Program turns parents into grads

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer Portales High School’s Graduation Reality and Dual-Role Skills program had 73 percent graduation rate among eligible seniors and no repeat pregnancies last year, director Laura Adkins said. Adkins gave an update on the GRADS program during the school board meeting Monday in the district’s Administration Building. Mothers in the […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Library Books

The following books are available for checkout at the Portales Public Library: Superparenting for ADDBy: Edward M. Hallowell, M.D. and Peter S. Jensen, M.D.As a pediatric psychiatric clinician, the father of two ADD children and an adult with ADD himself, Dr. Edward Hallowell, teams up with top academic ADD researcher, Dr. Peter Jensen to bring […]

Jan. 11, 2009 Portales High School News

Financial aid workshop set The Educational Talent Search Program of ENMU will host a Financial Aid Workshop for Portales High School seniors and their parents 6 p.m. Monday in the PHS Library.

Jan. 4, 2009 Library News

Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. is Baby Laptime. This program is designed for infants and toddlers ages 1-3 and their parents. It is a short storytime with lots of singing and fingerplays—a perfect way to introduce your child to the love of reading. This week’s theme is “Move it, Baby!” Preschool Storytime meets every Wednesday at […]

PHS News

AIP meetings planned Counselors will be holding Academic Improvement Plan meetings for students (and their parents) at risk for losing credit(s) this year. Parent meetings have been scheduled Tuesday through Dec. 9.

Nov. 27, 1959

The Portales News-Tribune reported that Sgt. Jerry Mathis and his wife came from Germany, where he was stationed, to visit his parents in Portales for the holidays. They were to be in the area until late December after Christmas.

Readers weigh in on coming elections

Obama campaign damaging to America I am a proud American. I believe in God, family and country. Our country was founded on these principles and provided us with freedom and the liberty to choose the path we desire to follow. Here in our area we have wonderful people who love and care for each other […]

PJHS News Oct. 26

Parent-teacher conferences planned The junior high faculty and staff invite parents to the parent/teacher conference Monday from 11 a.m.- 6 p.m. Parents may pick up their children’s report cards and visit with teachers about the student’s progress so far this year. If possible, Principal Steve Harris asks parents to come at the following times based […]

PJHS News Oct. 19

Family fun night setParents and students are invited to visit teachers in their classrooms from 5:30-7 p.m. Tuesdayto try some interesting learning activities. Conferences planned Students completed the first quarter of their school year Friday. Parents may confer with teachers from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Oct. 27 to discuss their children’s grades.

Sept. 27, 1951

“Hey Moms — Want to Park the Kids?” Gambles Funny Book Table ran an ad in the Portales Tribune encouraging parents to leave their children at the store where there were books for their enjoyment while the parents

Cannon airmen pitch in to help Portales Baptist Children’s Home

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By Gabriel Monte, Freedom New Mexico With a handful of staff members including house parents, there aren’t enough people to perform regular maintenance needed on about 12 buildings at the Portales Baptist Children’s Home, according to Program Director Dent McGill. And there certainly isn’t enough time and people to convert a laundry room into a […]

Sept. 4, 1945

Business manager of Vernon Record and the Vernon radio Station, KVWC at Vernon, Texas, W.R. Dixon, was in the area visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.L. Dixon, of Elida and his brother, Buster Dixon, of Portales.

Aug. 24, 2008 Portales Junior High News

School opens smoothly Principal Steve Harris thanks the students and their parents for their help in getting this school year is off to a great start. Each student received a packet of information for them and their parents or guardians. Harris requests parents to sign, and students to return the forms to their first hour […]

City pool undergoing renovations

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By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Parents of young children hoping to escape the heat of the summer will have to wait until next summer to be able to take advantage of an all new baby pool at Portales’ city pool. The complete redesign of the baby pool began about a month ago, and is […]

Dora School News June 8

Summer remediation begins Dora High School students who did not pass a course for 2007-08 are to report to the school library for summer remediation at 8 a.m. Monday. David Bass, Principal, notified parents of these students by mail last week of the upcoming classes, which will allow students the opportunity for credit recovery at […]

2-10-08 PJHS News

Progress reports coming out Veronica Pena, junior high secretary, will print progress reports for all students this week. This is essentially a report card for all classes and shows students and their parents how each child is progressing so far this quarter. Principal Steve Harris states that this allows students the opportunity to get work […]

Parenting holds challenges even for experts

By Helena Rodriguez By virtue of the official title I’ve held since the day my daughter Laura was born, I hereby declare myself an expert in parenting. Anyone who has a child can arguably be an expert in parenting. Even Britney Spears’ mom. Yes, even Lynne Spears. By virtue of our titles, we’re all experts; […]

12-9 PJHS News

Family Fun Night Principal Steve Harris said he appreciates the parents and students who came to the family night Nov. 30. Parents and their children were able to participate in activities relating to students’ classes. MAPS assessment completed Students have completed the second quarter of the MAPS test. Data lets teachers evaluate student growth, strengths, […]

11-28 PJHS news

Students make All-District Honor Choir Choir Director Suzanne Cottrell took 15 students to Artesia Nov. 16 to perform in the All-District Honor Choir. Seventh grade students Lynne McDonald, Audriana Underhill, Monica Vicuna, Megan Sutton, Hannah Christensen, Emily Benavides and Samantha Sawyer joined eighth grade students, Kabrina Abyeta, Grady Beachum, Ryan Doolady, Ashley Holmes, Kim Manquero, […]

Parents on their own often

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By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Almost half the babies born in Curry and Roosevelt counties in 2006 were to unwed mothers and the rates are rising, a state vital statistic report released recently shows. Local numbers are consistent with the state, which currently sits at 51 percent, Donna Bossey with the New Mexico Department […]