Oct. 7, 2010
Co-Principal Resign s from Mesa Vista Spectacle staff Special REPORT After only three months into the school year, one principal has resigned. Mesa Vista Middle and High School started the school year with three principals, working together to lead the district schools. In a mary-go-round type of arrangment each principal was here only every other day. Co-Principal Ben Trujillo, however, won’t be com-
ing back. Spectacle staff members attempted to reach the Superintendent and other administrators before press time, but were not successful. We hope to report more news soon - as details about any administrative changes and other hiring efforts are announced. “Mr.Trujillo and I got along and worked well together,” substitute
teacher Mary Richardson said. In related news, the Espanola School District also lost a principal recently, as Espanola Middle School Principal Maxine Abeyta resigned on Sept. 24, according to the Rio Grande Sun. “I think that anytime you lose an experienced administrator it will affect you negatively,” Mesa Vista history teacher Thomas Vigil said.
Homecoming Evolves: Votes to Determine Royalty Spectacle staff Special REPORT For more than two decades, probably longer, Mesa Vista’s homecoming candidates have raised money to determine the king and queen. On Oct. 6, Principal Lillian Griego informed the candidates that this would no longer be the deciding factor. Student voting will now be the process by which royalty are elected. Some students object to this change in tradition. “It’s not fair to the candidates from last year. They raised so much money and now no one has to raise anything. Also, the juniors this year are left without the help of half the
money that is raised and will now have to cope with raising all the money for prom, homecoming and graduation on their own,” 2009 homecoming queen, junior Samantha Terrazas said. Staff began discussing this change at a faculty meeting in September. Teachers recommended the change to lighten the load on the community, which is asked to support homecoming candidates from all grades for raffles, bake sales, donations and other fund raisers. This way, the junior class will raise funds as a group instead of the responsibility of raising funds for Homecoming and Prom being on just the two
Hunting Contest Artwork. Poetry, Short stories, personal essays, etc.
-Must be school approriate -Must be original work (no tracing, copying, or plagiarism -Turn entries into the librarian -DEADLINE is Nov. 18 *Winner gets a free powerade and work published in school magazine.*
candidates from each grade. Also, the community can support one group instead of several. Some students worry the elections will be unfair due to a wide difference in class sizes by grade. For example, the senior class has only about 22 students while the junior class has more like 42 students. If all the students in each grade vote for their respective candidates, the biggest class is most likely to win. “I think it makes it harder for us to win, but it will be easier because we won’t have to do as much work (like fund raising),” sophomore Alicia Dominguez said.
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A supplement to the October 2010 issue of The Spectacle, Mesa Vista's student newspaper