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Military Order Of The World Wars Meets Nov. 21

on November 17, 2017 - 7:26am
MOWW News:
 
This month’s meeting of the Military Order of the World Wars is Tuesday, Nov. 21. The speaker is Commander Brian Gauck, the new commander of the Los Alamos High School NJROTC unit. He will provide an overview of his research on friendships formed by USAFA graduates.
 
The meeting is at the Los Alamos Research Park in the 2nd floor conference room. The Los Alamos Research Park building is west of the fire station.
 
Parking is available east of the fire station (accessible from the southbound lane of the Los Alamos Canyon Bridge) or east of the Research Park building

New Mexico Makes Substantial Strides In Engaging Parents About Their Child’s Early Reading

on November 16, 2017 - 7:38am
STATE News:
 
SANTA FE  More parents and families than ever before are being notified of their students’ early reading progress. Two years ago, only 8 percent of families were notified mid-year when their child was reading below grade level. This past year, that number jumped to 57 percent.
 
Although more families were informed, only a fraction of them were given the option at the end of the year to provide their children with an additional year of instruction.

NEA-NM Statement On PED Early Literacy Report

on November 15, 2017 - 2:08pm
Betty Patterson, NEA-NM President
 
NEA-NM News:
 
Responding to New Mexico Public Education Department Secretary-Designate Statements Regarding to Retention of NM students, Betty Patterson, NEA-NM President, issued the following statement:
 
As educators deeply committed to student success, our members and the districts they work for are providing reading interventions including extra reading classes to improve these skills. If a student is really trying and can’t achieve at their grade level, then testing to find problem areas is more successful than retention.
 
Many students were

LAHS Key Club Family Fun Night Friday

on November 15, 2017 - 10:54am

UNM-LA Presents Gift To Pat Soran

on November 15, 2017 - 7:25am

At the UNM-Los Alamos Advisory Board meeting Nov. 13, UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney presented Advisory Board member Pat Soran with a ceramic vase created by instructor Barb Yarnell in appreciation for the ceremonial mace, which Soran provided to the college for the May 2017 graduation. Soran created the mace, incorporating a unique UNM-LA symbol provided by instructor Skip Canfield. The mace, a traditional symbol of university scholarship and integrity, is used by higher education institutions for graduation and other special ceremonies. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Gravitational Waves And Dark Matter At Planetarium

on November 15, 2017 - 5:46am
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center Planetarium has a special gravitational wave planetarium show planned for at 7 p.m. Nov. 17, and the full-dome film Dark Matter Mystery is screening at 2 p.m. Nov. 18 and 19.
 
These shows are organized by the Pajarito Environmental Education Education Center (PEEC), and the Friday show is expected to sell out.
 
During the special November 17th show, astrophysicist Dr.

San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter Barbara Gonzales Speaks At UNM-LA Wednesday

on November 14, 2017 - 3:16pm

San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter Barbara Gonzales. Courtesy/Derek Gonzales

UNM-LA News:

The public is invited to hear San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter Barbara Gonzales speak at 10 a.m., Wednesday in the library at UNM-Los Alamos.

Gonzales, the great-granddaughter of Maria Martinez, is known for intricately carved red, black and polychrome bowls, inlaid coral and turquoise and her “good luck spider” motif.

She will talk about the historical aspects of her pottery, the ancestral lands on which Los Alamos is located and her life experiences. She also plans to demonstrate how she builds a pot.

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