Education column: Secondary schools undergo improvements

Further to recent reports, our secondary school sites have also been undergoing improvements during the summer months, thanks to the efforts of our operations department. Anyone driving by Marshall Middle School will have noticed not only a great deal of construction on the north end of the campus, but a whole new building going up. […]

Cuts in gifted education hurt kids’ potential

Aisha Sultan “How can we measure the sonata unwritten, the curative drug undiscovered, the absence of political insight? They are the difference between what we are, and where we could be as a society.” — James Gallagher, former director of the FPG Child Development Institute at UNC-Chapel Hill. There is a well-tolerated discrimination in our […]

Education column: Schools painted, trimmed and cleaned

As our Clovis Municipal School’s operations department continues with summer projects, below is an update on maintenance activities at the remaining elementary schools. At Lincoln-Jackson Family Center, the eaves have been painted, and the basketball court redone. The court area had settled considerably over the years, leaving a depression that collected water and had become […]

Education column: Maintaining school property more work than seems

Next in the installments describing the activities of Clovis Municipal Schools’ Operations Department during the summer months, here are some other things you might notice as you drive in and around town. As schools’ window and frame trims are being repainted, a complementary, two-color scheme, relatively neutral (with the shade chosen by the schools), has […]

Education digest — July 7

Muleshoe college offering digital photography seminar South Plains College Muleshoe Center is offering a one-day digital photography seminar Saturday, according to a news release. The class costs $40 and payment is required with registration. Participants must have their own camera, which should be digital, including SLR and point-and-shoots, the release said. The class will be […]

Honors — June 26

Pearson Seth Pearson of Portales received a bachelor of science degree in civil engineering May 15 from Norwich University, Vermont. Norwich University was founded in 1819 and is a private military college. Anaya Colonial School District Curriculum Supervisor Sergio Anaya, former graduate of Portales High School and Eastern New Mexico University, has been asked by […]

Ticket feature: DairyFest to offer entertainment, education

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File photo DairyFest will take place from 4-9 p.m. Saturday at the Curry County Events Center. Organizers said it is a family oriented event that gives an inside look at the dairy industry. Freedom New Mexico DairyFest will offer five hours of fun, entertainment, education and live music at the Curry County Events Center on […]

Press release: Luj

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ben Ray Luj

Press release: Bingaman talks education bills

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jeff Bingaman today talked to New Mexico radio reporters several bills he has introduced aimed at reforming America’s public schools by both raising academic standards and helping students achieve them. Bingaman’s remarks can be retrieved by going to his website or clicking on the following link: http://bingaman.senate.gov/mediaasset/bingaman061311m.mp3 00:00 – Bingaman talks […]

Education digest — June 2

Education commission meeting June 10 The New Mexico Public Education Commission meets June 10, according to a news release. The meeting will take place 9:30 a.m. in Mabry Hall in the Jerry Apodaca Education Building in Santa Fe. Commissioners will meet for committee sessions from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Agendas can be viewed at […]

Education column: Clovis Municipal Schools to host summer academy

Summer is here. No more school…well, almost. Next thing on the agenda is the Clovis Municipal Schools’ Summer Academy. Our version of summer school, the CMS Summer Academy will be held at Cameo Elementary this year from Monday through June 30, meeting on Monday through Thursday of each week. The shortened day runs from 8 […]

School board passes budget with $11 million increase

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education approved a budget with an increase of more than $11 million Tuesday, despite budget cuts to education across New Mexico. The 2011-2012 budget was approved at $115,633,295. The 2010-2011 budget totaled $104,492,504. CMS Chief Financial Officer Jose Cano said the increase is due largely to the […]

School board to discuss budget

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools board of education will be meeting Tuesday to discuss the budget. The meeting will be held at noon in the district’s administration building board room. The board plans to approve the budget after a review of various budget documents. The board will also look ahead at a five-year budget summary.

Education column: Education opportunities available during summer

Unbelievably, another school year is gone and kids are out for the summer. Suddenly without a structured environment, it takes us a moment or two to get our balance for the summer months. Working parents juggle schedules, and older kids are looking for summer jobs. As educators, there is always concern over the summer about […]

Education column: Faculty, staff share thoughts on graduation

Graduation means endings and beginnings. Wayne Marshall, principal at Clovis High School, offered, “Graduation is a big deal. It encompasses all the emotions, and it is the culminating event of every student’s educational career. We feel it too; it’s always a little hard to see them go.” Several of the administrators who work directly with […]

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Seven students win scholarships Seven local students have won scholarships to Texas Tech University. Clovis seniors Rustin Harris and Kelsey Young and Farwell seniors Clayton White and Landry Actkinson won the Presidents’ Gold Scholarship. Clovis senior Bryan Wygant won the Presidents’ Platinum Scholarship. Clovis senior Samantha Myers won the LP and L IMPACT Scholarship. Texico […]

Audits displease area superintendents

Liliana Castillo Area superintendents were not pleased with the way the state Public Education Department handled an audit process last month. The PED audited 34 districts across the state to identify reporting issues. What sparked the audit: Over the last year, the number of new students in New Mexico increased by about 1 percent and […]

Our people: Coming full circle

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Melrose schools superintendent Jamie Widner comes from a family of 11 children. Melrose native Jamie Widner has been in education as a teacher and administrator for 26 years, all in New Mexico. Coming from a family of 11 children, all who graduated from Melrose High School, he is family-oriented. Widner […]

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Children’s theater performing in Grady The Missoula Children’s Theatre will be performing a music production of King Arthur’s Quest in Grady Friday. This is the third year the MCT has performed at Grady. Grady students will play various roles in the two performances and have had one week to prepare for the show. The afternoon […]

An education best reward for good grades

Freedom New Mexico Remember a few years back — and for some of us it’s a little further than we’d care to admit — when perhaps dad produced a crisp five-dollar bill when that report card came home with an unexpected but much appreciated A in math? Maybe mom cooked up a favorite for dinner […]