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LAHS Students Place In Regional History Competition

on March 22, 2018 - 10:44am

From left, Brent Collom, Thomas Chadwick, Christine Mathew, Logan Black, Ashley Miller, Abby Beus, Kyler Parkinson and Brooklyn Scott. Not pictured: Miriam Wallstrom. Courtesy photo

LAPS News:

On March 9, eight Los Alamos High School students from the National History Day Club entered their projects into the National History Day (NHD) Regional competition, and all placed either first or second, which means all eight will advance to the state competition in April.

National History Day is an annual competition that over half a million students participate in nationwide.

UNM-LA: Bystander Intervention Workshop April 27

on March 22, 2018 - 9:09am
UNM-LA News:
Solace Crisis Treatment Center Education and Prevention Department Manager Jess Clark presents “Bystander Intervention Workshop: Learning How To Safely Take Action” 9-11 a.m. Friday, April 27 at UNM-Los Alamos, Building 5 in Wallace Hall.
Bystander Intervention is about how to intercede in sexual assault or sexual harassment, either by offering to help a victim or by standing up to a perpetrator. In this workshop the participants will explore some common rape myths, learn about bystander theory, and engage with some common scenarios and how to intervene.
The Los

Students Express Desire For Active Shooter Training

on March 22, 2018 - 8:45am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone listens Tuesday evening as Los Alamos High School Student Council members Sonyia Williams, left, and Michaelle Sutton share their concerns during a group discussion at a student-led meeting on school safety. Photo by Maire O'Neill/


LAPD Cpl. Adele McKenzie, the school resource officer at LAHS, addresses participants following Tuesday's meeting on school safety. Photo by Maire O'Neill/




Los Alamos Daily Post

Lack of active shooter training was the primary concern expressed

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Christine Peters

on March 22, 2018 - 8:13am

LAHS Students Take Part In March For Our Lives

on March 22, 2018 - 7:44am
Los Alamos Daily Post
During the March for Our Lives event Saturday in Santa Fe, three Los Alamos High School students, Sonyia Williams, Leah Wolfsberg and Thomas Chadwick are scheduled to speak and share their thoughts on gun control and school safety.
The event begins at noon at the Roundhouse and ends with a rally in the Santa Fe Plaza.
Marika Sinnis, an organizer for the event, explained the purpose of the rally and march is to promote comprehensive gun control and demand that the lives and safety of children, parents, teachers

LAPS Employee Spotlight: Caitlyn LeClaire

on March 21, 2018 - 3:15pm

NMMNHS Launches Da Vinci – The Genius In Me: Solutions For A Better Tomorrow Video Contest

on March 21, 2018 - 1:26pm
ALBUQUERQUE  New Mexico school students have a rare opportunity to explore their own genius have a rare opportunity to explore their own genius by creating a video showcasing the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) into their education. 
The New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science (NMMNHS) is hosting a video contest entitled, Da Vinci—The Genius in Me: Solutions for a Better Tomorrow for students in grades 4-12. Prizes will be awarded for different age categories (grades 4-5, grades 6-8 and grades

School Safety By Students For Students!

on March 19, 2018 - 3:21pm
Maksym (goes by Maks) Gerashchenko’s turn to read a student bio. Courtesy/LAPS
Los Alamos Public Schools
  • To honor and remember the victims of school violence  ... To identify actions for students to be safer at school

On Monday March 12, 2018 at the Topper Parent Advisory Council, high school staff and I were fortunate to hear from two student leadership representatives about their plans for the walk out.

They expressed that this was planned and organized by local students for students.

Spring Training In Los Alamos Means Learning The Community’s History

on March 19, 2018 - 2:48pm
Los Alamos Historical Society
In Florida or Arizona, this season brings the crack of bats and the cheers of fans at baseball spring training games.
Spring training in Los Alamos has its own meaning—time for new volunteers to learn about Los Alamos history.
The Los Alamos Historical Society will host training sessions each Tuesday in April from 4:30–5:30 p.m. The classes will meet in the lobby of Fuller Lodge and then work their way around different areas of the museum campus and galleries.
The training is free and open to the public.

AG Balderas Urges Congress To Reject Legislation Blocking State Oversight Of Student Loan Industry

on March 19, 2018 - 5:21am

Attorney General Hector Balderas
AG News:
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas has joined a bipartisan coalition of 30 attorneys general in a letter urging Congress to reject legislation that would block states from preventing and combatting fraud and abuse by the student loan industry.
“Thousands of New Mexican students have been victimized by the predatory student loan and for-profit education industries and this legislation would only put our students in more danger,” Attorney General Balderas said.

SFCC Sculpture Union Exhibition At Molecule

on March 19, 2018 - 5:11am
'Zip it up' earthenware, acrylic & plastic by Touri Strick. Courtesy/SFCC
SFCC News:
SANTA FE — The recently inaugurated Sculpture Union at Santa Fe Community College and Molecule Design come together in an alliance of shared values and inspiration, featuring works by Union members at the Molecule space.
The Sculpture Union is a group of more than 40 students, faculty and staff at SFCC committed to supporting and improving the creativity, vitality and visibility of the sculpture program and the artists at Santa Fe Community College.
The Molecule Design Store keeps an active

SFI: Public Lecture By Chris Kempes March 20

on March 19, 2018 - 4:59am
'Stellar Radiance' (1970) courtesy of David A. Hardy -
SFI News:
A Santa Fe Institute (SFI) community event "Life on Earth and Beyond" with Chris Kempes is 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, at The Lensic Performing Arts Center, 211 W. San Francisco St. in Santa Fe.
Though scientists have yet to find life beyond our own planet, the universe is rife with possibilities. Where to look, and how to recognize it when we find it, are questions physical biologist Chris Kempes explores during this Santa Fe Institute Community Lecture.

Talk On Dementia With Dr. Knoefel March 20

on March 19, 2018 - 4:57am
Dr. Janice Knoefel
The community is invited to attend an informative presentation by Dr. Janice Knoefel MD on the condition known as dementia – it’s diagnosis and symptoms, interventions to help it and the latest research being done.
Dr. Knoefel, from the Clinical Neuroscience Center in Albuquerque, will spaek at 2 p.m., March 20 at the Betty Ehart Senior Center.
For information, contact LARSO Executive Director Pauline Schneider at 662.8920 or

Los Alamos Students Excel At Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science And Engineering Fair March 10

on March 18, 2018 - 3:48pm

LAHS student Lillian Peterson wins Best in Show in the Senior Division with her project, ‘Predicting Food Shortages in Africa from Satellite Imagery’. Courtesy/LAPS

LAPS News:

Los Alamos Public School students excelled at the Northeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair with 52 students representing the district March 10 and nearly half receiving top marks.

Los Alamos High School student Lillian Peterson won Best in Show for the Senior Division with her project, “Predicting Food Shortages in Africa from Satellite Imagery.”

Students who placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their

Lecture By Conchita Thornton Marusich April 7

on March 17, 2018 - 9:51am
TCHS News:
The Taos County Historical Society presents a free, public lecture by Conchita Thornton Marusich on her great-great- grandfather, William Wolfskill in the Boardroom of the Kit Carson Electric Cooperative, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 7 at 118 Cruz Alta Road in Taos.
Her talk for the Society is part of the Taos Arts Council Consortium 2018 marketing theme “Taos: Cultural Crossroads of the West.”
William Wolfskill was a trailblazer of the Santa Fe Trail in 1822 and the Old Spanish Trail in 1830. Conchita Marusich will focus primarily on William's early life as a trapper and

SFCC Collective Vision Exhibit At The Roundhouse East Rotunda Gallery Opens April 20

on March 17, 2018 - 9:49am
SFCC News:
SANTA FE  Faculty members from Santa Fe Community College’s School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts are featured in an upcoming exhibit at The Capitol Art Foundation East Rotunda Gallery, juried by Cynthia Sanchez, Director and Curator of the Capitol Art Foundation.
The exhibition opens with a public reception from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday, April 20 in the East Rotunda Gallery at the Roundhouse, State Capitol on the corner of Paseo de Peralta and Old Santa Fe Trail. The reception will be catered by students of SFCC’s Culinary Arts program.

Notice Of Possible Quorum For Los Alamos School Board Budget Committee Meeting March 23

on March 17, 2018 - 9:42am


Members of the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education may attend the Budget Committee meeting noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, March 23 at the Los Alamos Public Schools Administration Office at 2101 Trinity Dr. in Suite V.

A Quorum may be present but no action will be taken.

Los Alamos Track And Field Athletes ... Wow!

on March 16, 2018 - 8:48am
Assessment/School Improvement Coordinator
Bernalillo Public Schools

I’m sending this email in regards to your Track and Field Athletes for Los Alamos High School.

On Wednesday, March 14, 2018, I took my daughter to Chill Zone (yogurt place) in Bernalillo. As we were enjoying our Froyo many students from Los Alamos entered Chill Zone – they literally packed the place. Looks like they ate at Dions Pizza first and then went to Chill Zone for dessert.

Anyhow, I was very impressed with the behavior of all the students. They were very well behaved and respectful.

Los Alamos Honors Victims Of Florida School Shooting

on March 15, 2018 - 10:09pm

A crowd gathers Wednesday early evening at Ashley Pond Park to participate in a vigil to honor the victims of the shooting that occurred at Marjory Stoneman Doulgas High School in Parkland, Fla. Non-denominational prayers, songs, music and brief statements from high school students were shared. Voices of Los Alamos and the Unitarian Church of Los Alamos co-hosted the vigil. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Los Alamos County Council Vice Chair and House Dist. 43 Rep.

Chamisa And Pinon Elementary Schools Travel Around The World In White Rock During Multicultural Fair

on March 15, 2018 - 5:16pm

Los Alamos High School students Shannon Pestovich, left, and Meghan Romero volunteer at one of the booths during the Chamisa Elementary and Pinon Elementary Schools' Around the World in White Rock Multicultural Fair Wednesday night at Pinon Elementary. Pestovich explained participants can pick up a 'passport' booklet and collect stickers from the different booths at the fair. Once the booklet is filled, participants can return it for a prize. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Sixth grader Andres Iturregui and Sara Pocernik check out a booth about Puerta Rico during the Around the

LAPD Recommends Security Options To School Board

on March 15, 2018 - 8:48am

Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, center, and Sgt. Chris Ross field questions from School Board members, Bill Hargraves, left, and Dr. Steve Boerigter at Tuesday's school board meeting. Photo by Maire O'Neill/




Los Alamos Daily Post

Perimeter security, access control and key card access are the three biggest needs in Los Alamos Public Schools and also the recommendations of the Los Alamos Police Department, Sgt. Chris Ross told school board members during their regular meeting Tuesday evening.

Ross, who is head of LAPD’s

Local Couple Establishes Community Endowment Fund For UNM-Los Alamos

on March 15, 2018 - 8:35am

UNM-LA CEO Dr. Cindy Rooney, Community Endowment for UNM-LA donors Pat Soran and Ann Hayes, and UNM-LA Advisory Board Chair Steve Boerigter met Friday in Dr. Cindy Rooney’s office at UNM-LA to discuss the new Community Endowment for UNM-LA. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA

Pat Soran and Ann Hayes established an endowed donor designated fund, the Community Endowment for UNM-LA, through the Los Alamos Community Foundation. They signed the papers Friday to make it official. Photo by Kateri Morris/UNM-LA
Los Alamos Daily Post

Longtime Los Alamos

Udall Recruiting Summer Interns For Washington Office

on March 15, 2018 - 7:37am

U.S. Sen. Tom Udall

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall:

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Tom Udall invites New Mexico college students interested in gaining legislative or press relations experience to apply for summer internships in his Washington, D.C., office. 

For more information and to apply for an internship,  visit During the upcoming summer internship program, Udall's office in Washington, D.C., will host two summer internship sessions: May 29 to June 29 and July 2 to Aug.

Community Learns About Polaris Charter School

on March 14, 2018 - 6:56pm
LAPS Teachers Scott Johnson, center, and Amy Bartlett-Gaunt, right, discuss the Polaris Charter School with community members Saturday at a local residence. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ 
Los Alamos Daily Post
Retired LAPS teacher Sharon Allen opened her home Saturday afternoon to the community and committee members developing the Polaris Charter School.
The purpose of the informal meeting was to help attendees better understand the proposed charter school and answer their questions.
Committee members who attended the