Graduation a family affair for Smalls

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By Kevin Wilson Eastern New Mexico University President Steven Gamble summed up the graduation in way that you’d expect. “I think every one of our graduates has a unique and interesting story of how they arrived here today,” Gamble said in his closing statements. Though he meant all of the 220 receiving degrees from the […]

Teacher/student bonds always last

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist One of the many blessings in my life comes from former students. Teaching for 31 years left me with happy memories. A special bond between teacher and student lasts forever. Such was the case the other day when a Lt. Colonel walked up to me in a restaurant. “Aren’t […]

Former teacher has hearing in Dora

By Kevin Wilson DORA — A public hearing was held Thursday to determine whether a Dora High School teacher was properly discharged after a former teacher returned from a military committment. The hearing took place at the DHS auditorium. No decision was made Thursday and the board has 20 days to announce a decision in […]

Oct. 10 Elida School News

Elida Elementary and Elida High School will host a parent-teacher conference on Friday from 1-4 p.m. All parents and legal guardians of students at Elida are encouraged to come interact with teachers to be informed about the progress of their children’s school work.  The elementary PTO will be sponsoring their annual Fall Festival on Saturday. […]

Children are just on loan

By Joan Clayton: PNT Religion Columnist Home Tours bring memories of our house tour when the boys were small. Emmitt had just built our first house and we had three little boys, Mark 6, Lance 4 and Lane 3 months. We all felt honored when asked to have our home included on the tour. The […]

Sept. 12 Floyd School News

By Jennifer Essary Upcoming Events • The next School Board meeting will be Monday at 7pm. • Please note the following change in the schedule: Parent/Teacher conferences have been changed from Friday to Thursday. Students will not come to school on Thursday. Parent/Teacher conferences will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Thursday. Athletics Football: Friday, […]

Aug. 29 Portales Junior High News

By Billie Dixon Great Beginnings Principal Steve Harris reports that the junior high has gotten off to a great start this year. Along with welcoming new students and the seventh grade class, he welcomes Mark Poynor, reading teacher; Eva Deen Stephens, family and consumer science teacher, Amy Dornblaser, cheerleading coach; Vicki Gonzales, special student services […]

Teacher reinstated by Portales High School

By Tony Parra A Portales High School teacher fired on May 6 was reinstated by Portales Schools Superintendent James Holloway on Tuesday morning. The decision came 13 days after Kay Jilek presented her case to the school board at a meeting. She told the board she was not given a reason for her termination by […]

Teacher questions dismissal

By Tony Parra Portales school board members met Tuesday to discuss the budget and bid concerns, but those issues took a back seat to discussion of the termination of a long-time Portales school teacher. Kay Jilek, a teacher with Portales schools for 25 years, told the school board Monday she was given no reason for […]

James teacher earns Wal-Mart honor

By Tony Parra The School Board Members recognized Joeli Cathey as the Portales Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year during the school board meeting on Monday. Cathey said she has been teaching for three years for James Elementary and in her first year teaching she split time working for James Elementary and the junior high. Cathey […]