Feb. 13 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Monday events The Valentine party is Monday at 1:30 p.m. We will also have a cookie decorating contest. Bring your decorated cookie to school, and all the entries will be judged according to the best Valentine decorations. Also on Monday, a representative from the extension office will be bringing eggs to the […]

Jan. 30 Elida School News

By Michelle Chambers Congratulations to Shalie Anthony and Dylan Radcliff on being chosen as Homecoming Queen and King. They were crowned in a ceremony held in the gymnasium following the basketball game in which the Tigers triumphed over the challengers from House. More kudos are due to Shalie who was recently nominated as the Daughters […]

Jan. 30 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Future careers Principal Steve Harris and teachers express their appreciation to businesses and employers who hosted an eighth-grade student last week for the job shadowing program. Almost all of the eighth-grade students worked with a person in a career they wished to investigate for future possibilities. That same day GEAR-UP and Eastern […]

James students jump to help victims

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By Tony Parra James Elementary students said they were jumping for joy and for a good cause during the Jumpathon to raise money for tsunami victims in southeast Asia. Students set up in teams of four and filled the James Elementary cafeteria on Wednesday afternoon to jump rope in support of tsunami victims. Students and […]

Jan. 9 Portales Junior High News

Welcome Back Principal Steve Harris welcomes students to the new semester and a great beginning of a new year. Faculty and staff attended training Monday and Tuesday and welcomed students to a cold Wednesday morning.   Career opportunities Thursday will find seventh grade students headed to Eastern New Mexico University to learn about different colleges […]

Dec. 5 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon BPKO assembly For a week students had been guessing about the acronym BPKO.  Wednesday a fun, informative assembly let everyone know it meant Bully Prevention Kick Off. Teachers working with GEAR-UP and local police informed students about the consequences of bullying, and some high school drama students presented a skit demonstrating various […]

Nov. 28 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Basketball schedules Monday will find both the seventh-grade girls’ teams and the eighth-grade “A” team heading to Clovis to play the Yucca teams. Tuesday the eighth-grade girls’ “B” team travels to Lea County to play Hobbs. The boys eighth-grade “A” team and both seventh-grade boys teams host Yucca Monday. On Tuesday the […]

Nov. 7 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly The fifth- through eighth-grade art classes are buying clay for sculptures they will be making in art class. Parents, please send $10 to the school by Wednesday to help defray the cost of the clay.   Operation Christmas Child Students will participate again this year in Operation Christmas Child.  It is the […]

Oct. 17 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Parent/Teacher conferences Thursday and Friday found students taking their first quarter tests to wrap up the first grading period. Report cards will be available to parents during parent/teacher conferences Oct. 25. Teachers will be available for parents from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. Students may accompany their parents, but they do not […]

Oct. 10 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon School closes two days Students and staff alike celebrate Monday in honor of Christopher Columbus. Students also have Tuesday off while teachers participate in professional development trainings. Volleyball seasonends Both the seventh and eighth grade “A” teams head to Clovis to face Yucca Tuesday. Then on Friday and Saturday they will compete […]

Oct. 3 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Money crunch Students will have the opportunity to help raise money for school projects.  Monday they meet with a sales representative who explains the merchandise and procedures students need to follow. In addition to helping with funds for various activities, students can earn prizes based on the number of items they sell. […]

Flowers cover mistakes when memories of English class can’t

By Kevin Wilson There are three main reasons a guy would enter a flower shop: A) He screwed up and needs to make an apology. B) He wants to use flowers to put material backing into his affection. C) Both A and B. I was at a flower shop recently, and I regret it was […]

Sept. 19 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Pictures Monday Yearbook sponsor Jon Birdsong reminds students to get ready for school pictures first thing Monday morning. The Lifetouch studio states that no money is needed on picture day. Students will receive a proof and can decide how many pictures they want later.   Music performance set for Friday  On Friday, […]

Sept. 12 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Patriotic assembly Friday morning found students celebrating their freedom and honoring military, law enforcement officers, and emergency response personnel as they remembered the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Following musical programs from the junior high choir and band, Cindy Wilcox presented a visual program honoring our fallen heroes and celebrating those […]

Principals shift throughout Portales school district

By Tony Parra When Portales children go to each of their schools in the fall, they’re going to see some changes, starting at the top with their principals. Portales Schools Superintendent James Holloway said Principal Rick Segovia (who was the Steiner Elementary principal) will be the principal at Lindsey Middle School, Todd Morris (who was […]

Parents must be proactive in education

By Helena Rodriguez Is the glass half empty or half full? I consider it half empty. My daughter, Laura, my niece, Crystal Diaz, and my cousin, Danielle Madrid, graduated from Portales Junior High School last Friday along with 180 other students. We in the Rodriguez clan made a big deal out of it with a […]

May 30 Elida School News

A reception honoring the kindergarten students was held May 17. Following the reception a graduation ceremony took place honoring the six students. The graduates were Sarah Massey, Trenton Bates, Hailey Nickels, Kynzi Creighton, Heaven Ruiz and Newman Seely. The first-grade students received many honors at the awards assembly. Some of the awards received were: participating […]

May 16 Portales Junior High News

Students Write Well Principal Steve Harris congratulates the eighth-grade students for scoring so high on the state writing assessment. He states that the scores are a result of the hard work that the students and teachers both do. Awards Assembly Scheduled Students receiving either academic or sports awards will be recognized May 26 at 1 […]

May 9 Floyd School News

Upcoming Events • There will be a Band Recital Monday at 6:30 p.m. • The School Board will meet Monday at 7 p.m. • Fourth-Grade Track will be in Elida on Tuesday. • The Athletic Banquet is Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. • Academic Awards will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Field Trips Several classes have […]

May 9 Portales Junior High News

Recognition Assemblies Both the academic and athletic awards assembly will be May 26 at 1 p.m. in the old gym.  The promotion from eighth grade to high school will be May 27, at 5:30 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The early hour will allow families who have seniors participating in the prom to attend both events. […]