Schools show power of reading

Lately, rampant reading and related activities have been taking place around the school district. One would assume that this is the normal state of affairs in a school district, which, of course, it is. I'm talking about recent activities I have seen that go above and beyond the normal language arts diet. First, on a […]

Veteran trustee ousted

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees has a new member — Donald Sharer. Sharer defeated incumbent Gayla Brumfield in a 236-217 vote Tuesday night in the only contested race. Charles Guthals garnered 55 votes running unopposed in District 4. Sharer said he was a little surprised at his victory. "I know she (Brumfield) is […]

Candidate profiles: CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees election is Tuesday. The only contested race is in District 1 where incumbent Gayla Brumfield faces Donald Sharer. We asked each candidate to answer the same four questions via email: Gayla Brumfield, 59, is a Realtor, president and broker-owner of Coldwell Banker Colonial Real Estate She has lived […]

Key Club back at Clovis High School

Clovis Key Club is active again at Clovis High School and club facilitators are looking to recruit members, according to Key Club advisor Larry Holland. Clovis Key Club has two members to date. Key Club offers youth a positive outlet to learn leadership skills and have fun through projects, according to Holland. "When I was […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education, Feb. 26

This is supplemental report from Tuesday's Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education: The board approved a resolution and proclamation for a special school district general obligation bond election. The board has determined that a special school district general obligation bond election shall be held May 7 and that a resolution and proclamation of the election […]

Education column: Many guidance opportunities available

These days there are many opportunities for students seeking guidance and direction. In addition to our counselors at Clovis High School — working with students n academics, as well as careers — another great source of student help can be found on campus: Adrian White, Community Education & Resource Development liaison, or, as White suggests, […]

Superintendent unlikely to change graduation date

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers said he's unlikely to budge about not changing the date of the Clovis High School graduation despite a conflict with state's spring athletic championships. "I'm not going to change something that affects a large number of people to all of a sudden benefit a few," Myers said at Tuesday's […]

Parent seeks graduation change

The parent of a Clovis High student-athlete wants the school board to change CHS' graduation date because of a conflict with the state's spring sports championships. He said he doesn't feel graduating student-athletes should have to make a choice. Clovis High graduation is scheduled for May 18, the same date as the final day of […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis school board

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the CMS administration building, 1009 Main. Agenda items include: A resolution and proclamation for a special school district general obligation bond election for May 7. The bond election would keep property taxes at current levels and create $20 million in general obligation bonds. […]

Education column: Ranchvale ‘Cafe’ serving students, public alike

Not long ago, Ranchvale Elementary established a "Readers' Café" in the school gym. Actually, to be more accurate, the third-graders at RV set up the Readers' Café. The next in Ranchvale's series of Learning Assemblies, this innovative approach in school assemblies has been a great success and particularly memorable for all students; those presenting as […]