Education

Chamisa Musical “Working On the Hill” a Huge Success!

By Debbie Smith, Principal, Chamisa Elementary

Chamisa third and fourth graders performed a musical revue of Los Alamos history before a packed audience on Thursday, March 15th.

“On the Hill” shows children, moms, scientists, ranch boys, conquistadores, and settlers from the Hill’s history.

Beginning with the first inhabitants, the ancient pueblo people, the program progressed forward in time featuring the conquistadores, the Hispanic settlers, the Santa Fe Trail, and the Ranch School Boys. 

General Groves and Robert J. Oppenheimer took the stage with solos,


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PEEC’s Star, Planet and Telescope Party Set for Monday

Crescent moon of four days old. Courtesy Photo

For all those adults, kids and families who missed last week’s PEEC Star Party or would like to see more, PEEC astronomers are going to repeat it at 7 p.m. Monday March 26.

One highlight will be the crescent Moon of four days old, which should be pretty spectacular through the telescope.  

Venus, Jupiter and Mars will still be there, and the Orion Nebula will be well placed for a great view including its “arms.”  

Venus is best seen in twilight because its extreme brightness dazzles the telescope viewer.  

It should be quite a sight since


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Nanopower: Avoiding Electrolyte Failure in Nanoscale Lithum Batteries

 

Using a transmission electron microscope, NIST reearchers were able to watch individual nanosized batteries with electrolytes of different thicknesses charge and discharge. The NIST team discovered that there is likely a lower limit to how thin an electrolyte layer can be made before it causes the battery to malfunction. Photo by Talin/NIST

From NIST Tech Beat:

It turns out you can be too thin—especially if you’re a nanoscale battery.

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Maryland, College Park, and Sandia National Laboratories


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PEEC Summer Adventure Programs Open for Registration

Spectacular!  The volcanic Jemez Mountains rise up from the high desert like an island in the sky surrounded by a desert sea.  The Rio Grande rift splits the Colorado Plateau and a sparkling ribbon of water flows along its path.  Northern New Mexico’s rich diversity of ecosystems awaits the curious.  This June, PEEC offers children the opportunity to explore this wild and enchanting landscape.  Programs are for children entering grades 4-6 (Nature Odyssey) and grades 7-8 (LEAP).  Each week is a chance for them to spend their days outdoors, make new friends,


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School Board Special Meeting & Work Session Agendas


 


Los Alamos Public Schools Board is conducting both a Special School Board Meeting and a work session on Thursday, March 22, 2011 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Pinon Elementary School.


The Special Board Meeting is scheduled to approve a charter for the Los Alamos High School Bus Loop Committee.


Immediately following the Special Board Meeting, the work session includes a presentation on bullying by two Pinon students, a presentation by three principals on the Math MC2 workshop and a presentation by the Pinon principal, Jill Gonzales.


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Learn the Art of Writing

The Art of Writing
Saturday 3/24 at 11am
Free

 
Local poet and UNM-LA creative writing instructor, Jane Lin, will lead a free introductory session on ekphrasis: writing inspired by art. The Art Center celebrates this tradition with a workshop on ekphrastic writing during the show Beauty in the Beast. We will look at examples of different strategies for ekphrastic writing and use the Beauty in the Beast show as inspiration for our own writing.
 
For centuries poets and painters have turned to one another for inspiration. Both make the familiar unfamiliar, encouraging us to look again,

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Author Speaks Series: Rio Grande River’s Past and Future

 

 

 

 

Fred Phillips / Emlen Hall                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        


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Call for Artists: Naked

Amy Bjarke

FULLER LODGE ART CENTER News

As the season warms up and life starts bursting forth, Fuller Lodge Art Center challenges you to explore your vulnerabilities.

The Art Center will host an exhibit called Naked between from May 18 – June 23. Strip away the mask, expose the hidden, and pare off the extra frills.

Uncover hidden beauty and help us come face to face with the world around us. All media are welcome. If you have questions, give Ken Nebel a call at 662-1635. Download the application at  http://library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1103899759177-299/CFA_Naked_form.pdf


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Watch Los Alamos Compete in FIRST Robotics Competition

The team from Los Alamos competing in the FIRST Robotics Competition in Salt Lake City, had a fantastic day yesterday. People at the competetition were shocked to learn they are a rookie team.  To watch the matches in real time, click on the link below.

http://www.ustream.tv/channel/utah-s-2012-regional-first-robotics-competition

The match schedule is below (Match, Time – all times Mountain Standard):

4    9:51

14  11:01

18  11:29

25  1:38

32  2:34

41  3:46

44  4:07

52 5:03

 

 


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Education Department Secretary-designate Joins LAMS for Pi Day

LAPS News:

Pi-rates Amy Bartlett and Sharon Fogle, math teachers at LAMS, compare notes on how to measure eggs at Tuesday’s Pi Day event. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary-designate Hanna Skandera was a special guest at Los Alamos Middle School for the fourth annual PI Day to celebrate the birthday of Albert Einstein.

Secretary Hanna Skandera creates a mask at Pi Day. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com

Skandera expressed enthusiasm for the staff’s effort to celebrate math in such a fun fashion.

Los Alamos Public Schools Board Secretary


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