Elida superintendent has five years experience

Freedom Newspapers Editor’s note: This is the first of five interviews with the finalists for the Portales School Superintendent position: Jack Burch is the current superintendent at Elida Schools. Q: What aspects of your job will translate to the superintendent job? A: The aspects of being a superintendent will translate to the Portales Schools superintendent. […]

29th annual Tele-Auction begins June 6

Helena Rodriguez: PNT Staff Writer Call it shopping at home, but for a worthy, entertaining and educational cause. The 29th annual KENW-TV Tele-Auction will take over the area airwaves beginning on June 6 and will run through June 11 as 2,000 items are auctioned, ranging from $5 “Steal of the Night” items up to a […]

Gardner views online program

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Rep. Keith Gardner was able to obtain $50,000 for the online courses at Portales High. On Wednesday, he took a tour of Portales High School and watched a presentation to learn more about the investment he lobbied for. Gardner was able to attain $50,000 through the Legislature for the […]

School looks to its future

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer New Mexico legislators took a look at what could be the future of public education when they took a tour on Wednesday of facilities which will be used for the online courses at Portales High School. Sen. Stuart Ingle (R-Portales) and the senate majority leader, Sen. Gay Kernan (R-Hobbs) […]

School board says OK to online courses

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales school board members gave Portales High School principal Melvin Nusser the go-ahead on offering online courses at Portales High School in the fall. School board members spent more than 90 minutes discussing the online courses with Nusser, Mike Rackler, director of technology, and outgoing superintendent James Holloway. Nusser […]

D.A. says Internet is not the babysitter

By David Irvin: Freedom Newspapers It’s a murky place full of sexual solicitations, false identities and a cascade of pornographic material. According to officials at the district attorney’s office, Internet chat rooms can be a dangerous place for children, and too many parents aren’t aware their kids frequent them. “There are parents out there who […]

School officials explain online program

By Tony Parra Portales administrators were happy with the 100 percent sign-up rate after their presentation on online courses on Thursday evening at the Portales High School library. The goal of the administrators was to assure parents that high school students would receive the same quality of education learning through online courses as the quality […]

Offline lessons are necessary too

By Kevin Wilson With each passing day, we’re living more and more in an online world. I can talk with my family online, get sports scores and TV schedules online and my faithful readers can read this and other Kevin Wilson columns on our newspaper’s Web site. We’re coming closer to an online Portales High […]

PHS to offer online classes in fall

By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Portales High School is starting online courses in August that will allow students to take core classes such as English, math and history at home. Portales Principal Melvin Nusser said the program provides students the option of a different classroom setting to learn. It will also give home-school students […]

Identity theft a concern during shopping season

By Marc Schoder: PNT Correspondent On the day that Scott Davis went to buy a car at a dealership in the city he lived in at the time, he thought about the car he’d be getting. Instead, he was presented with an unexpected credit check failure. “When they ran my credit report at the dealership, […]

Sept. 12 Faith Triumphant News

By Donna Kelly School pictures are scheduled for Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. Order forms went home with students this week. Parents, please return the order form with payment to the office by Friday. We will be having an athletics fundraiser in the very near future — be watching for details. Arts programs Students at […]