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A Look Back

In this very special look back, we take time to remember the stories that were widely read and remind us why our district is so special.  A look back from the Central Schools archives.

New Teacher Housing
The housing project started its groundbreaking on April 30, 2021 and completed in the summer of 2022 with ten homes at Mesa Heights and five at Central Office. The housing project sets the standard of teacher housing for the state of New Mexico. According to New Mexico Public School Facilities Authority (PSFA), the district is taking the initiative to set the trend and become a model of teacher housing for the rest of New Mexico school districts. More units to be built in the future.

Shiprock High Produces New CCSD Logo
The new Central Consolidated School District logo is simplistic yet also complex.
Its overlaying messages of educational partnerships with the Navajo Nation (the Shiprock), New Mexico (the Zia symbol), and the U.S. Department of Education (the blue ring)—combined with an eagle in flight and a report card symbolizing student success through hard work—add up to a complex design on a very small canvas. The district is a public school system under the state of New Mexico.  Continue reading...
One Navajo Blessing and Two Ribbon Cuttings
A little boy showed up alone in the doorway of the new $20 million Judy Nelson Elementary School. He had tears in his eyes, was scared, and barely spoke. He was one of the last students to arrive. It was Jan. 3, 2017—the first day in the new school.
Judy Nelson—standing in the school’s doorway—had greeted students as they arrived. On the wall behind her was a bronze plaque with the name of the school—her name—on it. It was 8 a.m. and most of the school’s 595 students were now in their new classrooms.  Continue reading...
A Developer Boot Camp for CCSD Students
There’s no low crawling in the mud under barbed wire here. But the pace of this website developer boot camp can be just as challenging.
Nine Shiprock High School students attended an eight-week full stack website development course over the summer—taught by Cultivating Coders, an Albuquerque-based company—in the school’s library.  Continue reading...
Inside CCSD's Navajo Knowledge Bowl
Students from as far away as Cuba, New Mexico; Window Rock, Arizona; Montezuma Creek, Utah, and the San Juan School District in Blanding, Utah, and as close as Aztec High joined Central Consolidated School District students in CCSD’s 21st Annual Middle and High School Navajo Knowledge Bowl, held March 31, 2016 at the District’s Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, New Mexico. Continue reading...

Showcase Highlights Cultures
It was called the District’s Elementary Bilingual Showcase, but it was actually trilingual and multicultural.
Parents who packed the center seats of the District’s Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, New Mexico saw not only students showcasing their work in Navajo, but also some in Spanish through songs, dances, language, and presentations. Further, some Tsé Bit A'í Middle School students followed by four teachers performed Filipino dances in traditional outfits.  Continue reading...