Mesa Elementary receives new cafeteria

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The teachers at Mesa Elementary School, dressed in ’50s attire, finished their dance and the end of the dedication program for the new “Wild Horse Café” on Wednesday at the school. (CNJ correspondent: Martha Richardson) By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The present Mesa Elementary students received would never fit under a Christmas tree. It […]

12/22 Education Digest

Afterschool program money short New Mexico is one of 26 states that were not able to provide any new grants for afterschool programs in 2005, according to an Afterschool Alliance press release. The non-profit public awareness and advocacy organziation conducted research which shows the state received more than $9 million for afterschool program funding, all […]

Words buzzin’ at spelling bee

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Martha Rivas, 12, a sixth-grader at Parkview Elementary, smiles as she waits to spell a word as Yucca Junior High seventh-grader Zach Gillooly, 12, (the winner of the contest) takes his turn in the Regional Spelling. CNJ photo: Eric Kluth. By Michelle Seeber Twenty-nine words into the 13th round, Zach Gillooly of Clovis won the […]

Clovis students have a dream

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Paige Gardner, a fourth grader at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, waits for the judging to end after reading her speech Friday at Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy during the Martin Luther King Jr. observance day contest. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Jack King For Paige Gardner, a fourth grader at Clovis’ Lincoln Jackson Arts Academy, […]

Going to Africa … in Clovis

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Eric Yates, 10, right, a fifth-grader at Barry Elementary, hands sixth-grader J.C. Sandoval beads to purchase a Kente Cloth during African Market Day Tuesday at the school. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth By Gary Mitchell The threat of a light drizzling rain Wednesday didn’t deter the youngsters from “Wasuta Village,” also known as Barry Elementary […]

Local speller ousted

Staff and wire reports WASHINGTON — One by one they strolled to the microphone, all 251 youngsters in the 76th Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee. Each got a word in the one-and-done mistake format; 175 got them right. The rest drew a single clang of the bell, signifying it was time to be escorted to […]