Clovis High students question extra school period


Clovis High School students Lorraine Archibald, left, and Caleb Negrete wrote letters to the Clovis News Journal about a proposed seven-period schedule at the school. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis school officials are considering switching from a six-period day to a seven-period day at the high school in […]

CHS VOLLEYBALL: Lady Cats think they’re set for district

By Dave Wagner: CNJ sports writer Darrel Ray admits he’d like to see the record a little better for his Clovis High volleyball team as the Lady Wildcats prepare for the start of District 4-5A play tonight at Hobbs. Still, their 8-8 record is a little deceiving, he said — much of it has come […]

Learning means transition


CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisleKathi Shaw teaches 4-year-olds at Cameo Elementary School. By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer In a little more than two weeks, area students will return to school. Awaiting some are significant changes. Here is a closer view of alterations in area school districts. Clovis High School Tradition returns — in the […]

Relaxation cannot and should not be controlled

Helena Rodriguez: Local Columnist We’re such control freaks these days. We like to control our time. Control our space. Control how long our meetings last. Control agendas. Control how much input and output we will take from others and so on. I’m an admitted control freak. I control the air conditioner in my car. I […]

High school electives downsized

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Readying for a new schedule next school year at the Clovis High School means downsizing programs and shuffling personnel. Eight teachers at the high school have been assigned new jobs or have been relocated to another school in the district, according to Clovis High School Principal Jody Balch. For […]

3/7 Letters to the editor

Principal squelching students’ rights As a student at Clovis High School, I feel the student body has been stifled concerning our freedom of speech. A protest planned by students was stopped by Principal Jody Balch, who made threats of suspension and expulsion. Many students would have attended the protest aimed at a planned schedule change […]

Students want say in policy


Clovis High sophomores Austin Graham, back left, Cydney Thurma and Dustyn Cole are upset about a change from 90-minute classes under the block schedule to 55-minute classes. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer An administration decision to bury the current class schedule at Clovis High School has left some students complaining […]

Board gives superintendent solid grade

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer School board members showered Clovis Municipal School Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm with the equivalent of As and Bs in an evaluation of her performance completed late last month. The superintendent received a mean rating equivalent to an A- in the six-tiered evaluation, which measured her performance in 49 areas of […]

It’s official: Block schedule out

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The duration of Clovis High School courses will be significantly shorter beginning next school year. Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm publicly announced her decision to eliminate the current block scheduling at the high school, in favor of a traditional scheduling, or six-period days, at the close of Tuesday’s […]

Clovis superintendent believes block schedule costly, ineffective

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent vowed no Clovis High School teachers would lose their jobs upon return to a traditional, six-period day, a measure she is seriously considering implementing in the next school year. Rhonda Seidenwurm poked holes in the current high school block schedule at Tuesday night’s school […]