Education digest — Dec. 1

School employees receive awards Clovis Municipal Schools and two school employees have received awards for maintenance operations, according to a state news release. CMS was one of 18 schools to receive a Ben Lujan Maintenance Award, the release said. Fifteen individual award winners included Clay Burch and Dimas Moreno of CMS, the release said. The […]

CMS foundation awards grants

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation presented $24,999 in grants Nov. 17 for the Educator Initiative Program. Since December 2007, the Foundation has awarded teachers nearly $86,695 in grants. The following grants were awarded this year: • Jr. Wildcat Transition Camps, Yucca Middle School, $4,000; Marshall Middle School, $4,000 • Jr. Wildcat math and […]

Our people: Gene Bieker oversees maintenance at Clovis Municipal Schools

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools Executive Director of Operations Gene Bieker said he enjoys ensuring that Clovis students learn in safe and clean buildings. Clovis resident Gene Bieker has worked for the Clovis Municipal Schools for 13 years and is headed for retirement this summer. Bieker retired from a career in the […]

Press release: CMS Foundation/Alumni Association announces banquet

The CMS Foundation/Alumni Association is announcing the 2011 Hall of Honor Awards. The purpose of the Hall of Honor Awards is to recognize and honor former graduates of Clovis High School whose achievements, strengths of character, and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge today’s students. The Foundation also gives a Top Cat Award […]

School board meeting to discuss Isler litigation

CNJ staff The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will meet at noon Thursday in executive session to discuss litigation involving Clovis High basketball coach J.D. Isler. Isler was suspended in December, and subsequently terminated, for New Mexico Activities Association allegations of recruiting. Isler, who has denied the allegations, was reinstated by a federal judge […]

CMS superintendent will resign in June

Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm resigned Wednesday effective June 30. Board of Education President Lora Harlan said this traditionally is the time of year when the superintendent’s contract is up for renewal. Seidenwurm signed a two-year, $138,700-a-year contract in June 2008. Harlan said Seidenwurm had indicated to the board as early as last summer […]

H1N1 vaccine available for Clovis students

CNJ staff Clovis Municipal Schools and the New Mexico Department of Health are offering students inoculations against swine flu. Students with paperwork turned in on time will be inoculated only with injectible H1N1 vaccine. The vaccine isn’t available in mist form. All CMS students will receive a vaccine information packet at school between Wednesday and […]

School board schedules special session

The Clovis Municipal School board of education has scheduled a special executive session at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the administration building board room. CMS spokesperson Penny Bailey said the board calls executive sessions about three times a year to discuss business. She said the meeting is closed to the public and a statement will not […]

Hiring freeze part of proposed CMS budget cuts

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Working to cut $600,000 out of a $54 million dollar budget, Clovis Municipal Schools administration focused on keeping all 1,100 employees and keeping the cuts away from students. Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm said budget cuts were no surprise and the district has been planning for them. “We’ve been trying to […]

No jobs will be lost in CMS proposed budget cuts

Dear Staff, Parents, and Community Members, For the last few weeks, a letter has occupied this space telling you about the money that wastaken from the public education budget this year and replaced with stimulus monies that willdisappear at the end of the 2010-2011 school year. Our concern is that the legislature will not address […]

CMS hires Martin to fill deputy vacancy

By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico Clovis Municipal Schools has tapped one of the district’s own to fill its deputy superintendent of instruction vacancy. Personnel Services Director Cindy Martin will take over for Ladona Clayton, who was named superintendent of Clovis Christian School earlier this month. Martin is to start her new job Aug. 1. […]

Education digest: CMS student orientations set

Clovis Municipal Schools’ annual sophomore and new student orientation is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 13. Classes resume Aug. 14. Students will have the opportunity to meet their teachers, tour the campus and learn about extracurricular activities. CHS pick up dates set Clovis High School schedule pick-up days are Aug. 4 for […]

Board of Education members approve strategic plan, hold off on third-party review

The Clovis Municipal School’s strategic plan dominated a special Board of Education meeting Tuesday at the CMS administration building: • Board member Mark Lansford asked Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton about specifics on silent audits and cultural training. The silent audit outlined in the plan calls for a third party to visit school campuses posing as […]

Superintendent exploring idea of adding new middle school

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Clovis schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm addresses the crowd during a public informational meeting regarding potential student growth. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools superintendent is exploring adding sixth-graders to CMS’s definition of a middle-schooler, and adding an extra middle school, as an avenue to deal with […]

CMS fourth nine-weeks honor rolls

Names of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Fourth nine-weeks honor rollClovis Municipal Schools Barry ElementaryThird Grade A honor roll — Bryetta Carter, Desiree Ford, Lance Meyers, Tommy Martin, Crysta Sandoval, Simone Sena, Eric Shonkwiler, Jaime Sena A/B honor roll — Lena Montoya, Shaun Perry, Ayanna Murphy, Jaden Carr, […]

Hospital receives citation for transfer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer A health care regulatory agency has cited Plains Regional Medical Center for failure to counsel a psychiatric patient before transferring the patient to another hospital. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services — a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that strives to improve health care […]

Hospital receives 26 citations

By Tonya Fennell: CNJ Staff Writer Plains Regional Medical Center has received 26 citations for violating federal regulations, according to a federal report issued after a May investigation. The extensive investigation was performed by the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services, a division of the U.S. Health and Human Services Department whose mission is to […]

June 28, 2006 Meetings Watch

The Clovis Municipal School Board met Tuesday. The following is a summary of their meeting: • A resolution was approved which will enable board members to attend board meetings via telephone. The telephone option is to be used by board members when illness or unavoidable schedule conflicts preclude them from attending a meeting in person. […]

Fine arts program will be funded despite budget transfer

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Money earmarked for fine arts programs has been transferred into the Clovis Municipal Schools operational budget, but fine arts programs in the district will still be funded in the next school year, school officials said. “When funds are earmarked, your hands are tied,” CMS Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton said. […]

Federal health care officials inspecting hospital

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Federal health care regulatory agency officials began an inspection Monday of Plains Regional Medical Center, according to PRMC spokesperson Tayloria Grant. Nine officials from Centers for Medicaid and Medicare will take part in the inspection, which was spurred by a complaint substantiated earlier this year by the New Mexico […]