Texico superintendent taking position with Muleshoe schools

After 22 years at Texico, R.L. Richards is trading in his Wolverine green for Mule black. Richards, 54, superintendent at Texico Schools, is taking an assistant position with the Muleshoe Independent School District. As assistant superintendent, Richards will be in charge of curriculum and academic accountability, and also act as a service provider to principals […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet 5:30 p.m. today at 1009 Main St. The big item on the Clovis School Board agenda will be the 2012-2013 budget, according to Jelayne Curtis, executive assistant to the superintendent. A waiver request, that would allow students who don't pass all portions of the New Mexico […]

The write stuff

Tucked away in the special collections section of Eastern New Mexico University's Golden Library Friday afternoon, beginning writers sat with pen in hand absorbing advice from experienced writers. Some of the writers in the crowd have been published, some rejected. Other writers wanted to know how to get started. The panelists on the Young Writers […]

Education column: Teachers transition to common core state standards

For some years now, research has been conducted on state educational standards used across the United States. Since state standards may vary considerably, students complete their public education based on academic standards that are different from state to state. This is a disservice to students entering college or the work place in this rapidly changing […]

Education digest: March 29

Alumni will be honored Clovis High alumni will be honored during the he Purple Pride Hall of Honor Banquet 6 p.m. April 14 at Clovis Civic Center Clovis High School Hall of Honor 2012 inductees are: Judge Robert Brack Jack Bresenham Kendra Merritt Doyel Tom and Gail Martin Jana Stanfield Norman Vohs Tickets: $35 each […]

Clovis students immersed in testing

Third-grade math Clovis school students are taking state mandated tests this week that assess reading, writing, math, science and social studies proficiency. The Standard Based Assessments began March 20, for elementary students and Tuesday, for grades 10 and 11, according to district test coordinator, Carrie Nigreville. Test scores will be used to rate each school's […]

Education digest — March 15

Students, teachers receive awards Zia and Highland Elementary students and teachers recently received awards for participating in Constitution Week. According to Jessie Strauch, constitution chairman for the El Portal chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. • Fifteen Zia teachers were presented certificates Feb. 29 from the National Society of Daughters […]

Education digest – March 15

Students, teachers receive awards Zia and Highland Elementary students and teachers recently received awards for participating in Constitution Week. According to Jessie Strauch, constitution chairman for the El Portal chapter of the National Society of Daughters of the American Revolution. Fifteen Zia teachers were presented certificates Feb. 29 from the National Society of Daughters of […]

Education column: Program nurtures future teachers

Last week I had occasion to spend time in Lisa Jo McCasland’s family and consumer science classroom at Clovis High School, talking with one of her students. McCasland and six of her students recently returned from Baltimore, Md., where they attended the 23rd annual National Conference of Future Educators Association. The students accompanying McCasland were […]

Education column: Program nurtures future teachers

Last week I had occasion to spend time in Lisa Jo McCasland's family and consumer science classroom at Clovis High School, talking with one of her students. McCasland and six of her students recently returned from Baltimore, Md., where they attended the 23rd annual National Conference of Future Educators Association. The students accompanying McCasland were […]

Meetings watch: CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College Board of Trustees approved the following agenda items at its Wednesday meeting: Spring 2012 graduation list According to Clovis Community College President Becky Rowley, approximately 150 students are scheduled to graduate. Tuition table adjustment. This refers to the elimination of free zone in tuition between one and two classes. According to […]

Education column: Students get first-hand look at engineering

Following upon recent articles where we’ve provided updates on construction across the school district, I went this week to observe construction actually taking place inside a classroom at Highland Elementary — while students were present! Truth be told, it was the students doing the constructing — Kendra Peloquin’s classroom of Gifted and Talented students at […]

Education column: Students get first-hand look at engineering

Following upon recent articles where we've provided updates on construction across the school district, I went this week to observe construction actually taking place inside a classroom at Highland Elementary — while students were present! Truth be told, it was the students doing the constructing — Kendra Peloquin's classroom of Gifted and Talented students at […]

Education digest — March 9

Teacher of year nominations open Clovis Municipal Schools is accepting nominations for teacher of the year and support staff of the year for 2012-2013, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools central office. According to the news release: • Any Clovis Schools’ employee, parent, student or community member can make nominations. • Nomination […]

Education digest – March 9

Teacher of year nominations open Clovis Municipal Schools is accepting nominations for teacher of the year and support staff of the year for 2012-2013, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools central office. According to the news release: Any Clovis Schools' employee, parent, student or community member can make nominations. Nomination forms are […]

Students use art to grow as writers

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CNJ Staff Photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis Christian Elementary teacher volunteer Suzanne Brockmeier shows third and fourth grade art students techniques of picturing writing. Benna Sayyed Third and fourth grade Clovis Christian Elementary students are learning to write by making observations of their artwork. Clovis Christian art teacher Patsy Delk started “picturing writing” lessons at her […]

Students use art to grow as writers

Clovis Christian Elementary teacher volunteer Suzanne Brockmeier shows third and fourth grade art students techniques of picturing writing. Clovis Christian Elementary fourth-graders Dede Wofford, 10, right, and Ryan Worrell, 11, brainstorm to write, edit and peer edit each other's work toward publishing. They brainstorm by observing their own paintings. Third and fourth grade Clovis Christian […]

Education column: Schools communicating through Skylert

We often take for granted some of the less exciting aspects of providing a quality education, such as keeping track of grades, attendance and other administrative-related activities that are critical to keeping our schools up and running for the benefit of our students, as well as for compliance with all legal requirements. One of the […]

Education column: Schools communicating through Skylert

We often take for granted some of the less exciting aspects of providing a quality education, such as keeping track of grades, attendance and other administrative-related activities that are critical to keeping our schools up and running for the benefit of our students, as well as for compliance with all legal requirements. One of the […]

Students share knowledge at science fair

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Machaon Shoemaker, left, gives five to his father, Paul Shoemaker, Saturday at the Southeastern New Mexico Regional Science and Engineering Fair in the Campus Union Ballroom at Eastern New Mexico University. Machaon, a sixth-grader at P.R. Leyva Elementary in Carlsbad, claimed a $100 cash prize and first place in the […]