Year in review: Clovis schools gets new superintendent

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Terry Myers was named Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent, replacing Rhonda Seidenwurm, who resigned after five years with the district. Liliana Castillo The past year brought a lot change to schools in Clovis. Clovis Municipal Schools hired a new superintendent, moved toward a new middle school, and the Clovis High School […]

Education digest — Dec. 16

Schools on holiday schedule Clovis Municipal Schools will begin a holiday schedule after the end of classes Friday, according to a news release. Elementary classes end at 11:30 a.m. and secondary at noon Friday. All school offices, as well as administration, student support center, maintenance and transportation, will close at 2 p.m. There will be […]

Press Release: Clovis schools holiday schedule

On Friday, December 17th, classes at Clovis Schools will end at 11:30 a.m. for elementaryschools, 12:00 p.m. (noon) for secondary schools, and school offices will close at 2:00 p.m. All other Clovis Schools offices such as the Administration Office, Student Support Center,Maintenance, and Transportation will also close at 2:00 p.m. For the remainder of the […]

Grant money awarded to area educators

CNJ staff Almost $25,000 in grant money was awarded to seven area educators. The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation, a nonprofit organization, presented the awards during a Nov. 19 “Prize Parade.” Grants, varying from $5,000 to $400, are used to support innovative projects and programs as part of the Educator Initiative Program. The Prize Parade surprised […]

Health officials recommend flu vaccinations

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Freedom New Mexico: Liliana Castillo Lockwood Elementary School fourth grader Jacob Garcia of Clovis said the flu mist felt “funny” but it was better than a flu shot. The flu mist is a live virus and intended for people between the ages of 2 and 49 with no underlying health issues. Liliana Castillo and Alisa […]

School construction offers hands-on learning

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo The new 11,244 square foot cafeteria and pre-kindergarten at Texico Municipal Schools will be ready for use when students return from the holiday break. Liliana Castillo One Texico Municipal Schools agriculture mechanics class used construction of a new school cafeteria as a learning tool. Ag mechanics instructor Terry Whitener said […]

Seniors lend helping hand at schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Foster Grandparent Magdalena Gallegos works with students Wednesday in her assigned first grade class at La Casita Elementary School. Liliana Castillo Seniors Juanita Chavez and Magdalena Gallegos are called grandma by more than their biological grandchildren. They are two of the 14 seniors who participate in Curry County’s Foster Grandparent […]

Monday morning briefing: Video games, school talk and a lot of wind

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Video game of the week Fresh from the desk of our own video game fan Jenna Zamie. Game: Fallout: New Vegas Genre: Role-playing game System: PC, 360, PS3 What is it? An enjoyable and sophisticated adventure through the western wastes with a few technical […]

Schools administering flu vaccine through nasal spray

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools Director of Health Services Rhonda Sparks and Curry County Field Health Office Nurse Manager Gayla Jacquess screen flu vaccination consent forms to make sure students are qualified and forms are filled out correctly. Liliana Castillo Nursing staff will take half the time, and give much less pain, […]

Yucca Middle School tries to connect with military alumni

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Yucca teacher Ann Sharp said the brag board will be located near the school’s Wall of Fame, where students’ achievements are displayed. Liliana Castillo Yucca Middle School wants to brag about their students. The public relations committee at Yucca, one of two junior high schools in Clovis, were amid planning […]

iPads incorporated into Clovis schools

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Cameo Elementary School sixth-grader Johnny Martinez uses an application on the iPad to work on his penmanship with speech therapist Dana Horne. Liliana Castillo Spanish education materials used to be limited. That was before the iPad. Clovis Municipal Schools has begun to disperse iPads among teachers and administrators to explore […]

Government wrong to punish Texas’ schools

September has been a busy month in Texas’ fight to maintain autonomy against an increasingly oppressive federal government. A federal judge in Florida held the first hearing in a lawsuit filed by Texas and 19 other states contesting the federally mandated health care coverage that became law in March. Last Thursday, Texas filed legal motions […]

Ranchvale Elementary wins national honor

Liliana Castillo Ranchvale Elementary School is one of just three New Mexico schools — 314 in the U.S. — named a 2010 National Blue Ribbon School. The announcement came late Thursday. The Blue Ribbon Schools Program honors public and private elementary, middle and high schools that are either academically superior or have demonstrated dramatic gains […]

Education column: Students going green with conservation programs

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Clovis Municipal Schools Ever had cookies baked in a solar oven? How about cooking your own solar personal pan pizza? Students in the Clovis Municipal Schools have. The CMS Energy Program and other energy conservation projects headed up by our own Mike Thomson, district energy manager for Clovis Schools, are teaching students about […]

Bond money will be put to use on updates, upgrades and renovations

Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools’ operations department will be busy updating, upgrading and renovating buildings, parking lots and technology at several schools with money approved in Tuesday’s bond election. Sixty-three percent of voters approved the $16 million bond issue. Fourteen percent of 18,059 voters eligible cast ballots in the election. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel […]

Five Oklahoma schools leaving LSC after 2010-11

The Associated Press RICHARDSON, Texas — Five Oklahoma schools that have already announced they are leaving the Lone Star Conference now will depart after the 2010-11 school year. Conference Commissioner Stan Wagnon made the announcement Wednesday after a meeting of the NCAA Division II league’s council of presidents in Dallas. Central Oklahoma and Northeastern State […]

Meetings watch: Board to consider land for proposed middle school

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education meets 5:30 p.m. today at the administration building board room. Agenda items include: • A request for travel for the Gear Up robotics team. • An activity transportation agreement with Adair Inc. for the 2010-2011 school year. • An executive session to discuss the acquisition of […]

Enrollment up in Clovis school districts

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File photo Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Christian School saw increases this school year and both schools attribute part of the growth to Cannon Air Force Base. Liliana Castillo Enrollment at Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Christian Schools has increased this year. School officials at both schools partially attribute their increases to expansion at Cannon […]

Wayland joins ‘Yellow Ribbon’ program

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom New Mexico Wayland Baptist University is one of 1,100 schools that have joined with the Department of Veterans Affairs for the GI Bill’s “Yellow Ribbon” program. Wayland, based in Plainview, Texas, offers a campus in Clovis and a satellite office at Cannon Air Force Base. The Yellow Ribbon program, a key […]

Press release: Police patroling school zones

The Clovis Police Department would like to remind everyone that local schools are back in session as of Thursday, August 12, 2010. In the morning hours prior to school and in the afternoon following school letting out, Officers of the Clovis Police Department will be conducting Speed Enforcement Saturation Patrols in the City of Clovis […]