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School District Budget Discussions Underway

on April 24, 2014 - 11:30am
LAPS CFO John Wolfe speaks to the audience at the School Board Budget Discussion held Wednesday at the Topper Theater. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Public Schools CFO John Wolfe presented a budget overview at the School Board Budget Discussion Wednesday night in the Topper Theater at Los Alamos High School.

The purpose of the meeting was to present a preliminary budget overview and gather input from the community and from school staff.

The budget picture looks a bit brighter than last year for the Los Alamos Public

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LAHS's Cole Kendrick Four-time Finalist in New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge

on April 24, 2014 - 9:15am

Cole Kendrick of Los Alamos High School with his poster describing his work during finalist presentations Monday. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

The dynamic duo of Eli Echt-Wilson and Albert Zuo from La Cueva High in Albuquerque, proposed a unique model that simulates deciduous tree growth at the level of individual branches and leaves based on underlying biological processes. Their project, called Modeling Tree Growth and Resource Use with Applications won the top award at the 24th New Mexico Supercomputing Challenge Tuesday at Los Alamos National Laboratory.

“The goal of the yearlong event is

'Jump for Joy' Jump-o-thon to Raise Funds for LAHS Teacher's Cancer Treatment

on April 24, 2014 - 8:50am
Joy Handsberry
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School students will “Jump for Joy” (Joy Handsberry that is) from 7:30 a.m. Friday to 7:30 a.m. Saturday to raise funds for the Los Alamos High School math teacher’s chemotherapy treatment for ovarian cancer.

Students will jump around the clock in 1.5-hour shifts in a bouncy house set up on the lawn of LAHS. Chaperones will be on hand throughout the event, including the night shift. More than 40 students have signed up so far, event organizer Emma Lathrop said.

Lathrop is a senior at LAHS. “Ms.

Join a 'Great Conversation' at Upcoming LAPS Foundation Fundraiser: Part Two

on April 24, 2014 - 7:37am

LAPSF News:

Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and conversations led by 12 interesting and knowledgeable leaders. All of the conversation leaders are locally or regionally known. 

The event raises funds for the projects of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

This is the second in a series of four about the planned conversations.

“The LAPS Foundation is pleased these fascinating speakers will join us this year to provide some lively conversations,” LAPSF Director Joanna

Ground Is Broken On New Nature Center

on April 23, 2014 - 12:30pm

During a special ceremony Tuesday, current and past county councilors, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Lujan and officials from the Pajarito Environmental Education Center, broke ground on the County's new Nature Center on Canyon Road. PEEC will operate the new center. Read the full story and see more photos from the event later today in the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Community members turned out for Tuesday's groundbreaking ceremony for the new Nature Center on Canyon Road. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Don’t Miss the 14th Annual Earth Day Festival at PEEC Saturday May 3

on April 23, 2014 - 9:59am

Clan Tynker to perform again at the 14th Annual Earth Day Festival. Courtesy photo

The Hillstompers delight at the 2013 Earth Day Festival. Courtesy photo

PEEC News:

PEEC’s signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival now in its 14th year, will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 3 at the PEEC nature center at 3540 Orange St. Join this free community event for entertainment, food, activities, information booths and fun for all ages.

Clan Tynker, a world-renowned "Vaudeville" style Circus group out of Santa Fe, will perform at the Earth Day festival again this year.

Community Discussion on Student Stress Thursday

on April 23, 2014 - 9:00am

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

When the community showing of the documentary, “A Race to Nowhere” took place in March, the organizer, Los Alamos High School student Tessa Snyder was thrilled with the turnout. The film deals with student stress.

“My goal was 100, so to have close to 200 was so exciting,” she said.

Snyder said that she hopes many of those in attendance will return to a follow up event to discuss how to initiate community change. The event is 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Jeannette O. Wallace Lecture Hall (Building 5) on the UNM-Los Alamos campus.

After the documentary was

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LAFSE Hosts 'Meet & Greets' Monday for Gubernatorial Candidate Howie Morales

on April 23, 2014 - 8:52am

LAFSE News:

The Los Alamos Federation of School Employees (LAFSE) will hold a "meet and greet" for its endorsed gubernatorial candidate, Sen. Howie Morales 4-5:30 p.m. Monday, April 28 at the Los Alamos High School Speech Theater.

A reception will follow, hosted by LAFSE President Ellen Mills and Karyl Ann Armbruster, former LAFSE president, 6-7:30 p.m. at Armbruster's home at 605 Totavi to allow additional opportunity to meet Morales. Refreshments will be served.

Morales grew up in Silver City.

Community Invited to Thursday Dinner to Help LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry's Battle With Cancer

on April 22, 2014 - 9:17am
Joy Handsberry, left, with fellow LAHS math teacher Judy Nekimken at a LAHS anti-smoking event in March. Nekimken is one of the organizers of upcoming events to support Hansberry in her battle with cancer. Photo by Bernadette Lauritzen

By BERNADETTE LAURITZEN

Thursday, members of the Los Alamos High School Key Club and the Kiwanis Club of Los Alamos will host a dinner to raise money for LAHS math teacher Joy Handsberry, as she undergoes chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

The fundraiser is 5:30-7:30 p.m., Thursday at the Christian Church, 92 East Road.

UNM-LA Board to Discuss Student Housing Options

on April 22, 2014 - 9:02am

UNM-LA News:

The UNM Los Alamos Advisory Board will meet at 5:30 p.m., Thursday in the Student Center Lecture Hall.

The Board will discuss the status of the UNM-LA student housing and redevelopment/renovation options.

The meeting is open to the public.

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NDI NM Students Bring Broadway to Northern N.M.

on April 22, 2014 - 8:08am
NDI NM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE—Celebrating its 20th year in 2014, National Dance Institute of New Mexico (NDI New Mexico) will showcase the talent and discipline of more than 570 public school students in nine Northern New Mexico elementary schools, with an end of the year performance titled, “Broadway Bound!” May 15-16.Tickets are now on sale.
 
“Broadway Bound!” is a celebration of the magic of Broadway musicals. Students will perform songs and dances from dozens of great Broadway shows, which share NDI New Mexico’s messages of teamwork, perseverance, and self-confidence.
 
Performances

Applications Open for Jonathan Sherman Spradling Memorial Scholarships

on April 22, 2014 - 7:53am

Jonathan Sherman Spradling. Courtesy/NMCF

NMCF News:

New Mexico Community Foundation has announced that applications are now open for the Jonathan Sherman Spradling Memorial Scholarships for fall semester 2014.

Four awards of $1,000 each are available to New Mexico high school seniors who plan to attend a post high school educational institution in New Mexico. Students must have attended an eligible New Mexico high school and have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0.

Application deadline is 5 p.m., April 30. For application information, click here or contact Paula Doane at

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Executive Session Added to Thursday's School Board Agenda

on April 21, 2014 - 4:11pm

LAPS News:

The School Board has scheduled a Special School Board Meeting 5 p.m. Thursday April 24 at Pinon Elementary School in the library.

An Execultive Session has been added to the agenda of the meeting. After the Executive Session is adjourned, the School Board will go into the School Board Work Session.

The agenda includes: Approval of Agenda, Public Comment, Budget Update and Pinon Report. The meeting is open to the public.

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Education 101: Now is Time to Talk Class Size

on April 20, 2014 - 11:58am
Education 101: Now is Time to Talk Class Size
By Save Our Schools Los Alamos

On Wednesday April 23, the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration will hold a community meeting to discuss a number of issues, including expected class size for the next school year. 

The meeting is scheduled for 5pm in the Topper Theater at the High School. Class size is a major variable in education financing and is an issue that merits a robust discussion between LAPS and the community. 

Save Our Schools Los Alamos was created last fall after unusually large classes were formed in several elementary schools.

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Kristen Haertling is Rotary Student of the Month

on April 20, 2014 - 11:32am
Rotary Student of the Month Kirsten Haertling is joined at Tuesday's awards ceremony by her parents Mike and Trudy Haertling, center, and Rotary Student Scholarship Chair Alison Pannell. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By LINDA HULL
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

Kristen Haertling, a senior at Los Alamos High School (LAHS), was recently honored as Rotary Student of the Month. Haertling is the daughter of Mike and Trudy Haertling, and sister of Sherri and Daniel.

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos selects one student each month of the school year to honor as a Student of the Month.

Take Wing With PEEC and Win Private Flight Over Los Alamos!

on April 20, 2014 - 9:37am

PEEC News:

Here’s your chance to fly! Enter a raffle to “take wing” from Los Alamos Airport over the beautiful Jemez Mountains, Rio Grande Valley, Los Alamos, and other points of interest for up to an hour with experienced local pilot Robert Gibson.

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is selling raffle tickets through May 3, and proceeds of the raffle will help fund indoor and outdoor exhibits for the new Los Alamos County Nature Center.

The wiinning ticket will be drawn at PEEC’s 14th Annual Earth Day Festival, which runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Major Fun Underway At Today's 2014 LAYL Wild Day

on April 19, 2014 - 1:30pm

Today is the Los Alamos Youth Leadership's 2014 Wild Day LA event at Los Alamos High School. LAYL hosts Wild Day LA once a year for Kindergarten through 6th grade students and includes art, outdoor activities, team challenges and spending time with youth mentors. LAYL is a youth leadership program for high school students, which begins in August and ends in April of each year. Students build relationships with family and friends, and increase their confidence. Teams design, plan and implement projects that benefit the community throughout the year. Click here to learn more.

School Board Discusses Budget Thursday

on April 19, 2014 - 11:47am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Board of Education has scheduled a School Board Work Session for 5 p.m. Thursday, April 24 in the Piñon Elementary School Library in White Rock. 

School Board members are scheduled to discuss the schools' annual budget and a report on Piñon School.

The meeting is open to the public.

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Dinner Thursday Benefits LAHS Teacher Joy Handsberry in Her Battle With Cancer

on April 19, 2014 - 9:35am

Joy Handsbery

Staff Report

A benefit dinner for Los Alamos High School teacher Joy Handsberry is 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 24 at the Christian Church on East Road.

Handsberry is undergoing chemotherapy for ovarian cancer.

The dinner includes pasta, salad, cookies and homemade dessert. There is no set fee, but donations are requested.

Join a 'Great Conversation' at Upcoming LAPS Foundation Fundraiser

on April 18, 2014 - 9:23am

LAPSF News:

Great Conversations is an afternoon of delicious appetizers and desserts and conversations led by 12 interesting and knowledgeable leaders. All of the conversation leaders are locally or regionally known. 

The event raises funds for the projects of the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation and is 2-5 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Los Alamos High School, 1300 Diamond Dr.

This is the first in a series of four about the planned conversations.

“The LAPS Foundation is pleased these fascinating speakers will join us this year to provide some lively conversations.” LAPSF Director Joanna

Public Invited to LAPS Budget Discussion Wednesday

on April 18, 2014 - 8:04am

LAPS CFO John Wolfe. File photo

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools (LAPS) invites the Los Alamos community to a discussion on the LAPS Fiscal Year 15 (FY15) budget at 5 p.m., April 23 in the Topper Theater at the Los Alamos High School. 

The discussion will address the FY15 NM Public Schools funding bill recently signed by the governor and requirements of the legislation to fund predetermined staff pay raise percentages, medical benefit premium increases, and retirement fund contribution increases; other known LAPS district cost increases not included in the legislation will be

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14 Years in the Making, Nature Center Becomes a Reality: Public Invited to Groundbreaking April 22

on April 18, 2014 - 7:59am

Rendering of the new Los Alamos County Nature Center. The groundbreaking ceremony is 4 p.m., April 22. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

The Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has grown from humble beginnings, when a dozen citizens gathered around a dining room table to dream about ways to celebrate the natural world of Los Alamos.

PEEC’s inception took place on Earth Day in 2000 and since then, the people of Los Alamos have made PEEC a home for nature on the Pajarito Plateau.

Meet PEEC Volunteer Sue Watts

on April 18, 2014 - 7:20am
Sue Watts
PEEC Featured Volunteer

Sue Watts has spent a good part of her adult life working as a volunteer for organizations ranging from Girl Scouts of America to an urban community center in Birmingham, Ala., to Stephen Ministries.

In her work with the Girl Scouts, she helped girls and adults to develop their appreciation of nature, to look deeper and to see natural things that they might not otherwise see. In addition, she taught many leaders how to take troops camping and trekking on long trips.

When family brought her to Los Alamos, Sue was able to transfer her passion and experience

LAPS Prevention Office Works With MADD Against Underage Drinking

on April 18, 2014 - 7:00am

LAPS News:

This week, the Los Alamos Public Schools Prevention Office hosted Mothers Against Drunk Drivers for some community education opportunities with more planned for next week.

Selena Hardy, a 2003 Los Alamos High School graduate and a program specialist for MADD-NM was on hand Tuesday and Wednesday with presentations for parents and hands on activities for youth.

Hardy shared her message about the program and trained school staff for an upcoming project to be done with local businesses. Ben Lewinger, the state executive director for MADD has been in the non-profit sector for 14

Luján Visits UNM-LA on STEM Tour

on April 17, 2014 - 1:19pm
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján toured the UNM-LA campus Tuesday as part of his STEM Tour of northern New Mexico. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, right, talks with robotics students about their projects at UNM-LA Tuesday. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico's Third District visited UNM-Los Alamos Tuesday as part of a STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) Tour of northern New Mexico.

Luján met with students and educators and to discuss the need to encourage

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