Visit with former students a treat

Last week, Sonny Conklin of Muleshoe called to invite his old teacher to have lunch with him and his sister, Kay Conklin Hagler, of Clovis. Of course, this teacher accepted the invitation and had a wonderful time visiting with those two former students who had helped me to begin my teaching career 57 years ago […]

Tucumcari graduates keep in touch

Through the years, we have written about many of our Rattler Alumni and have mentioned that they are proud to be THS graduates. Last Saturday, David H. Stratton, Ph.D. and Class of 1945 THS graduate, took the time to visit for almost an hour from his home in Pullman, Washington. As a Professor Emeritus from […]

Fun and Free for Kids: An elementary school teacher shares his top picks

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Tricia Romano In today’s gadget-centric world, entertaining children can become a costly endeavor. But Todd Bohannon, a Seattle kindergarten and first-grade teacher, has a few tricks up his sleeve for engaging youngsters without spending a hefty chunk of change. Many of his recommendations can be done year-round, but parents might find them especially useful during […]

Easy to be ourselves around other rattlers

One more Rattler Reunion is now a beautiful memory, and plans are under way for next year’s gathering. Trying to choose a favorite reunion is impossible because each one seems more special than the last. Those of us who are proud to call ourselves Rattlers rarely miss an opportunity to meet and greet friends, classmates, […]

Summer learning helps keep children’s minds sharp

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Russell Anglin Clovis Municipal Schools teacher and mother of one, Gwyn Del Toro understands the importance of having her son Matthew hit the books before he starts kindergarten in the fall. She said Matthew has been an active library patron this summer. “He likes the ‘I Spy’ books but then we get a bunch of […]

Agency rules retaliation claim has merit

Russell Anglin The state human rights bureau determined a Tucumcari special education teacher’s retaliation complaint has merit. The bureau issued a determination of probable cause March 31 stating Linda Lambert has sufficient evidence to claim school district officials retaliated against her for complaining of sexual harassment by former school principal David Castillo. Lambert claims she […]

Letter reunites teacher, pupil

Lynn Moncus Earlier this month, a former student sent an e-mail to Quay County Sun in an effort to contact her English teacher. Joyce Vines Fisler did not realize that teacher is totally illiterate in the internet world but hoped someone at the newspaper office would know how to reach me. Fortunately, that e-mail was […]

Teacher uses newspaper as educational tool

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Heather Massey wants her third-grade students to know what’s going on around town. So she uses the Quay County Sun to help teach them. Her efforts have led to her selection as the county’s Newspapers in Education teacher of the year. “The newspapers help the students to stay informed […]

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Your name: Stephanie Schmaedeke Your profession: Before moving to New Mexico I worked as teacher’s assistant for kids with disabilities. Right now I’m temporarily helping out at the Quay County Sun. Your age: 29 Hometown: Westminster, Colo. Your family: Husband- Chris Schmaedeke, 30. No children yet but I’m hoping that will change…Perfect day: I’d start […]

Tucumcari teacher killed in car accident

QCS staff Family, friends and students attended the funeral Tuesday for Kevin Severance, a freshman science teacher at Tucumcari High School. “Severance had only been teaching at Tucumcari High School for one semester,” said Dennis Roch, assistant superintendent. “Even with his short time at Tucumcari schools, Mr. Severance made a significant impact on students and […]