5/1 School News

Portales Junior High School
Track results
The Portales girls’ team members earned the following awards at the Hagerman track meet: 110 meter hurdles, Dallas Russell, second and Ashlee Banister, fourth; 100 meter dash, Tara Johnson, first; mile run, LeAnne Blaeser, sixth; 800 meter relay, eighth grade, fifth place; 400 meter dash, Lindsay Keller, third and Marissa Best, fifth; 300 meter hurdles, Tara Johnson, second and Kayla Roach, fifth; 800 meter run, Ashlee Banister, sixth.
Others include: 800 meter run, Ashlee Banister, sixth; 800 medley relay, eighth grade, second and seventh grade, fifth; 200 meter dash, Kalee Haragan, third; mile relay, eighth grade, second and seventh grade third; shop put, Heidi Brown first; discus, Michele Garcia, first; long jump, Tara Johnson, first; triple jump, Devan Griego, second and Kayla Roach third; high jump, Megan Lyons, first, Andrea Brown, fifth and Kalee Haragan, sixth.
The eighth grade placed second overall and the seventh-grade team placed fourth place overall.
The boys’ teams earn these honors: 100 meter dash, Jose Mendoza, fifth; 1600 meter run, Aaron Worten, first and Chris Carby second; 400 meter dash, Cameron King, fifth; 800 meter run, Ethan Ortega, third; 200 meter dash, Steven Heckert, second and Jose Mendoza sixth; 400 meter relay eighth grade third and seventh grade fifth.
Other events include 800 meter relay, eighth grade first and seventh grade third; 1600 meter relay eighth grade fifth and seventh grade third; shot put, Junior Olivas first, Andrew Armijo, fifth and Devon Stinson, sixth; discus, Mathew Salas, first; long jump, Steven Heckert, first and Cameron King sixth; high jump, Mike Trujillo third, Aaron Worten, fourth and Jose Mendoza sixth.

Academic honors
Several eighth grade students took the ACT high school tests. This opportunity for junior high students allows them to practice the test that most colleges use for admittance and also earns them recognition at this level. Only two of those students were able to attend the recognition ceremony at New Mexico Tech University in Socorro. Amanda Wood and Ethan Ortega collected medals and certificates and enjoyed a tour of the campus and demonstrations with electricity.

Yearbooks on the way
Advisor Jon Birdsong reminds students that only a few yearbooks are available to purchase for $25. These will be delivered shortly before school is out for the summer.

Early release day changed
The May early release day has been changed to May 11. Amanda Burnett and her student council students have planned a picnic at City Park for all students. In addition to hotdogs and other food and sodas, students have plan relay races and a visit from the fire department with a water spray.

Floyd School News
Upcoming events
l Spring program is Tuesday night.
l The second grade will go on a field trip Thursday.
l The Future Farmers of America banquet is Thursday night at 6:30.
l Friday is an ELS day.
l Senior Graduation will be May 14.
l Kindergarten Graduation will be May 19.
l Last day of school is May 20.

Baseball: Tuesday, Floyd vs. Dora at 4 p.m.
Track: Friday and Saturday, state track meet in Albuquerque.

Elementary track
The fourth-, fifth-, and sixth-graders will be participating in a county wide track meet on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Elida and Dora will also be participating. Concession stand will be open.

Yearbooks are on sale for $38. See Dawn Bilbrey if you would like to purchase any.

Elida School News
Walkin’ for Hope
Clad in T-shirts donated by a local business, Elida students, teachers, parents, and other members of the community turned out for the Walk-a-thon benefir for Hope Bilbrey and her family. Many people spent the afternoon walking and running to fulfill their pledges.

Anthony receives award
FCCLA Advisor Glenda Anthony, State Officer Quentin Griffin, and Sponsor Shalie Anthony went to the pre-state leadership contest on April 20 in order to allow Griffin the opportunity to practice the script with the rest of the state officer team. On April 21, two sponsors and one advisor attended the actual contest along with the FCCLA members, Tyler Anderson, Shanna Anthony, Brandy Hudson, and Aaron Roberts.
Elida’s chapter members presented their chapter banner and made a presentation entitled, “Eat Smart, Play Hard.” They received a bronze medal in Chapter Banner, and received second place for their presentation. The group received $100 for competing in the “Eat Smart, Play Hard” program. Students attended many workshops and leadership activities as well.
Anthony received the “Spirit of Advising” award. On Thursday night an ice cream social was held for all of the FCCLA members in New Mexico.

Track state qualifiers
l Wesley Gilmore qualified by placing sixth in the long jump.
l Alicia Smith qualified for the state track meet with a high jump of 4 feet, 8 inches.
l Brandy Hudson placed third in the two-mile and fourth in the one-mile.

Upcoming events
Thursday: State track in Albuquerque.
Saturday: High school awards banquet.
May 12: FFA/FCCLA banquet
May 16-19: State baseball tournament

Dora School News
I knew our school term was about to end, but I didn’t realize there are only 11 more school days until it’s over. There is school scheduled for May 16. Don’t forget.

Accounts due
All student accounts are due before the last day of school. All textbooks and library books must be returned and lunches paid before May 18.

After years driving a school bus and working in the school cafeteria, Lela Victor is retiring, at least from the kitchen area. She has been the chief manager of the cooking, etc., for several years. Loretta Dycus and Jo Manis are her helpers.

Field trip
The fifth and sixth grades enjoyed a day of fun and sightseeing on Wednesday.

Last days
Friday is the last day of school for our elementary II (preschool) class. The kindergarten class will go until the class has graduation at 1:30 p.m. in the auditorium on May 13. The reception will be in the elementary II building after the graduation.
Tuesday: Floyd at Dora, 4 p.m.
Thursday: Texico at Dora, doubleheader at 3 p.m.

Other events
Thursday: ASVAB test interpretation, 5th period; Grades 4, 5 and 6, Kiwanis track meet at Floyd all day; State track for 5th, 6th and 7th.
Saturday: Sophomore sponsored Trap Shot at Blake Inge’s.
May 9: No school, but there will be sports, FFA and BPA awards banquet at 5 p.m. and school board meeting at 8 p.m.

May birthdays
2, Lane Carrasco; 5, Mikaela Cone and Valentin Lopez; 8, Christina Walker; 10, Rachel Cox and Kendra Watson; 14, Sabrina Roberts and Ethan Gorrell; 15, Sara Lopez and Velinda Fierro; 16, Orlando Lopez; 18, Kylie Katalinich; 19, Andres Rodriquez; 23, Benjamin Massey; 25, Shania Ramirez and Kambry Turnbow; 26, Amelia Bilbrey; 29, Francis Lopez and Steven Lopez.

Watch for high school semester exam schedules, as they will be available soon in the office.

School Lunch Menus
Portales Schools
Monday: Cold cereal, graham crackers, juice and milk
Tuesday: Cheese omelet, toast w/jelly, fresh fruit and milk
Wednesday: Cold cereal, donut, juice and milk
Thursday: Pancake on a stick, fresh fruit and milk
Friday: Breakfast pocket, fresh fruit and milk

Monday: Hamburgers, lett./tom., fries, fresh fruit and milk
Tuesday: Turkey roast, mashed potatoes w/gravy, chilled fruit and roll
Wednesday: Handmade pizza, veggie sticks w/dip, chilled fruit and milk
Thursday: Crispy burrito, salsa, chilled fruit, pinto beans and milk (birthday cake)
Friday: Chicken nuggets, fries, fresh fruit, roll, frozen fruit bar and milk