Clovis uses family approach in literacy program

Marlena Hartz A train of parents entered the Lockwood Elementary classroom. Mothers took seats next to their pre-school sons and daughters in a seamless addition to the brightly painted classroom. At snacktime, some poured milk for children and popped the day’s treat — strawberries — into their mouths. When storytime rolled around, parents settled into […]

Guide to the Fighting Falcon

Detachment 9 instructor, Staff Sgt. Walter Lansford points out switches that Airman 1st Class Stacey Blackburn (right), 27th Equipment Maintenence Squadron, will use for the flight control operational checkout. Melanie Salazar Classes are always in session in building 785, where the 372nd Training Squadron, Detachment 9 instructors equip many Cannon Airmen with the knowledge they […]

First day brings excitement

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CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Cameo Elementary fourth-grade teacher Laci Standifer takes a look at a game her student Israel Garcia is playing during an open house Tuesday at the school. This is Standifer’s first year teaching fourth grade here. Tonya Garner: CNJ Staff Writer Lacy Standifer has spent the better part of the last […]

Teacher leaves retirement to teach at juvenile detention center

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Jerry Peckinpaugh, who has been teaching at the Curry County Juvenile Detention Center for five years, uses art as a teaching tool. By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer A chair in Jerry Peckinpaugh’s home acts as a stand for his art, mostly sketched landscapes, one stacked behind another. The Indiana native is soft-spoken and […]

Qualities for top job at schools discussed

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Openness, classroom experience and a love of children: Those are some of the attributes teachers and parents say the new Clovis superintendent of schools should possess. With school board interviews of the five finalists beginning Monday, parents and teachers were asked for their ideas about the most important qualifications […]

New CCC program offers alternative path to classroom

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Nancy Jobe, left, and Victor Lopez, listen to instructor Rhonda Roberts during a Clovis Community College class designed to help students earn their teacher certification. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer Nancy Jobe has a bachelor’s degree and a love for children, but the traditional path to the classroom doesn’t make […]

Reader Reaction: Blue denim issue is a red hot debate

A recent Project: Reader Reaction question asked if Clovis school teachers should be allowed to wear blue jeans to work. Some responses: “THE FACT THAT (SUPERINTENDENT Neil) Nuttall and those in control actually spent their time … outlawing teachers in blue denim amazes me.” — Auggie Jones, Clovis “I SEE NO PROBLEM with jeans. An […]