9/15 Educaton Digest

School officials seeking feedback
Clovis Municipal Schools officials are seeking public feedback on a series of proposals suggested by superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm. The superintendent will lead community discussions at three locations beginning next week. School board members also may be in attendance.

Seidenwurm unveiled several proposals for the district at a Tuesday school board meeting; the most drastic of the proposals the closure of Ranchvale Elementary and a Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy merger with Bella Vista Elementary.

The discussions will be held in school cafeterias and will include a 20-to-30 minute address given by the superintendent, Seidenwurm said. The superintendent said she will spend the remainder of two-hour discussions answering questions from audience members.
Meetings are:

Bella Vista:
Monday: 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 3: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Thursday: from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sept. 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy
Sept. 26 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Oct. 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

ENMU hosting Latino summit
Eastern New Mexico University will hold a Latino Leadership Summit Friday. Summit conference leader and student regent Diego Espinoza said the event will draw 450 Latino high school students from around the state to eastern New Mexico. It will give Latino students the opportunity to tour the Portales campus and meet with community leaders, while encouraging them to pursue higher education, Espinoza said.

Library hosting reading programs
Clovis-Carver Public Library will host several programs for a wide age range of children this fall. The library will hold pre-school story hour at 10 a.m. Thursdays. An after-school program for older children will be held at 4:30 p.m. Thursdays. For toddler-aged children, the library has a book introduction program 10 a.m. Wednesdays.

Information: Krissie Carter at 769-7840.

Education Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Marlena Hartz. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: