18 Mar

The Foundation is Here to Support LAPS during the COVID-19 Pandemic

During this time of school closure and social distancing, keep the Foundation in mind for ideas or opportunities to support LAPS staff.  We still have funding for mini grants for the spring semester for any teacher who hasn’t already received one this school year.  Perhaps there is a webinar to watch, or maybe you have an idea to assist your students with online or at home learning.  The mini grant application is short and simple to complete in just a few minutes.  The Foundation also still has funding for wellness grants for many of the schools (Aspen, Barranca, Mountain, Pinon, LAMS and TFA).  Do you have a creative idea to promote wellness for the staff at your school while being physically apart?  Let us know.  We want to help! 

10 Mar

Art for the Sky: What a Great Idea!

Imagine over 600 middle school students and teachers creating an art project together.  Sounds impossible, right?  That’s exactly what happened on January 22nd at Los Alamos Middle School.  LAPS Foundation helped fund this GREAT IDEA!  Inspired by a former colleague’s recommendation, Principal Suzanne Lynne resolved to make the amazing Art for the Sky experience happen at LAMS and bring the entire school together to create something beautiful.  Community members even pitched in and loaned colored t-shirts and jeans for the project.  Team-building, problem-solving and hard work resulted in a radiant Zia symbol photographed from the sky by a drone.  Students commented they would always remember this experience.  It was definitely not an ordinary day in the classroom.  LAPS Foundation funds grants for Great Ideas to give students creative and innovative extras that go beyond the normal curriculum.  Check out the spectacular video by artist Daniel Dancer:   https://vimeo.com/387849665?ref=fb-share&fbclid=IwAR2iTqkPNYCfdDNAvRvt4QZCpCD-cS8biTTpEHkfRxMaFz8ik3yLXSHu1hc