School board optimistic on AYP

By Tony Parra Portales School District administrators are optimistic they’ll have better adequate yearly progress results than last year, when none of the schools in the district met AYP. The results will be released Aug. 1. Priscilla Mestas, director of instruction and assistant superintendent, said during a school board meeting the district has already met […]

Portales increases graduation rates

By Tony Parra The Portales Schools District has already met one requirement of the adequately yearly progress guidelines by improving its high school graduation rate from 87 percent for the 2003-04 school year to 94 percent in 2004-05 school year. The district had more than 150 students graduate, but Priscilla Mestas, assistant superintendent and director […]

Paths converge at graduation

By Kevin Wilson: PNT Managing Editor Two Portales residents took two different paths throughout their lives, two paths that were a part of 330 different paths that intersected Saturday at Greyhound Arena. The arena was the site of spring graduation for Eastern New Mexico University, and it was the newest mark in the paths of […]

Graduates: One idea is all you need

By Kevin Wilson To the graduating class of 2005: Your future could not be brighter, as you are set to move on to the next step from whatever high school/college/trade school you’re graduating from this month. I’d like to be the first to congratulate you, but I’d really like to thank you for not inviting […]

Navarro remembered as asset to students

By Laurie Stone: PNT Correspondent Minnie Navarro played a key role at Eastern New Mexico University leaving behind a legacy of life for all those that were affected by her deeds of service and devotion. Navarro died on Nov. 30, 2004. In 1976, she worked for the College of Liberal Arts and Science as a […]

May 19 Floyd News

By Jennifer Essary Transitions There are no birthdays or anniversaries this week! If you have a birthday or anniversary and would like for it to be in the Floyd news, please contact me. Upcoming Events • The Floyd Kindergarten Graduation is Thursday at 6 p.m. • The Floyd High School Graduation is Saturday at 2 […]

May 12 Elida News

By Nita Thurman Birthdays May 15-21 Ronald Berry, Becky West, Kelby Widner, Twanya Craig, Roberta Burkstaller, Joe West, Russell Craig, Peggy Patterson, Cinco Boone, Cathy Daughtery and Eileen Husted. Anniversaries: Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Graves, Mr. and Mrs. Bennie Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. Dale Hymes, Mr. and Mrs. Joel Nuckoles, Mr. and Mrs. Troy Fine, […]

April 25 Dora School News

Dora School News Days are passing swiftly and is only a matter of a couple weeks now until preschool and kindergarten students are out on May 6th. They are all excited and making plans for Kindergarten graduation at 2 p.m. on May 6th. No School Monday This is no school on Monday, except for detention […]

PHS seniors await graduation ceremonies

By Mike Linn Over the past four years Portales High School seniors have spent time goofing off with friends, cramming for finals and participating in extra-curricular activities. Tonight, seniors will say farewell to that life at 7 p.m. in the Greyhound Arena, where they will sling their caps in the air and embrace the future […]

Student to express faith at graduation ceremonies

By Gary Mitchell Federal guidelines issued by the Department of Education in February that ensure schools give teachers and students as much freedom to pray as the courts have allowed have received mixed reviews from educational and watchdog camps. Schools are scrambling to adhere to the guidelines, issued as part of the No Child Left […]