Here’s some local news:
Representatives from the Village of Santa Clara travelled to Denver, Colorado and received the “Project Sponsor of the Year” award from Americorps NCCC. AmeriCorps NCCC is a full-time, residential, team-based program for young adults, age 18-24, whereby members develop leadership skills and strengthen communities by completing service projects and gaining life experience. Teams, comprised of 8-10 members, complete multiple projects that address essential community needs throughout the United States. During the 10-month service term, members receive lodging, transportation, uniform and meals. The Village was chosen as Sponsor of the Year from over 60 other cities.
New Mexico Secretary of Education visited Central Elementary on Monday to recognize the school along with the Cobre School District for their progress made in the PARCC assessment over the past 4 years. Central Elementary is one of the top 10 schools in the state to improve in reading scores last year, in addition to improving math scores in the past three years. Other Cobre schools that have improved are Hurley Elementary, San Lorenzo, and Snell Middle School.
Gila Regional Medical Center has begun a Nursing Internship Residency Program to help new graduate RNs adjust from the academic world to the real world of working as a registered nurse in an acute care setting. The internship lasts for one year and begins with an intensive 2-week classroom setting and on-site immersion in clinical departments. New graduate RNs or registered nurses who do not have experience in acute care nursing but want to learn can apply for the GRMC RNternship by calling Human Resources at 575-538-4000 and starting an application.