Sept. 12 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon

Patriotic assembly
Friday morning found students celebrating their freedom and honoring military, law enforcement officers, and emergency response personnel as they remembered the terrorist attack of Sept. 11, 2001. Following musical programs from the junior high choir and band, Cindy Wilcox presented a visual program honoring our fallen heroes and celebrating those who keep freedom.
All four junior high volleyball teams play Gattis Monday beginning at 4 p.m. in the Portales gyms. Then on Thursday both seventh-grade teams and eighth-grade teams host Marshall. 
Tuesday finds the seventh-grade football team on the bus to Clovis as it faces Marshall. The eighth-grade team heads to Marshall’s field on Thursday.
School Pictures
Yearbook sponsor Jon Birdsong reports that school pictures will be Sept. 20.
Library opens new collection
With money from the GO Bond money released last year, the librarian bought $15,000 worth of new books for students to read. In addition to updating some non-fiction sections, student requests and popular fiction selections added new and exciting titles for student reading. As teachers schedule their classes to come to the library and let students select books, those books are rapidly crossing the circulation desk.