Portales students give thanks

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The Portales News Tribune spent time on Monday visiting area schools and asking students a few questions about Thanksgiving. Here is what they had to say about the upcoming holiday: Bercy Musonera Kindergarten Brown Early Childhood Center Q. What is something that you are thankful for? A. My school Adrianna Naylor Kindergarten Brown Early Childhood […]

11-11 Elida School News

FFA competes in creed contest Elida FFA members competed in the District IV Creed Contest in Clovis on Monday. The contest required students to recite the FFA Creed and then answer three questions. Thirty-five contestants from the eleven schools in District IV competed in the ninth-grade division. Amanda Cross-Smith won the contest and Autumn Thomas […]

10-28 PHJS News

Parent meetings planned This week parents and teachers will be meeting to devise a success plan for students who had a low grade on their report cards the first quarter. Counselor Alan Dodd and Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks are facilitating these meetings. Basketball tryouts continue The eighth grade boys basketball coaches are hosting tryouts for […]

10-21 PJHS News

Parent/teacher conferences set School employees begin welcoming parents Monday at 11 a.m. to pick up student report cards and visit about progress in classes. The faculty will have a lunch break from 2-3 p.m. and be back in their classes until 6 p.m. Principal Steve Harris suggests that, if possible, parents try to come on […]

Oct. 7 School News

PHS Counselors School closed Monday Portales Municipal Schools will be closed Monday in observance of the Columbus Day Holiday. Classes will resume on Tuesday. Make-up exams continue Make-up exams for The New Mexico High School Competency Exam (NMHSCE) will continue through October 12. Last week current Portales High School seniors, who previously had not passed […]

9-23 PJHS News

Campaigns begin Students running for student council office and their campaign managers have filled the halls with posters and decorated their friends with “vote for me” buttons, banners, and even T-shirts. Students cast their ballots for co-officers after listening to candidates speeches Friday morning. Tutoring available Principal Steve Harris says he is happy that Portales […]

Child leads exemplary life

By Joan Clayton: Religion Columnist “…and a little child will lead them”  (Isaiah 11:6 NIV) I first saw Kallie a few hours after she was born. This energetic little baby crawled on her tummy in the bassinet. It was like, “Look out world. Here I come.” At 3 years old, she wanted to hear the […]

Sept. 9 School News

Floyd news Athletics Football Saturday — Junior high and varsity host Gateway Christian, 11am and 1pm. Volleyball Tuesday — Junior high, JV and varsity at Gateway Christian, 4 p.m. Thursday — JV and varsity host Texico, 4 p.m. Friday — JV and varsity host Tucumcari, 4 p.m. Upcoming events Booster Club will meet at 5:30 […]

Area students vie for place on fair’s royal court

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Six young ladies from Roosevelt County will begin competition to determine who will be the reigning Roosevelt County fair royalty for the 2007-2008 year. The horsemanship portion of the competition will take place on Thursday morning at the Special Events Arena at the fairgrounds. During the competition, each of […]

When are students held accountable?

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers While helping my daughter Laura study for finals, two news stories commanded our attention: The grade-changing controversy in Albuquerque and a story about 100 Amarillo students not graduating because they failed the TAKS test. The TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) is similar to the New Mexico High School […]

May 13, 2007 Portales Junior High News

GEAR-UP meeting Parents of seventh grade students are invited to a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the junior high gym. The GEAR-UP program provides allows students and their parents to learn about many educational opportunities. Additionally, the program assists students in organizing and provides tutoring where needed. Final tests done Students completed their […]

Spellers get set

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Letters and syllables will be flying across the Clovis Community College stage this morning in the 2007 Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Regional Spelling Bee. Three dozen participants representing schools in Roosevelt, Quay and Curry counties, ranging in age from 8 to 14, will compete for a trip to […]

Congress sets sights on No Child Left Behind

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers For Clovis special-education teacher Lisa Gershon, the coming weeks will be a lesson in frustration. Students in her classroom and in public schools across New Mexico will begin New Mexico Standards Based Assessments on Feb. 26. The tests, required under the No Child Left Behind Act, will continue through March […]

Eighth-graders now eligible for FFA

By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Portales-area eighth-graders now have the opportunity to participate in a vocational/industrial class at Portales Junior High School that can lead to participation in the National FFA Organization. PJHS implemented the program two years ago, said Eric Greer, the program’s teacher. Many students do not know what the FFA is, […]

Sept. 3, 2006 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon: PNT Correspondent School band ready to perform Under Band Director Cindy Stone, junior high band students are preparing for their first performances. The entire band will march with the high school band at the home football game Sept. 29. The next morning the advanced band will march and play in the Eastern […]

Aug. 27, 2006 Portales Junior High School News

By Billie Dixon Student council reps elected for each grade Monday each first period class will elect their student council representative. Sponsor Amanda Burnett encourages students to consider running for the four student council offices. Each office will be co-chaired by one boy and one girl for the entire year. Fund-raiser meeting held for school […]

School bells bring back fond memories

Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor OK, I’ll admit the song refrain to the right was popular quite a few years before my school days. But thanks to my music teacher at L..L Brown Elementary, Mrs. Brasell, who taught us all the old songs, this one popped into my head 40 years later, as Portales schools […]

R.M. James elementary to stress three R’s, mainly reading

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Second- and third-graders at R.M. James Elementary School will get educated in the three R’s – Reading, ‘riting and rithmetic – but principal Michael Terry really wants to stress the first R this school year. “Our goal is to make sure that every student is reading on level by the […]

New instructor wants students, parents involved in class’ direction

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers A hands-on learning environment is what Gwyn Del Toro hopes to create in her fourth-grade classroom. A first-time teacher, Del Toro is beginning her career at James Bickley Elementary. “I’m excited but nervous,” she said. The new teacher is hoping for a school year full of learning and fun. “It’s […]

June 11, 2006 Portales Junior High News

Portales Junior High students and their families ended the school year with an awards assembly May 22. Principal Steve Harris, teachers, and others recognized students for their hard work throughout the year. American Legion awards Webb Hutchins presented the American Legion awards to Kaitlyn Stratton and Timothy Smith. The nominees are selected on the basis […]