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Lunch With A Leader Sept. 19

on September 12, 2017 - 8:02am
LWV News:
The League of Women Voters presents their monthly community event, Lunch with a Leader at 11:45 a.m. Sept. 19 in Mesa Library.
Their guest speakers will be Jennifer Sublett and Lynn Bjorkland from the US Forest Service. They will be discussing the Forest Service - its history, management, goals. budget, etc. This information will help the League with their study regarding the transfer of federal public land to NM.
Jennifer is currently a District Volunteer Coordinator in the recreation and trails program with the SF National Forest.

CIR: Enforcing The Broken Border Sept. 18

on September 12, 2017 - 6:53am
Former NM Attorney General Gary King
CIR News:
Join the Santa Fe Council on International Relations at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18 at La Posada, 330 E. Palace Ave., in Santa Fe for an intimate conversation between two former Attorneys General, describing their work in enforcing the border against the Mexican drug cartels. 
Former Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard
Terry Goddard (AZ) will talk about his work in, among other things, stopping the flow of laundered drug money into the U.S.; Gary King (NM) will discuss his work in training Mexican prosecutors to litigate the

LAPS Announces Second Session Of Healthy Schools Initiative Community Book Read

on September 11, 2017 - 4:24pm
LAPS News:
The LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative invites parents, teachers, and community members to join the second session of our Community Book Read sponsored by 100+ Women Who Care, the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation, and Zia Credit Union.
The first session was held last Spring and provided a welcomed venue for exchanging ideas and building mutual support. More than fifty people participated and the response was overwhelmingly positive.
An LAPS parent offered this feedback, “I really enjoyed these conversations.

UNM-LA Faculty Wears College Day Shirts

on September 11, 2017 - 9:52am

UNM-Los Alamos faculty, staff and students sported college t-shirts for the annual College/Military Day last week in Los Alamos. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

LAHS Freshman Parent Night Thursday

on September 11, 2017 - 9:43am
LAHS News:
Freshman Parent Night begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 14 at Topper Freshman Academy/Los Alamos High School in the Speech Theater.
“Freshman year is all about changes, which lead to a lot of questions,” explained Jill Gonzales, Topper Freshman Academy principal. “Freshman Parent Night is a great opportunity to get answers to any lingering questions parents may have about the transition to Topper Freshman Academy and high school.” 
Michelle Harrison, Topper Freshman Academy counselor, will also be on hand to offer more information.
Topics to be covered at Freshmen

AFT New Mexico Responds To Release Of PED’s Teacher Evaluation Ratings

on September 11, 2017 - 9:30am
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement:

“The New Mexico Public Education Department has released their annual teacher evaluation ratings, and already, educators are reporting inaccurate, incomplete, or missing data from their evaluations. Sadly, these errors on the part of the NM PED will continue to be used to blame New Mexico’s public educators for the shortcomings and failed promises of seven years of so-called PED ‘reforms’ under Hanna Skandera, and now, Christopher Ruszkowski.
“Let’s be clear – the

SFCC Tennis Tournament Sept. 22, 23, & 24

on September 11, 2017 - 7:21am
SFCC News:
SFCC Tennis Tournament, mens and womens singles, mens and womens doubles and mixed doubles first rounds will start at 5 p.m., Friday Sept. 22. at Santa Fe Community College’s William C. Witter Fitness Education Center (FEC), 6401 Richards Ave.
Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 23 and 24, the rounds will start at 8:30 a.m. Participants must be at least 16 years of age with a 3.5 rating or lower.
Registration fees are $25 per person for individual events and $15 per person for doubles. Register at the FEC by Wed., Sept. 20.
For more information, call 505.428.1291.