First person: Barry teacher helps enrich learning experience

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sharon White teaches her grandchildren with educational games and toys. CNJ staff Sharon White has been in charge of the Enrichment Lab at Barry Elementary School for five years. Students attend the lab in 30 minute increments to get one-on-one help with their class work. Planting the seed: We had […]

Mesalands president suspended

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. […]

Meetings watch: School projects OK’d

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the campus of Barry Elementary School. • Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she and Deputy Superintendent for Operations Joel Shirley heard news to go ahead on renovations at two elementary school campuses and to start work on a new middle school at the Public Schools Capital […]

Bailey County says no to alcohol

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Bailey County will remain dry. Voters have defeated a proposal that would have allowed the packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine.The proposal was defeated by 232 votes, with 1,241 voting against.Barry Cowart, president of Concerned Citizens of Bailey County,

Barry, Ranchvale Elementary Schools rezoned

If it were up to fourth-grader Dustin Miller, he’d like to stay at Barry Elementary School. But Dustin and his family live in a section of base housing the Clovis Board of Education rezoned Tuesday to Ranchvale Elementary School.Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the move would keep Ranchvale at a sizable population while […]

Parents express concerns about rezoning proposal

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The majority of hands rose simultaneously Monday at the Barry Elementary library when a parent surveyed the room by asking how many parents would keep their child at the school. The survey was in response to a public forum discussing a rezoning proposal that would shift all students in […]

Buckley made excellence seem effortless

Freedom New Mexico Just a listing of his accomplishments is a bit wearying, causing one to marvel that he packed so much into what in context seems like a mere 82 years of William F. Buckley Jr.’s life. The godfather of modern American conservatism wrote at least 55 books, ranging from serious political treatises to […]

Clovis school turns mileage into money from grant

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Gabriel Monte Barry Elementary School received a $5,000 grant for its efforts to educate students on a healthy lifestyle. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis elementary school recently was recognized for its effort to educate students about living a healthy lifestyle. Barry Elementary School was awarded a $5,000 grant in […]

Board approves school rezoning

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Barry Elementary School attendance zone has been expanded to encompass a section of the zone previously assigned to the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. The Clovis school board approved the rezoning at Tuesday’s meeting. The Barry school zone is extended from 21st Street south to be in line […]

Forum planned to discuss school attendance zone

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Municipal Schools will hold a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss moving a portion of the elementary attendance zone from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista to Barry. The Limited Elementary Attendance Re-zoning Public Forum will be held in the board room of the Clovis Municipal […]