Join the 2021 Homecoming Court in making a positive impact. The students are encouraging members of the community to donate to the LAPS Foundation, specifically to fund student grants for the 2021-2022 school year.
We’re super proud of the 20 graduating seniors who were awarded scholarships this year. LAPS Foundation awards 11 scholarships and administers several additional memorial scholarships~a total amount of $49,300 awarded to deserving students in 2021 for their outstanding qualities.
Thanks to several hard-working volunteers, we have successfully (and quickly!) moved to our new office at 1010 Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Our door is on the east side of the building and we’ll be open for business beginning July 12th. Come check it out!
After many years in Pueblo Complex on Diamond, we are moving with Los Alamos Schools Credit Union to their new building on Central. We’re super excited to be more visible to our community. We’re also excited that LASCU is expanding their membership to include LAPS Foundation donors. Let’s make a bigger impact on our schools!
Pinon kindergarten received a mini grant last fall for their garden. They used the funding to make a few improvements including weed barrier, raised beds and mulch making this spring’s planting and maintenance a much easier task. Look at the amazing results.
LAPS Foundation helped acquire AEDs for all the elementary schools in Los Alamos, the LAPS district office and Duane Smith Auditorium Lobby through a generous grant from Con Alma Foundation. We’re glad to help our schools increase safety!
LAPS Foundation stopped by the high school recently to say thank you to staff who helped celebrate senior students in May. It was not the graduation month anyone was expecting but these hardworking people stepped up to make our students feel special. They even started some new traditions. On behalf of Los Alamos, we appreciate you!
LAPS Foundation funds resources teachers need. Apply for a grant through September 30th! We offer Great Ideas grants (up to $1000), Professional Development grants and Professional Book Group grants. Mini grant applications (for up to $100) will be accepted until the money budgeted for the fall semester has been allocated. All of these grants are open to certified LAPS teachers.
We are continuing to offer Staff Wellness Grants (up to $500 each) for each school! Any LAPS employee may apply for a wellness grant.
Board members spent time at Barranca Elementary School in July working in the new staff lounge. They added comfortable seating, wall decorations, dishes and utensils, a microwave and a Keurig. The new lounge will seem a bit more homey when staff return next month. LAPS Foundation “refreshed” staff lounges at all the schools in the district last summer and had been waiting for the new building at Barranca to be completed. This is our way to say thank you to LAPS staff for all they do every day to help our students thrive!