Central Consolidated School District Superintendent Dr. Colleen W. Bowman and Assistant Superintendent Dr. Rebecca Benedict presented three CCSD schools with checks in celebration and recognition of the grades they received from the New Mexico Public Education Department.
The three schools honored were July Nelson Elementary, Kirtland Elementary and Eva B. Stokely Elementary School. Judy Nelson Elementary received an “A” from NMPED and a $750 check from CCSD, while Kirtland Elementary and Eva B. Stokely both received “B” grades and a $500 check from CCSD.
Central Consolidated School District will host Parent-Teacher Conferences on September 27 for elementary schools and September 28 for middle and high schools. Elementary students will not attend school on Wednesday, September 27 and middle and high school students will not attend school on Thursday, September 28.
“Parent-Teacher Conferences are very important and we hope all parents take the time to meet their children’s teachers and school staff,” Dr. Colleen W. Bowman, superintendent of Central Consolidated School District, said.
Central Consolidated School District is proud to announce that students from its 16 schools will bring their enthusiasm for education to the Northern Navajo Nation Fair on Thursday October 5, for youth day. The students and classes will perform different skills and talents during the entire day. A schedule of performing schools and classes is posted below.
Strengthening Youth Through Dine Cultural Teaching!
Judy Nelson Elementary in Kirtland received a visit from the “Straight A Express” on Monday, September 11. The Straight A Express was led by acting New Mexico Secretary of Education Chris Ruszkowski, who is meeting with all schools in the state of New Mexico who earned an “A” from the NMPED for the 2016-2017 academic year.
Ruszkowski met with Principal Steve Carlson and Vice Principal Dr. Debi Tom before visiting the sixth grade classrooms of Mrs. Lindsey Haws, Mrs. JoAnn Henderson and Mrs. Wendy Hunt. The fifth and sixth grade classes at Judy Nelson saw some of the highest proficiency growth rates and were a major factor in Judy Nelson Elementary receiving an “A” for the second year in a row.
Ruszkowski took the time to ask the students what they enjoyed about school and he received answers that brought smiles to everyone’s face.
“Whenever you walk through the halls, you can just feel everybody trying to do better,” one student said.
“We learn from each other and we help each other learn,” another student said.
All Central Consolidated School District schools will host open houses for parents and students to meet their school’s teachers, staff and administration.
CCSD encourages all families to attend to form relationships and partnerships with staff which will promote positive learning environments at home and in the classrooms for every child. For more information, contact each school directly.
In an effort to partner with parents for the success of students, Central Consolidated School District will purchase select school supplies for all students in the district. Parents will be responsible for the remaining supplies not provided by the Central Consolidated School District.
“Purchasing these select school supplies for our students ensures that, as a district, we are providing our students with the tools they need to succeed,” CCSD Superintendent Colleen W. Bowman said. “It’s our way of working with parents to make sure every child is prepared to learn. Students need support in the classroom and at home in order to build a successful future. Working together for our students is a very important shared responsibility. We look forward to a great school year.”
Join us for 3 days of information that will strengthen you, your family, and your community!
With a focus on establishing opportunities for sustainable growth where learning can take place at all Newcomb and surrounding schools, the Iina Baa Hozho Project will offer participants opportunities to develop skills, awareness, and abilities necessary for the strengthening of identity and culture already inherent in our children through their families. The guiding principles underpinning the project will address the need for a long-term vision that will promote strengthening our community through communication, collaboration and learning.
Day 1: August 1, 2017, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Youth mental health first aid & physical and mental health wellness activities