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LAHS Gridiron And NJROTC Sell Homecoming Mums

on September 13, 2017 - 3:20pm

Los Alamos High School Homecoming Mum. Courtesy photo

 

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School Gridiron and NJROTC Booster Clubs are selling Homecoming Mums this year. The mums are a longstanding tradition in Southern and Eastern New Mexico and come in two forms, a corsage to pin on or a garter to be worn on the arm or leg.

“Where I’m from in Southern New Mexico, guys give them to the girls they ask to the homecoming dance. Sometimes they ask their mothers or sisters to make them for them. Guys wear the garters on their arms.

Seeking Judges And Community Support For Local Speech & Debate Tournament Sept. 23

on September 13, 2017 - 12:50pm
LAHS News:
 
The Los Alamos High School Hilltalkers and the Los Alamos Middle School Hawktalkers speech and debate teams will be hosting the “Peak Debate Tournament” Saturday, Sept. 23, at Los Alamos High School.
 
The Peak Tournament marks the first debate tournament of the 2017-2018 season and will be attended by over 100 students from across New Mexico. Los Alamos High School coach Margo Batha and Los Alamos Middle School coach Sherri Bublitz are seeking volunteers to judge debate rounds or donate food to feed visiting coaches and volunteer judges.
 
Approximately one hundred judges

FSN Annual Lucky Ducky Day Carnival Sept. 23

on September 13, 2017 - 12:47pm
FSN News:
 
Family Strengths Network is having its Annual Lucky Ducky Day Carnival event 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3540 Orange St. and inviting the whole community to attend.
 
The day is filled with free events with the exception of the Rubber Ducky Races in which people purchase rubber ducks for $5 each and race them down the large grass front yard on rain gutter tracks (unlimited play) and can win chances at raffle prices each time their duck wins.
 
There also will be bounce houses, carnival games, a scavenger hunt, balloon animals, face painting, crafts and much more.

SFCC: Hablando de Nosotros―Talking About Ourselves Sept. 26

on September 13, 2017 - 7:11am
SFCC News:
 
Join Santa Fe Community College’s Center for Diversity and Integrated Learning (CDIL) and the Higher Education Center (HEC) for a community conversation series exploring individual and collective definitions and relationships to Hispanic identities.
 
The next conversation in the series is "Hablando de Nosotros: Talking About Ourselves" 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26 at the HEC (1950 Siringo Rd.) with the topic Code-Switching.
 
For more information contact CDIL Coordinator Emily Stern, thecenter@sfcc.edu or 505.428.1467.

Flexible Seating For Students In Los Alamos Schools

on September 13, 2017 - 4:50am

Meagon Fiengo’s 6th grade classroom. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

One of the Los Alamos Public Schools improvements for this school year is expanding the number and variety of flexible seating options in elementary schools. These options are designed to improve student focus and increase learning. Choice-based seating can even change the classroom into a student-driven learning environment that fosters collaboration and independence.

Some of these innovative ideas emerged when 5th-grade teacher Nicole McGrane led a series of Lunch Box discussions for Barranca teachers.

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New Mexico Wildlife Center Open House Oct. 7-8

on September 13, 2017 - 4:27am

Scott Oscar presents a talk about owls. Courtesy/NMWC

Melissa Sol talks about birds. Courtesy/NMWC

NMWC News:

The New Mexico Wildlife Center invites the public to its annual Open House 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 7-8 at 19 Wheat St. in Espanola.

Activities include:

  • Live Animal Demonstrations;
  • Owl Pellet Dissection and Kids’ Art Activities;
  • Tour the Rehabilitation Hospital Unit (free if you bring a wish list item*);
  • Silent Auction;
  • New Displays and Photo Opportunities; and
  • Refreshments.

Although there is no charge for the event, there is a suggested donation of $5 per vehicle for parking.

SFCC Hosts College Night Oct. 4

on September 13, 2017 - 3:33am
SFCC News:
 
Start planning your academic future! Meet with college representatives from across the state and the country and pick up information on financial aid, support services and academic programs 6-8 p.m. Wednesday Oct. 4 at SFCC's William C. Witter Fitness Education Center, 6401 Richards Ave. in Santa Fe.
 
College Night is free and no registration is required. For more than 20 years, SFCC has proudly hosted this event as part of its ongoing commitment to the community.
 
High school and prospective college students, their families and community members get firsthand information

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