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LAHS Student Athletes Sign Letters Of Intent

on April 26, 2017 - 7:09pm

A ceremony today at Los Alamos High School honors student athletes Elena Abeyta, left, and Samantha Miller who signed letters of intent to compete at the college level. Photo by John McHale/

Elena Abeyta signed a letter of intent today to compete in Track & Field with Adams State in Alamosa, Colo. Photo by John McHale/

Samantha Miller signed a letter of intent today to compete in Rifle at UTEP in El Paso, Texas. Photo by John McHale/

LAHS Students Excel On National German Exams!

on April 26, 2017 - 6:49pm
Several of LAHS German teacher Anita Boshier's National German Exam students proudly show their medals and certificates! Courtesy photo
LAHS News:
Twenty six Los Alamos High School students from German level 3 and 4 earned medals in the 2016 National German Exam for High School Students. Twelve of those students won
gold medals and 11 students won silver medals.
Several LAHS German Exam students also won special recognition on the Presidential Honor Roll for outstanding performance.

Aspen’s K-Kids Help Eliminate Tetanus

on April 26, 2017 - 9:03am

Aspen Elementary School’s K-Kids just completed a week-long fundraiser for Project Eliminate. Courtesy photo

A chain with 555 links, each with a syringe graphic, was created and draped throughout the hallways of Aspen School giving a visual representation of how many moms and babies have been saved from the disease. Courtesy photo


Aspen Elementary School’s K-Kids just completed a week-long fundraiser for Project Eliminate – and initiative of Kiwanis International to help rid the world of the deadly disease tetanus.

Money was collected in classrooms every day for a week and

Letter To The Editor: A Broadway Experience In Los Alamos?

on April 26, 2017 - 8:40am
Los Alamos

When I was a kid, once a year my parents would take my sister and me to dinner and a show on New York’s Broadway. It is possible to do the same in Los Alamos! One can get a lunch or dinner before and head over to Duane Smith Auditorium to catch a show. 

The Olions is performing the musical Mary Poppins this last weekend. The musical uses a professional set, costumes and the actresses and actors are excellent singers and performers. So make an evening of it Los Alamos.

Catch show times at

It is

Young Poets Take Stage At White Rock Library Saturday

on April 26, 2017 - 8:32am

Some of the poets who will present their poems at 1 p.m. Saturday at the White Rock Branch Library on Sherwood Boulevard. Back row from left, Erica Keevama, Sara Lily Johnson, Angelie Baker, Santana Torrez, Jaymes Boe, Patrick Irish, Liam Johnson, Jessica Gallegos, Alexandra Timmermans and Philipa Chadwick. Front row from left, Allison Wagner, Malakai Coblentz, Logan Lathrop and Allison Thompson. Not pictured: Evan Oro, Ellie Hayward, Anna Niamh Short, Adriana Ortiz, Kilkee Flynn, Christina Montgomery, Akashanand Dighe, Daniel Castano and Robert Renfro. Courtesy photo



Los Alamos High School Sophomore Emily Jones Wins 2017 Congressional Art Competition

on April 26, 2017 - 7:52am

LAHS student Emily Jones with her winning art. Courtesy photo

From the Office of U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) announced Tuesday that Emily Jones, a sophomore at Los Alamos High school, is this year’s winner of the Congressional Art Competition.

Each spring, the Congressional Institute sponsors a nationwide high school visual art competition to recognize and encourage artistic talent in the nation and in each congressional district. Since the Artistic Discovery competition began in 1982, more than 650,000 high school students have participated.

NJROTC LCDR Wes Shumaker Announces Retirement

on April 26, 2017 - 7:51am
LCDR Wes Shumaker with his wife Jane, is retiring after 15 years at LAHS. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Los Alamos Daily Post

After 15 years, LCDR Wes Shumaker has announced his retirement as Senior Naval Science Instructor for the Los Alamos High School NJROTC program.

When Shumaker first came to LAHS in 2002, LCDR Dwight Rawls had been the Senior Naval Science Instructor (SNSI) for the previous three years. LCDR Hopkins had been the first SNSI and was in charge of the unit for many years.

LANL: Jaqueline L. Kiplinger To Receive Award For Pioneering Contributions To Chemistry

on April 26, 2017 - 7:49am

Jaqueline Kiplinger is the recipient of the 2017 Violet Diller Professional Excellence Award. Courtesy/LANL

LANL News:

  • Iota Sigma Pi society to recognize advances in uranium and thorium chemistry  

Jaqueline Kiplinger, Los Alamos National Laboratory Fellow within the Inorganic, Isotope and Actinide Chemistry Group, is the recipient of the 2017 Violet Diller Professional Excellence Award given triennially by Iota Sigma Pi (the National Honor Society of Women in Chemistry). The award recognizes contributions to chemistry that have had widespread significance to the scientific community or

Unique Collaboration Results In New UNM-LA Class Focusing On Federal Lands

on April 26, 2017 - 7:27am

Jeremy Sweat, Chief of Resource Management at Bandelier, will teach Introduction to Conservation and Land Management. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA

Bandelier National Monument. Courtesy photo

UNM-LA News:

This summer UNM-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) will offer a new one credit college course focusing on federal conservation and environmental policy.

LAPS Healthy Schools Initiative And JJAB Host SCREENAGERS: Growing Up In The Digital Age

on April 26, 2017 - 7:22am

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools’ Healthy Schools Initiative and JJAB are excited to bring the film SCREENAGERS to the community during the first week of May to kick off Mental Health Awareness Month.

SCREENAGERS is the first feature documentary to explore the impact of screen technology on kids and to offer parents proven solutions that work. One of the goals of the Healthy Schools Initiative is to raise awareness about the challenges families face and to offer opportunities for community members and school staff to discuss ways to support the well-being of our youth.

The public

On The Job In Los Alamos: Eva Pacheco At LAHS

on April 26, 2017 - 7:21am

On the job in Los Alamos: The face of Los Alamos High School is receptionist Eva Pacheco. Photo by Maire O'Neill/

NJROTC Spring Awards Ceremony

on April 25, 2017 - 8:54pm
Danae Nielsen sings the national anthem at the NJROTC Spring Awards Ceremony April 20. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
IMG4430 Representatives of various community organizations wait to present awards to LAHS NJROTC cadets at their Spring Awards Ceremony. Photo by Maire O'Neill/
Graduating NJROTC seniors honored at the Spring Awards Ceremony, from left, Samantha Miller, Ryan Schultz, Thomas Kwei, Danekah Olguin, Adam Merrill and Holly Hayes. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


The Los Alamos High School NJROTC Spring Awards and Recognition

LAHS’s ‘Mary Poppins’ Up For Multiple Popejoy Awards!

on April 25, 2017 - 2:19pm

Popejoy Award nominees for their performances in Mary Poppins, from left, Lauren Partin, Jessica Erkkila and Ben Hanlon. Courtesy photo

LAHS News:

The Los Alamos High School production of “Mary Poppins” has been nominated for the prestigious New Mexico High School Musical Theater Popejoy Award. In addition, Ben Hanlon has been nominated for Best Male actor and both Jessica and Lauren Partin have been nominated for Best Female Actor.

“We are very honored to be working with such a talented cast and crew on this production,” said Jason Rutledge, musical director for the show.

Free Presentation Of 'Basics of Alzheimer’s'

on April 25, 2017 - 8:40am
AA News:
ALBUQUERQUE  Families facing Alzheimer’s disease will have access to a free presentation in Los Alamos, NM offered by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter.
“The Basics of Alzheimer’s Disease” is a FREE presentation by the Alzheimer’s Association, New Mexico Chapter and will be held Monday, May 22, from 1-2 p.m. The event will be hosted by the Betty Ehart Senior center, 1101 Bathtub Row, Los Alamos NM, 87544. The class is free and open to all citizens of Los Alamos and surrounding communities.
For more information or to register, contact David Davis 

Taos Students Visit Museum Thanks To BSMA

on April 24, 2017 - 7:46am

BSM Educator Liz Martineau shows students the flash light they will use to make shadows during an activity. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

BSM Educator Gordon McDonough explains the Human Battery exhibit to Taos second graders during their recent field trip. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

Taos second graders use a tool to create short and long shadows. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/BSMA

​BSMA News:

Approximately 50 Taos second-graders were able to visit the Bradbury Science Museum Thursday in downtown Los Alamos, thanks to the Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA).

“Thank you!

LAHS' Faith Koh Is Presidential Scholar Semifinalist

on April 23, 2017 - 12:16pm

Faith Koh

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School Senior Faith Koh has been named one of 722 semifinalists in the 2017 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. The semifinalists were selected from nearly 5,100 candidates expected to graudate from U.S. high schools this year.

Inclusion in the U.S. Presidential Scholars Program, now in its 53rd year, is one of the highest honors bestowed upon graduating high school seniors. Scholars are selected on the basis of superior academic and artistic acheivements, leadership qualities, strong character and involvement in community and school activities.


More Scenes From PEEC's Earth Day 2017

on April 23, 2017 - 7:55am

A large crowd turns out for the Pajarito Environmental Education Center's annual Earth Day event Saturday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Executive Director Katie Bruell at the PEEC information booth shows visitors the new 'passport' during Saturday's Earth Day event at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Norma the Scientist wearing her 'Science Matters' button receives a hug from a young admirer. Photo by Jennifer Bartram

Nirankar Ambriz with a female Mississippi Kite from the Land of Enchantment Wildlife Foundation.

Los Alamos Celebrates Earth Day!

on April 22, 2017 - 4:32pm
The PEEC Earth Day Celebration draws a big crowd today to the Los Alamos Nature Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Los Alamos Hill Stompers provide an Earth Day blowout. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
The Recycle Man and his young friend add some rhythm to the celebration. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Young gardeners. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
A volunteer from the Santa Fe Raptor Center shows off a barn owl. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/
Fuller Lodge Art Center Executive Director Ken Nebel demonstrates

Chamisa Elementary 6th Graders Enriched Through Artist In Residence Experience

on April 22, 2017 - 6:24am

Cecile Lipworth brings an inspiring discussion to 6th grade students at Chamisa about celebrating courage and resilience through Esther Nisenthal Krinitz’s stories on cloth. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Stephanie Riggs introduces the Arpilleras from Peru to the students. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Students receive advice on the next steps in the project. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Chamisa sixth graders their show completed artwork. Photo by Renee Mitsunaga

Chamisa Art Teacher

Cecile Lipworth, a guest speaker from an arts educational nonprofit organization called Art and

'Basic Genealogy Checklist' Talk April 30

on April 22, 2017 - 5:56am
LAGA News:
As part of the Genealogy Lecture Series at Santa Fe Main Library, Henrietta Martinez Christmas and Paul Rhetts will talk about their new book, The Basic Genealogy Checklist. They will talk about all the tools and resources available to anyone exploring their family genealogy.
The book explains everything from libraries, cemeteries, census forms, family bibles, enlistment forms, and newspapers, to and the Mormon Church. Henrietta Christmas has a special expertise in Hispanic genealogy and is the current President of the New Mexico Genealogical Society.

Meet Finalists For Los Alamos High School Principal

on April 21, 2017 - 9:28am

LAPS News:

The community is invited to meet the three candidates being considered for principal of Los Alamos High School.

Meet the candidates Tuesday, April 25in the High School Speech Theater:

  • 5 p.m. - Laura Jeffery is the principal of Capshaw Middle School in Santa Fe Public Schools. She has 10 years of administrative experience, which includes assistant principal of Rio Rancho High School. 
  • 6 p.m. - Carter Payne is the principal of the Topper Freshman Academy in Los Alamos Public Schools.

Los Alamos Middle School Offers New Electives

on April 21, 2017 - 7:02am
LAMS Principal Mike Johnson and LAMS Receptionist Debbie Castro greet students in the middle school office. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

Los Alamos Daily Post

More elective classes are being offered at Los Alamos Middle for the 2017-2018 school year than ever before, Principal Mike Johnson said Monday. He said incoming seventh and eighth graders are excited about classes in Astronomy, Introduction to Computer Science, Introduction to French and German, Jazz Band, and particularly Introduction to Forensics.

Two Introduction to Forensics classes will be led by


AFTNM On Student Well-Being PISA Results

on April 21, 2017 - 5:40am
AFT News:
ALBUQUERQUE  American Federation of Teachers New Mexico President Stephanie Ly released the following statement on the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s 2015 PISA (Program for International Student Assessment) student well-being results released today:
“Today’s PISA report highlights another troubling statistic for the United States: our students are stressed out, with nearly 68 percent reporting anxiety related to testing, a full 13 percent higher than other international peers.

SFCC Partners With Seattle Film Institute On Accelerated Bachelor's Degree

on April 21, 2017 - 5:31am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Santa Fe Community College announces it is partnering with the Seattle Film Institute to offer an accelerated Bachelor of Arts in Film degree through the Santa Fe Higher Education Center, 1950 Siringo Road.
Students can choose concentrations in Filmmaking, Acting for Film, Motion Graphics & Visual FX, or Sound Design and Recording Arts. The collaboration will help meet the demands of the state’s growing film industry by helping students obtain a bachelor’s degree in three years.
Also, for those seeking a graduate degree, the Seattle Institute program based