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LAMS Jazz Bands Score Well At Jazz Fest

on February 22, 2019 - 4:39pm

Members of the LAMS Jazz 1 perform during a concert Wednesday evening at Duane Smith Auditorium. Courtesy/LAMS

LAMS News:

Los Alamos Middle School Jazz bands hit the high notes, low notes and all the notes in between as they performed very well at the recent Albuquerque/UNM Jazz Fest. Jazz 1 and Jazz 3 received a Superior, rating of 1, while Jazz 2 received an Excellent, rating of 2.

The Los Alamos Jazz Project Big Band, comprised of both LAMS and Los Alamos High School students, also received a Superior, rating of 1.

“I am extremely proud of all the students who were part of this

Chamisa Elementary School Teachers Collaborate On Artist In Residence Project Funded By LAPS Foundation

on February 22, 2019 - 4:18pm

Artist in residence Gasali Adeyemo poses with a group of 4th graders at Chamisa Elementary School. Courtesy/LAPSF

A student proudly displays her artistic creation. Courtesy/LAPSF

 

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

When educators are able to spread lessons across multiple disciplines, it can be a really effective means of teaching, not to mention a lot of fun for the students.

Last fall, Chamisa Elementary Librarian Beverly Nelson submitted a grant to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation to help fund an artist in residence for the 2017-18 school year.

LAHS Choir In Concert With University Of Denver’s Lamont Chorale At Smith Auditorium Saturday

on February 22, 2019 - 7:47am
LAPS News:
 
Come hear Los Alamos High School’s Schola Cantorum in concert with University of Denver’s Lamont Chorale at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 23, in the Duane Smith Auditorium.
 
Schola Cantorum is LAHS’s premiere mixed ensemble, having won state competitions twice, first in 2015 and again in 2017.
 
Los Alamos is the last stop on the Lamont Chorale’s tour of New Mexico, and they have already performed with Santa Fe and Albuquerque high school choirs.
 
The concert is free to attend and open to the public.

Steinhaus On Education Agenda At Legislature

on February 21, 2019 - 4:55pm
Los Alamos High School student liaisons to the LAPS Board of Education on the floor of the House of Representaives Feb. 18, hosted by Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos, center. Students include seniors Sonyia Williams and Priscilla Marquez and Juniors Justin Pena, Ogden Berry, Zoe Butler and Ethan Rushton. Photo by Kurt Steinhaus
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent Kurt Steinhaus has been closely monitoring the New Mexico Legislature this session.

Charter School Moratorium Advances In House

on February 21, 2019 - 4:39pm
By MILAN SIMONICH
New Mexico moved a step closer Wednesday to halting the growth of charter schools.
 
The House Education Committee voted 10-3 for a bill that would place a moratorium on new charter schools from June 14 of this year until Jan. 1, 2022.
 
Freshman Rep. Jack Chatfield, R-Mosquero, joined the Democrats on the committee in voting for the moratorium. The proposal, House Bill 434, would not cap enrollment at New Mexico's 96 charter schools, nor would it seek to close any of them. They have a collective enrollment of more than 26,000.
 
But the

State Land Office: Open For Business

on February 21, 2019 - 8:37am

Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard

NMSLO News:

  • February Lease Sales Generate Largest Bid Amount Ever For Open Lease 

SANTA FE – The State Land Office held its monthly online oil and gas lease sales, which garnered the largest open bid sale in history and generated more than $35 million for New Mexico schools, hospitals and colleges.

The open bid included 8,920.27 acres in Chaves, Lea and Eddy Counties and closed at over $12 million, more than double the previous record for an open bid.

The aggregate bid amounted to an average per-acre price of $3,961.25. 

“The Land Office is

LAFD: Learn To Save A Life During CPR/AED Training

on February 21, 2019 - 8:20am

LAFD News:

February is American Heart Health Month. Each year more than 790,000 Americans have a heart attack and nearly 15 percent will die as a result.

A heart attack happens when the blood supply to the heart is reduced or cut off. The more time that passes without treatment to restore blood flow, the greater the damage to the heart.

Time is a critical component to surviving a cardiac event, with every moment that passes, the chances of survival diminish tremendously. Moments count during a cardiac event.

The amount of heart muscle damaged is directly proportionate to the amount of

Scouts BSA Program Now Available In Los Alamos

on February 21, 2019 - 6:48am

Members of Scouts BSA Troop 2 at a recent meeting. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

This  month, the Boy Scouts of America began accepting girls from fifth grade through high school into a newly named program called Scouts BSA, which allows girls the opportunities boys have, including becoming Eagle Scouts, the highest rank in Boy Scouting.

The move comes a year after girls from first to fifth grade were allowed to join Cub Scouts.

The Scouts BSA program is now available in Los Alamos.

NHCC Art Museum Opens Qué Chola March 8

on February 21, 2019 - 6:34am
NHCC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The National Hispanic Cultural Center (NHCC) Art Museum's upcoming exhibition, Qué Chola, opens Friday March 8, with a reception in the Art Museum 6-9 p.m., and closes Aug. 4.
 
The exhibit features Cholas and homegirls in art and pop culture and celebrates the Chola as a symbol of strength, power and resilience in the face of racial, gender and economic adversity.
 
The term Chola is commonly used to refer to women of a particular subculture in the U.S. often characterized by cultural pride, tough behavior and a distinctive style.

Legislative Roundup: Feb. 21

on February 21, 2019 - 6:24am
Max Rodriguez, left, and Sebastian Hatcher look up to the balcony of the Capitol Rotunda before performing music with other students from The Montessori Elementary & Middle School Wednesday in Albuquerque in Santa Fe. Olivia Harlow/The New Mexican
 
Zoelle Strober, a student from The Montessori Elementary & Middle School in Albuquerque, plays the violin during a musical performance Wednesday at the Capitol in Santa Fe. Olivia Harlow/The New Mexican
 
By The New Mexican
 
Days left in the session: 23
 
Confirmations: The Senate voted 31-0 Wednesday to confirm Kate O'Neill, the former

LAPS Students Heading To Regional Science Fair

on February 20, 2019 - 3:57pm

Lillian Petersen and Garyk Brixi were named Grand Award in the Environmental Science Senior Division for their project, ‘A Novel Computational Tool to Inform Cost-Effective Nutrition Interventions in Sub-Saharan Africa’. They will next compete at the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science & Engineering Fair March 2 at New Mexico Highlands University. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools is sending 50 students to the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science & Engineering Fair March 2 at New Mexico Highlands University in Las Vegas, NM.

Students qualified for the regional

Explore Wonders Of ‘Big Honking Telescopes’ Friday

on February 20, 2019 - 2:54pm

Explore the wonders of big telescopes at 7 p.m. Friday at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

PEEC News:

 

Explore the wonders of “Big Honking Telescopes” this Friday, Feb. 22 at the Los Alamos Nature Center planetarium. Join Dave North and Akkana Peck to learn why we build extremely large telescopes and what they have told us about our universe. This talk begins at 7 p.m. and is free to attend.

 

Most of what we know about the larger universe is the result of ever larger and better optics.

UNM-LA Hosts LAMTA Piano Recital Sunday Feb. 24

on February 20, 2019 - 6:01am
Los Alamos Music Teachers Association pianists will perform at the LAMTA Sunday Musicale at 2 p.m., Feb. 23 at UNM-LA. Courtesy photo
 
UNM-LA News:
 
In keeping with their ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service, the UNM-LA Campus will host the first of two Spring Piano Recitals at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.
 
The recital is FREE and open to the public, sponsored by the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA). LAMTA’s Sunday Musicales are regular public presentations for the public’s enjoyment and appreciation of the city’s musically talented youth.

New Mexico School For The Arts Exhibition March 1-29

on February 19, 2019 - 2:57pm
HSFF News:
 
Historic Santa Fe Foundation (HSFF) will host the exhibition Decomposition with works by 14 New Mexico School for the Arts students 5-7 p.m., March 1-29, with the opening Friday, March 1 at HSFF's El Zaguán, 545 Canyon Road in Santa Fe.
 
NMSA's Junior Visual Artists are organizing their first ever thematic exhibition in this lovely historical building, the James A. Johnson House, also known as HSFF's El Zaguán on Canyon Road.
 
Students will be creating fresh new works inspired by the title and theme of decomposition.

Proposal On How Regents Are Picked Advances

on February 19, 2019 - 1:38pm
By ROBERT NOTT
 
A proposed constitutional amendment to create a nominating commission for university regents cleared the Senate Rules Committee on Monday. The vote was 7-3.
 
The sponsor, Democratic Sen. Jeff Steinborn of Las Cruces, said an independent body of nominators, and not the governor alone, should establish a field of candidates to serve as regents.
 
Senate Joint Resolution 6 would require the nominating commission to submit three names for each regent seat to the governor, who then would make her selections from the field.
 
"This is the heart of reform,"

LAPS Invites Parents To CHAAT Sessions

on February 19, 2019 - 11:54am
LAPS News:
 
Los Alamos Public Schools invites parents with elementary aged children to attend a free two-part info session on creating healthy attitudes around technology (CHAAT) in the home.
 
The CHAAT sessions will be hosted at Chamisa Elementary School library in White Rock:
 
  • Session 1 is 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26; and
  • Session 2 is 5:30-7 p.m., Tuesday, March 5. (Families must attend Session 1 to attend Session 2).
 
In part one, District Site Tech Administrator Salvador Zapien will lead a discussion about the effects technology has on development and behavior in students

Chiravalle: Crab Fest Supports Local Projects

on February 19, 2019 - 8:53am
By Vincent Chiravalle, President
Rotary Club of Los Alamos

The Rotary Club of Los Alamos is having its 10th annual Crab Fest fundraiser this Saturday, Feb. 23, from 5:30-9 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall (the intersection of Trinity and DP Road).

The Crab Fest is a great opportunity to enjoy family-style all-you-can-eat crab legs and prawns (and chicken), participate in live and silent auctions, and help raise money for service projects both in our own community and internationally.

Los Alamos Public Schools Closed Today Due To Snow

on February 19, 2019 - 8:21am

Los Alamos Public Schools is closed today due to snow and all after school activities are canceled. The LAPS School Board Work Session scheduled for this evening will be rescheduled at a later date. Courtesy/LAPS

UNM-Los Alamos Closed Today Due To Snow

on February 19, 2019 - 7:59am

UNM-Los Alamos campus. Courtesy/UNM-LA

UNM-LA News:

Due to inclement weather, UNM-Los Alamos is closed today.

NWS: Today’s High Near 23, Tonight’s Low Around 9

on February 19, 2019 - 7:39am

The National Weather Service forecasts today’s high in Los Alamos near 23 with an 80 percent chance of snow and total daytime snow accumulation of 1 to 3 inches possible. Tonight’s low around 9 with a wind chill value as low as -1. Courtesy/NWS

LAPS On Two-Hour Delay Tuesday

on February 18, 2019 - 8:57pm

LAPS News:

The Los Alamos Public Schools are on a two-hour delay for Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Motorists are urged to allow extra time and exercise extreme caution while traveling to school.

UNM-LA On 2-Hour Delay Tuesday

on February 18, 2019 - 7:25pm
UNM-LA News:
 
Due to inclement weather, UNM-Los Alamos will delay opening campus until 10 a.m. Tuesday.

Student Liaisons To School Board Visit Roundhouse

on February 18, 2019 - 7:02pm
Los Alamos High School student liaisons to the LAPS Board of Education are on the floor of the House of Representaives today hosted by Rep. Christine Chandler of Los Alamos, center. The students did not miss school today during their visit to the state capitol because they were off for Presidents Day. Students include seniors Sonyia Williams and Priscilla Marquez and Juniors Justin Pena, Ogden Berry, Zoe Butler and Ethan Rushton. Photo by Kurt Steinhaus

LAHS students attend the Senate and House Education committees and participate in debates about institutional materials; they also met with

House Committee Passes $462M Infusion For Education

on February 18, 2019 - 4:49pm
Courtesy image
 
By ROBERT NOTT
 
 
The House Education Committee on Saturday unanimously advanced a bill that would appropriate $452 million in new public school funding in the coming fiscal year for at-risk students in New Mexico and millions more for small schools.
 
The action comes as lawmakers and the governors are drafting an overall state budget for fiscal year 2020 that includes a $400 million to $500 million infusion for education to help fulfill a state District Court ruling in a lawsuit that says New Mexico has shortchanged several groups of students

UNM-LA Campus Closing At 4 P.M. Due To Snow

on February 18, 2019 - 3:24pm

UNM-LA News:

The UNM-Los Alamos Campus will close at 4 p.m. today due to inclement weather.

No evening classes will be held.

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