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Students celebrate books with 'Read Across America'

Last week, students across America were reading more than usual. “Read Across America” is the result of a task force within the National Education Association, which wanted to create a day to get...

 

CHS students reaching out

For years, the Lincoln-Jackson Family Center Community Outreach Program has been active in providing many services. During the day, early intervention pre-school is the focus. Also based at LJFC are o...

 

SmartLab projects focus on real-world problems

Since the 1990s, Clovis Municipal Schools have had “tech labs” at our secondary school sites. While Clovis High School Freshman Academy and Clovis High School have steered in slightly different...

 

Testing season on the horizon

Recently chatting with Parkview Elementary's principal, Shelly Flygare, and Instructional Coach, Rene Hedemann, presented the opportunity to learn about some great classroom practices in place,...

 

Internet classroom secure, collaborative environment

One of the fifth-grade teachers at the Arts Academy at Bella Vista, Christy Hartley, recently invited me to visit her class to see what they were doing. Meeting up with them in the computer lab,...

 

Truancy program helps fight the good fight

School truancy is not a new problem. Truancy is, in fact, not only a concern throughout the U.S., but also in other countries. A recent article in The Guardian by education historian Nicola Sheldon co...

 

About time for school bond vote

Our school district is fortunate to have enjoyed incredible support from the community of Clovis through so many ways — participation in school activities, volunteering in events, donations of food...

 

Barry Elementary takes us on multicultural tour

Recently at Barry Elementary, you could have taken a quick tour around the world, in terms of seasonal celebrations. It was the occasion of Barry’s “Multicultural Literacy Night,” organized by...

 

This time of year great for schools

This time of year is also a time of great blessings. A number of our teachers and principals discovered this recently with the awarding of the Clovis Municipal Schools Education Foundation grants....

 

It's a time for giving

Moving toward the holiday season, a common focus becomes giving, sharing, and helping one another. While these virtues should, of course, be daily practice year round, it's perhaps good to pause at...

 

'Armistice Day' program reminder to be thankful

In this season of Thanksgiving, we were reminded of important things to remember at Parkview Elementary School recently. Parkview's third-graders performed a special Veterans Day program for the...

 

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