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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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Congratulations to all the 2015 High School Graduates!
Click HERE to see a slide show of all of the high school graduations around the district.



Open Enrollment for Gallup Central High School
July 6 - July 17, 2015 ~ 9 AM to 3 PM

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Two High Schools Receive National Recognition
Congratulations to Thoreau High School and Crownpoint High School for receiving a ranking of Bronze by US News and World Report. Please click on the links below for more information.
Thoreau High School

Crownpoint High School

A new opportunity for students with Intellectual Disabilities, ages 18-21...Project SEARCH Gallup-McKinley
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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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Central High Daycare will now be available to all GMCS employee for the 2015-2016 SY.  There will be an Open House, Monday June 1st from 7:30 AM to 4:00 PM.
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Crownpoint High School Summer School students recently visited the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, and the New Mexico State Legislature in Santa Fe.

For the 2015-2016 SY, full pay lunch price has increased by 10 cents.

First Nations Development Institute received a $150,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation on April 6, 2015 to work with Gallup Central High School
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The Navy Band Southwest Woodwind Quintet will be performing June 20-25, 2015.

Congratulations to Miyamura High School Firefighting robots for placing 13th in a robotics competition against hundreds of other teams.
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Parents/Students:  Click HERE to view Standards for School Bus Operation


NM Common Core Standards
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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, 7/2/2015
High: 86 Low: 57
Chance thunderstorms
53% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 7/3/2015
High: 85 Low: 55
Chance thunderstorms
44% chance of precipitation.

Upcoming Events

Friday, July 3
Monday, July 20
Board of Education Meeting
Student Support Center 6PM
Monday, August 3
Board of Education Meeting
Student Support Center 6PM
Wednesday, August 5
New Teacher Orientation

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