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  • Assistant Superintendent Dean announces retirement

    Assistant Superintendent of Schools Paula Dean announced her retirement today.

    Superintendent of Schools Dr. Gene Schmidt said in a written statement that he accepted her retirement this morning with “great reluctance.”

    Schmidt also congratulated her on her career in Los Alamos, and credited her for actively promoting academic achievement for the district’s students and professional development among the teachers and staff. Schmidt also credited her with playing a leading role in helping the Los Alamos Public School District achieve district wide accreditation.

    Though she announced her retirement, she will still continue on the job through the school year, Schmidt said in his statement.

    Dean started her career with LAPS as the Director of Curriculum and Development, and according to Schmidt her familiarity and skill in implementing  the state’s “Common Core” curriculum (CC is a program that develops deeper understanding of the concepts behind English and Math), has been recognized by the state. She then became principal of Barranca Mesa Elementary for four years before becoming Assistant Superintendent for the past three years.

    More details on this developing story will be posted on LAMonitor.com.

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  • Update 02-10-13

    Movie premiere

    The premiere of Los Alamos resident Samantha Filer’s films, “The Sword of Arundel,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Friday at the First United Methodist Church, 715 Diamond Dr. The show is free.

    Council meeting

    The Los Alamos County Council will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday in council chambers.

    Parks and Rec

    The Parks and Recreation Board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Thursday at the Larry R. Walkup Aquatic Center.

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    Shrove Tuesday

    Trinity on the Hill Episcopal Church, 3900 Trinity Dr., invites the community to a Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) pancake supper, from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday. Tickets can be purchased at the door and are $4 for children, $8 for adults and $20 for a family. 

  • Fiber cutover, Feb. 15-18

    Beginning Feb. 15, the county’s Information Management staff will work with crews on the REDI Net fiber network to jointly conduct a fiber cutover from existing county fiber located at Ashley Pond Park east along Central Avenue to the new Municipal Building at 1000 Central Ave.
    The fiber move is the first step in the process as county staff begins to prepare for the move of servers and then county computers into the new Municipal Building at the beginning of May. The cutover will not impact those county facilities frequently used by the public, such as the 311 Customer Care Center or the library.
    County services located south of the park on Trinity Drive or in Central Park Square are not impacted. Other county facilities east of Ashley Pond Park, including staff in the TRK building, the fire stations, or at Pajarito Cliffs Site, will be impacted only after 3 p.m. Friday, which will bring down their phone and Internet service. Because the schools’ administration building shares the county’s fiber network, their facility located just south of Trinity Drive will be without phones or Internet on Friday after 3 p.m. Schools are not in session Feb. 15.

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