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Human Rights Day Camp For Kids July 1-19

on June 24, 2019 - 9:30am

Moving Arts Española News:

ESPAÑOLA––Kids and youth from across the Española Valley will converge for a Human Rights Day Camp at La Tierra Montessori School this summer to learn about their own human rights.

“Less than 1 percent of juveniles throughout the world know anything about their human rights and neither public nor private schools are doing much to rectify the situation. This is a major reason current human rights abuses against children have reached an all-time high.” –Kids for Global Peace

In a move toward promoting self-advocacy and empowering the youth of Española Valley,

Taste Of Knowledge Offers Two Opportunities This Year

on June 24, 2019 - 8:28am
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
Scenes from the 2018 Taste of Knowledge event. Photo by Leslie Bucklin
 
LAPSF News:
 
Once again the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and Pig + Fig Café have partnered to present the Foundation’s signature fundraising event, Taste of Knowledge.
 
The fundraiser is Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Pig + Fig Café in White Rock. This year there will be two events: “An Afternoon in Provence” 2-4 p.m., and “An Evening in Paris” 6-8 p.m. Tickets are $60 and $95, respectively. To purchase tickets, visit

Los Alamos Early College And Career Academy Receives ECHS Designation Certificate From PED

on June 24, 2019 - 8:14am
Louise Williams, of PED's College and Career Readiness Bureau, presents Coordinator Brent Collom with LAECCA’s Early College High School certification. Courtesy photo
 
Mentors met with students in the LAECCA program to offer support and networking opportunities. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Early College and Career Academy (LAECCA) recently received its official Early College High School certification from the College and Career Readiness Bureau of New Mexico’s Public Education Department.
 
This certification is the culmination of 13 months of work to obtain this

New Mexico Game & Fish: Conservation Officers Graduate From Law Enforcement Academy

on June 23, 2019 - 6:22am
New Mexico Department of Game & Fish conservation officer graduates Kayla Brauer, Travis Bessett and Montana Tidwell. Courtesy/NMG&F
 
NMG&F News:

SANTA FE Three New Mexico Department of Game & Fish conservation officers graduated June 14 from the New Mexico Law Enforcement Academy in Farmington.

The department’s graduates of the 20-week law enforcement training academy:

  • Kayla Brauer;
  • Travis Bessett; and
  • Montana Tidwell.

Notably, Brauer earned the title of class valedictorian and the exemplary performance award in a class of 30.

In addition to attending the law enforcement academy,

‘Jesus Prayer’ Summer Study At Saint Job Of Pochaiv

on June 23, 2019 - 5:47am
Saint Job of Pochaiv News:
 
Over the next three months the women of Saint Job of Pochaiv Orthodox Church, a group called Pages and Prayers, will be studying the Jesus Prayer: “Lord, Jesus Christ, Son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.
 
The study will start with a showing of the movie “Mysteries of the Jesus Prayer” at 6:30 pm. Tuesday, June 25.
 
For nearly two millennia, the holy men and women of Eastern Christianity have built lives of reflection, humility, and constant connection to God around a simple sentence, the Jesus Prayer. Dr. Norris J.

Local Actress Nora Cullinan On Broadway Monday!

on June 22, 2019 - 5:03pm
Los Alamos actress Nora Cullinan will perform on the Broadway stage Monday, June 24 in the Jimmy Awards. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Los Alamos actress Nora Cullinan bested 10 other New Mexico female high school students for the title of Best Actress in the Enchantment Awards May 4 at Popejoy Hall in Albuquerque, winning the opportunity to work with Broadway professionals and perform on a Broadway stage in the Jimmy Awards® in New York City.

The National High School Musical Theatre Awards® (NHSMTA®) program impacts more than

LAMC Hosts M.A.S.H. Program For Area Students

on June 22, 2019 - 11:28am

Flight Nurse Rachel Medvin goes over the items in the medic pack used on Classic Air Medical during the Los Alamos Medical Center hosted Multiple Avenues for Successful Healthcare (M.A.S.H.) two-day program June 10-11. The goal of the program for upcoming high school juniors and seniors in the area is to expose local students to the multiple career opportunities available in their hometown hospital. This program involves interactive work including a CPR class and other activities.

Julia Baker Announces Run For School Board

on June 22, 2019 - 9:13am

Julia Baker intends to run for school board. Photo by Stephanie Jagielski Photography

COMMUNITY News:

Julia Baker has announced her intention to run for Los Alamos School Board in the 4th District, which includes the North Mesa and Barranca neighborhoods.

Baker and her family have lived in Los Alamos for 13 years. Having benefited from the hard work and volunteerism of others in the community, she said she feels that now is a good time to give back and that her skills can best be used on the school board.

Baker has a degree in elementary education from Brigham Young University and taught

Christine Bernstein Running For LAPS School Board

on June 21, 2019 - 8:25am
By CHRISTINE BERNSTEIN
Candidate For Los Alamos School Board
 
My name is Christine Bernstein and I am running for LAPS School Board.
 
When people ask me why I am running for School Board, I provide reasons that inspire long conversations I enjoy having and will continue to have with members of this community. I am running for LAPS school board because I want to be a voice for teachers, students and parents. I want to be a voice for all.
 
In my 23 years as a teacher, I have wondered why others are making decisions about my job who do not know nor do the work of a teacher.

SFCC Continuing Education Dept. And Georgia O’Keeffe Museum Co-Host Grantsmanship Training Program

on June 20, 2019 - 9:21am
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE — Santa Fe Community College’s Continuing Education Department and Georgia O’Keeffe Museum will co-host a Grantsmanship Training Program Aug. 5-9 on SFCC’s campus at 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
The intensive, five-day, hands-on workshop for nonprofit and government grantseekers will guide participants step by step through all stages of planning programs, researching funding sources and writing proposals.
 
The Grantsmanship Center will conduct the course.

UNM-LA Community Internship Collaboration Seeks Business Mentors For Fall 2019 Semester

on June 20, 2019 - 8:24am
A previous Community Internship Collaboration graduation event with mentors Laura Loy and Ken Holmes. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA partners with local businesses in the Community Internship Collaboration to provide meaningful work experiences for students while developing a future skilled workforce for the region. Courtesy/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) announces the continuation of the Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) program in the Fall 2019 semester.
 
UNM-LA is seeking local business partners to expand the range of

Leading Planetary Scientist Amy Mainzer Joins UA

on June 20, 2019 - 7:32am
Amy Mainzer
 
UA News:
 
TUCSON, Ariz. — Amy Mainzer, one of the world's leading scientists in asteroid detection and planetary defense, will join the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory as a professor of planetary sciences this fall.
 
Mainzer comes to the UA from the Science Division at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where she has worked as a senior research scientist specializing in astrophysical instrumentation and infrared astronomy.
 
"We are the only university in the world currently leading a NASA sample return mission to an asteroid, and Amy is among the

LAPSF: 2019 June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship Awarded To Anna Lemke

on June 20, 2019 - 7:23am
Anna Lemke with the book she reviewed to win the 2019 June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship. Jessica Booton Photography, www.jessicabootonphotography.com/
 
LAPSF News:
 
The Friends of the Los Alamos County Libraries, in partnership with the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, have awarded the 2019 June Ettinger Memorial Scholarship to Anna Lemke for her review of the book An Unseen Angel: A Mother’s Story of Faith, Hope and Healing After Sandy Hook by Alissa Parker.
 
The scholarship was created to honor those who love books.

World Futures: Polling, Voting, Surveying, Choosing, Influencing, And Statistics – Part Two

on June 20, 2019 - 7:22am
By ANDY ANDREWS
World Futures Institute
 
Statistics is the science of collecting and analyzing large quantities of numerical data and inferring proportions of the whole from a representative sample.
 
If you or I are a member of the representative sample, how truly correct is our response based on knowledge, thought, facts, and precision? If the question is do you prefer red or blue, the validity of the response is solid assuming we understand the meaning of red and blue – are they colors or representations of something else? It also assumes we do not have a color recognition impairment.

Rotary: Distinguished Student Eleanor Henderson

on June 20, 2019 - 6:59am
On behalf of the Rotary Club of Los Alamos, President-elect Phil Dabney, left, recently presented a certificate of achievement to Distinguished Student of Service Eleanor Henderson. Her parents Brad Henderson and Kristin Henderson joined in the recognition ceremony. Photo by Linda Hull
 
ROTARY News:
 
The Motto of Rotary is Service above Self. To support this, the Rotary Club of Los Alamos honors nine “Distinguished Students of Service” in their junior year of high school each academic year.
 
Students are first nominated by their teachers who are asked to select those who:
  • have given

SFCC Presents Maasai Beading Class July 9

on June 19, 2019 - 6:25am
Maasai beaded necklace with beaded medallion. Courtesy/SFCC
 
SFCC News:
 
SANTA FE Santa Fe Community College Continuing Education Department will offer a Maasai beading Continuing Education class presented by International Folk Artist Phoebe Lasoi 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, July 9.
 
Lasoi is a Maasai designer and beading expert from the Kitengela community in Kenya, just outside Nairobi city and on the southern border of the Nairobi National Game Park. Under the auspices of Acacia Moyo, (www.acaciamoyo.org) she has been invited to participate in the International Folk Art Market this year,

Kiwanis: Family Scholarships Honor Special People

on June 19, 2019 - 5:51am
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Los Alamos Kiwanis Club

All of the family scholarships awarded by the Los Alamos Kiwanis Club honor the memories of very special people—but they also emphasize slightly different qualities in students.

Dennis Gill, 2019 chairman of the Kiwanis Scholarship Committee, noted that all of the scholarship applicants accepted by Kiwanis must be not only good scholars but also very involved in community service. Once the applications from these students are in hand, the committee considers all of the applicants, rates them, and then awards the family-funded scholarships as

LAPS: New Leadership At Chamisa And LAMS

on June 18, 2019 - 8:57am
New Chamisa Principal Craig Washnok
 
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools is pleased to announce that Craig Washnok has accepted the position of principal of Chamisa Elementary School and Andy Ainsworth has accepted the position of assistant principal at Los Alamos Middle School.
 
Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus thanked the interview committee for their thoughtful work and noted that they had a strong pool of candidates.
 
Washnok has a bachelor's degree in history and secondary education from Northern Illinois University.

PEEC: Celebrate Bats At Nature Center Wednesday

on June 18, 2019 - 8:48am
Learn about the history, behavior and biology of bats Wednesday at the Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
Celebrate North American bats Wednesday, June 19 at Summer Family Evening at the Los Alamos Nature Center.
 
Justin Stevenson from Fightwns will join participants at 6:30 p.m. to tell them about the life history, behavior and biology of bats. Several native species will be on hand, so the audience will have the unique opportunity to see these beautiful and amazing mammals up-close and in person.
 
Del Norte Credit Union is sponsoring this event and all of PEEC’s Summer

Pierotti Family Scholarship Extends History Of Helping Community

on June 17, 2019 - 8:46pm
Kiwanis Scholarship Committee Chairman Dennis Gill presents a Lou and Lee Pierotti Scholarship check to Jillian Bennett while her father, Langdon Bennett, looks on. Courtesy/Kiwanis Club 
 
By CHARMIAN SCHALLER
Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos

Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, the 11 graduating seniors chosen for 2019 scholarships handed out by the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will be speaking to the club about their plans for the future. Seven of the scholarships awarded will be funded by Kiwanis itself. The other four are family-financed.

Applications Offered For John And Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund And Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Medical Society

on June 17, 2019 - 2:20pm
SCHOLARSHIP News:
 
The Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Medical Society is accepting applications for scholarships available through the John and Willie Mae Helm Scholarship Fund and the Los Alamos/Rio Arriba Medical Society.
 
Applications are open to current and incoming medical students who have spent the majority of their lives in Los Alamos or Rio Arriba counties. 
 
Applicants are required to write a letter about their medical school background, to fill out a scholarship application form and to send a copy of their medical school transcript.
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NNM Teachers Complete National Geographic Educator Certification Phase 1 Training Sponsored By BSMA

on June 17, 2019 - 11:38am

Fifteen Northern New Mexico teachers celebrate completing Phase 1 of the National Geographic Educator Certification training during a workshop sponsored by the Bradbury Science Museum Association. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) recently sponsored the National Geographic Educator Certification training for 15 Northern New Mexico teachers.

Alisha Lindsey, a National Geographic Educator and Grosvenor Teacher Fellow lead the training session at Los Alamos Middle School. Lindsey is a middle school teacher in Denver, Colo.

During the training, educators

‘UNASHAMED’ SALTeens 2019 Tour 7 P.M. Tuesday

on June 17, 2019 - 10:10am

COMMUNITY News:

SALTeens, which stands for “Singing and Living Truth,” will present the Gospel in music and drama at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Christian Church at 92 East Road.

SALTeens is a summer high school program of Dallas Christian College.

Students are selected by audition for voice, instrumentation and tech support. It is a lively, compelling performance. The Christian Church’s own Lauren Partin, who was a SALTeen for four years, is now on staff with SALTeens helping prepare this year’s performers.

PMI 2019 Professional Development Day June 21

on June 17, 2019 - 7:33am

PMI News:

PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter and PMI Rio Grande Chapter are presenting a joint Professional Development Day.

This event 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Santa Fe Community College.

The costs is $75 for all Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande chapter members anytime before June 19.

5.5 PDUs will be available to attendees.

Register here.

Scenes From Local Young Life Organization

on June 16, 2019 - 10:49am

The local Young Life organization has a goal to introduce adolescents to Jesus and help them grow in their faith. This is done by building bridges of friendship and earning the right to be heard, sharing life and faith and allowing teens the opportunity to make an informed decision about who Jesus is. The programs are custom made for kids throughout their adolescent years. Young Life is the name of the organization and also the term used for the program with high school students. The program for middle school students is called WyldLife.

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