April 16, 2009 Education digest

Clovis seniors accepted into summer program

Clovis High School senior Rosa Dodge and Elida High School senior Nicole Jasso have been selected as Golden Apple Pathway Scholars, according to a news release.

Eighty-one New Mexico high school seniors applied for the scholarship opportunity, 56 were interviewed, and 50 were selected.

Pathway scholars participate in a six-week summer institute which provides hands-on learning experiences for future careers in education.

Clovis Schools launch parent-side Skyward Access
Clovis Municipal Schools has implemented Skyward Family Access, a Web based program that allows parents and students access to information on school-related events.

Skyward Family Access will be fully operational in August, at which point parents will be able to check grades, monitor attendance, e-mail teachers and school officials, view bus schedules and more.

Until it is fully operational, CMS is asking parents to familiarize themselves with the system. The system can be accessed via CMS’s Web site at www.cms.k12.nm.us.

The district will also hold three public information sessions at the Clovis Schools Administration office.

• 6 p.m., Monday

• 6 p.m., April 23

• 6 p.m., April 29

State CYFD program gets top marks

New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department’s pre-kindergarten program met nine of 10 possible quality standards in a national report issued April 8, according to a news release.

The National Institute For Early Education Research review prekindergarten programs based on comprehensive early learning standards, teacher training and education, class size and support services, among other benchmarks.

To view the report, go to http://nieer.org/yearbook

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

lcastillo@cnjonline.com