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Recent sports results for CMMS:

Football:  Chief 52 Tohatchi 0

XX:  Boys and Girls teams finish first at Tohatchi Mid Invite

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Today, 12/20/2014
High: 43 Low: 20
Mostly cloudy
3% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 12/21/2014
High: 46 Low: 24
Partly sunny
4% chance of precipitation.


The 21st Century After School Program will begin at Chief Manuelito Middle School beginning on January 6th.  This program will help our kids in all core academic classes as well as being able to have enrichment opportunities in subjects like science, math and reading.  Transportation is provided in this program as well as snacks.  It will run Monday thru Friday for 2 hours after school from 3:45 until 5:45.  We encourage all students to attend.  Information flyers and registration forms will be distributed to students, so don't miss out.  Get your student registered as soon as possible and get into our after school program.  For more information, please call us at CMMS at 721-5600.

Veterans Day Breakfast and Food Drive

Dear Parents, Students, Families and Friends,

Chief Manuelito Middle School is proud to announce that we collected over 75 pounds of food during our Veterans Day Breakfast food drive.  Your efforts have gone a long way to help those that are in need in our community.  Thank you.  Chief Manuelito Middle School looks make our Veterans Day Breakfast an annual event and looks forward to helping our community in other ways in the future.  Thank you to all that attended and contributed.

Steven Wargo


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!

Parent Involvement Meetings

CMMS will have meetings for our Indian Education Committee as well as out ASC/Parent Involvement Committee on Tuesday November 4th, 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

Late Start Mondays

Chief Manuelito Middle School will begin professional development late start Mondays for our teachers beginning this Monday, November 3, 2014 and continuing for every Monday for the remainder of the school year.  On Mondays, school will begin one hour later at 9:25 am.  During the remainder of the week, Tuesday thru Friday, we will have our normal start time of 8:25 am.  School will continue to be released at 3:45 pm every day.  Students that take buses will be able to catch their bus one hour later than their regular time due to this late start on Mondays.  For any questions, or more information on CMMS and late start Mondays, please contact us at CMMS at 721-5600.
Basketball season is well under way.  The CMMS boys A, B & 6th grade teams are undefeated this season, while the girls A, B & 6th grade teams have only lost one game combined.  Please see our schedule below and come support our mid school student athletes.  All games below are 7th and 8th except for the December 20th game.

December 8       @ Navajo Mid   4 pm

December 10     Crownpoint        4 pm

December 13     @ JFK              10 am

December 15     Chooshgai          4 pm

December 17     @ Tohatchi         4 pm

December 20th   6th grade round robin @ CMMS  10 am


Wednesday, January 7
7th & 8th Girls & Boys Basketball
Home vs Newcome Boys and girls 4 P.M
Monday, January 12
7th & 8th Girls & Boys Basketball
Home vs Rehoboth Girls and boys 4 P.M
Wednesday, January 14
7th & 8th Girls & Boys Basketball
Home vs Gallup mid boys and girls 4 P.M

Saturday, January 17
7th & 8th Girls & Boys Basketball
Home vs JFK girls and boys 4 P.M

Wednesday, January 21
7th & 8th Girls & Boys Basketball
Home vs Navajo Mid boys and girls 4 P.M

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."