Board discusses senior week dilemma

By Martha Frost: QCS staff writer Next year’s Tucumcari High School seniors and their parents showed up in such large numbers at the Tucumcari Public Schools Board of Education meeting Monday that the subject of Senior Week was moved to first on the agenda, according to Trudy Bauler, the school’s business manager. Bauler said senior […]

Four-day school week draws support

By William Thompson A majority of teachers and parents at a public forum on Tuesday were in favor of a four-day week for the Tucumcari public schools. “What we have found (in research) is that with a four-day week, teacher absenteeism is improved 50 percent and student absenteeism is improved 20 percent,” said Rex Maddaford, […]

Teachers should take reins on unruly students

Lynn Moncus: Comments from the Canyons columnist After reading a series of articles about students’ behavior in public schools, I have but one question: Where is Mrs. Babcock? Those of us who were privileged to have her as a teacher at Tucumcari High School know that one such person turned loose in each school and […]

‘Grade A’ students honored

It was a night when Tucumcari school officials honored the “cream of the crop” of middle school and high school students. Parents were on hand as well Friday evening at the Holiday Inn for a banquet in honor of 13 middle school and high school students who made all A’s for the first three nine […]

4-16 Around Town

Dezmon James Pacheco was born April 1, 2005 in Clovis. He weighed 9 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. His parents are Veronica Baca and Joshua Pacheco of Tucumcari. His grand parents are Albert and Christine Pacheco of Tucumcari and Maria Aragon and Michael Baca of Tucumcari. His great-grand parents are Raymond and […]

New program helps with child support

By WIlliam Thompson: Quay County Sun A pilot program offered by the New Mexico Human Services Department will offer assistance to non-custodial parents who are behind in child support payments. Child Support Enforcement Division director Stephanie Gonzales said in a press release that the “Fresh Start” program will help get the non-custodial parent on a […]

Meeting offers parents information about drugs

By William Thomspon: Quay County Sun Parents with concerns about their children’s exposure to drugs, will have an opportunity to learn more about how to spot signs of drug use on Thursday. At some local parents’ requests, Tucumcari High School assistant principal Rex Maddaford invited Cpl. Darrick Shaw of Tucumcari Police to give parents information […]

2123 Police blotter

The following is a sample of calls received by Tucumcari Police during the past several days. According to the reports: Feb. 22 • About 9 a.m. police conducted a search in the 400 block of North College Street. A woman was arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Feb. 21 • About […]

Tucumcari schools discuss four-day week

By William Thompson: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools Superintendent William Reents said school board members have begun research into the possibility of instituting a four-day school week. Reents said board members are reading various articles about the pros and cons of such a change. “We are just in the preliminary stages of discussing the matter,” […]

Parenting classes to begin

William Thompson A series of parenting classes, including nutrition and life skills information, will begin Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. at the Children Youth and Families Department office. Brenda Bishop, of the extension service, said parents will receive a prize for pre-enrollment. The classes are provided by New Mexico State University’s Strengthening Families Initiative. “The […]