Meetings Watch — CCC Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College board of trustees met Wednesday morning and approved the following agenda items:   • Renewal of a professional service contract with Western States Insurance Group for insurance coverage for the period of July 1, 2013 to July 1, 2014. The renewal amount of $274,462 reflects an increase of $13,674 from the […]

Foundation helps give opportunity

By Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy: Education columnist Many are familiar with the Clovis Municipal Schools’ Education Foundation. Established in 2007, the Education Foundation, a separate entity from the Clovis Schools, will have awarded more than $150,000 in grants, scholarships, student awards, and professional development since its inception. The Education Foundation, headed by Executive Director Jan Cox, is […]

Classmates color up lunch

Three students from Choices Alternative School painted picnic tables with cartoon animals and words of inspiration, and the tables have been presented to the Summer Food Program at Sunrise Park. Steven Martinez, a junior at Choices, said he was most proud of the monkey he had painted on one of the seats. CNJ staff photo: […]

Clovis Christian seniors set for next step

Saturday will mark the beginning of a new adventure for 14 seniors graduating from Clovis Christian School. "I'm going to be attending ENMU in the fall," said Jasmine Bieker, who plans to major in business administration for her bachelor's degree. Bieker was named Best of Class 2013 for the school and received a full ride […]

Marshall on mission of learning

Marshall Middle School has been at it again, bent on their mission, not only to educate students, also to provide enriching opportunities for growth in character and increased knowledge of the world. Last week was Marshall's third annual Anti-Bully Assembly. Primarily organized by Cindy Terry, assistant principal and Lynn Fronk, the master of ceremonies was […]

Education digest – May 16, 2013

Eastern New Mexico University has presented Faculty Excellence Awards to four faculty members, according to an ENMU press release. Mary Kallus, associate professor of reading education, was given an award for superior student advising. Chris Taylor, assistant professor of management, received an award for research/scholarly/creative activity. Jason Paulk, director of choral activities, was given an […]

CCC students take next step

Family, friends and faculty packed the Clovis Civic Center as Clovis Community College honored this year's graduates at a commencement ceremony held Friday evening. CMI staff photo: Kevin Wilson Student speaker Ami Kowalski pauses before making a point during her speech at the Clovis Community College commencement ceremony Friday at the Clovis Civic Center. Kowalski, […]

CCC Commencement Ceremony just around the corner

Commencement is just around the corner for this year's Clovis Community College graduates. According to Lisa Spencer, director of marketing and public affairs at the college, 266 students will be awarded a certificate and 258 students will graduate with an Associate's degree in a ceremony to be held at the Clovis Civic Center this Friday […]

Education Digest – April 18

Invent Now registration ongoing Invent Now, a non-profit organization dedicated to honoring and fostering invention and creativity, will hold its Camp Invention summer program in Clovis this summer, according to an Invent Now news release. The camp will be held the week of June 10 at Zia Elementary. Camp Invention is a week-long summer day […]

Project Lead creates bridge

A unique GT (Gifted and Talented) program, Project Lead, for sophomores, juniors, and seniors has been under way at Clovis High School during this school year. Its overarching goal has been to bridge the connection between self (student), community, and career. Its mission "is to build leadership skills that set our graduates apart as local […]

Lectures touch on drinking, role of education in good choices

Peter DeBenedittis has dedicated his life to helping people understand how mass media can have an effect on the lifestyles they choose. DeBenedittis, a media literacy and prevention specialist, will speak to Clovis and Texico youth on Thursday about the importance of media literacy. DeBenedittis said he will expound on the theory that higher education […]

Vote on $20 million in school bonds less than three weeks away

In less than three weeks, Clovis voters will be asked to uphold current bond rates to provide $20 million for new buildings and upgrades for the Clovis Municipal Schools District. The election is 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. May 7 at 10 polling locations throughout the city. Early voting is ongoing until May 3 during […]

Lectureship unites sci-fi, fantasy writers

Aliens, witches, vampires and goblins were common topics of discussion this week as science fiction and fantasy authors, young writers and fans of the genre descended on Eastern New Mexico University for the annual Jack Williamson Lectureship. CMI staff photo: Christina Calloway A panel discusses science fiction classics in television, film and literature Friday at […]

Spring student activities in full bloom

This spring Clovis High School is in full bloom. Among the several professional certification programs offered through CHS, several have recently returned from conferences and/or competitions, triumphant with wins. The ProStart Culinary Program, headed up by Judy Uerling, took third in the recent New Mexico culinary competition, this being the second year her students have […]

Education Digest: April 11, 2013

ENMU team takes design award Eastern New Mexico University communication services won the Gold Award (first place) for design improvement at the Council for Advancement and Support of Education District IV Conference March 24-26 in Fort Worth, Texas, according to an ENMU news release. The winning publication was designed by Jim Dodson, Scott Kendall and […]

Legend featured in Lectureship

Prepare for a science fiction invasion as authors, aspiring writers and lovers of the genre alike flock to Eastern New Mexico University Thursday and Friday to celebrate one of the genre's pioneers, Jack Williamson. CMI file photo Jack Williamson, who died in 2006, is celebrated annually with the Lectureship that carries his name at Eastern […]

Pulling off charity work

Jayden Garza-Pepin has collected aluminum can tabs for a year to help children who may be struggling with health issues — and for fun. CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Jayden Garza-Pepin, 5, of Clovis shows McDonald's' area supervisor Bruce Lamb beverage can tabs he collected as a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House in Lubbock. […]

Meetings Watch: Clovis Community College Board of Trustees

The Clovis Community College board of trustees took the following action at its Wednesday meeting: The board approved an open meetings notice resolution, complying with New Mexico statutes requiring an annual resolution. The act also requires a calendar of meetings adopted annually. Regular meetings for the board are generally scheduled for 8 a.m. on the […]

Prevention best tool against bullying

Clovis Municipal Schools takes bullying very seriously. Bullying is a challenge that commonly crops up in schools everywhere. It used to be that when a student went home, they could at least be granted reprieve from bullying behaviors. Now, however, with kids perpetually plugged in electronically through social media and cell phones, it becomes increasingly […]

Clovis High senior reflects on day as county manager

Clovis High School senior Henry Martin shadowed county manager Lance Pyle on the job on Tuesday as part of the county manager for a day program. On Tuesday, Martin attended a county commission meeting, toured county facilities, reviewed the county budget and rode along with a sheriff's deputy. CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Clovis High […]