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 Chief Manuelito Community,

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, 9/30/2014
High: 70 Low: 39
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Tomorrow, 10/1/2014
High: 71 Low: 37
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5% chance of precipitation.

Chief Manuelito Parent-Teacher Conferences

Chief Manuelito Middle School will be hosting parent teacher conferences on Monday September 22 from 10 am until 6 pm.  All parents are invited to learn about how their children are progressing in school, as well as to learn how to utilize powerschool systems, which can allow you to check on your child’s grades and attendance from your home computer, tablet or I-phone.  Powerschool trainings will take place at 11 am, 1 pm, 3 pm and 5 pm from the 8th grade computer lab.  Chief Manuelito Middle School will also be giving out shoes to our kids that attend as well as serving refreshments, courtesy of Title I educational eservices (Tiltle I educational services work to help our math and language arts programs, a necessary part of our school success).  Spirit shirts will also be made available for $10 each.  Along with this, our library will be conducting a scholastic book fair. We look forward to seeing you for parent teacher conferences this Monday from 10 am until 6 pm.  Thank you.

Coaches Needed!

Chief Manuelito Middle School is looking for individuals to coach boys and girls basketball from late October until the season ends in February.  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 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
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.

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:  Friday September 20th @ Wingate Invite  9 am

Volleyball:  Wednesday September 17th vs. Chooshgai Middle School 4 pm

Volleyball:  Thursday September 11thvs. Navajo Middle School 5 pm

Football:  Wednesday September 24th vs. JFK 5 pm @ JFK field

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


Wednesday, October 1
Chief Manuelito Middle School @ Wingate (Wingate High School Field)  5 pm
Chief Manuelito Middle School @ Rehoboth Middle School 4:30 pm
Saturday, October 4
Cross Country
CHIEF INVITE (Gallup Invite)  8 AM
Red Rock Park
Monday, October 6
Chief Manuelito Middle School vs. Newcomb Middle School 4:30 pm
Tuesday, October 7
Chief Manuelito Middle School vs. Gallup Mid  @ Public School Stadium 5pm

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."