Letter to the editor: Criticism only serves as motivation

Criticism only serves as motivation I am a student at Choices Alternative School. My teachers, many other students and I have read comments on the CNJ Web site related to our school. Choices is a great school. We are not just hoodlums. Choices students are only normal people trying to earn a diploma in order […]

Education feature: Foundation funds creative, innovative teaching projects

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Clovis teachers don’t have to cut off their creative juices just because budgets are tightening. The Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation was founded three years ago to pay for projects that can be funded outside the district’s regular budget. Becky Rowley, Clovis Community College’s executive vice president, sits on […]

Education feature: Local teachers headed to Harvard

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Twelve teachers from the Arts Academy at Bella Vista are headed to Harvard University this weekend to participate in an on-going 32-year research project. Project Zero began in 1967 at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Its mission is to understand and enhance learning, thinking and creativity in the […]

Area teachers learn about deployment

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Freedom New Mexico: Argen Duncan From left, Mesa Elementary School fourth-grade teacher Zane Klein talks with Airman 1st Class Erin McKee and Senior Airman Chrissie McKee at the medical section of a mock deployment line during the Teachers Understanding Deployment Operations event at Ca By Argen Duncan: Freedom New Mexico “Just be careful. Some insurgents […]

Carlsbad science teacher selected in national top 10 group of science and math teachers

Carlsbad High School science teacher Raymond Nance has been selected to be one of 10 science and math teachers in the nation for the inaugural Society for Science & the Public (SSP) Fellows Program.

Education feature: First-year teachers settling in

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Karen Lenhart, 27, teaches third grade at Cameo Elementary School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Karen Lenhart didn’t always want to be a teacher. A month into teaching third grade at Cameo Elementary School, Lenhart can’t see herself doing anything else. Lenhart is one of the 75 teachers hired […]

What did superintendent mean?

Teachers need district’s support I am a classroom teacher in Roswell and I used to teach in Clovis. I am writing to respond to insensitive comments made by

What did superintendent mean?

Teachers need district’s support I am a classroom teacher in Roswell and I used to teach in Clovis. I am writing to respond to insensitive comments made by

Choices graduates praise teachers, school

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CNJ staff photo: Keely McDowell Miguel Salazar, left, Samantha Garcia, center, and Brittana Boyce are part of the 2008 Choices graduating class. The 110 seniors who will graduate Monday from Choices school gave credit for their success to the school and the teachers. Choices is an alternative high school in the Clovis school system for […]

New school program utilizes teachers

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Monica Weirauch, left, and Charlotte Howell teach an English class together as part of the inclusion teaching style recently implemented at Yucca Middle School. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Writer Clovis Municipal Schools is having success with special needs students using a system that utilizes two teachers in classrooms, according […]

March 27, 2008 Education Digest

CHS students picked for summer program Two Clovis High School students were selected to participate in the Golden Apple Institute Program. Ana Olivas and Rosa Rosas were selected out of 80 interviewees for the program. The program prepares future teachers. The institute will be held in Albuquerque at the University of New Mexico from June […]

March 23, 2008 Police Blotter

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Samplings of recent calls received by Clovis-area law enforcement officers, according to reports: About noon Monday an officer was contacted by officials at a school in the 1400 block of Cameo for a disruptive student.Four teachers submitted written statements that a 14-year-old boy was a constant disruption in class. […]

Teachers left huge impression

By Andrew Gutierrez: Guest Columnist This is part of a series in which local columnists share their love for music in celebration of “Music in Our Schools Week” at Clovis Municipal Schools. Music to me has always been a creative outlet by which I could just express myself, whether it was a family road trip […]

Oct. 23, 1977

Halloween costumes such as Raggedy Ann, Bozo and Spiderman were on sale at Kmart for $1.33. … Linda Crowl, Clovis High School student, was the winner of a writing contest sponsored by The National Council of Teachers of English. … A two-story home at 1307 Sheldon St. could be purchased through Lariat Realty for $17,000.

Education Digest: Eastern enrollment increases slightly

CNJ staff The 2007 fall enrollment at Eastern New Mexico University is up slightly from 2006, according to a university press release. The university reported 4,180 students enrolled, an increase of 44 students. Graduate enrollment is down, officials reported ENMU President Steven Gamble said he was pleased with the numbers “considering the temporary reduction in […]

Fresh(man) start

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Leigh Morris, an instructional coach at Clovis High School Freshman Campus, shows off the new school logo in the gym Tuesday morning. By Gabriel Monte: Freedom Newspapers Nothing much of the old school building will resemble Gattis Junior High School, save for some memorabilia displayed in the school’s lobby. Gone […]

Aug. 17, 1920

The Clovis News reported that four new rural Curry County school buildings would be completed in time for the opening of school in the fall. … The Clovis school board had an advertisement asking for area residents to provide room and board for city school teachers arriving in town. … The Clovis Elks baseball team […]

Education Feature: Teacher paints her way into retirement

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Deanna Coffman cleans out her files as she prepares for retirement from teaching art, photography and ceramics at Clovis High School. Coffman also taught in several other school districts in New Mexico and Texas. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer When school bells rang a few weeks ago signaling the […]

Teachers, parents must work together

By Clyde Davis: Columnist School is, by this time, almost universally on summer break. It seems an appropriate time, then, to focus on teachers of all levels and the gifts which they bring to our world. The attitude of some families came to light, once again, in a recent conversation. A person in his mid-20s […]

Education Digest: Wal-Mart honors teacher of the year

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Doug Schwartz, a Mesa Elementary School teacher, is one of several New Mexico teachers honored by Wal-Mart as a teacher of the year, according to a Wal-Mart news release. He receives a $1,000 grant for the school and $100 gift card to buy classroom supplies. One teacher has been […]