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 [...]

Rams finish second at Clovis

By Dave Wagner CLOVIS — Even though the Portales High boys golf team again came up short against Clovis in Thursday’s Clovis Invitational, Rams coach Patrick Crowley likes the way his team is playing. Portales shot a four-man score of 307 to finish three shots behind the host Wildcats, who rallied down the stretch to [...]

Marine visits letter-writing students

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By Tony Parra Valencia Elementary fifth-graders received a pleasant surprise on Thursday afternoon when one of their letter-buddies serving in Iraq greeted them in the elementary gym. Larry Long, staff sergeant of the 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion of the 7th Marines, answered questions from a group of fifth-graders eager to ask about his experiences in [...]

Kids teaching other kids value of nutrition

By Tony Parra Portales Junior High students are finding out how it feels to be a teacher as they help in the instruction of James Elementary students. They are teaching third-graders the importance of nutrition and a healthy diet as part of a new course for PJHS. The Eat Smart, Play Hard program was developed [...]

Jan. 30 Faith Triumphant School News

By Donna Kelly Homecoming games are scheduled for with junior varsity boys at 4 p.m., junior varsity girls at 5:30 p.m. and varsity boys at 7 p.m. The Conquerors will host Community Christian from Hereford. The varsity boys will host Lubbock Home School on Friday at 6 p.m. and the junior varsity girls will play [...]

Oct. 31 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • Booster Club meets Monday at 6 p.m. • Tuesday and Wednesday the high school students will take the New Mexico High School Competency Test. • Friday is an ELS Day Athletics Football: State six-man semi-finals are this Friday and Saturday. Dates and times to be announced. Basketball: The junior [...]

Area schools on par with rest of state

By Tony Parra Portales schools received scores hovering around the state average for math and language arts tests for fourth and eighth graders, according to a press release from the New Mexico Public Education Department released on Thursday. The Portales fourth and eighth graders scored above the state average in one category, average in one [...]

FTCS volleyball team young yet confident

Tony Parra Youth takes serve this season for the Faith Triumphant Lady Conquerors with no upper classman on their varsity volleyball team. They do not have any seniors or juniors on their varsity team and have only one sophomore. Faith Triumphant has two freshman, who have to assume the leadership roles due to the lack [...]