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Re/Max Hot Air Balloon Visits Piñon Elementary School

on October 18, 2018 - 10:13am

A hot air balloon from Re/Max First of Los Alamos delights students this morning at Piñon Elementary School in White Rock. Some of the students' favorite questions: How high can the balloon go? Where is the restroom? Is there anyway the balloon can pop? How fast can it go? RE/MAX has been serving clients in the region for more than 20 years. For more information, click here. Photo by JJ Mortensen

Time Travelers Childrens Program Registration Opens

on October 18, 2018 - 5:05am
Scenes from a previous session of Time Travelers. Courtesy/Los Alamos History Museum
 
Los Alamos History Museum News:
 
Time Travelers Children's Program from the Los Alamos History Museum Registration is open for two sessions of Time Travelers, a free after-school, drop-off program Wednesdays from the Los Alamos History Museum.
 
Time Travelers will set students on an adventure of exploration, investigating our local history through artifacts in the Los Alamos History Museum and hands-on activities. The program is for students in 2nd, 3rd and 4th grades and will meet 1:15–3 p.m.

Early Vote Kick-Off Rally & March Saturday

on October 18, 2018 - 5:02am
AFT News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten will lead a kick-off rally marking the first day of in-person early voting in New Mexico 9-11 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 20, at Wilson Middle School, 1138 Cardenas Dr. SE in Albuquerque.
 
President Weingarten will visit New Mexico specifically in support of public education and labor champions, U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, Candidate for Congressional District 1 Deb Haaland, and Candidate for Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
 
New Mexico is at a turning point.

Quorum Notice: LAPS Board At Leaders’ Breakfast

on October 17, 2018 - 8:10pm

LAPS News:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the Los Alamos Leaders’ Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 23 in Building 2 at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr.

A quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

NMHU Students Conduct Czech Volcanic Research

on October 17, 2018 - 8:45am
Highlands geology graduate student Sindy Lauricella examines a rock sample from the Krasny Vrch volcano in the Czech Republic during field research. Photo by Jake Erickson/Highlands Media Arts
 
NMHU News:
 
LAS VEGAS, NM Highlands University geology students conducted five weeks of groundbreaking research aimed at understanding the legendary Krasny Vrch volcano in the Czech Republic.
 
Highlands University’s three-year $250,000 National Science Foundation Grant, titled From the Roots to the Roof: the Anatomy of Volcanoes, funded three geology students to conduct research in the

Daily Postcard: Fall Colors Surround UNM-LA

on October 17, 2018 - 8:19am

Daily Postcard: The colors of fall surround the campus at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr. To learn more about UNM-LA, click here. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

SFI: 'Quantum Computers' With Chris Monroe Tonight!

on October 16, 2018 - 11:31am
The first transistor was designed at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey in 1947 by William Shockley, John Bardeen, and Walter Brattain. Courtesy photo
 
SFI News:
 
SFI Community Event: "Quantum Computers" with Christopher Monroe, at 7:30 p.m., today, Oct. 16 at the Lensic Performing Arts Center 211 W. San Francisco St., in Santa Fe.
 
Quantum computers exploit the bizarre features of quantum mechanics to perform tasks that are impossible using conventional means.

Workshop At UNM-LA: Developing Healthy Manhood

on October 16, 2018 - 11:24am

UNM-LA News:

As part of the grant received by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice, UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA), in collaboration with TEWA Women United, invites the community to a workshop that explores how men and boys can cultivate respectful masculinity and define their position on opposing sexual violence against women and girls.

The workshop, titled “Healthy Manhood: Men and Boys’ Role in Building Beloved Community,” is 1:30-3 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5 in Building 2, Room 230 on the UNM-LA campus, 4000 University Dr. Refreshments will be served.

The presenter,

LAPS: Invitation To Participate In Safe Schools Event

on October 15, 2018 - 2:24pm

Scene at the 120th day/Ride the Bus to School Day in February. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Calling All Volunteers!

As part of National Safe Schools Week, Los Alamos Public Schools and the Los Alamos Rotary Club will be welcoming students to school the morning of Monday, Oct. 22 for elementary schools and Thursday, Oct. 25 for middle and high school.

The community is invited to join LAPS and the Rotary Club to hand out glow-in-the-dark bracelets and talk about staying safe at school.

The bracelets are a reminder of the LAPS safety message, “See something, say something!” along with

Hike Kitchen Mesa At Ghost Ranch Saturday

on October 15, 2018 - 12:40pm

Hike Kitchen Mesa Trail at Ghost Ranch with Bill Priedhorsky of the Los Alamos Mountaineers. Meet the group at 8 a.m., Saturday at the nature center to carpool to Ghost Ranch. Courtesy photo

 

PEEC News:

 

Hike Kitchen Mesa at Ghost Ranch this Saturday, Oct. 20 with Bill Priedhorsky of the Los Alamos Mountaineers.

 

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center is partnering with the Mountaineers to offer this outing. Kitchen Mesa is a beautiful gypsum-capped high point that stands above the headquarters of Ghost Ranch. Space is limited for this hike and registration is required.

 

FBI: Founder/Former Administrator Of Public Charter Schools In Albuquerque Sentenced To 60 Months For Theft, Fraud And False Statements Charges

on October 15, 2018 - 11:51am

FBI News:
  • David Scott Glasrud also Ordered to Pay $3 Million in Restitution

ALBUQUERQUE – Senior U.S. District Judge James A. Parker today sentenced David Scott Glasrud, 51, the former administrator of Southwest Learning Centers in Albuquerque to 60 months of imprisonment for his conviction on federal theft, fraud and false statement charges arising out of a nearly 15-year scheme to defraud the public charter schools he founded out of millions of dollars.

Glasrud was ordered to serve a three-year term of supervised release after completing his prison sentence.

Free Film Sponsored By Los Alamos Chapter Of Hadassah: Challah Rising In The Desert

on October 15, 2018 - 8:55am

Challah Rising in the Desert film poster. Courtesy/Hadassah

HADASSAH News:

Challah Rising in the Desert: The Jews of New Mexico celebrates the history and people of New Mexico’s unique Jewish community. A special screening of this feature documentary will be held at 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Reel Deal Theater. 

The screening is sponsored by the Los Alamos Chapter of Hadassah. The movie is free to attend, but donations for medical research at Hadassah Hospital in Israel are welcome. Refreshments will be served after the film.

In the new feature documentary, braided Challah bread

AAUW Hosts Panel Discussion Led By Kristy Nadler On Violence Against Women On Campus

on October 15, 2018 - 7:28am
AAUW News:
 
The Los Alamos Branch of American Association of University Women (AAUW) invites the community to attend a panel discussion led by Kristy Nadler on Violence Against Women on Campus.
 
The discussion is 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 25, in the Jeannette Wallace Hall, Building 5 at UNM-Los Alamos.
 
 
 

LAPS Issues Information On Delayed Start, School Cancellation And Early Dismissal Due To Snow

on October 14, 2018 - 6:21pm

LAPS Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

Greetings from the Superintendent's Desk:

This message contains information about delayed start, school cancellation, or early dismissal due to snow or ice for the Los Alamos Public Schools.

With today's winter storm warning, LAPS has tuned-up all snow removal equipment and we have a crew reporting early Monday morning.  

Announcements, usually by 5:30 a.m., will be sent via the media, district web page, LAPS School Messenger, and information lines.

  • Aspen Elementary 663-2277
  • Barranca Mesa Elementary 663-2732
  • Chamisa Elementary 663-2472
  • Mountain

Barranca Elementary School Construction Update

on October 14, 2018 - 6:33am

Construction and remodeling is well under way, on time and on budget at Barranca Mesa Elementary School. Photo by Joyce Haven

Rendering of how Barranca Mesa Elementary School will look in 2020. Photo by Joyce Haven

LAPS News:

The construction and remodeling of Barranca Mesa Elementary School is well under way, on budget and on schedule.

This project is managed by Los Alamos Public Schools, and the main construction contractor is Bradbury Stamm, who has been in business for more than 90 years.

Los Alamos Public Schools has allocated $10 million in bond funds for reconstruction at

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Santa Fe Community College Closes For Employee Professional Development Conference Oct. 19

on October 14, 2018 - 5:12am

SFCC News:

No college services or classes available

SANTA FE – Santa Fe Community College will not offer any services or classes Friday, Oct. 19, while faculty and staff participate in a campus-wide Professional Development Conference.

The conference is one of the initiatives of the college to continue to provide ways to support SFCC students in achieving their educational goals. Kids Campus, La Familia and the Santa Fe Higher Education Center will remain open.

Throughout the year, SFCC offers a number of ways to stay notified about weather- and holiday-related delays, cancellations,

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Meeting The Needs Of The Whole Student

on October 14, 2018 - 4:59am

Barranca 6th graders in small groups on a field trip Oct. 3 to the Youth Activity Center. Courtesy photo

Barranca 6th grade students participate in small groups on an Oct. 3 field trip to provide an intensive, half-day bonding experience at the Youth Activity Center. 

EDUCATION News:

Barranca Mesa Elementary School teachers Mrs. McGrane and Mrs. Juliani, have been working for the last six years to address the needs of the whole student in 5th and 6th grade. 

Students at this level begin to feel immense stress and pressure to achieve and succeed.

LAPS Board Meeting Summary For Oct. 9

on October 13, 2018 - 9:36am

During the Oct 9 school board meeting, LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy recognizes teachers Ted Adkins and Eric Beckstead for completing their dossiers and advancement to level 2 licensure. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education met for a regular school board meeting Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Brief summary of what was discussed:

Board President Jenny McCumber began the meeting by welcoming the new student liaisons who will serve for the 2018-19 school year.

Girls Discovery Workshop Grades 6-9 Oct. 20

on October 12, 2018 - 5:58am

Jemez Historic Site Star Party Features Talk About Ancient Pueblo Connection Oct. 13

on October 12, 2018 - 5:55am
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Village of Jemez Springs is continuing its efforts to be known as a Dark Sky destination by co-hosting a Star Party for the first time with Jemez Historic Site, 7-10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, courtesy of The Albuquerque Astronomy Society (TAAS).
 
An instructional coordinator from Jemez Pueblo will share stories of ancient beliefs about astronomical objects and the Pueblo’s connection to the land.
 
The talk is 7:30 p.m., and repeated at 9 p.m.
 
“This is Jemez Springs’ second Star Party and the first for the Jemez Historic Site, so we are

New Position For Engineering Faculty At UNM-LA

on October 11, 2018 - 4:13pm

Aerial view of the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) is recruiting for a new faculty position in engineering. The ideal candidate would be interested in instructing and inspiring the next generation of engineers and available for a half-time position.

Most students are interested in either mechanical or electrical engineering as they pursue their Pre-Engineering degree requirements.

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YACs Host Red Ribbon Week Poster Contest

on October 11, 2018 - 8:04am

YAC News:

The Los Alamos and White Rock Youth Activity Centers (YAC) are hosting a poster contest for Red Ribbon Week.

‘Life is your journey, travel drug free’, is the theme for 2018. 

Posters can be dropped off at either center for a chance to win gift cards. Questions can be directed to 505.662.9412.

Los Alamos High School Students And Staff ‘Stand For The Banned And The Freedom To Read’

on October 11, 2018 - 7:24am

Topper Librarian Shannon Seitz and LAHS Student Placement Specialist Susan Segler came up with the idea of the reading marathon. They were inspired by the virtual read-out proposed on the American Library Association website. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

“Stand for the Banned and the Freedom to Read” was the motto last week in the Los Alamos High School Topper Library as students, staff and administration read books that have been challenged nationwide.

According to Topper Librarian Shannon Seitz, “There were 250 participants who together logged 93 hours and 45 minutes of time reading

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Science On Tap: Honey, Have You Seen My CubeSat?

on October 10, 2018 - 3:51pm

Rebecca Holmes

projectY cowork News:

Join the next Science On Tap, presented by the Los Alamos Creative District and the Bradbury Science Museum, Monday, Oct., 15 for a discussion with Rebecca Holmes on CubeSats.

The On Tap series starts at 5:30 p.m. at UnQuarked Wine Room and is free and open to the public.

Originally designed in 1999 by professors at Stanford and Cal Poly, CubeSats are miniature, short-lived satellites traditionally launched into low Earth orbit. This summer a pair was deployed on a mission to Mars aboard the stationary lander, InSight.

CubeSats initial purpose was to

Bring A Friend To PEEC-nic Sunday

on October 10, 2018 - 3:36pm

The Los Alamos Nature Center hosts PEEC-nic 1-3 p.m. Sunday. This annual membership appreciation picnic is open to the public and includes a variety of special activities. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center celebrates the community with the Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s annual membership appreciation event, “PEEC-nic”, 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14.

This event is open to the public and a great opportunity to learn more about PEEC and membership benefits, enjoy a variety of fun activities and dine on delicious desserts made by PEEC’s board members.

Bring a

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