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Today, 8/28/2015
High: 84 Low: 52
Partly cloudy
7% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 8/29/2015
High: 85 Low: 53
Isolated thunderstorms
16% chance of precipitation.

Parent Meeting/Open House

Chief Manuelito Middle School will host a Scholastic Book Fair on September 16th – September 29th, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and during Parent Teacher Conferences. Funds raised will help purchase books Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers

Below is a link to our school and online Book Fair cannot wait to see you there.

Scholastic Book Fair Link

Chief Manuelito would like to thank the 179 parents we had on August 11th for our open house.  We look forward to continuing to build bridges with you this year and have parents involved in our parent committees and helping us move your students forward.

Our next parent meeting will take place Tuesday September 1st at 6:30 pm in the administrative conference room and parent-teacher conferences will be held on September 22 from 11 am until 6 pm.  We hope to see you then!

School Supplies List for 2015-16

Chief Manuelito Middle School

Basic School Supply List



This list is intended only to cover basic supplies you should have with you ALL YEAR!

As you run out of these supplies, you’ll need to buy more to stay prepared all year. 

(There may be other items you’ll need, depending on your classes, once school begins.)


  • a sturdy backpack
  • a large (2”) three-ring binder for homework
  • 3 medium three-ring binders (1” to 1-1/2”, but at least one binder being 1-1/2”) to leave in classes
  • 5 or 6 single pocket folders (with 3-holes, but NO metal prongs) for your binder
  • 150-200 sheets of  college-ruled  loose-leaf  paper (3-holes)
  • a small pack of colored fine-tip markers (non-permanent only) or high quality colored pencils
  • A package of assorted color highlighters
  • 2 boxes of 12 high quality wooden pencils
  • 6 or more black pens for Language Arts
  • a zipper pencil case (with 3-holes, to fit into your binder)
  • one 12” ruler (inches and centimeters)
  • 2 composition notebooks  (for Language Arts)
  • 1 single-subject spiral notebook  (for math class)

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.

Parent Involvement Meetings

CMMS will have its next parent meeting on Tuesday August 4th at 6 pm in the CMMS caferteria.  We will go over the vision and expectations for our school for the upcoming year and how parents can play an active role in helping their kids and our school move forward.  We will be serving sandwiches and refreshments while they last.  Get involved in your studnets education and become a part of our Partent committee!  For more information on these committee meetings, please contact CMMS at 721-5600.

From the Principal

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
On August 14th (Navajo Code Talkers Day), Chief Manuelito Middle School will officially dedicate our artwork of our namesake, Chief Manuelito.  This will be done during an assembly last period of the day and will encompass a celebration of not only Chief Manuelito, but also our Miss Chief Manuelito Pageant contestants and our diverse culture as a school.  We look forward to a great celebration on this day and hope that you can attend!  For more information on our dedication ceremony, please contact us at CMMS at 721-5600.

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.

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Friday, August 28
Tohatchi Cross Country Invite @ Tohatchi
3:00 PM
Friday, September 4
Rehoboth Mid Cross Country Invite
Wednesday, September 9
CMMS Volleyball @ Choosghai
4:00 PM
CMMS Football @ Tohatchi
5:00 PM
Saturday, September 12
JFK Cross Country Invite

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.