Bank of Clovis honors area’s top seniors

The 22nd annual Best of the Best Seniors banquet, hosted by Bank of Clovis is 6 p.m. April 13 at the Clovis Civic Center. Cindy Harris with Bank of Clovis said the banquet honors seniors who have maintained a 4.0 grade point average since the 9th grade. “We always honor sports and we wanted to […]

March 15, 2009 Honors

Elliott Robert Elliott of Clovis will be graduating this May from Texas Tech University with a doctoral degree in Higher Education Administration. Geographic Bee Seven local students have qualified for the 2009 state-level National Geographic Bee. The students will make their way to Albuquerque for the bee on April 3. The bee is for students […]

School house rocks the vote

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CNJ Staff Photo: Liliana Castillo Desiree Barraza fills in her name on a voter registration card in Kelly Fontanilla’s fifth grade class at James Bickley Elementary school. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer The fourth-grade classroom looked different today. On each of the miniature desks sits a white laptop. In front of each laptop, the […]

Education feature: Class ends on a high note

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Jennifer Brandon touches up her makeup in the dressing room backstage at Clovis Community College’s Town Hall before she and her classmates performed their final for a Broadway-style singing class. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer In the minimal light backstage, Caleb Brandon took his place behind a podium and […]

Good teachers come in all shapes and sizes

By Clyde Davis Mr. Slagel, our round sixth-grade teacher, kind of looked like Curly of the Three Stooges. He was blessed with a perfect personality to deal with 12-year-old boys, and get them to like school.

Only God’s grading matters in life

By Judy Brandon: Religion columnist I can still remember math in the third grade at Highland Elementary in Clovis when my lack of math ability was displayed before my entire third grade classmates. This is the story. Whenever math time came during our school day, I would just cringe. Why? Because we had to do […]

May 15, 2008 Education Digest

Elementary graduations to be held Area elementary schools will hold promotion ceremonies for their kindergarten and sixth graders. Arts Academy at Bella VistaKindergarten: 9:15 a.m., May 22 Sixth grade: 1 p.m., May 22 Barry Elementary School Sixth grade: 9:30 a.m., May 22Kindergarten: 1:30 p.m., May 22 Cameo Elementary School Kindergarten: 9 a.m., MondaySixth grade: 9 […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part II

La Casita Elementary Third grade A Honor Roll: Jazmine Acosta, José Antonio Alvarado, Ricky Balderas, Thomas Bynum, Andrea Carreño, Alejandro Chacón, Joel Espino, Austin Finney, Alexandria Gutierrez, Santiago Gutierrez, Consuelo Mercadal, Danielle Mezua, Bianca Olivas, Alexander Pereda, Kenya Perez, Juanita Quezada. A/B Honor Roll: Sierra Baca, Brandon Balderas, Abraham Calderon, Lee Carabajal, Merecades Chaves, Alejándro […]

Feb. 3, 2008 Honor Rolls Part I

ames of some honor-roll students may not be listed due to parents’ privacy concerns. Arts Academy at Bella Vista Third grade A Honor Roll: Emilio Armijo, Maria Amaro, Yailin Arevalo, Veronica Baiza, Rachael Candelaria, Dalton Fulcher, Trenton Gaither, Emma Godbey, Mariah Griego, Joshua McLauren, Esther Mendoza, Rachel Mendoza, Albert Ortega, T.J. Richardson, Brianna Sena, Isabella […]

Play Inc. wrapping up grid season

CNJ staff The Play Inc. youth football season wrapped up last weekend with championship games in three tackle divisions and “bowl games” for teams which did not finish in the top two in their league. In games at Jim Hill Field, the Clovis Gators defeated the Hereford Hostile Herd 28-6 in the fifth-sixth grade division […]

Literature comes to life

By Airman Elliott Sprehe: 27th Fighter Wing Public Affairs CANNON AIR FORCE BASE — Lions and tigers aren’t normally seen here, but that was just what happened Saturday as children from around base performed “The Jungle Book” at the base theater. The Missoula Children’s Theatre, based in Missoula, Mont., presented the two performances July 14 […]

Education Digest: Clovis Schools set summer hours

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Clovis Municipal Schools has set summer hours of operation for the central office, Student Support Center and Clovis High School through July 13. Central office and Student Support Center hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday. Clovis High School […]

Texas senior exit exams need examining

By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer While helping my daughter Laura study for finals, two news stories commanded our attention: The grade-changing controversy in Albuquerque and a story about 100 Amarillo students not graduating because they failed TAKS test. The TAKS (Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) is similar to the New Mexico High School […]

Reporter’s Notebook: Two host families sought

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer The Educational Resource Development Trust is looking for two volunteer host families. This is a non-profit educational foundation that finds host families for exchange students to come to the United States for one year of high school. There are two students who need to be placed by Monday. Both […]

Spellers get set

By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Letters and syllables will be flying across the Clovis Community College stage this morning in the 2007 Freedom Newspapers of New Mexico Regional Spelling Bee. Three dozen participants representing schools in Roosevelt, Quay and Curry counties, ranging in age from 8 to 14, will compete for a trip to the […]

Congress sets sights on No Child Left Behind

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer For Clovis special-education teacher Lisa Gershon, the coming weeks will be a lesson in frustration. Students in her classroom and in public schools across New Mexico will begin New Mexico Standards Based Assessments on Feb. 26. The tests, required under the No Child Left Behind Act, will continue through […]

School plan based on hope, not facts

By Walter Bradley: Guest columnist As a concerned parent of a sixth grader and a background of addressing education programs and budgets I was asked by parents and businessmen to help analyze the Ninth Grade Academy proposal by Clovis Municipal Schools. With the assistance of teachers, administrators, and elected officials we have discovered this proposal […]

School realignment up to board

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Gattis Junior High School was revealed Tuesday as the proposed site for a ninth grade center in Clovis. The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education will vote Jan. 23 on the proposal to establish the center and two junior high schools at Marshall and Yucca for seventh- and eighth-graders. […]

Gattis tabbed for 9th-grade site

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Deputy Superintendent Ladona Clayton talks to the Clovis school board about the benefits of creating a middle school and ninth-grade center out of the district’s three junior highs during Tuesday’s school board meeting. (CNJ photo: Andy DeLisle) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Clovis Municipal Schools colored in their proposal to reconfigure junior high schools […]

Coaches, AD back new plan

By Greg Price: CNJ sports writer Clovis athletic director Brian Stacy and several high school coaches are in favor of an administration proposal to put all ninth-graders in one location. Stacy said the number of academic casualties among athletes making the transition to 10th grade is high — many never regain their eligibility — plus […]