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New Mexico Game & Fish: Special Hunter Education Camp At Camp Tres Ritos Near Mora

on May 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish offers hunter education camp for youth. Courtesy/NMG&F
 
NMG&F News:
 
The New Mexico Department of Game and Fish is offering a special hunter education camp where youth can receive hands-on training and earn their hunter education certification.
 
The camp is open to youth ages 10 to 17 who are accompanied by a registered adult. It will be conducted the weekend of June 7-9, at the Boy Scout’s Camp Tres Ritos near Mora.
 
Meals are free and participants will tent-camp on the property.

UNM-LA Offering Welding Certificate Program

on May 4, 2019 - 6:44am
The UNM-LA 36 credit-hour program is designed to train students to enter the workforce as welders after one year of coursework. Courtesy/UNM-LA
 
Courtesy/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a certificate program in welding beginning Fall Semester, 2019.
 
The 36 credit-hour program is designed to train students to enter the workforce as welders after one year of coursework.
 
The new program has garnered strong endorsement from Los Alamos National Laboratory, a major employer of welders in the region.
 
“Los Alamos supports its

AFTNM Reacts To Temporary Evaluation Structure

on May 4, 2019 - 6:43am
AFTNM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“News that NM PED Secretary Trujillo will provide a ‘Transition Teacher Evaluation Report’ is welcome news for thousands of public educators. We applaud the Secretary for executing Governor Lujan Grisham’s Executive Order Two, and not including student achievement as part of the transitional report.
 
“During this transition, educator evaluations will consist mainly of classroom observations and planning, preparation, and professionalism.

Celebrate May The Fourth At Nature Center

on May 3, 2019 - 6:34pm

Celebrate May the Fourth at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy image

PEEC News:

The Los Alamos Nature Center is showing the full-dome film “Exoplanets” at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 4.

This film explores how it is known there are planets outside the solar system and which exoplanets could harbor life.

Seating is limited, so call the nature center at 505.662.0460 or stop by to reserve tickets. Admission is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Events in the planetarium are not recommended for children under age 4.

For more information about this and other PEEC programs, visit

Mountain Teachers Melissa Kinman & Scott Johnson Earn 2019 Excellence In Student Achievement Awards

on May 3, 2019 - 5:28pm

Recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Student Achievement Award, Scott Johnson and Melissa Kinman, both teach at Mountain Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

The New Mexico School Boards Association (NMSBA) has announced the recipients of the 2019 Excellence in Student Achievement Awards, including two from Los Alamos.

Melissa Kinman, a kindergarten teacher at Mountain Elementary School and Scott Johnson, a first grade teacher also at Mountain Elementary School, will be recognized their achievements at the May 14 School Board meeting.

“We are extremely proud of this year’s

Los Alamos Public Schools Rolls Out Sandy Hook Promise ‘Say Something Anonymous’ Reporting System

on May 3, 2019 - 9:19am

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is partnering with Sandy Hook Promise (SHP) to roll out the Say Something Anonymous Reporting System (SS-ARS) to its students at Los Alamos Middle School, Topper Freshman Academy and Los Alamos High School.

Los Alamos Public Schools is committed to creating and sustaining a comprehensive coordinated effort to improve the overall safety and well-being of our students and staff, and this app is one step towards that goal.

The SS-ARS program teaches students, teachers and administrators how to recognize warning signs and signals, especially within social

Students Across New Mexico ... Three In Los Alamos Named Finalists In National History Day State Contest

on May 3, 2019 - 7:29am
NMHC News:
 
More than 215 students from across New Mexico competed April 6 at the state National History Day (NHD) event at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
 
Of the 143 contestants who took home awards, 62 won first or second place earning them a finalist distinction. Finalists earn the privilege of competing at the national competition in June in College Park, Md.
 
LOS ALAMOS
 
Los Alamos Middle School students, guided by teacher Caroline Haagenstad, received three major awards:
 
  • Los Alamos Middle School student Kaya Loy won second place for her website on the Cherokee Trail of

Piñon Student Tops UNM-PNM Math Contest

on May 2, 2019 - 11:38am
Statewide math competition winner Linhtet Htoon and with his teacher Lana Martin. Courtesy photo
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Linhtet Htoon, a 6th grade student at Piñon Elementary School, won 1st place in the 6th grade category of the 2018-2019 UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest.
 
The goal of this contest is to promote mathematics education in New Mexico by rewarding students, teachers, and their schools for mathematics excellence.
 
This year, more than 1,000 students participated in UNM-PNM contest. They took part in two rounds of exams designed to test mathematical potential and ingenuity as well as

Short Chapters & Big Ideas: Los Alamos Native Writes Books For Middle School Non-Readers

on May 2, 2019 - 11:26am

Phil Rink
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
bjgordon@ladailypost.com

When Phil Rink was growing up in Los Alamos, he was a bright kid, already on the road to becoming the inventor and engineer he would be as an adult.

His favorite books were not about magic and dragons, nor were they about interpersonal relationships between young adults. He loved plot driven books that explained something, or taught how to solve a problem, he said. Now this type of book, think Nancy Drew or the Hardy Boys, has become hard to find.

Los Alamos Quadrumaniacs Robotics Team Qualifies For International Competition In West Virginia

on May 2, 2019 - 9:45am

The Quadrumaniacs with their robot, from left, Zoya Kahn, Timothy Rousculp, Sasha Simakov, Magellon Bronson and Lucy Kelley. Members Corben Meek and Maggie Kelley are not pictured.  Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

The story of how the Quadrumanics got their name tells you something about the team. The name comes from quadrumana, primates with four hands. Probably, most people reading this didn’t know that, but the team did.

PAC 8 Community Media Center Summer Classes

on May 2, 2019 - 7:52am
PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering new classes this summer. Courtesy/PAC 8
 
PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering new classes this summer. Courtesy/PAC 8

 

PAC 8 News:
 
PAC 8 Community Media Center is offering new classes this summer as well as some old favorites.
 
In “GoPro + Drone Flying”, students learn how to use a GoPro and do time-lapse, slo-mo and also fly a drone with a GoPro attached to it. All levels of video classes are offered with instruction in editing with Adobe Premiere.
 
Students can also learn how to make a music video and in another class, create music with

American Federation of Teachers New Mexico Partners With Governor And Unions To Assist Migrants

on May 2, 2019 - 7:48am
AFT-NM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:
 
“Our partnership with Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham and the greater New Mexico Labor community is both deeply meaningful and a direct exercise of our values not only as educators, but also as New Mexicans.
 
“Donations of backpacks, books, crayons, hygiene supplies, and other items is just a small way to help ease what has surely been a difficult and dangerous journey for each migrant, their families, and especially children.
 
“Educators firmly believe that

Scenes From JROTC Change Of Command Ceremony

on May 1, 2019 - 12:34pm

Los Alamos High School Navy JROTC, under the direction of CDR Brian Gauck held its annual awards program Tuesday at Duane Smith Auditorium. Forty two medals and 50 awards and scholarships were presented at the event. As part of the program, the change of command took place as the outgoing Cadet Commander passed the Guidon to the new Cadet Commander.

Lt. Gov Howie Morales Announces 505 Southwestern New Mexico True Scholar For 2019

on May 1, 2019 - 9:19am
From left, Lt. Gov. Howie Morales, 2019 scholarship recipient Ty Wagley and Tourism Department Cabinet Secretary Jen Schroer. Courtesy photo
 
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE Lt. Gov. Howie Morales announced Monday the 2019 scholarship recipient of the 505 Southwestern New Mexico True Scholars program.
 
The scholarship aims to recognize passion for the future of agriculture in New Mexico, and was awarded to Animas High School senior Ty Wagley.
 
“Our youth are the leaders of tomorrow.

League Of Women Voters Host Immigration Forum

on May 1, 2019 - 8:31am

Several people from Los Alamos attended the League of Women Voters  forum on immigration held Monday in Santa Fe. The audience of more than 200 people was educated on the law and what can and cannot be done. The Asylum law that was signed by the United States immediately after WWII lays out the procedural process for those fleeing their home country. Because of the transportation logistics in Santa Fe, immigrants will go to Albuquerque and Santa Fe will donate money and supplies to them. Courtesy photo

LAHS Team Competing At National Science Bowl

on April 30, 2019 - 8:06am

Members of the Los Alamos High School team including Do Vo, Michael Chigaev, Elijah Pelofske, Conner Rittner and Steven Zhao competing April 25-19 in Washington, D.C. at the National Science Bowl. Team sponsors are Kathy and Steve Boerigter. This is the ninth time in the last 10 years that the LAHS team has advanced to represent New Mexico at the national competition. Science Bowl is a nationwide academic competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy that tests the knowledge of middle and high school students in all areas of science and mathematics.

Los Alamos Students Shine At State Math Competition

on April 30, 2019 - 6:09am
Los Alamos students from left, Linnhtet Htoon, Do Vo, Sonja Ebey, Max Corliss, Anthony Lestone and Henry Gans. Not pictured is Charles Kai. Courtesy photo
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Seven Los Alamos students received awards for their performance Saturday, April 19 at the 51st annual UNM-PNM Statewide Mathematics Contest.
 
The competition, which begins in November with a test held at schools across the state, attracted more than 800 students. Roughly 200 students advanced to the second round, held in early February at UNM.
 
Of these students, 30 winners were selected based on their overall and

Griffith Gymnasium Lawn Reflects Topper Pride

on April 29, 2019 - 11:36am

The lawn in front of Griffith Gymnasium at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr., is displaying Topper pride with its colors of green and gold. Photo by Alene Hopkins

The lawn in front of Griffith Gymnasium displays Topper pride with its colors of green and gold. Photo by Alene Hopkins

The lawn in front of Griffith Gymnasium reflects Topper pride with its colors of green and gold. Photo by Alene Hopkins

BSMA: Free National Geographic Summer Workshop

on April 29, 2019 - 11:23am

BSMA News:

In this interactive session, educators will discuss how they teach with a global and geographic perspective, reflecting on their teaching missions and collaborating to build upon one another's best project ideas.

They'll also be introduced to National Geographic's Learning Framework, which is a set of attitudes, skills, and knowledge areas that embody the attributes of an explorer-one who seeks solutions to our world's most pressing problems.  

This session counts as Phase 1 of the free professional learning program known as the National Geographic Educator Certification

Duane W. Smith Portrait Unveiling/Dedication May 3

on April 29, 2019 - 10:43am

Artist Craig Tyler

COMMUNITY News:

A portrait of the late Duane W. Smith will be unveiled at 6 p.m., May 3 and dedicated to the newly remodeled Duane W. Smith Auditorium. Artist Craig Tyler will be present.

This celebration will be followed by a concert featuring Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Montero beginning at 7 p.m., sponsored by the Los Alamos Concert Association.

Duane W. Smith worked for the Los Alamos Public Schools from 1959 until his untimely death in 1979 when he was superintendent.

SFCC Announces Glass Club Sale May 1-2

on April 29, 2019 - 10:16am
Glass piece by Barbara Bloomberg. Courtesy photo
 
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Glass Club Sale. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 1 and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, May 2.
 
Art students will sell glass art and functional pieces created by the SFCC Glass Club. Work will include earrings, dishware and sculpture. Techniques used to create the works include fusing and casting. Proceeds from the sale support the SFCC glass program and the artists themselves.
 
Works include vibrant color and luminescent glass, whimsical sculptures and functional glassware in a wide range of

Native American Week Celebrations April 29–May 2

on April 29, 2019 - 10:10am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College Native American Week Celebrations:
 
Opening Ceremony and Traditional Dance Groups 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., today , April 29 in the SFCC Courtyard.
 
Presentation by A.J. Goldman 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, in the Campus Center. Noon: a video message from Congresswoman Deb Haaland addressing missing and murdered Indigenous Women followed by the Red Sand Project in the Courtyard. Community members are invited to participate and fill the cracks of the sidewalk with red sand to honor the missing and murdered Indigenous Women.
 
Art Show and Sale

Free Legal Workshop For Local Seniors May 16

on April 29, 2019 - 9:47am
 
LREP News:
 
The Legal Resources for the Elderly Program (LREP) is a joint project of the NM Aging and Long Term Services Department and the State Bar of New Mexico.
 
LREP is presenting a Free Legal Workshop for Seniors Thursday, May 16 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
 
The presentation includes:
 
  • Power of Attorney’s;
  • Advance Health Care Directives;
  • Probate;
  • Estate Planning;
  • Transfer on Death Deeds; and
  • Institutional Medicaid.
 
After the presentation, an attorney will be available to prepare/execute Power of Attorneys and Advance Health Care Directives for free. Advance

Scenes From Earth Day 2019 At Nature Center

on April 28, 2019 - 7:57am
The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) hosts a large crowd Saturday at the Earth Day 2019 celebration at the Los Alamos Nature Center on Canyon Road in Los Alamos. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Families check out the booths filled with facts promoting environmentally friendly lifestyles. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
The gang from Bandelier. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Audience members join Wise Fool on stage. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Laurie Wheeler greets visitors to the Habitat4Humans booth.

LAHS Speech & Debate Team Hosts Fundraisers

on April 26, 2019 - 8:44am
Members of the LAHS Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team at Ashley Pond Park. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers Speech and Debate team will host a High Tea Showcase performance 2-4 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Fuller Lodge.
 
The High Tea Showcase will kick off a month of fundraisers aimed at reducing costs for travel to out of state tournaments and for financial assistance and support to all students who need financial assistance.
 
The High Tea Showcase will feature the Hilltalkers performing their award-winning dramatic speeches and musical entertainment.

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