It’s a privilege to share education

By Lynn Moncus Although I rarely make much noise about my life as a teacher, I have never quit missing the classroom and the wonderful students I was privileged to have during those 34 years. I was very fortunate to become a teacher while ours was still a proud profession and while we still had […]

Voters approve education bond

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers Higher education officials in eastern New Mexico expressed gratitude Tuesday for voters in the General Election who approved millions of dollars for higher education in the region. With 70 percent of precincts reporting, unofficial election results showed 55 percent of New Mexico voters gave their approval of General Obligation Bond […]

Bond OK would fund building

Special to the QCS Special to the QCS If approved by voters, Mesalands Community College is slated to receive $1,500,000 under the General Obligation Bond for Education, also known as Bond B. The bond issue is placed on the ballot by the New Mexico State Legislature every two years. The 2006 cycle proposes allocating nearly […]

Colleges look closely at their budgets

By Marlena Hartz: Freedom Newspapers CLOVIS — Colleges and universities in New Mexico that experienced drops in enrollment may not be penalized, according to New Mexico Higher Education Department Secretary Beverlee McClure. The Department is considering a provision that would shelter college and university budgets for one year, according to higher education officials who met […]

Spotlight: A look at the San Jon varsity

By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Coach: Tonya Davis Education: Eastern New Mexico University, 1993. Bachelor’s degree in elementary and special education and aminor in health/physical education. Years Coaching: 13 years of coaching: Tucumcari 1993-1997, Logan 1997-1998, Hart, Texas 1999-2006 and San Jon 2006-2007. Expectations this season: “To win district,” said Davis. Team focus: Working […]

Tucumcari’s schools don’t make AYP grade

By Chelle Delaney The failure of Tucumcari’s Middle School to make a passing grade on its Adequate Yearly Progress, or AYP, report from the New Mexico Public Education Department has led to a no-pass grade for the Tucumcari schools district. This is the third year in a row that the district has failed to make […]

Seniors say goodbye at graduation

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By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun The pair of cooling fans by the doors of Rattler Gym did wonders for the crowd as scorching heat pushed into Friday evening’s Tucumcari High graduation, but it wasn’t much help to graduating seniors who tried to keep their caps, sashes and gowns presentable when they walked by the […]

MCC program sets standard

Special to the QCS General Education Development (GED) has become an important part of the services provided by Mesalands Community College. And the program at Mesalands has become a model for all other institutions in New Mexico to follow. New Mexico Adult Education Association (NMAEA) has bestowed its highest honors upon Mesalands Community College for […]

Jones aims to give back as teacher

By Kevin Wilson: Quay County Sun Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of stories about graduating seniors from high schools within Quay County. In a 1997 song named after the respective color, Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler professed that pink was “love at first sight” and “like red but not quite.” In […]

MCC has pairs graduate

Special to the QCS Graduation ceremonies at Mesalands Community College class of 2006 could be designated as definitely out of the ordinary. Not only was it the largest ever (76 graduates), but it was the first ceremony where several of the graduates could be classified as being “pairs.” In the graduating class there was a […]