Learning to dance real close

By Bob Huber When I started high school, no one warned me that students danced cheek to cheek every day during lunch hour in the gymnasium. Had I known, I would have stayed in the eighth grade until Mr. Roosevelt drafted me or Social Security kicked in, whichever came first. What happened was, I sat […]

PJHS team’s perfect season within grasp

By Kevin Wilson It started with an old banner, and has the potential to be a banner year for the Portales seventh-grade “A” team. The Rams (14-0) enter today’s 4 p.m. game against Gattis with a chance to do what no Portales Junior High squad has done in 30 years — finish with a perfect […]

Grading the governor

Legislators from Curry and Roosevelt Counties graded the performance of Gov. Bill Richardson — some with ambivalence, because Richardson’s term is not yet over. Richardson is a Democrat. The next general election is Nov. 7. Sen. Clinton D. Harden, R-Clovis: “I give him a C+ for providing better services. There is growth in state government, […]

Legislators grade the governor

Freedom Newspapers Legislators from Curry and Roosevelt Counties graded the performance of Gov. Bill Richardson — some with ambivalence, because Richardson’s term is not yet over. Richardson is a Democrat. The next general election is Nov. 7. Sen. Clinton D. Harden, R-Clovis: “I give him a C+ for providing better services. There is growth in […]

Briefs

Melrose school program Tuesday The Melrose Junior High and Melrose High School program “Sounds of the Season” will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the the Melrose School commons. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Lindsey holds Christmas show The Lindsey Elementary School’s Christmas Music Show will be presented […]

School News (week of Nov. 27)

Floyd School News Upcoming Events l Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m. Monday in the Community Building. l The Book Fair will be in the library from Monday through Dec. 6. l The Christmas music program will is at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Athletics Thursday — 5 p.m., junior high boys and girls at […]

Oct. 23 School News

Portales Junior High Parent/Teacher Conferences Students have the opportunity to sleep-in Monday while their parents visit with teachers during parent/teacher conferences. Teachers will be in their classrooms from 11a.m. to 2 p.m. then from 3-6 p.m. To help eliminate long waits, Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks asks parents to schedule their visits according to the following […]

Oct. 2 School News

Floyd School News Upcoming Events • Booster Club will meet at 6 p.m Monday in the Community Building. • There will be no school Oct. 10 for Columbus Day. • School board will meet Oct. 11. Football Saturday–Jr. High and Varsity vs. Logan Longhorns at Floyd, 11a.m. Volleyball Tuesday–Jr. High, JV, and Varsity vs. Texico […]

Sept. 25 PJHS News

Portales Jr. High News Meet at the pole A good number of students and teachers meet at the flag pole Wednesday morning to join in the national “Meet at the Pole” prayer for peace and guidance. Ruben Tellez led the prayer, thanking God for students and asking help for victims of the hurricanes. Student council […]

Portales Junior High School News

Qualified teachers The state of New Mexico certified every teacher at Portales Junior High School to teach their respective classes. Some teachers were certified in one field, i.e., math, language arts, science, or social studies to teach K-12. Some teachers were certified to teach any subject K-8. Now the state of New Mexico changed the […]

Sept. 4 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Football under way Saturday found both seventh- and eighth-grade teams battling Ruidoso on Ram Field. Tuesday, the seventh-grade team will play Gattis at Yucca Field. The eighth-grade team will play at Gattis. Volleyball nets up Thursday found all four Portales Junior High School volleyball teams hosting Yucca. On Thursday, the seventh- and […]

Portales schools see increase in enrollment

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Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Principals are reporting higher enrollment numbers throughout the Portales School District after the first four days of school. Todd Morris, Valencia Elementary principal, said there is a slight increase at Valencia Elementary with 210 fourth-grade students and 223 fifth-grade students, totaling 433 students. The fourth-grade students have hit the ground […]

Teachers tune up curriculum

Tony Parra: PNT staff writer Portales school teachers are getting ready for the school year by setting up steps for students to ensure a smooth transition to another grade level. On Wednesday and Thursday, teachers with math and language arts backgrounds fine-tuned curriculum for the upcoming school year. Patsy Neely of Re:Learning New Mexico conducted […]

Putting my geekdom to the test

By Kevin Wilson There are many problems in the world that I could talk to you about today. A scan of recent headlines could tell you: • A few White House staff members are being accused of leaking the identity of an undercover agent, and each party insists it’s nothing more than a smear campaign […]

May 11 Letter to the Editor

I would like to share with you some of the recent activities of the Portales Police Department. Police officers constantly check the school doors to ensure that the buildings are secure. This activity requires them to walk around buildings and to physically pull on doors to make sure they are closed and locked. This is […]

5/1 School News

Portales Junior High School Track results The Portales girls’ team members earned the following awards at the Hagerman track meet: 110 meter hurdles, Dallas Russell, second and Ashlee Banister, fourth; 100 meter dash, Tara Johnson, first; mile run, LeAnne Blaeser, sixth; 800 meter relay, eighth grade, fifth place; 400 meter dash, Lindsay Keller, third and […]

April 24 Portales Junior HIgh News

Track results April 14 found the boys’ track teams earning points in Melrose. Coach Jeremy Berry states that all the boys ran hard and competed well. The eighth-grade team placed fifth out of 14 teams with most of the runners improving on times and distances from the previous week. Highlights for the eighth grade came […]

March 13 Faith Triumphant School News

There will be no school on Friday, which marks the start of spring break. School resumes at regular time on March 28. The school Easter party is on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The egg hunt for kindergarten through fourth grade will be at Triumphant Kids’ Corner. Lori Varnell is the chairperson for the party. Report […]

March 13 Floyd School News

Upcoming events • School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Report cards will be mailed Wednesday. • Spring break is March 21-25 Science fair results Fifth grade: Anali Tovar and Dayira Villegas (3rd), Martyn Mendoza and Ryan Schmidt (2nd), Clayton Schrock (1st) Sixth grade: Samantha Diaz (3rd), Abel Martinez (2nd), Royce Montgomery and […]

Feb. 20 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming events • There will be no school on Monday for President’s Day. • March 1-5, students in grades 3-9 and the high school juniors will be taking the New Mexico Standards Based Assessments. Please make sure you child attends school on these days. • The regional spelling nee will be March […]