Getting to know: Retired teacher spends time volunteering

Isabel Zupanciz is a former Portales Municipal Schools employee who worked most of her 31 years in the system as a first-grade teacher and an elementary school counselor. Since retiring in 2002, Zupanciz has stayed busy volunteering for an array of local groups — including Habitat For Humanity, Parents Reaching Out, Ready To Learn, Meals […]

My idea of a must-see TV network

By Kevin Wilson: FNM columnist Our eighth-grade honors English teacher had us do a daily writing. She read the papers, but never graded them. She wanted us to write to learn more about ourselves and be better writers. It was there I dreamed of a TV job and wrote, “I’ll someday own a television network, […]

Many lessons to be learned from students

By Joan Clayton: PNT columnist I still have tears at the beginning of school and the ending each May. A teacher and student have a bond neither can forget. My students will always be my “babies.” With another school year ending, I am reminded of the many blessings I have received from my teaching career. […]

Feb. 24, 1947

Miss Olive C. Berry, graduate of Teacher’s College at Columbia University, gave

Teacher’s group plans program

PNT Staff Report Local members of the Phi Chapter of the Delta Kappa Gamma Society International, a teacher organization, is preparing for the Theta State president’s visit at 5:15 p.m. Monday at the Portales High School. Theta State President Nadyne Gartman visits each chapter during her two-year term. Her visit will include information about scholarships, […]

Retired teacher named new Portales city councilor

By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Antonio Salguero, a cancer survivor and retired teacher, is the newest member of the Portales City Council. Salguero was sworn in Friday, replacing Jake Lopez, who resigned after winning a seat on the Roosevelt County Commission. “This is my chance, provided my health doesn’t go out or anything like […]

Dec. 21, 1960

Visiting teacher Floy Wood announced that

Local Briefs Dec. 5

ENMU hosting teacher job fair Eastern New Mexico University’s education department will host a teacher job fair Tuesday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Greyhound Arena. The public, as well as ENMU alumni and students, are invited. Participants should bring their resumes and dress professionally to interview with prospective employers from 20 school districts. […]

ENMU Faculty/Alumni Briefs

Dale Streeter, assistant professor of history, presented a paper Oct. 3 at the annual meeting of the Texas Medieval Association in Lubbock. His paper was titled “Durand de St. Porcain’s Brief Episcopate at Limoux: Conflict or Convenience.” Michael F. Shaughnessy has recently been asked to serve as a reviewer for the South African Journal of […]

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 […]