Sept. 19 Elida School News

Book fair this week The Elida Elementary School will sponsor the Scholastic Book Fair Monday through Thursday. The fair will be open every day from noon to 4 p.m. The books will be located in the elementary foyer. The proceeds will go to the elementary PTO.   Teacher promotes essay contest Vigo Torske, the high [...]

Sept. 19 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • October 1st will be an ELS day. School Pictures School pictures will be taken on Tuesday. Please dress appropriately, as these are for the yearbook. College Days All Seniors are encouraged to go to ENMU’s College Days on Friday. Athletics Football: The next football game is September 30th , [...]

Aug. 1 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Dora School News This has been a very busy summer at the Dora School. The most noticeable area is the playground for grades 1-6, which has been moved into the old parking area between the Luscombe and Rogers gyms. Jerry Siewert is working every day the weather permits to get it all [...]

Principals shift throughout Portales school district

By Tony Parra When Portales children go to each of their schools in the fall, they’re going to see some changes, starting at the top with their principals. Portales Schools Superintendent James Holloway said Principal Rick Segovia (who was the Steiner Elementary principal) will be the principal at Lindsey Middle School, Todd Morris (who was [...]

Teachers look towards grants with tight budgets

By Tony Parra Teachers and administrators are finding different ways to fund educational programs in the form of grants for schools which would otherwise dip into the Portales school budgets. Grants can consists of thumbing through paper after paper of applications, gathering information and providing documentation by teachers to the foundation which provide the funding [...]

Schools hit by vandalism

A Sunday night vandalism spree left a pair of Portales businesses and three Portales schools with extensive damage. The most notable damage was done to Portales Junior High School, where 24 windows were broken in the courtyard area. Other schools vandalized included Valencia Elementary and Steiner Elementary. Portales Schools Superintendent Jim Holloway said that he [...]

James teacher earns Wal-Mart honor

By Tony Parra The School Board Members recognized Joeli Cathey as the Portales Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year during the school board meeting on Monday. Cathey said she has been teaching for three years for James Elementary and in her first year teaching she split time working for James Elementary and the junior high. Cathey [...]

May 2 Dora School News

By Charlie Carmichael Book Fair There will be a Book Fair in the Dora School from May 3-7. You can buy one and get one free. No School Monday, except for detention students at 8 a.m. Attention Students’ May meal tickets must be paid for this week, May 3-7. Parents and students – all text [...]

April 25 Elida School News

Members and supporters of Elida High School’s FFA, FCCLA and BPA were honored at a Vocational Banquet held on Friday. This was a time to recognize our members and to thank our supporters. Student Council The Elida High School Student Council hosted a coke and popcorn party for Mrs. Holmes’ 4th graders on Friday, April [...]

James teacher honored with annual award

Tony Parra For the second year in a row, a James Elementary teacher has won the Newspapers In Education Teacher of the Year Award. Alfreda Sigala, a second-grade bilingual teacher at James Elementary School, won the award for the Portales area. Sigala said she has been working as a James Elementary teacher for four years. [...]