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 […]

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. […]

August 14, 1960

• Twenty-five Roosevelt County 4-H club members and four adults returned home from the annual encampment at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces. • Four homemaking teachers from Roosevelt County attended the state meeting of Home Economics Teachers on the campus of New Mexico State University. • Lit’l pal Jeans were on sale for […]

Learning laptop lessons

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Reporter A program that provided a laptop computer to every seventh-grader at Portales Junior High School last year was a big success according to teachers and administrators. The school is looking forward to expansion of the program this year. According to principal Steve Harris, returning eighth-graders will be re-issued laptops […]

Getting in gear

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer Administrators, teachers and support staff at area schools are gearing up to welcome students back to class next week. “We’re looking forward to a great year,” Lindsey Middle School Principal Rick Segovia said. A new music teacher at Lindsey will teach choir and a beginning guitar class, Segovia said. […]

Scores don’t determine school’s abilities

By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor We have a report card on our school systems called Adequate Yearly Progress behind us. Unfortunately, few people outside the education system know what it means. They just see “fail” marks. AYP, as it’s known, is the state’s annual assessment results of the federal No Child Left Behind Act. […]

Teachers speak of bittersweet end to school year

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers With school ending, and teachers breathing a sigh of relief, the Portales News-Tribune took a few moments to ask area teachers about the past school year, as they prepared for a well-earned summer break. Sally Smith Third Grade Teacher James Elementary Q. What was the high point of your year? […]

Six Portales students head to nationals

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By Casey Peacock: PNT Staff Writer The Portales High School chapter of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America have accomplished another milestone during the past year. In April, FCCLA teacher Debbie Stenstrom traveled to Albuquerque with a group of six students, to compete in the state contest. During the competition, all of the students […]

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 […]

May 13, 1960

• Roosevelt County school teachers were to receive a $200 a year increase in salaries. • An approved Quarter Horse show would be held in conjunction with the 1960 Roosevelt County Fair. According to fair board members, the show would be approved by the National Quarter Horse Association.

Parents who miss teacher conferences are not criminals

Editorial It had to happen. Now there’s a politician who wants to get the law-making process involved in the delicate business of teacher-parent relations. Rep. Wayne Smith, a Republican from Baytown, Texas, has filed a bill that would allow a $500 fine to be levied on parents who miss a meeting with their child’s teacher. […]

History shouldn’t be optional subject

By Kevin Wilson: Freedom Newspapers While I was on a dinner break last week, I went to a fast-food restaurant for a quick bite. While in line, I heard a teenager behind me sitting and joking with his friends. The teenager was not willing to trade seats with another friend. He said with laugh, “I’m […]

Dendahl seeking governor’s post

Compiled by Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers John Dendahl is the Republican candidate for New Mexico governor. He is running against incumbent Gov. Bill Richardson, D-N.M. Biography: Dendahl is a fourth-generation Santa Fean. He is married and has five daughters. He and his wife, Jackie, have nine grandchildren. He is a graduate of Sante Fe’s public […]

Speaker says ‘moral intelligence’ vital to youth

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By Karl Terry: PNT Managing Editor Michelle Borba said she tells parents, teachers and community leaders she doesn’t care what they stand for as long as they stand for something. The internationally recognized educational consultant pounded that and other concepts home to teachers and community members Friday in what she calls building moral intelligence in […]

Brown Early Childhood to have more space for expected higher enrollment

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Best-selling author Robert Fulghum says, “All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten” and at L.L. Brown Early Childhood Center in Portales, there will be more room for learning during this critical stage. When pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students begin filling the halls on Aug. 21, there will be […]

Lindsey to prepare middle-schoolers for world of responsibility

By Helena Rodriguez: Freedom Newspapers Sixth-graders will enter a world of more independence as they begin at Lindsey Middle School on Tuesday, but with that independence will also come responsibility and accountability. Lindsey Middle School Principal Rick Segovia said, “Middle schoolers are at that age where they can keep up with their homework in the […]

Schools receive $1 million grant

By Bryant Million: PNT Staff Writer Portales municipal school district will receive $1 million over the next three years to provide in-depth training in American history to 75 elementary and secondary teachers. The school district will use the grant to partner with Eastern New Mexico University’s Department of History, Humanities and Social Sciences and other […]

Education hopefuls test waters at ENMU teacher fair

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By Tony Parra: PNT Staff Writer Those searching for a career in teaching and those looking for teachers said they benefited from attending the teacher fair at Eastern New Mexico University Tuesday. Students said the ENMU teacher fair helped future teachers get an idea of what’s available for new teachers in New Mexico and Texas. […]

Portales school officials unhappy with governor’s veto on salaries

William P. Thompson Gov. Bill Richardson recently vetoed $6.3 million in funding to the state’s three-tiered licensure system for teachers, and now the Portales school district will have to make adjustments in its budget to come up with $300,000 to $400,000. Debbie Zurzolo, business manager for Portales schools, said she doesn’t know yet what will […]

Committee recommends large education budget increas

By Barry Massey SANTA FE — Teachers and other public school employees would be in line for 6 percent salary increases next year under budget recommendations approved by the House Education Committee. State spending on schools, the Education Department and other educational programs would increase by 10.7 percent, or almost $228 million, under the committee’s […]