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 By Jacque Ritchie    News    October 13, 2017 

TEACHER SAVES A LIFE

The actions of a quick-thinking Koogler Middle School staff member averted a possible tragedy last week. The day started out as usual for 8th grade student Taylor Larsen. Larsen was enjoying a burger...

 

MCCOY HELPS SISTER SCHOOL

Mrs. Lexi Audit is a former teacher at McCoy Elementary who has moved to Florida. She is now a kindergarten teacher at Shadowlawn Elementary School in Collier County, Florida. Because Florida just went through a devastating natural disaster, McCoy...

 

AHS STUDENTS SELECTED FOR HONOR BAND

Congratulations to the AHS students who were recently selected to participate in the 2017 NW New Mexico District Honor Band. Those selected include: Autumn Bernardi, Serena Arnold, Charlotte Martin, Aedan Wells, Lizbeth Amador, Alex Lee and Adrian...

 

NEW MESSAGE SYSTEM AT AZTEC SCHOOLS

Aztec schools have implemented a new school messenger program. Schools began by sending a text message to allow parents to opt in if they want to receive the messages about events and weather. If you didn’t receive the initial message, you can...

 

BOOK CHARACTER PARADE

Park Avenue Elementary School will be having a “Book Character Parade” on Oct. 31 at 1:30 pm. Mark your calendar to come watch all the characters come to life!...

 

SHOTGUN TEAM WINS AWARDS

The Azec Shotgun Team brought home awards in State Senior Team (Cameron Martinez, Garret Dickens, Ian Hull, Conner Shahan, Lane Klohn); State Junior Team (Robbie McCartney, Brayden Munkres, Colton...

 

AZTEC SCHOOL BOARD

The Aztec School Board held their monthly meeting on Sept. 14. All board members were present, including President Wayne Ritter, Vice-President Roger Collins, and members Ryan Lane, Jimmy Dusenbery an...

 
 By Debbie Israel    News    October 6, 2017

NIGHT SCHOOL TO BEGIN

The Aztec School Board held a special meeting on Sept. 28 to discuss implementation of night school for the Aztec school district. Board members voted to approve the night school, which will be held...

 

IMAGINE BAND CREATES SCHOLARSHIP

The Imagine Band has many facets; one is being of service to our community. The band also supports the arts whenever possible. At a band meeting in August members were discussing how we can give back...

 

MCCOY STUDENTS PLANT SENSORY GARDEN

McCoy third graders recently planted a perennial garden; this is a year-long learning project. The project was funded by a ConocoPhillips educational grant. A vacant area of the playground is now...

 

SCHOOL GRADES BRING MIXED REVIEWS

School grades are out and we have some mixed reviews. Both Lydia Rippey and McCoy did a great job and stayed at a B. In fact both improved their overall point totals and are just a couple of points...

 
 By Jacque Ritchie    News    August 25, 2017

MESA ALTA STUDENTS MAKE THE GRADE

On Friday August 18, at a welcome back assembly, the students at Mesa Alta Middle School learned they have one more good reason to hunker down and study for the annual PARCC (Partnership for...

 

PICK UP PATROL AT MCCOY

McCoy Elementary School has deployed a secure network for parents to communicate dismissal plans and report absences to the school. Changes can be entered from a smartphone or computer, days, weeks, or even months in advance and at any time up until...

 

AZTEC SCHOOLS KICK OFF YEAR WITH CONVOCATION

Last Thursday morning Aztec Municipals Schools opened their annual Back to School Convocation with a rousing performance by the Imagine Band. The band, including eleven students and three staff,...

 
 By Tania Prokop    News    August 4, 2017

NEW TEACHERS IN TOWN

A new school year always brings great anticipation. This year Aztec Schools will welcome twenty-three new teachers who will join our school family. Site administrative teams have worked diligently to bring on the best candidates to become part of...

 
 By Kirk Carpenter    News    August 4, 2017

SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

Kids Eat Free Yes, that is right ... kids eat free at four of our six schools this next school year. Thanks to some great work by our Comptroller, Ms. Malinda Fowler, who found out that more than one...

 
 By Grant Banash    News    August 4, 2017

AZTEC SCHOOLS SAFETY PROTOCOLS

The New Mexico Public Education Department requires all public schools to perform emergency drills during the school year. Each school must complete nine fire drills and three additional drills which are used to address other school related...

 
 By Dorothy Nobis    News    August 4, 2017

BLOOMFIELD RAMPS UP FOR NEW SCHOOL YEAR

While getting kids ready for school is a priority for most parents this time of the year, it isn't just students who are gearing up for a new school year. Bloomfield Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kim...

 

SAN JUAN COLLEGE EXTENDS HOURS

To provide students with additional time to prepare for the fall semester, San Juan College Educational Services Center (Clock Tower Building) will stay open until 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, August 14 through August 26. The Center will be open...

 

AHS GETS NEW AIR CONDITIONING & HEATING UNITS

Grant Banash, Director Of Operations for Aztec Schools, told TALON that they have been updating the old heating and air conditioning units at Aztec High School. They took down seven old HVAC pieces,...

 

BHS GIVES AWAY CARS FOR PERFECT ATTENDANCE

Bloomfield High School took a new approach to reducing school absences and raffled off two cars donated by local businesses to student's with perfect attendance. At the end of the school year, there...

 
 By Kirk Carpenter    News    June 9, 2017

SUPERINTENDENT'S CORNER

I want to start this article off by saying “Thank you!” Thank you to our great staff for another successful school year. I would also like to thank the parents, our community, our business...

 
 By J.R. Sykes    News    June 9, 2017

CARDBOARD BOAT RACES

Students from Koogler Middle School in Aztec participated May 19th in the annual 2017 "Don't Sink the Tiger" cardboard boat race. Advanced science classes from 6th, 7th and 8th grades participated, ta...

 

FIRST GRADERS EARN "CAMPING" TRIP

Elementary school is all about setting the foundation that will shape the rest of our lives. While this does include educational basis, it also sets the standard for interpersonal communications and...

 
 By J.R. Sykes    News    June 2, 2017

5TH GRADERS TACKLE SPACE X

According to Tom Ober, Park Ave. 5th grade science teacher, the Space X project changed the world, showing us that Astronauts need social skills like teamwork and collaboration as much as science...

 

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