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On Monday November 16th Chief Manuelito Middle School will be conducting a lock down drill to get students adequately prepared in the event that we have a real life situation that will require us to think and act fast.  Every school in our district is required to do a drill of this nature twice per year as we set out to create the safest possible environment for our most valuable stakeholders, our students.  Gallup Police will be on scene for this drill as we hope to learn what measures we can take to make sure that we are providing the safest possible environment for our students.  We ask that you please discuss with your students to take these drills seriously and that these measures are critically important in the event of a real event that requires fast thinking.  If you have any questions, please contact us at Chief Manuelito Middle School at 721-5600.  Thank you.

Veterans Day Breakfast and Food Drive

Chief Manuelito Middle School's Veterans day Breakfast was a huge success!  We served nearly 350 meals and collected close to $400 for the Gallup Community Pantry.  With that $400 the Community Pantry will be able to purchase close to $2600 worth of food for members in our Gallup Community.  We thank everyone who helped to make this event a success, especially the following groups:

Parents of CMMS                                             LSN Electric
Teachers and Students of CMMS                       Glenns Bakery
Wal-Mart of Gallup                                            Mangum Tax Services
CMMS Student Council                                     CMMS JNHS

We look forward to continuing this event each year and thnak all of our Veterans that helped to preserve our freedoms.  Thank you!


Weekly Achievers

CMMS is proud to announce a new program; "Weekly Achievers"!  This program asks our teachers to recognize the hard work that our students put in to be their best.  Students selected by teachers will get recognized during our morning announcements as well as earn a privilege to get to move to the front of the lunch line as well as to be a part of our "Wall of Excellence".  Encourage your students to be an achiever!

Our  achievers this week are:  8th grade: Austin Naswood, Tamara Yazzie, Myra Littlehead, Thalia Delgado, Nelbert Billy, MyKayla Sam, Euriah Johnson

7th graders:  Ivanna Bitsie Clarissa Torres, Matyas Benally, Jerrell Martinez, Alexix Escarcega, Brian McCabe, Jaden Palochek, Ariah Hausner, Avirian Tom, Rito Prieto, Hendrix Claude, Alisha Ramsden, Rodrick Parada, Dennis Cosens, Rowdy Livingston, Dominic Gutierrez.

CMMS Vision

The vision and mission of CMMS is to get our students to make meaning of what they are learning in the classroom, to participate and contribute in the learning process and to get our teachers to manage their learning so that students are ready for all the challenges that lie ahead for them once they get into high school.  Our motto of "Pursue, Practice and Produce Academic Excellence" is for everyone here at CMMS and we strive to continue to move our school and our students forward.

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 (ALL SOLIDS): Black, white, pink, green, orange, yellow, burgundy, 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 KHAKI 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. BEGINNING IN 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR, NO NAVY BLUE PANTS.

SHORTS and SKIRTS COTTON SHORTS 4 INCH INSEAM KHAKI 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--With either a  CMMS Spirit shirt or a regular dress code approved polo.
Shoes:  Students  are encouraged to wear normal footwear to school .No sandals or open toe shoes and no red or blue shoe laces are permitted.  With athletic shoes, please no red or blue athletic shoes.

From the Principal

Dear Parents, Students, Families and Friends,

As we begin the 2015-16 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, after school tutoring, interscholastic middle school sports, 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 will be celebrating Native American Appreciation Month the week of November 16-20 and ask that students dress traditionally the entire week.  We are going to have the following Native American traditional days this week:

•    Monday November 16th:  Traditional dress day:  Come to school dressed traditionally! 

•    Tuesday November 17, 2015 – The best Navajo Traditional Hair-do

•    Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – Moccasin Day –Wear your beautiful Moccasin to school.

•     Thursday, November 19, 2015 –   Traditional outfit Day or other tribal traditional clothes.

Chief Manuelito Middle School will be conducting a food drive beginning Monday October 19th and continuing until Thanksgiving.  Please bring any non-perishable food items to CMMS during our hours of operation and help us get involved in our community.  Thank you!

The 21st Century After School Program as well as After School Tutoring will begin at CMMS starting on Tuesday September 8.  The After School Program and will run from 3:45 pm until 5:45 pm Monday thru Thursday and will help kids in all core academic classes as well allowing them to participate in enrichment activities like art and culture.  The After School Tutoring Program will run in our library from 4 pm until 5 pm and will have tutoring from CMMS teachers in core subjects.  For more information on these after school programs, please call us at CMMS at 721-5600.

Chief Manuelito Middle School is happy to announce that on September 1 we selected of Advisory School Council for the 2015-16 school year.  Our members include:

Ida Mangum Chairperson & Parent
Susan Palochak  Co-Chairperson & Parent
Ginger Nielson  Treasurer and Parent Community member
Valerie Antonio  Secretary & Parent Community member
Ryan Daw  CMMS Representative
Michelle Galaviz  CMMS Representative

We had nearly 20 parents at our first meeting and will meet again on October 6th to begin to organize our long term events for the year including our 2nd annual Veterans day Breakfast and events for the holiday season.  All parents are invited to take part and to get involved.  For more information, please contact us at CMMS at 721-5600.

Basketball Season is here!.  For a schedule of events check out our calendar of upcoming events located on the right side of this webpage.  Good luck to all of our kids this fall and we look forward to seeing lots of parents in the stands to properly support their children!

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Wednesday, December 2
Basketball vs. Newcomb
CMMS Basketball home vs. Newcomb 4 pm
Saturday, December 5
Basketball @ Crownpoint
CMMS Basketball away at Crownpoint 10 am
Monday, December 7
Basketball @ Tohatchi
CMMS Basketbal at Tohatchi 4 pm
Wednesday, December 9
Basketball @ Rehoboth
CMMS Basketball @ Rehoboth 4 pm
Saturday, December 12
Basketball vs. Choosghai
CMMS Basketball home vs. Choosghai 10 am

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.