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Alexis Aguirre, center, a 2014 graduate of Artesia High School, was recognized by the APS Board of Education Monday for her Class 4A State Championship in the javelin, as well as for being an outstanding student. Aguirre broke the AHS record with her throw and was close to beating the state record, as well. Pictured from left are board members Jeff Bowman and Carolyn Shearman, head track coach Rex Henderson, Aguirre, her mother, Rebecca Chavaria, board members Margaret Aguilar and Lowell Irby, and Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton,   Liana Swarengin - Daily Press

Alexis Aguirre, center, a 2014 graduate of Artesia High School, was recognized by the APS Board of Education Monday for her Class 4A State Championship in the javelin, as well as for being an outstanding student. Aguirre broke the AHS record with her throw and was close to beating the state record, as well. Pictured from left are board members Jeff Bowman and Carolyn Shearman, head track coach Rex Henderson, Aguirre, her mother, Rebecca Chavaria, board members Margaret Aguilar and Lowell Irby, and Superintendent Dr. Crit Caton, Liana Swarengin – Daily Press

By LIANA SWARENGIN
Daily Press Staff Writer
The Artesia Public Schools Board of Education held its regularly scheduled meeting Monday to discuss several major agenda items regarding the upcoming school year.
John Ross Null, assistant superintendent of curriculum, sought the board’s approval to adopt the 2014-15 Artesia Public Schools board goals. The goals are as follows: “To implement curriculum and teach to standards which improve student achievement and prepare students for mandated graduation and college/career readiness assessments, to promote a drug, gang, and bully-free campus for all schools, to continue implementation of the NM TEACH teachers and principal effectiveness evaluation systems, and to plan capital expenditures for the facilities of the Artesia Public Schools.” … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.