks the 250th celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven’s birthday.

To honor that occasion, the UNM-LA campus has invited the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA) to kick off the year at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, at UNM-LA in the Student Services Building.

The event features a public piano recital featuring young Los Alamos pianists


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UNM-LA Film Class Visits Reel Deal Theater

UNM-LA Film Studies students Wednesday at the Reel Deal with their instructor, Dr. Cathy Hardy, and Reel Deal owner Jim O’Donnell from left, Jose Rivera, Dio Dominguez, Sheon Johnson, Hardy, Olivia Tepley, O’Donnell and Greg Wollner. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Reel Deal owner Jim O’Donnell with a reel of film that ran on old projectors. Today films arrive on a hard drive with an encryption key that unlocks the drive during the time the film is rented. Photo by Cathy Hardy

UNM-LA News:

UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Instructor Dr. Cathy Hardy and the Introduction to Film Studies


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Legislative Roundup: 6 Days Remaining In Session

Legislative Roundup
SFNM News:

PERA bill: A key House panel approved legislation on Friday that aims to erase the state pension system’s $6.6 billion unfunded liability. After clearing the full Senate earlier this week, Senate Bill 72, sponsored by Sen. George Muñoz, D-Gallup, was passed 11-4 by the House Appropriations and Finance Committee and now heads to the House floor.

Under the proposed model, annual cost-of-living adjustments would range between 0.5 percent and 3 percent, depending on investment returns, rather than the 2 percent annual raises retirees currently get. 

The bill,


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Ribbon Cut On Aspen School Playground Equipment

Aspen Elementary School Principal Michele Alter and ‘Aspen’ the Tiger cut the ribbon in a brief ribbon cutting ceremony this morning at Aspen Elementary School. The event celebrates new playground equipment that was purchased by the Aspen PTO and installed earlier this school year. Aspen PTO wants to thank Aspen staff, families and the community for supporting and donating time and money the past several years. With their support, Aspen was able to purchase three pieces of equipment totaling nearly $30,000. They also send out a special thank you to ExerPlay, Greg Neal and his group at PlayScapes–Santa


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Bill Investing Millions In Native Students Passes House

House Appropriations and Finance Chair Patricia Lundstrom

HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:

SANTA FE — Today House Bill 4 a bill to provide the equivalent amount of the full federal Impact Aid to schools and school districts that serve Native American students, passed the House floor. Sponsored by House Appropriations and Finance Chair Patricia Lundstrom (D-Gallup) and Speaker of the House Brian Egolf (D-Santa Fe), House Bill 4 seeks to address decades of imbalance in the distribution of federal education funding.

Currently, instead of distributing Impact Aid funds to the neediest districts in full,


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In And Around Town: Feb. 14, 2020

In and Around Town:

The Los Alamos Daily Post community calendar features events happening in Los Alamos, White Rock and surrounding areas. Send event announcements

SATURDAY Feb. 15

Democratic Party of Los Alamos Ward Meeting and County Convention

Registration 1 p.m. Ward Meeting at 1:30 p.m. at Fuller Lodge. More information, call Chairperson Cat Ozment at 505.257.0420.

Bathtub Row Brewing: 2020 Stout Invitational

This year there will be at least 15 NMBG (New Mexico Brewer’s Guild) Breweries battling it out for the ultimate bragging rights of Stout King of the Hill. Admission is $26, which


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LAPS: Apply Now For New Mexico PreK Programs

LAPS News:

Los Alamos parents with children who are four years old on or before Aug. 31, 2020 may apply for a half-day New Mexico Preschool Program for the 2020-21 school year.

Los Alamos Public Schools has a NM PreK program at Piñon Elementary School.

There is a maximum enrollment based on available funding so applications will be entered into a lottery for acceptance into the program. The lottery opens at 8 a.m., April 1 and will be accessible at laschools.net. There is no cost to parents or students selected to attend, and transportation is available to those residing within the school zone.

The


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UNM-LA: ‘Modern Astrophysics For Everyone’ Feb. 18

Dr. Nicole-Lloyd Ronning

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) Community Education class “Modern Astrophysics for Everyone” begins Feb. 18, meeting 3-4 p.m. every Tuesday through April 28.

Facilitated by Dr. Nicole Lloyd-Ronning, this class provides a unique learning opportunity for all community members, regardless of math and science backgrounds.

Students will explore problems in astrophysics in an informal, discussion-style format. Students’ individual interests will guide topics for the class.

“I encourage anyone who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what


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