Education feature: Lincoln-Jackson easing into transition

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Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy will merge with Bella Vista Elementary in the fall. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The costumes, museum artifacts and literature Sara Hennessy uses to teach her fifth-grade class about the Colonial era have been packed away in a box. The Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy teacher finished the unit […]

Officials eyeball capital outlay requests

Marlena Hartz : CNJ Staff Writer State legislators climbed aboard a school bus Friday morning to learn more about a Clovis Municipals Schools funding request. School board members and school officials are requesting capital outlay funds for the creation of a performing arts building at the Bella Vista Elementary School campus. School officials estimate it […]

School merger passes

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Clovis school board member Lola Bryant, second from left, and other school board members listen to Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm during Tuesday’s school board meeting at Marshall Junior High School. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Easy to overlook, he stood on the edge of a group of parents and teachers, barely […]

Cesar Chavez Drive dedicated

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Bella Vista sixth-grade teacher Ann Corsey, left, hugs her former student and current Gattis Junior High seventh-grader Tanya Romero after the dedication of the new Cesar Chavez street sign. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers It is the lesson of a lifetime: Si, se puede — yes, we can. Believing this turned […]

9/29 Education Calendar

Today: Eastern New Mexico University is hosting the 2005 Career Fair from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Campus Union Ballroom. Participants should dress appropriately and bring their resumes. Information: 562-2211 Today: School officials are holding a community discussion from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Ranchvale Elementary cafeteria regarding the possible closure […]

Parents oppose proposed school merger

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Clovis resident Bruce Pollard spoke to parents, school officials and other community members Monday night at Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy. (Staff photo: Sharna Johnson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Lincoln-Jackson Arts Academy reminds Nick Chavez of the comforts of home. “In my Hispanic family, we gather around the kitchen. It’s the warmest spot in the […]

School merger talks center on jobs

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer This is Rosa Soria’s second year as the cafeteria manager at Bella Vista Elementary School. Though she has worked within the school district for 13 years, she isn’t sure she will have the same job next year. “My concerns are for my job — that I will lose it,” […]

Reporter’s notebook: Bella Vista aids tsunami victims

CNJ staff The students at Bella Vista Elementary school were discussing New Year’s resolutions three weeks ago, and one of them brought up the tsunami victims in Asia. After doing some Internet research on what happened the students decided they needed to help. “Right away they asked, ‘What can we do to help? We need […]

Reading specialist teacher of the year runner-up

by Ryan Lengerich Clovis reading specialist Connie Cox was named runner-up for the New Mexico teacher of the year honor at a banquet in Albuquerque on Wednesday. Cox is the Literacy Program Specialist for grades K-6 throughout the Clovis Municipal School District. She is based out of Parkview Elementary this school year. Cox was named […]

Ronnie Marez II/Student Profile

Ronnie Marez II is the son of Ronnie and Darlene Marez. He is sixth grader at Bella Vista Elementary School. Honors received: He has been on the A/B honor roll throughout his career. He has also received numerous awards in the Character Counts program School activities: After school program, member of the Big Brother/Big Sister […]