Immigrant rally held in Clovis

By Tonya Fennell: Freedom Newspapers Dressed in white to symbolize peace and carrying colorful signs — including one that read “No human is illegal. Racism is illegal” — more than 100 area residents marched Tuesday in support of immigration rights. The march was a repeat of last year’s event held at the height of the […]

New school super for San Jon

By Chelle Delaney: QCS Staff Gary Salazar, a former principal of Tucumcari High School, will become on Jan. 3, the new superintendent of San Jon Schools, said Bill Coker, interim superintendent of San Jon. There are about 150 students in grades pre-K through 12. Salazar is currently the principal at Capitan High School. Salazar is […]

School passes information through Internet

By Ryn Gargulinski: Quay County Sun With nearly a century’s worth of experience in education sitting at one table, Tucumcari school officials held an informational meeting Feb. 2 to pass that information along to area parents. Schools Superintendent William Reents was joined by principals Susan Montoya from the high school; Roberta Segura from the middle […]

High school principal resigns

William Thompson:Quay County Sun Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar submitted a letter of resignation March 1 to Tucumcari Schools. An employee of the school district for 13 years, Salazar said his duties as principal will end three weeks after the 2004-2005 school year ends. “I’m not going to grind any axes,” Salazar said. “I […]

High School gets bomb threat

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By William Thompson: Quay County Sun A bomb threat forced students to evacuate Tucumcari High School for about 90 minutes on Tuesday, but no bomb was found and students were back in class by 11:45 a.m. Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar made the decision to evacuate students and staff about 10:15 a.m. Tuesday after […]

School officials stand behind suspension policy

By William Thompson The father of a Tucumcari High School student-athlete said last week he wants school officials to change their suspension policy for drug and alcohol violations. Ben White believes the season-long suspension for first-time offenders is too harsh. But school officials said they continue to support the policy that’s been in effect since […]

Homecoming goes well

TV Hagenah According to the administrators at Tucumcari High School, all in all, 2004’s homecoming was a success. “I think everything went very well,” said Tucumcari High School Principal Gary Salazar of the five days that were homecoming 2004. “I think I can safely say it went surprisingly smoothly. Assistant High School Principal Rex Maddaford […]

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 […]

Anti-bullying guidelines released in area

William Thompson The University of Colorado Anti-Bullying Project released information recently for parents and teachers designed to help them recognize bullying behavior in students and Tucumcari educators are taking note. According to the report, warning signs that a child may be suffering the effects of bullying include poor attendance, loss of appetite and poor sleeping […]