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About Chief Manuelito Middle School

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Parents.  Chief Manuelito Middle School and all GMCS schools, attendance is very important.  Studies show that the more students miss school, the greater the chance that they will not graduate.  We need your help in making sure your child is in attendance every day and on time!  For the 2017-18 school year, students who are late to school five times will receive a misbehavior and we will require parent conference to discuss the situation.  On the 10th tardy to school, we will again cite the student with a misbehavior , require another parent conference and refer your child to our SAT process and reserve the right to refer your child to CYFD services     On days of inclement weather, administration will use common sense on citing students who are tardy.  Our goal is to see all students be successful and graduate on time.  Fostering good habits in middle school will pave the road for your child's success in the future.  If you have any questions, please call our offices at 505-721-5600.  Thank you for your help in increasing our attendance.
  Beginning on Friday August 10th and continuing throughout the 2017-18 school year, Chief Manuelito will be on an early release Friday where school will end at 1:18 pm for teacher PLC collaboration and data analysis time.  School will still begin at 8:20 am and we will have instructional activities on these days, so please see that your child is in school.  If you have any questions on our early release Fridays, please contact us at 721-5600. 
 A reminder to all CMMS students and parents that cell phone usage and the usage of all electronic devices including headphones is not allowed at school from our first bell at 8:15 am until 3:42 pm.  On the first occurrence that an electronic device is confiscated, the parent will need to pick up the device for it to be returned.  If a second incident takes place, the student will be given a misbehavior and the phone will be kept until the end of the school year.  For more details on the electronics policy, please see the GMCS website or contact us at 721-5600.  Thank you.
 Chief Manuelito Middle School expects all students to be in appropriate dress code throughout the school year.  Basic dress code standards allow students to wear polo shirts of all colors except red and blue and spirit shirts on Fridays or other designated days by administration.  Pants are to be khaki or black  in color.  No other colors are allowable.  On Fridays, students are allowed to wear denim jeans, but to not have rips in them or be distressed in any nature.  For the safety of our students and staff, no hoodies or jackets of any kind are allowed.  Sweatshirts that are plain in nature and in a color of an allowable polo shirts are also allowed as well as CMMS Sweat shirts.  Chief Manuelito spirit shirts and sweatshirts are available in our book keepers office starting at $10.  For a more detailed examination of the dress code policy, please see the dress code tab at the top of the page, or come visit us at CMMS.

School Supplies


Students at all GMCS schools will receive the school supplies and class material they will need.  This is the second school year our district leadership has made this possible to help parents with the expense of these items and that we want to help in moving your student forward.  School supplies will be issued to students in classes once the school year begins.

At Chief Manuelito Middle School we emphasize students following our MAVS!  When we follow our MAVS, everyone wins!


Moving toward excellence

Active Positive Participation

Valuing our community

Staying safe and healthy

CMMS Vision:
The vision and mission of CMMS is to get all students and teachers to "Pursue, Practice and Produce Academic Excellence Everyday".  We do this by having a positive attitude in the classroom, by differentiating instruction so all students get what they need in order to be successful and by working together with each other so our Chief community becomes ready for the challenges that they will face as they move further into the 21st century.
A note from your Principal

Dear Chief Manuelito Community,

It is an honor and privilege to be the principal at Chief Manuelito Middle School, where we have created a collaborative learning environment dedicated to placing "students first"!  In my three years at Chief, we have seen our New Mexico state grade rise dramatically by emphasizing teacher collaboration and using data that helps us to know what student needs are to be successful.  As we move into the 2017-18 school year, we will continue to emphasize these concepts, but also dig deep to differentiate instruction for students so that they can be even more successful.   Our goal is to create a great school experience for our kids and families so that when they leave us, they will be prepared for high school with a readiness on knowing what they want out of their futures.  To help in this, we encourage all CMMS parents to come in and visit us and get involved in our monthly ASC meetings, which take place on the first Tuesday of each month.   With the help of all stakeholders, we feel that we have only scratched the surface on what our kids can achieve.  We look forward to a great 2017-18 school year!


Steven Wargo


Chief Manuelito Middle School