News & Announcements

Summer job and Internships

Calling all Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and recent graduates. Check out this great opportunity for you to make a difference in helping lift our economy and our community!

School Board Meeting

The May 23rd meeting has been rescheduled to May 31, 2022 to be held in the Board Room located at 640 Boardman Drive.

Prek K openings for next school year

GMCS has the following elem schools with Prek K openings for next school year- Indian Hills, Tohatchi, Twin Lakes and Ramah elementary these preschool openings are for ages 3-5. Preschool is where your child’s education begins. Our Pre-K program is open to children ages 3-5 years old Contact your neighborhood elementary school to pick up an application.

Tse Yi Gai Expansion Survey

We need your input! Tse Yi Gai High School is wanting to expand grade levels
to 6-12th grade. Take this short survey.

Covid Information

This page will show you everything from general information to what we are doing within our district.

2022/2023 School Calendar

GMCS Proposed Calendar for FY23
*This calendar is currently the subject of collective bargaining with the union and may change.

MHS student competes in Film Festival

GMCS is proud to recognize Megan James for The Sound of Drums (film can be viewed by clicking on the link). When asked “If there is one thing you want the audience to get out of the film, what would that be?” Megan stated “I want my audience to leave “The Sound of Drums” knowing there is a whole world out there where Indigenous youth just want to be seen and heard. I want this film to inspire and encourage indigenous youth everywhere.

MHS student competes in Film Festival

GMCS is proud to recognize Aloni Herrera for My Other Half (film can be viewed by clicking on the link). When asked “If there is one thing you want the audience to get out of the film, what would that be?” Megan stated “I want my audience to take away that even if you don’t think it you are exactly the person you are supposed to be yes everyone can grow but right now you are exactly who your supposed to be at this time and place.”

We are hiring

Tune in to New Mexico Living to hear about the exciting job opportunities.

The Golden Apple Foundation

The Golden Apple Foundation invites K-12 educators to share this application https://www.goldenapple.org/scholars-new-mexico for the Scholars of New Mexico program with high school seniors who want to teach in New Mexico schools. The Scholars of New Mexico program recruits high school seniors through college sophomores who commit to teaching in New Mexico schools. Scholars receive academic and social-emotional support throughout their education and paid professional development each summer. Participants have hundreds of additional hours with students by the time they become licensed New Mexico teachers. The deadline to apply is May 13.

March is Read Across America month

Parents and students get lost in a book over the break. Make a cozy area to read all your books. You can visit your school or public library to pick out a book or visit our Discovery Center page where you will find thousands of online, age-appropriate books and resources.
#getcaughtreading

2023 Budget Survey

Our main priority is our students, their education, safety, and knowing the facilities we have are providing an adequate learning experience. We value your honest opinion and input on the things that matter. We have provided a link for a short survey about how to best spend our 2023 funds. We request your assistance with completing this survey by March 31, 2022.
Your participation is greatly appreciated.

Legal Notice

A RE-SCHEDULED REGULAR MEETING
OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION
TO MARCH 28, 2022

Join Project Search

Project SEARCH is a one-year school-to-work internship. As part of Gallup McKinley County Schools- Services for Exceptional Students, Project SEARCH prepares young people with significant disabilities for success in integrated, competitive employment.
The individual may use Project Search as high school credit, for more information please contact your students' school counselor for details or call Services for Exceptional Students at 505-721-1800

We Encourage All Eligible Individuals with disabilities to apply as soon as possible for the 2022/2023 school year.
The deadline for applications is March 25, 2022.
To Apply-Click the "Join PS" link above

PRESS RELEASE

The Gallup-McKinley County Schools Board of Education changed the educational landscape in New Mexico as a plaintiff in the ongoing Yazzie-Martinez litigation. GMCS has consistently advocated for additional funding for students who are at risk and sounded the alarm about the lack of educational funding in New Mexico. GMCS celebrates the signing of Senate Bill 1- from the recent legislative session, which is an ongoing move in the right direction to resolve this ongoing litigation. Our students and staff deserve to be treated fairly and we look forward to implementing these salary increases to recruit and retain highly qualified staff at GMCS.

Scholarships

Check out our page with scholarship information
which includes 15+ scholarships that New Mexico students are eligible to apply for with deadlines ranging from December 31st - March 1st.

Writing Contest for Cash Prizes

​We are seeing climate changes disrupt the natural balance of this “circuit of soils, plants, and animals.” Unpredictable variations in temperature and rainfall in the Southwest are creating soil erosion, water scarcity, habitat loss, and more.

ESSAY PROMPT What actions have you taken to help “tend the land” (such as protecting soil, plants, animals, wildlife habitat, water sources, etc.), or what are your ideas for how you and other young people can help counteract the impacts of climate disruption on the different elements of your local environment?

Parent Teacher Conferences

Monday, February 7, 2022
Secondary Schools will hold Student-Led Conferences
Check for the scheduling with your child's school.

Covid-19 Vaccine Event

Friday, February 4, 2022
10:00 AM- 6:00 PM
The parking lot between Miyamura High School and Student Support Center

GMCS 2-hour Delay 2/3/22

Due to accumulating snow in areas of the county as well as negative overnight temperatures, all schools for McKinley County will be on a 2-hour delay.

Early Childhood Early Care Department would like parents input by taking this survey. Constituent Experience Survey

Constituent Experience Survey

Family Survey
In coordination with the New Mexico Early Childhood Education and Care Department, the Southwest Regional Education Cooperative is working with child care providers to better understand the challenges families are facing with child care. Your feedback from your unique perspective helps us to understand the struggles and successes, with the potential to guide policy and support.

Virtual Forum-HB 43 Black Education Act

Gallup McKinley County Schools will hold a Virtual Forum on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, at 5:30 pm to discuss GMCS compliance with the new HB43 Black Education Act.

Reading/Writing contest

The New Mexico State Library will conduct the "New Mexico Letters About Literature" competition again this school year. Children ages 13 and under as of Nov. 1 may participate in this reading and writing contest by reading a book and then writing a letter to the author explaining how his or her work shaped their perspective on the world or themselves. This is the ninth year the New Mexico State Library has sponsored the competition. The entry form, permission form, official rules, and terms of participation are available on the Letters About Literature website. All entries must be submitted by Jan. 7.

2-Hour Delay

All Gallup McKinley County Schools will be on a 2-hour delay for Monday, January 3, 2022. Buses will be at the nearest paved or graveled road road to the students bus stop.

Project Search Open House

You can attend in person or online on December 16th at 1:00 PM
Learn how Project Search prepares young people with significant disabilities for success in competitive integrated employment.
Attend virtually through ZOOM by entering the meeting information below.
https://zoom.us/j/95117931896?pwd=eVZFOU9zdVhjY1ZUN2dlaXpndGw2QT09
Meeting ID: 951 1793 1896
Passcode: ACQ34H

Early Childhood Early Care Department of New Mexico Survey

The survey link below is from the Early Childhood Early Care Department of New Mexico. They are requesting input from families who have children under the age of 5 who are enrolled in Head Start, Public/Private Preschool programs and Child/Day Care. Your participation in the survey is anonymous and will give the Early Childhood Leaders in our State information about the programs and needs in McKinley County. Thank you for your participation.

Pre-K openings now!

All Gallup McKinley County Elementary Schools have openings for 4-year-old children to attend, full-day Pre-K programs.
contact your area Elementay School or call 505-721-1013.

Academic Parent Teacher Teams

Del Norte Elementary on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5:30 pm
Navajo Elementary on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 5:00 pm
Lincoln Elementary on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 5:00 pm
And Jefferson Elementary Thursday, Dec. 9 at 5:30 pm
This is a great opportunity for parents to learn how to make school work a fun experience for their children.

Essay Contest-Elks Lodge

Members of the Grand Lodge Fraternal Committee have selected the
theme, “What does it mean to love your country?”

Important athletic update for our GMCS community:

Effective today, for the remainder of this school year, GMCS will no longer require athletic facility entry fees for any regular-season home athletic event. District and State games held at our schools will still have an entry fee per the NMAA. This change was approved by the GMCS school Board at yesterday’s board meeting to help lessen the financial burden on families during this time and to encourage more fans to come support our student athletes.

McKinley Academy is now accepting applications

If you are interested in gaining college credits while still in high school or earning an associate degree at the same time you graduate from high school, this is the program for you! McKinley Academy is located on the UNM-Gallup campus in Calvin Hall.
Applications are now being accepted for any GMCS Sophomores and Juniors who would like to apply to McKinley Academy for the Spring semester.

Register your 5-11 year old for the Covid Vaccine here

Parents can now add their 5-11-year-old children to the COVID vaccination registration portal as a dependent to the parent account. This will allow parents to schedule an appt for the covid vaccine for their children as soon as the rollout is approved. Scheduling is expected to begin as early as next week. Please share this information with your school community.

Parent Procedural Safeguards under IDEA

Please click on the link below for a 12-minute presentation on Parent Procedural Safeguards under IDEA. The virtual presentation will be available beginning Wednesday, November 17, 2021, and can be played any time after that date for as many times as parents may need. This short presentation provides highlights of parent/student rights under IDEA. For a detailed print copy please click the link below. If you have any questions related to this topic please contact John Overheim, Director of Services for Exceptional Students at 505-721-1820 or [email protected]

Dr. Andrew Egel's virtual Q & A Sessions for parental Autism supports

Please join us for a virtual/online live question and answer session with Autism expert Dr. Andrew Egel. Parents are encouraged to join us via Microsoft TEAMS to discuss any concerns or ask any questions related to their student, as well as interact with other families that have similar situations in and out of the school environment.

New Activity Busses on their way to GMCS!

Last spring the GMCS School Board approved funding for 8 new activity busses for each high school that offer athletics. We are excited to release the first approved activity bus design. This bus is currently being painted and will be issued to Crownpoint High School Eagles.
We will release each activity bus design as it is finalized.

Services for Exceptional Students presents:

Building Routines-Providing parents guidance on how to set daily/weekly schedules and routines for their children that can improve performance in school. presented by LSG Consultants. A boxed meal will be provided for the first 20 participants. SES Office located at 345 Basilio Drive in Gallup (Rocky View School). For questions, please call John at 505-721-1820.

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act Survey

Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund is to help schools to return safely to in-person instruction, maximize in-person instructional time, sustain the safe operation of schools, and address the academic, social, emotional, and mental health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic for New Mexico’s students.

The Gallup-McKinley County Schools is seeking stakeholder feedback at this time. Please share this survey with any individual who may have feedback they would like to provide the District.
This survey will close on 10/15/2021, 5pm MST.

Fall Break

No-School for students on October 8th and October 11th.
All GMCS Schools and offices will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2021

GMCS Vendor Expo-Sept. 14th 9-1:00 PM

GMCS will have presentations on how to become a Vendor with GMCS.
This is a good opportunity to get your business involved with our students in job shadowing, internships and hopefully hiring some of our students at your establishments.

We're Hiring

We need Bus Drivers. Must have a clean driving record, CDL preferred but not necessary. Training available.
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