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Ubinger is one the 2019 Magnificent Seven Golden Apple Award Winners


David Ubinger

The Golden Apple Award of Excellence for Teaching in New Mexico was awarded to David Ubinger along with six other teachers. This honor is based on their performance in the classroom and commitment to their profession. 

This award has been given to New Mexico’s most outstanding teachers since 1996. Nominations are collected from teachers, students, administrators, parents and our community to create a pool of worthy candidates for this prestigious award. By source:

Ubinger believes that reason he was awarded the Golden Apple Award is because he motivates his students. “My job is to encourage them. Showing my expectations to them and believing in them is a way they can reach their goals.”  

Ubinger helps his classes improve every day with “formative assessments, exit tickets after each lesson, taking a quiz every Friday and homework every weekend.” Ubinger also gives them quizzes using an online program so that he and the students can “see where they are with their math skills compared to other schools.”

“I felt proud of the students and teachers, proud of their hard work,” said Ubinger. At the end, Ubinger expresses  gratitude to “the students and the teachers in Chaparral High School for their efforts and hard work in the PARCC testing, End Of Course exams and the day to day activities.”


It might have been a win but “their performance was awful”

                                                                                             Head soccer coach:                                                                                                Assistant soccer coach:                Aaron Hernandez                                                                                                Fernando Hernandez


The final regular season game for the boys soccer team was a win, but was it a satisfying one?

According to the Head Coach and Assistant Coach Hernandez  the game they played was “just not a satisfying one because of the way it was played” and it was “a disappointing win.”

The players had taken the “game for granted” according to the assistant coach, but the coaches and players were “disappointed with the performance.” The win was a win for Chaparral High School versus Ruidoso HS, but they knew that the players “didn’t do well to win.” According to Assistant Coach Hernandez,“The win was however still done by taking advantage of a lucky break” and they also “refused to lose” the game.

Mentally, the players “could have been prepared and follow the game plan” that was given to them, said Head Coach Hernandez. They could have “finished the opportunities that were given to them and been more creative” during the game and more. Because of these things that were missing, the team and the staff were not “satisfied with the way it was won.” The players also were not “happy enough because of the given performance.”

They didn’t have practice before the game because of the “tight schedule that they had.” The training sessions have always been “demanding for the players” so that  they can keep improving and stay sharp according to both the head Coach and Assistant Coach.

The Head coach and the Assistant Coach that were two distinguished players  from the team during the game, Eddie Posada the goalie of the team and right wing Edwin Lopez.                                                                                                                                          Edwin Lopez                                              Eddie Posada

Edwin And Eddie said that the performance that the team gave during the game “wasn’t the best” and they “could have done better. They all played bad “and they didn’t play like they should of.” They learned that for their next game they should “focus more” and to not be trusted during a game and that they should be ”more concentrated before a game.” however with this disappointing win that they had they now have the “motivation to play better than last time.”

Our new math teacher knows all the numbers

Jodi Copley

Welcome the new math teacher to our school, Chaparral high school: 

Jodi L. Copley


Chaparral High School has had a lot of teacher turnover to begin this year, and one subject with a lot of change is Math. One of Loboland’s newest math teachers is Jodi L. Copley.

Copley teaches algebra one to packed freshman classrooms and one smaller sophomore and junior class period.

 She had taken the decision to teach math because in the 80s they had a shortage of math teachers, so Copley decided she wanted to teach this subject. It also helped her very much that she “liked all math subjects”.

Copley comes from Peoria, illinois. She graduated from Peoria High School. After that she went to Lincoln college in Illinois. There she was someone who was “two years ahead of others” in college.  Some of her peers had to take more than five years to graduate but not Copley. She did not have to go through that long process. At that same college she graduated with a “masters and bachelors degree in five years.”

Copley can also teach other advanced subjects of math starting from algebra one all the way up to calculus two, and she can also teach statistics, “a math subject that can be hard to learn.” She decided to work with us at Chaparral High school because she is qualified to teach these  math subjects and she has her masters degree in it as well. 

Copley is planning on staying to teach at our “school for a few years.” With some students in her class being “thankful for that.” She is one of the few teachers in our school that agrees with “using ones phone for music can help one to do his work” however a student  should be responsible enough to know that he/she shouldn’t be using their phones whenever there is a lesson being taught during “class, on a quiz, or on an exam because the phone might be a distraction for others during that quiz or exam.”

  Thankfully, Copley thinks that working at CHS is one of the best things that happened to her because she “gets to see of the past again” from other schools that she had worked at before.

 Copley also has said it feels similar to teach here from other schools that she has taught at before so this “is nice” according to her.

  Copley thinks that she has made a “good impression” with the students and that they are still working with “the respect part” of students to teacher. All of the  students in Chaparral High School, according to her, are quite “respectful and have a great potential”. She says the students at this school are quite “responsible with their classroom assignments”.

Copley has a belief that “all teachers in school have a goal and that goal is to help students to reach their academic goals.”