• Copeland, Gershwin to be featured in free concert at Ilfeld Auditorium

    By Sean Weaver
    Highlands University

    The New Mexico Museum of Art and the Santa Fe Community Orchestra will showcase their American Modernism program in Highlands University’s Ilfeld Auditorium on Sunday, Oct. 18.

    The 3 p.m. concert and lecture will feature music of Copland, Still, and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue, featuring Ron Grinage on piano.

  • Advocates worry about proposed changes

    The Associated Press

    INDIANAPOLIS — Advocates for Indiana’s developmentally disabled students worry that a proposed revamping of the state’s diploma system could make it much harder for special-needs youth to get a high school diploma.

    The proposals before the State Board of Education would require special-needs students to take more math courses and meet a number of new requirements.

  • Sophomore, leg amputee, finds passion with golf

    By Chad Lindskog
    Casper Star-Tribune

    CASPER, Wyo. — Sydney Pomajzl grabs her navy golf bag, which has two straps like a backpack, and begins walking up a hill to the next hole.

    Everyone in her group -- and the next, and the one after that -- is out of breath after ascending the steep hill at the Buffalo Golf Club. Many others, however, use bags with wheels that can be pushed like a stroller.

  • Dear Teacher - Oct. 4. 2015

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler
    Question: I always dreaded math classes and quit taking math courses as soon as possible, but I want my children to be successful in math. Can you help? -- Struggled
     Answer: Parents can definitely contribute to making sure that their children develop math skills. One of the best ways to do this is by helping them develop and keep a keen interest in math.

  • Legion Park Students of the month
  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 27

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: How much homework help is too much? Sometimes I think that I (parent) am getting a grade for a homework assignment, especially projects.— Too Much Work

  • Basketball star turns to teaching after near-fatal accident

    By January Rutherford
    The Tribune
    SEYMOUR, Ind.  — As a new classroom instructional assistant at Margaret R. Brown Elementary School this year, Josh Speidel takes his job seriously.
    But not so serious that the 19-year-old doesn’t smile, laugh and cut up with students and staff.
    His sense of humor in the face of great physical, mental and emotional challenges is inspiring to both the students and co-workers with whom he now works.

  • Dear Teacher - Sept. 20

    By Marge Eberts and Peggy Gisler

    Question: The new school year has started. In the past, I have always been involved in my children’s education by communicating with their teachers, attending parent-teacher meetings, being a room mother, going to school events, visiting their classrooms and so on. Is there anything else parents should do to be involved in their children’s education? — Wondering

  • Six Robertson High School cheerleaders make national team

    Estevan Varela, Aaron Campbell, Cheyenne Osage, Rhyanne Martinez, Arianna Garcia and Madeleine Morse were recently selected to join with 650 high school cheerleaders and dancers from across the U.S. to represent Varsity Spirit in the 29th annual London-New Year’s Day Parade. 

  • HU geology prof part of Arctic Circle research on Snowball Earth

    By Margaret McKinney
    Highlands University
    The Earth was not covered from pole to pole with ice 650 million years ago as was previously thought, according to new research by a Highlands University geology professor.
    Michael Petronis worked with an international team of scientists investigating the Snowball Earth hypothesis in Svalbard in the Norwegian High Arctic approximately 65 miles from the North Pole. The hypothesis describes a frozen Earth, with glacial ice covering the entire planet in the ancient geological past.