The Eastern New Mexico News - Serving Clovis, Portales and the Surrounding Communities

By PNT Staff 

Educators connect with Cannon families


Cannon Connections photo: Clarence Plank Clovis Municipal Schools Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm talks to parents who came to the open house for local schools held at the Landing Zone.

Educators from Portales, Clovis Municipal Schools and Clovis Christian School were part of an open house to give Air Force parents who have recently moved to the area more information about what the schools offer.

School representatives explained their curriculums and answered questions and addressed concerns.

Casey Pitts of Clovis, whose husband is a chaplain at the base, said she enjoyed hearing about the different schools because it gave her a chance to compare.

“When you’re moving from another place it is hard to know. But this has given me a lot of insight to how each district works.” Pitts said. “I like what they said about Portales with the grade-level campuses. I thought that was neat.”

Pitts said she has a high school student and wanted to know about credits transferring since the high schooler was previously home-schooled and they are looking into options for the fall.

“I was asking about the new middle school at Clovis Christian,” Pitts said. “I find the individualized theme to be an interesting concept and what techniques they use. I wish there were more people here to hear about things and see the faces who are doing this.”

Clovis Superintendent Rhonda Seidenwurm talked about the Interstate Military Compact and the Educational Opportunity for Military children. Seidenwurm said Clovis and the district has been working with Cannon for sometime.

“We have been doing things like letting children tryout for cheerleading by video because they weren’t going to be able to be here when tryouts were (scheduled),” Seidenwurm said.

The government has been working to make the transition easier for military children when their parents move from one state to another.

Clovis Christian School Superintendent Ladona Clayton said what they are doing is trying to give parents information.

“For us specifically, we’ll be talking about some things that are tailored to meet the needs of military students,” Clayton said. “We talk about our recognition, and also talk about the individualized education program. We wanted to share that with parents tonight.”


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