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WELCOME HAWK STUDENTS

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Student Resources

7th grade:  Jennifer Neil  •  663-2409  •  j.neil@laschools.net
Jennifer Neil’s website: https://sites.google.com/laschools.net/jennneilcounselor/home

8th grade:  Scott Gramer  •  663-2410 •  s.gramer@laschools.net

Clinical Counselor:  Michelle Bane  •  663-2408  •  m.bane@laschools.net

WHATOPEN TOWHENWHEREDESCRIPTION
3D Printing ClubAll StudentsFridays during both lunches7th grade, Mr. Bonner, Room #259; 8th grade,Mr. Neese, Room #247Learn and experience printing in 3D
Boys'CouncilAll LAMS BoysFall and SpringTBACall 661-4097 for details
Builders ClubAll StudentsWednesdays during each grade lunchMrs. Gross, Room #262Part of Kiwanis, about building leaders, projects based on student interest
Coffee with the CounselorFor PARENTS of 7th and 8th gradersFriday mornings, 8:00 am - 9:00 amTeachers' LoungeFOR PARENTS! Come to express concerns, get questions answered, get support -- YOUR time.
Color Guard (for marching band)8th gradeLunch one day per weekMrs. Blom and Mrs. Wadlington, Room #242For those interested in joining Marching Color Guard in high school.
Cookies and ConversationAll StudentsOnce per month (as announced)Room #262Casual lunchtime activity with senior citizens who bring cookies.
E2 (Eternal Encouragement)All StudentsThursday, both lunches7th grade- Room #259; 8th grade- Room #159Study the Bible with friends.
Dungeons and Dragons7th grade StudentsThursdays during 7th Grade LunchMs. Agnew, Room #146Play Dungeons and Dragons with friends
Girls' CircleAll LAMS GirlsFridays for 8 weeks in the Fall and then the Spring7th Grade - Room #146; 8th Grade - Room #246Friendship and Positive growth.
MakerSpace ClubAll StudentsTuesdays, during each grade lunchLibraryMaking things, working on engineering, art, computer, and other projects.
Math CountsAnyone who loves mathTuesdays, after schoolMs. Suzuko, Room #147Math Skills competition
Native Hawks ClubNative American StudentsOnce a month on ThursdayMs. Ellie, LibraryBuild leadership with Native American students.
National History Day ClubFor students taking NHD classMrs. Haagenstad, Room #248Learn about American History on a deeper level, participate in projects.
Robotics7th Grade StudentsTuesdaysMr. Bonzon, Room #259Play and/or build robotics for competition.
Science BowlAnyone interested in ScienceTBAMrs. Fullop, Room #149"Have fun answering science and math questions! See who can buzz in first! Can you collaborate with your team members to get the bonus questions?"
Science FairAll StudentsJanuary 18th and 19th LAMSFor information, contact A. Hetrick or E.Abeyta (e.abeyta@laschools.net)
Student CouncilAll StudentsMondays, both lunchesMrs. Wadlington, Room #268Your chance to be a leader and to help plan events and participate in student council conferences.
WEB Crew8th Grade Students who have completed trainingAs neededMrs. Maestas, Room #163Build Leadership skills, be of service to 7th graders and to the school in general

LAMS holds a Homework and Academic Time (HAT) on Wednesdays during the regular school day.  During HAT students may remain in their 8th period to finish homework, or attend prearranged help sessions or work on enrichment activities.  Regular classes will only be shortened slightly to accommodate for this additional time during HAT.  HAT will be tied to 8th period, our last period of the day. Below is an example of what the Wednesday schedule looks like:

HAT Wednesday Only Bell Schedule:
(Homework and Academic Time)

1st Period 8:00 am – 8:42 am
2nd Period 8:47 am – 9:33 am
3rd Period 9:38 am – 10:20 am (Pledge and Snack Break)
4th Period 10:25 am – 11:07 am
5th Period 11:12 am – 11:54 am
6th Period 11:59 am – 12:41 pm
7th Period 12:46 pm – 1:28 pm
8th Period 1:33 pm – 2:15 pm
HAT Period 2:20 pm – 3:00 pm

Student Conduct 
LAMS administration and staff strive to provide and maintain a safe, equitable, and positive environment that promotes intellectual and personal growth and development. Discipline interventions are geared to nurture the development of self control, self worth, social responsibility and the acceptance of consequences for ones actions. Our discipline plan utilizes conflict resolution strategies and adult intervention. The plan specifies rules covering the standards of behavior expected from our students. Students who violate the rules will receive natural and logical consequences. Students who follow the rules will reap positive consequences.

Our General School Rules are: 
Be Safe
Be Respectful
Be Responsible

The philosophy of discipline at LAMS is grounded in the belief that learning opportunities can best take place when there is mutual respect and trust. The administration and staff are dedicated to the development of trust and respect between all students and adults. Students are encouraged to make good choices and take responsibility for their choices, including accepting natural consequences, when appropriate.

•    A LAMS staff member will redirect the student’s behavior.
•    A student may receive a Discipline Report for an incident which is a detailed account of the incident and what, if any, action has been taken to address the situation.
•    When referred for misconduct, possible action / consequences may include: a conference with the student, lunch detention, parent contact, school community service, intervention and/or mediation, In School Suspension or Out of School Suspension. This information is documented on the Incident Report.
•    Tardies are also tracked and students with habitual tardies are given a Discipline Report .
This discipline policy was developed in accordance with the Los Alamos Public Schools Board of Education Policies.

Code of Conduct Agreement for Students

Please print agreement, it requires student and parent signature.

LAMS PERSONAL APPEARANCE/DRESS CODE FOR STUDENTS

The School Board recognizes that each student’s mode of dress and grooming  is a matter of individual preference. The Board will not interfere with students’ and parents’ decisions regarding appearance except when their choices disrupt the educational process, interfere with the maintenance of a positive teaching/learning climate or violate reasonable standards of health, safety, decency, and respect for others. The purpose of the student dress code is to encourage students to come to school prepared for the instructional program.

The Board prohibits the displaying of apparel, accessories, or the marking of the skin with designs or patterns, which advocate drugs, tobacco, and/or alcohol use, violence, disruptive behavior, disrespect for others, or denotes gang membership.

Two Guidelines to Note:

  1. Students may not wear hats indoors.
  2. Students’ midriffs need to be covered.

Great Schools. Great Place to Live. Great People

Los Alamos Public Schools is ranked as one of the premier school districts in the United States. LAPS serves as the primary school district for Los Alamos County, a county recently recognized as a Top 10 County for public schools. See links below on our outstanding achievements for the school district and our outstanding partnership with Los Alamos County.

#1 School District in New Mexico

Top 10 Counties in America for Education

Best Places to Live Top 10

Los Alamos Country #1 for Quality of Life