Teachers finding place for iPads in classroom

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Christina Calloway Special needs students at Valencia Elementary School are enhancing their learning experience in the classroom with the use of iPads. Julie Maloney-Pena’s small class of three received two iPads in October from the school district and Pena says her students have progressed in their learning and social skills since using them. “It’s been […]

Grant McGee: Classroom punishments things of the past

There’s a news story out of Santa Fe about a shop teacher who allegedly locked up an unruly student in a storage area. Authorities say she could face child abuse and false imprisonment charges. The story brought back memories of my eighth grade math teacher, Mr. Rigdon. Mr. Rigdon had his ways to try to […]

Election topics used for classroom lessons

By Mickey Winfield: PNT staff writer The buildup to November’s historic election is providing invaluable lessons for area students, according to school officials. “(The election) has a lot of hands-on value to (students),” PHS government teacher Mark Gallegos said. “They can actually see that there are some (issues) that are directly related to them.” Gallegos […]

Aug.13, 1975

The Portales Junior High School remodeled each classroom and finished it with burlap texture and particle board from floor to ceiling and each classroom had a single window.

Dora School News May 11, 2008

Elementary track meet slatedAthletic Director Ty Thatcher and the classroom teachers of grades 1-6 are planning a local track meet Thursday afternoon.

Free school choice would help prevent controversial battles

It’s not often that the classroom style of a high school teacher brings hundreds of people out in the rain to rallies, but that has been the result of a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a California high school student against longtime history teacher James Corbett. Sophomore Chad Farnan filed the suit, alleging that Corbett’s […]

Children wise beyond their years

By Joan Clayton : Religion Columnist She had moved back to our school in the spring after an absence of several months. “I’m so glad to be back in your class again,” she said, throwing her arms around me. I soon discovered she had missed many important concepts, especially in math. I took time during […]

Brown hosts open house

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Several students were beaming with pride Tuesday as their families took a tour of their new classrooms at Brown Early Childhood Center. The kindergarten wing of the school, which opened Jan. 9, held a community open house Tuesday with students, families, teachers and even the contractors who built the […]

Jan. 19, 1960

Jack Hensley, son of Mr. and Mrs. Turner Hensley of Portales, who is attending the National Academy of Fine Arts in New York City, has won a cash prize of $100 for an exhibit of his classroom work. The school, which was established in 1825, has a midterm exhibit the last two weeks in January […]

Foster grandparent program benefits many in community

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer For some families, grandparents are the ties that bind a family together. But that blood-bond isn’t there for every child. In Portales that’s where a special group of volunteers steps up to the plate. Today is Grandparents Day and local school faculty and staff from the Community Services Center […]

We want to be able to say we’re glad to be in Jesus’ class

By Joann Clayton She had moved back to our school in the springtime after an absence of several months. “I’m so glad to be back in your class again,” and she threw her arms around me. I soon discovered she had missed many important concepts, especially in math. So I took time during recesses to […]