ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Board Meeting tonight! 09/19/17

    http://thecube.com/e/748630

    see Notice below

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  • Safety!

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  • Integrating Songwriting into your Curriculum

    See attached flyer

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  • Gallup Community Concert Association is offering a free STUDENT OUTREACH CONCERT

    I am pleased to inform you that the Gallup Community Concert Association is offering a free STUDENT OUTREACH CONCERT this year.  AIR FORCE ACADEMY ROCKIES CLARINET QUARTET will be our featured performers to be presented in the Kenneth Holloway Auditorium at Gallup High School on Thursday, October 19, 2017.

    Doors will open at 12:30PM. The program will be from 1:00PM until 1:45PM.

    The Rockies Clarinet Quartet presents the unique mixture of clarinet musical offerings of The United States Air Force Academy Band.  As seen and heard from their public concerts to military functions across America, The Rockies Clarinet Quartet exemplifies the world-class musicianship of The United States Air Force Academy Band and the outstanding professionalism of the United States Air Force.

    Date

    Time

    Title

    Location

    Seats Available

    October 19, 2017

    1:00-1:45 pm

    Academy Rockies Clarinet Quartet

    Gallup High School Auditorium

    1000

    We are taking reservations (first come, first served) for seats at the concert.  Please note the performance time.  The auditorium will open at 12:30.  Please respond to Mr. Loren Omoth at lomoth@gmcs.k12.nm.us.  Seating is limited, so make reservations ASAP.   Please include all adult chaperones in your count.   Don’t miss out on this great opportunity for your students!

    Please make your transportation arrangements at the time you reserve seats.  Please try to avoid cancelling your reservations if at all possible.  We want to make full use of the seats that are available so that as many students as possible can enjoy this performance.

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  • Seniors!! Scholarship Opportunity

    Deadline is approaching!

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  • We are Hiring

    GMCS still has vacant positions open

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  • Homecomings

    Crownpoint High              October 6th              vs. Shiprock

    Gallup High                         September 15th     vs. Shiprock

    Miyamura High                 September 22nd     vs. Espanola

    Thoreau High                     September 29th     vs. Hot Springs

    Navajo Pine High              October 27th           vs. Shiprock NW

    Tohatchi High                     October 20th           vs. Zuni

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  • GMCS McKinley Education Foundation Grant

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  • Open House

    Please look at the calendar for specific Dates and Times or contact your child's school. 

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  • Listen and watch for GMCS "Education Matters"

    *Live-Streams-click on "GMCS Education Matters" Live-streams,  found here on our homepage 

    *Radio Announcements/ Public Service Announcements on Millenium Media, I Heart Media & KGAK radio stations

    Remember at GMCS.....Education Matters!

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  • Welcome New Teachers!

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  • Mandatory Concussion Course for Athletes

    All athletes 7-12 have to complete an online concussion course.  

     

    https://nfhslearn.com/courses/61059/concussion-for-students

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  • SCHOOL YEAR CALENDARS!!

    For the 2017/18 AND 2018/19

    GMCS is Providing School Supplies for all our students

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  • Native Heritage Events

     Purpose:  To Enrich Dine’ Language and Cultural Awareness


    GOAL #1: PROMOTE USE OF THE DINE’ LANGUAGE

    GOAL #2:  INCREASE KNOWLEDGE OF DINE’ WINTER CULTURAL TRADITIONS

     

     

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  • Pictures from the Multi Cultural Events

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  • Dual Language

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Student Support Center

WAPT & WIDA-Screener

  • W-APT stands for the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test. It is an English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners. It assists educators with programmatic placement decisions such as identification and placement of ELLs. The W-APT is one component of WIDA's comprehensive assessment system. Beginning SY 2017/2018, only Kindergarten students will be assessed with the W-APT assessment.
  • The WIDA Screener is an English language proficiency assessment given to incoming students in Grades 1–12 to assist educators with the identification of students as English language learners (ELLs). The purpose of this assessment is to help educators make decisions about whether a student is a candidate for English language support services. Beginning SY 2017/2018, students in grades 1 - 12 will be assessed with the WIDA-Screener. 

WIDA ACCESS

  • Access for ELL students is a secure large-scale English language proficiency assessment administered to Kindergarten through 12th grade students who have been identified as English language learners (ELLs). It is given annually in WIDA Consortium member states to monitor students' progress in acquiring academic English. ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is only available to Consortium member states.
  • The WIDA Consortium will begin administration of the new summative assessment from grades 1–12. An online assessment will replace the earlier paper-based assessment, ACCESS for ELLs, although a paper-based assessment will continue to be available according to each state's guidelines. For more information regarding a specific state’s guidelines, please visit the WIDA member states' pages. The Kindergarten and Alternate ACCESS for ELLs assessments will not change from previous years and remain paper-based.
  • ACCESS for ELLs 2.0 is aligned with the WIDA English Language Development Standards and assesses each of the four language domains of Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing.

ISTATION

Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP) Early Reading and ISIP Lectura Temprana are sophisticated, web-delivered computer-adaptive testing (CAT) systems that provide continuous progress monitoring (CPM) by frequently assessing and reporting student ability in critical domains of reading and Spanish early reading, respectively, throughout the academic year.

Interim Assessment

Standards Based Assessment (SBA) for Science

 The SBA for Science is administered to students grades 4, 7 and high school. It is a computer based assessment.

Information regarding practice tests is on the website below:

http://ped.state.nm.us/AssessmentAccountability/AssessmentEvaluation/SBA/index.html

PARCC

PARCC is the formative state mandated assessment administered in the spring of each school year. All students, regardless of income, family background or geography, should have equal access to a world-class education that will prepare them for success after high school. New state standards set consistent expectations in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for every student, and the PARCC tests provide a valid and reliable evaluation of each student’s progress toward them. In fact, recent independent studies have found that PARCC aligns to the standards and assessment criteria that matter most.

States can administer PARCC in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for grades 3-8 and high school. The tests are fully accessible and were were developed based on years of research and development.

 

 

http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/NMPARCCIndex.html

End of the Course Assessment (EOC)

End of the Course Exam (EOCs) serve as the final exam when a course has been completed. In the elementary schools, EOCs are administered to 5th graders who have taken PE, Art/Music. They are administered at the middle school level and the high school level, serving as the final exam of a completed course. EOCs may be administered at the end of the first semester for students who have completed a course at that time. For some of our schools, EOCs are administered quarterly for those students who have completed a course within that time frame.

http://ped.state.nm.us/AssessmentAccountability/AssessmentEvaluation/EOC/index.html

2017-2018 Assessment Calendar

  • All Schools

    W-APT

    W-APT stands for the WIDA-ACCESS Placement Test. It is an English language proficiency "screener" test given to incoming students who may be designated as English language learners.

    Kindergarten Students ONLY

    Assessment
  • All Schools

    WIDA-Screener

    The WIDA Screener is an English language proficiency assessment given to incoming students in Grades 1–12 to assist educators with the identification of students as English language learners (ELLs)

    Grades 1 - 12

    Assessment
  • All Elementary Schools

    Istation Beginning of Year (BOY)

    Assessment for grades K - 5

     

    Istation’s Indicators of Progress (ISIP) Early Reading and ISIP Lectura Temprana are sophisticated, web-delivered computer-adaptive testing (CAT) systems that provide continuous progress monitoring (CPM) by frequently assessing and reporting student ability in critical domains of reading and Spanish early reading, respectively, throughout the academic year.

    Assessment
  • All Schools

    Interim Assessment - Quarter 1

    Interim Assessment for Grades 1 - 11

    Assessment
  • All High Schools

    NMAPA Retakes (HS Only)

    Retake window for students that take the NMAPA assessment.

    **Date subject to change**

    Assessment
  • All High Schools

    NMSBA Retakes (HS Only)

    Retake window for NMSBA-Science for HS students.

    **Dates subject to change**

    Assessment
View Monthly Calendar

Teacher Resources

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Ronald Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061