Students collect for troops

According to representitives of the seventh grade at Tucumcari Middle School, everyone in Tucumcari is encouraged to bring a number of different items items to the middle school for shipment to American troops in Iraq during the upcoming holidays. Middle School instructor Jodie Linn said the deadline for collecting is Nov.1. She also said seventh […]

Most area schools meet standards

William Thompson Tucumcari Public Schools recently met requirements established by the federal No Child Left Behind Act. That is good news for Tucumcari Middle School which had previously been on probation for failing to meet the standards. Tucumcari students took “Criterion Reference” tests last year which guaged their ability to meet the latest federal standards. […]

Middle school football begins

All middle school football players will meet Thursday, Aug. 12 in the middle school gym at 5:30 p.m. Practice starts Monday, Aug. 16 at 3:30 p.m. All physicals must be taken before players will be allowed to practice. For more information call Coach Encinias at 461-2294 or 487-7613 or Coach Dunlap at 461-9898.

Locals study Oklahoma football

William Thompson Tucumcari Middle School football coaches, Eddie Encinias and Brian Dunlap, took 21 middle school football payers to a football camp in Goodwell, Okla. last month. The seventh and eighth graders learned fundamentals from highly regarded coaches and players from Oklahoma Panhandle State University. Coach Dunlap said the university’s head coach once served as […]

Tucumcari Middle School Students win break

TV Hagenah Even though it was rainy and somewhat cold, eighth graders from Tucumcari Middle School enjoyed standing outside dining on popcorn and soft drinks Friday morning just an hour after school began. The event took place because their class had beaten out all the other classes at the middle school in a competition to […]

FCCLA students excel at districts

TV Hagenah By TV Hagenah Quay County Sun The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America had their district competition on Saturday, March 20 at Melrose High School at which 41 middle and high school students competed in 12 events. In the competition the students compete against a set of standards and are awarded stars […]

FCCLA competes in Melrose

Jody Lamm, a teacher at Tucumcari Middle School, will be taking members of the middle school’s Family, Career and Community Leaders of America club to Melrose today for a district tournament. The students will be competing in a variety of events designed to assess their family and career skills. One group of middle school students […]

Martinez places at spelling bee

TV Hagenah This year Michael Martinez did not make it to the finals in Washington D.C. in spelling, but he got about as close as it is possible to get without actually making it. In the regional spelling bee in Clovis which determined who would move on to the next level in spelling, the National […]

Teachers learn new ways of handling misbehavior

William Thompson Around 60 high school and middle school teachers met at the Tucumcari Convention Center Friday to learn more effective ways to handle misbehavior on the part of students. The day-long workshop was presented by Rick Dahlgren, founder of The Center for Teaching Effectiveness. Dahlgren said the goal of his workshop was to show […]

CAD has students racing in school

TV Hagenah There was a time when students racing toy cars in the halls of a middle school might be considered something other than educational. But at Tucumcari Middle School they might disagree with the more traditional notion since they instigated their Computer Aided Design program more commonly referred to as CAD. “This (creating and […]