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Our school will be looking for local artists interested in helping CMMS create a mural of the great Chief Manuelito so that he can be honored properly within our building.  We will be seeking donations to help in purchasing the supplies for this project.  If interested in helping our school in any way, please contact CMMS at 721-5600.  Thank you!

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Today, 8/23/2014
High: 78 Low: 50
Partly sunny
5% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/24/2014
High: 81 Low: 53
Partly sunny
8% chance of precipitation.

Chief Manuelito Open House

Chief Manuelito Middle School is extremely happy to have had over 230 parents at our Open House on Thursday August 14th.  We hope that you receive frequent contact from our teachers and that you and your child have a successful 2014-15 school year.  We look forward to seeing everyone for Parent-Teacher Conferences on October 22nd.  For more information on CMMS, please contact us at 505-721-5600.

Coaches Needed!

Chief Manuelito Middle School is looking for individuals to coach volleyball for this upcoming season.  Interested individual will need an active coaching license and will be paid a stipend.  For more information on coaching middle school sports at Chief Manuelito Middle School, please contact Steven Wargo at 721-5620. 

Parent Involvement Meetings

CMMS will have meetings for our Indian Education Committee as well as out ASC/Parent Involvement Committe this Tuesday evening.  The Indian Education Committee will meet at 5 pm and the ASC/Parent Involvement Committee will meet at 5:45.  Both meetings will take place in teh Administrative conference room in teh main offices at CMMS.  All parents are welcome to attend, as we hope to have lots of parent involvement this year!  For mor einformation 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.

6th Grade School Supply List 2014-2015

This list is intended only to cover basic supplies you should have with you ALL YEAR!

As you run out of these supplies, you’ll need to buy more to stay prepared all year. 

(There may be other items you’ll need, depending on your classes, once school begins.)

  • a sturdy backpack
  • a large (2”) three-ring binder for homework
  • 3 medium three-ring binders (1” to 1-1/2”, but at least one binder being 1-1/2”) to leave in classes
  • 5 or 6 single pocket folders (with 3-holes, but NO metal prongs) for your binder
  • 150-200 sheets of  college-ruled  loose-leaf  paper (3-holes)
  • a small pack of colored fine-tip markers (non-permanent only) or high quality colored pencils
  • a small pencil sharpener   
  • yellow, orange, or pink highlighters
  • 2 boxes of 12 high quality wooden pencils (leaving one box in homeroom)
  • 2 dry-erase markers (to be left in classroom)
  • 6 or more black pens for Language Arts
  • a zipper pencil case (with 3-holes, to fit into your binder)
  • 2 boxes of Kleenex (for homeroom)
  • 1 pair scissors (for homeroom)
  • 1 small bottle of Elmer’s glue or gluesticks  (to leave in History)
  • one 12” ruler (inches and centimeters)
  • 2 composition notebooks  (for Language Arts)
  • 1 single-subject spiral notebook  (for math class)

7th & 8th grade School Supplies List

  • A sturdy backpack
  • A 5 subject Mead 5 COLLEGE RULED spiral notebook or a 3 ring 3 inch binder for organization when taking work home
  • 3 medium three-ring binders (1” to 1-1/2”, but at least one binder being 1-1/2”) to leave in classes
  • 6 dividers for each three ring binder
  • 5 or 6 single pocket folders (with 3-holes, but NO metal prongs) for your binder
  • 200-500 sheets of  college-ruled  loose-leaf  paper (3-holes)
  • Page re-enforcers
  • a small pack of colored fine-tip markers (non-permanent only) or high quality colored pencils
  • a small pencil sharpener   
  • yellow, orange, or pink highlighters
  • Colored pencils
  • Glue sticks
  • 2 boxes of 12 high quality wooden pencils (leaving one box in homeroom)
  • 2 dry-erase markers
  • 12 or more black or blue pens
  • 2 dozen number 2 pencils
  • a zipper pencil case (with 3-holes, to fit into your binder)
  • one 12” ruler (inches and centimeters)
  • 2 composition notebooks  
  • 1 single-subject spiral notebook
  • A Calculator with a square root function for 8th grade math

Individual teachers will go over school supplies when we begin school on August 11th.  If you attain the items above, you should be set for the school year. 

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
7th and 8th grade football practice will begin on Monday August 18 from 4 pm until 5:30 pm.  All students participating will need a physical in order to participate.  Parents are responsible in providing transportation home for students after practice at 5:30. There are no buses available.

Volleyball and Cross Country practices will be starting up shortly.  CMMS will phone call home when these activities are set to begin!

Wednesday, September 3
School Pictures
School Pictures from Kenneth Brown Photography.  All Students need to have their photo taken!

The 2014-15 school year is fast approaching and CMMS has several new and exciting changes to help make our school better for student learning and success!  The most important change will be a six period day for students along with intervention classes to help students make gains in both reading and math.  Along with these classes, we will utilize computer based systems to help studnets learn as we expect our students to make large gains on state mandated tests.  Parents are always welcome at CMMS!  Stop by and meet with us and become part of our learning community.  Thank you!

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 grads 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."