Superintendent’s contract renewed

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education renewed Superintendent Randy Fowler’s contract during their regular meeting Monday in the district Administration Building. The board voted to give Fowler another year on his three-year contract, so he will continue to serve in the 2012-2013 school year. Fowler is receiving no […]

Jan. 12 ENMU Briefs

Fitness classes available The Eastern New Mexico University Department of Distance Education and Outreach is offering numerous fitness classes to help people get in shape this spring. Yoga, zumba, aqua eerobics and aqua fitness are scheduled to begin the last week of January. Registration: Distance Education and Outreach office in the Education Building, Room 102.

Hunter education course scheduled

Freedom New Mexico A hunter education course is scheduled for 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30-31 in Portales The course includes firearm safety, bow hunting, hunter responsibilities, wildlife identification and management, and field survival. Under state law, anyone under 18 who hunts with a firearm must complete the course. A donation of $5 per […]

Education data encouraging for Hispanics

Freedom New Mexico A new study of Hispanic youth in the United States offers interesting data about one of the country’s fastest-growing groups. For political and social leaders, it has valuable information about their attitudes and risks for the future. It also can help dispel many myths and assumptions about them. The Pew Hispanic Center […]

Portales Board of Education to meet Monday

Freedom New Mexico On the agenda Monday for the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting at 6 p.m.: • Recognition for Roosevelt General Hospital’s annual Christmas Card Project, a Special Olympics gold medalist the 3A volleyball runner-up Portales High School Rams. • Authorizing the of $1.9 million in general obligation school bonds to be […]

ENMU club seeking used shoes

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Clarence Plank: PNT Staff Writer The Students Health and Physical Education Club at Eastern New Mexico University is looking for used shoes. The Used Shoe Drive collects worn shoes, which are sent to Nike for recycling. The shoe drive is going on until Friday. Mary Drabbs, Health and Physical Education chairperson, said the concept originated […]

Education feature: Students share class feast with family

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Twenty students in the first grade and ingredients for enough Thanksgiving dinners to feed three families — that’s Steiner Elementary School teacher Marea Smith’s recipe for a class feast. For seven years, since she began teaching at first grade, Smith has led her students in making Thanksgiving dishes from […]

International Education Week aims to unite students

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer International Education Week gives Eastern New Mexico University students a chance to learn about different cultures from international students. The week-long event kicks off Monday with a Ping-Pong double championship. ENMU students Taylor Berger and Bryan Summy are doubles partners in the Ping-Pong championship. Berger said the international week […]

School board honors PHS girls soccer team

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education honored the Portales High School girls soccer team during its regular meeting on Monday. The Lady Rams reached state quarterfinals before falling to Sandia Prep 4-0 last week. The board and people attending applauded the achievement of the team making the playoffs for […]

Special session: Richardson proposes education cut

SANTA FE (AP) — Gov. Bill Richardson on Saturday proposed a 1.5 percent cut in education spending as New Mexico lawmakers during a special legislative session decide how to backfill a $650 million hole in this year’s state budget. The proposal to cut public schools and colleges by at least $40 million was a turnabout […]

Hunter education classes scheduled

Freedom New Mexico Registration and orientation for hunter education classes is set for 7 p.m. Oct. 23 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Jake Lopez Building. The cost is $5. The session is limited to 25 students on a first-come, first-served basis. The hunter education classes are scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to […]

Education feature: Catholic center completed

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By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer After three-and-a-half years, the Thomas More Newman Center at Eastern New Mexico University has a new home. The center serves Catholic students and others at ENMU. The previous building housing the Newman Center, which has existed since the university’s early days, was sold in early 2006. The remodeled building […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education and administrators held a work session at Eastern New Mexico University Friday. The day included reports from the superintendent’s cabinet and discussion. • Executive Director of Personnel Rhonda Roberts spoke on Title 9, a federal mandate that school districts distribute resources evenly between boys and […]

Aug. 23, 1978

Eastern New Mexico University students crowded the Physical Education Complex to file through the assembly-line process of choosing classes for the fall semester, according to Portales news archives. The stations offered identification cards, post office box assignments, housing stamps, automobile registration and clearance at the Speech and Hearing Clinic.

City council opposes pledge proposal

By Eric Butler: PNT staff writer Without exception, members of the Portales City Council and those in the audience for a regular meeting Tuesday night stood and recited the Pledge of Allegiance. The councillors present, as well as Portales mayor Orlando Ortega, later made it clear in an agenda item that they hope the tradition […]

Pledge protest moot point

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Any protest of a proposed state rule change allowing public school students to choose not to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag is pointless because legal precedence permitting such a option has existed for decades, the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education president said at the […]

School board to vote on policy

Freedom New Mexico The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education is scheduled to vote on revisions to its policy and hear information about special education and federal programs. The board meets 6 p.m. Monday in the district administration building. Revised policies on board member and staff conflict of interest, truancy, graduation exercises and freedom of […]

Schools purge special education records

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Lunch program offers education, raffle

Carol Calderon, Nutrition Educator with the Roosevelt County Extention Service, is set to teach free nutrition education to children and parents participating in the La Casa Family Health Center Summer Lunch Program from 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday at City Park.

6-9 ENMU Briefs

PNT staff Employee/Alumni Briefs Professor of Special Education Michael F. Shaughnessy has been asked to continue to serve on the Academic Advisory Board for Annual Editions: Educational Psychology. Eastern New Mexico University employee Sharon Cabeldue passed away Thursday. Cabeldue was the secretary for University Police for many years. Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday […]