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Quorum Notice: LAPS School Board May Attend AdvancED Exit Conference

on November 5, 2017 - 6:53am

LAPS Quorum Notice:

Members of the Los Alamos School Board may attend the AdvancED Exit Conference at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 8 in the Administrative Offices, School Board Room at  2101 Trinity Dr., Suite V.

A Quorum may be present, however, no action will be taken.

LAHS Alumni Esteban Abeyta Wins SACNAS Award

on November 5, 2017 - 6:49am

LAHS graduate Esteban Abeyta wins SACNAS award for his outstanding contribution and research presentation in Biochemistry. Courtesy photo

Staff Report

Los Alamos High School 2015 graduate Esteban Abeyta was one of 117 graduate and undergraduate underrepresented minority students honored with a Presentation award for their research and presentation skills at the 2017 National Diversity in STEM Conference. His particular award was for outstanding contribution and research presentation in the Biochemistry category.

The awards, presented by the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and

LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry Has Died

on November 4, 2017 - 12:12pm

LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry delivering the commencement address to the 2014 graduating class. Photo by Salvador Zapien/

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Kurt Steinhaus sent the following letter to LAPS staff and administrators this morning regarding the death overnight of beloved teacher Joy Handsberry who lost her battle with cancer:

Warm Memories of Joy Handsberry, Teacher and Friend

It is with a heavy heart that I ask for a moment of silence to remember our dear colleague Joy Handsberry. Surrounded by family and friends, Joy passed away last night.

Europe 2018 Selling Coffee Again!

on November 4, 2017 - 8:08am
Last year's Europe 2017 tour. Courtesy photo
Love fresh-roasted coffee? Want to help local students have a global educational travel experience? 
Graduating seniors are selling tasty coffee to cover some of the costs of their educational tour of historical and cultural sites in Italy and Germany. All coffee is kosher, certified organic, Fair Trade certified, and fresh-roasted after our local order is placed.  
Coffee is $13 for a 10 oz. bag and can be ordered whole bean or ground, in French Roast, Dark Roast, Medium Roast, and Decaf.

Bird Walk In Lower Water Canyon With Joe Fitzgibbon

on November 4, 2017 - 7:58am
Black-throated gray warbler. Photo by Selvi Viswanathan
PEEC News:
One of the best ways to begin bird watching is by looking for the birds you see and hear every day. At 7 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 19, join longtime Los Alamos resident and bird watcher Joe Fitzgibbon for hike in Lower Water Canyon.
This is the perfect opportunity for adults and children who can hike up to five miles to get outside and admire local species of birds. Sightings may include the Black-throated gray warbler and Hepatic tanager. This program is organized by Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC).

Nonprofit Accounting Event At ProjectY Nov. 14

on November 4, 2017 - 7:57am
LACF News:
The Los Alamos Community Foundation is sponsering a free talk by local accountant Dennis Kennedy on accounting for nonprofits 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 14 at projectY cowork at 150 Central Park Square in Los Alamos.
The session covers:
  • Financial Reporting Changes (Net Assets);
  • Revenue Recognition;
  • Internal Controls for Small Entities; and
  • Fundraising Policies and Procedures.
There will be an open discussion throughout the presentation. To register for the event, click here

Nature Center Talk: The Lesser Prairie-Chicken

on November 4, 2017 - 7:45am
Andy Lawrence releasing a Lesser prairie-chicken. Courtesy photo
PEEC News:
What can an often-overlooked bird reveal about grassland health? At 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, ecologist Andy Lawrence will discuss the life history, ecological relationships, and conservation efforts of Lesser prairie-chickens, important indicators of grassland habitat.
This special presentation at the Los Alamos Nature Center is free thanks to support from Wild Birds Unlimited.
New Mexico State University PhD candidate, Andy Lawrence, will discuss the life history, ecological relationships, and