Education digest: CHS senior parent night set

CHS senior parent night set Clovis High School is hosting the class of 2010 senior parent night at 6:30 p.m. Monday, according to a news release. The meeting will cover subjects pertaining to graduation and entrance into college such as college entrance exams, college application processes, information on scholarships, financial aid and career exploration. Information: […]

Clovis provides quality education

By Jay Burns: Guest columnist I have often heard my peers, local residents and incoming Cannon Air Force Base personnel remark about the poor quality of education this district provides. After all, Clovis High has failed to meet state testing standards for several consecutive years now, and the graduation rate is far from perfect. However, […]

CHS class of ’54 reunion set

Freedom New Mexico A reunion of the Clovis High School Class of 1954 is scheduled for July 3-5 in Clovis. The reunion begins at 1 p.m. July 3 at the Fairfield Inn in Clovis. July 4, the event continues from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at K-Bob’s Steakhouse with a sit-down meal 1:30 p.m. A […]

Six CHS swimmers compete in triathlon

CNJ staff DEXTER — Clovis High swimmers Nick de Maio and Jill Southard were first in boys and girls 15-17 competition of the first of three Rocky Mountain Regional Triathlon meets here Saturday. The meet was an open event and included about 300 total athletes, including around 18 in the 15-17 age group, CJS swim […]

CHS alum tries hand at pro golf

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Courtesy photo: New Mexico State University Clovis High alum Travis Reid is hoping to turn a solid collegiate golf career into success at the professional level. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Travis Reid’s first summer as a professional golfer will include a lot of questions, such as: * Can I afford the expenses I’m […]

CHS senior sad to say goodbye but eager for future

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Freedom New Mexico Nakesha Ross is headed to Albuquerque and the University of New Mexico to major in pre-medicine, and possibly double major in psychology. She said she wants to be a general surgeon or work in a hospital emergency room. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Graduation couldn’t come soon enough for Nakesha Ross. […]

Clovis school district hires new high school principal

Freedom New Mexico Wayne Marshall, current principal of Moriarty High School, is the new principal at Clovis High School. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm made the announcement Friday. She said current CHS principal Jody Balch announced his retirement in March. The interview committee consisted of two high school teachers, a parent from the governing council, the CHS […]

March 12, 2009 Education digest

Clovis High School band members were awarded 135 individual superior medals Feb. 7 at the New Mexico Music Educators Association Southeast District Instrumental Solo and Ensemble Festival held at CHS. Band members received 13 superior solo ratings and all 10 ensembles received superior ratings. Clovis High School trumpeter Alec Blazek was selected as a member […]

2009 State Legislature Coverage

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Dec. 4 Education Digest

CHS senior nominated to attend Air Force Academy Clovis’ Brody Hawes, a senior at Clovis High School, has been offered an appointment to the U.S. Air Force Academy, according to an academy official.Hawes is the son of Kenneth Hawes and Joy Stoddard.Hawes was nominated to attend the academy by U.S. Rep. Tom Udall.Hawes is planning […]

Back to school 101

School is just around the corner. But even after all the school shopping has been done, lunches have been planned, there may be a few more questions. Here is some helpful information for the new school year. The first day of school for students is Wednesday. This will be a full day of school for […]

June 19, 2008 Education Digest

CHS swim coach receives award Vincent de Maio will be honored Tuesday during the Clovis Municipal School Board Meeting with the New Mexico School Board Association’s Excellence for Student Achievement Award, according to a press release. De Maio has been Clovis High School’s swimming coach since 2004.

CHS alum takes job with Howard Payne

CNJ staff BROWNWOOD, Texas — Clovis High alum Josh Prock was named the new women’s basketball coach last week at Howard Payne University. In replacing Chris Kielsmeier, Prock has some big shoes to fill. Kielsmeier was the winningest coach in school history at 179-44 for seven seasons, and last year led the Lady Jackets to […]

CHS grad Reid shares 17th place in NCAA golf regional

CNJ staff CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — New Mexico State junior Travis Reid of Clovis finished tied for 17th Saturday at the NCAA East Regional Tournament. Reid finished with a three-day score of 4-under-par 209, including a 70 on Saturday. New Mexico State finish in a tie for 12th. The top 10 teams at regionals advance to […]

CHS grad doesn’t give up

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Kristle Ford, 19, said she’s excited for graduation. “I can’t believe I made it,” Ford said. A year ago, education was not a focus of Kristel Ford’s life. She said she lacked confidence in her abilities, but with help from school officials, family and friends she turned her academic life […]

CHS junior verbally commits to Texas Tech

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis junior Jaye Crockett, who led the Wildcats in scoring and rebounding, has verbally committed to play basketball for Texas Tech. The 6-foot-5, 185-pound post averaged 20.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Clovis’ top returning player is no longer next year’s hottest recruit. […]

Students, friends gather in support of Isler

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Clovis High School senior Jade Smith signs a card Friday for Jaden Isler, who is in the hospital in Amarillo, Texas. Smith said Isler is a role model and a leader at the school and her prayers go out to him. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer More than 200 […]

CHS Marching Band wins Zia contest

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The odds seemed stacked against the Clovis High School band this year at the Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. Not only did the band include freshmen for the first time, but its routine included more maneuvers and complex songs than in previous years. But the CHS Wildcat Marching […]

Aug. 9, 2007 Education Digest

CHS student orientation Tuesday Orientation for sophomores and new students at Clovis High School will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday at the CHS Lecture Hall, according to a news release. A campus tour will follow from 9:45 -10:20 a.m., with an abbreviated class schedule through 11:40 a.m. A complimentary lunch will be provided for participants. […]

Writer remembers high school experience fondly

By Don McAlvy: Columnist 1950 was a perfect year in Clovis for some 144 students who graduated in May of that year and the weather was just right. Everything was just right! The Clovis High School campus at Seventh and Main streets was right downtown, across from the courthouse. The Silver Grill Drive-In was right […]