Education

County: Lose The Waste Webinar Hosted By Shelby Wood

COUNTY News:

Shelby Wood is hosting a “Lose The Waste Webinar” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 21 that is open to the public.

Wood is graduating in May 2021 from Arizona State University with her Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science. With a strong appreciation for the environment and natural world, she strives to make changes in her daily life to live more sustainably.

Her presentation will focus on the impacts of food waste and help share advice or strategies that she uses in her own life to reduce the amount of waste that is created. Living sustainably can be difficult in the world we live


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LAPS Board Appoints Jennifer Guy Interim Superintendent

LAPS Assistant Superintendent Jennifer Guy has accepted the post of Interim Superintendent effective May 30. She will serve in that role until the board installs a new superintendent. Courtesy/LAPS

By BONNIE J. GORDON
LOS Alamos Daily Post
bgordon@ladailypost.com

Los Alamos School Board members voted unanimously Thursday to name Assistant Superintendent Learning and Accountability Jennifer Guy as interim superintendent following the retirement of Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus May 29.

The Board met in closed session to discuss the terms of the interim position.

Board Vice President


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Merrick & Company Donates $3,000 To The Family YMCA!

Merrick & Company Los Alamos Office Manager Reid James, left, presents a $3,000 ‘Champion of Youth’ sponsorship donation to Y Board President Karen Easton and Y CEO Chris Daniels. Courtesy photo 

Y News:

This year would have been the 20th anniversary of The Family YMCA’s annual ball, a formal gala that helped the nonprofit organization kick-off its annual fundraising season. Each year the Y raises funds to support its financial assistance scholarship program and Española YMCA Teen Center.

Times being what they are, last year the Y was forced to postpone and then cancel its traditional


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State ECECD Department Releases Updated COVID-19 Health And Safety Requirements For Child Care Providers

ECECD News:

SANTA FE — The New Mew Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department (ECECD) has released an updated set of COVID-19 health and safety requirements for child care facilities and early childhood professionals  throughout the state.

The new requirements permit providers to safely return to normal group size and student-to-teacher ratios according to their licensing level, establish safety requirements for transporting children between locations, and update requirements regarding child, staff, and essential visitor health screenings.

The updated requirements


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2021 Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science & Engineering Fair: Los Alamos County Results

2021 REGIONAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING FAIR News:

This year the science fairs are online rather than in-person posters and presentations. The 2021 Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair Results were held Saturday, March 27.

This is a regional event including Los Alamos and Taos schools among others. Top projects from all regions of New Mexico will meet later this year at the State science fair. Turnout this year was down from previous years, but the competition was healthy.

Three students, Robert Strauss (Computer Science) and the Team of Daniel Kim and Andres Interregui


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Explore New Mexico Culture Through DCA Online

DCA News:

Explore the latest online programming from the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA).

Discover the state’s unique blend of cultures online through its museums, historic sites and cultural institutions.

Programs this week include:

  • Take a virtual ranger tour of Jemez Historic Site and discover the unique histories and cultures of the Jemez Valley. The online field trip includes stops at the historic site’s welcome center, remains of the ancient village of Giusewa, plaza, camposanto, and original mission church. There’s also an option to learn more from a staff member

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LAPS Meal Program Begins Monday April 5

LAPS News:

Starting Monday, April 5, a standard breakfast and lunch pack provided by the State of New Mexico will be available to every student attending class on campus in the Los Alamos Public Schools.

Distribution will vary at each school site so please reach out to your student’s school administrative staff for details.

Students would be provided the opportunity to pick up a chilled grab-N-go breakfast and lunch pack during each school day.

These meals packages include a fruit, vegetable (lunch only), milk, grain, and protein (or protein alternative) as directed by the USDA.

Students do


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PEEC: Celebrate Earth Day Your Way! April 22-30

Join PEEC for the Earth Day Your Way challenge, sponsored by Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry. Participants are encouraged to spend time outdoors however they like the week of Earth Day and receive a special t-shirt to commemorate their participation in the challenge. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

Join the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) for Earth Day Your Way, sponsored by Los Alamos Children’s Dentistry.

This year, PEEC is challenging community members to get outside and move “YOUR WAY” to celebrate Earth Day. Run a 5K, take a hike, plant a garden, watch the birds in the


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