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Today, 5/29/2015
High: 75 Low: 46
Slight chance thunderstorms
12% chance of precipitation.
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High: 76 Low: 48
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8th grade promotion ceremony

Chief Manuelito Middle School will be holding its 8th grade promotion ceremony on Tuesday May 26th at 2 pm in the CMMS gym.  Seating for the gymnasium will not be available until 1:20 pm due to classes using the facility until that time.  We look forward to a great turnout for our annual event.  A small reception in the CMMS cafeteria will take place after the ceremony has finished.  For more information on the 8th grade promotion ceremony, 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 (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.

EOC Link

Students to get to the Blackboard website to take EOC testing, please copy and paste the link below into your browser:

7th grade field trips

Seventh graders will be going on two incentive field trips in the near future.  The Aggies will travel to Chaco Canyon on April 30th, while the Mustangs will trek to El Morro national monument.  Students will get to experience some history and culture while getting a just reward for their great work this semester.

Second Semester Testing Dates

As our second semester winds down, CMMS would like to let all stakeholders know about important upcoming testing dates for students.  It is mandated for students to be in attendance for testing, so please make all efforts to get your kids to school on the dates below.  If you have any questions or concerns on second semester testing, please call us at CMMS at 721-5600.

PARCC Testing II:  6th grade April 28 & 29   7th grade April 28    Riverside testing:  8th grade May 5   7th grade May 6  6th grade May 7  EOC Testing:  All grade levels May 9-20.

Parent Involvement Meetings

CMMS will have its next parent meeting on Tuesday May 5th at 6 pm in the Administrative conference room in the main offices at CMMS.  We will go over our plans for next school year, our Title I budget for next year as well as planning for our dedication of our artwork of Chief Manuelito.  All parents are welcome to attend, as we hope to have lots of parent involvement!  For more information on these committee meetings, please contact CMMS at 721-5600.
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
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.

Spring sports are winding down and CMMS wants to say thank you and good job to our coaches that have helped this season.  Thanks to Patricia and Leticia Billy our softball coaches, Mr. Esquibel and Mr. Rogers our Baseball coaches and Ms. Diaz our Track coach.  Our kids have gained lots of ability this season and we hope they continue to play these great sports next year and into their future.

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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.