LAHS Homecoming Court Asks Community To Participate In ‘Court For A Cause’

first_imgLAHS Homecoming Court from left, Zoe Butler, Ogden Berry, Ariel Edkin, Alex Moulton, Cory Liechty, JD Carson, Maddie Ovaska, Hunter Swavely, Ellie Oldham, Luc Chavez, Ona Gartz. Not pictured: Jacob Majors. Courtesy photo The Homecoming Court has set up a page to collect donations that will be used to offer more teacher mini-grants this fall. To contribute to Court for a Cause, visit lapsfoundation.com/court-for-a-cause. LAPS FOUNDATION News: “The 2019 Homecoming Court wanted to start a new tradition, similar to other schools nationwide, called Court for a Cause,” member Maddie Ovaska said. “This is a chance for the students who have been recognized to come together and give back to the community. There is no better cause than our own schools!” As their way of giving back to the schools and teachers who have supported them, the students are encouraging members of the community to donate to the LAPS Foundation, specifically to fund teacher mini-grants. Last year, the LAPS Foundation realized that while it was impacting many teachers with its bigger grants, there was a real need for smaller grants that would allow teachers to quickly implement a new idea or introduce a new resource in the classroom. Last year the LAPS Foundation offered $1,000 per semester in mini-grants on a first-come-first-served basis. This year it increased the amount to $1,500 per semester. All the schools are a buzz this week with Homecoming activities. There are the usual spirit days, a Homecoming parade, football game and dance, but this year there will be a new Homecoming tradition. Members of the Homecoming Court, voted on by their LAHS peers, have decided to give back to their schools, and so they are starting an initiative called Court for a Cause. “Basically what was happening,” LAPS Foundation Executive Director Laura Loy said, “was that teachers were spending their own money just to get their idea off the ground. We saw this as an opportunity to offer mini-grants, up to $100 each, and the concept has really taken off.” “Already the money for fall mini-grants has been allocated, and more won’t be available until spring” Loy said. “It’s become a very popular part of the support we offer to teachers and schools.” Ovaska added, “We are excited to participate in this week’s festivities and help make the school better through this new tradition.”The Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation is an independent organization that invests in a successful future for all Los Alamos public school students. Since its inception in 2005, the LAPS Foundation has raised more than $1 million for Los Alamos public schools. The Foundation raises money through generous contributions from individuals and organizations who share the Foundation’s core values. To learn more about the LAPS Foundation and how to get involved and/or make a donation, visit lapsfoundation.com or call 505.500.6501.last_img read more

Road Construction Delaying Traffic on Seward, Sterling Hwys

first_imgMcCarthy: “This is the Sterling Highway milepost 114 to 135, which is resurfacing the Sterling Highway at Coho Loop Road, which is the historic milepost 114, and going to Ninilchik, which is the historic milepost 135.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Road construction on the Seward and Sterling Highways will delay traffic this summer as the Alaska Department of Transportation upgrades and maintains some of the Peninsula’s busiest thoroughfares. The DOT is also planning to repave the Kenai Spur Highway from milepost 8 to 12, which starts near Walmart and continues through Kenai to just past the North and South Forest intersection. That project will start later this summer and includes two large culvert replacements. Further delays are planned this month on the Sterling Highway from mile 94 to 96.5 for the Soldotna Pavement Preservation Project and on the Seward Highway from mile 50 to 75.center_img On the Sterling Highway, south of Soldotna, DOT spokeswoman Shannon McCarthy says work will begin within the next few days… You can always check 511.alaska.gov or call 511 for updates on DOT road construction and conditions.last_img read more

Kante and Barkley could return for Burnley game

first_imgSee also:Lampard backs Pulisic after Chelsea winChelsea trio will miss Ajax clash Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Chelsea hope N’Golo Kante and Ross Barkley will be available for Saturday’s game against Burnley.Neither player travelled with the squad to Amsterdam for Wednesday’s Champions League clash with Ajax.AdChoices广告Barkley picked up an ankle injury against Newcastle on Saturday and Kante missed that game because of a groin problem.Kante trained on Tuesday, as did Antonio Rudiger, while Barkley is expected to resume training later this week.Midfielders Kante and Barkley will be assessed ahead of this weekend’s trip to Turf Moor.Defender Rudiger will again be unavailable but Chelsea are hopeful he is close to returning after a groin injury.Manager Frank Lampard explained: “Ross hopefully will be fit to train by the time we get back on Thursday.“Rudiger trained with us, which is part of a small programme to have him fit. He’s going to be out of contention for the weekend, but hopefully (he’ll be back) soon.“N’Golo similarly is training but we’ll see how we he is for the weekend – not clear yet on that one.”Andreas Christensen, meanwhile, is expected to be out for a couple of weeks with a hamstring strain.last_img read more