By Penny Bailey: Clovis Municipal Schools Last week, I met two outstanding fourth grade students. One, a Parkview Elementary student, Fabian Trevino, won a national essay contest; and the other student, Cam Kuykendall, a fourth grade student at Zia Elementary, has progressed to ninth grade math. While these are great achievements by those students, I […]
By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Our eighth-grade honors English teacher had us do a daily writing. She read the papers, but never graded them. She wanted us to write to learn more about ourselves and be better writers. It was there I dreamed of a TV job and wrote, “I’ll someday own a television network, […]
PNT Staff Report The Portales Municipal Schools District Art Show is set for 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday in the Portales High School cafeteria. The show features the artwork of pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students. There is no admission charge for the come-and-go event, and refreshments are to be served.
By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales teachers and students have been preparing for state academic proficiency testing, which begins this week. The standardized tests given in third through eighth grade and 11th grade determine whether the schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards. “I have high expectations for what our students will do on the […]
Homecoming Wednesday: Way Out Games Friday: Floyd at Elida – 3 p.m. junior high boys/girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys/girls Saturday: Dora at Elida -3 p.m. junior high boys/girls, junior varsity boys and varsity boys/girls. Homecoming ceremony following varsity boys’ game. Essay winner The Elida seventh and eighth grade students participated in a writing […]
By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer From the Democratic National Convention to a retirement home, and from fourth grade to age 96, a Portales woman has kept singing. Emily D’Agostino sang “La Golondrina” or “The Swallow” in Spanish on Wednesday evening at Beehive Homes, a Portales retirement center where she lives. The song recalled her […]
Altrusa Altrusa International Inc. of Portales met Monday at Golden Acres and enjoyed entertainment provided by the third-grade choir at James Elementary School, under the direction of Carol Wood. Vaunceil Turnbough, president, presided over the business meeting and conducted the opening ceremonies.
Basketball schedules The seventh and eighth grade girls “A” teams head to Clovis to play Marshall on Monday. The boys teams host Marshall beginning at 4 p.m. The seventh and eighth grade girls “A” teams travel to Santa Rosa on Thursday. The boys “A” teams play in Portales on Thursday. MAPS testing scheduled Students will […]
Penny Wars end Student council sponsor Sara Bulls and Principal Steve Harris took more than 360 pounds of pennies, coins, and paper money to the bank last Friday. Tuesday the bank returned the final count of $1,213.62. The seventh grade collected a total of $665.96 with $260.41 in pennies. The official penny wars rules were […]
Basketball The junior high white teams will play Monday and Tuesday at the Melrose tournament. Five-day school week School will be in session for Dora students in kindergarten through 12th grade all five days this week. Preschool will not be in attendance on Friday. Spirit Week planned The Dora Student Council and sponsor Karen Cone […]
PNT Staff Reports The Portales Municipal School Board approved an updated grade adjustment policy at their regular meeting Monday night. The policy defines the teacher’s role in assigning grades to students and changing grades due to mechanical or clerical errors. “We needed to update the grade adjustments policy to make sure we are being fair […]
By Sarah Meyer: PNT Staff Writer Cannon Air Force Base airmen deployed overseas will soon receive a package of cards from second-grade students at James Elementary School. The children made the cards as part of an annual “Red, White and Blue” coloring contest to celebrate Veterans Day, according to Portales Police Detective Kirk Wilson, Adopt-A-Cop […]
Sports schedule Ram football has two games this week. The seventh-grade team hosts Texico Tuesday afternoon. Thursday, the eighth-grade team heads to Clovis to play Yucca. Both the seventh- and eighth-grade “A” volleyball teams head to Santa Rosa Tuesday. The following week, they wrap up their season with tournaments in Clovis.
By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor One of the most notable changes in Portales schools head back to class Monday will be a principal shuffle in the elementary schools. School officials hope the changes, triggered by the resignation of Valencia Elementary principal Todd Morris, will provide a running start to a planned elementary school realignment […]
PNT Staff Report The Portales City League will be holding tryouts for football Saturday at City Park. The tryouts will begin at 9 a.m. for the junior league (third and fourth grade) and 1 p.m. for the senior league fifth and sixth grade), said league organizer Ron Jackson. “This is a very important to the […]
Samantha Foshee of Portales was named to the honor roll for the spring 2008 semester at Oklahoma Christian University. The honor roll includes students with a grade point average of 3.4 or higher. Foshee is a sophomore physical education major.
PNT Staff Report Ram basketball camp planned The annual Ram basketball camp for boys and girls from third to sixth grade will begin Monday and run through Thursday at the Ram Athletic Center, according to coordinator Portales High School boys head coach Mark Gallegos. Participants can sign up the first day for the four-day camp. […]
By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor The New England Patriots weren’t the only team to finish their season this past week just one game short of perfection. The Portales Junior High seventh grade basketball team only lost one game this season as well. The PJHS team finished its season this weekend with a 3-0 record […]
PJHS News Students issued report cards Students received their report cards Friday. Principal Steve Harris encourages students and parents to evaluate students’ progress so far this year. Congratulations to the students whose grades are just where they ought to be. For any students who want help working on those grades, tutoring is available before or […]