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PEEC Receives Outstanding Environmental Education Organization Award From EEANM

on November 17, 2017 - 8:48am
PEEC is one of five award recipients at this year’s Environmental Literacy Summit, and received the only award given to an organization. PEEC educators Denise Matthews and Siobhan Niklasson are fifth and sixth from the left. Courtesy photo
 
PEEC News:
 
The Environmental Education Association of New Mexico (EEANM) bestowed its first Outstanding Environmental Education Organization Award on the Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) of Los Alamos.
 
Siobhan Niklasson, PEEC’s Director of Education, accepted the award last Thursday, Nov.

UC Board Of Regents Votes To Bid On LANL Contract

on November 17, 2017 - 8:03am

University of California News:

 

The University of California Board of Regents voted Thursday to authorize a bid for the $2.2 billion Los Alamos National Laboratory management and operations contract, which begins in October 2018.

The 10-campus UC has been involved with the Lab since the 1940s and since 2006, has been part of the LANS, LLC consortium, which holds the M&O contract.

A statement, issued by UC Regent Ellen Tauscher and UC Vice President for National Laboratories Kimberly Budil following the vote, said UC is committed to assembling a proposal that upholds LANL’s “long

La Fonda Del Bosque Restaurant Now Open At National Hispanic Cultural Center In Albuquerque

on November 17, 2017 - 7:52am
La Fonda del Bosque serves a menu featuring New Mexican comfort foods. Courtesy photo
 
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) has announced that La Fonda del Bosque restaurant is now open 9-11:30 a.m. for pastries and coffee and 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for lunch, Tuesday through Saturday in the NHCC History and Literary Arts Building at 1701 4th Street SW in Albuquerque.
 
The restaurant is owned and operated by Stefani Mangrum, chef and owner of City Treats Catering & Parties.
 
La Fonda del Bosque serves a menu featuring New Mexican comfort foods with a

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

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