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Education

  • Piñon looks to keep momentum going

    The Piñon Panthers are ready for another exciting year as principal Jill Gonzales begins her fifth year at Piñon and serving students in education since 1995.
    Gonzales and her staff rose to the challenge in excellence last year as they worked to implement several initiatives: the New Mexico Public Education Department’s Teacher Evaluation System, Common Core State Standards, PowerSchool grading system, and a new math adoption.
    “In addition, we continued to participate in the Smithsonian/Department of Education’s Laser i3 inquiry-based science research project as well as participating as a control group in a national math research project,” said Gonzales. “Through it all, our teachers and staff always sought to put the academic, social and emotional needs of students first.”
    There’s no doubt there, as the obvious energy, smiles and engagement is seen throughout the classrooms and at play.
    Piñon had much to be proud of in the way of accomplishments the previous year. These included teachers who completed masters’ programs, National Board Certification and Dossiers, to new fun and innovative programs such as Readers Raise the Roof, Family Literacy Night, Piñon’s Variety Show, Hour of Code, Math and Science Night.

  • WEB Crew to make debut at LAMS

    Los Alamos Middle School will be introducing a new program for incoming seventh graders this year.
    WEB Crew, Where Everyone Belongs, is a year-long program run by the Prevention Office with the help of Los Alamos County.
    The WEB philosophy is built upon “Students Helping Students Succeed.”
    “I am very excited for the WEB Crew Program to begin at the middle school,” said LAMS principal Rex Kilburn. “I hope that with the introduction of this program that aspects of student culture will change at LAMS.”
    Prior to the start of the year, the WEB leaders were trained on building relationships and drafted their words of wisdom on how to be successful in middle school as seen through their eyes.
    New seventh graders are invited to attend a special orientation on Sept. 12, from 8 a.m.-noon, at LAMS.
    The students will participate in team building activities, learn skills to be successful and tour the facility, all before the hustle and bustle of the traditional first day.
    “One of the most exciting feelings as each new school year begins is to see and meet the new students to the school,” said Kilburn. “Being able to do this a few days ahead of time will be fantastic for me and will help the seventh graders get acclimated sooner.”

  • Changes aplenty at LAHS

    Los Alamos High School will see lots of exciting changes as the new school year begins.
    Dr. Debbie Belew-Nyquist arrived in Hilltopper territory from Silverdale, Wash., to take over as the top ’Topper, on July 1.
    “I’m really pleased to be received as the principal of Los Alamos High School,” said Belew-Nyquist. “It’s my impression that our community really loves the schools and treasurers our students to do well and be well.”
    As Belew-Nyquist settles into her new surroundings, she is excited and prepared to carry on the traditional of excellence working with students and staff.
    Los Alamos Public Schools Superintendent, Gene Schmidt, has spent considerable time with the new principal as a variety of planning and implementation is put in place throughout the summer.
    “For those who have not met Dr. Belew-Nyquist, they will be very pleased,” said Schmidt. “She has exceptional leadership talents and a strong background in raising student achievement.”
    One project the new principal and her team will implement is the Early College Academy.
    The program is a partnership between Los Alamos High School and the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos.

  • Bus Schedule: Piñon Elementary

    7:42 Piedra Loop @ La Rosa
    7:44 121 Monte Rey Dr N
    7:45 Rio Bravo @ La Bajada
    7:46 Rio Bravo @ Inca
    7:46 Potrillo @ Rio Bravo E
    7:47 Estante Way E
    7:48 416 Estante Way
    7:52 Potrillo @ Acoma Lane
    7:52 Monte Rey S @ Potrillo
    7:53 151 Monte Rey S
    7:55 State Rd 4 @ Karen Circle
    8:02 Meadow Lane @ Paul Place
    8:03 Kimberly E
    8:04 Kimberly W
    8:06 350 Valle del Sol
    8:08 Canyon Vista Pool
    8:12 Pinon School

    PM Bus All stops in same order as AM
     

  • Bus Schedule: Mountain Elementary

    AM Rt. 5 Bus 127
    8:01 Trinity @ 41st St
    8:02 Trinity @ 43rd St
    8:03 Trinity @ 45th St
    8:04 Trinity @ 48th St
    8:06 4777 Sandia
    8:12 Mountain

    AM Rt. 6 Bus 133
    7:57 4200 Ridgeway
    7:58 4496 Ridgeway
    7:59 Sandia @ 45th St
    8:00 Sandia @ 41st St
    8:06 Quemazon @ Torreon
    8:08 Tranquillo @ Hermosura
    8:13 Mountain
     

     

    PM    Rt. 5   Bus 127

    3:33  Trinity @ 41st St

    3:34  Trinity @ 43rd St

    3:35  Trinity @ 45th St

    3:36  Trinity @ 48th St

    3:37  4777 Sandia

     

     

    PM    Rt. 6  Bus 133

    3:33  Quemazon @ Torreon

    3:36  Tranquillo @ Hermosura

    3:39  4200 Ridgeway

    3:41  4496 Ridgeway

    3:42  Sandia @ 45th St

    3:43  Sandia @ 41st St

  • Bus Schedule: Los Alamos Middle School

    AM Rt. 1 Bus 131
    7:25 Royal Crest Playlot
    7:41 Aspen @ Maple
    7:43 192 Maple Dr
    7:45 413 Maple
    7:54 LAMS

    AM Rt. 2 Bus 139
    7:15 Los Pueblos @ Navajo
    7:18 Barranca @ La Cueva
    7:20 Barranca @ Camino Encantado
    7:22 Barranca @ El Viento
    7:28 LAMS

    AM Rt. 3 Bus 130
    7:14 Capulin @ Alamo
    7:17 Stoneview
    7:20 San Ildefonso by Tsikamu
    7:26 LAMS

    AM Rt. 4 Bus 138
    7:10 Walkway at 261 Bryce
    7:12 Bryce @ Connie
    7:15 Meadow Lane @ Kayenta
    7:18 Meadow Lane @ Delicado
    7:50 LAMS

    AM Rt. 5 Bus 127
    7:12 Rover @ Longview
    7:15 Pinon School
    7:18 Sherwood @ Park Bench
    7:50 LAMS

    AM Rt. 6 Bus 133
    7:27 Brisa del Bosque @ Sinuoso
    7:29 Corona @ Quemazon
    7:32 North Rd @ Urban
    7:37 36th St @ Tennis Court
    7:38 2556 36th St
    7:39 Arizona @ 35th St
    7:40 Arizona @ Country Lane
    7:47 LAMS

    AM Rt. 7 Bus 122
    7:09 Meadow Lane @ Grand Canyon
    7:11 Grand Canyon @ Layton
    7:13 Walkway at 320 Grand Canyon
    7:14 Grand Canyon @ Aster
    7:50 LAMS

    AM Rt. 8 Bus 137
    7:12 Chamisa School
    7:40 36th St @ Villa
    7:41 Aspen School
    7:50 LAMS

  • Bus Schedule: Los Alamos High School

    AM Rt. 1 Bus 131
    7:13 East Dr @ Otowi
    7:14 Canyon @ 2nd St
    7:25 Royal Crest Playlot
    7.33 LAHS

    AM Rt. 2 Bus 139
    7:15 Los Pueblos @ Navajo
    7:18 Barranca @ La Cueva
    7:20 Barranca @ Camino Encantado
    7:22 Barranca @ El Viento
    7:24 Between Chamisa and Andanada
    7:29 @ LAMS for surrounding area
    7:35 Aspen @ Maple
    7:36 192 Maple
    7:37 Maple @ Sumac
    7:45 LAHS

    AM Rt. 3 Bus 130
    7:13 San Ildefonso @ Alamo
    7:14 Capulin @ Alamo
    7:17 Stoneview
    7:20 San Ildefonso by Tsikamu
    7:22 San Ildefonso by Broadview
    7:32 Woodland @ Country Lane
    7:38 Aspen School
    7:45 LAHS

    AM Rt. 4 Bus 138
    7:10 Walkway at 261 Bryce
    7:12 Bryce @ Connie
    7:15 Meadow Lane @ Kayenta
    7:18 Meadow Lane @ Delicado
    7:36 LAHS

    AM Rt. 5 Bus 127
    7:12 Rover @ Longview
    7:15 Pinon School
    7:18 Sherwood @ Park Bench
    7:39 LAHS

    AM Rt. 7 Bus 122
    7:09 Meadow Lane @ Grand Canyon
    7:11 Grand Canyon @ Layton
    7:13 Walkway at 320 Grand Canyon
    7:14 Grand Canyon @ Aster
    7:37 LAHS

    AM Rt. 8 Bus 137
    7:12 Chamisa School
    7:34 LAHS

     

     

  • Bus Schedule: Barranca Mesa Elementary

    AM Rt. 7 Bus 122
    7:56 2154 La Tierra
    7:59 2165 Deer Trail
    8:02 Broadview @ Estates
    8:04 936 Estates Dr
    8:12 Barranca

    AM Rt. 8 Bus 137
    7:55 San Ildefonso @ Alamo
    7:57 Capulin @ Alamo
    7:58 Alamo @ Oro Court
    8:01 Stoneview
    8:02 Big Rock Lp @ San Ildefonso
    8:12 Barranca

    AM Rt. 9 Bus 128
    7:56 N Mesa Rd @ San Ildefonso
    8:00 Cheyenne Playlot
    8:01 Cheyenne @ Shelter
    8:01 1220 Sioux
    8:03 Sioux @ Cheyenne
    8:12 Barranca

    AM Rt. 10 Bus 118
    8:00 1957 Camino Durasnilla
    8:01 Camino Uva @ Camino Manzana
    8:02 1930 Camino Mora
    8:05 1467 Camino Medio
    8:06 1535 Camino Redondo
    8:12 Barranca

    AM Rt. 11 Bus 119
    7:52 La Mesa #30
    7:59 Between Chamisa and Andanada
    8:06 1315 Los Pueblos
    8:08 760 Los Pueblos
    8:08 Los Pueblos @ Navajo
    8:12 Barranca

     

    PM Rt. 7 Bus 122
    3:30 Between Chamisa and Andanada
    3:33 2154 La Tierra
    3:36 2165 Deer Trail
    3:38 N. Mesa @ San Ildefonso S
    3:40 Broadview @ Estates
    3:42 936 Estates

  • Bus Schedule: Aspen Elementary

    AM Rt. 1 Bus 131
    7:25 Royal Crest Playlot
    7:41 Aspen @ Maple
    7:43 192 Maple
    7:45 413 Maple
    8:03 Club Rd @ Arizona
    8:04 Arizona @ Country Lane
    8:05 3200 Arizona
    8:12 Aspen

    AM Rt. 2 Bus 139
    7:50 Spruce @ 22nd
    7:51 15th St @ S Sage Loop
    7:53 Myrtle @ Tennis Court
    7:53 Myrtle @ 6th St
    7:55 Crossroads Church
    7:58 East Dr @ Otowi
    8:00 Canyon @ 2nd St
    8:02 Canyon @ Pine
    8:12 Aspen

    AM Rt. 3 Bus 130
    7:58 Timber Ridge Island
    8:00 Oppenheimer @ Loma Vista
    8:02 Los Cerros
    8:03 Caballo Peak
    8:04 Aquatic Center
    8:12 Aspen

    AM Rt. 4 Bus 138
    7:59 3303 A Orange
    8:01 3016 Orange
    8:04 Ridgeway @ 39th St
    8:05 Ridgeway @ 35th St
    8:06 3542/3544 Pueblo Dr
    8:12 Aspen

    PM Rt. 1 Bus 132
    3:39 Aspen @ Maple
    3:41 192 Maple
    3:43 413 Maple
    3:48 Club Rd @ Arizona
    3:49 Arizona @ Country Lane
    3:50 3200 Arizona
    3:56 3303 A Orange
    3:58 3016 Orange
    4:07 Royal Crest Playlot

  • Students, staff prepare to return to school

    Welcome back.
    It seems like the last school year just ended and here we are ready to start again. Such a short summer and so much accomplished. With school set to begin, it is important to remember to watch for students as they walk or drive to school. It is a good time to slow down, especially when driving through school zones. The first day of school for students is Aug. 14.
    As students and staff prepare for their return to school, I would like to thank the summer employees who did so much to polish up the classrooms and spruce up the grounds. Special thanks also to the LAPS Foundation for the classroom makeovers in E-113 (Biology classroom), Mountain Elementary Art room, and the Chamisa Elementary Outdoor classroom. Everything looks nice and is ready for your return. These projects were collaborative efforts and would not have been possible without the community’s generous donations of time and money to the LAPS Foundation.