Education column: Music teacher organizes art gallery

A sense of anticipation is being felt throughout the district, meaning that school is about start. Our operations department is wrapping up summer projects or reorganizing ongoing projects. Our administrative and support staff have returned, and teachers will return full-force next week to finish preparations for this fall’s students, arriving Aug. 22. We’ll continue reporting […]

CHS’s Judy Uerling named ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Judy Uerling is the 2010 ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis High School ProStart teacher Judy Uerling is the 2010 ProStart Teacher of the Year for New Mexico by the National Restaurant Associaton’s Hospitality Industry Education Foundation. Each state can select […]

Education Feature: Program caters to culinary cravings

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CNJ staff photo: Gabriel Monte Clovis High School culinary and baking students make pesto sauce for their world cuisine class. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer There are two channels Clovis High senior Robbie Wilmont usually watches, the Cartoon Network and the Food Network. “(Cooking shows) and cartoons (are) all I watch,” he said. His […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Entrepreneurship class uses skills to raise funds

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer CLOVIS RESIDENT Judy Uerling remembers her first year as a restaurant owner in Albuquerque. Business was slow. But Uerling still turned to those less fortunate. “RATHER THAN FEEL sorry for myself, I made five gallons of vegetable beef soup and took it to a (soup kitchen). They were so […]

Clovis High choir teacher honored

CNJ Staff Clovis High School Choir Director Brian Uerling has been named the New Mexico Music Educator of the Year, according to a press release from Clovis Municipal Schools. Uerling is the sixth Clovis teacher to win the award since the 1960s, according to school officials. “Mr. Uerling has that rare ability to help students […]

Music in Our Schools gearing up

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Clovis High School sophomore Joshua Zahn, right, sings “A Red Red Rose” along with other tenors Thursday during concert choir class at the high school. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer February will end on a good note for area students and music enthusiasts with the commencement of Clovis’ annual Music […]