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Meet Superintendent Finalists At Upcoming Forums

on February 27, 2015 - 10:28am

Dr. Kurt Steinhaus

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education has arranged for two community forums for the public to meet and ask questions of the two finalists for the position of Superintendent of Los Alamos Public Schools.

The times and location of the community forums are 7 p.m. Monday, March 2 and 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 4 in the Speech Theater between the gymnasium and library at Los Alamos High School.

Dr. Chris Marczak

Dr. Chris Marczak will be featured at Monday's forum and Dr. Kurt Steinhaus will be featured Wednesday.

There will be 3x5 cards available to the public to

Will Governor & Education Secretary Take PARCC Test?

on February 27, 2015 - 9:06am

Gov. Susana Martinez



SANTA FE – Responding to parent and student concerns about the over-use of standardized tests, Senate Majority Leader Michael S. Sanchez, D-Valencia, Bernalillo, Thursday challenged Gov. Susana Martinez and Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera to take the PARCC exam to find out if they can pass it. 

PARCC stands for Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers.

Secretary of Education Hanna Skandera


All public school students in New Mexico grades 3-11 are required to complete the new computerized test beginning next Monday and

LAHS Junior Parent Night Location Changed To Topper Theater March 2

on February 26, 2015 - 2:43pm

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will host its annual Junior Parent Night at 6 p.m., Monday, March 2. Due to a scheduling conflict, the location for this event has been changed to Topper Theater in the Speech Theater.

Interested students and parents should plan to attend to learn about post-high school options, including the college admissions process for both two- and four-year colleges, technical and vocational school options and military opportunities.

For more information about Junior Parent Night, contact the LAHS Guidance Office at 505.663.2797.




LAPS Superintendent Addresses PARCC Testing

on February 26, 2015 - 9:35am
By GENE SCHMIDT, Superintendent
Los Alamos Public Schools

Open Letter to the Community,

Los Alamos Public Schools will soon begin testing students in grades three through 11 on the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career (PARCC).

This will mark the first year this test has been administered in our community. The purpose of the assessment is to help determine our students’ understanding of the Common Core State Standards in reading, language arts and mathematics as well as provide data about our students’ college and career readiness.


MidSchoolMath National Conference Feb. 27-28

on February 26, 2015 - 9:23am


TAOS – Hundreds of middle school mathematics teachers and school district professionals from around the country will convene in Santa Fe this week for the MidSchoolMath conference, the brainchild of two Taos entrepreneurs.  

Poised to change the way mathematics are taught in middle school classrooms nationwide, MidSchoolMath addresses the drop known as the Mid School Math Cliff – the most precipitous decline in mathematics competency in the world, as documented by the past few generations of American children.

MidSchoolMath will soon release a new online learning game,

UNM-LA To Repeat Popular Customer Service Class

on February 26, 2015 - 9:05am

Customer Service and Relations instructor Laura Loy. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

According to an American Express survey, 78 percent of consumers have bailed on a transaction or not made an intended purchase because of a poor service experience.

In today’s competitive business climate, you can’t afford to lose business because of poor customer service. Learn what it takes to provide and maintain quality customer service through UNM-LA’s upcoming Customer Service class.

The class is 10-11:30 a.m.

Get A Bachelor's Degree In Los Alamos: Information Meeting Noon to 2 P.M. Thursday

on February 25, 2015 - 7:56pm