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School District Budget Discussions Underway

on April 24, 2014 - 11:30am
LAPS CFO John Wolfe speaks to the audience at the School Board Budget Discussion held Wednesday at the Topper Theater. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Public Schools CFO John Wolfe presented a budget overview at the School Board Budget Discussion Wednesday night in the Topper Theater at Los Alamos High School.

The purpose of the meeting was to present a preliminary budget overview and gather input from the community and from school staff.

The budget picture looks a bit brighter than last year for the Los Alamos Public


LAHS's Cole Kendrick Four-time Finalist in New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

on April 24, 2014 - 9:15am

Cole Kendrick of Los Alamos High School with his poster describing his work during finalist presentations Monday. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The dynamic duo of Eli Echt-Wilson and Albert Zuo from La Cueva High in Albuquerque, proposed a unique model that simulates deciduous tree growth at the level of individual branches and leaves based on underlying biological processes. Their project, called Modeling Tree Growth and Resource Use with Applications won the top award at the 24th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Tuesday at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The goal of the yearlong event is

'Jump for Joy' Jump-o-thon to Raise Funds for LAHS Teacher's Cancer Treatment

on April 24, 2014 - 8:50am
Joy Handsberry
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School students will “Jump for Joy” (Joy Handsberry that is) from 7:30 a.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Saturday to raise funds for the Los Alamos High School math teacher’s chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer.

Students will jump around the clock in 1.5-hour shifts in a bouncy house set up on the lawn of LAHS. Chaperones will be on hand throughout the event, including the night shift. More than 40 students have signed up so far, event organizer Emma Lathrop said.

Lathrop is a senior at LAHS. “Ms.

Join a 'Great Conversation' at Upcoming LAPS Foundation Fundraiser: Part Two

on April 24, 2014 - 7:37am


Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and conversations led by 12 interesting and knowledgeable leaders. All of the conversation leaders are locally or regionally known. 

The event raises funds for the projects of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

This is the second in a series of four about the planned conversations.

“The LAPS Foundation is pleased these fascinating speakers will join us this year to provide some lively conversations,” LAPSF Director Joanna

Ground Is Broken On New Nature Center

on April 23, 2014 - 12:30pm

During a special ceremony Tuesday, current and past county councilors, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and officials from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, broke ground on the County's new Nature Center on Canyon Road. PEEC will operate the new center. Read the full story and see more photos from the event later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Community members turned out for Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Don’t Miss the 14th Annual Earth Day Festival at PEEC Saturday May 3

on April 23, 2014 - 9:59am

Clan Tynker to perform again at the 14th Annual Earth Day Festival. Courtesy photo

The Hillstompers delight at the 2013 Earth Day Festival. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

PEEC’s signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival now in its 14th year, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the PEEC nature center at 3540 Orange St. Join this free community event for entertainment, food, activities, information booths and fun for all ages.

Clan Tynker, a world-renowned "Vaudeville" style Circus group out of Santa Fe, will perform at the Earth Day festival again this year.

Community Discussion on Student Stress Thursday

on April 23, 2014 - 9:00am


When the community showing of the documentary, “A Race to Nowhere” took place in March, the organizer, Los Alamos High School student Tessa Snyder was thrilled with the turnout. The film deals with student stress.

“My goal was 100, so to have close to 200 was so exciting,” she said.

Snyder said that she hopes many of those in attendance will return to a follow up event to discuss how to initiate community change. The event is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Jeannette O. Wallace Lecture Hall (Building 5) on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

After the documentary was