Music teacher not one to toot own horn

By Don McAlavy: CNJ columnist Norvil Howell, Clovis schools music coordinator for many, many years, was selected the New Mexico Music Educators Association Music Educator of the Year in 1987.

April 12, 2009 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: Parent teacher conference. No school. Tuesday: Breakfast — Breakfast pizza, cereal or toast, juice and milk.

Carlsbad science teacher selected in national top 10 group of science and math teachers

Carlsbad High School science teacher Raymond Nance has been selected to be one of 10 science and math teachers in the nation for the inaugural Society for Science & the Public (SSP) Fellows Program.

Retired teacher named new Portales city councilor

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Antonio Salguero, a cancer survivor and retired teacher, is the newest member of the Portales City Council. Salguero was sworn in Friday, replacing Jake Lopez, who resigned after winning a seat on the Roosevelt County Commission. “This is my chance, provided my health doesn’t go out or anything like […]

ENMU hosting teacher job fair

Eastern New Mexico University’s education department will host a teacher job fair Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The public, as well as ENMU alumni and students, are invited. Participants should bring their resumes and dress professionally to interview with prospective employers from 20 school districts. For information, contact Nikie Bonner […]

11/13 Education digest

CHS grad named teacher of year Clovis High school graduate Blythe Tuner has been named the 2008-2009 New Mexico Teacher of the Year by the New Mexico Public Education Department, according to a department news release. She is the daughter of Jim and Carolyn Turner of Clovis. Turner graduated from Clovis Community College and Eastern […]

School foundation to consider grant proposals

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation is preparing to award its first round of teacher grants for the 2008-2009 school year. The foundation’s board of directors will hear the grant subcommittee’s presentation Nov. 11. Clovis schools superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm, who holds the position of secretary on the board, said the […]

Sept. 21, 2008 School Menus

Clovis Elementary Monday: No school parent teacher conference Tuesday: Breakfast — Yogurt/Graham crackers, cereal or toast, juice and milk

Aug. 31, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 8 a.m. Aug. 21 an officer took a statement regarding disorderly conduct at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo Street. A teacher said on Aug. 15 a student was being disruptive in class. She said she told him to […]

Teacher shares passion for art

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Millenia Bailey, 7, paints a silhouetted field on her canvas during a summer art workshop hosted by Patsy Delk. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer For 20 years, Patsy Delk has hosted a summer art workshop in her garage turned art studio north of Clovis. An art teacher at Clovis […]

Good teachers come in all shapes and sizes

By Clyde Davis Mr. Slagel, our round sixth-grade teacher, kind of looked like Curly of the Three Stooges. He was blessed with a perfect personality to deal with 12-year-old boys, and get them to like school.

May 15, 2008 Police Blotter

Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: Around 10:30 a.m. Thursday an officer responded to a school in the 500 block of 14th Street for a student with a knife. The principal said a student turned a knife into a teacher that another student had put in his pocket. […]

May 1, 2008 Education Digest

CCC hosting teacher workshopClovis Community College will host the New Mexico Teacher Assessments Basic Skills Test workshop on May 10, according to a press release. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in room 223. Information: contact Mindy Watson at 769-4119.ENMU awarded equipment grantEastern New Mexico University received $20,000 from the […]

Sandia teacher chosen for award

By CNJ staff Jimmy Marez of Clovis, a student teacher at Sandia Elementary School, was named Student Teacher of the Year in the state’s southern district by the New Mexico Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. Marez, 43, is currently an undergraduate at Wayland Baptist University’s Clovis campus and is studying elementary education and was […]

New Mexico Teacher Assessments Basic Skills Test Workshop

Clovis Community College will host the New Mexico Teacher Assessments Basic Skills Test Workshop.

Teachers left huge impression

By Andrew Gutierrez: Guest Columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Music to me has always been a creative outlet by which I could just express myself, whether it was a family road trip […]

Do what Mom said

Lt. Gen. Donald C. Wurster has these words of advice for airmen at Cannon Air Force Base: “Treat people the way your mom taught you to and stay focused on your job.” See what else the Air Force Special Operations commander has to say: Cannon Connections • • • Ever wonder what the newspaper editor does all […]

Something for sports fans

Mike Higgins’ sports blog is live on our Freedom New Mexico sites. He writes about high school, college and professional sports of local interest. You can find the feature under “Blogs” in the blue bar atop the Clovis News Journal home page or go to: Short Rutts • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their […]

She appreciates more than the music learned

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. And so editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Darlene Cunningham’s response: “Music has always been precious to me. Probably my favorite music teacher was my music teacher in high school. Her name is Robin Pederson. She always had time to […]

A steamy bit of trivia

Did you know James Monroe was the first president to ride a steamboat? Did you know Herbert Hoover’s favorite food was sweet potatoes with toasted marshmallows? Did you know Benjamin Harrison, our 23rd president, had a pet goat? You would if you read all the trivia on our Web site of the day: Presidents Day […]