Ticket feature: Dual band concerts set in Clovis, Portales

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CMI staff Members of Portales’ Triple L Band and the Alaska String Band consider their musical stylings to be fit for the family. It shouldn’t be a surprise, as both bands basically are families. The two bands will join forces for a pair of concerts Friday at the Yam Theater in Portales and Saturday at [...]

Dual-credit, remedial education top concerns at town hall meeting

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Argen Duncan Continued support for dual-credit programs, universities’ autonomy and what to do about remedial courses rose to the top of discussion topics at the Higher Education Department Town Hall meeting Monday at Eastern New Mexico University. The department is collecting public input from around New Mexico for a statewide higher education master plan. Secretary [...]

Students learn about cultures through dance

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students entertained and taught their families about the history of the dances Wednesday at James Elementary School as part of Festival Primavera. Some 55 students performed regional dances from Mexico as a part of the dual language program at the school. The students covered Mexican, American and other national [...]

Wednesday morning briefing: Politics, dual credit and the death penalty

It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Wednesday morning briefing. Politics A couple of things… Republican candidate for governor Doug Turner is in town for a meet-and-greet 9 a.m. today at Dave’s Coffee, 1404 Mabry. Also, Congressman Ben Ray Luj

April 19, 2009 PHS news

College dual credit signup deadline Monday Portales High School juniors and seniors wishing to take dual enrollment courses at Eastern New Mexico University or Clovis Community College other than the courses taught at PHS must complete and turn in College Dual Enrollment Approval Forms to the Counseling and Guidance Office by Monday. Forms must have [...]

Education feature: Dual enrollment program credits students

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By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Free is good. But when it’s college credit that’s free, there’s often an added bonus. Eastern New Mexico University distance education assistant Rebbecca Gossett said students who begin racking up college credit in high school are more likely to go on to college than those who don’t. And that’s [...]

PHS News Oct. 12

Sophomore testing The PSAT exam will be given to Portales High School sophomores on Wednesday. The PSAT is the practice/prep exam for the SAT college entrance exam. The New Mexico Department of Education in partnership with College Board allows selected New Mexico high schools to participate in the PSAT/NMSQT program each year. The test is [...]

Oct. 5, 2008 PHS News

Parent meeting set A meeting for parents of juniors will be held at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the PHS Library. We will be discussing the upcoming auction fundraiser scheduled for Nov. 9, as well as other possible fundraisers needed for the junior/senior prom. Your attendance and input are needed. Your student must have junior dues [...]

Dual credit expanded between PHS and ENMU

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales Municipal School District and Eastern New Mexico University are teaming up to extend and expand higher education opportunities for Portales High School students through a dual credit agreement. The deal was struck earlier this month at a meeting between PMSD officials and Steven Gamble, ENMU president, and was [...]

Dual language program may become trend in border education

By Marlena Hartz; CNJ staff writer Upon first glance, the colorful ink numbers in Francis Duarte’s classroom, printed on cardboard, appear to be typical decorations in a typical kindergarten classroom — except below each numerical value is the corresponding Spanish word. In this classroom, Spanish is spoken 90 percent of the time; the goal is [...]