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

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Congratulations, Seniors of the Year Nicole Atencio and Josiah Shank of Miyamura High School. They each received a scholarship from the Rotary Club for their accomplishments.

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Congratulations, Kayla Begay of Gallup High School and Donovan Chase of Miyamura High School for being accepted into the BA/MD program at the University of New Mexico.
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Congratulations to Miyamura High School Firefighting robots for placing 13th in a robotics competition against hundreds of other teams.
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The 2015 Paul D. Hanson scholarship recipients were announced at a recent Board of Education meeting.

Crownpoint High School track stars Kiana Vigil and Chenoah Belen fared well at the 2015 3A State Track Meet.
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Parents/Students:  Click HERE to view Standards for School Bus Operation

The Gallup Soccer League is now accepting enrollment for the 2015 recreational season Read more...


The Gallup High School Softball Camp will be held June 1-4, 2015 at GHS Softball Field

Miyamura High School Dance Team will be having a Beach Party Camp June 8th through 11th.

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The GMCS sponsored Summer Lunch Program will be serving free meals to all children ages 1 to 18, starting Wednesday June 3rd.
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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.





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Weather

Today, 5/25/2015
High: 64 Low: 40
Thunderstorms
47% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 5/26/2015
High: 71 Low: 42
Slight chance thunderstorms
11% chance of precipitation.

Press Releases

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

Monday, May 25
Memorial Day
No School
Wednesday, May 27
Last Day of School
for students
Thursday, May 28
Professional Development Day

Friday, May 29
10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

MOA with the Navajo Nation