Purple Pride: CHS seniors urged to take a stand

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Vincent Beltran, right, cheers on classmates as they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas at Clovis High’s graduation Saturday at Rock Staubus Gym. Beltran was one of 352 seniors to receive their diplomas. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer Sitting together for the last time, donned in purple […]

School lockdown ends quickly

By Marlena Hartz and Sharna Johnson A lockdown at Clovis High School was removed around 2 p.m. Friday after officials discovered a suspicious teen reported to police was only a student preparing for after-school baseball practice. “It turned out it was a baseball player,” Clovis Police Lt. Jim Schoeffel said. “Baseball bat; baseball season. … […]

Clovis High students question extra school period

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Clovis High School students Lorraine Archibald, left, and Caleb Negrete wrote letters to the Clovis News Journal about a proposed seven-period schedule at the school. (CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis school officials are considering switching from a six-period day to a seven-period day at the high school in […]

Clovis High students given extra lunch time as grade incentive

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Adapting an old adage, Clovis High officials are hoping the best way to a student’s brain is through their stomachs. Effective upon the release of report cards later this month, Clovis High School students with grades of C or above will be released 20 minutes early for lunch. Those […]

High school to begin requiring students to wear ID cards

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Sophomore Kahiry Parker pulled his wallet out from his back pocket. His school photo identification card — and not much else — was tucked inside, his name printed in bold, black letters under its laminated surface. Next year, the wallet won’t be so necessary, as Parker and fellow Clovis […]

High school, other campuses on alert after shooting

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Clovis Municipal Schools Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton, right, tells Bessie Green, left, clarifies a rumor being spread about a shooting Friday at Clovis High School. Clovis Police officer Clay Cullison is at center. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis teen arrested in connection with a homicide investigation was carrying a […]

Schools take precautionary safety measures

By Tonya Garner: CNJ staff writer Campus security was heightened at Clovis schools Thursday after the early-morning shooting of 10-year-old Carlos Perez, who died on Thursday night. A school press release said preliminary reports indicate the incident is gang-related so precautionary measures were taken to ensure the safety of the students. Lt. James Schoeffel, public […]

Clovis seniors gather for send-off on final day of school

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Clovis High School senior Maria Robles and fellow senior Jonathan Aguirre are soaked by a water hose during Thursday’s Clovis High School Senior Bash 2005 at Leon Williams Stadium. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Ryn Gargulinski: CNJ staff writer Their favorite memories ranged from a band trip to California, to nearly getting caught leaving a […]

Students and parents upset by ‘stay seated’ policy

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Clovis High School students cheer at the Clovis-Hobbs boys basketball game in January at Rock Staubus Gymnasium in Clovis. (CNJ file photo) By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer Clovis school officials may be cracking down on crowd behavior at sporting events, but some students won’t take it sitting down. More than two dozen members of […]

New principal ready for first day

By Ryan Lengerich: CNJ staff writer As schools around the city resume classes this week, high school students will have a different face in the top office. Jody Balch has taken over as principal at Clovis High School. Andy Sweet resigned in late April following a five-year term at the school. Balch spent 12 years […]