Los Alamos Middle School Holds Events For District Sixth Graders

Future Hawks check out art elective classes during the Hawk Sampler. Photo Courtesy LAPS

Parents and students had the chance to visit classrooms and talk to teachers about electives during the Hawk Sampler. Photo Courtesy LAPS

LAMS staff perform a skit on middle school expectations during Future Hawk Day. Photo Courtesy LAPS


More than 280 6th graders from all five elementary schools in the district participated in Future Hawk Day at Los Alamos Middle School this past Monday. Principal Suzanne Lynne and Assistant Principal Andy Ainsworth and LAMS staff were on hand to welcome students as they gathered in the courtyard before breaking out into groups.

Students then moved through five rotations, including information sessions on electives, athletics and extracurricular clubs and activities, walking tours of the school, and a Q & A session. There was even a behavior expectations skit performed by staff members to show students what is expected at LAMS, such as not being late to class, coming to class prepared and keeping cell phones in lockers. Students also learned about Hawk teams and tips for success at LAMS. 

Later that evening, students, along with a parent or guardian, were invited to attend the Hawk Sampler where they could learn more about the elective courses available next year, visit the classrooms and meet the teachers. Middle school students have over 35 electives to choose from along with their core courses.

Course selection for the 2022-2023 opened after the Hawk Sampler and will close on Feb. 15. For more information, check out the LAMS Course Catalog.