Clovis students have a dream

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Paige Gardner, a fourth grader at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, waits for the judging to end after reading her speech Friday at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy during the Martin Luther King Jr. observance day contest. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King For Paige Gardner, a fourth grader at Clovis’ Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, […]

Pine cones return to trees

By Jack King Katherine Vandevender said the idea came to her in the night: Why not let her fourth graders decorate pine cones to look like Christmas trees? Ideas like this often come to Vandevender, who describes herself as a crafter and a recycler. But, although she devotes a lot of time to thinking of […]

Education Digest 11/13

Clovis Community College sets on-line registration Clovis Community College students, both new and continuing, may register online Nov. 17 through Jan. 16 for the spring semester. Online registration hours are Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. The […]

Local elementary school off probation

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis schools Superinten-dent Neil Nuttall was pleased to learn Wednesday evening the district had succeeded in its Oct. 3 appeal of a decision to place Bella Vista Elementary on probation. In a press release sent to media organizations, the New Mexico Public Education Department reported that seven schools from five districts […]

Clovis schools to appeal probationary status

Gary Mitchell Clovis school officials are set to meet with state Department of Education officials on Friday to appeal a recent probationary rating for Bella Vista Elementary. The Educational Standards Commission will hold hearings for districts to appeal ratings at the State Capitol, Room 303, in Santa Fe. Eligible schools are those that received a […]

Clovis school officials question ratings

By Darrell Todd Maurina Clovis school officials are worried that new legislation has created unfair assessment standards. During a special administrator’s meeting on Monday called to address new federal legislation and tightened state rules, Clovis superintendent Neil Nuttall said the rules led to four Clovis schools — W.D. Gattis Junior High, Parkview Elementary, Cameo Elementary […]

SDE approves 78 new full-day kindergarten literacy readiness programs

By Gary Mitchell Three Clovis area schools will receive state funding for full-day kindergarten programs for the academic year 2003-2004. Barry Elementary, Highland Elementary and Ranchvale Elementary schools are among 78 new full-day kindergarten programs within 33 school districts that have been approved by the State Department of Education. Those three schools join seven other […]