Mesalands officials hoping for funds from state’s Higher Education Department

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Thomas Garcia New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson recommended $1.25 million in capital funds from the New Mexico Higher Education Department for Mesalands Community College, college officials said. Mesalands board of trustees was informed Tuesday night at its regular meeting that the college had received two separate recommendations from Richardson. The recommendations made were for $750,000 […]

Her mission is to teach

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Chelle Delaney Kids fit her mission.Connie Falls is opening a small Christian early education center for preschoolers in the old St. Michael’s Misson church building. It’s called the Mission Preschool and is at Jackson and Aber streets.Its mission statement, as Falls reads, is “to provide a Christ-centered non-denominational” center where children will learn about Jesus […]

Roch tapped for national panel

By QCS Staff Roch will be on a national panel for No Child Left Behind Act reforms The National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) announced that Dennis Roch, a member of the New Mexico Public Education Commission, has been named to serve on the association’s Governmental Affairs Committee (GAC), according to a press […]

New interim super at House brings legacy of experience

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun House school system’s new interim superintendent, Donna McGee, recently took the position. McGee said she was contacted by a member of the House School board to join the administrative staff. She replaces superintendent Art Brokenbek who resigned to take a position with a school in Texas. Here is a […]

AYP announcement delayed

Secretary of Education Veronica C. Garcia postponed Wednesday’s AYP announcement to allow for more time to get accurate information about the results to school districts before the start of school, according to a department press release. The Public Education Department has until Aug. 5 to report AYP results. “While I am comfortable with the quality […]

Penny S. Wilson

Services: 3 p.m. today at Washington Avenue Christian Church in Amarillo, Texas. Penny S. Wilson, 50, died Thursday, July 26, 2007, in Amarillo. Mrs. Wilson was born Aug. 28, 1956 in Branson, Miss. to Ray and Lucille Salter. She married Carl Wilson on July 3, 1981 in Amarillo. She earned a bachelor’s degree in education […]

Two Pre-K programs tagged for funds

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Two schools in Quay County will receive a portion of a $14 million dollar Pre-K Expansion Fund, according to a press release from Gov. Bill Richardson. The schools are in Logan and San Jon. “We are happy to receive the funds to continue with early childhood development,” said Logan […]

NIE Teacher of the year

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By Diane Trujillo Being the recipient of the NIE teacher of the year award is a symbol to me that despite the difficulty of teaching, reaching kids, and developing more innovative instructional strategies – I have done something right. Reading is the key to success for all children despite diversity, ability, or disability, reading is […]

02-03-2007: Around Town

Graduation day… Irene Quintana Triviz, daughter of Angel and Dolores Quintana of Tucumcari, graduated Dec. 15, 2006 from the University of New Mexico with a bachelor’s degree in psychology. She took a minor in business management. She is currently working in Albuquerque. Dolores Quintana said, “We are very proud of her. She made it.” Giving […]

Brake is first complete new MCC program

Special to QCS Leonard Brake, an officer with the Department of Public Safety and Motor Transportation Division of the New Mexico State Police, has become a first at Mesalands Community College (MCC). Brake completed the Public Administration-Law Enforcement program at MCC in December and will be the first to receive an Associate of Applied Science […]