Hello parents, grandparents, and community,
 
I want to begin this superintendent’s report by recognizing seniors, not just CCSD’s seniors, but all students graduating this year.

A message from Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Zuni Public School District and Central Consolidated Schools

As a result of the challenge filed last spring by Gallup-McKinley County Schools, Zuni Public School District and Central Consolidated School District, the Federal Impact Aid Office in Washington D.C. ruled today that the State of New Mexico’s school funding formula is not currently equalized.  This means that for FY 2020, the State of New Mexico will not be eligible to redirect federal Impact Aid funds generated by children living on federally impacted property to non-Impact Aid Districts in the State.  While this is a great step in the right direction to bridging the educational divide experienced by children in impact aid districts, much work is still needed to address the shortcomings of New Mexico’s school funding formula to ensure that the poorest and most vulnerable students in our state have equitable access to educational opportunities afforded other students.

Hello parents, grandparents, and community,
 
I would like to give you a quick update about Central Consolidated Schools’ recent technology efforts, but first, let me thank you for your incredible patience and resilience during these challenging times.

FAQs for Staff
FROM: DR. DAVE GOLDTOOTH, INTERIM SUPERINTENDENT
The following FAQs are intended to update guidance by clarifying questions with answers since our schools will be physically closed for the remainder of the 2019-2020 school year.
 
Q: Are CCSD staff able to access the school buildings during the closure?
A: At this time, we are currently not allowing access to any of our buildings for safety concerns.  We have also drastically reduced our staffing levels to ensure we are following the federal guidelines and NM Governor’s orders. We are making these decisions based on factoids about the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hello parents, grandparents, and community,
 
I would like to give you a quick update about Central Consolidated Schools’ efforts to provide education to our students while our buildings remain closed.
Supporting families and students with social emotional learning at home is on our minds at Central Schools. Here are some positive strategies that families can use together. Attached please find great family resources for PAX at home; Recipe Cards for families:

Hello parents, grandparents, and community,
 
I would like to give you a quick update about Central Consolidated Schools’ efforts in response to the Coronavirus, and how our team has been working hard to provide information to communities, families, and staff.

Hello parents, grandparents, and community,

I would like to tell you about all the wonderful happenings at Central Consolidated Schools, and how our team has been working hard for our students in the past few months.

Dear parents and staff,
 
This letter is to provide information about what Central Consolidated School District (CCSD) is planning in regards to COVID-19, otherwise known as Coronavirus. We take the health of our students and staff very seriously.
 
You are likely aware of confirmed cases in the United States and neighboring states. CCSD encourages families and staff to remain cautious and aware of the status of this virus.
Congratulations to Kirtland Central High School's Ian Thomas on his win over Aztec's Caleb Varzeas, receiving the District 1-4A 220-pound division title. Kudos, Ian!
Our Robotics teams had their best finish ever. Competing against more than 140 teams in the state, Tsé Bit A'í Middle School finished in 6th place, while Mesa Elementary School’s 4th and 5th grade teams placed 22nd and 14th, respectively. Incredible work!
 
Mesa Team (4th Grade): Jalen Francisco, Damien Young, Tay Nez, Zander Benally, Justice Pioche, Charmista Butler, and Tyus Lee.
Mesa Team (5th Grade): Elliott Crooks, Taylor Charleston, Lujan Benally, Olin Smith, Leilah Charlie, Carly Begay, Kanani Jim, Lyla Ahasteen, Camden Mariano, and Beatrice Cedro.
Tsé Bit A'í Middle School Team: Nevaughn Begay, Ana Cheezum, Jude Thomas, and Rhylee Hadley.
 
Monument Valley Art Contest 2019
Mr. McCombe’s Art Class at Tsé Bit A'í Middle School recently swept the Monument Valley Art Show with all eight submissions receiving awards! The theme of their paintings was horses, hogans and “hogs” (motorcycles).
 
The winners are:
6th grade category: Tillson Begaye, 1st place.
7th grade category: Dominic Nolan (1st place), Saleen Begay (2nd place).
8th grade category: Ashley Kinney (1st place), Elise Silas (2nd place), Aaliyah Walter-Herderson (3rd place), Kinvel Binas (3rd place).
Most Inspirational Category: Cadence Tache (7th grade).

sfABERGOSIn the photo: The Middle School Best in Show goes to Mel Lawrence Abergos of Kirtland Middle School.

Congratulations to the following future scientists and their great work at the CCSD Science Fair 2020:

NARUC 61In the photo (l to r): Superintendent Dr. Dave Goldtooth and the Mayor of Farmington, Nate Duckett, were part of a panel discussion with industry figures in Washington, D.C., where they shared the needs of the communities in the four corners, and how those needs will be impacted by the closure of energy plants in both community and education.

Board of Education Vice President, Suzette Jean Haskie, and Superintendent Dr. Dave Goldtooth met with the commissioners of the Subcommittee on Clean Coal and Carbon Management on February 10, 2020, during the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ Winter Policy Summit in Washington, D.C.

Science Olympiad 2020 16In the photo: Kirtland Middle School students celebrate their participation in the Northwest Region Science Olympiad.
 
Superintendent Dr. Dave Goldtooth would like to congratulate our students that participated and won medals at the Northwest Region Science Olympiad this past weekend. Dr. Goldtooth attended the event and was really impressed with how our students represented the district. #OneVisionOneMission