Oct. 14 School News

PHS Counselors
PSAT exams this week
Portales High School sophomores will take the PSAT exam on Wednesday, in the PHS cafeteria. The PSAT is the practice exam to the SAT college entrance exam.
The PSAT is designed to prepare high school sophomores for the SAT they will take later as juniors and seniors. The PSAT will give students an idea of what type questions to expect on the SAT and identify strengths and weaknesses in three core sections. These sections are Critical Reading, Mathematics, & Writing Skills.

ACT, SAT tests planned
Seniors interested in attending a four-year university after graduation must take a college entrance exam, either the ACT or the SAT. The next ACT will be given on Dec. 8. Deadline to register is Nov. 2. The next SAT will be given on Dec. 1. Deadline to register is Oct. 30.
Seniors should also be applying to the colleges of their choice this month as well as obtaining scholarship information.

Burger King scholarship offered to seniors
Burger King Restaurants is offering the 2008 Burger King Scholars Program to this year’s high school seniors. The Burger King Scholars Program is offering a $1000 Scholarship to all eligible applicants.
Applicants must be high school seniors who maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher, work part-time an average of 15 hours per week, 40 weeks per year, are actively involved in community service activities, demonstrate financial need, and plan to enroll in accredited two- or four-year college, university, or vocational/technical school by fall of the application year.
Interested students can apply on line at www.bk.com/scholars.

Scholarship information available on Web
Available scholarships are posted on the Portales Schools website in the schools section under Portales High School, Counselors Corner. Other information is also posted in the Counselors Corner.
Talk to the counselors for more information about college entrance exams, college admissions, and scholarships. Thomas Tafoya meets with students whose last names begin A-L and Pam Nelson-Ray meets with students whose last names begin M-Z.

ACT in career classes
This time ACT means getting a practice with the ACT college entrance exams. Eighth grade students will have the opportunity to see how they place with students across the United States as well as learn the format of one of the most important tests they will take.

Last home
football game
Monday the seventh grade football team hosts Clovis’ Marshall for their last game of the season. Kickoff is a 4 p.m. on the Ram field. The eighth grade team heads to Texico Thursday to play their final game of the season against the Texico Wolverines.

Choirs perform
outdoor concert
Three choirs will perform at 6 p.m. Monday in the junior high courtyard. Students from Lindsey, Portales Junior High and Portales High School combine their talents in the concert. Each choir also has some individual selections. Choir directors Franklin Smith and Suzanne Cottrell invite parents and friends to bring their lawn chairs out for the concert.

Volleyball ends with tournament
Saturday both eighth grade volleyball teams compete in a tournament in the Marshall gym.

Parent/teacher conferences set
Parent/teacher conferences will be held from 11a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 22. Teachers and parents will discuss the students’ progress in various classes. Parents may pick up their children’s report cards at this time.

Gym renovations in final stages
As work on the old gym enters the seventh month of work, Principal Steve Harris reports that work to replace the floor begins Tuesday. The roof, ceiling, and lighting are completed. The basketball coaches and teams hope to be able to hold some of their practices and games in the gym this season.

Elida School News
Honor Society holding induction
The Elida High School chapter of the National Honor Society will hold ceremonies for the induction of new members and the installation of officers. The ceremonies will be held at 9 a.m. Oct. 17 in the cafeteria. Everyone is invited to attend.
Officers for the 2007-08 school year are: Wesley Gilmore, president; Janice Taylor, vice president; Christyn Lee, secretary; Dan Massey, treasurer; Anna Campbell, historian; Ethan Jasso, historian; Levi Massey, reporter; Ryan Best, chaplain.

ENM Fair results
Numerous Elida students exhibited livestock at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. Results include:
Market Swine:
Jordyn Tivis, Champion Chester
Market Lambs:
Reavis Best, first and third in light Blackface
Market Goats:
Kensey Criswell, first light Class 1, Raeona Sanders, first Class 3
Dairy Heifers:
Raeona Sanders, second Class 2
Market Steers:
Ryan Best, first Class 6, Kensey Criswell second Class 2
Audrey Campbell, Reserve Champion Duck, four first, one second
Showmanship Awards:
Drew Sanders, Market Swine
Ryan Best, Market Steers

School out early
School will dismiss at 1 p.m. Thursday for parent-teacher conferences.

Floyd School News
Upcoming events
Thursday there will be a pep rally at 3:20 p.m.
Oct. 22-25 is Red Ribbon Week.

Character Counts students chosen
The following students from Floyd Schools were chosen for exhibiting the traits of Character Counts for September:
Elementary: Chance Essary, Jordan Gomez, Patrick Terry, Adrian Borrego, Brayan Navarro, and Tyler Richerson.
Middle School: Nadia Jensen, Tessa Nall, Jose Mendoza, and Valentina Rascon
High School: Hannah Love, Ben Lindsey, Jordan Terry, Jenny Ortiz, and Gabriel Chavez.

Dinner theater set
The student council dinner theater will be on Oct. 23 at the Community Building. The performance this year is titled “Back at the Creekbank.” There will be a limited number of seats, tickets will be sold in advance. Contact Judy Chandler or Carol Lang at the school for tickets or other information about this event.

Fund raiser
Third-graders will have a bake sale on Thursday.

School accepting enrollments
Parents or guardians interested in having their children attend Floyd Schools are encouraged to contact the school at 478-2211.

Web site login available
Parent login to check student grades is available for parents of students in grades 2-12. Contact:
dterry@floydbroncos.com for a username and password.

Athletic schedule
Saturday — Junior High and Varsity host Melrose. Junior high begins at 11a.m., varsity at 1pm.
Thursday — Junior high, JV and varsity host Melrose at 4:30 p.m.
Saturday — Junior high, JV and varsity at Elida at 1 p.m.

Floyd Schools menu for the week of October 15-18:
Monday: Scrambled eggs, sausage patty, cereal, juice, milk.
Tuesday: Ham N’ Cheese Breakfast, cereal, juice, milk.
Wednesday: Breakfast burrito, cereal, juice, milk.
Thursday: Pancakes, sausage, cereal, juice, milk.
Monday: Chili meat/potatoes, tortilla, beans, cinnamon rolls, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS).
Tuesday: BBQ Ribs, potato salad, pinto beans, roll, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS).
Wednesday: Bean tostado, salad, chilled pears, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS).
Thursday: Pepperoni pizza, corn, salad, chocolate pudding, milk, (Salad bar MS/HS).

Dora School News
Athletic schedule
Monday — Dora volleyball hosts Elida (JH, JV, V) 4:30 p.m.
Thursday — Dora volleyball hosts Fort Sumner (JH, JV, V) 4:30 p.m.
Friday — Dora volleyball at Elida (JH, JV, V) 4:30 pm; Dora football plays Foothills, field to be announced.

Report cards
Grades for the first nine-week grading period will be handed out to all students on Wednesday.

FFA members place at Roswell
FFA sponsor Kit Pettigrew announced results from the Eastern New Mexico State Fair recently. Participants Gowan Hays, Colby Lee, Shaelei Payne, and Daelynn Lee all had animals that made the sale. Sixth-grader Koby Cone won the novice livestock judging contest.

Court honored
Dora seniors Sadler Hair and Julissa Melendez were honored as homecoming king and queen yesterday at the Dora homecoming ceremonies, held in the Guy Luscombe Gymnasium. Senior attendant Clay Smith escorted Junior Tearney O’Connor. Junior attendants were Kendra Merrick and Kyler Smith. Sophomore attendants were Kelsi King and Trevor Banister. Freshman attendants were Kelli Merrick and Lathan Lieb. Fourth-grader Mikaela Cone was the flower girl, escorted by second-grader Leeroy Cervantes.