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Los Alamos School Board Adopts 2018-19 Budget With 4.5 Percent Raise For All Staff

on April 19, 2018 - 7:32am
Los Alamos High School. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 

The Los Alamos School Board adopted a $37,953,364 million operational budget for the 2018-19 school year at its Tuesday baord meeting.

 
The budget reflects parent, student, staff and community priorities and is designed to meet the mission and eight focus areas in the LAPS Strategic Plan.
 
The first three focus areas are:
  • Student Well-Being;
  • Student Learning; and
  • Teacher and Staff Well-Being and Excellence.

Read the LAPS Strategic Plan here.

The Board plans to provide a much needed 4.5 percent raise for all staff starting July

Annual Aggie Muster In Los Alamos Saturday

on April 19, 2018 - 7:24am
Courtesy/Evelyn Mullen‎
 
AGGIE News:
 
Muster will be held at 5:30 p.m. Saturday in Craig Hall at the United Church at 2525 Canyon Road in Los Alamos.
 
The event is $12 per person and $5 for children under 12 years of age, with no more than $30 per family, and includes a BBQ dinner along with desserts.
 
To RSVP, call Elizabeth Smith '15 at 210.544.1162 or email smit41616@gmail.com.
 
The Muster Tradition

Century-old roots provide the basis for Muster as Aggies know it today. It has changed, yet the Spirit in which it was established remains the same.

National Parks Adventure Premieres On PEEC’s New Planetarium Projector April 21

on April 19, 2018 - 7:04am
Courtesy/PEEC
 
PEEC News:
 
The Los Alamos Nature Center is bringing the National Parks Adventure to its planetarium at 2 p.m., April 21 after the Earth Day festival and will be the first full-dome film to be shown on the new planetarium projector.
 
The power of America’s national parks is undeniable. Millions have packed up the family to hike through impossibly lush forests, to gaze upon towering cliffs and deep-plunging canyons, to witness the breathtaking arcs of natural history, and, to share moments of wonder amid the protected treasures of this land.
 
A MacGillivray Freeman

Adobe Brick Making Community Days In May

on April 19, 2018 - 7:00am
Get dirty in Santa Fe for four days in May at Historic Santa Fe Foundation. Courtesy photo
 
HSFF News:
 
For the first two Saturdays of the month – May 5 and May 12 – staff and volunteers will set up the hands-on workshop/demonstration in the courtyard of the Palace of the Governors with the third and fourth Saturdays – May 19 and May 26 – hosted at San Miguel Chapel.
 
All Saturday events will be from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and people of all ages are welcome to visit, ask questions and participate in making traditional adobe bricks.

UNM-LA Summer And Fall Class Registration Open

on April 19, 2018 - 6:57am
Student Enrollment Director Kathryn Vigil advises UNM-LA student Selina Archuleta, who is working on a Liberal Arts degree with a focus on Psychology. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
Registration for summer and fall 2018 credit classes is underway at the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA). 
 
Summer classes begin June 4, and the fall semester begins Aug. 20. Early registration is advised as classes have seating limits. Registration is available online or 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the UNM-LA campus.
 
UNM-LA provides an exceptional quality of

SFCC Spring Readings May 3

on April 19, 2018 - 6:40am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College hosts Spring Readings with faculty and staff reading 5-6 p.m. Thursday, May 3 in the Library at 6401 Richards Ave.
 
This event is free of charge and refreshments will be served.
 
Email for more information, visit sflr@sfcc.edu or call 505.428.1903.

Los Alamos ScienceFest Discovery Day Exhibitors Register Free Until May 31

on April 19, 2018 - 6:32am
Scence from a ScienceFest day with attendees enjoying STEAM-related exhibits. Courtesy photo
 
Scence from a ScienceFest day of a STEAM exhibitor talking with a young attendee. Courtesy photo
 
SCIENCEFEST News:
 
Each year, thousands flock to Los Alamos for the three-time award-winning ScienceFest, which celebrates New Mexico’s past and present contributions to science and fosters science curiosity for future generations.
 
This year’s event is sponsored by New Mexico Magazine and runs July 11-15 with a “Science Rules in Los Alamos” theme.
 
Discovery Day, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

National History Day State Finals April 27

on April 19, 2018 - 5:48am
NMHC News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico State Competition for the 2018 National History Day is April 27 in Albuquerque.
 
More than 240 students from 20 schools across the state will compete in 18 different categories to determine who will represent New Mexico at the 2018 National History Day Contest. 
 
First and second place winners will advance to the National Contest, which is held in June on the campus of the University of Maryland in College Park.

Spring Fling For Pianists At UNM-LA Sunday

on April 18, 2018 - 4:13pm

Performers in the Feb. 22 Musicale, front row from left, Henry Gans, Lenny Svyatsky, John Kang, Gala Nelson, Anna Simikov and Emily Xu. Back row from left, Daniel Kim, Karin Eby, Philip Ionkov, Jack Ammerman, Evan Strohmeyer, Philippa Fung, Betty Kang and Yunseo Kim. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:

The UNM-LA Campus continues its ongoing mission of Community Outreach and Service through their sponsorship of the Sunday Musicale Recital Series, presented at 2 p.m. this Sunday, April 22, by students of teachers in the Los Alamos Music Teachers Association (LAMTA).

Frequently in attendance

LA Spring Scholastic Chess Tournament Saturday

on April 18, 2018 - 3:33pm

FSN: Bystander Intervention Training May 12

on April 18, 2018 - 3:31pm
FSN News:
 
Resolve, formerly IMPACT Personal Safety, a nonprofit organization dedicated to violence prevention, will be holding Speak Up, Speak Out: Module 1, a bystander intervention training, 1-4 p.m. Saturday, May 12, at Family Strengths Network at 3540 Orange St. in Los Alamos.
 
Teens and adults will learn and practice different strategies for intervening -- whether it is someone we know telling an offensive joke or making a concerning comment, or an instance of harassment or violence we witness in public.

Community Service Project At Tsankawi April 22

on April 18, 2018 - 9:13am
NPS News:
 
White Rock Cub Scouts Pack 326 will hold a service project at 2 p.m., April 22 at Tsankawi.
 
The service project includes dispersing pottery collection piles at Twankawi Ruin. This event not only showcases a local Cub Scout Troop performing a community service, but may educate the public to proper etiquette at local archaeological sites.
 
A Bandelier archaeologist will be at the event to help educate Cub Scouts on the importance of the project.

LAHS Students Shine At National Latin Exam

on April 18, 2018 - 9:07am
Los Alamos High School award winning students on National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo
 
Los Alamos High School award winning students on National Latin Exam. Courtesy photo
 
LAHS News:
 
In March, Latin students at Los Alamos High School participated in the 2018 National Latin Exam. Four students won gold medals, Four students won silver medals and sixstudents earned Magna Cum Laude certificates. Overall, 22 students won a medal or certificate.
 

Gold Summa Cum Laude Medal Winners

  • Latin I: William McTeigue
  • Latin II: Jessica Thompson, Anna Lemke, Elijah White
 
Silver Maxima Cum

LACF Annual Conference For Nonprofits Friday

on April 18, 2018 - 8:43am
LACF News:
 
The Los Alamos Community Foundation annual conference for nonprofits Sharing our Vision: Getting the Community Involved is 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, April 20 in Room 230, Building 2 at UNM-Los Alamos. The cost is free.

Attendees will receive a full day of programming on topics pertinent to the work of the local nonprofit community. RSVP to attend this event to rachel@losalamoscf.org. See the agenda here.

Funding Opportunity:

The Los Alamos chapter of 100 Plus Women Who Care is accepting applications from local nonprofit organizations interested in being considered for one of

Topper Revue 2018: The Eastons April 27, 28, 29

on April 18, 2018 - 8:42am
 
 
LAHS News:
 
Have you ever wanted to attend the Oscars? Well we’ve got the next best thing. Come see the Los Alamos High School 2018 Production of Topper Revue: The Easton Awards! 
 
It’s just like the Oscars, but you get to decide who’s the best host (and, obviously, there's better talent).
 
Performances are 7 p.m., April 26, 27 and 28 in the new and improved Duane Smith Auditorium. Tickets are $7 for students and seniors, $10 for adults, and $5 for children under 5.

LAHS Senior Ruby Selvage Honored With 2018 Prudential Spirit Of Community Award

on April 17, 2018 - 4:49pm

LAHS senior Ruby Selvage is honored for her volunteer service with a 2018 Prudential Spirit of Community Award. LAHS Principal Carter Payne nominated her for this prestigious award. Courtesy/LAHS

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School senior Ruby Selgage has been honored for her exemplary volunteer service with a Certificate of Excellence from The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, and with a President’s Volunteer Service Award.

Presented annually by Prudential Financial in partnership with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), The Prudential Spirit of Community

LAPS: New And Returning Student Registration

on April 17, 2018 - 4:30pm

Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public Schools will begin registration Tuesday, May 1, for returning students for the 2018-2019 school year. Registration for new students is open now.

LAPS will send out an email to one parent per family Monday, April 23, with instructions for registering their student(s) online. Parents may then login to the student registration site to complete the online form for each child attending an LAPS school.

How to know if your child is a new or returning student:

  • Any student who will be attending an LAPS school for the first time is considered a new

Earth Day Festival At Nature Center Saturday

on April 17, 2018 - 6:59am

Fun and entertainment for all ages is available 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday at PEEC’s Earth Day Festival at the Los Alamos Nature Center. Courtesy/PEEC

 

PEEC News:

 

Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s (PEEC’s) signature event, the annual Earth Day Festival, is 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 21 at the Los Alamos Nature Center, 2600 Canyon Road.

 

The festivities include delicious food, demos of the brand new planetarium projector, fun activities and exciting entertainment.

 

Many community booths will provide all kinds of activities and information to celebrate Earth Day.

NewMexicoKidsCAN Responds To Deadline For School Turnaround Plans

on April 17, 2018 - 6:00am
NewMexicoKidsCAN News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Wednesday is the deadline for Albuquerque and Dulce public school districts to submit their second-round school turnaround proposals to the New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) with detailed plans for improving student learning at a total of four schools, serving 1,300 of the youngest learners, that have earned Fs from the state since at least 2013.
 
NMPED denied initial proposals from the districts in March because they weren’t urgent or strong enough. Now they will make a final verdict on whether the districts improved their plans

LAHS Students Head To International Science Fair

on April 16, 2018 - 3:54pm
ISEF boys. Courtesy photo
 
ISEF girls. Courtesy photo
 
LAPS News:
 
Saturday, April 7, 26 Los Alamos students participated in the State Science Fair at New Mexico Tech in Socorro. Los Alamos Public School students received 16 awards in the Junior Division, and in the Senior Division, Los Alamos High School received 32 awards.
 
Of the 11 LAHS students who competed in the Senior Division, seven will be moving on to the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) in Pittsburgh, PA, where they will compete with 1,800 ISEF finalists from around the world May 13-18.
 

NNMC Registration Opens For Summer And Fall 2018

on April 16, 2018 - 3:53pm
 
NHCC News:
 
Registration for the Summer and Fall semester at Northern New Mexico College opens at 8 a.m. Monday, April 16.
 
This registration period is open to everyone. Summer classes begin Monday, June 4, while Fall classes begin Monday, Aug. 20.
 
New students can complete an application form online at www.nnmc.edu or visit the admissions office on the Española campus. Early registration allows students enough time to discuss an academic plan with College advisors and secure their place in the classes of their choice.
 
Returning students should register by May 11 for a

School Board To Meet Tuesday

on April 16, 2018 - 3:49pm
LAPS News:
 
The Los Alamos Public Schools Board will meet at 5:30 ap.m. Tuesday, April 17 in the Adminisrtation Office's School Board Room located at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite V.
 
The meeting is open to the public.
 
Agenda:
 
1. Pledge of Allegiance
 
2. Call to Order  President Jennifer McCumber will call the meeting to order
 
3. Roll Call
 
4. Routine Business/Approval of Agenda  Approval of Agenda
 
5. Recognition by the Board  National History Day Regional winners, presented by Brent Collom  Science Bowl Winners, presented by Kathy Boerigter and Lindsey Fullop
 
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Madeline Lockhart Awarded Goldwater Scholarship

on April 16, 2018 - 3:41pm
Madeline Lockhart. Courtesy photo

 

By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School 2016 graduate and Texas Tech University sophomore Madeline Lockhart is one of 211 students in the United States selected for a Goldwater Scholarship.

The Goldwater Scholarship was established to honor the lifetime work of Senator Barry Goldwater, who served his country for 56 years as a soldier and statesman, including 30 years in the U.S. Senate.

Scenes From Mountain 5th Grade Wax Museum

on April 16, 2018 - 9:21am
Mountain Elementary 5th graders lined the walls of the school gymnasium for their Wax Museum presentations as students and parents listened. Here, County Councilor James Chrobocinski and his wife Jacqui listen as their son JJ represents Robert Ballard who discovered the sunken RMS Titanic after it had been lost for 73 years. Photo by KayLinda Crawford
 
MOUNTAIN ELEMENTARY News:
 
Each year, Mountain Elementary 5th graders choose a famous or inspiring person from American history to portray during a Wax Museum project for other students and parents.
 
“This is an extension of our

Former LAHS Student Works To Raise Funds For Stanford Summer Program

on April 15, 2018 - 9:34am
Ashlyn Bradshaw is working to raise funds to attend the Stanford 2018 Summer Program. Courtesy photo
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Former Los Alamos High School student Ashlyn Bradshaw was accepted into Stanford’s 2018 Summer Program and she is working to raise funds to be able to attend.
 
Bradshaw has established a fundraising campaign on gofundme, gofundme.com/stanfordlawenvisionprogram, in hopes to raise the $10,000 needed to attend the program.
 
The program will be held July 14-23. Bradshaw, who is a sophomore at Goddard High School in

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