5/15 School News

Dora School News
At noon on Wednesday all of the Dora Elementary students were dressed for their individual grade track meet. They were also in great anticipation of making it to the top. I didn’t get to stay to witness the event, but it was well attended by parents.

Athletic banquet
This was on Thursday, so there should be results of it next week.

By this time next week they will already be graduated into the first grade. There are about 10 or so of them and they have red caps and gowns to wear Friday, just like our seniors wear next week.
Monday there WILL BE school that day. Also, state baseball begins and our Dora team will be there.
On Tuesday, the elementary spring play is at 6 p.m. in the auditorium.
Tuesday is the ast day of school for students in grades 1-12. School will be dismissed at 12:30 that day. State baseball still continues.
Thursday is a teacher work day, along with senior graduation in the Luscombe gym at 7 p.m. followed by a reception in the lobby of the gym hosted by the Gear-up staff.

Floyd School News
Upcoming events
l Eighth-grade graduation is Monday night at 5:30. It will be followed by a dinner and dance for those students and family.
l Music/fine arts booster club will meet Monday at 6 p.m. in the music room.
l Middle and high school academic awards assembly will be Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.
l Kindergarten Graduation will be Thursday at 6 p.m.
l Elementary Awards are Friday at 9 a.m.
l Last day of school is Friday and classes will dismiss at noon.

Middle school and high school will take finals Wednesday through Friday.

The Preschool Tea will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. in the old gym. This will be the preschooler’s last day of school.

Jennifer Essary can be reached at 478-2846 or by e-mail:

School Menus
Portales Schools
Monday: Cold cereal, graham crackers, juice and milk
Tuesday: Pancake on a stick, fresh fruit and milk
Wednesday: Cold cereal, granola bar, juice and milk
Thursday: Breakfast pocket, fresh fruit and milk
Friday: Cold cereal, donut, juice and milk
Monday: Beef tacos, salsa, lett/tom, chilled fruit and milk
Tuesday: BBQ chicken on a bun, baked beans, chilled fruit, frozen fruit bar and juice
Wednesday: Handmade pizza, salad, fresh fruit and milk
Thursday: Hot dog, fries, fresh fruit, brownies and milk
Friday: Chicken nuggets, roll, corn, fresh fruit and milk

Floyd Schools
Monday: Scrambled eggs, sliced ham, cereal, fresh fruit or juice and milk
Tuesday: Blueberry muffin, cereal, fresh fruit or juice and milk
Wednesday: Hot oatmeal, toast, cereal, fresh fruit or juice and milk
Thursday: Quesadilla, bacon slide, cereal, fresh fruit or juice and milk
Friday: Scrambled eggs, sausage patty, cereal, fresh fruit or juice and milk

Monday: Poor man’s steak, green beans, hot roll, ranch style beans, cherry cobbler and milk
Tuesday: Chicken fajitas, flour tortilla, salad, mixed fruit, rice and milk
Wednesday: Sliced turkey, broccoli, brown gravy, hot roll, fruit jello and milk
Thursday: Macaroni dinner, hot roll, peas, tater-tots and milk
Friday: Ham n’ cheese sandwiches, lett/tom, pickle, orange, chips, choc. chip cookie and milk

Elida School News
Baccalaureate tonight
The Baccalaureate for the Class of 2005 will be held this evening at 7 at the Elida Methodist Church.

At the annual FFA/FCCLA banquet last Thursday night, numerous awards were presented to students. The following students received agricultural proficiency awards:
Shalie Anthony, Beef Production; Adrienne Coe, Dairy Production; Equine Science, Adrienne Coe; Caleb Widener, Agricultural Mechanics and Fabrication; Ryan Best, Diversified Livestock Production; Swine Production, Dru Sanders, Specialty Animal Production, Daniel Lee; Sheep Production, Trenton Chenault.
Many members of the community were honored with FFA Outstanding Service Awards.
Additionally, senior Ryan Dannelley was named the Star Chapter Farmer and freshman Wesley Gilmore was named the Star Chapter Greenhand.
Following the awards, Glenda Anthony was honored for her long and distinguished career, which will be ending with her retirement.
Ryan Best, an eighth-grader, won first place in the public speaking category at the district FFA competition. His topic was “My Roots.”

Tigers going to state
Last Tuesday, the Elida Tigers played Mesilla Valley at the Portales High School baseball field and won for a state berth. They open Monday against Gallup Christian.

Tiger track
Alicia Smith represented Elida High School at the state track meet in the high jump.

Academic assembly
At the annual academic assembly numerous prizes and scholarships were announced. Congratulations to the seniors because more than $97,000 in college scholarships were awarded to them.
(Editor’s Note: More details are available in the online version of this story at www.pntonline.com)

Elementary school
Kindergartners have a new classmate, Az’ Janae Romaine.
Recently, the kindergartners and first graders will have a trip to Casel Land Amusement Park for raising the most money in the Walkin’ for Hope fundraiser.
The elementary picnic will be Thursday at the park.
Elementary awards assembly and kindergarten graduation will be Friday. We will have early release that day.

Band concert Tuesday
Parents and the community are invited to the Kenneth Livingston Gym, the old gym Tuesday at 6 p.m. for an end-of-year concert. Instructor Brandon Boerio states that students are performing exceptionally well, and the concert should be an exciting event.

Talent abounds
Art students in Jon Birdsong’s classes recently earned recognition in the second annual Student Fine Arts Show sponsored by Pintores Art League of Clovis. Javier Garcia earned first place while Jared Massey earned a second place and a third place. Hideo Bahrs, Christina Holt, and Massey earned honorable mentions.
There were a total of 88 peaces of art entered from the area. Bobby Wied of Friona chaired the show and Vance McSwain of Amarillo judged the competition.

Testing schedules
Thursday and Friday find students completing their fourth-quarter tests. Monday and Tuesday of the following week, students demonstrate their knowledge on their semester tests.

Honors/sports assembly
Principal Steve Harris invites parents and friends to join in recognizing students at the combined honors and sports assembly May 25 at 1 p.m. in the Kenneth Livingston Gym.

Promotion ceremony
Family and friends join the eighth-grade students May 26 at 5:30 p.m. at Greyhound Arena to celebrate their entrance into high school. Steve Harris reminds students that all books must be return and all fines paid before this event. The choir and band both will perform special music to honor the eighth-grade students.

Last day of school
School dismisses at 1 p.m May 26 to close the academic year. Teachers report May 27 for a work day.