Former Clovis High principal takes new post

CMI staff Former Clovis High Principal Jody Balch has accepted the position of deputy superintendent of operations for Clovis Municipal Schools. Balch has served as the director of operations since July 2011. He has also been a principal at Bovina High School and Yucca Middle School. Balch, a native of Clovis, will begin on July […]

Aug. 9 — Dora news

The first day of school for grades K through 12 is Wednesday. Superintendent Steve Barron and Principal Brandon Hays, along with the entire staff, wish to welcome students back from summer break as we begin the 2011-2012 school year. Preschool students will begin their year the week of Aug. 22.

Our people: Clovis resident Tina Vassar enjoys working with children

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Clovis resident Tina Vassar has two jobs. One as the Clovis High School principal administrative assistant and another as a children’s director at Highland Baptist Church with her husband. The second she doesn’t even consider work. At both jobs, Vassar helps people and she enjoys being able to help people every day. Vassar said she […]

Portales past: March 20, 1944

March 20, 1944: The Portales Daily News: Kenneth Livingston, principal at Portales Junior High School, is trying to keep business under way today by teaching two classes, and at the same time, he is worrying what is happening to a third class. Three teachers are absent today, and there are no substitutes available.

Clovis schools announces selection of new principals

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools announced Friday the selection of new principals for Barry and James Bickley schools. Teacher Tandee Delk will take over the position of principal of Barry Elementary School. Delk has experience teaching kindergarten through 12th grades in Melrose, where she assisted in administrative duties. Principal Carrie Bunce has been reassigned. […]

Fifth-grade teacher wins award

By Linda Long: PNT Correspondent Becky Duran, a fifth-grade teacher at Valencia Elementary School, has received the Newspapers in Education Teacher of the Year Award. She received the award last week. Valencia Principal Michael Terry recommended Duran for the award. “I recommended her in about February or March,” Terry said. ““Ms. Duran works with students […]

Tough punishment taught me lessons

By Karl Terry: PNT columnist Remember being sent to the principal’s office when you were in school? If you don’t then you came along after the days of corporal punishment in public schools because the sting of a wooden paddle will be seared into your memory if you grew up in that time. Even if […]

Farwell schools superintendent takes Elida High School principal job

Freedom New Mexico Farwell Independent School District Superintendent Larry Gregory resigned Monday during a special meeting of the Farwell School Board. Gregory’s resignation is effective June 30. He will begin working as the principal of Elida High School for the next school year. Gregory said he had the opportunity to retire in Texas, but wasn’t […]

Feb. 1, 2009 Dora School News

Science fair winnersDavid Bass, principal, and Lana Powell, science teacher, announce these winners of the 2009 Dora School Science Fair:• Earth Science – first, The Earth Layers, Kyle Burress; second, Volcanoes, Ismael Machado; third, Up Draft, Chase Varnell• Physics – first, Goin Showin Safely, Koby Cone; second, Under Pressure Ball Bouncing Dynamics, Dylan Privett; third, […]

Dora School News Dec. 7

Testing all week Principal David Bass has scheduled Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments for grades K-11 this week.The tests measure academic growth over time in math, reading and language usage. Students should come to school each day well-rested and ready to do their best. Sports • Monday — Junior high (boys red & white, […]

Aug. 31, 2008 Portales Junior High News

School closedPortales students and staff are out of school Monday in observance of Labor Day. Principal Steve Harris wishes everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday.

Portales elementary principals do shuffle

By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor One of the most notable changes in Portales schools head back to class Monday will be a principal shuffle in the elementary schools. School officials hope the changes, triggered by the resignation of Valencia Elementary principal Todd Morris, will provide a running start to a planned elementary school realignment […]

School district seeks new Valencia principal

By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer A search is under way for a new elementary school principal in Portales. Valencia Elementary School Principal Todd Morris resigned from his position, effective June 30, to become principal of James Bickley Elementary School in Clovis. Portales Schools Superintendent Randy Fowler said Morris gave him a written letter of […]

Applications accepted for United Way funds

Freedom New Mexico Applications for the Eastern New Mexico Combined Federal Campaign will be accepted through the April 15 at the Principal Combined Fund Organization’s offices at 215 N Main Street or via mail at P.O. Box 806 Clovis, NM 88101. The Combined Federal Campaign is the only authorized workplace charitable giving program at federal […]

10-28 PHJS News

Parent meetings planned This week parents and teachers will be meeting to devise a success plan for students who had a low grade on their report cards the first quarter. Counselor Alan Dodd and Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks are facilitating these meetings. Basketball tryouts continue The eighth grade boys basketball coaches are hosting tryouts for […]

Internet should be open forum for political ideas

Editorial An Indiana appellate court this month ruled, rightly in our view, that a verdict reached by a circuit court a year ago unconstitutionally violated a young girl’s freedom of speech. In a time where many of our freedoms are being usurped in the name of national security, we must take the time to treasure […]

Melrose cracking down on vandals

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Melrose is considering imposing a juvenile curfew in response to an overnight vandalism spree that targeted the vehicle of the town’s high school principal and several of the town’s emergency units. Parents could be fined up to $500 if their children are unaccompanied by an adult in a public place […]

Fullerton to leave Clovis post

By Dave Wagner: Freedom Newspapers After 32 years in the district, Clovis High athletic director Dale Fullerton will be leaving his current post at the end of the fall semester. Fullerton, in his third year as Clovis’ AD, has accepted a position as principal at Bovina High School. He starts at Bovina in January. The […]

Five finalists named for superintendent post

By Tony Parra The committee involved in the search for a new superintendent has narrowed down the selection to five finalists — all with ties to Roosevelt County. The finalists are David Briseno, Jack Burch, Robert Crane, Randy Fowler and Melvin Nusser. The next step is to have meet and greet receptions for each of […]

Sept. 5 Portales Junior High News

No school Monday Students and staff join their families Monday as the school releases to celebrate Labor Day. Principal Steve Harris wishes each family a safe and relaxing time together as they prepare for a great school year.   Patriotic assembly Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks extends a cordial invitation to all law enforcement officers, firemen, […]