(Deming) – Parents of Deming school children can breathe a
sigh of relief – early-release Wednesdays are ending.
Superintendent Harvielee Moore said there will be two more early-release days – February 20th and 27th, but there will be no more early-release days after March 1st for the
remainder of this school year.
Moore said Wednesday afternoons were used to analyze data, create instructional plans and develop teachers’ skills so they could implement the new Common Core State Standards.
Now, she said, it’s time to practice using the standards.
While early-release Wednesdays may have helped teachers and school administrators, they were generally disliked by parents and employers, who had a once-weekly disruption in their afternoon
schedule. In fact, early-release Wednesdays were noted by at least one parent to be the “rudest thing Deming Public Schools ever foisted on working parents.”
Again, there will be no more early-release Wednesdays after February 27th for the remainder of the school year.
(Deming) – The Deming School Board will meet in regular
Included on the agenda is the 2011-2012 fiscal year audit report… a resolution to participate in the 2014 New Mexico Department of Transportation Local Government Road Fund Program… the 2013 New Mexico School Board Association Student Achievement Award Nominee… and approval of the official election results canvass.
The meeting is set to begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday in the board room of the Emmett Shockley Administration Building, 400 Cody Road.The meeting is open to the public.
A closed session to discuss limited personnel matters, pending or threatened litigation and real property issues to include the former Columbus school building and other properties, will precede the open meeting at 4 p.m.
(Deming) – The Deming School Board will meet in special
According to the legal notice, the purpose of the meeting is to hold a work session to discuss a proposal from the city of Deming regarding an industrial revenue bond.
No official action will be taken.
The special session is scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m. Thursday in the board room of the Emmett Shockley Administration Building, 400 Cody Road.
The meeting is open to the public.
(Deming) – The Deming School Board will meet in multiple sessions Thursday.
The first meeting, set for 1:15 p.m., is an executive – or closed – session to discuss Superintendent Harvielee Moore’s
Then the board will meet in special session at 3 p.m. to consider a lease-purchase arrangement resolution and certificate
purchase agreement, as well as a review of instructional audits.Action will be taken, and the special session is open to the
Then at 4 p.m., the board will return to executive – or closed – session to discuss limited personnel including the
superintendent’s evaluation, pending litigation and the acquisition or disposal of real property.
And the regular January meeting of the Deming School Board, which is open to the public, is set to begin at 5
All meetings are scheduled to take place in the board room of the Emmett Shockley Administration Building,
400 Cody Road.
(Deming) -- If you are a Deming High School graduate who still needs to pass portions of the New Mexico High School Competency Exam in order to receive your official high school diploma, retakes for the exam are being offered now through January 24th.
The New Mexico High School Competency Exam is the test all high school graduates had to pass in order to receive their official high school diploma.
If you graduated from Deming High between 2008 and 2011 and still need to pass any portion of the exam, contact the Deming High School Guidance office at 546-6561 during regular school hours to set up an appointment to retake the test.
Again, retakes for the New Mexico High School Competency Exam are being offered now through January 24th.Contact the Deming High School Guidance Office weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 546-6561 to schedule an appointment to take the test.
(Deming) -- An event designed to assure that high school
seniors interested in going to college have FAFSA pin numbers will take place this Friday, January 11th, during the home
boys’ basketball games.
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Students who plan to attend college or a trade school in the 2013-2014 school year will need to start working on their FAFSA paperwork.The preferred deadline for FAFSA
completion is March 1st. This Friday, computers will be available in the lobby of the main campus gym from 4:30-6:30 p.m. during the freshman and jayvee Deming/Silver High boys basketball
games for parents to obtain their FAFSA pin numbers.
Deming high school seniors must get a pin number before starting on the financial aid application.
Again, you can get a number and more information this Friday, January 11th, from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the lobby of the main Deming High School gymnasium during the freshman and jayvee Wildcat basketball games.
If parents have questions regarding the FAFSA application, they may visit with an academic advisor during that time or anytime during school hours.Phone 546-2678 ext. 2780 for more information.
(Deming) – The Deming Public School district has received
the Paso del Norte Health Foundation’s Healthy Eating and Active Living six-year grant award for approximately $666,000.
Martha Slocum, the DPS Director of Research and Funding, said the initial amount of the grant award is $166,520, and three similar amounts will be awarded in 18-month intervals.
Slocum said the funds will be used to pilot the Wildcat Wellness Project at all six elementary schools. She said program goals are to increase student health literacy and physical activities promoting lifelong healthy habits.
A Coordinated School Health Team will be established at each school site to collaborate with a new Wildcat Wellness Coordinator.
Phase One of the program will involve hiring that coordinator, designating a writing team and school-site representatives, establishing school teams and implementing the new health curriculum at the elementary schools.
Phase Two will include writing the curricula for grades 6-8, and Phase Three will bring the high school grades into the program.
The final phase will emphasize continued support of the K-12 program as well as evaluating and assessing the program.
Slocum said the new health curricula will be aligned with the New Mexico Common Core state standards and guidelines. The Wildcat Wellness Project will be overseen by Associate Superintendent Dana Irby and Slocum.
(Deming) -- An event designed to assure that high school seniors interested in going to college have FAFSA pin numbers will take place Friday, January 11th, during the home boys’
FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
Students who will be attending college in the 2013-2014 school year will need to start working on their FAFSA paperwork. Applications can be completed beginning January 1st, but Deming High School advisors stress that students and at least one parent need to apply for a pin number before the application can be started.
Students and parents who are eligible citizens need to bring social security cards when applying for a pin number.
Again, Deming high school seniors who have not obtained a pin number for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – or FAFSA – need to get a pin number before starting on the financial aid
You can get a number and more information on Friday, January 11th, in the lobby of the main Deming High School gymnasium during the Wildcat basketball game.
(Deming) -- Anyone interested in running for a seat on the
Deming Public School Board must file a declaration of candidacy next Tuesday.
Two seats are up for election in this cycle: District One, currently held by David McSherry, and District Two, currently held by Anne Keeler.
McSherry has expressed an interest in running for a third term on the board, but Keeler has said she will not run again.
Declarations of candidacy and a sworn statement of intent must be filed with the Luna County Clerk's office between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesday, December 18th.
Candidates must have been residents of the district they wish to represent as of November 27th of this year.
Questions about district boundaries should be directed to the county clerk's office.
The election will be held Tuesday, February 5th, 2013.
County Clerk Karen Smyer said it will be a countywide election, because there is a question for all Luna County voters requesting the continuation of a 2-mill levy for capital improvements in
The election of the two school board seats will appear only on the respective districts’
ballots. Voter registration closes January 8th.
(Deming) – Officials from Luna County, the city of Deming and Deming Public Schools will meet jointly Friday morning.
According to the legal notice, the purpose of the meeting is to discuss Deming Public Schools’ continuous school improvement efforts.
No action will be taken.
The joint meeting is set to begin at 9:30 a.m. Friday in the board room of the Emmett Shockley Administration Building, 400 Cody Road.
The work session is open to the public.