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Today, 3/28/2015
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Chief Manuelito wants (and needs) parents to click on the link below to take a survey on CMMS. This survey is important in getting us to know how we can improve on what we do! Please take the short amount of time it takes to fill out. Thanks!

Once on this site, click take a survey on the left and follow the directions! Thanks again!

Chief Manuelito is proud to have had 261 parents in attendance at our recent PT conferences.  We look forward to continuing to serve your children and want you to be involved in to process.  Please feel free to stop by to see us if you have a question or concern.  THANK YOU PARENTS!

Second Semester Testing Dates

As we begin our second semester, 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.

TLI Testing:   February 10th for 7th graders  February 11 & 12 for 6th graders and February 13th for 8th graders
NAEP Testing:   8th graders March 3     PARCC Testing I:  6th grade March 10-12   7th grade March 17-19
8th grade March 24-26   NMSBA Science:  7th grade  March 31-April 1   PARCC Testing II:  6th grade April 21 & 22   7th grade April 23 & 24    8th grade April 28 & 29
EOC Testing:  All grade levels May 9-20


The 21st Century After School Program has begun at Chief Manuelito Middle School with nearly 100 kids in attendance.  There is still time to get your child involved as this program will help kids in all core academic classes as well allowing them to participate in enrichment activities like art and culture. Transportation is provided in this program as well as snacks.  It will run Monday thru Thursday for 2 hours after school from 3:45 until 5:45.  Its not too late to get your student registered and get into our after school program.  For more information, please call us at CMMS at 721-5600.

Parent Involvement Meetings

CMMS will have meetings for our Indian Education Committee as well as out ASC/Parent Involvement Committee on Tuesday March 3rd, 2015 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
The mission of the Chief Manuelito learning community is to:

Academic Excellence

Spring sports have begun with baseball, softball and track all underway.  Once field situations get situated, we will gt our baseball and softball schedules officially released.  Our track schedule is set with our first track meet taking place on March 5th.  For more information on spring sports at CMMS, please contact us at 721-5600.  Thank you.

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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.
Tuesday, March 31
7th Grade NMSBA Science testing

Wednesday, April 1
7th Grade NMSBA Science testing

Thursday, April 2
Track: Gallup Mid Meet @ Public School stadium

Mon, Apr 6 - Fri, Apr 10
Spring Break: NO SCHOOL

Thursday, April 16
Track: @ Rehoboth Meet

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.