2-10-08 PJHS News

Progress reports coming out
Veronica Pena, junior high secretary, will print progress reports for all students this week. This is essentially a report card for all classes and shows students and their parents how each child is progressing so far this quarter.

Principal Steve Harris states that this allows students the opportunity to get work completed and turned in so the permanent record will indicate the true measure of each student’s learning.

Tutoring is available to all students before school from 7-8 a.m. and after school from 3:10-4:10 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays.

The Effective and Efficient Goals Team will host a time for parents to pick up their children’s progress reports. The school will be open from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Assessment tests nearing
This state measure of schools, the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment begins at the junior high Feb. 29 and continues the following week.
Harris reminds parents that the results of this test become part of students’ permanent records and is used in class placements. He asks parents to talk with their children and encourage them to do their best on the NMSBA tests.

Presidents’ Day observed
Portales Schools will be closed Feb. 18 to honor the presidents of our nation.

Sports transitions
As the basketball season ends, students are beginning sessions with tennis and track. Sara Bulls has been working with the tennis team preparing them for their first matches.