Aug. 10, 2008 PHS Counselors

School begins Aug. 15 School begins at Portales High School on Aug. 15 for all 9–12 grade students. All students new to PHS as well as incoming freshmen will have an orientation assembly at 6 p.m. on Aug. 14 in the PHS Performing Arts Center. This meeting is designed to provide students and parents with […]

PHS athletes to compete as all-stars

By Eric Butler: PNT Correspondent Portales High’s football players could be at a major disadvantage when it comes to one area of the Class 3A North/South All-Star game: Not enough decals with which to barter. When the best seniors of last season trade blows on the gridiron this Saturday, teammates on both squads generally pass […]

Summer school not in session at PHS

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer For the past several years, Portales High School students who fail to collect necessary credits in a given school year didn’t go to summer school — instead, they participate in a different type of credit recovery program. Instead of coming back to school over the summer to make up […]

PHS graduate races to championship

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By Thomas Garcia: PNT staff writer A former Portales resident rode her way to a championship at the Better Barrel Races World Finals in April. Angie (Welch) Grand Pre placed first in the 1D division at the finals held in Oklahoma City. “I have competed in the past in this event and done OK,” Grand […]

Dual credit expanded between PHS and ENMU

By Mickey Winfield: PNT Staff Writer Portales Municipal School District and Eastern New Mexico University are teaming up to extend and expand higher education opportunities for Portales High School students through a dual credit agreement. The deal was struck earlier this month at a meeting between PMSD officials and Steven Gamble, ENMU president, and was […]

PHS News May 11, 2008

PHS 2008 Maypole scheduledThe 2008 Portales High School Winding of the Maypole will be held on at 8 p.m. Tuesday in the PHS Ram Athletic Center. Dress Rehearsal will be held on at 6 and 8 p.m. Monday in the RAC. PHS commencement set for Friday nightThe 2008 Portales High School Graduation Ceremonies will be […]

PHS speech team headed to nationals

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Christian Townsend is learning the art of “polite” persuasion by watching C-SPAN and the technicalities of structuring a powerful deliverance by studying Martin Luther King Jr’s famous, “I Have a Dream” speech. Townsend is one of four Portales High School students who have qualified to compete in the National […]

PHS holds first prom, Maypole dress exchange

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer Maypole has been a proud tradition at Portales High School for 79 years. But what to do with those pastel-colored, “Gone With the Wind” style dresses which just hang in the closet after the winding? And what to do with those glitzy prom dresses that also only get worn […]

The Sound of Music opens at PHS

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By Helena Rodriguez, PNT Staff Writer For Kyle Gainey, the hardest part in playing a lead character in this weekend’s production of “The Sound of Music” was having to shave his beard. For this normally laid-back Portales High School senior who is the playing the role of Captain Georg von Trapp, a retired Austrian Naval […]

PHS choir is runner-up in state competition

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By Karl Terry, PNT Managing Editor A state-wide choir competition had never been held in New Mexico until this year. Portales High School’s choir took advantage of the chance to compete and came away as the runner-up in Class 3A.

Local Events Calendar

Wednesday N.M. Ag Expo — 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Roosevelt County Fairgrounds Thursday Habitat Town Meeting — 7 p.m. Memorial Building, 359-1344 Friday Altrusa Spaghetti Dinner — 4:30-7:30 p.m., PHS Cafeteria Saturday Pray for Earth — 1-4 p.m. Rotary Park, Portales Tuesday Roosevelt County Commissioners — 9 a.m., Commissioners room, courthouse Portales City Council […]

Hot supper, cool bowl

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By Karl Terry, PNT managing editor Some like it hot — others just like it tasty. Either way, members of the Portales High School Art Club plan to have chili-lovers’ tastes covered at the fifth annual Chili Cookoff Feb. 22 at Portales High School Cafeteria. The event started as a way for art students to […]

2-10-08 PHS Counselors

There were 21 participants in the Southeast New Mexico Music Educators Associations Solo & Ensemble the weekend of Feb. 2-3. Of those, 16 students earned a Superior rating and five earned an Excellent rating. The participants were Amanda Rutland, Kim Hilliard, Ryan Wood, Seth Christensen, Keisha Christensen, Sawyer May, James Golden, Walker Partin, Timothy Brooks, […]

12-9-07 Local briefs

Domenici staffer in Portales Staff members from U.S. Sen. Pete Domenici’s office will be at the Portales Public Library from 10-11 a.m. Thursday, according to a press release. The release said that anyone experiencing difficulty with a federal agency who would like Domenici’s assistance is welcome to visit with staff members. Staff will also be […]

Local schools to begin holiday concert series

PNT Staff Report Portales Municipal Schools begins its annual series of holiday concerts this week with a twist. According to Portales High School choir director and district fine arts coordinator Franklin Smith, this year’s concerts will include a promotion to provide prepaid phone cards for U.S. troops overseas. Smith said he became aware of how […]

11-11 PHS Counselors News

Debate team holds tourney The Portales High School Speech and Debate Team hosted its second annual speech and debate tournament at PHS Nov. 2-3. The theme for this year’s contest was “Arctic in the Desert.” Six teams from around the state attended: Eldorado, Highland, Rio Grande, and Valley High Schools from Albuquerque, Los Alamos High […]

Oct. 14 School News

PHS Counselors PSAT exams this week Portales High School sophomores will take the PSAT exam on Wednesday, in the PHS cafeteria. The PSAT is the practice exam to the SAT college entrance exam. The PSAT is designed to prepare high school sophomores for the SAT they will take later as juniors and seniors. The PSAT […]

High school earns passing marks on AYP

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor The Portales Municipal School District learned early this week that Portales High School has made Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) despite initial reports last week that showed the school failing. According to Priscilla Hernandez, director of instruction at Portales Schools, the New Mexico Public Education Department informed the district in […]

Sievers set to restart boys and girls soccer

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By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer Speaking out for the last year about the need for a Portales High School soccer program, Traci Sievers could not have imagined that she, herself, would be coaching not only the Lady Ram soccer team, but also the boys. Sievers was hired to coach the Portales girls soccer team […]

PHS presents operetta

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Its roots may be in a Bible story, but the musical is all about realizing dreams in any time period, according to members of the cast of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” The operetta, written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice in 1965 and popularized in the […]