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 […]

Press release: ACLU says Clovis Municipal Schools Approve Gay-Straight Alliance

CLOVIS, NM – Yesterday, in response to a legal demand letter sent by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico, Clovis Municipal Schools (CMS) announced that it approved students’ application for a gay-straight alliance (GSA). High school senior Steven De Los Santos first applied for permission to form the club in late February. […]

ACLU demanding immediate approval of Gay-Straight Alliance

Liliana Castillo The American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico is demanding Clovis Municipal Schools immediately approve creation of a Gay-Straight Alliance club at Clovis High School before the school year ends. In a letter dated Monday and sent to Superintendent Terry Myers, the ACLU said students have been waiting approximately two months for approval […]

Four area school districts audited

Liliana Castillo Four area school districts were audited by the New Mexico Public Education Department over the last 10 days. Initial findings were released Thursday. Based on a review of 10,000 files from 34 districts across the state, Portales Municipal Schools was cleared of all issues along with seven other districts. Clovis Municipal Schools and […]

Texico students overhaul trailer for area resident

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Courtesy photo: Terry Whitener Texico senior Logan Garner works to remove rusted metal from the frame of the trailer at the beginning of the project. Liliana Castillo Texico Municipal School’s agriculture mechanics department spent six weeks doing a total overhaul on a trailer for Texico graduate Kip DeFoor. The trailer belonged to DeFoor’s grandfather and […]

Golf course purchase to be discussed at city meeting

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Christian Fontanilla, 11, of Clovis, practices his chip shot Monday afternoon at Chaparral Country Club. The city is considering purchasing the club. Kevin Wilson Clay Bracken said it would break his heart if the current Clovis Municipal golf course was to shut down. “I grew up golfing there,” Bracken said. […]

Municipal league meets on legislative session

Argen Duncan City officials from four counties met for a legislative update Monday in Portales. The New Mexico Municipal League held a district meeting at the Memorial Building. District 4 encompasses municipalities in Roosevelt, Curry, Quay and De Baca counties, and Portales City Manager Tom Howell estimated 50 people attended from all four counties. Portales […]

Reader-submitted content: Former glider school would be boon as museum

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Courtesy photo: Scot Stinett This towering building at the former Fort Sumner Army Air Field is a focus on the property’s past and what graduate student John W. McCullough thinks could be the key to a whole new future for the community. By John W. McCullough Along with the many extraterrestrial mysteries and legends of […]

Students return to teach at schools they graduated from

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Liliana Castillo Curry County teachers who have returned to their alma mater say there is a special bond between them and the community because of their history. Marshall Middle School life science teacher and coach Darren Williams has been a teacher for 12 years and has taught at Clovis Municipal Schools for the duration. “I […]

Virtual learning

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Lockwood sixth grader Adrian Gallegos, 12, separates photos of schools into groups Tuesday with the infrared pen which part of the Mimio set up. Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School teacher Allison Craig purchased software that can turn her whiteboard into a smart board for a fraction of the cost. With […]

Positions open on Civil Aviation Board

CNJ staff The City of Clovis has two positions open for election on the Civil Aviation Board. The board meets at 6 p.m. on the first Tuesday of each month at the Clovis Municipal Airport, and makes recommendations to the Clovis City Commission regarding airport operations. For information or an application form, contact the city […]

Airport meeting rescheduled

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Airport Committee meeting has been rescheduled for the same time the following 6 p.m. next Tuesday at the Clovis Municipal Airport. The meeting was postponed Tuesday. Information: Steve Summers, Airport Director, at 769-7890.

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Clovis Municipal Schools, Clovis Christian and Clovis Community College will close Wednesday due to weather concerns. Tuesday, CCC will close its campus at 4 p.m., canceling evening classes. The decision was made to close school because of concerns about extreme temperatures, according to Clovis Municipal Schools’ Jelayne Curtis. “We want to ensure that our kids […]

Press Release: Clovis Municipal Airport Committee

The Clovis Municipal Airport Committee meeting scheduled for 6:00 p.m. today has been rescheduled until 6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 8th, 2011 at the Clovis Municipal Airport. For more information, please contact Mr. Steve Summers, Airport Director, at 769-7890.

Press Release: Clovis Municipal Schools closing Wednesday

February 1st Cancellations:Choices Night SchoolLincoln‐Jackson Tutoring ProgramLincoln‐Jackson English as a Second Language (ESL) ClassesLincoln‐Jackson Recreational ProgramYucca Middle School TutoringMarshall Middle School TutoringVarsity Boys Basketball Game @ LovingtonAfter‐School Program at the Following Schools: James Bickley, Arts Academy @Bella Vista, Cameo Elementary, La Casita Elementary, Lockwood Elementary,Parkview Elementary, & Sandia Elementary February 2nd Cancellations:Family Leadership Institute February […]

Extreme cold causes power outage, delays Clovis schools

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Freedom New Mexico: Clarence Plank An Xcel Energy crew works on power lines in Portales Tuesday. An Xcel spokesman said the company has a short-term solution to power failures in the city and is developing a plan to address the issue long term. Sharna Johnson Extreme cold and overloaded circuits are being blamed for power […]

School board to sell $8 million in bonds

Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education took what Chief Financial Office Jose Cano called a critical step forward for several construction projects Tuesday. The board adopted a resolution announcing the sale of $8 million worth of municipal bonds. Money generated from the bond sale will be used for construction and technology acquisition […]

Grant money awarded to area educators

CNJ staff Almost $25,000 in grant money was awarded to seven area educators. The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization, presented the awards during a Nov. 19 “Prize Parade.” Grants, varying from $5,000 to $400, are used to support innovative projects and programs as part of the Educator Initiative Program. The Prize Parade surprised […]

Health officials recommend flu vaccinations

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School fourth grader Jacob Garcia of Clovis said the flu mist felt “funny” but it was better than a flu shot. The flu mist is a live virus and intended for people between the ages of 2 and 49 with no underlying health issues. Liliana Castillo and Alisa […]

Parents, teachers meet about AYP scores

CNJ staff Teachers and administrators for the Clovis Municipal Schools met with parents Monday night in a forum to discuss adequate yearly progress. Cindy Martin, deputy superintendent of operations for CMS, went over AYP information and school test scores. Of the school’s 16 schools, 12 did not make AYP, a figure on average with the […]