Sumner Lake State Park officials have reopened the east-side boat ramp, according to a news release from New Mexico Department of Game and Fish. The water level at the lake has risen substantially since irrigation season ended Oct. 31, improving conditions for fish and allowing the lake to reopen the ramp, the release said. Also, […]
ASVAB testing scheduled The Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery of tests will be administered to all Dora sophomores on Monday from 8:15 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Testing will be done in the school library.
At Mt. Vernon High School in east Texas, I played football, basketball and track. Since my twin sister outweighed me until I was a 123-pound senior tailback, baseball or soccer would have been better bets — but we had neither as varsity sports. We didn’t have a track either, so track season was primarily for […]
Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico State Parks Division and the Department of Game and Fish have closed Sumner Lake to boating until further notice due to tests indicating the potential presence of Quagga mussel veligers, or larva. Sumner Lake State Park will remain open for camping and other recreational activities. Nearby Santa Rosa, Conchas […]
NMSBA testing ends Students finished the writing and science part of their state-mandated testing last week. They will have MAPS testing later this month. Data from the MAPS tests gives educators and students alike a look at their learning progress through the year. Money raised for cancer research During the week of March 15-19, students […]
According to the Portales News-Tribune, six Portales plumbers passed tests Saturday for licenses under the Plumbing Administration Board. The tests were given in Albuquerque.
By Sharna Johnson: Freedom New Mexico Curry County and New Mexico Department of Health officials are scrambling to trace a Curry County Detention Center inmate’s steps through the facility after he tested positive for tuberculosis July 1. Curry County Manager Lance Pyle said a male former inmate tested positive for infectious tuberculosis after transfer to […]
School year on fast wind-down The last-quarter nine-weeks tests will be Wednesday and Thursday, followed by the second semester tests May 12-13.
By Argen Duncan: PNT senior writer Portales teachers and students have been preparing for state academic proficiency testing, which begins this week. The standardized tests given in third through eighth grade and 11th grade determine whether the schools meet Adequate Yearly Progress standards. “I have high expectations for what our students will do on the […]
Standards tests this week Portales High School will be administering the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (NMSBA) Monday through Friday.
NMSBA testsTuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will find students taking the mandated state tests. When school resumes April 6 after spring break, students will finish the second part of the test. Principal Steve Harris reminds students and parents that it is just as helpful to prepare physically for these tests as students have been preparing mentally.
NMSBA nears Students will begin the language arts and math sections of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment March 24-26. When school resumes after spring break, students will take the science and social studies section April 7-9. Nine-weeks tests Teachers have had students finishing projects and assignments as they begin reviewing for their third-quarter tests […]
A mobile X-ray unit was finishing up its rounds in Portales. At the time, 3,126 chest X-ray tests and 2,412 blood tests were taken. Those who needed new checkups were to be called in again.
Testing all week Principal David Bass has scheduled Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) assessments for grades K-11 this week.The tests measure academic growth over time in math, reading and language usage. Students should come to school each day well-rested and ready to do their best. Sports • Monday — Junior high (boys red & white, […]
Progress reports coming out Veronica Pena, junior high secretary, will print progress reports for all students this week. This is essentially a report card for all classes and shows students and their parents how each child is progressing so far this quarter. Principal Steve Harris states that this allows students the opportunity to get work […]
By Gabriel Monte: Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Public Education Department is remodeling standardized tests for high school students designed to map out their academic lives after graduation. State education officials say the tests will follow the progress of individual students, instead of comparing the progress of an entire class. Portales school officials say […]
Family Fun Night Principal Steve Harris said he appreciates the parents and students who came to the family night Nov. 30. Parents and their children were able to participate in activities relating to students’ classes. MAPS assessment completed Students have completed the second quarter of the MAPS test. Data lets teachers evaluate student growth, strengths, […]
Editorial The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit apparently believes that bureaucracies can and do have power so absolute that they trump the traditional right of free people to control their own bodies and try to protect their own lives. If that’s not the case, it’s difficult to see how the court […]
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 […]
By Marlena Hartz : Freedom Newspapers Cannon Air Force Base is testing its military housing units for asbestos following the discovery of the potentially hazardous material in two unoccupied military houses, according to Cannon spokesperson Capt. Rebecca Garcia. Approximately 30 homes will be tested and test results will be released in June, Garcia said Thursday. […]