Superintendent says she will do away with teacher selection days

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff photo The days of parents lining up in the wee hours of the morning to pick their children’s teachers are gone. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm told the school board at Tuesday night’s meeting she will be changing the method of teacher selection and doing away with the tradition of selection days […]

Monday morning briefing: A look at a local hero, parents night and a revolution.

Good morning. It’s Freedom New Mexico’s Monday morning briefing. Video of the day At your service…it’s our local video of some of the folks who help make your day go a little better, safer or smoother. Check out a day in the life of a Clovis emergency dispatcher.Question of the day? Did your favorite movie […]

Letters to the Editor: Parents important in education

Parents important in education I’m sure the school board will select a highly qualified person for the superintendent’s position now that Rhonda Seidenwurm has announced she’s leaving. I hope when they take office they will implement policies that include students and parents taking responsibility for their education. The teachers in Clovis do an outstanding job […]

CHS holding registration rush

CNJ staff The Clovis High School guidance office is hosting a registration rush next week for CHS parents and students, according to a news release. The rush is a time for parents and student to check class credits, review student registration forms, course selections, and graduation requirements, the release said. Guidance and administration office staff […]

Clovis Municipal Schools honor roll

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns.

Story of Jacob, Esau demonstrates follies of favoritism

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist Last week I wrote about the frustrations of Mary and Joseph when they lost Jesus back in Jerusalem. They were like any other parents — frustration sometimes sets in when it comes to raising children. There is another account of children and frustration. Except for Christ, the sinless one, the […]

Skyward puts information at parents’ fingertips

As this is an education column, I think it only appropriate that you take an occasional test…or at least solve a riddle. Here it is: What do Christian Believers, Jalisco Taqueria (on 7th Street), Java Loft, La Casa Family Health Center, Lighthouse Mission, Mainline Bowling, Matt 25, Ministerios Unidos para Cristo, North Plains Mall, Roden-Smith, […]

Foster parents sought in Curry, Roosevelt counties

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico As far as the Wofford kids are concerned, they chose their parents. When they needed a permanent family, three of the five children decided they wanted Sherill and Alan Wofford of Portales to become their parents. So they called and made the request. Unbeknownst to the children, the Woffords […]

No jobs will be lost in CMS proposed budget cuts

Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members, For the last few weeks, a letter has occupied this space telling you about the money that wastaken from the public education budget this year and replaced with stimulus monies that willdisappear at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Our concern is that the legislature will not address […]

10-15 Education digest

Parents invited to see projects The Clovis High School Freshman Academy is providing an opportunity for parents to see their student’s project. Called Cat-a-bration, parents will be able to view their child’s projects from core and elective classes. The parents can also enjoy home-made cookies from the Consumer Science students and entertainment. The event is […]

Seidenwurm urges parents to let healthy kids keep going to school in spite of flu

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo From left, Clovis schools Director of Nursing Rhonda Sparks, Curry County Health Office Nurse Manager Gayla Jaquess and Emergency Management Director Ken De Los Santos answer parents’ questions at special meeting Tuesday in Zia Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer When only 15 parents came to the district’s […]

Parents finally getting to know me

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ columnist I don’t need everything spelled out to me. That’s why when I was visiting a friend a few months ago, I could tell a female guest had just gotten out of a relationship. She said she was, “trying to stay strong,” which meant she’s not going to cry about the […]

Senior parents schooled

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Pam Cornelison, head of the guidance department at Clovis High School, addresses the crowd during Monday’s CHS senior parents’ night event at the school’s lecture hall. The session covered things to expect while preparing a student for c By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Going to Clovis High School means […]

Education feature: Program allows parents access to children’s school progress

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Courtesy illustration Skyward Family Access allows parents to see their student’s grades for each class, including progress reports. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis parents can check on their student’s grades, attendance, lunch account and more without leaving home or picking up the phone with Skyward Family Access. The program is getting its last […]

First person: Teaching natural path for Clovis native

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Blythe Turner grew up in Clovis and was named the teacher of the year in 2008 by the New Mexico Public Education Department. CNJ staff Blythe Turner grew up in Clovis with two teachers as parents. When she went to college, she decided to follow in her parents footsteps and […]

Education feature: District requiring proof of residency for 2009-2010 school year registration

Freedom New Mexico Parents will need to bring one more piece of paper when registering their student for school in Clovis this year. And it must be something that offers proof or residency. It’s all because the New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority is requiring Clovis Municipal Schools to geocode, or map the district before […]

State facing foster home shortage

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Ten years of being foster parents in Nebraska wasn’t enough for the Stacys. Four months ago, the couple became foster parents again in Clovis, filling a need every community deals with, Marti Stacy said. Stacy said the couple learned from a friend that the area was short on foster […]

Jesus only standard by which to judge

By Judy Brandon: CNJ columnist This Father’s Day I am thinking about my father. I am thinking about an incident that happened many years ago when I was a small child. It shows how sometimes people judge others by earthly standards. A valid measurement involves looking at ourselves and others by God’s standards. An incident […]

Boy’s fate complicated decision

By Anita Tedaldi: FNM columnist Daniel Hauser is at the center of a heated controversy that pits his parents against the state of Minnesota in a question of life, death and freedom. Hauser, a 13-year-old boy from Sleepy Eye, Minn., was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a form of cancer, this past January. His parents, Anthony […]

April 16, 2009 Education digest

Clovis seniors accepted into summer program Clovis High School senior Rosa Dodge and Elida High School senior Nicole Jasso have been selected as Golden Apple Pathway Scholars, according to a news release. Eighty-one New Mexico high school seniors applied for the scholarship opportunity, 56 were interviewed, and 50 were selected. Pathway scholars participate in a […]