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Three School Board Meetings Scheduled Next Week

on April 4, 2012 - 7:29am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos School Board has scheduled a Special Meeting for 11 a.m. Monday, April 9 at 2075 Trinity Dr., Suite V to hear a presentation by Dr. Peter Goldschmidt from the Public Education Department on the A-F school grading system.

The Los Alamos School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 10 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

The Los Alamos School Board also is meeting at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, April 12 at the Coffee Booth to review board policies.

These meetings are open to the public.

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College Advisory Board to Review GO Bond

on April 4, 2012 - 7:25am

UNM-LA News:

UNM- Los Alamos Advisory Board is set to meet at 5:30 p.m., April 9 in the college lecture hall.

The board is scheduled to discuss the General Obligation (GO) Bond Election for November as well as UNM-LA student housing.

Presentations are scheduled for Paul Terp and Myron Koop on the ETEBA Scholarship.

The board will recognize the Robotics Team #4153 “Project-Y” for its recent competition in Utah.

Staff presentations include the UNM-LA Budget for FY13.

This meeting is open to the public.

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2012 New Mexico Press Women Conference Open to Public

on April 3, 2012 - 12:27pm

The 2012 New Mexico Press Women Conference is May 4-5 at the  Marriott Courtyard 3347 Cerrillos Road in Santa Fe

Program highlights:

  • Narrative Nonfiction: Truth in Storytelling.With biographer James McGrath Morris
  •  Real or Fake: Indian Arts at the Crossroads A news-making  discussion with  Indian jewelers and an expert from the Southwestern Association on Indian Arts
  •  Zia Awards Luncheon to acknowledge New Mexico's top women non-fiction authors
  • Social Media:  Are You Part of the Conversation?  Learns tips and trends from three experts
  • Re-inventing yourself for fun and profit with two women

A Taste of Russia is Coming to Los Alamos

on March 31, 2012 - 3:05pm
SAROV News:
 
St. Basil Cathedral, Moscow
 
A Taste of Russia benefit dinner sponsored by the Los Alamos - Sarov Sister City Initiative is set for later this week:
  • What: Enjoy dinner, a silent auction, youth performances and more
  • When: 6:30-9 p.m., Friday, April 27 
  • Where: La Vista Room at the Hilltop House Hotel
  • How Much: $50/Person; $400/Table - $25/Person (Tax Deductible)
  • Why: proceeds go toward the Youth Summer 2012 Trip to Sarov, Russia

Purchase tickets online at www.lasarov.org.

Rachel Carson Visits Los Alamos for a Chautauqua on April 18

on March 30, 2012 - 7:42pm

By Terry Foxx

Rachel Carson

Rachel Carson will make a special visit to Los Alamos at 7 p.m. Wednesday April 18 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center. 

This surprise appearance is in fact by Ann Beyke, who will be taking on Carson’s persona in a performance known as a Chautauqua. 

What’s so special about Carson’s view of the world?

Anyone who enjoyed a recent magical snowstorm that quickly dissolved into spring weather knows the charm of hearing the birds sing as new life emerges from fallow flowerbeds.

Can you image a spring without singing birds? Rachel Carson could.

Earth Day Is a Day to Recycle, Up-cycle and Reuse

on March 30, 2012 - 8:16am

PEEC News:

"Wise Fool" will help make puppets at this year's Earth Day Festival. Courtesy/PEEC

By Terry Foxx

The community-wide Earth Day Festival on April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is not only fun for children and adults but also reminds us to recycle, up-cycle, and reuse. 

This year we have two student-generated projects for recycling: collecting and contributing aluminum cans and a toy exchange. 

Bring aluminum beverage cans to the Earth Day Festival to help the Mountain School Green Team participate in a competition called The Great

School Makeup Day for Students and Staff is April 13

on March 30, 2012 - 7:47am

Los Alamos Public School News:

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gene Schmidt has announced that students and staff will be expected to report to school on April 13.

The day was built into the school calendar as a makeup day in the event of school closures due to snow.

Two school days, Dec. 5  and Dec. 12, 2011 were missed because of bad weather.



To make up for lost instructional time, students in grades K-12 are expected to attend for one half of the day on Friday, April 13.

Morning preschool will be held, but no afternoon preschool.

Instructional staff is asked to prepare a half-day

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