James teacher a finalist for state award

By Tony Parra A James Elementary teacher has been selected as one of two finalists for the 2005 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching. Mary Murray, a third-grade teacher at R.M. James Elementary, was announced as one of the finalists. The New Mexico Public Education Department officials reviewed math and science teachers for the [...]

Jan. 30 Elida School News

By Michelle Chambers Congratulations to Shalie Anthony and Dylan Radcliff on being chosen as Homecoming Queen and King. They were crowned in a ceremony held in the gymnasium following the basketball game in which the Tigers triumphed over the challengers from House. More kudos are due to Shalie who was recently nominated as the Daughters [...]

James students jump to help victims

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By Tony Parra James Elementary students said they were jumping for joy and for a good cause during the Jumpathon to raise money for tsunami victims in southeast Asia. Students set up in teams of four and filled the James Elementary cafeteria on Wednesday afternoon to jump rope in support of tsunami victims. Students and [...]

Board pleased with online traffic

By Tony Parra Portales Schools District Director of Technology Mike Rackler was pleased to report a good number of parents going on the school’s Web site to view their children’s grades during Tuesday’s school board meeting. Rackler said approximately 20 percent of the parents are viewing the weekly progress reports on their children who are [...]

Dec. 12 Elida School News

Mid-year exams are right around the corner, specifically, Tuesday through Thursday. Christmas parties for students, staff and faculty will be held on Thursday, which is the last day of school before the holiday break. Classes will resume on Jan. 3. Elementary progra The annual elementary candlelight program will be held tonight at 7. The sixth [...]

Students get large headstart on voting process

By Tony Parra Some extremely early voters selected their U.S. presidential candidate on Monday, 10 years before the government actually recognizes their vote. Some students from Portales elementary schools have voted and others will vote today for the candidate they would like to see serve for the next four years. Steiner Elementary first-graders voted on [...]

Oct. 10 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon School closes two days Students and staff alike celebrate Monday in honor of Christopher Columbus. Students also have Tuesday off while teachers participate in professional development trainings. Volleyball seasonends Both the seventh and eighth grade “A” teams head to Clovis to face Yucca Tuesday. Then on Friday and Saturday they will compete [...]

Oct. 10 Elida School News

Elida Elementary and Elida High School will host a parent-teacher conference on Friday from 1-4 p.m. All parents and legal guardians of students at Elida are encouraged to come interact with teachers to be informed about the progress of their children’s school work.  The elementary PTO will be sponsoring their annual Fall Festival on Saturday. [...]

Oct. 3 Elida School News

A heartfelt “thank you” goes out to the members of the Elida PTO for their hard work and dedication.  Each year the annual book fair hosted by the PTO supplies the elementary library with a wide variety of new books. We appreciate your efforts, and the students are always excited about the new additions to [...]

Sept. 26 Elida School News

Students from Eastern New Mexico University are obtaining teacher field experience by observing classes at both the elementary and secondary levels. The students rotate through experiences. It is usually the students’ first experiences in a school setting. The classroom serves as an introduction to the study and practices of teaching.   Funding available Elida Elementary [...]