H1N1 vaccine available for Clovis students

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools and the New Mexico Department of Health are offering students inoculations against swine flu. Students with paperwork turned in on time will be inoculated only with injectible H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine isn’t available in mist form. All CMS students will receive a vaccine information packet at school between Wednesday and […]

Christmas at zoo ride leaves at 6 p.m.

Christmas at the Zoo Bus rides to view holiday yard of the month properties will leave the Clovis Municipal Zoo at 6 p.m. tonight.

Municipal election

March 2, 2010, municipal election Open positions: • Commission District 1 – incumbent Juan Garza • Commission District 2 – incumbent Len Vohs • Commission District 3 – incumbent Isidro Garcia • Commission District 4 – incumbent Ron Edwards • Municipal judge – incumbent Jan Garrett (All positions have four-year terms)

Curry County schools planning delays

CNJ staff report Texico schools are planning a one hour delay for the school day on Friday. Clovis Municipal Schools will announce any weather delays for Friday at 8 p.m. Thursday via their Web site. Grady schools let out at 2:45 p.m. and Melrose schools released at 2:45 p.m. A Clovis Christian School spokesperson said […]

Press release: Clovis schools cancel events

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Traffic passes along 21st Street near Hilltop Plaza Thursday morning. Temperatures are expected to stay in the mid to upper 20s throughout the day with snow flurries expected to continue. Clovis Municipal Schools have issued the following news release related to weather cancellations: • No After School Programs @ Arts […]

Clovis schools receive lighting grants

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Community College are recipients of nearly $200,000 in federal stimulus funds, according to a release from Gov. Bill Richardson’s office. The funding comes from $24 million intended to improve energy efficiency at schools, college, tribes and other agencies across the state. Clovis Municipal Schools received $76,295 for […]

Superintendent: District taking steps to deal with funding cuts

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm is in the midst of a week of meeting with community leaders to talk about a possible 10 percent cut in state money. “I am sharing with them how much education has already been cut. No one’s felt it yet because we have […]

Clovis believes graduation numbers correct

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File photo Clovis HIgh’s graduation rate of 78.8 percent compares favorably with the national average of 70 percent. By Eric Butler: Freedom New Mexico The Clovis municipal school system isn’t joining a recent wave of criticism toward the New Mexico Public Education Department over the release of tentative 2008-09 graduate rates. With rates exceeding the […]

First person: Spreading the word

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Penny Bailey, the new communication specialist for the Clovis Municipal Schools system, said she can’t wait to let parents and the community know about the good things happening in the district. CNJ staff Penny Bailey said she learned firsthand about Clovis Municipal Schools. When her family had the choice to […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal Schools

Freedom New Mexico The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education and administrators held a work session at Eastern New Mexico University Friday. The day included reports from the superintendent’s cabinet and discussion. • Executive Director of Personnel Rhonda Roberts spoke on Title 9, a federal mandate that school districts distribute resources evenly between boys and […]

Superintendent says stormy first day of school went well through district

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Seven-year-old Hannah Luscombe poses for a photograph for her grandmother Suzanne Estes in front of Barry Elementary School Friday on the first day of school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Some limbs were lost on the first day of school for the Clovis Municipal Schools system. Tree limbs that […]

CMS hires Martin to fill deputy vacancy

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools has tapped one of the district’s own to fill its deputy superintendent of instruction vacancy. Personnel Services Director Cindy Martin will take over for Ladona Clayton, who was named superintendent of Clovis Christian School earlier this month. Martin is to start her new job Aug. 1. […]

Education digest: CMS student orientations set

Clovis Municipal Schools’ annual sophomore and new student orientation is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Classes resume Aug. 14. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, tour the campus and learn about extracurricular activities. CHS pick up dates set Clovis High School schedule pick-up days are Aug. 4 for […]

School labor board makes nominations

The newly created Clovis Municipal Schools’ Local Labor Management Board met Friday to focus on naming a third member to the board. The first meeting, May 25, served as an orientation for the board’s two members, G.C. Ross and Larry Cocker. Ross and Cocker each had two nominations for the third board seat. They decided […]

Meetings watch: School board votes for third-party audit of school staff

Highlights from the Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education meeting Tuesday. • The board accepted applications for Title I migrant, state bilingual education, Title III English, Title I federal stimulus and Title I consolidated funding. The $1.4 million in stimulus funding would go toward hiring five language specialists and buying Read 180 • A gift […]

Clovis school board approves preliminary budget

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board heard a long-range suggestion to start its Tuesday meeting, and ended it with approval of a more immediate need — an $82.5 million budget for the 2009-10 year. The budget, down from this year’s adjusted budget of $85.1 million but up from the 2008-09 […]

First person: Clovis volunteer toils behind the scene

Andy Ford was named the Clovis Municipal Schools’ volunteer of the year for his dedication to Zia Elementary School’s recycling program. Ford, 60, took charge of the dirty job of cleaning trash out of the school’s can collection trailer nine years ago. Backstage: The award was very nice. There are some people who do things […]

Teachers union representative: School labor board unnecessary

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools creation of a labor management board Tuesday was in response to the National Education Association’s potential to seek collective bargaining, Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said. The National Education Association, a public sector union, came to Clovis in March to resurrect its following. Consultant Andres Becerra said […]

Meetings watch: Clovis Municipal School board

The Clovis Municipal School’s strategic plan dominated a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday at the CMS administration building: • Board member Mark Lansford asked Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton about specifics on silent audits and cultural training. The silent audit outlined in the plan calls for a third party to visit school campuses posing as […]

Board of Education members approve strategic plan, hold off on third-party review

The Clovis Municipal School’s strategic plan dominated a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday at the CMS administration building: • Board member Mark Lansford asked Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton about specifics on silent audits and cultural training. The silent audit outlined in the plan calls for a third party to visit school campuses posing as […]