Tucumcari schools review AYP ratings

by Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari Municipal Schools principals and acting superintendent Aaron McKinney are reviewing the district’s Annual Yearly Progress (AYP) report from the New Mexico Public Education Department and awaiting more information. More detailed scores regarding AYP subgroups, such as those defined by ethnicity, and AYP scores for districts will be released […]

School officials aim to meet accreditation standards

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun Tucumcari school officials profess high standards. A group of educational gurus from from North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School improvement help them reach those goals. Tucumcari Superintendent William Reents said the accreditation team will be in town April 18-21 to make sure the elementary and high schools […]

Phi Theta Kappa more than just a fancy name

By Ryn Gargulinski: QCS Mesalands Community College students who belong to the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society do more than just sit around with a fancy title, said new member Jinnah Bates. She said they go out and actively do things, with activities like their upcoming cancer awareness campaign, and the goal of developing leadership […]

Regional spelling bee on Saturday

By Leslie Radford: Freedom Newspapers  Carol Nash has been participating in spelling bees for nearly 50 years. She won the Quay County spelling bee as a San Jon student in 1957. Then when she became a first-grade teacher at now-defunct Eugene Fields School in Clovis, her principal asked her to help out by pronouncing words […]

Schools invite parents to lunch

William Thompson Tucumcari Public School officials are trying to get the word out to parents that the elementary school cafeteria and Mesa cafeteria are inviting parents to dine with their children at lunchtime. Sonia Raftery, executive assistant to the superintendent, said the purpose of inviting parents is two-fold. “We have been looking for ways to […]

Altrusa donates art to elementary school

TV Hagenah The Altrusa organization and Tucumcari Elementary School got together recently and the result was art and literature. Altrusa members Glenda Reid and LInda Donwerth went into the elementary art class of Andrea Hodge Oct. 21, and presented the class with art books to help celebrate Altrusa’s “Make a Difference Day” project. According to […]

School set to begin

TV Hagenah Wednesday, Thursday and Friday saw students across Tucumcari registering for classes at Tucumcari Elementary, Middle and High schools which will begin later in the month. At each of the schools, administrators and counselors who were in charge of the registration said things went well, if a little chaotic at times. “But things always […]

Teachers return to school as students

TV Hagenah Elementary school teachers became students for two days this week as they went back into the classroom Monday and Tuesday not to serve as the mentor, but instead as the mentored. The reason that the desks were turned on the 33 Tucumcari Elementary School teachers was that a new math program is being […]

Earth Day proves hit

TV Hagenah Over 500 Tucumcari Elementary School children took part in Earth Day Thursday at the school district’s “Outdoor Classroom.” The students went to the green expanse just north of the elementary school campus and learned about a variety of outdoor related subjects set up at six different stations spread across the western quarter of […]

Students plant trees to help landscape

TV Hagenah Throughout the day Thursday, Tucumcari Elementary School students filed out of their school and into the “Outdoor Classroom” just north of the elementary school to plant trees to help landscape the classroom. The children were divided up into small groups under the immediate supervision of a high school National Honor Society member and […]