Teachers finding place for iPads in classroom

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Christina Calloway Special needs students at Valencia Elementary School are enhancing their learning experience in the classroom with the use of iPads. Julie Maloney-Pena’s small class of three received two iPads in October from the school district and Pena says her students have progressed in their learning and social skills since using them. “It’s been […]

Letters to Santa

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The following letters to Santa Claus are from area children given to Freedom New Mexico by teachers and the post office.

Dora news — Oct. 25

Parent teacher conferences scheduled School will not be in session for students today because of parent/teacher conferences. The school will be open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. tonight for parents to meet with teachers. Hamburgers and hot dogs will be available throughout the day for parents to enjoy as they arrive. All parents are […]

Legislator named to task force

PNT staff report Rep. Dennis Roch, R-Texico, has been appointed to the New Mexico Effective Teaching Task Force, according to a release from Gov. Susana Martinez. Roch, the assistant superintendent at Texico Schools, serves on the House Education Committee. The 12-member task force was created through an executive order by Martinez to develop and propose […]

Teachers should do bargaining in public

Freedom New Mexico At a time when the privilege of collective bargaining is jeopardized for public employees, a Colorado Springs school district has negotiated its master agreement with the teachers union in meetings closed to the public. That takes chutzpah. When called on it last week, board members came to their senses and voted 5-2 […]

Martinez promotes education during ENMU visit

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Argen Duncan An earned education can never be taken away, Dona Ana County District Attorney Susana Martinez said during a speech about her life Monday at Eastern New Mexico University. Martinez, the Republican candidate for governor in the upcoming general election, was a speaker in conjunction with Hispanic Heritage Month at the Campus Union Building. […]

Portales past: Sept. 23, 1960

Portales-News-Tribune: The L.L. Brown chapter of Future Teachers of America held its first meeting of the year in the room of Miss Gilbert. There were 80 students present.

My turn: Teachers stil memorable

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I’ve had my share of good and bad teachers. I was so shy as a child that connections came in small, random ways. I was not the teacher’s pet bringing apples. It was the small things, like in third grade, when Mrs. Lee pulled me into the hallway one morning, concerned because I arrived on […]

Prom plans in works

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By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer A little Hollywood and a lot of dancing are headed this way Saturday with the Portales High School prom. Students, teachers and parents have been decorating the high school cafeteria since Monday. The theme is “Vintage Hollywood.” “Prom and Maypole are the only times a girl gets to be […]

Officials say exercise enhances learning

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By Linda Long: PNT correspondent Jumping jacks met geography Monday. Approximately 70 physical education teachers from around the state participated in a special exercise workshop hosted by Eastern New Mexico University Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education Matthew Martin. Martin wanted to demonstrate that exercise enhances learning in spelling, math, science, reading, and any […]

Portales Past: March 21, 1945

March 21, 1945: Portales school teachers knocked on doors across town in search of school census information. “Every unmarried person between the age of 5 and 18 needs to be counted,” The Portales Daily News reported.

No break for school teachers

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By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico While the students head out to play during the winter break, it is business as usual for area high school teachers. When the last bell sounds, high school students have a few weeks to leave behind the books and homework. But for area teachers, the winter break is a […]

Official: Speech viewing up to teachers

By Argen Duncan: PNT Senior Writer

April 19, 2009 Dora school news

Report cards out Monday Teachers will issue Progress Reports for students to take home Monday. The reports will reflect students’ academic progress so far during the fourth nine-week grading period. Sports • Tuesday – Baseball at Floyd, 3 p.m./5:30 p.m.; Junior High EPAC Track • Thursday – Varsity EPAC Track at Fort Sumner • Friday […]

March 15, 2009 Portales junior high news

Track Season Opens The work students have been doing to get ready for track and field events should pay off Thursday when they face their first competition in Texico. Coaches have had their team members practicing various events, and students report that each event works different muscles. Family Learning Event Teachers welcome students and their […]

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.

Schools ready to open Monday

By Mickey Winfield, PNT Staff Writer As another school year looms for Portales Municipal Schools, students and teachers seem ready, and most Portales area schools hosted open house on Friday. School starts Monday for grades 2-12. “Today was open house and I got to meet a lot of my students and their parents,” Valencia fifth […]

School helps classmate’s family recover from fire

Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer The teachers, staff and students of Lindsey Middle School reached out to help a fellow student after a fire destroyed his family’s home, according to the school’s principal. On May 5 the Portales Fire Department responded to a report of a fire at 1609 South Ave. I, the home of […]

Teachers, administrators mapping new curriculum

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By Thomas Garcia, PNT Staff Writer The Portales Public School’s faculty and staff are developing a language arts curriculum map in a week-long workshop. “It has been a lot of hard work and we hope that we are creating a useful document for other teachers to use,” said Susan Brown, fifth grade teacher. This has […]

Chorale director is winner of Golden Apple Award

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By Helena Rodriguez, Freedom Newspapers Caught by surprise on Wednesday and left completely speechless and teary-eyed, Portales High School chorale director, Franklin Smith, was named a Golden Apple Award recipient.