Education

Barbara Calef Honored by League of Women Voters

A tribute on behalf of all the members of the League of Women Voters was presented to President Barbara Calef, left, for her leadership and inspiration by Becky Shankland, second vice president during the group’s annual meeting April 14. The League is a non-partisan group of men and women who do civic events for the community and research topics on which they want to take a position. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

The speaker for the event was Steve Laurent who gave a “fascinating speech and answered tough questions from the audience.” Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

 

 


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Learn Local Wildflowers with PEEC

PEEC News:

PEEC’s popular evening wildflower walks with Chick Keller are starting again. The first walk with be 5:30 p.m., Thursday May 10. Participants can meet at PEEC, 3540 Orange St., to carpool to the trailhead. The walks are free and open to the public, with no registration required.

Flax (Linum Puberulum). Photo by Jennifer Macke

PEEC will offer wildflower walks once a month from May to September.  Participants on these easy walks on local trails learn the names of whichever flowers are blooming that month. 

A plant list is always provided, so that participants can remember


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An 11-Year-Old Protagonist in a Little Known Chapter in American History

OTOWI STATION BOOKSTORE News

Barbara Wright, author of the critically acclaimed novel for middle readers, Crow, will sign her book Friday, May 4, at 5:30 at Otowi Station Bookstore. She will visit Mountain and Barranca Elementary Schools and Los Alamos Middle School earlier that day.

The thought-provoking novel and its memorable cast present an unflinching and fresh take on race relations, injustice, and a fascinating, little-known chapter in American history, the race riots of 1898 in Wilmington, North Carolina,through the eyes of the 11-year-old narrator, Moses, a likeable, credible


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LAYL Students Mentor the Younger Set

Older and younger students share a fun-filled day together through the Los Alamos Youth Leadership program. Photo by Karyl Ann Armbruster

LAYL News:

Los Alamos Youth Leadership (LAYL), a longtime program of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, sponsored an event for elementary age students last Saturday, April 28 at Los Alamos High School.

LAYL members were the “big brother and sisters” to local elementary school students.

The students played tag games, made art projects and seed planters, ate, decorated with sidewalk chalk, interacted with police officers and played with


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LAPSF: Thank You Letter for Great Conversations Support

LAPSF News:

To the Community of Los Alamos,

The Los Alamos Public School Foundation exists to raise funds to promote innovative learning in each of the seven public schools in Los Alamos.

We believe that our children are our future and that a quality education is critical to prepare them for an increasingly complex workplace and world.

The Foundation supports and invests in a successful future for all LAPS students through grants and programs.

Great Conversations, our signature fundraiser event held April 22 at LAHS, was a huge success.

The fabulous food and the terrific speakers make this annual


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NM Search and Rescue Annual Conference at Buffalo Thunder Resort

The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council Announces Annual Search and Rescue Conference.

The New Mexico Search and Rescue Council (NMSARC) will be hosting ESCAPE (Emergency Services Annual Preparedness Event), its annual training event for search and rescue volunteers on May 4-6 at the Buffalo Thunder Resort, Spa, and Casino in Pojoaque, NM.  Over 200 volunteers from throughout New Mexico, Arizona, Colorado, and Texas, will be attending to train in all aspects of effective search and rescue.  The three-day conference also has a trade show, featuring the latest in search and rescue


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Los Alamos Youth Food Project – Flash Mob Practice

Watch as the Los Alamos Middle School Green Team practices an original song they plan to perform as a "flash mob."  When and where will the flash mob occur? So far it's a big surprise.

See the Los Alamos Daily Post "Focus – Los Alamos Youth Food Project" special section for more information on the Project and it's goals.


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Summer Video Editing Classes at PAC 8

This summer, PAC 8 is offering 20 sessions of video education classes. Classes will be for students in grades 2- 6 and additional classes will be held for middle school students. The classes are lots of fun – students make music videos, news shows, documentaries, commercials and comedies. This year we’re also offering animation classes.

There are four levels to choose from:

Beginning Classes – basic camera techniques, audio, editing with I Movie, interviewing, studio production.

Intermediate Classes – digital cameras, editing with Final Cut Pro, blue screen, special effects.

Advanced


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Gwynn Cunningham is Rotary Student of the Month

Rotarian James Nesmith with Los Alamos High School senior Gwynn Cunningham as she is recognized as “Student of the Month” by the Rotary Club of Los Alamos Tuesday at Fuller Lodge. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Rotarian James Nesmith, left, with the Rotary’s “Student of the Month” Gwynn Cunningham, her parents Andrea and Greg Cunningham and mentor Diane Toups whom she credited greatly for her success development. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Rotary Club honored Gwynneth Cunningham as April’s Student of the Month at Fuller


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Students Earn $1,000 for LAHS Science Department

Washington D.C. – Underscoring the Obama Administration’s investments in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and ensuring educational opportunities are available to students across the nation, U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that Lexington High School from Lexington, Mass., and Hopkins Junior High School from Fremont, Calif. won the 2012 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) National Science Bowl today at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C.

Los Alamos High School ranked among the top 16 high schools at the event.

Nearly 14,000 students have competed


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