Here’s a presidential morsel

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 • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” […]

Trivia is presidential

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 • • • Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s […]

He’s partial to Wayne Anderson

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christian Heller’s response: “I enjoy the concerts at Marshall (Junior High) and other venues. They are always a feast and delight to the ears. I am still very partial to Wayne Anderson, having known […]

Norvil Howell: Champion of champions

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Doug McGregor’s response: “Norvil Howell, the champion of champions. He has given more students pride, respect for themselves and leadership skills, along with showing them how to have goals and accomplish them to a […]

They’ve got the music in them

Clovis schools are celebrating their annual “Music In Our Schools” week. Editors asked readers if they have a favorite music teacher. Christy Mendoza’s response: “Every teacher and (education assistant) at Bella Vista Arts Academy. Just show up for one of their Breakfast with the Arts on Friday mornings. You can’t leave there without feeling good. […]

Not crazy about the Dems

Editors recently asked readers if they prefer Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton. Some answers: • “Really don’t prefer either one, but would go with Hillary on account of her experience.” — Doug McGregor • How about neither? I would probably prefer Obama because it is inevitable that Monica Lewinsky’s ex-boyfriend will wreck Hillary’s campaign.” — Frank […]

Dora teacher still learning

A Dora school teacher is featured in this month’s Pathways newsletter. “We all have to be lifelong learners,” says Colleen Tollett, the business education teacher at Dora High School. Pathways tries to connect educators and administrators with career and technical education information they need to succeed in the classroom. Here’s a link: Pathways • • […]

Free choices work better than litigation

Freedom New Mexico It’s not often that the classroom style of a high school teacher brings hundreds of people out in the rain to rallies, but that has been the result of a First Amendment lawsuit filed by a California high school student against longtime history teacher James Corbett. Sophomore Chad Farnan filed the suit, […]

Education Feature: Freshmen’s grades improve

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Chris Sharp, 14, studies Wednesday during class at Clovis High School’s Freshman Campus. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Teresa Rodriguez said a teaming concept in place at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus would have helped her when she was in school. Rodriguez said she wasn’t the best student. […]

11-8 The art of the matter

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Elvira Tisthammer is the art teacher at James Elementary School. “I’ve always liked art and I was just lucky to get this art position. I’m very fortunate.” Q. Who is your favorite artist? A. Georgia O’Keefe Q. What is your favorite book? A. I like anything by Pearl S […]

10-11 Education blotter

By Sharna Johnson: Freedom Newspapers Samplings of school-related incidents in which area law enforcement responded: About 9 a.m. Sept. 27 an officer was contacted at the Clovis High School Freshman Campus in regards to a disruptive student. In an e-mail, a teacher told the officer the student had been a constant disruption and was defiant […]

Clovis High commencement date changed

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer Graduating Clovis High School athletes won’t have to decide between playing for a state championship or attending their commencement ceremony. Clovis Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm announced during Tuesday’s Board of Education meeting that graduation is now scheduled for 2 p.m. May 18. Seidenwurm said the New Mexico Activities Association […]

9-23 Weddings

Watley-Igo Janae Watley of Gruver, Texas, and Kyle Igo of Whiteface, Texas, were joined in marriage June 2, 2007, at Gruver United Methodist Church. The Rev. Clifton Igo, grandfather of the groom, performed the Christian ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Andy and Sheila Watley of Gruver. She is the granddaughter of Joy Van […]

In Tribute: Teacher left mark on peers, students

By Tony Gutierrez: CNJ staff writer By the time Sylvia Burgett retired as a teacher, she’d taught students in kindergarten through high school for more than 40 years around the world, including more than 18 years in Texico. Burgett died July 12 at 89. Born and raised in Grady, she graduated in a class of […]

Education Digest: Clovis schools awarded $5 million

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Clovis school district is set to receive nearly $5 million in state funds for construction at La Casita and Zia elementary schools, according to officials. More than $3.8 million will be used for planning, design and construction for additions and renovations at La Casita and to bring the […]

Education Digest: ENMU to receive $1 million

The U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a request by Sen. Pete Domenici, R-N.M., for Eastern New Mexico University to receive $1 million to help purchase state-of-the-art technology equipment, according to an ENMU news release. Domenici serves on the Senate Appropriations Committee, which last week approved the Fiscal Year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, […]

Education Digest: Clovis Schools set summer hours

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Municipal Schools has set summer hours of operation for the central office, Student Support Center and Clovis High School through July 13. Central office and Student Support Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. Clovis High School […]

Education Feature: Teacher paints her way into retirement

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Deanna Coffman cleans out her files as she prepares for retirement from teaching art, photography and ceramics at Clovis High School. Coffman also taught in several other school districts in New Mexico and Texas. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer When school bells rang a few weeks ago signaling the […]

Teachers, parents must work together

By Clyde Davis: Columnist School is, by this time, almost universally on summer break. It seems an appropriate time, then, to focus on teachers of all levels and the gifts which they bring to our world. The attitude of some families came to light, once again, in a recent conversation. A person in his mid-20s […]

Daughter’s pursuit of degree inspiring

The graduates are on their way. The diplomas have been handed out, now it’s on to the next stage. For some it’s more schooling, for others it’s a job; some waited for that diploma to get married, others will be going into the military and some will go into the family business. This is a […]