Area schools begin mandatory federal testing with mixed feelings

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun It’s testing time again for area public school students: Time to put the books away, take a deep breath and attempt to show education officials in Santa Fe and Washington, D. C. how well students are learning math, science, English and social studies. Students will be taking the Standards […]

City schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by Ernest Dominguez, a […]

Tucumcari schools face lawsuit

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari public schools have been named in a lawsuit alleging officials failed to properly notify Santa Fe Schools of molestation allegations against a former teacher. Santa Fe attorney Patrick Casey said he represents two elementary school students who claim they were molested at a Santa Fe elementary school by […]

DECA to serve hot lunches

DECA students at Tucumcari High School will be serving pizzas, corn dogs and burritos to fellow students beginning in January. The idea sprang from a conversation between DECA advisor Robert Pacheco and school cafeteria supervisor Brenda McDonald. Pacheco, a marketing education instructor, said his DECA students will be serving the hot food daily at lunchtime […]

Mesalands expands programs

On Wednesday, Mesalands Community College President Phillip O. Barry and New Mexico Highlands University President Manny Aragon signed a “memorandum of understanding” which will allow both insititutions to offer coursework on one another’s campuses. According to Barry this will permit Mesalands students to seek four-year and even advanced degrees they were not able to pursue […]

No school for Conchas

TV Hagenah CONCHAS LAKE – At its height it educated 25 students grades kindergarten through sixth grade, but those days are long gone, and because of that, Conchas Elementary School held its last class in May. The school was established over fifty years ago and had as its mission statement to educate the people around […]

Logan school hires principal

Elaine Quarles The Board of Education voted unanimously July 12 to hire Gary Miller as Logan Public School’s new principal for the 2004-05 school year. He will also serve as the girl’s basketball coach. Miller, a graduate of Northwestern Oklahoma and Sul Ross State University, will begin work immediately said Superintendent of Logan Schools Caroline […]

Seven area students to graduate from ENMU

PORTALES – Seven students from the Tucumcari area are graduation candidates at Eastern New Mexico University this spring. The students looking to graduation at ENMU are: Blanca Esthela Banuelas master of education in education; Heather Kristen Buxton, bachelor of science in psychology; Kaylene M. Davis, master of education in education; Brad Stuart Hodges, bachelor of […]

Pacheco named NIE ‘Teacher of the Year’

TV Hagenah Tucumcari High School marketing instructor Antonio Pacheco has been named Freedom Newspapers Teachers of the year for Tucumcari this year according to Bernice Ortega of Freedom Newspapers Clovis office. Ortega, who is in charge of Freedom’s “Newspaper in Education” program said Pacheco was chosen from all the other teachers in the city because […]

Education secretary visits area

William Thompson Dr. Veronica C. Garcia, New Mexico’s Secretary of Education, concluded a whirlwind visit of Quay County Schools Thursday. Garcia visited Logan, San Jon and House schools all within a 24-hour period. Additionally, Garcia met for two hours with Tucumcari’s Superintendent of Schools, Dr. William Reents, Wednesday evening. Reents said he discussed President Bush’s […]