Daily Bulletin

LOS ALAMOS MIDDLE SCHOOL Bulletin for Saturday, February 16, 2019

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Deadline to Order: Apr 10

PTO MEETING MONDAY, FEB. 25th, 5:30pm, LAMS Library
LAMS PTO website

Staff Wish List Link

Greetings from LAMS!
I am asking you to help us improve safety at the Middle School. There appears to be some confusion about where students may be dropped off in the morning. To avoid unsafe conditions, we all need to follow the same traffic pattern.

You may enter the LAMS parking lot by either entrance road (from either North Mesa Road or San Ildefonso Road). You must then drive to the north side of the parking lot (the North Mesa side) and enter the lane for student drop offs. You must drop off your student in the designated student drop off lane. This is the safest location for our students and staff members walking through the area.

A few drivers are skipping the lane and dropping off students in the parking lot. This creates hazardous conditions for both students and staff alike. There have been several close calls when drivers skipped the drop off lane and then failed to watch for pedestrians. Using the drop off lane creates the safest environment for everyone.

Thank you for following these directions. It creates a much safer environment, which is something we all support. If your student has someone other than you dropping them off, such as a sibling, caretaker, or the like, please make sure that that person knows of these directions.

Thank you all for your cooperation.

After School Homework Help Sessions
Mondays through Thursdays AFTER SCHOOL until 4:35PM

• Mondays – Room 144 (Ms. Goddard) and Room 145 (Ms. Christon)
• Tuesdays - Room 262 (Ms. Gross) and Room 247 (Mr. Neese)
• Wednesdays – Room 145 (Ms. Christon) and Room 265 (Ms. Gaunt)
• Thursdays - Room 145 (Ms. Christon) and Room 249 (Ms. Alexander)

Parents may pick up students or students may catch the
Atomic City Bus which has a pickup on the corner of SAN ILDEFONSO AT 4:11 AND 4:41

ATTENTION 8TH GRADERS, you can apply now to be in the program in 9th grade.

LAECCA Application Form

The Early College & Career Academy (LAECCA) is looking for Los Alamos High School students who have potential to do college coursework or technical certifications before high school graduation. The goal of the LAECCA is to create a seamless experience for student between high school and their post-secondary goals by providing a focused pathway to a future career.

LAECCA supports students in early access to post-secondary training allowing them to graduate from high school with not only a diploma but also college credentials and credits. LAECCA provides the opportunity for students to enroll in college courses that count for both high school and college credit. LAECCA students are able to attend dual credit and/or college classes during the fall, spring, and summer tuition free. Students accepted to the LAECCA will have access to college and career opportunities not available to other LAHS students.

LAECCA emphasizes three major areas of post-secondary study: electro-mechanical technologies, business, and emergency medical services. Students participate in the program with the goal of earning a certification or credentials while graduating from high school. Students wishing to apply to the LAECCA must meet with Ms. Haake, LAECCA counselor, and submit a completed application. Students wishing to apply to the LAECCA must submit a completed application, two teacher reference forms, as well as an unofficial copy of their transcript, by 3:00pm on May 4, 2016.

Coffee with the 7th and 8th grade Counselors Every Friday, 8-9am
Please join the counselors to get any LAMS questions or concerns answered.

You can now register your student for Saturday school by filling out this Google form
Saturday School Registration

Saturday School Information link

Saturday School Schedule:
February 23
March 2
March 16
April 13
April 27
May 11
May 18

Pay Fees Online
Student fees can be paid online at https://laschools.hotlunch.com/fees/
with a check made out to Los Alamos Public Schools. Checks can be dropped off at the school or mailed to the Los Alamos Middle School, 2101 Hawk Drive, Los Alamos, NM 87544
Attention: Bookkeeper.
if you wish to pay cash, please make arrangements with the bookkeeper by emailing j.romero@laschools.net
The minimum school fee is $95. Some electives will have an additional fee and will be listed in PowerSchool and in the online payment link.

Dear Parent or Guardian:

Los Alamos Middle School will participate in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) on March 7th. NAEP is the largest nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students know and can do in various subjects. NAEP is administered by the National Center for Education Statistics, within the U.S. Department of Education. NAEP is different from our state assessments because it is a common measure of achievement across the country. The results are released as The Nation’s Report Card, which provides information about student achievement to educators, parents, policymakers, and the public.

Some 8th grade students may take an assessment in mathematics or reading. In addition to subject-area questions, NAEP survey questionnaires are voluntarily completed by students. The questionnaires provide valuable information about participating students’ educational experiences and opportunities to learn both in and out of the classroom. As part of the 2019 National Indian Education Study, American Indian and Alaska Native students may receive additional questions tailored to their educational experiences and their opportunities to learn about their culture and traditions. More information about NAEP survey questionnaires is available at https://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/parents under the section “What Questions Are on the Test?”

The assessment takes about 120 minutes for most students, including transition time and directions.

The information collected is used for statistical purposes only.
• Your child’s grades will not be affected.
• Students may be excused for any reason, are not required to complete the assessment, and may skip any question.
• While the assessment is voluntary, NAEP depends on student participation to help policymakers improve education.
However, if you do not want your child to participate, please notify me in writing by February 28th, r.schmitz@laschools.net.

There is no need to study in preparation for NAEP, but please encourage your child to do his or her best. A brochure that explains what participation in NAEP means for you and your child is available at http://nces.ed.gov/nationsreportcard/pdf/parents/2012469.pdf.

We are excited that our school is participating in NAEP. We know that Los Alamos Middle School’s students will show what our nation’s students know and can do.

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