Parent Advisory Committee

Chief Manuelito is looking for parents to serve on a district wide Parent Advisory Committee.  This committee will communicate with the district and CMMS on structuring events and implementing district initiatives.  Please click on the link to learn more.  The first meeting will be on January 29th from 4-6 pm.  For information, please call us at CMMS at 721-5620.    PAC.pdf 

Parents Free Lunch

    Parents starting March 8th to March 16  you will have a chance to come try our school lunch for free.  Stop by the office for more details.

Spring Sports

  Track will be playing against Gallup Mid School on March 8th @ 2pm at the Public Stadium.

Baseball will be playing against Gallup Mid School on March 14 @ 3:00pm A-Team and 5:00pm B-Team at Fort Canyon Park.

Girls Softball will be playing against Gallup Mid School on March 12 @ 3:00pm B-Team and 5:00 A-Team at the Gallup Sports Complex.

Attendance Matters!


Parents.  Chief Manuelito Middle School and all GMCS schools, attendance is very important.  Studies show that the more students miss school, the greater the chance that they will not graduate.  We need your help in making sure your child is in attendance every day and on time!  For the 2017-18 school year, students who are late to school five times will receive a misbehavior and we will require parent conference to discuss the situation.  On the 10th tardy to school, we will again cite the student with a misbehavior , require another parent conference and refer your child to our SAT process and reserve the right to refer your child to CYFD services     On days of inclement weather, administration will use common sense on citing students who are tardy.  Our goal is to see all students be successful and graduate on time.  Fostering good habits in middle school will pave the road for your child's success in the future.  If you have any questions, please call our offices at 505-721-5600.  Thank you for your help in increasing our attendance. 

Fidget Spinners prohibited during classtime

  Fidget spinners and other distracting devices are not allowed in the classroom at CMMS during class time unless a student has an appropriate  IEP stating that they need it in order to concentrate in the classroom.  Students are allowed to have them during lunches, before school and after school.  Students using spinners in class will have them confiscated and parents will have to come and pick them up after the first violation and on a second violation, CMMS will not return it until the end of the school year.  For any questions on our fidget spinner policy, please contact us at 721-5600.

Advisory School Council Meetings

     Chief Manuelito Middle School  will again have an Advisory School Council (ASC) and conduct parent meetings monthly beginning on August 29th. ASC meetings benefit our school community and provide an outlet for you as parents to get involved in what our school does and how we spend some of our funds like Title I funds as well a JOM funds which go directly back to our Native American students.  We hope to have a high level of parent involvement this school year.  For information on ASC and getting involved, please call us a t CMMS at 721-5620.




GMCS School Supplies

    Students at all GMCS schools will receive the school supplies and class materials they need throughout the school year.  This is an initiative from our district leadership to help parents know that we understand the expense of these items and that we want to help in moving your student forward.   School supplies will be issues to students in classes once the school year begins.  For questions on school supplies, please contact us at CMMS at 721-5600.


At Chief Manuelito Middle School we emphasize students following our MAVS!  When we follow our MAVS, everyone wins!


Moving toward excellence

Active Positive Participation

Valuing our community

Staying safe and healthy

SRI Testing Link

  Students:  Please click on the SRI link below to take you to the assessment site:

Words of Wisdom from Chief Manuelito

CMMS Vision Statement

The vision and mission of CMMS is to get all students and teachers to "Pursue, Practice and Produce Academic Excellence Everyday".  We do this by having a positive attitude in the classroom, by differentiating instruction so all students get what they need in order to be successful and by working together with each other so our Chief community becomes ready for the challenges that they will face as they move further into the 21st century.  

Note from the Principal

Dear Chief Manuelito Community,

It is an honor and privilege to be the principal at Chief Manuelito Middle School, where we have created a collaborative learning environment dedicated to placing "students first"!  In my three years at Chief, we have seen our New Mexico state grade rise dramatically by emphasizing teacher collaboration and using data that helps us to know what student needs are to be successful.  As we move into the 2017-18 school year, we will continue to emphasize these concepts, but also dig deep to differentiate instruction for students so that they can be even more successful.   Our goal is to create a great school experience for our kids and families so that when they leave us, they will be prepared for high school with a readiness on knowing what they want out of their futures.  To help in this, we encourage all CMMS parents to come in and visit us and get involved in our monthly ASC meetings, which take place on the first Tuesday of each month.   With the help of all stakeholders, we feel that we have only scratched the surface on what our kids can achieve.  We look forward to a great 2017-18 school year!


Steven Wargo


Chief Manuelito Middle School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Sandra Lee, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1063