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Back to school inBy Renee Lucero
CCSD Public Relations
 
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 CCSD.
Iina Baa Hozho All Days FlyerBy CCSD staff
 
Iina Ba’ Hōzhō Community Event
August 1-3, 2017
At Newcomb Elementary School, P.O. Box 7917, Newcomb, NM 87455
 

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.

Boat Race 50
 
Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
Their task was to apply the surface area, buoyancy, and water displacement while building a boat. The boat then would compete against other boats in order to win delicious candy.

Business Professionals of America National Leadership Conference 1By CCSD staff
The Kirtland Central High School Business Professionals of America Club competed at the National Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida, on May 10-13, 2017.
 
Elsie Orozco placed 4th in the nation in advanced interview skills (she has placed 4th for the 2nd consecutive year), in addition, she placed 13th in human resource management. Anna Costner placed 14th in the nation in extemporaneous speech. Tovi Curley passed a certification test in banking and finance given by Precision Exams.
Donald Hornbecker 1Story and photo by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 40 years, how does that feel?
Donald A. Hornbecker: “You know, I really enjoy what I do. I enjoy working with the students. That’s our main priority. In working with colleagues, it doesn’t feel like 40 years, they flew by. I don’t sit down and think about how long I’ve been here, I find new challenges, new adventures, and journeys, and I look forward to it. I don’t look back, I look forward.”

Darlene George 1Story and photo by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 40 years, how does that feel?
Darlene J. George: “I always say that work depends on who you work with. It makes your work easier, and working with kids is how I’ve managed to work this long. I started at Mesa Elementary School, then Nizhoni Elementary School, Ruth Bond Elementary School, and Kirtland Elementary School before Judy Nelson. You are here for the kids and I see a lot of them with different backgrounds and they appreciate the teaching, the parents appreciate it too, that’s rewarding for me.”

Marilyn Watland 8Story and photo by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
CCSD: You have worked for Central Schools for 30 years, how does that feel?
Marilyn Watland-Wright: “On a good day, it feels like this is something I could do forever and I absolutely love it. On a hard day, I’m glad to have my husband and my kids, and my principal and colleagues that give me support.”

Catherine ManusAnn Marie McCarthy 1Story and photos by Roberto Taboada, CCSD Public Relations
The New Mexico School Nurses’ Association (NMSNA) announced special recognition of two CCSD nurses, Catherine Manus and Ann Marie McCarthy.
 
Catherine Manus (left), and Ann Marie McCarthy (right).
 
Catherine Manus will receive the Community Service Award for the 2016-17 school year. Ann Marie McCarthy will receive the Recognition Award. The awards distinguish individuals that promote the health of schoolchildren in New Mexico, as well as, the communities in which they serve.

Star Wars Episode IVWindtalkersFinding NemoBy CCSD staff
Come and experience Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope (1,977), Windtalkers (2,002), and Finding Nemo (2,003).
 
Tuesday, June 6  |  Tuesday, June 13  |  Tuesday, June 20
At the Newcomb High School Cafeteria
5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
 
Drug and alcohol free event.
For more information, please contact Cathy Manus at 505-696-3417 or Raymond Keeswood, Jr. 505-368-1593.
By CCSD staff
Photos by Roberto Taboada
Join us in congratulating the Class of 2017!