Education

LAPD: 2021 Safety Town For Kindergartners Runs June 7-11

LAPD News:

The Los Alamos Police Department (LAPD) in collaboration with Los Alamos Public Schools and Los Alamos County Parks and Recreation Department, invite parents to register their new kindergarteners for Safety Town.

Changes to this year’s program:

  • Safety Town will be held at Los Alamos Middle School June 7-11;
  • Safety Town will run 9-11 a.m. daily; 
  • Campers must be able to wear a mask at all times;
  • Campers must bring their own water bottles;
  • The program is limited to 45 students; and 
  • COVID-Safe practices will be followed.

The County Parks and Recreation Department will provide additional


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Local Internet Provider Aids LAPS With High Speed Access

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LAPS News:

Local internet provider LANet aided Los Alamos Public Schools in the recent shift from remote learning to in-person learning with a gracious donation of high speed internet access.

Owner Allan Saenz reached out to district leadership with an offer to provide 1GB of bandwidth, free of charge, for the remainder of the school year. Working with district technology staff, Saenz and his team were able to install and configure the necessary hardware in just a few days.

“The added bandwidth provided by LANet has allowed our students and teachers to continue using the multitude


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LAMS Students Hold Supplies Drive For Homeless May 8

LAMS News:

Bella Blair, an 8th grader at Los Alamos Middle School (LAMS) and her partner Caden Fichtl are doing speech and debate this year for their final.

They were challenged to find a problem in the community and they chose the homeless population in Santa Fe in need of supplies/covid supplies. 

They have come up with a plan to hold a drive May 8 at LAMS. 

Blair and Fichtl will collect items such as unused/unopened face masks, UNUSED blankets, New socks, jackets, UNUSED feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, TRAVEL SIZE toothpaste, UNUSED hand sanitizer, UNOPENED nonperishable food, UNUSED


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LAPS: April Is Underage Drinking Awareness Month

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LAPS News:

April is Underage Drinking Awareness Month and Los Alamos Public Schools is sharing information about why teenagers drink, Los Alamos County student data, and the important role parents play.

Underage drinking is a serious public health problem in the United States. According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, alcohol is the most widely used substance among America’s youth, and drinking by young people poses enormous health and safety risks.

Why Do So Many Young People Drink?

As children mature, it is natural for them to assert their independence,


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LAHS Class Of 1969 Awards Logan Black $3,000 Academic Scholarship To Pursue Teacher’s Education Degree

The Los Alamos High School Class of 1969 is awarding its 2021 $3,000 scholarship to Logan Black, a graduating senior at LAHS so he can pursue his teacher education degree. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

Logan Black, a 2021 graduating senior at Los Alamos High School, has made the most of his academic experience as a student leader, a student voice on the LAPS School Board, a state and national qualifier in student competitions and as a volunteer in the community.

Black served as president of the school’s Distributive Education Club preparing emerging student leaders and entrepreneurs in marketing,


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Los Alamos County Library System Youth Services Offers ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ Reading Program

Desmond Jibben, 4, with some help from his parents Zach and Janessa, recently finished the ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ reading program. Children can sign up for the ‘1000 Books Before Kindergarten’ reading program at the Los Alamos County Library System website or Beanstack at losalamoslibrary.org or lacnm.beanstack.org. Direct questions about library youth programs or services to 505.662.8258 or ysweb@lacnm.us.


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Enterprise University Features Local Presenters From LANL

Enterprise Bank & Trust News:

Enterprise Bank & Trust announces two upcoming presentations through Enterprise University featuring officials from Los Alamos National Laboratory.

Both presentations are free of charge and open to the public. Those interested in attending may register at https://www.enterprisebank.com/eu-registration.

Steven Renfro

A TEAM APPROACH TO MANAGING PROJECTS

Instructed by Steven Renfro, Program Director, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 (1-2:30 p.m. MDT)

Managing teams in a modern world is often about providing the proper


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LAPS Foundation: April Showers Campaign For Teachers

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By Jenny McCumber
Executive Director
LAPS Foundation

The LAPS Foundation is sponsoring a community-wide campaign throughout April to “Shower” Los Alamos teachers with gifts they have chosen.

Show your appreciation for our teachers by going to this link to donate money for these wish list items.

Don’t want to donate for a specific item? Choose a school-wide project for a specific school or sponsor a Foundation grant! For only $5 per vote, vote for your favorite school. The LAPS Foundation will match per dollar up to $1,000 per school.

Let’s make our teachers feel appreciated!


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Los Alamos Hilltopper Swimmers Prevail In Double Dual Meet Against Rio Rancho And Cleveland April 10

The Hilltoppers qualified four boys for state in this heat of 200 IM April 10 at Rio Rancho, from second to right, Takuma Shiina, Andy Corliss, Orion Henderson and Max Corliss. Courtesy photo

SPORTS News:

The Los Alamos High School Hilltoppers swimmers prevailed in a double dual meet against Rio Rancho and Cleveland at the Rio Rancho Aquatic Center Saturday, April 10.

Girls team scores were Los Alamos Hilltoppers 209, Rio Rancho Rams 99, and Cleveland Storm 80.

Boys team scores were Los Alamos Hilltoppers 240, Rio Rancho Rams 65, and Cleveland Storm 62.

The Toppers competed well up and down the


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