House FFA places in state competitions

Blake Moon House Schools has, once again, come back to proud teachers and parents this year from the state and Roswell fairs! On Sept. 10, students from around the state packed their gear and animals and left for Albuquerque. House had only a few go to the State Fair this year including Quay Hampton, Trenton [...]

Standards of grammar should be maintained

Lynn Moncus While reading a review of a new book about English grammar, I was taken back to the years during which grammar was stressed throughout our school years. We were corrected by all our teachers, whether or not they taught English. They just seemed to take pride in seeing that we learned to speak [...]

Spirit of Rattlers needed for ‘The Rattler’ reunion paper

By Lynn Moncus As always, Tucumcari High School alumni and teachers were pleased to receive this year’s copy of “The Rattler.” No doubt, most of us quit whatever we were doing and perused the publication from front to back in order to see what had happened last year and to know what plans are in [...]

Elementary students get hands-on ag lesson

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John Villalba, 4-H extension agent Eighteen Tucumcari Elementary students got a hands-on lesson in animal agriculture on Monday. Quay County 4-H member Aleahna Branch brought her show steer, “McLovin”, and Ashlee Bradley brought her horse, “Cody.” Students learned about the importance animals have in agriculture and how they contribute to the world. The program, entitled [...]

Science teachers tour Mesalands

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Special to the QCS Twelve science teachers, who were selected by Sandia Laboratories to work on research projects, recently visited Mesalands Community College to learn about its North American Wind Research and Training Center (NAWRTC) and the college’s Mesalands Dinosaur Museum.

If you hummed with Hummingbirds, they want you

By QCS Staff Hummingbird Music Camp is calling on all former campers, counselors, and teachers to return to camp at end of May to celebrate the camp’s 50th birthday.

‘Old Howlers’ mix it up with sharpshooters

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By Thomas Garcia: Quay County Sun Several former Coyotes laced up and took to the hardwood Wednesday to see if they could keep up with the swift and very agile Harlem Ambassadors basketball team. Dubbed the “Coyotes Old Howlers,” San Jon School coaches and teachers, and former Coyote players, assisted in drills and demonstrations during [...]

What a little digital dueling among friends?

By Lynn Moncus Many of us have been enjoying the presence of Harold and Kathy Nichless because they just naturally add a lot to our lives. Some of you may remember that Harold is the cause of my having all these gadgets to play with because he thought I needed to stretch my mind and [...]

Once upon a time, teachers had freedom to teach

By Lnn Moncus Those of us who loved school, no matter which side of the desk we were on, never get over wanting to join the crowds on their way to that first day of school. Just thinking about the joys of education causes us to pause and to be thankful for having had the [...]

School super jumps to six-figure salary

By Chelle Delaney: Quay County Sun Tucumcari schools superintendent Aaron McKinney’s salary was bumped to $100,000 at Tuesday’s school board meeting. School board members met in a closed session for more than an hour to discuss McKinney’s mid-year review. School board chairman Albert J. Mitchell said McKinney’s salary, compared to other school districts in the [...]