20 Sep

LAHS Alumni, Do You Accept the Challenge?

The Los Alamos High School classes of 1969 and 1979 will be holding their reunions in Los Alamos during homecoming weekend, September 20-22, 2019. Alumni from both classes are encouraged to attend and catch up with friends and classmates. Additionally, the LAHS class of 1989 is issuing a friendly challenge to their fellow classes to help raise money for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation (LAPSF).

The Class of 1989 held its 30th reunion in early August 2019 and completed a successful fundraising campaign for the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation. The class raised more than $10,000, which will be invested back into the local schools to help make the best possible educational experience for students here in Los Alamos. See the results at lapsfoundation.com/classof1989/. Dave Lyons and Stephanie Archuleta of the Class of 1989, and both board members of LAPSF, had challenged their classmates to “give back to the schools that gave you your start.”

Lyons said, “Thank you again to the Class of 1989 who responded tremendously to the challenge, and whose generosity will help further improve the quality of education in Los Alamos. Stephanie and I are hoping to make this a Los Alamos tradition for all classes that come home for their reunions.”

Archuleta added, “I think this is a fun way to create some friendly competition amongst the classes, and to have it all benefit the local schools at the same time. I think we all recognize that the Los Alamos schools played a huge role in shaping who we became.”

The LAPS Foundation has created web pages for the classes of 1969 and 1979 so alumni can make their donations to their class and join in the competition. For the Class of 1969, alumni can make donations at lapsfoundation.com/classof1969/. For additional questions on the Class of 1969 reunion, please visit their Facebook page at LAHS ’69 50 Year Class Reunion or email them at  LAHSreunion69@gmail.com.

For the Class of 1979, alumni can make donations at lapsfoundation.com/classof1979/. For additional questions on the class of 1979 reunion, please visit the reunion web page at lahsclassof79.com or email them at lahsclassof79@gmail.com.

Lyons and Archuleta noted, “Reunions are great for catching up with classmates, friends and teachers, and this is a way for everyone to participate, whether they can attend in person or not. We had several folks unable to attend, but who could participate from afar by joining in the fundraising challenge. Thanks to both classes of 1969 and 1979 for joining the competition.”

04 Sep

Fall Grants Now Open!

Fall grants are now open, and over $21,000 is available! Applications for the following grants will be accepted through September 30: Great Ideas, Professional Development and Professional Book Group. Mini grants ($100 each) applications will be accepted until the $1,500 budgeted for the fall has been allocated. The above grants are open to certified LAPS teachers.

New this year – Staff Wellness Grants ($100 each)! Any LAPS employee may apply, and up to 5 individuals may collaborate to request a combined $500 for one project. Applications will be accepted until the $2,000 budgeted for the fall has been allocated.

Learn more and apply for a grant today!

Grant Workshops will be held on Thursday, September 12 and Tuesday, September 17, 4-5pm in the School Board Room. This is a great way to learn what makes a successful grant application. Bring your laptop if you wish to start working on the application.