Carlos F. Vigil Middle School Board Report

“An investment in knowledge,
pays the best interest.”
-Benjamin Franklin
The main focus areas of our school are in the areas of Reading, Language Arts and Math.
Our technology programs are integrated into all of our curriculum subject areas and most of
our short cycle assessments are administered via computers.
Some of our subject areas, such as integrated science, have web based curriculums. Smart
Lab utilizes technology throughout the school year to generate projects that require
different writing requirements etc. We also have career cruising which is a program
provided by CESDP out of highlands University but has outlying services here at NNMC. It
provides students the opportunity to do interest surveys that provides them with data
about their strengths and career paths to get students into career opportunities for their
future careers. CESDP through our Title I Budget Allocation provides annual professional
development support for our Leadership Teams and support staff. We have worked with
them to increase parent involvement, instructional support to reach out to ELL students,
and strategies on how to support administration with behavioral problems in our school.
This is done in conjunction with our AVID Program which provides students with additional
support to get ready for post-secondary education.
In the area of math we are partners with MC2 . They provide considerable amounts of
Professional Development (PD) to our staff and pay one of our teachers to work part time
as a math instructional coach / math teacher.
    NEW FACES    
Ian Cainglet – 7th Math / Honors Math
Emma Mayola – 8th Math
Patrick Archuleta – 8th Science
Daniel Castro – 8th History / Honors History
Aida Martinez – English as a Second Language
Fredrick Martinez – 7th Computers / 8th Financial Lit
Roy Montoya – 7th & 8th Music
Frances Salas – 8th Smart Lab
Fernando War – Gym / Grounds Custodian
Kathleen Ortiz – B Wing Custodian
Student Council
Close Up
Civil Air Patrol (CAP)
Chess Club
Mr. Robert Lopez
Ms. Hilaria Bito
Mr. Emmanuel Espinoza
Mr. Mike Jaramillo
Ms. Gemma Rivera
Mr. Jacob Archuleta
7th Grade
Advanced – 6 Students
Proficient – 108 Students
Nearing Proficiency- 94 Students
Beginning Step – 124 Students
8th Grade
Advanced – 7 Students
Proficient – 75 Students
Nearing Proficiency- 124 Students
Beginning Step – 124 Students
7th Grade
Advanced – 26 Students
Proficient – 114 Students
Nearing Proficiency- 160 Students
Beginning Step – 32 Students
8th Grade
Advanced – 6 Students
Proficient – 108 Students
Nearing Proficiency- 94 Students
Beginning Step – 124 Students
“Effective leadership is not about making speeches or
being liked; leadership is defined by results not
-Peter Drucker
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,
committed citizens can change the world; indeed it is
the only thing that ever has.”
-Margaret Mead
Dear Parents and Students,
Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year. We are very excited to have you and your children as part of the Carlos F. Vigil Middle
School Family. Every staff member has been working very hard to prepare for the return of our wonderful students. We have set very
high expectations and made plans to guarantee that every student at Carlos F. Vigil Middle School will be successful this school
Student academic success is the main goal of every staff member at CFVMS. We believe that every student will learn to the highest
level and we are prepared to offer more time and support to every student that needs it. We ask for your support and participation
in this effort by sending your child to school every day, monitoring your child’s homework, and asking your child to share what they
learned at school each day.
We are very excited about the start of the new school year. In hopes to keep you well informed we will hold 7th Grade Registration on
August 5, 2013 and 8th Grade Registration on August 6, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Please bring
your child’s birth certificate, a proof of address and up to date immunization records.
School starts for 7th grade on Thursday, August 15, 2013 and for 8th grade on Friday, August 16, 2013 at 7:50 a.m. and ends at 3:20
p.m. every day. Students are allowed to come on campus at 7:15 a.m. but not before. For your child’s safety and security, DO NOT
drop him/her off before 7:15 a.m. You are invited to come to school with your child on their first day of school to meet their teachers
and familiarize yourself with the school and staff. This will assist us in building a relationship with you and your child before the
school year starts. Please bring your child’s school supplies at this time.
The Espanola Public School Board has a mandatory dress code for all middle school students. A dress code encourages students to
express their individuality through personality and academic achievements, not outward appearances. A copy of the student dress
code and school supply list can be found on our website and at the Espanola Wal-Mart Supercenter.
You may contact your child’s teachers, principals and other staff at any time via email. All staff email addresses can be found in the
2013-2014 CFVMS Cardinal Handbook. Please remember to read and go over the Cardinal Handbook. The handbook contains
information that will answer most questions that you will have concerning Carlos F. Vigil Middle School. Refer to the CFVMS
handbook to find out about fees, athletics, dress code, field trips, and lots of other pertinent information.
We look forward to working with you and your child during the upcoming school year. Help us to develop a positive working
relationship between the home and school to provide your child with the best opportunity to be a successful student at Carlos F. Vigil
Middle School. Thank you for your support!
CFVMS Faculty and Staff
Denise Lopez – 7th Grade Guidance Counselor
Elena Torrez – 8th Grades Guidance Counselor
Tomas Williams – Native American Counselor
Rick Vigil – Social Worker
Bernadine Baca – Social Worker
Marie Leyba – Social Worker
Michelle Talache – School Resource Officer
The LANL Foundation provides a tremendous amount of financial and
technical support. We recently received $54,000.00+ to purchase
science kits for our science classrooms plus the PD so they can use
them effectively. They provide Summer Science Academies for our
science department and provide our school with technical support for
our science fair initiative. They have also provided staff with MOBYS
to use in their instructional programs in conjunction with the PD to
use them properly.
Our Special Education Department also supports our instructional
programs in the form of equipment, materials, PD and financial
support. We have numerous students in inclusion programs and both
the staff and students benefit from these services.
Another very supportive agency is the City of Espanola Police
Department. They provide our school with a resource officer who
ensures a safe learning environment for our staff and students. The
Espanola Police Department donates magazines to the CFVMS
library on a monthly basis for students and staff, to encourage
reading and literacy. They have also held presentations on gang
awareness and drug abuse to speak with students about these

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