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 two 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 2016-17 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 2016-17 school year!


Steven Wargo


Chief Manuelito Middle School                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  


Words of Wisdom from Chief Manuelito

School Supplies for 2016-17

School supply lists are available under the students and parents tabs at the top of the CMMS website.  parents are encouraged to begin to purchase school supplies throughout the summer so that when school begins in August, students have the necessary supplies needed to start the year off well.    


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

Parents Needed!

  Chief Manuelito Middle School will be organizing parent committees for our monthly Advisory School Council (ASC)and Indian Education Committee (IEC)meetings.  Parents interested in being on these committees, please contact CMMS at 721-5619 or 721-5619.  Once committees are organized, we will have parent meetings on the first Tuesday of each month.  We hope to see several parents involved this year.  For more information on these committees, please call the numbers listed above. 

Late Start Mondays

Beginning on August 22nd and continuing until May, CMMS will have late starts on Mondays so teachers can have PLC collaboration time.  School will begin one hour later at 9:20 am on Mondays and regular buses will pick students up one hour later than normal.  School will still get out at 3:42 pm.  For more information on late start Mondays, please contact us at CMMS at 721-5600.  

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Chief Manuelito Middle School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.1 The following person(s) has(have) been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Virgil Brown or Esther Morris,  504 Coordinators

1325 Rico Street, Gallup, NM 87301

505 721 5600

Steven E. Wargo, Principal
1325 Rico Street, Gallup NM 87301
505 721 5620

For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481.

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.