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. […]

Roch accepts Texico schools position

Freedom New Mexico Tucumcari schools Assistant Superintendent Dennis Roch has accepted a similar position at Texico. Roch said he begins work at Texico, where he previously spent 8 1/2 years as a teacher and coach, on July 1. “I am looking forward to returning to Texico, though my wife and I will certainly miss the […]

Meetings watch: Board of Education

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Board of Education At its meeting Monday in the Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building, the Portales Board of Education: • adopted a resolution refinancing outstanding general obligation bonds at a lower interest rate. Al Clemmons of George K. Baum and Co., the district’s investment firm, said the interest rates for the 2001 bond issue would […]

Hoiles challenged tax-supported schools

Freedom New Mexico Editor’s note: R.C. Hoiles was founder of Freedom Communications, parent company of our newspaper. In conjunction with the company’s emergence last Friday from bankruptcy and the changing ownership from the Hoiles family, we’re dedicating this week’s editorial pages to remembering Hoiles’ philosophies.

Floyd preschool roundup gives schools chance to interact with each other

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Branding irons and bandannas, marshmallows, glue and clay snakes. All of the above were part of the second annual Preschool Roundup at Floyd Municipal Schools on Monday. Preschool students from Floyd, Dora and Melrose met for a variety of activities and lunch with a Western theme. “I just think […]

Military feature: Schools have veterans affairs certification officials

By Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University have veterans affairs certification officials on staff. James Smith at CCC and Margaret Estrada at ENMU said they enjoy helping veterans navigate the extensive GI Bill. “I feel like each veteran has earned these benefits so it’s an honor for me […]

Meetings watch: School board

The Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education met Monday in the Portales Municipal Schools Administration Building. The board: • approved a joint use agreement with the city of Portales for the Portales High School Baseball Field, Wheeler Park Girls Softball Field and Bill Wahlman Tennis Courts. The board approves such an agreement each year to […]

Portales Past: April 9, 1955

April 9, 1955: Portales schools’ average daily attendance was 2,414 students. Second grade averaged 265 students daily; the senior class averaged 90.

Floyd school news

Events This week is spring break at Floyd Schools. Thursday • 7 p.m. — Floyd Country Jamboree. • 6 p.m. — Floyd Senior Center potluck. Games at 7 p.m. Friday • 7 p.m. — Floyd Country Jamboree. Saturday • 8 a.m. — Floyd track meet at Hagerman (varsity). • 7 p.m. — Floyd Country Jamboree. […]

Rotary Club donates 2,000 pencils to schools

By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Now, Portales elementary school students know all they have to do is ask. In this case, it’s 2,000 pencils, courtesy of the Portales Rotary Club. It all started with a letter from a Lindsey School student as part of a school writing project. Portales Rotary Club member Chris Wood […]

Dora schools have early release

Freedom New Mexico Dora has early release In order to allow fans and families to watch the Dora Lady Coyotes play in the State Basketball Tournament this week, Dora schools will release school early on both Tuesday and Thursday. On early release days, the high school will be on an abbreviated, seven-period schedule, so no […]

Elida students’ mural to be published

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Elida Elementary School fourth-graders participated in a nation wide art project. The collaborative art project between 42 other schools in the U.S. challenged students to create a mural of their state. Joeli Cathey’s class created a 5-foot-by-6-foot replica of New Mexico that will appear with other state murals in […]

Portales Past: March 2, 1960

March 2, 1960: Swimmers from Eastern New Mexico University and Portales public schools were preparing for the first swim meet in the university’s natatorium. They were scheduled to compete against Los Alamos High School in seven individual races, two relays and one-meter diving. (Los Alamos won.)

Area schools participate in regional science fair

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By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Students from Clovis and Portales municipal schools competed in the Regional Science and Engineering Fair at Eastern New Mexico University on Saturday.. Arts Academy at Bella Vista student Emma Beaty, 11, of Portales took an award for her science project studying music effects on children. “I started thinking one […]

Schools do part to battle childhood obesity

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico First lady Michelle Obama is directing national attention to childhood obesity with her “Let’s Move” campaign. And Clovis and Portales schools are taking the fight straight to the lunchroom as they work to provide healthy meals to local youths. “We are turning towards using more fresh fruits and frozen […]

Weather delays area schools

Inclement weather has delayed the start of school on Tuesday in the following districts: * Clovis schools are delayed two hours. * Clovis Christian school delayed two hours. * Clovis Community College will start at 10 a.m. * Eastern New Mexico University will start at 11 a.m. * Portales delayed two hours. * Farwell schools […]

Portales schools honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. The following students made the Portales High School honor roll: Grade 12 A Honor Roll Monica Adams, LeAnne Blaeser, Connor Chacon, Craig Matthews, Noe De La Torre, Brett Faust, Marla Griego, Ashley Hernandez, Jodie Hibbard, Lindsay Keller, Edward Martinez, Ryan Mitchell, […]

Despite holiday, schools still in session

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Two schools in eastern New Mexico will be holding classes on Presidents Day to make up for snow day closures. Logan and Portales’ schools will be in session Monday despite having extra days built into their calendar. Officials at both schools say it is because the extra days are […]

Monday morning briefing: Who Dat? and the schools are jumping

Good morning and welcome to Freedom New Mexico’s Monday briefing. Blight patrol The Keep Clovis Beautiful Committee

Thursday school closings, delays

Some area schools have announced plans to start late Thursday due to inclement weather.