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  • Thanks, Los Alamos
     
    The Los Alamos Public School Foundation exists to raise funds to promote innovative learning in each of the seven public schools in Los Alamos. We believe that our children are our future and that a quality education is critical to prepare them for an increasingly complex workplace and world. The Foundation supports and invests in a successful future for all LAPS students through grants and programs.
    Great Conversations, our signature fundraiser event April 22 at Los Alamos High School, was a huge success.
    The fabulous food and the terrific speakers make this annual event one not to be missed. Mark your calendars for April 2013. 

  • The National Association for Music Education recently announced the members of the 2011 All-National Honor Ensembles based on the audition results.
    Aaron Bao, a junior at Los Alamos High School, was named to the NAfME 2012 All-National Concert Band performing trumpet (cornet).
    He will travel to Washington, D.C. in June to rehearse and perform.
    His private teacher is Jan MacDonald, a long time music educator in the community.
    NAfME established its National Honor Ensembles as the ultimate recognition of music student performance, beyond state and divisional levels.

  • The New Mexico Commission for Community Volunteerism had its annual spotlight on volunteers conference in Albuquerque April 13, during which Los Alamos dominated the awards.  
    Irene Powell, director of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program nominated several  volunteers for their efforts. She said Dave DeLanoy has kept the computers running at the senior centers as well as helped seniors with their computer problems for the past 12 years, even making house calls.
    Dick Tatro, president of LARSO, along with Bert Dennis and other helpers, has built about 100 wheelchair ramps for people in the community and in communities in Northern New Mexico.

  • Haylie Jude works with Los Alamos Middle School Teacher Stephanie Krantz recently, at a community event at the Los Alamos Co-op Market. The event was part of the State Farm Youth Advisory Board’s work with the Los Alamos Youth Food Project.

  • Thank you to the cast and crew of RAGS
    Thank you to everyone involved the recent Olions’ production of RAGS.  It was wonderful.  You all did a terrific job and should be very proud of your efforts. May you all have great memories of your performances and remember all the positives of your work.

  • Please feel free to burst into song with me … “It’s the most wonderful time of the year …”
    Did you know it is staff and teacher appreciation week? I hope you will take a second to show those who really make a difference that they are appreciated.
    I assume the week was selected with the proximity to Mother’s Day, but don’t forget the awesome number of male asset builders out there.
    I also think the idea of appreciating staff and teachers couldn’t come at a better time.
    This seems to be the time of year when students lose their minds, begin to forget the rules or have already left the building mentally in anticipation of summer.

  • Art openings

     

  • 1. “An Ocean Between,” Stephanie Sydoriak*

    2. “Daily Dosage from Him to Her,” 

    Voss Bravado

    3. “Remarkable,” Elizabeth Foley

  • 1. Somebody That I Used to Know, Gotye

     

    2. We Are Young, fun.

     

    3. Payphone, Maroon 5 feat. Wiz Khalifa

  • National Dance Institute New Mexico celebrates the accomplishments of its students in its annual extravaganza at the end of the school year. 

    Performers include more than 1,000 Santa Fe Public School students; firefighters and police officers; a live professional band featuring local soul sister Hillary Smith; and Gov. Susana Martinez. 

  • The following restaurant inspection reports were provided by the New Mexico Environment Department. 

     

    Los Alamos

  • The Los Alamos Community Winds will present “Cinco de Mayo — Celebrating a Century of the Music and Dance of Mexico and New Mexico,” at 7 p.m. Saturday at Crossroads Bible Church. Los Niños de Santa Fe will perform traditional Mexican dances, directed and choreographed by Antonina Valdez Romp, on three pieces (Danzón no. 2 by Arturo Marquez, Huapango by José Pablo Moncayo, and La Bamba de Vera Cruz by Terig Tucci). 

       

  • After eight music-making seasons, the Sangre de Cristo Chorale is saying farewell to its conductor, Dr. Doyle Preheim, as well as its piano accompanist, Mary Jo Preheim. Their final performance with the Chorale will be Johannes Brahms A German Requiem, the basis of a transformative experience in Doyle’s musical life. 

  •  At its annual Experience Auction, the Los Alamos Historical Society is offering opportunities to ring the bell on Fuller Lodge, to tour the historic home of Dorothy McKibbin, the “Gatekeeper to Los Alamos,” or to fly over the Pajarito Plateau, among the many offerings.

  • Pajarito Environmental Education Center’s  evening wildflower walks with Chick Keller are starting again. The first walk will be at 5:30 p.m. May 10. 

    Participants can meet at PEEC, 3540 Orange St., to carpool to the trailhead.  The walks are free and open to the public, with no registration required.

  • Take a trip back to the Old West, when times were simpler and for some, being a cowboy was a way of life.

    Los Alamos Little Theatre presents, “Cowboy Poet,” debuting at 7:30 p.m. Friday. 

  • The J. Robert Oppenheimer Memorial Committee will present an exhibit of historic photos titled, “J. Robert Oppenheimer: Photographs From His Life: 1904-1967” from today until May 30 at the Mesa Public Library. The public is encouraged to visit the exhibit.
    An opening reception will be from 4:30-6:30 p.m. Thursday in the upstairs gallery of the library. Refreshments will be served and members of the JROMC will be on hand to answer questions.

  • David Mutschlecner will read from and sign his new book of poetry, “Enigma and Light,” at Ruby K’s Bagel Café at 6 p.m. Thursday. Tickets to the event are $22.50, which includes the book and refreshments, and will be available at the door the night of the event. Otowi Station Bookstore and Ruby K’s are sponsoring the event.
    He is the author of two previous collections from Ashahta Press, “Veils” and “Esse.”

  • May is Mental Health Awareness Month and Kristine Coblentz of the Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Linda Anderman of Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos Public Schools and Assets In Action are working together to heighten awareness.
    A short-term working committee has put together a brochure with the goal of educating students to the types of help available and some places the community can go for help.
    The brochure highlights the different types of counseling options available, while educating youth about good stress versus bad stress.
    The efforts will be combined with radio interviews on AM 1490, KRSN and information displayed in this column, both promoting building a Healthy Community! Healthy Youth!

  • Los Alamos Middle School students Sierra Foley, Madison Foley, Jonathan Salazar and Derek Selvage placed the morning wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery during the annual 8th grade Washington, D.C. trip.