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 [...]