Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipals Schools board of education will meet at 2 p.m. Thursday at Clovis Community College in room 405 to discuss a superintendent's report. Items include: District academic performance District-wide Accountability groups Expectations for future Financial information Personnel Construction Instruction Fund balance Personnel Total personnel Added personnel since beginning of school Projection fits for […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College board of trustees approved the following agenda items at its Wednesday meeting: Five-year capital projects plan submittal. The following projects have been a priority of the committee for the past two years: The renovation of Former Allied Health Facilities is a $800,000 project to upgrade existing classrooms. It is scheduled to […]

Education column: Changing technology means new challenges

Before long, students will be heading back to school. Looking once more at the work being handled through our operations department in preparation for the return of school staff and students, it remains astonishing to discover what all is accomplished over the summer. Before teachers can teach and students can learn, there must be some […]

CCC earns second 10-year accreditation

Clovis Community College recently received its second 10-year independent accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis Community College bookkeeper Jessica Moore schedules a student appointment Wednesday with an academic advisor for 2012 fall semester class scheduling. According to CCC President Becky Rowley, this continuation of accreditation primarily enables CCC to […]

Redistricting proposals open for viewing

The public can review and comment on Clovis Municipal Schools redistricting proposals 6 p.m. Thursday in the Clovis High School Lecture Hall. The school board will vote to choose a redistricting option at its Aug. 28 meeting. If option A, B, C or D is approved, many children in Clovis will be moved from Marshall […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees will meet 8 a.m. today at the college: Agenda items include: 2012 summer graduation list Five-year capital projects plan submittal Petty Performing Arts Center submittal Employee Benefit Plans Upward Bound Program review — Compilied by CNJ staff

Education column: Administration still working during summer

As with any profession, in order to be optimally effective, it is essential that continuing education take place in order to keep up with the latest, knowledge, research and methodologies that have proven successful. Particularly in this day and age of rapid change, it becomes more important than ever to stay abreast of the knowledge […]

Education feature: Custodians put in long hours over summer

While most students, faculty and staff get time off for the summer, Clovis Municipal Schools custodians such as Lakeisha Lobstein wax floors, clean classrooms and remove gum from surfaces. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Marshall Middle School custodian Lakeisha Lobstein of Clovis mows the grass Tuesday at Marshall Middle School, one of her many duties […]

Redistricting aims to keep classmates together

Four redistricting options for Clovis middle schools met no opposition from the public Tuesday at a Clovis Municipal Schools board meeting. "I think they (the public) were here for the informational purposes," Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Terry Myers said about the first of two meetings to gather public input. "I think they absorbed what we […]

ENMU board approves funds application

At a special meeting for the Eastern New Mexico University Board of Regents on Tuesday in the Administration Building, regents approved once again applying for $5.5 million in annual legislative appropriation funds: President Steven Gamble said the funds go toward the athletics department, the KENW television station, the Blackwater Draw museum and site, allied health […]

Local college nursing programs expanding

Local college nursing programs are expanding more every semester because of a strong job market, according to nursing program directors. CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Sylvia Velasquez, left, and LaKeishia Monroe, certified nurse's aides at Roosevelt General Hospital, change sheets on a bed at the hospital. RGH Nursing Director Maxine Montano said the need for […]

Parents’ views mixed on school redistricting

Children across Clovis will be moved from Marshall and Yucca middle schools to the new W.D. Gattis Middle School in August 2013 if any of four proposed redistricting plans passes. Parents of children living in areas affected by the redistricting recently shared mixed views on the issue. Nick and Stephanie Yruegas moved from the Sandia […]

Lawmakers question new grading system

Rep. Mimi Stewart, D-Albuquerque, says the Public Education Department's new grading system does not reflect the great schools in her district who received failing grades. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway Rep. Howie Morales, D-Silver City, asked Public Education Department officials about their new A-F grading system Thursday at Eastern New Mexico University. He suggested the […]

GED changes raise concerns

Some state lawmakers have concerns about the new electronic-only form of the General Education Degree being intimidating to students. State Sen. Sander Rue, R-Albuquerque, said being someone who finished his college degree late in life he could understand the intimidation of older GED students with the test being strictly computer-based. Rue said when sitting down […]

Education feature: CCC health building completed

Clovis Community College nursing students will be able to work toward careers in the medical field in a larger facility with more modern technology with the start of a new school year in August. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Classes in the Joe and Charlyne Sisler Allied Health Building begin Aug. 20. Construction of the […]

Education column: Teachers spend summers relaxing, preparing

Recently taking advantage of an opportunity to interview various teachers, I asked about their summers; what they did, what they thought about, how they enriched their professional lives, and so forth. Not surprisingly, there was quite a diverse range of responses. Some take second jobs during the summer months in various retail businesses. Some use […]

Comments open on school redistricting

The public can review and comment on recent proposals for redistricting for the new Gattis Middle School at two upcoming meetings, according to news release from the superintendent's office. According to the news release: The first meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Clovis Schools administration building. The second meeting will be […]

Schools seek improvement for underperforming students

Curry and Roosevelt counties' schools administrators are looking at ways to pull up their underperforming students, as the new state School Grading System shows that they are failing them. The majority of schools in the counties have received grades of C and lower in the category of growth of lowest-performing students, according to grades recently […]

Clovis schools to take steps to improve college readiness

The high school students of Elida, Floyd and Grady have been deemed prepared for higher education and future careers by the New Mexico Public Education Department's new grading system. They received A's on their 2011-2012 report card in the area of college and career readiness. Elida Municipal Schools Superintendent Jim Daugherty said in addition to […]

Texico hires new superintendent

Miles Mitchell didn't last long as an assistant principal at Texico schools. Hired during the summer to be an assistant principal and athletic director, Mitchell applied for and was named as the new superintendent at Texico. He replaces R.L. Richards, who left the post for an assistant superintendent position in Muleshoe. Mitchell, a 1989 graduate […]