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4 HIDALGO COUNTY HERALD FRIDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2010 RVT Students of the.Week R.V. Traylor Elementary School Students of the Week for the week of October 11,2010 were (back) Destiny Gonzalez, Alicia Jacquez, Aaliyah Cancio, Karissa DeLaGarza, Jose Munoz, (front) Noah Stinehart, Emi!y Arambula and Ali Rae Ibarra. Courtesy photo Lordsburg bcnools Breakfast, Lunch Menu Monday, October 18 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Bacon Burrito Granola Bar Quesadilla Salsa String Cheese Salsa Asst. Juice Asst. Juice Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Asst. Lowfat Milk " Asst.'Lowfat Milk Lunch Lunch Lunch Lasagna Bean Tostadas w/Cheese Chicken Patty on a Bun (Elem) Garden Salad w/Dressing Spanish Rice Hot & Spicy (Mid & High) Breadstick Tossed Salad Tator Tots Pineapple Tidbits 'Salsa Lettuce/Tomato, Pickle Spear Asst. Lowfat Milk Tropical Fruit Chilled Peaches Friday, October 22 Asst. Lowfat Milk Asst. Lowfat Milk Tuesday, October 19 Breakfast Sausage on a Stick Asst. Juice Asst. Lowfat Milk Lunch Chicken Fajitas Corn Salsa Tossed Salad Flour Tortilla Chilled Pears Asst. Lowfat Milk Wednesday, October 20 Breakfast No School Parent Teacher Conferences Thursday, October 21 Survey reports middle, high school students' sexual behavior Submitted by NM DEPT. of HEALTH/Santa Fe In 2009, 48 percent of New Mexico high school students and nearly 11 percent of middle schools students had sexual in- tercourse, according to a new sur- vey of almost 46,000 students from across the state. The New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Survey, con- ducted every other year by the New Mexico Department of Health and the Public Education Department, collects data self-re- ported by students from most of the 89 school districts in New Mexico. The survey was com- pleted by 22,249 high school students and 23,628 middle school students. " "We know from the survey that some children are making the decision to become sexually ac- five as early as the sixth grade," said Health Secretary Alfredo Vigil, MD. 'This is important in- formation for local communities, school districts and especially parents so they can talk with chil- dren early about making healthy cate students at an early age about how to stay safe from sexu- ally transmitted diseases and how to prevent pregnancies." Data on high school stu- dents' sexual behavior has not changed much over the years, except for two measures. The per- cent of high school students re- porting having sex before age 13 has decreased each year since 2003 (9.6 percent in 2003; 7.4 percent in 2009). Among the sexu- ally active, the percent of students who used alcohol or drugs before having sexual intercourse has decreased (31.7 percent in 2003; 23.1 percent in 2009). The survey found that of the students who had sexual inter- course, about 62 percent of high school students and 68 percent of middle school students re- ported using a condom. Condom use increased with each grade in middle school and dropped by high school. The survey showed that 52 percent of sixth graders, almost 71 percent of seventh graders and about 73 percent of eighth graders reported using a Choices. In addition, we must edu- condom. RICK AyEuNGE tKE. tgHT I Re[ax Wlth us after DJ MUSIC tPIA Saturday's Bike Run! WET T-SHIRT CONTEST MECHANICAL BULL Sat. Oct. 30 eo00u00o eo00o00J , "ze'.,0,,i.-, 00ren II. Waller Vote/or C/IHge The Department of Health supports programs that give sci- entific, balanced and complete information to young people so they accept the iiaformation and know what to do with it. Depart- ment programs emphasize the importance of abstinence while also providing critical informa- tion about how. young people can protect themselves from un- wanted pregnancies and diseases. The Department spends about $800,000 on community education teen pregnancy pre- vention programs including Plain Talk, the South Valley Male Involvement Project and the Teen Outreach Program, which com- bines community-based volun- teer service and curriculum-based learning so that youth feel more connected to their community and their school. The Department also spends $2 million a year to provide confidential family plan- ning services to teens statewide. The Public Education De- partment is responsible for the statewide Graduation, Reality and Dual-Role Skills (GRADS) Program. This program, currently in more than 35 New Mexico High Schools, includes elective classes and technical assistance for teen parents to ensure high school graduation of teen parents, to promote healthy multi-genera- tional families and to reduce risk taking behaviors. Other key findings of the re- port related to sexual activity in- clude: About 7 percent of high Cottage House 575.542.8880 school students had sex before age 13. About 33 percent of high school students were sexu- ally active in the last three months. About 23 percent of sexually active high school stu- dents drank alcohol or used drugs before having sx. About 8 percent of girls and 14 percent of boys in middle school reported having sex. About 4 percent of girls and 8 percent of boys in middle school reported having more than one sex partner. The 2009 New Mexico Youth Risk and Resiliency Sur- vey also collected data about mental health; tobacco, drug and alcohol use; physical activity, nutrition and body weight; per- sonal injury and violence, in- cluding bullying; academic per- formance; and resiliency factors, which include relationships with family, school, adults and peers, community involvement, life skills and constructive use of time. The initial report is avail- able online at Hidalgo County Sheriff /s ..... , Your Support & Vote l!  "'" " On November 2, 2010 **, ,co:, Will be Greatly Appreciatedjj/j, TAKING CARE OF YOUR SENIOR MEMORIES r'vqF 575-313-7036 SmartA rtSolutions Sherral Trotter " P O. Box 63 Animas, NM 88020 Officer Sabrina Lara, Neomi Martinez-Parra, and Cadet Gallegos Gallegos' future looking up thanks to NMYC Courtesy submission At 17 years old, Patrick Gallegos reflects on his young life and anticipates for a better future. Since Cadet Gallegos joined the New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe three months ago, he admits that he has made choices that he is not proud of, but has chosen to excel academically and exhibit responsible citizenship by giving back to his community. Gallegos is now First Aid-CPR certified and is currently enrolled in college courses at Eastern New Mexico University. He stated that he plans to consider a career in emer- gency care and aspires to become a writer someday. Neomi Martinez-Parra, a New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe men- tor for Cadet Gallegos, attended a training at the academy this past weekend in Roswell and met with Sabrina Lara, Recruiter/ Placement/Mentor and Medical Officer. Lara's overwhelming pas- sion, dedication, and training methods are evident in the success of the program. The New Mexico Youth ChalleNGe is designed to train, disci- pline and mentor "at risk" youth in New Mexico. ProgramDirec- tor, MAJ Alric Pugh along with his staff is committed to excel- lence. Of the 85,000 ChalleNGe graduates, over 60% have re- ceived their G.E.D. and over 90% were placed in the workforce after graduation. For more information please visit [.. Southside Students of the Week Southside Elementary School Students of the Week for October 4, 2010 were LaShea Alvarez, Nathaniel Nava, Candelario Mendoza and Niklaus Neave. Courtesy photo ELBROCK WATER SYSTEMS, LLC General Contractors *Pump & Windmill repair & installation *Septic Systems serviced & installed *Metal Building construction *Roofing & Concrete work West Highway 9 Edward Elbrock PO Box 50 Animas, NM 881320 575-548-2429 Cell 575-538-1812 We now accept Mastercard & Visa A,T, DISPOSAL, INC, For your Residential & Commercial needs PO Box  .- --_ .. 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