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PEEC Gift Shop Provides Bounty To Nature Lovers

on November 24, 2017 - 12:14pm
PEEC volunteers are all set for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo


Since 2000, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has offered a multitude of programs to help Los Alamos residents get outside to explore and learn about the natural world around them.

Marketing Manager Sandra West said, “A dozen citizens with a dream to share the wonders of nature with their community started PEEC in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2005 that PEEC was able to operate out of a central space in an old LAPS building.

Triple LAPS Foundation Donations On #GivingTuesday!

on November 24, 2017 - 11:46am

Chamisa 5th graders receive copies of the book ‘Wonder’ from the LAPS Foundation. Courtesy photo

Students are eager to start reading the book ‘Wonder’. Courtesy photo


The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation has just announced that Lou Santoro State Farm Insurance has generously offered to match all donations to the LAPS Foundation, up to $5,000, between now and Dec.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At UNM-Los Alamos

on November 24, 2017 - 10:28am
UNM-Los Alamos students Selena Archuleta, left, and Lydia Gurule have worked for two years at the college. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Barranca Students Express Why They Are Thankful

on November 23, 2017 - 9:43am

Barranca Mesa Elementary School students share their reasons for feeling thankful this Thanksgiving. Second grader Jaden Sauer says, 'I'm thankful for having a roof over my head because if I didn't you would have to be sleeping in the cold wind at night.' Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Barranca Mesa Elementary School second grader Owen Delorey says, 'I am thankful for my mom because if she wasn't alive I wouldn't exist.' Photo by Maire O'Neill/

Barranca Mesa Elementary School second grader Braxton Porter says, 'The thankful stuff is what you love the most in your life

Steinhaus Shares Letter On LAPS Follow-up From Tuesday Bank Robbery In White Rock

on November 22, 2017 - 4:02pm
By Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus
Los Alamos Public Schools

Dear Parents and LAPS Employees,

As follow-up to yesterday’s events following a bank robbery in White Rock, it is comforting to know that all students and staff are safe and there were no injuries.  Thanksgiving holiday has new meaning this year! 

Here is information from today’s debrief.  Please feel free to send any additional reflections or suggestions for improvement.

First, I extend sincere appreciation to parents for your patience and understanding.

Alert: In coordination With Police Department, All LAPS Students Will Be Released At Normal Time Today

on November 21, 2017 - 3:01pm

News Alert:

In coordination with the Los Alamos Police Department, all Los Alamos Public School students will be released at their normal time today.

  There will be no buses from the High School or Middle School to White Rock. Parents of MS and HS students, please pick your student up at their school. 

Parents of Chamisa and Pinon elementary school students in White Rock are asked to go to their child's school, come prepared to show ID, report to the office, and follow instructions for release of your children.

 Students will only be released to an approved adult.

Alert: Man Robbed LANB In White Rock Today ... Remains At Large ... Area Schools In Lockdown

on November 21, 2017 - 12:35pm

News Alert:

Preliminary reports indicate that a man robbed the Los Alamos National Bank today in White Rock, that shots were fired outside, no reports of injuries.

The robber is on the loose and Los Alamos Public Schools has placed both Chamisa and Pinon elementary schools in White Rock on lockdown to keep students and staff safe while police hunt down the robber.

The suspect is described as a white male wearing all black clothes including a black hoodie and cap with the letters DC on it. He is considered armed and dangerous. DO NOT approach any suspects.