School menus — Oct. 10

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school for Fall Break. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nugget chef, salad and ranch, fruity jello, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh fruit. Thursday: Breakfast — Sausage bisquit. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes […]

School menus — Oct. 3

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — English muffin with egg and cheese. Lunch — Italian spaghetti, grand green beans, garden salad and ranch, WW roll and jello. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun, baked French fries, lettuce, tomato, pickle, chilled fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Strawberry/banana French toast. Lunch […]

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Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Beefy mac, grand green beans, rosey applesauce, whole wheat roll. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Bean/cheese burrito, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fruity jello. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Hot dog on a bun, baked French fries, garden salad and […]

Secretary of Education to honor Ranchvale

CNJ staff report New Mexico Secretary of Education Susanna Murphy will recognize Ranchvale Elementary School 1 p.m. Monday for being named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School recipient. The school was recognized as one of three in New Mexico and 314 in the country as a school whose students achieve at a high levels. The […]

School menus — Sept. 12

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — English muffin with egg and cheese. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Strawberry/ banana French toast. Lunch — Cheeseburger, on […]

Ranchvale Elementary wins national honor

Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School is one of just three New Mexico schools — 314 in the U.S. — named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement came late Thursday. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or have demonstrated dramatic gains […]

Staff, parents raising money for marquee at Parkview

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Parkview Elementary parent Betty Hudson said there are hundreds of items with Box Tops for Education on them that can benefit school. Liliana Castillo Parkview Elementary School’s staff and Parent Activities Committee members are looking for a way to better communicate with parents and the school’s community. The PAC are […]

School lunch menus — Sept. 5

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school for Labor Day. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Beefy cheesy nachos, Sunshine corn, applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Mac and franks, Grand green beans, chilled peaches, chocolate cake. Thursday: Breakfast — Sausage biscuit. Lunch — Soft beef taco, Spanish rice and salsa, lettuce, […]

James Bickley Elementary seeking mentors

Liliana Castillo Jim and Carolyn Shipley started mentoring at James Bickley Elementary School three years ago. The children keep them coming back. “I enjoy seeing the lights come on in their eyes when they learn something,” Shipley said. The Shipleys are two of the 27 volunteer mentors that provide one-on-one time for students who need […]

School menus — Aug. 29

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — English muffin with egg and cheese. Lunch — Corn dog, baked French fries, mini carrots and ranch, fruit salad. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, garden salad and ranch, and fresh fruit. Wednesday: Breakfast — Strawberry/banana French toast. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, Sunshine corn, […]

School menus — Aug. 22

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Whole wheat fruit turnover. Lunch — Pepperoni pizza, garden fresh salad, ranch dressing, fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and fruit, whole wheat roll. Wednesday: Breakfast — Waffles. Lunch — Cheeseburger on a bun, baked French fries, […]

School menus — Aug. 15

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza. Lunch — Hamburger on a bun with lettuce, tomato, and pickle, baked French fries, chilled fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick. Lunch — Beefy cheesy nachos,Sunshine corn, applesauce. Wednesday: Breakfast — Strawberry/banana French toast. B Mac and franks, Grand green beans, chilled peaches, chocolate cake. […]

Bond money would mean new face for Lockwood Elementary

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School teacher Melissa Romero uses a table instead of an adult-sized desk to make room for a crescent-shaped group reading desk in her classroom, that is about half the size of an adequate room. Liliana Castillo Teachers at Lockwood Elementary School plan what to teach each day as […]

Officials: Middle school will make space for incoming students

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo About 1,200 Clovis Municipal Schools students are housed in 70 portable classrooms district-wide. The district plans to move sixth graders from the elementary level to the middle level to help handle overcrowding. Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools officials are expecting almost 2,000 new students to jam already near capacity school […]

Education digest: Science camp returning

Science camp returning The Camp Invention program is returning to Clovis this summer. The week-long camp delves students into science, technology, engineering, math, history and the arts. Each day, children rotate through five integrated modules that employ creative thinking to solve real-world challenges. Mesa Elementary School is hosting the program from 8:30 a.m. to 3 […]

Clovis schools announces selection of new principals

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools announced Friday the selection of new principals for Barry and James Bickley elementary schools. Teacher Tandee Delk will take over the position of principal of Barry Elementary School. Delk has experience teaching kindergarten through 12th grades in Melrose, where she assisted in administrative duties. Principal Carrie Bunce has been […]

Study finds military children surprisingly resilient

By Tom Philpott: Military Update Casey Tencick, a fifth-grade teacher at Patriot Elementary School on Fort Carson, Colo., read here about a RAND study assessing how military children are stressed by their parents’ frequent wartime deployments. Tencick thought her students would find the content of the column interesting and might like to react themselves to […]

Mesa Elementary principal retiring

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Jan Cox was selected Mesa Elementary School’s first principal in 1991. CNJ staff Mesa Elementary School Principal Jan Cox is retiring at the end of the 2009-2010 school year after 36 years with the district. Cox began her career as a sixth-grade teacher at Lockwood Elementary School in 1974 and was later named Lockwood’s principal. […]

School menus — April 25

Clovis Elementary Monday: Breakfast — Biscuit and ham, cereal or toast, fruit juice and milk. Lunch — Bean tostada, salsa, Spanish rice, lettuce, tomato, and fresh fruit. Tuesday: Breakfast — Pancake sausage on a stick, cereal or toast, fruit juice and milk. Lunch — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, gravy, fruit and whole wheat roll. Wednesday: […]

Teacher believes science fair can change students’ lives

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Zia Elementary School student Logann Ewers works on her display board Tuesday, getting set for the regional science fair Saturday at Eastern New Mexico University. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Zia Elementary School science teacher Suzanne Tipton knows how science can change a student’s life. She saw it in […]