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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, JUNE 4, 2010 Central ry th Nine Roll Central Students of the Month Students of the month for May at Central Elementary School wereYadalis Martinez, Tommie Rojas, Tristyn Elias, Jade Wilds and Jacob Esquivel. Courtesy photo Southside Students of the Month Southside Elementary School Students of the Month for May 2010 were Zoe Serna-Jarrott, Azaria Gutierrez, Horacio Zambrano and Valerie Flores. Courtesy photo New Report NM trails nation in 4th ing proficiency Submitted by NM VOICES FOR But in fourth grade and beyond, CHILDREN/Albuquerque children are reading to learn 'Only 20 percent of New so those not reading well are at a Mexico's fourth graders are pro- distinct and ever-increasing dis- ute to non-proficiency are chronic absenteeism and summer learning loss, particularly among children from low-income fami- Ms. Grijalva's A-B Honor Roll Alejandro Bennefield Vivianna Gutierrez Jasmine Tortes Mrs. Ibarra's All A Honor Roll Cecilia Acosta Ashley Arambula Maya Olivas Brianna Montoya Raymond Saucedo Jacob Esquivel A-B Honor Roll Vanessa Pantoja Daniel Alba Randy Rodriguez Mrs. Montes All A Honor Roll John Plowman A-B Honor Roll Natividad Gomez Angela Gray Brianna McDonald Gabriella Olivas Mr. Acosta All A Honor Roll Taylor Gandara A-B Honor Roll Micayla Chavez April De La Garza Kaitlin Hackworth Rajeshwar Raja Dakota Ulibarri Honorable Mention Danielle Botello Jennifer Gonzalez Ahren Higginbotham Yadalis Martinez Emma Salinas Brandon Strain Micheal Tarango Mr. Gordon's BYA offers cure for boredom Nothing to do? Come to the BYA office we are open from 4pm-8pm Tues- days-Fridays and 12pm-4pm on Saturdays. Come hang out and learn some interesting facts, do All A Orion Moreno 2nd Semester Honor Roll 6th grade Mr. Acosta's AlIA Taylor Gandara A-B Hdnor Roll Micayla Chavez Emily Dominguez Dakota Ulibarri Honorable Mention April De La Garza Jennifer Gonzalez Kaitlin Hackworth Ahren Higginbotham Rajeshwar Raja Emma Salinas Micheal Tarango Mr. Gordon's All A Orion Moreno A-B Honor Roll Marco Arvizo Veronica Eckert Isis Salyers Lunch June The Lordsburg Municipal Schools will once again host the "Seamless Summer" lunch pro- gram for Lordsburg area youth. The program will be held Mon- day through Friday at 11:30 a.m. beginning June 7 and conclud- ing July 16. The free lunches are avail- able to all school age children kick off June .The Hidalgo Youth Rodeo Association will begin its new season on Thursday, June 3, 2010. Start time is 6:30 PM at the Hidalgo County Fair- grounds. The age groups are: Leadline. 5 and under, 6-9, 10- 13, and 14 to 18. Age is deter- mined as of-June 3. Events will be in this or- der: Leadline, barrels (young- est to oldest age groups), flag race. pole bending, goat tying, breakaway roping, tie down calf roping, steer daubing, steer stopprng, team roping, and chute dogging. Rodeo dates in- clude June 3, June 10, June 17. ram under age 18 and are served at North Park, Short Park and Pyra- mid Village. For more information con- tact Delia Bermudez at 575-542- 3263. mmer Lunch Menu Monday, June 7 Hot Pockets Gardefl Salad w/Dressing Apple Milk Tuesday, June 8 Corn Dog Pork and Beans Corn on the Cob Fruit Cup Milk Wednesday, June 9 Chicken Nuggets Potato Wedges Sliced Bread Orange Milk Thursday, June 10 Hamburger Fries Lettuce. Tomato. Pickles Strawberries Milk Friday, June 11 ficient in reading, which ranks the state 49th in the nation. Only Louisiana has a lower percentage of proficient fourth grade readers. That's according to a. special KIDS COUNT report, Early Warn- ing/ Why Reading by. the End of Third Grade Matters. released today by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. The report draws on National Assessment of Educa- tional Progress (NAEP) data from 2009 "That four out of five of our kids aren't proficient at reading by the end of third grade is very concerning and is an underlying factor for other educational prob- lems, like our dismal high school graduation rate," said Chris Hollis. KIDS COUNT Program Manager for New Mexico Voices for Cl~.'ldren. "What's even more disconcerting is that. when you look at this data by race and eth- nic groups you see huge dispari- ties. For example, 90 percent of our Native-American children are not proficient in reading by fourth grade," she added. Reading proficiency by the start of fourth grade is critical because, up through third grade, children are still learning to read. advantage. Among the solutions cited by the report is to make com- prehensive, quality early care and education programs, like pre-K, more available. "More and more we're learn- ing how critical the first five years of a child's life are." said Eric Griego. Executive Director of NM Voices. "If we invest in those years we save a lot of money and heart- ache later on trying to catch up with expensive remedial pro- grams. It's really going to take a shift in how we think about pub- lic education. We need to think of i! as a continuum beginning at birth, instead of an intervention that doesn't start until age five. That continuum would include everything from voluntary home visiting programs to high qual- ity childcare to universal pre-K," he added. According to the report. which looks at reading profi- ciency across the nation, the main cause is that children who have not had nurturing educational experiences in early childhood are not ready to learn when they start kindergarten. 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The entire report is available online at: http:// readingmatters.aspx Additional data are available at http://datacenter.kidscount, org New Mexico data are avail- able at http:// b y s t a t e / StateLanding.aspx?state=NM Sou may also reach the re- port.and these pages by follow- ing the links on NM Voices' website: http:// crafts, and help with event plan- June 24, July 8, Ju!y 15, and July. -Pizza ning. We are located at 7th~amL~29.. , ..................... Pyramid, If you have any que~s-~; !~!~s_e ~c~l! i~es~6 "~ebster~at :Cmrden :Satad w/Dressing Fruit Cup- z'