Education column: ‘Prize Patrol’ rewards effort, hard work

A Clovis Municipal Schools school bus filled with a somewhat boisterous group of individuals was seen traveling the streets of Clovis one day last week. A closer look revealed that this lively group was traveling with a giant banner, noisemakers, giant placards, and cameras. Nope … not students. Turns out this group was made up […]

CMS foundation awards grants

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation presented $24,999 in grants Nov. 17 for the Educator Initiative Program. Since December 2007, the Foundation has awarded teachers nearly $86,695 in grants. The following grants were awarded this year: • Jr. Wildcat Transition Camps, Yucca Middle School, $4,000; Marshall Middle School, $4,000 • Jr. Wildcat math and […]

Bieker named Clovis airport manager

Gene Bieker, retired executive director of operations for Clovis schools, is the new manager at Clovis Municipal Airport, city officials announced Wednesday. “Mr. Bieker will be a great addition to the city team,” City Manager Joe Thomas said in a press release. “He brings with him a thorough knowledge of airport management and we look […]

Meetings watch: Clovis board of education

The Board of Education of Clovis Municipal Schools will meet 5:30 p.m. today to consider the following agenda items for approval: • Accounts payable check listing/voided check listing/ Bank of America purchasing card charges for October • Activity report for October • Investment report for October • Budget and expenditure report for October • Budget […]

Education digest —

Clovis students selected for choirs Students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy, Marshall and Yucca Middle Schools, and Mesa Elementary were selected for the 2012 New Mexico Youth and Elementary All-State Honor Choirs, according to a news release from Clovis Municipal Schools. According to the news release, these students will perform with choral students […]

Education column: Schools commemorating Veterans Day

According to an official website, “on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 an armistice between Germany and the Allied nations came into effect.” It was the following year that Armistice Day, (changed in 1954 to “Veterans Day”) was commemorated for the first time. This year the holiday falls […]

Input sought to name new middle school

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education is seeking public input in selecting a name and mascot for the district’s third middle school, which will open in the 2013-14 school year. The district’s first survey gives residents the option to name the middle school Liberty, Bataan, W.D. Gattis, Llano Estacado, Robert H. McDougal, Clovis or […]

Let’s get started

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Music teacher Sara Hennessy talks about hitting notes at the right volume on the xylophone during a Monday afternoon music class at The Arts Academy at Bella Vista. Kevin Wilson For approximately 9,000 students across 19 Clovis schools, Monday was the first day of pencils, pens, teachers and books. It […]

Breastfeeding moms should be accommodated

Freedom New Mexico A teacher who routinely pumped breast milk during work has lost her job, leading the American Civil Liberties Union to file a notice of claim against the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen in Colorado. ACLU lawyers claim the public charter school declined to renew the contract of teacher Heather Burgbacher because she […]

Local schools ready for students

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Alisa Boswell: Portales News-Tribune Clockwise from left, Mario Cabreras and Bo Cravy, of Newt & Butches Roofing, pass some tectum decking to Jared Ryan and Caesar Ramirez Friday morning as they work on the new special education building at Marshall Middle School in Clovis. According to the workers, tectum decking is sound-deadening material built into […]