Most NM schools fail to meet AYP status

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — State officials say New Mexico students have improved their performance in math, reading and science during the past six years, but about three-fourths of schools missed this year’s goals for boosting student achievement. Grady, Logan, Melrose, San Jon and Texico schools did meet AYP status, state officials said. Clovis, Portales, […]

Officials: Bond election would also provide money for existing schools

Liliana Castillo Leaders at Clovis Municipal Schools say if a special school bond election isn’t approved by voters Aug. 31, it would not only mean no new middle school but no money to expand or repair many existing school buildings. If passed, the $16 million bond issue would leverage almost $57 million in state tax […]

Education, not politics, should be schools’ priority

Priorities. I am trying to teach my grandson Jason about priorities, and even Mikayla my granddaughter, to whatever extent that concept can be grasped by a 6-year-old. One of my favorite classroom observations comes from my friend John, a middle school Spanish teacher in Florida, who reinforces with each group of students that “My primary […]

Middle school sites still under evaluation

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo About 70 community residents attended a school board meeting Tuesday about sites for a third middle school. Liliana Castillo The Clovis Municipal Schools decided Tuesday they didn’t have enough information to choose a site for a third middle school after choosing a 40-acre property last month. The four-hour special board […]

Letter to the editor: Board should consider another high school

Board should consider another high school Does Clovis really need a fourth middle school? In a traditional format, Yucca, Marshall and the Ninth Grade Academy are middle schools. In a sense, we have two high schools — Clovis High and Choices, a strong, positive alternative school that I support. Clovis taxpayers are being asked by […]

Weekly update — July 18

No damaged light poles in gyms so far Clovis schools are midway through a district-wide inspection of light poles prompted by a Consumer Product Safety Commission recall of light poles that can crack and fall. Deputy Superintendent of Operations Joel Shirley says so far, none of the steel light poles manufactured by the now-defunct Whitco […]

Letter to the editor: Questions over school site remain

Clovis Municipal Schools wants to build a new school. The land selected is in Pleasant Hill. I have questions:

Press Release: Reception for Clovis superintendent

The Clovis Municipal Schools’ Board of Education will host a community reception towelcome the District’s new Superintendent, Terry Myers, on Monday, July 19th, 4:00 PM– 6:00 PM, at the Administration Building Board Room, 1009 Main Street. The event offers parents, staff, residents, and community leaders the opportunity to meet Mr.Myers. By a unanimous 5-0 vote […]

Board holding two special meetings

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is hosting two special meetings. It meets 5:30 p.m. Wednesday discuss the position of superintendent. President Mark Lansford said the board expects to announce the next superintendent during the meeting. The board has also scheduled a meeting 5:30 p.m. July 20 to discuss the site selected […]

Three Oklahoma schools prepare to leave LSC

Staff and wire reports Eastern New Mexico University is taking a wait-and-see attitude on the possibility of three Oklahoma schools — and perhaps all five — leaving the Lone Star Conference. Nine Division II schools in Arkansas and Oklahoma announced plans Tuesday to apply to the NCAA for permission to create a new conference. Arkansas-Monticello, […]

Superintendent says he’s good fit for Clovis

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Myers Liliana Castillo The new Clovis Schools superintendent says he’s a good fit for the district and community. [image#1, align=right, size=medium] Terry Myers, superintendent of Mount Pleasant (Texas) Independent School District, was named the Clovis district’s superintendent July 7. He replaces Rhonda Seidenwurm, who resigned last month. Myers said he’s friendly, likes to shake hands, […]

ENMU weighing options on Lone Star Conference

Freedom New Mexico Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble raised concerns Saturday about the future of the athletic conference ENMU competes in with Texas and Oklahoma schools. During ENMU’s Board of Regents meeting in Portales, Gamble said the Lone Star Conference is “unraveling before our eyes,” and said the university may soon have to […]

School board meets Tuesday

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will consider candidates for its next superintendent at Tuesday’s meeting. The first agenda item 5:30 p.m. meeting at the CMS administration building, 1009 Main, includes an executive session to discuss personnel matters relating to the superintendent’s position. The candidates are Dalhart Independent School District Superintendent David Foote, Pampa […]

Four candidates chosen for superintendent post

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Four candidates for superintendent of Clovis Schools will travel to Clovis Thursday and Friday for interviews. The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education received the list from Mike Moses, chief of the firm chosen to assist the district in their search for a superintendent, during Tuesday’s special meeting held […]

School board to consider reducing meetings to once a month

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is considering reducing the frequency of its meetings. The board currently meets at 5:30 p.m. on the first and fourth Tuesday of the month. At the next regular meeting 5:30 p.m. June 22, the board will consider changing meetings to once monthly. […]

School board chooses site for new middle school

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sanjay Engineer with FBT Architects explains the benefits and disadvantages of the three sites for the new middle school at Tuesday’s board meeting. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education chose the location of the district’s new 900-student middle school. The chosen site is […]

School board holding special meetings

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education is holding a special meeting 5:30 p.m. Tuesday and it will include a closed executive session. The meeting is at the administration building. The board will be discussing consideration of candidates for the position of superintendent, according to the legal notice. An agenda for the meeting […]

Vacation Bible School activities

The following is a compilation of area Vacation Bible Schools. To add a listing, contact CNJ administrative assistant Caritina Pineda at 763-3431, ext. 311. • First Christian Church: Ages 4 through grade 6, June 21-25, 6-8:30 p.m. • Central Baptist Church: Kindergarten through grade 6, June 21-25, 9 a.m.-noon • High Plains Baptist Church: Aug. […]

Head of superintendent search confident he can find candidates

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Moses By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer The man who is leading the effort to find a new superintendent for Clovis schools says finding candidates for the job won’t be a problem. Mike Moses, chief of School Executive Consulting Inc., was in Clovis on Wednesday to brief the school board in a three-hour executive session. […]

School board to discuss personnel matters

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools board of education will discuss personnel matters related to the position of superintendent during Wednesday’s special board meeting. The board will meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the district board room in closed executive session.