Education column: James Bickley principal focuses on school’s strengths

Taking the opportunity the other day to visit with one of our elementary principals, I learned about some of the things that would be happening during this upcoming year at their school. Carlos Carrillo, principal at James Bickley Elementary, focusing on strengths, shared, “we have great teachers at James Bickley, who work very well together […]

New principal at Mesa Elementary

CNJ staff Julie Howell has accepted the position of Principal at Mesa Elementary School. Howell, an instructional coach at Cameo Elementary since 2008, will begin her new position July 21. Prior to her position at Cameo, she was a teacher at Parkview and Lockwood elementary schools, and was a student teacher in 1994 at Sandia […]

James Bickley renovation becomes new building project

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File photo Clovis Municipal Schools administration has asked that architects incorporate the front of the current James Bickley Elementary School into a new building for the school if the project is approved by the state. Liliana Castillo With cost estimates to renovate James Bickley Elementary School coming in at about $9 million, Clovis schools is […]

Reader-submitted content: Educator deserves recognition

A week or so ago I read the obituary page in the Clovis News Journal, which included closing the Book of Life for Davenport Beasley. I had to wonder how many in Clovis today remember his 32 years of service to the education of children in the Clovis Municipal Schools. I decided to add a […]

James Bickley fourth-grader wins County bee

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Garcia Alisa Boswell The annual Curry County district school spelling bee took place Saturday at Texico Elementary School with 10 students from five Curry County schools competing. Schools competing included James Bickley, Zia Elementary, Yucca Junior High, Texico Elementary and Texico Junior High. Jody Burrage, a teacher on the James Bickley spelling bee committee, said […]

James Bickley Elementary seeking mentors

Liliana Castillo Jim and Carolyn Shipley started mentoring at James Bickley Elementary School three years ago. The children keep them coming back. “I enjoy seeing the lights come on in their eyes when they learn something,” Shipley said. The Shipleys are two of the 27 volunteer mentors that provide one-on-one time for students who need […]

Clovis schools announces selection of new principals

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools announced Friday the selection of new principals for Barry and James Bickley elementary schools. Teacher Tandee Delk will take over the position of principal of Barry Elementary School. Delk has experience teaching kindergarten through 12th grades in Melrose, where she assisted in administrative duties. Principal Carrie Bunce has been […]

Education feature: James Bickley teams take top spot in problem-solving competition

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Courtesy photo Two James Bickley Elementary School Destination ImagiNation teams won first place in their division, both led by Gifted and Talented teacher Carol Littlejohn, far left. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For the third consecutive year, James Bickley Elementary School’s Destination ImagiNation teams took first place at a state tournament held in Albuquerque […]

March 19, 2009 Education digest

Ranchvale and James Bickley students win state gifted and talented championship Sixth grade Destination Imagination Teams from Ranchvale and James Bickley Elementary schools won the state championship in Albuquerque on March 14. Seven students from Ranchvale and 15 from James Bickley took the title. Destination Imagination is a program for gifted and talented students that […]

Ballot bites

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Voters lined up Saturday at the Clovis Police Department’s Community Sub-station at the North Plains Mall for the last day of early voting. Ballot boxes will open Tuesday at 7 a.m. Compiled by CNJ staff The CNJ polled 20 fifth-graders at James Bickley Elementary School on the presidential election. • […]

Aug. 4, 1935

Jean Bickley, 9-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James M. Bickley, narrowly escaped asphyxiation by carbon monoxide while enroute to Clovis from Albuquerque. A leak was thought to have penetrated the floor of the family car. … Gov. Clyde Tingley and Secretary of Agriculture Hensey A. Wallace were surprise guests at the Chamber of Commerce […]

Samaritans replace kids’ stolen coins

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James Bickley Elementary School staff members, from left, Susan Sandoval, Cynthia Flores, Stephanie Seifert and Dru Morris were surprised at the community response to a media report about money for equipment being. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Christmas wishes can come true — something roughly 300 Clovis students have […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

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Natalie, left, Tyler, center, and Spencer Rogers refrained from buying snacks at the school, opting to put the money toward buying new playground equipment at James Bickley Elementary. (CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected […]

Students’ fund-raiser money missing

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer In this season of giving, Clovis students have had something taken away. Thousands of coins collected by James Bickley Elementary School students were reported stolen Dec. 11, according to the Clovis Police Department. Approximately $200 the students had raised for new playground equipment was stolen, James Bickley personnel […]

Reading volunteers dwindle

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Cynthia Tubbs of Clovis volunteersfor a student-reading program at James Bickley Elementary called HOSTS. Tubbs said she loves working with children. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer When the morning session is done, little Sapphire Romero — clumps of hair astray from her pony tail — hugs her mentor. “Thank […]

Honor Roll: James Bickley Elementary School

CNJ Staff James Bickley Elementary School Third Grade: A Honor Roll – Ashton Whitaker, Erick Granillo, Veronica Lopez, Rynea East, Taylor Jones, Ananda Lewis Third Grade: A/B Honor Roll – Tyeisha Willaims, Jasmine Chavez, Alejandro Perez, Savana Nelson, Tyler Rogers Fourth Grade Honor Roll – Caitlin Cambell, Teddy Draper, Andres Garza, Samantha Lucero, Emilio Romero, […]

Author visits area elementary students

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James Bickley Elementary fourth grader Andres Garza plays a pot belly pig as interaction with author Susan Stevens Crummel during a her presentation at the school Friday. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Her granddaughter refers to her simply as “book.” It isn’t too difficult to understand why: Susan Stevens-Crummel is the […]

Reporter’s notebook: Storyteller visits James Bickley Elementary School

The storyteller gestured wildly with his hands, his voice undulating high and low, his face like putty, able to morph into a variety of characters. As his ghost story unfolded, more than 30 students sat cross-legged around him, slack-jawed and wide-eyed. “You have to experience the story yourself before it can become real for your […]