ANNOUNCEMENTS

  • Special IEC Meeting

    Wednesday 3/22/17

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  • Central High Native Cultural Event

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  • Crownpoint Elem Mural Contest

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  • Congratulations Lady Cougars

    They beat Eunice!!!

    The Lady Cougars are the New Mexico 3A State Champions!

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  • Heritage Events Updates

    Here are the new dates for the Navajo Language and Culture Festivals.   All will be held at 9:30am

    May 2, 2017 – High Schools @ Miyamura High School

    May 3, 2017 – Middle Schools @ Gallup High School 

    May 9, 2017 – Out of Town Elementary Schools @ Gallup High School

    May 10, 2017 – In town Elementary Schools @ Miyamura High School

     

    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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  • IDEA Parent meeting

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  • Test Taking Tips!!

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  • Ban of Energy Drinks at GMCS

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  • Graduation Dates

    Class of 2017

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  • Ramah Elem Dedication

    Ramah Elementary had their school Dedication on Feb. 1, 2017

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  • Cultural Awareness Nights

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  • IEC and JOM Clarification

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  • Spelling Bee Regional Winners

    Congratulations to these awesome young ladies from Gallup Middle School both 7th graders!

    1st place:  Kaia Tempest, won the spelling bee in round 4 with “Cotswold” and round 5 with “walla.” 

    2nd place:  TaSheena Thompson, was put back into the spelling bee to decide 2nd place and won in round 8 with “ebullience”

    Good luck at State at girls!

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  • School Closures or Delays?

    Look for the ALERT on the top of the web page!

    Stay safe!

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  • Trashion Show

    Gallup's First Ever "Trashion Show"

    April 15, 2017

    Rio West Mall

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  • Chief Manuelito has partnered up with Indian Health Service

    There are Health Awareness events every Thursday

     

     

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  • Seniors!! Scholarship Opportunity

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  • Listen and watch for GMCS Education Matters"

    *Live-Streams-click on "What's Happening" found here on our homepage every Wednesday at 2:00

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

    GMCS.....Education Matters!

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Student Support Center

WAPT

  • 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.

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.

TLI--The Learning Institute

TLI are the interim assessments, tailored to each district, to assess skills recently taught in the classroom. 

http://www.tli.net/

For School Year 2016 - 2017 GMCS will use Edulastic as the platform for completing the interim assessment. TLI is providing the assessments. Please use: https://app.edulastic.com/district/gmcs  to access the Edulastic platform.

2016-2017 Assessment Calendar

  • NMAPA

    Assessment
  • All Schools

    NMAPA

    Alternative Assessment for grades 3-8, 10-12/12+ for student on the Alternative Assessment Pathway

    For specific school information please contact your child's school directly.

    Assessment
  • All schools

    PARCC WINDOW Open

    PARCC WINDOW OPENS http://ped.state.nm.us/ped/NMPARCCIndex.html
    Assessment
  • All Elementary Schools

    IStation-EOY

    K-3 Assessment

     

    For specific school information please contact your child's school directly.

    Assessment
  • Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI)- EOY

    Available after PARCC through the end of the school year. 

    Assessment
View Monthly Calendar

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

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 provide equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: Title IX —Frank Chiapetti, Superintendent, 505-721-1189; 504 District Contact—Mike Hyatt, Associate Superintendent, 505-721-2248.

Resources for Parents and Students

Test Taking Tips

PARCC Links for Parents

 

 

Resources for Principals and BTCs

Resources for Teachers