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Recent sports results for CMMS:

Football:  Chief 24   Wingate Mid 12

XX:  Boys team places first at the Wingate Mid Invite
      Girls team was second at Wingate

VB:  A & B teams defeated Crownpoint Mid

Great Job to all of our kids participating in these sports!

"My children, education is the ladder to all our needs. Tell our people to take it."  

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Today, 10/23/2014
High: 72 Low: 37
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/24/2014
High: 75 Low: 39
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

Veterans Day Breakfast and Food Drive

Dear Parents, Students, Families and Friends,

On Tuesday November 11th, Chief Manuelito Middle School is honoring the veterans of America and hosting a free Veterans Day breakfast at our school.  The breakfast will be free to the Veteran and his or her spouse or guest.  Anyone else can have a free breakfast with the donation of a non-perishable food item, which will be donated to the Gallup Community Pantry.  We are looking for donations of items that we can utilize for this event, including the following:

Eggs, pancake mix, coffee, hot chocolate, bacon, sausage, syrup, butter, donuts, juice and bottled water, paper plates, cups, utensils, napkins and trash bags.

Please consider donating food items or a monetary donation to our school for this great cause that will go back to those that have helped protect the freedoms that we enjoy (monetary donations are tax deductible).  Any organization that donates will be listed as a sponsor in our program.  For more information on our Veterans Day event, please contact CMMS at 721-5600.


Chief  Manuelito Middle School wants to say THANK YOU to all of our parents that came out to our conferences on September 22nd.  We had nearly 380 parents come and visit our teachers, which is a tremendous turnout.  We hope to continue to be able to serve you and want our parents involved in our school and with our teachers.  We hope to be able to continue to serve you as we move forward in the school year.  Thank you!

Chief Manuelito Middle School would like to have parents click on the link below (or copy and paste it to your browser) to take a survey on our school so that we can get a better idea of how to serve our students and you as stakeholders.  If you have any questions, please contact us at CMMS at 721-5600.

Parent Involvement Meetings

CMMS will have meetings for our Indian Education Committee as well as out ASC/Parent Involvement Committee on Tuesday September 9, 2014 at 6 pm in the Administrative conference room in the main offices at CMMS.  All parents are welcome to attend, as we hope to have lots of parent involvement this year!  For more information on these committee meetings, please contact CMMS at 721-5600.

School dress code at a glance

Chief Manuelito  Middle School Students are expected to be neat, clean, and appropriately dressed for learning while on campus or on school sponsored activities and field trips. Interpretation of the following dress code is subject to administrative discretion.

SHIRTS POLO STYLE SHIRT SHORT OR LONG SLEEVED SOLID COLORS Dress Code Colors: Black, white, pink, green, orange, yellow, purple or gray. UNDERSHIRTS must be solid and uniform colors only (black undershirts are acceptable).   Boys and girls must have undershirt tucked into pants. Polo shirts must be buttoned up, only top  button can be left unbuttoned.  

PANTS COTTON SLACKS OR DRESS PANTS LONG OR CAPRI LENGTH NAVY BLUE OR KHAKI SOLID COLOR Pants must be worn at the waist and FIT properly. No saggy, baggy, oversized or tight fitting, stretch pants. No cargo (pockets below mid-thigh), denim, sweatpants, wind pants, or warm-ups are allowed.

SHORTS and SKIRTS COTTON SHORTS 4 INCH INSEAM NAVY BLUE OR KHAKI SOLID COLOR Short length should not be more than 2 inches above the knee. NO cargo, denim, or athletic type shorts are allowed. Skirt length is not more than 2 inches above the knee (no mini-skirts) and can be long. Socks or hose must be approved dress code colors.  
SPIRIT DAYS Students will be allowed to wear BLUE DENIM JEANS (not ripped or distressed) on Fridays--ONLY if they are wearing a CMMS Mavs spirit shirt.

For a more detailed look at our school dress code, please click on the dress code icon on the left side of our school web page.

Dear Parents, Students, Families and Friends,

As we begin the 2014-15 school year here at Chief Manuelito Middle School we are energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. We will accomplish this by setting high academic expectations for all children, with teachers that incorporate a high level of rigor into their daily instruction. We also want you as our community members to be involved in what our school does. Parents are welcome at anytime and asked to be a part of our ASC and Indian Education committees. The more parents are involved, the greater we can see our kids achieve in their futures! We are also asking our teachers to make an investment in our school this year, and with this will come a greater commitment to your children. Put everything together and we believe that we have the making of a great school experience for your child here at Chief Manuelito.

We encourage our students to participate in the variety of extra-curricular activities that our school offers such as our after school program, interscholastic middle school sports, MESA, and Junior National Honor Society, just to name a few. The more kids are involved with our school, the better students they will become as they grow into young adults.

We are looking forward to working with you and your student as we work toward an academically successful school year. Thank you!

Steven E. Wargo
Chief Manuelito Middle School
Boys and Girls interested in trying out for basketball at CMMS, tryouts will begin on November 3rd-6.  We will do girls tryouts from 4 -5:30 and Boys tryouts from 5:45 until 7:15 pm.  All athletes need to have a physical in order to participate and student-athletes need to have a 2.0 GPA to be eligible.  We currently are only scheduled to have 2 teams this year, so we will have to make cuts.  Schedules will be made available soon.  For more information on basketball tryouts, please call us at CMMS at 721-5600.

7th and 8th grade football, volleyball and cross country practice takes place every school day at CMMS from 3:50 pm until 5:30 pm.  There is no school transportation after practices, so parents must be on time to pick up their student-athletes. 

Team Schedules have been generated, our first games are as follows:

Cross Country:  Saturday October 11th @ Zuni   9 am

Volleyball:  Monday October 6th vs. Newcomb  AB teams 4:30 pm

Football:  Wednesday October 8 vs. Gallup Mid at Public School Stadium  5 pm

Please check out our school calendar below for full sports schedules or contact CMMS at 721-5600.


Saturday, October 25
Cross Country
@ Tohatchi Invite  (TBD)
Thursday, October 30
Chief Manuelito Middle School vs. Gallup Mid @ Miyamura High School Field  5pm
Tuesday, November 11
No School
Veterans Day

Friday, November 14
Student Progress Reports

Mon, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiving Break

Parent Workroom

Parents are welcome to visit us in our counseling office and ask to use our parent workroom.  This area is specifically designated to give our stakeholders the opportunity to learn how to use PowerSchool to check up on your child's grades and assignments as well as to ask us how we can help in getting your child to reach their potential and be ready for high school!  For more information on our parent workroom, call CMMS at 505-721-5600.
“The mission of the Chief Manuelito Learning Community is to Pursue, Practice, and Produce Academic Excellence."