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

CSA Super Bowls

CNJ staff Saturday Leon Williams Stadium All-American (5th, 6th grade) Cameo 14, Mesa 6 National (3rd, 4th grade) Clovis Christian 13, Mesa 7 Fundamental (2nd, 3rd grade) Zia 26, Lockwood 18

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 […]

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. […]

Press Release: Clovis after school programs cancelled

The After-School Program at the following locations is cancelled due to inclement weather and road conditions: Arts Academy @ Bella Vista Cameo Elementary School James Bickley Elementary School La Casita Elementary School Lockwood Elementary School Parkview Elementary School If you have questions, please contact the individual school site.

Education digest: Lockwood Elementary honored

Lockwood Elementary honored Lockwood Elementary School was one of 32 schools given the 2009-2010 Title III Incentive Award by the New Mexico Department of Education, according to a news release. The schools were awarded because of their strong bilingual education programs that have helped English language learners move toward proficiency in English and made academic […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Weddings

Lockwood-Aucutt Lynn Smith Lockwood of Granbury and Bobby G. Aucutt of Clovis were joined in marriage Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008, at Inn of the Arts in Las Cruces. The Rev. Jerry Lunsdeen performed the religious ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Alvy and Edith Smith of Las Cruces and formerly of Clovis. The bridegroom […]

District to receive renovation monies

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal School District will get $2 million in state funds for the design costs of renovating Marshall Junior High and James Bickley, Lockwood and Bella Vista elementary schools, according to a release from area legislators. The Public School Capital Outlay Council voted to award the funds to the school district after finding […]

Cops and Courts: Police holding crime seminars

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Police Department is hosting two town hall seminars this month, according to a press release from police. The meetings are: Tuesday — 6:30 p.m. Cameo Elementary, 1600 North Cameo St. Sept. 25 — 6:30 p.m. Lockwood Elementary, 400 Lockwood Dr. Information: 763-9427. The purpose of the meeting […]

Clovis schools’ test score increases garner awards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Two Clovis schools were recognized by the state for leaps in test scores from 2004-2005 to 2005-2006. The New Mexico Public Education Department applauded Lockwood Elementary and Marshall Junior High schools by e-mail Tuesday for increasing proficiency among students in math and reading. The percentage of students who met […]

5/12 Education Calendar

Friday: Bella Vista Talent Show, 1:30 in the Bella Vista multi-purpose room. Friday: Mesa Music Night, 6:30 p.m., Mesa gym. Friday: Lockwood Kindergarten Spring Fling, 9 a.m., Lockwood multi-purpose room. Friday-Sunday: Portales High School students will be performing the play “Holy Cannoli”, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2 p.m. Sunday, Eastern New Mexico University’s main […]

Curry County election day precincts

CNJ STAFF REPORTS Early voting at the Curry County Courthouse has ended. Precincts 1-37 and voting locations in Curry County for the Nov. 2 election are as follows: 1. Broadview Fire Department, 3868 SR 209 2. Pleasant Hill Fire Department, 304 SR 77 3. Ranchvale Elementary, 1606 SR 311 4. Melrose City Hall, 105 E. […]

Search on for bilingual principal

Ryan Lengerich: CNJ News Journal Jarilyn Butler didn’t always speak her students’ language. On snowy days, the former Lockwood Elementary School principal would receive phone calls from parents asking if school had been canceled. Many would ask in Spanish. Butler speaks only English. “I would pick up the phone and it was ‘Habla espanol?’ And […]

Education Calendar 1/29

Today > Family Literacy Night — 5:30-7 p.m. > New Mexico High School — Comp exams will be held today at Clovis High School. Friday > A six-grade sale will be held at Cameo Elementary School. > Auditions for the Children’s Opera “Juan Verdades, The Man Who Could Not Tell a Lie,” will be held […]

Lockwood students sing and dance to celebrate academics

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Lockwood Elementary Kindergarten students Khasiano Martinez, left, and Vivian Miller join hands as they sing “God Bless America” during an Academic Pep Rally at the school Friday. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth Ryan Lengerich Motivating elementary students to learn is easy: Hold a pep rally — an academic pep rally. Lockwood Elementary students cheered, laughed […]