Education column: Technology transforming classrooms

Dropping by Lockwood Elementary the other day, I saw the most amazing teachers using the most interesting classroom tools. Invited by Lab Manager Eulonda Jackson who provided an overview of some of the technologies in place at Lockwood, I was met by Margaret Brise

Education column: District host to quality teachers

In visiting classrooms across our school district, I am continually surprised by the caliber of educators we have. One such remarkable teacher is Terry Pipkin, a science teacher at Marshall Middle School. Now in her 27th year of teaching, I had an opportunity to watch her preparing for a class and observe her interactions with […]

Teachers advise students to ‘do their best’ on first day

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Parkview Elementary fifth-grade teacher Susan Rogers sorts through papers she will be giving to her students Thursday on the first day of school. Rogers said she plans to retire at the end of this school year after 20 years of teaching. Sharna Johnson Today marks the last day of summer […]

Clovis Christian building to open in January

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Christian School superintendent Steven Medeiros stands in what will be the gym of the school’s new campus. By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer A handful of construction workers were busy putting the finishing touches on the new Clovis Christian School Thursday morning. The ceiling and floor tiles have yet […]

School board does walk-through of La Casita

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer School board officials walked through the halls at La Casita Elementary school Tuesday at the board’s first school visitation meeting. The school board voted in its last meeting to have school visitation meetings at Clovis schools. School superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the meetings would show board members what projects […]

Fungus invades Clovis High School classrooms

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Water damage and mold cover the back side of a cabinet that was removed from the wall of a Clovis High School classroom. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Behind the walls of Clovis High School Building E, black fungi flourish, dotting cabinets and once-hidden surfaces. The building was closed in […]

Elementary teacher wins NIE award

By Leslie Radford: CNJ Staff writer Third-grade teacher J’mi Heflin uses newspapers to teach core subjects at James Bickley Elementary. She was recently selected the local Newspapers in Education 2005 Teacher of the Year, having been nominated by Principal Cindi Tabb. “I had asked the teachers (at James Bickley) what they used in their classrooms […]

Education feature: Clovis Christian outgrows current facility

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Clovis Christian seventh-graders exit Sherill Wofford’s class on the left and Max Kralicek’s on the right after class Wednesday at school. Increased enrollment has allowed the school to have two seventh-grade classes. (CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer The hallways at Clovis Christian School are narrow. Lockers don’t face each […]

New classrooms at Clovis High

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Ross Sanchez, of Condeck of Albuquerque, smoothes out freshly poured concrete Thursday that will be a light-weight roof at Clovis High School. Condeck has been working on the roof for two weeks and will finish today. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School students will have 11 new […]

Reps clear Melrose bleachers

By David Arkin After more than 20 years of use, officials in the Melrose school district think it’s about time the bleachers in its gymnasium get replaced. And two local lawmakers agree. Sen. Stuart Ingle, R-Portales, and Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, are putting their support behind a capital outlay request that would provide the […]