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From the Superintendent

The end of school is near with seniors having less then a month left.  Graduation ceremonies have been spread out this year so board members and the community can attend multiple ceremonies.  They are all published on the GMCS web page.

With the legislative session over, I would like to thank our area representatives who fought passionate for our students.  Representatives Johnson, Lundstrom, Alcon, Martinez along with Senator Munoz and Pinto went above and beyond fighting for education in the northwest.  They made sure our voices were heard as they continued the uphill battle.  Other legislators including Rep. Johnson, Williams-Stapleton, Salazar, Richard, and Trujillo helped carry our cause in the House Ed Committee.  In Senate Ed; Pinto and Soules also ensured our voices were heard.  Unfortunately, even with their strong support the unique needs of GMCS were seen as a threat to funding other districts in the state.

We will continue to push for support of our unique needs that are caused by being a large rural district.  We are hoping for several funding studies during the interim session.

Our capital outlay projects are gaining steam.  Katherine Miller Elementary (Churchrock) is looking magnificent thanks to Murphy Builders and our local subcontractors.  Those that have passed by Jefferson Elem  will be amazed to see the changes to the landscape.  Those from my generation are celebrating the birth of a new school but will mourn the loss of "Jefferson Jumps".

We should be breaking ground on Ramah Elem with the bid just recently being awarded to Murphy Builders.  Del Norte construction should start within the next two months while the design of Lincoln and Thoreau Elementary are beginning.  We will have four construction projects and two design projects ongoing the next year with several more in the application stage.

Frank C

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District Daily Announcements


In the News...
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Girl Scouts Camp Information Session on Wednesday, April 29th at 4:30 PM at the Children's Library

MESA (Math, Engineering, Science Achievement) News from around the district
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Congrats to Crownpoint Mid Schoolers Joery, Nathan, Margaret and Drealle for recently competing in the Four Corner Regional Science & Engineering Fair
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Parents/Students:  Click HERE to view Standards for School Bus Operation

PARENTS, if your child's 4th birthday occurred prior to September 1, 2014 he/she may be eligible for Pre K
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Countdown to PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) for families

Parents/Guardians and the Community are invited to attend the 8th Annual Dine' Language & Culture Festival in May

RMCHCS Community Health Fair
May, 2, 2015   9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Rio West Mall

Regional Symposium on Alcohol and
Substance Abuse


Gallup Music Teachers Ensemble
Guest Artist Dr. Bruce Dalby, Professor of Music at UNM on trumpet
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 ~ 7:00 PM
JFK Middle School Auditorium

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30th Annual Paul D. Hanson Awareness Scholarship Golf Tournament
Saturday, May 30, 2015

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NM Common Core Standards
Information for PARENTS



Learning opportunity for students in Grades 6 - 12, 2015 Dream Catcher Science Program
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North Side Elementary School Building Project Site
GMCS is currently working with VAN H. GILBERT ARCHITECT PC on the design of the new school. The new school will combine the campuses of Juan de Onate and Washington Elementary. Please click on the like above to access documents for the project.





For School Closure/Delay because of weather conditions, call 505-721-2233

Weather

Today, 4/26/2015
High: 49 Low: 37
Rain showers likely
71% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 4/27/2015
High: 59 Low: 35
Chance rain showers
35% chance of precipitation.

Press Releases

Udall: Protect Our Kids From Dangerous Chemicals
2014 White House Native Youth Report
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Upcoming Events

Tue, Apr 21 - Tue, May 12
PARCC End of Year
Testing
Monday, April 27
DIBELS (EOY)- Window Opens

Senior EoC- Window Opens

Wednesday, April 29

MOA with the Navajo Nation