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2 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010 Denish,to visit Hidalgo County Saturday Looking deeper at the LHS AYP Scores Courtesy submission The Democratic Party of Hidalgo County, in conjunction with the Knights of Columbus, will be hosting the Diane Denish for Governor Campaign on Sat- Hidalgo County Democratic Chairman Robert Parra and Diane Denish, tng September 25th at 7:00 p.m. Hidalgo County Fairground s Ranch Horse Sale Rreview 4 p.m. Sale 5 p.m. $5 Admission (10 and Under FREE) Concession Stand i urday September 18 'h 2010 at North Park, during the St. Joseph's annual church Bazaar sponsored by the Knights of Columbus. Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish is scheduled to arrive at 12:00 noon and will be avail- able to visit with Hidalgo County residents through 1:00 p.m. Please join us for food, games, entertainment, and a personal visit with Ms. Denish. Other local and statewide demo- cratic candidates will be attend- ing as well. Pictured above with Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish is Hidalgo County Democratic Chairman Robert C. Parra. For additional information please call Jr. Saucedo at 542- 9268 or the Democratic Party Board at 575-313-9102, 575- 590-7655, or 575-546-1934. Senior Citizens Lunch Menu Monday, September 20 Salisbury Steak Mashed Potatoes Spinach WW Bread/Margarine Tropical Fruit Salad Tuesday, September 21 Beef Tips Rice Broccoli Green Salad & Dressing WW Roll & Dressing Pears Wednesday, September 22 Baked Fish Tartar Sauce Coleslaw Mixed Vegetables Cornmeal Muffin/Margarine Banana Pudding Thursday, September 23 Chicken Tacos Lettuce & Tomato Pinto Beans Calabacitas Jello w/Mixed Fruit Friday, September 24 Hamburger Steak Mashed Potatoes/Gravy Green Beans Biscuit & Margarine Fruit Salad Cottage Cheese _j I will talk the TALK, but I will 'W also walk the WALK. I am CREDIBLE and CONFIDENT. I will not let anything stop me from getting to the bottom of ANY issue.  I am not afraid to speak UP. e I am not afraid to speak FOR. ./for your support ber 2, 2010 PAID BY CANDIDATE Courtesy submission The New Mexico Public Education Department has re- leased Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) results. By now, everyone should know that Lordsburg High School fell short of meet- ing Annual AYP standards, but did show progress. "As Juniors, we all worked really hard to meet AYP standards and stayed after school, as many as three times a week to be tu- tored for math", said senior class president, Denette Mora. Math proficiency at the high school neal:ly doubled from the previous year to 26.67%, but failed to meet the AYP standard of 57%. "There are some good things going on here at LHS", said Math teacher, Armando Rosales. "We were the only school in our dis- trict to improve by that large of a percentage." The Lordsburg School Dis- trict is planning to appeal to the state in order to correct the 59.3% graduation rate, which left sev- eral students in the class of 2010 unaccounted for. Because Lordsburg High School's reading proficiency was nearly tripled from 2009 to 75.56%, it is likely that the High School would be plficed into the "corrective action" designation, rather than their current designa- tion as a "Restructuring 1" school. In reading, LHS met AYP with 75.56% out of a goal of 64 making LHS one of the top scor- ing schools in New Mexico for this area. "A proficiency of 75.56% in reading is rarely heard of and places our students among other high ranking schools like Cloudcroft," said staff member, Phyllis McDonald. "I've never seen higher inmy 18 years at LHS. Reading scores have been a con- stant struggle." When LHS reading scores are compared to other high schools in southwestern New Mexico, LHS ranks 2 nd behind only Cloudcroft, who came out ahead by just four one hundredths of a percent. "I am happy with our results and hope that we have helped move the school in the right di- rection", said senior, Kayla Newell.. The AYP target goals move higher each year, and by 2014 all schools in the nation are expected to be 100 percent proficient in Math and Reading. This year, in New Mexico only 22.1 percent of schools met AYR Each year the number meeting the AYP goal goes down as the AYP target goes up. There are 37 ways to miss AYP .according to the New Mexico Public Education De- partment. If a school misses in any one area then it fails to meet AYP. Medicare/Medicaid warns: Get a flu shot, not the flu Continued from Page I Medicare's Part B (which covers tion because they believe it's dan- gerous. But those fears are mis- placed. Decades of experience have shown flu vaccines to be safe. The flu vaccine can't give you the flu, though some people have had sore muscles or a fever a day or two after inoculation as their bodies produced protective antibodies. There's no better time than now to get a flu shot. The vac- cine begins to protect you within about two weeks. So you'll be prepared for the start of flu sea- son this fall. The timing of flu can vary from season to season. Seasonal flu commonly peaks in January or February, but flu viruses can cause illness from early October to late May. If you're enrolled in original outpatient services), Medicare will pay for the shot no matter where you get it, as long as the health care provider agrees not to charge you more than Medicare pays. The shot will be free. There's no deductible or co-payment. Even if you were vaccinated last year, you'll need another shot this year, since each season's vac- cine is especially designed to fight that year's most likely strains. Despite this season's goal of immunizing more Americans, no one should worry about a short-" age of vaccine. Manufacturers say they'll be able to meet the de- mand. When you get a shot, you'll be protecting not only yourself but also those around you. By avoiding the flu, you'll avoid giv- ing it to family and friends. Deming Silver City area (575) 546-0070 (575) 537-0777 Local Calls (575) 542-3330 Reasonably Priced Funeral And Cremation Services Excellence in service and care for your family should always be affordable... It can and always will be with us. I I I It's Back to School Time and your friends at HMS want to remind you that not only do your kids need reading, writin and arithmetic, but children and adolescents need at least 60 minutes of exercise everyday! That's just 15 rnl . four times a day! Dr, . 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