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 [...]