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Public Invited to Meet Raptors at PEEC Tuesday

on July 12, 2012 - 6:23am

PEEC News:

Angel, a Mississippi Kite from the Raptor Center.Courtesy/SFRC

The Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring beautiful birds of prey to PEEC at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday July 17, as part of the Summer Family Evenings series of programs. 

Summer Family Evenings are free for PEEC members, and this evening is just $5 per non-member family, which will be donated to the Raptor Center. 

Laura Swartz will bring variety of raptors to PEEC, including the Raptor Center’s newest educational bird, Angel.  

Angel is a Mississippi Kite.

Kiwanis Presents Scholarship to Ben Schilling

on July 11, 2012 - 8:10pm

The Kiwanis Club recently recognized Los Alamos High School graduating senior Ben Schilling pictured here with from left, his mother Lori , father Scott and Kiwanis Club President Kristy Keane. Schilling is attending New Mexico Tech in Socorro this fall to study mechanical engineering. He said that he had a great school experience at LAHS and when asked to name one positive item, he stated the students and teachers. When asked to name one issue he would like to see changed or improved at LAHS, Schilling stated that there should be more hands-on learning.

School Board Meets at Speech Theater Tonight

on July 10, 2012 - 8:58am

 

The Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education meets at 5:30 p.m., today in the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

Agenda items include a discussion of the recently released State "Report Cards" on the quality of Los Alamos schools, recommendations for landscaping and for the new bus loop at the high school, and an update on the Los Alamos Middle School and Aspen Elementary School construction projects.

The public is encouraged to attend.

 

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High School Bus Loop Plans Move Forward

on July 9, 2012 - 11:09pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos High School Bus Loop Committee met with the architect July 3 to review the high school bus loop option that will be presented to the School Board at the July 10 meeting.

This most recent iteration is slightly different than the options discussed at the work session June 28.

The most noticeable change is the addition of visitor/administrative parking on the corner of the bus loop that had been considered as a location to pile snow.

Anticipated costs will be provided as soon as available.

This newly revised option does the following: replaces the existing

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PED Releases School Report Card Grades

on July 9, 2012 - 7:36pm

New Mexico statewide distribution of school report card grades:

Courtesy/LAPS
 

LAPS News:

The New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) released school report card grades today across the state and Los Alamos Public Schools received high marks.

Four of the seven Los Alamos schools earned “A” grades and three earned “B” grades:

  • Barranca Mesa Elementary School – A
  • Los Alamos High School – A
  • Mountain Elementary School – A
  • Pinon Elementary School – A
  • Aspen Elementary School – B
  • Chamisa Elementary School – B
  • Los Alamos Middle School – B

“The high marks were reflective of the fine academic

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Boy Scout Troop 22 Completes Philmont Cavalcade

on July 9, 2012 - 6:44pm

Standing on top of Mount Baldy from left, Jonathan Osden, Matthew Davenport, Miles Barkley, Walter Barkley, Jack Barkley, Ben Shirey, Bridger Spearing, Alex Shirey, Robert Shirey, Brad Morley, Steven Calhoun, Devon McCleskey, Nick Greenfield and Dane Spearing. Courtesy Photo

Boy Scout Troop 22 of Los Alamos has completed the cavalcade at the Philmont high-adventure camp in Cimarron.

Eleven boys, aged 14 through 16 and three adults, spent eight days riding horseback through the rugged mountains of northeastern New Mexico near the Valle Vidal.

Starting at base camp, this group was often up

Column: Open Meeting Called Into Question

on July 9, 2012 - 7:20am
 
By Gene Schmidt
Los Alamos Superintendent of Schools

The Los Alamos School Board strives with great diligence to comply with the statutory rules for conduct of its open meetings in order to ensure transparency in government.

A Special Board meeting was held on May 24, 2012 to approve the 2012-13 Operating Budget.

At that meeting, the Board acted to amend the salary provisions of two collective bargaining agreements with existing school employee bargaining units in order to assure that employee contracts drafted at the end of the school year properly reflected the salaries authorized

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