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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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Basket Ball Reeling Robot Earns Local Students 'Top-seeded Rookie Team' Trophy

on March 29, 2012 - 11:39pm

A robot makes a basket. Photo by Laura Fraser

By Bonnie Gordon

Team 4153 from Los Alamos High School recently traveled to the regional portion for the FIRST Robotics Competition in Salt Lake.

The Team, named Project Y after the government name for Los Alamos during the Manhattan Project, came home with high honors.

Ben Schilling, left, and Nate Phillips drive the robot. Photo by Laura Fraser

The team and their hoop shooting robot made it through the quarter finals and on to the semi finals, where they weren't eliminated until the final round.

They finished 14thout of 44, an amazing

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Prevention Today for a Healthier Tomorrow

on March 28, 2012 - 7:53am

FAMILY YMCA News

The Family YMCA is offering free Diabetes Prevention Classes. The class is on Tuesdays from April 3rd through May 8th from 11:00 to 11:45 am. Pre-registration at the Family YMCA is required at least 48 hours prior to the session. Classes will be held at the Y’s Administrative offices located behind the Urgent Care Center on 15th and Trinity

The following topics will be covered:

  • What is Type 2 diabetes?
  • Signs and symptoms of type 2 diabetes.
  • What does having pre-diabetes mean?
  • What are the risk factors?
  • How you can reduce your risk of getting type 2 diabetes.
  • Making lifestyle

Los Alamos Public Schools Citizens Review Committee Formed

on March 28, 2012 - 7:16am

LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS News

A Citizens Review Committee was formed to review the status of the school referendum and bond projects.  This committee met for the first time on March 21, 2012. As part of their work, the committee will verify whether the school district accomplished what it set out to accomplish in its plans that were presented to the public.

The committee, which serves in an advisory role, will report periodically to the Los Alamos Public Schools Board.

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Diabetes Alert Day

on March 26, 2012 - 11:45pm

THE FAMILY YMCA News

Tuesday, March 27 is Diabetes Alert Day, and the Family YMCA wants residents of Los Alamos and the surrouding areas to be aware of their risk for prediabetes and type 2 diabetes and the preventative steps they can take today to reduce that risk. Currently, nearly 26 million Americans have diabetes and a staggering 79 million people have prediabetes, a condition where blood glucose is elevated, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes.

While the nation’s struggle with obesity and type 2 diabetes is well chronicled, the amount of people with prediabetes is a

Taiji as Spiritual Practice

on March 26, 2012 - 10:00pm

TAIJI News

Beginning in April, the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos will offer a series of eight Saturday morning Taiji (T’ai Chi) classes to study the Yang Style 24 Forms. Classes will begin on Saturday, April 7th  from 11 AM to noon in Robinson Hall.

No previous experience is necessary. Classes will explore proper body alignment with coordination and flexibility exercises, and breathing techniques to cultivate the flow of Qi, or life energy. The primary focus of the class is to study the 24 Forms of the Taiji routine which can become a daily discipline of spiritual practice.

When Was the Last Time You Had a Great Conversation?

on March 26, 2012 - 9:53pm

LOS ALAMOS PUBLIC SCHOOLS FOUNDATION News

Great Conversations is an afternoon of appetizers and desserts and an in-depth conversation with a subject area expert. The 3rd Annual Great Conversations will take place on April 22nd from 2:00-4:30 p.m. at Los Alamos High School in the new building. Tickets are $50 per person and can be obtained by filling out a registration form available at http://lapsfoundation.com/greatconversations.shtml

Your completed registration form and payment can be mailed to the Foundation office at 1900 Diamond Drive, Ste.

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