This year, Tami Pargas will begin her 31st year in education, most of which have been spent in the Belen Consolidated Schools.
Being at the Belen High School swimming pool is a tradition for Barbara Rodriguez.
Not all the students in the Belen Consolidated Schools will be hitting the books when school starts in a few weeks. Instead, some of them will hit the iPads.
Mario Marquez is a man who knows the value of hard work and an education.
Principal Valeryia Gauthier is one of six new faces students and parents can expect to see at La Merced Elementary when school starts up in a few weeks.
The students at HT Jaramillo Community School are already getting used to Katherine Trujillo's funny voices and silly faces.
Mary Batista's enthusiasm is infectious. With a ready smile and welcoming attitude, the new dean of students for Infinity High School and Family School, Batista is looking forward to a year filled with success for all the students at both schools.
The Belen Consolidated Schools department of curriculum and instruction will see a return to a tradition this school year. Instead of one director, there will be two.
Students throughout the southern part of Valencia County are probably feeling a little summertime sadness right about now, as the beginning of school edges ever closer.
The Los Lunas Stingrays and Belen Hurricanes swim teams both found success at their respective district meets on Thursday, July 17.