By Jennifer Essary
• Booster Club meets Monday at 6 p.m.
• Tuesday and Wednesday the high school students will take the New Mexico High School Competency Test.
• Friday is an ELS Day
Football: State six-man semi-finals are this Friday and Saturday. Dates and times to be announced.
Basketball: The junior high Melrose Tournament will be Nov. 18.
Salute to veterans essay contest
Students who wish to enter must do so by Monday. Entries must be turned in by Friday, judging will be Saturday. Presentations will be on Nov. 12. For information, contact any teacher.
Zoo to you
The Albuquerque Biological Park will be at the school Wednesday for the elementary grades. They will have two programs with slides, biofacts, and educational zoo animals. Kindergarten, first- and second-graders will see the Fur, Feather and Scale program, and third and fourth grades will see Secrets of Survival.
The first-graders have been learning about a variety of different things so far this year. In addition to writing workshops, they have been learning about desert animals, and the election process, and will participate in a mock election this week.
They have also gone to the Floyd Fire Department and learned about fire safety, and participated in Red Ribbon Week.
Kathleen Wagner is the first-grade teacher. She is a graduate of Floyd High School and has been teaching in Portales for seven years. This is her first year teaching at Floyd.
Jennifer Essary can be reached at 478-2846 or by e-mail: