11-11 PJHS News

Basketball season opens Both of the girls “A” teams host Yucca Thursday for the first tip-off of the season. The boys “A” teams head to Clovis to play Yucca on their home court. Action begins at 4 p.m. Progress reports ready Parents may come by the junior high from 5:45-7 p.m. on Tuesday and from […]

Nov. 4 School News

PHS Counselors Portales band competes at Zia The weekend of Oct. 27-28, the 3A Portales High School Marching Band competed in the 30th annual Zia Marching Band Fiesta in Albuquerque. Their score improved five points from last year and they outscored seven 4A bands; Durango, Del Norte, Farmington, Belen, Santa Fe, Goddard, and Santa Teresa. […]

Officials seek safety for trick-or-treaters

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer As night falls and trick-or-treaters begin to make the rounds, area officials are cautioning the public to keep an extra eye out for them. Extra patrols of law enforcement officers will be out during the evening, especially in higher traffic areas, said Portales Police Capt. Lonnie Berry. “They (drivers) […]

Officials look to curb truancy

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Fostering excitement, representatives from the Ninth Judicial District Attorney’s office presented a program at Valencia Elementary School that focused on abolishing chronic truancy. “It’s all about the kids,” said Ben Cross, trial attorney with the district attorney’s office. Also in attendance were members of the Portales Rams sports teams, […]

10-28 PHJS News

Parent meetings planned This week parents and teachers will be meeting to devise a success plan for students who had a low grade on their report cards the first quarter. Counselor Alan Dodd and Assistant Principal Glenda Meeks are facilitating these meetings. Basketball tryouts continue The eighth grade boys basketball coaches are hosting tryouts for […]

Parenting skills can be learned

By Sheryl Borden: Columnist Information on quick projects, seam finishes and making mini albums will be the featured topics on “Creative Living” at noon on Tuesday and at 2 p.m. on Saturday. Evelyn Langston, a designer with Ozark Crafts, will show a quick and easy ice scraper project that can be made in minutes — […]

10-21 PJHS News

Parent/teacher conferences set School employees begin welcoming parents Monday at 11 a.m. to pick up student report cards and visit about progress in classes. The faculty will have a lunch break from 2-3 p.m. and be back in their classes until 6 p.m. Principal Steve Harris suggests that, if possible, parents try to come on […]

Library Books

The Bone Garden by Tess Gerritsen. Julia Hamill has made a horrifying discovery on the grounds of her new home in rural Massachusetts: a skull buried in the soil — human, female, and according to the trained eye of Boston medical examiner, Maura Isle, scarred with the unmistakable marks of murder. But whoever this nameless […]

Rodeo a family affair

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By Mickey Winfield: Freedom Newspapers Rodeo is a family affair for Lovington native and current Zia Raelyn Gardner. Both of Raelyn’s parents participated in the sport, and both did so at Eastern New Mexico University. During her time at ENMU, Raelyn’s mom attended the College National Finals twice, and her dad also made the event. […]

9-23 PJHS News

Campaigns begin Students running for student council office and their campaign managers have filled the halls with posters and decorated their friends with “vote for me” buttons, banners, and even T-shirts. Students cast their ballots for co-officers after listening to candidates speeches Friday morning. Tutoring available Principal Steve Harris says he is happy that Portales […]

9-23 Dora School News

Athletic schedule Thursday — Dora volleyball hosts House at 5 p.m. Friday — Dora varsity volleyball tournament at Portales; Dora football at Tatum (junior high 4 p.m., varsity 7 p.m.) Progress reports coming out Now that Elida schools have completed week six of the first nine-week grading period, teachers will be handing out progress reports […]

Sept. 16 School News

PJHS News PowerSchool access available Parents may check their children’s grades from any computer connected to the Internet by typing www.portalesschools.com and clicking on PowerSchool for parents. They will need a new user name and password since the system was recently updated. Parents may get those by coming to the junior high or technology department […]

Sept. 9 Births

Harwell David and Jaclyn Harwell of Las Cruces are the parents of a 6 pound, 15 ounce boy, Camden Reed Harwell, born July 31, 2007 at Mountainview Hospital in Las Cruces. Grandparents are Johnny and Sabrina Johnson and Jess and Judy Harwell, all of Portales. Great-grandparents are Kenneth and Nancy Williams of Portales, Samja Harwell […]

Tradition meets parental discretion

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Here’s the dilemma: I envision a nice dinner and dance on commencement night for my daughter and niece who graduate from Portales High School in May. My daughter envisions a night of going to other people’s parties. High school graduation may seem far away, but it’s not, and already, I […]

Steiner Elementary delays start by one week

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor First-graders at Steiner Elementary School got a week’s reprieve from hitting the books as classes will be delayed for a week due to roofing work, according to a press release from Portales Municipal Schools. Instead of beginning classes today as planned, Steiner will start Monday, according to the release. […]

School days

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Wednesday not only marked the beginning of the month, but the beginning of back-to-school training for 11-year-old Christian Smith of Portales. That means no more late movie nights and lights out at 8:30 p.m. With only a little more than a week before area school bells ring, school counselors and […]

Fight video troubling Clovis police, schools

By Sharna Johnson, Freedom Newspapers A fight between two Clovis teens in May that was filmed and posted online to MySpace has law enforcement and school officials concerned. However, posting such a video is not against the law or school rules. “This is the first time I’ve heard of it (in Clovis), but I’ve seen […]

May 13, 2007 Portales Junior High News

GEAR-UP meeting Parents of seventh grade students are invited to a special meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the junior high gym. The GEAR-UP program provides allows students and their parents to learn about many educational opportunities. Additionally, the program assists students in organizing and provides tutoring where needed. Final tests done Students completed their […]

Kindergarten enrollment fair starts Monday at Brown

PNT Staff Report Early registrations for kindergarten as well as an expanded state health care coverage plan for children will begin Monday at Brown Early Childhood Center in Portales. The enrollment fair will be held from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday at the school, located at 520 W. Fifth St. Screening of […]

Portales sees need for rehab

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Working together and not giving up on youth and those in the grasp of illegal drugs was the focus of a community forum Tuesday evening at Portales city hall. Among the highest concerns expressed by the public during the forum was the lack of rehabilitation options available in the […]