Meetings watch: Portales board of education

During the Portales Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Monday in the district Administration Building, the board: • heard Portales Junior High School Principal Steve Harris say math and reading scores on Measures of Academic Progress (MAPS) tests had increased slightly over the past school year. • heard Portales High School Principal Melvin Nusser say […]

Summer school in full swing

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Clarence Plank Summer school has already started and continues until June 17 at schools around Portales. Teacher Connie Hernandez said she has been teaching summer school for 19 years and she loves seeing a child’s reaction when they get something they have worked hard at learning. “The most important thing we look at are the […]

Hereford to hold tennis tournament

Freedom New Mexico Hereford Schools is hosting a summer tennis tournament June 4-5 at the high school’s tennis courts. Friday play will include junior singles competition, with 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U tournaments for both genders. Saturday’s play features youth doubles, also 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U, with the age of the oldest player recognized. […]

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 […]

Schools offer GI Bill assistance

Cannon Connections photo: Liliana Castillo Margaret Estrada, Veterans Affairs representative at Eastern New Mexico University, helps Matthew Viamontes, a junior criminal justice major and disabled Marine veteran. By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Both Clovis Community College and Eastern New Mexico University have veterans affairs certification officials on staff. James Smith at CCC and Margaret Estrada […]

Educators connect with Cannon families

Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm talks to parents who came to the open house for local schools held at the Landing Zone. By Clarence Plank: PNT staff writer Educators from Portales, Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Christian School were part of an open house to give Air Force parents […]

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 […]

School building plans closer to fruition

By Liliana Castillo: Cannon Connections Schools in Clovis are slowly getting closer to seeing “hammer and nail” construction across the district. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley and a team of architects visited James Bickley Elementary School March 3 to talk to faculty and staff about what the renovation process will mean to them. James […]

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 […]