Education column: Elementary schools getting facelifts

Continuing with news from the Clovis Schools’ Operations Department and their summer activities: The front of Barry Elementary got a facelift recently. The multi-colored rocks and plants replaced the long row of juniper trees along the front of the building. The new look is cleaner, crisper and there’s no more chance of junipers blowing over […]

Mesalands chooses new president

Freedom New Mexico The Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees announced Wednesday that Mildred Lovato will succeed Phillip O. Barry as the next president of Mesalands Community College, effective July 1. Board Chairman J. Bronson Moore emphasized that Barry is still the acting college president. Lovato takes over July 1. Lovato has worked as vice […]

First person: Elementary students raise money for Relay for Life

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CNJ photo: Kevin Wilson Sterling Barth, 7, left, is the captain of the $1,000 Barry Kids, and 12-year-old Damon Back is the co-captain. Barth, who is holding the 2010 Humanitarian of the Year award from the El Desayuno Kiwanis Club, started the club to raise money for Relay for Life. Kevin Wilson Sterling Barth, 7, […]

Mesalands president sentenced

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry was sentenced to the state’s First Offender Program for driving under the influence, Second Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Susan Stinson said Tuesday. Barry’s sentence includes one year of deferred supervised probation, according to Stinson, and he must have an ignition interlock installed in his vehicle […]

Sentencing date set for Mesalands president

Sentencing is scheduled Sept. 14 for Mesalands Community College President Phillip Barry, who on Thursday was found guilty of a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. Barry appeared Thursday before Metro Court Judge Edward L Benavidez in Albuquerque, according to court documents. Barry entered a plea of not guilty. Benavidez found Barry guilty of […]

Mesalands president resigning

Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry is calling it quits in a year. Barry told the college board Tuesday that he plans to retire effective the fall 2011 school year. Attempts to reach Barry and board Chairman J. Bronson Moore for comment Wednesday were not successful. Richard Primrose, Quay County manager, […]

Clovis schools announces selection of new principals

Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools announced Friday the selection of new principals for Barry and James Bickley elementary schools. Teacher Tandee Delk will take over the position of principal of Barry Elementary School. Delk has experience teaching kindergarten through 12th grades in Melrose, where she assisted in administrative duties. Principal Carrie Bunce has been […]

Pre-trial hearing set for Mesalands president

Freedom New Mexico Pre-trial hearings on drunk driving charges against Mesalands Community College President Philip O. Barry have been rescheduled. Proceedings set to begin Monday were rescheduled for Feb. 3 in Bernalillo County Metropolitan Court in Albuquerque. The proceedings have been rescheduled three times. Barry was arrested in Albuquerque last October and charged with driving […]

Police: Mesalands president failed three sobriety tests

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Albuquerque police say Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry failed three sobriety tests when he was arrested last October for driving under the influence. Barry faces pre-trial hearings Jan. 4 on charges of driving while intoxicated. According to a police report obtained by the Quay County Sun: Barry […]

DUI charges dismissed against Mesalands president

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Charges of driving under the influence against Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry have been dismissed in Albuquerque’s Metro Court. Barry appeared in court on Friday, before Metro Court Judge Edward Benavidez, according to court records. The case was dismissed without prejudice for failure to provide discovery, court […]

First person: Barry teacher helps enrich learning experience

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Sharon White teaches her grandchildren with educational games and toys. CNJ staff Sharon White has been in charge of the Enrichment Lab at Barry Elementary School for five years. Students attend the lab in 30 minute increments to get one-on-one help with their class work. Planting the seed: We had […]

Mesalands president suspended

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Mesalands Community College Board of Trustees on Tuesday suspended President Phillip O. Barry without pay. Board members met in executive session in response to allegations Barry was driving under the influence of liquor or drugs last week in Albuquerque. Court records show Barry was charged with DUI on Friday. […]

Meetings watch: School projects OK’d

The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education met Tuesday at the campus of Barry Elementary School. • Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said she and Deputy Superintendent for Operations Joel Shirley heard news to go ahead on renovations at two elementary school campuses and to start work on a new middle school at the Public Schools Capital […]

Bailey County says no to alcohol

By Sharna Johnson, CNJ staff writer Bailey County will remain dry. Voters have defeated a proposal that would have allowed the packaged sale of liquor, beer and wine.The proposal was defeated by 232 votes, with 1,241 voting against.Barry Cowart, president of Concerned Citizens of Bailey County,

Barry, Ranchvale Elementary Schools rezoned

If it were up to fourth-grader Dustin Miller, he’d like to stay at Barry Elementary School. But Dustin and his family live in a section of base housing the Clovis Board of Education rezoned Tuesday to Ranchvale Elementary School.Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said the move would keep Ranchvale at a sizable population while […]

Parents express concerns about rezoning proposal

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The majority of hands rose simultaneously Monday at the Barry Elementary library when a parent surveyed the room by asking how many parents would keep their child at the school. The survey was in response to a public forum discussing a rezoning proposal that would shift all students in […]

Buckley made excellence seem effortless

Freedom New Mexico Just a listing of his accomplishments is a bit wearying, causing one to marvel that he packed so much into what in context seems like a mere 82 years of William F. Buckley Jr.’s life. The godfather of modern American conservatism wrote at least 55 books, ranging from serious political treatises to […]

Clovis school turns mileage into money from grant

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CNJ Staff Photo Illustration: Gabriel Monte Barry Elementary School received a $5,000 grant for its efforts to educate students on a healthy lifestyle. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers A Clovis elementary school recently was recognized for its effort to educate students about living a healthy lifestyle. Barry Elementary School was awarded a $5,000 grant in […]

Board approves school rezoning

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor The Barry Elementary School attendance zone has been expanded to encompass a section of the zone previously assigned to the Arts Academy at Bella Vista. The Clovis school board approved the rezoning at Tuesday’s meeting. The Barry school zone is extended from 21st Street south to be in line […]

Forum planned to discuss school attendance zone

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Municipal Schools will hold a public forum at 5:30 p.m. Thursday to discuss moving a portion of the elementary attendance zone from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista to Barry. The Limited Elementary Attendance Re-zoning Public Forum will be held in the board room of the Clovis Municipal […]