Education Feature: Volunteers revamp school library

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Reader Greeter volunteer Ruth Gamel of Grady reads a story Thursday about a paranoid squirrel who learns he can fly to a kindergarten class at the Grady Municipal School library. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ correspondent Grady Municipal Schools’ interest in increasing literacy and reading in the students turned into a […]

Education Digest: Late start cancelled due to testing

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer There will be no late start Wednesday at Clovis High School as a result of a state-mandated testing schedule. All CHS juniors will take morning tests the week of Feb. 26. Questions regarding the tests and schedule should be directed to the CHS Guidance Office at 769-4350. Literacy council […]

Education Digest: Board meeting venue changed

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer The Clovis Municipal Schools Board of Education has changed the venue for its upcoming meeting. The board will decide whether to implement the administration proposal to reconfigure junior high schools by creating a ninth-grade academy at Gattis Junior High School at the meeting. The meeting will be held at […]

Literacy Council sees participation booming

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Attendance at a local literacy center spiked in the last year as a result of an aggressive marketing campaign, according to officials. From fiscal year 2004-2005 to fiscal year 2005-2006, student enrollment at the Curry County Literacy Council tripled, from 11 to 33, according to Council Program Director Miranda […]

School evolves again

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ Staff Writer Lincoln-Jackson evolved from a segregated school for black students, to an integrated school, to an arts academy. These days, it is undergoing another evolution, into a family center. The arts academy has changed locations and merged with Bella Vista Elementary. And in turn, Lincoln-Jackson has become home to a […]

Literacy council sponsoring adult spelling bee

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Little tikes are usually behind the mikes at spelling bees. Not so at this bee. The Curry County Literacy Council is sponsoring its first spelling bee for adults. Teams of four will tackle commonly misspelled words from an array of categories, including mythical creatures, rock bands and countries of […]

Local Altrusa chapters honored

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Two local chapters of Altrusa International have been honored for making a difference in their communities. The Clovis and Tucumcari chapters of the service organization are recognized in USA Weekend, which appears in today’s Clovis News Journal, for “good deeds” performed last Oct. 22 on Make A Difference Day. […]

Clovis uses family approach in literacy program

Marlena Hartz A train of parents entered the Lockwood Elementary classroom. Mothers took seats next to their pre-school sons and daughters in a seamless addition to the brightly painted classroom. At snacktime, some poured milk for children and popped the day’s treat — strawberries — into their mouths. When storytime rolled around, parents settled into […]

Ability to read important skill in any language

CNJ staff Did you know Dr. Seuss won three Academy Awards, two of them for filming war documentaries during World War II? Did you know he also won two Emmy awards and a Pulitzer Prize, and that his first book, “And to Think That I Saw It on Mulberry Street,” was rejected by 43 publishers […]

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 […]