High school tagged with graffiti

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CNJ Staff: Tony Bullocks Al Sloniker of Clovis, a painter for the Clovis Municipal School District, removes graffiti Thursday from the side of building D. The building was tagged sometime Wednesday night according to school officials. Clovis High School Principal Wayne Marshall said this is not something that happens often and when it does, the […]

Monday morning briefing: Music at Marshall and a cannibal’s demise

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Reminder A reminder that the Food Bank of Eastern New Mexico annual Canned Food Drive begins today in Curry and Roosevelt county schools and continues until Dec. 15. Send a can to school. Music, music, music The Carpe Diem String Quartet concert is 7 […]

Ticket feature: String quartet to perform at Marshall

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Courtesy photo Carpe Diem String Quartet will be performing 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Marshall Auditorium, general admission is $17 and for seniors, military and students it is $12. Carpe Diem String Quartet will be performing 7 p.m. Tuesday, at Marshall Auditorium. General admission is $17 and $12 for seniors, military and students. Carpe Diem […]

Clovis band students dominate band selections

Freedom New Mexico Students from the Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Marshall and Yucca middle schools dominated selections on the Southeastern New Mexico Music Educators Junior High All-District Honor Band. The band, named last week, had 64 of its 95 available seats filled by Clovis students. Also, Clovis students claimed nine of the 14 […]

Cannon commander shares experiences with students

Freedom New Mexico Lt. Col. Tom Palenske shared his rise from an at-risk youth to an Air Force commander Friday during Marshall Middle School’s Veterans Day program. Palenske, commander of the 20th Special Operations Squadron at Cannon, emphasized what the military did for him and how it helped him reach his position in the 20th […]

Ticket feature: Sons of the Pioneers performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The Sons of the Pioneers is part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Freedom New Mexico The Sons of the Pioneers will be performing 7 p.m. Monday at the Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series. Sons of the Pioneers have built a whole new genre that has […]

4Troops performance inspires, entertains

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Joey Beebe, left, and Meredith Melcher, of the 4Troops band, laugh and joke with each other back stage Saturday night during the intermission of their show at Marshall Middle School in Clovis. Band members said they love bringing they message of military service members to others, because they have been in […]

Education column: Marshall students racing toward success

The race is on. If you’ve had occasion to drive by Marshall Middle School lately, you will have seen a giant banner with the words “The Great American Race” spanning the front doors of the building. No … the school is not buying each of the middle school students a race car. This program is […]

Thursday morning briefing: Changes at Marshall, bird hunts and following the yellow brick road

Good morning. It’s the Freedom New Mexico Thursday morning briefing. Changes at Marshall Due to construction, Marshall Middle School will be closing the access road between the front of the school and Citizens Bank each day from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. School officials say it’s necessary for the […]

Education column: Secondary schools undergo improvements

Further to recent reports, our secondary school sites have also been undergoing improvements during the summer months, thanks to the efforts of our operations department. Anyone driving by Marshall Middle School will have noticed not only a great deal of construction on the north end of the campus, but a whole new building going up. […]

Education column: Education opportunities available during summer

Unbelievably, another school year is gone and kids are out for the summer. Suddenly without a structured environment, it takes us a moment or two to get our balance for the summer months. Working parents juggle schedules, and older kids are looking for summer jobs. As educators, there is always concern over the summer about […]

Education column: Faculty, staff share thoughts on graduation

Graduation means endings and beginnings. Wayne Marshall, principal at Clovis High School, offered, “Graduation is a big deal. It encompasses all the emotions, and it is the culminating event of every student’s educational career. We feel it too; it’s always a little hard to see them go.” Several of the administrators who work directly with […]

Brass quintet performing Tuesday

CNJ staff Metales M5 Mexican Brass quintet will perform Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium as part of Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, according to a press release. The band was founded in 2005 in Morelia. Since then, Metales M5 has performed hundreds of concerts throughout Mexico, the U.S. and Canada. M5’s programs break the barriers […]

School policy may complicate formation of Gay Straight Alliance

Liliana Castillo One club that could be affected by the change in policy is a chapter of the Gay and Straight Alliance. Clovis High School senior Steven De Los Santos spearheaded the attempt to create a GSA chapter. The group was originally approved in the first week of March by high school Principal Wayne Marshall. […]

Education column: School funds go to much-needed projects

Cindy Kleyn-Kennedy People sometimes wonder what happens to the dollars that go into our schools. Lots of wonderful things are accomplished throughout the school year and during the summer. School improvements are ongoing, from year to year, but recent bonds are allowing us do some of the much-needed projects that have been waiting for the […]

Students honor veterans with art

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Marshall seventh grader Angela Pastirchak adds antlers to her reindeer Wednesday during art class. Suzan Lundy’s art classes made Christmas decorations for veterans at the Veterans Clinic. Liliana Castillo Marshall Middle School students are using art to honor veterans during the holidays. Marshall art teacher Suzan Lundy’s art classes made […]

President’s Own marine band performing in Clovis

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Courtesy photo The President’s Own Marine Band will perform Saturday night at Marshall Middle School. The show is expected to include solos and full ensemble music. Sharna Johnson Saturday, local residents will have a rare opportunity to see the most distinguished of U.S. military bands perform a free concert at Marshall Middle School. The President’s […]

‘Bless Me Ultima’ to take stage

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Courtesy photo The play “Bless Me Ultima,” scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Marshall Middle School will feature four local students in the production. Cannon Connections staff A New Mexico original will take to the stage of Marshall Middle School Saturday night. The second installment in Clovis Community College’s Cultural Arts Series, Albuquerque’s Vortex Theatre […]

Letter to the editor: Board should consider another high school

Board should consider another high school Does Clovis really need a fourth middle school? In a traditional format, Yucca, Marshall and the Ninth Grade Academy are middle schools. In a sense, we have two high schools — Clovis High and Choices, a strong, positive alternative school that I support. Clovis taxpayers are being asked by […]

Students to present Huckleberry Finn

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Retired music teacher Janet Barnard works on a dance with students Tuesday at Marshall Auditorium during dress rehearsal for the Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, the opera. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Students are behind every piece of Marshall Middle School’s production of The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, an opera written for them. Eighth graders […]