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Today, 4/17/2014
High: 67 Low: 36
Mostly sunny
2% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/18/2014
High: 66 Low: 35
Slight chance thunderstorms
18% chance of precipitation.

 Counseling Department Information
Next Step Plans for Eighth Grade

8th Grade Parents
Be expecting a Next Step Plan from your students in late April or early May.  These sheets need to be filled out and returned to the counseling office as soon as possible.  The Next Step Plan is designed to help us and the high school counselors project a plan to help your students graduate on time. 

CMMS Track Season

Our track season has started. The track meets will be held on Thursdays at the Public School Stadium. The dates are: April 3rd, 17th, 24th and May 1st. Field Events start at 1:15 and running events start at 3:15. Come support Chief Manuelito Track! Go MAVS!

Navajo Language & Culture
A message from Ms. Henry-Kee

GMCS Annual Navajo Language & Culture Festival

Students are signing up for Navajo singing, dancing, reading in Navajo,etc. and will attend the annual GMCS Navajo Language & Cultural Festival. Some students have started their practicing already.  Practices will be held after school. The festival will take place at Gallup High School on May 8 and will begin around 8:30.

Miss Chief Manuelito Pageant

The crowning of Miss Chief Manuelito will be April 17th, in the school's cafeteria. The time is 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served. Some girls have signed up and will need to select an escort. Parents must be present.  The written essay will be due Monday April 14th, 2014.

News from the Language Arts Department 

This year the idea of having our students professionally publish a book was brought to the attention of the Language Arts Department. Many believed it was a fantastic idea and that same idea then blossomed into a project that was carried out in our Language Arts classes.

The task given to our students was to engage in the “writing process” in order to construct a narrative about their culture. Students from each grade level took on this task and did a fantastic job. Their narratives were then sent off to be published and with the financial assistance of the JOM committee, the narratives returned to us hard bound and professionally published. They looked great and the students were very proud to show them off at the book parties that followed! The student’s family now has a keepsake to enjoy for many years to come.

News from the Science Department

There will be a Science Fair on Friday, April 25th from 5:30 to 7:30. Awards will be given for Earth Science, Life Science & Physical Science. All Chief Manuelito students are encouraged to participate. All projects are due April 18th. The judging will take place the following week and the winners will be announced on the evening of April 25th.

Popcorn & Pickles are sold every Friday during both lunches.

The New Mexico Standards Based Assessment is now complete. Thank you to our parents for getting your student to school each day and on time. We are very proud of our students as they did an outstanding job. We will still be doing make ups until April 2nd. Please make sure students come to school daily so that they can make up any test they may have missed. Thank You!

Hello to everyone visiting our Chief Manuelito Middle School website! 

We are half-way through the school year with NMSBA testing right around the corner--March 17th-March 31st.  The staff at CMMS is working very hard to prepare the students for this very important test.  This is a transitional year for testing as students will take this test online.  Please help support your students by making sure they are here at school to be prepared to take this test. 
Thank you for working with the school and assisting us with any concerns you have.  This helps us make our school  community a positive learning environment.
Dan Horsley, Principal
Clara DeArmond, Asst. Principal

Important Dates

April 7 - 11
Spring Break/No School

April 18
Progress Reports

April 21 - May 2
Discovery Ed Testing

April 25
Science Fair 5:30 to 7:30

May 5
Early Release

May 26
Memorial Day/No School

May 29
 Last Day of School

Moving toward excellence 

Active, positive participation

Valuing our community

taying safe and healthy

“The mission of the Chief Manuelito Learning Community is to Pursue, Practice, and Produce Academic Excellence."