School news and menus (Nov. 13)

MESA teams place
Math, Engineering, and Science Achievement sponsor, Shareen King reports that the junior high team placed fourth overall at the Fall Design competition. This is superior considering that the team earned this “total points” award even though they did not compete in every category. Timothy Brooks and Blanca Selgado, On-site Science, placed fourth. The Junkyard Speaking team, Bianca Nunez, Marcos Romero, and Amanda Castaneda, placed fourth. Brandon Carter, Conner Chacon, and David Harberts, the Prepared Design Trebuchet team, placed second. The MESA Crime Scene Investigator team, Edgar Rios and Tanner Ainsworth earned first place.

Band marches into all-district
Cindy Stone, band director, reports that Portales Junior High students did quite well at the auditions held recently in Clovis. The following students will represent Portales in Hobbs on Dec. 9-10: French horn, Nick McLean, first chair, Timothy Brooks, second chair; bass clarinet, Crysta Peterson, fourth chair; trombones, Alex Strong 10th chair; tuba, Chris McLean fifth chair; percussion, Ryan Wood second chair, and Ethan Ortega, fifth chair.

Thanksgiving break extended
School officials remind parents that students will be out of school all day the day before Thanksgiving as well as Thursday and Friday. School will dismiss at 3:05 p.m. Tuesday.

Basketball season opens
Basketball teams hit the court running Thursday as both seventh and eighth grade students start the season with tournaments. Portales hosts the seventh grade teams, and the eighth grade girls compete at Gattis while the eighth grade boys compete at Yucca.

Library obtains internet link
The junior high library has subscribed to a research site. This allows students, faculty and parents to access the site any time. The address is with “PJHS” as the user name and password. The subscriber number is w21478. Students are asked to check out this site and let the librarian know how helpful you find the information. You may contact her at

Teachers give progress reports
Teachers give each student progress reports which indicate their grades so far this second quarter. Principal Steve Harris reminds parents to ask their students about these progress reports Wednesday and Thursday.

Dora School News
Make-up days
The next two Mondays are school days at Dora, in order to catch up on the missed days after storms in August damaged new construction at the school.

Holiday break
Students will be dismissed at 1 p.m. on Nov. 23 for Thanksgiving.

Board meeting
The Dora School Board will have its regular monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday.

School schedule
Monday — 8:15 a.m.-11:15 a.m. ASVAB test
Thursday — Talent Search, 7th-12th grades going to West Texas A&M University

Basketball schedule
Thursday — Junior high boys and girls at Melrose Tournament
Friday — 4 p.m. Varsity and junior varsity boys and girls host San Jon
Saturday — Junior high boys and girls at Melrose Tournament
Nov. 21 — 4 p.m. Junior high boys at Portales
Nov. 28 — 6:30 p.m. varsity boys and girls at Clovis Christian
Nov. 29 — 4 p.m. varsity boys and girls at Eunice

Dora Schools still have elementary classes in both the Dora Fire Station and Community Building. The administration is urging extra caution when driving through those areas, watching for students waling from one building to the other.

Nov. 2 — Olivia Land, Stephanie Hubby
Nov. 4 Tyler Stroup
Nov. 6 Phillip Danborn, Joshua Epperson
Nov. 12 Breana Dimas
Nov. 15 Gustavo Rodriquez
Nov. 16 Kit Pettigrew
Nov. 19 Brent Has

Floyd School News
Upcoming events
• Wednesday will be Future Farmers of America District Parliamentary Procedure.
• There will be a dance on Nov. 22 at the school after the first home basketball game.
• Thanksgiving break will be from Nov. 23 to Nov. 25. School will resume Nov. 28.
• The book fair will be in the Library from Nov. 28 through Dec. 6.

Christmas angels
Christmas Angels are needed! Contact the school for names of recipients if you are interested in participating. Donations can be also be given to Liz Smith or Melissa Pimpsner.

Fall coat drive
The Middle School Family and Consumer Science class will be holding a coat drive until Friday. If you have any gently used coats that you would like to donate, please drop them off in Darla Reed’s room. Her class will collect, clean and distribute the coats to those that need them in Floyd or Portales.

Thursday, Friday and Saturday: Junior High girls and boys teams will play in the Melrose Tourney.
Thursday and Friday: Varsity Girls and Boys Scrimmage at Hagerman
Nov. 22: Varsity Girls and Boys vs. Clovis Christian at Floyd, 4:30 p.m.

Booster club news
The Floyd Booster Club will be selling shirts and other Bronco gear at all home games, or you can call or go by the main office to buy or place an order.

Melissa Rivero was chosen for the student spotlight in preschool. Some of Melissa’s favorite things are the color yellow, Mickey Mouse, The Little Lion storybook, soccer, chicken nuggets, swinging on the playground, and music class. When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher. She is a leader in her class and exhibits many traits of Character Counts.

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

Monday: Oatmeal, Sausage, Juice and Milk
Tuesday: Breakfast Bar, Toast with Jelly, Juice and Milk
Wednesday: Cheese Omelet, Flour Tortilla, Juice and Milk
Thursday: Ham, Biscuit with Jelly, Juice and Milk
Friday: Cold Cereal, Yogurt, Juice and Milk

Monday: Corn Dogs, Baked Beans, Fresh Fruit, Little Debbie and Milk
Tuesday: Hamburger, Fries, Lettuce, Tomato, Fresh Fruit and Milk
Wednesday: Ham/Cheese Sandwich, Chips, Lettuce, Tomato, Chilled Fruit and Milk
Thursday: Enchilidas, Crackers, Pinto Beans, Lettuce/Tomato, Chilled Fruit and Milk
Friday: Pizza, Veggie Sticks with Dip, Fresh Fruit and Milk

Monday: Breakfast Pizza, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Ora. or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice
Tuesday: Scrambled Eggs, Biscuit, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Ora. or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice
Wednesday: Pancake/Sausage on a Stick, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Ora. or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice
Thursday: Ham’n’Cheese Hot Pocket, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Ora. or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice
Friday: French Toast Sticks, Cereal-Assorted Choice, Apple, Ora., or Fruit Juice, Milk-Choice

Monday: Chicken Fajitas, Rice, Cooked White Beans, Vegetable Salad, Chilled Peaches, Milk-Choice
Tuesday: Taco Salad, Vegetable Salad, Ranch Style Beans, Chocolate Pudding, Milk-Choice
Wednesday: Barbecue Ribs, Sliced Potatoes, English Peas, Applesauce, W/Cin, Milk-Choice, Potato Bar (M&HS)
Thursday: Sliced Turkey, Dressing/Giblet, Pumpkin Pie, Green Beans, Sweet Potato, Milk-Choice
Friday: Char-Broil Hamburger, French Fries, Lettuce, Tomato and Pickle, Chilled Peaches, Milk-Choice

Monday: Catfish nuggets, tartar sauce, coleslaw, green eans, bread, pineapple upside-down cake
Tuesday: Chicken strips, gravy, glazed carrots, asparagus, roll, oatmeal cookie, peaches
Wednesday: Pork posole, salad/dressing, mustard greens, garlic bread, pumpkin spice cookie
Thursday: Turkey, dressing/gravy, cranberry salad, green beans, pumpkin pudding
Friday: Sloppy joe, oven baked french fries, mixed veggies, gelatin, mandarin oranges