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.