Student learns while she works

1057201007-Tracey-HendersonWEB.jpg

Kevin Wilson Summer is no vacation for Tracy Henderson. From 8 a.m. to late evening every weekday, Henderson is doing something that involves Eastern New Mexico University. She starts her day at Services for Students with Disabilities, spends afternoons on her internship at the office of Communication Services and ends the night working at home […]

ENMU hits goal in attracting new students

Jack King The Eastern New Mexico University President Steven G. Gamble told the university’s Board of Regents on Saturday he is confident that for the first time since 1988, ENMU’s enrollment of full-time freshmen this fall will exceed 600. Gamble spoke at the regents’ regular meeting in Portales. He added the university’s goal this year […]

Schlenker has a kind heart for kids

This is the first in a series of profiles on 2003 Pioneer of the Year candidates. J.R. “Chick” Schlenker’s daughter, Patsy Neely, described her father as a true example of what a good person should be. “He is a man of high integrity and high moral standards of living and helps mankind,” Neely explained. Schlenker […]

Reading program enhances youth

Mike Linn Three first grade girls read children books at the Portales Municipal School Board meeting Monday night, validating the effectiveness of a new program in the area teaching low-level readers techniques for improving. The first-year reading recovery program in Portales has nationwide appeal for the techniques first taught to teachers, then relayed to students […]

Professor enjoyed work, life

By Angela Peacock A brilliant man with a dry sense of humor who had a unique outlook on life is how Troy Hunt said he will always remember his close friend Lee Scanlon. “Even though he understood the seriousness of (his profession) and of what others did, he found humor as a means of helping […]

PJHS news

American citizenship awards The National Association of Elementary and Secondary School Principals sponsors this award for students who exhibit the following traits: always prepared for class, homework finished on time, ready to help others, volunteer when needed, always play fair, treat everyone with respect and consistently exhibit good character. Students receiving certificates from Principal Steve […]

Summer school set to start

PNT Staff The Portales school district will hold multiple summer school sessions for secondary students. The first session is from June 9 to 20, a second session will be held June 23 to July 3 — the session for junior high students will be June 9 to July 3. The sessions will be held at […]

Journalism workshop coming to ENMU campus

By Mike Linn High school students from throughout the state will come to Portales next week to learn numerous aspects related to journalism: from photography to news writing, ethics to interviewing skills. Professional journalists from across New Mexico will teach the four-day workshop at Eastern New Mexico University. The seminar is sponsored by the New […]

Portales Junior High News, May 30

Billie Dixon Honors students Students packed the old gym on May 21 with their families to recognize that hard work pays off. The American Legion Awards, presented to one eighth-grade boy and girl, reward students for their scholarship, attitude, cooperation, leadership, initiative, responsibility, honesty, service, friendliness, appearance and patriotism. Nominees included Dora Garcia, Morgan Erf, […]

N.M. Christian Academy News, May 23

From the office •The school is now taking applications for the next school year. Scholarships and tuition are available. If you currently have a scholarship you need to reapply for the next school year. If you would like more information please come by the school office. •We are currently taking applications for the next school […]

Portales Junior High News, May 23

By Billie Dixon Report cards Students and parents may pick up student report cards beginning June 2 at the junior high school office. All lunch fees, book charges and library fines must be paid before report cards are released. Summer hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to noon […]

Summer jobs hard to come by for students

By Mike Linn This time of year has numerous recurring events — rising temperatures, graduation services and students entering the job market. The glut of job seekers, most entering the labor pool between May and August, receive no guarantees: Labor Department officials say many employers are willing to hire for temporary positions, yet others feel […]

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 […]

Students create functional art

By Mike Linn All-district basketball player Nathan Goyne picked up another assist recently when he spearheaded the completion of an art project started by a Portales High graduate. Goyne, along with several other students, put the finishing touches on a 20-by-8 foot windbreak in the front of the school decorated with the Portales Ram mascot. […]

Tax hike going to vote next month

By Mike Linn The Portales Municipal School Board will decide next month whether to renew a five-year tax hike to fund technological advancements in the district’s schools. The board estimates the $685,000 tax increase will be levied to residents at the rate of .001 Mill ($1 per $1,000) on the assessed value of taxable property […]

Eastern graduates class of 2003

By Janet Bresenham JD Brown beamed with joy as he clutched his Eastern New Mexico University diploma Saturday and greeted a proud circle of relatives and friends at Greyhound Arena. “It feels great,” said Brown, who received his bachelor of science degree in agriculture. “It’s about time. Eastern was wonderful. My instructors were amazing, and […]

Students perform patriotic play

By Angela Peacock They stood at attention with one hand over their hearts while reciting the Pledge of Allegiance. That was only the beginning of a patriotic tribute to America performed Friday morning by an estimated 140 James Elementary third-graders. The annual patriotic play takes months of preparation, third-grade teacher Sally Smith said The play […]

Science makes stop in Portales

By Mike Linn The electrostatic energy at Lindsey Middle School was a “shocking” treat of hair-raising proportions, consuming a giggling, riled-up bunch of sixth graders on Thursday afternoon. Patsy Neely’s science class was one of many taking part in the exploration show courtesy of the Up ’N’ Atom Mobile’s traveling display of chemical, electrical and […]

State alters standards for assessment tests

By Angela Peacock New Mexico State Department of Education Assessment and Evaluation Unit has implemented new standards for non-English speaking students in an effort to meet the principals of President Bush’s 2001 No Child Left Behind law. And in an effort to meet those standards, students are now required to take all standardized assessment tests […]