8/24 Education Update

Area school board meetings this month were brief but beneficial to students and school spirit, according to school officials.

The Logan Longhorns will be restarting their band program after almost two decades of no live music during games and other school activities, according to Connie Jackson, administrative secretary at the school.

Jackson said the new band instructor, Andrea Rinestine, was awarded a grant for instruments and uniforms, on behalf of the Logan Longhorn Band, from the McMullen Foundation on Monday during seventh period.

San Jon Administrative Secretary Stacey Wooten reported that the San Jon School Board donated $500 to the Buyers Club at the Quay County Fair for San Jon students who showed animals last weekend and were participating in the Quay County Junior Livestock Auction.

Superintendent at House Schools, Art Brokenbek, said the House elementary, middle school and high school were rated as adequate by No Child Left Behind standards.

At the Tucumcari School Board retreat, topics of discussion included facility usage and talk of a future new facility for the school, according to Aaron McKinney, assistant to the superintendent. He said other items discussed at the retreat were the four-day week update, the No Child Left Behind program, drug testing, senior week, and the girls softball team. The cafeteria and food purchasing this year will be handled by Summit, McKinney said.

Education update is compiled by QCS staff writer Martha Frost. To contribute school information, contact Frost at 461-1952 or martha_frost@link.freedom.com.