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It is with great sadness and grief we mourn the passing of Ojo Amarillo Elementary student Ashlynne Mike. Our hearts are broken. Our students are family. Counselors from all of our Kirtland schools were at Ojo Amarillo Elementary Tuesday to speak with the students and staff about her passing. They will continue to be available to work with students and staff as needed. 
The District, which was part of a massive volunteer search team worked and will continue to work closely with the FBI, the New Mexico State Police, the BIA Police, the Navajo Nation Police, and the San Juan County Sheriff’s Office. We wish to thank our community partners for their efforts. 
In light of this incident, we are asking our parents to be with their children when their school bus picks-up and drops them off to help ensure their safety. Be on alert for any suspicious activity, if seen, please report to law enforcement immediately
I also ask our parents and staff to tell their children how much they love them. It is important to honor Ashlynne’s memory and for our students, parents, community members, and staff to continue to move forward with their lives.   With Respect, Dr. Colleen W. Bowman, Superintendent
Wednesday, May 04, 2016
Class of 2016 Graduations: Career Prep High, 7 p.m., May 18 / Newcomb High, 7 p.m, May 19 / Shiprock High, 7 p.m., May 20 / Kirtland Central High, 10 a.m., May 21

School Board Meetings

  • May 12: Work Session, 6:30 p.m., Shiprock Board Room   Press Release   Agenda
  • May 17: Regular Meeting, 6:30 p.m., Shiprock Board Room   Press Release   Agenda
  • School Board Homepage

Indian Education Committee

  • May 2: IEC Regular JOM & Title VII Meetings, 5:30 p.m., Bernice L. Pioche Benally Cultural Heritage Center, District Administration, Shiprock   Press Release   JOM & Title VII Agendas
Judy Nelson Elementary Construction
Judy Nelson Elementary Construction
Judy Nelson Elementary School under construction is in the shape of a Y; Traffic flow will be in the shape of an oval around the school. General Contractor FCI Constructors, Inc., is on schedule.
KES Teacher on Earning Her National Board Certification
KES Teacher on Earning Her National Board Certification
Kirtland Elementary teacher Sharmon Wheeler was recognized by her school’s students, staff, teachers, and administrators during an April 6, 2016 student awards assembly as well as by the School Board and Interim Superintendent Dr. Colleen W. Bowman at the Feb. 16, 2016 School Board meeting. Story on Teachers & Staff page.
The Interviews: Inside CCSD's Navajo Knowledge Bowl
The Interviews: Inside CCSD's Navajo Knowledge Bowl
Students from Cuba, New Mexico; Window Rock, Arizona; Montezuma Creek, Utah; the San Juan School District in Blanding, Utah, and Aztec joined CCSD in the Navajo Knowledge Bowl March 31, 2016 at the Phil Thomas Performing Arts Center in Shiprock, New Mexico.
Newcomb Student Wins Navajo Nation Spelling Bee
Newcomb Student Wins Navajo Nation Spelling Bee
Newcomb Middle School student Hannah Pengosro took 1st place in the Navajo Nation Spelling Bee (which is in English) March 17, 2016 at Navajo Technical University in Crownpoint, New Mexico. Pengosro will compete at the Scripps National Spelling Bee this May in Maryland near Washington D.C.
30 KCHS, 18 SHS Students Display Work at Artifacts Gallery
30 KCHS, 18 SHS Students Display Work at Artifacts Gallery
Opening night for an artwork exhibition—all student work—at the Artifacts Gallery was filled with intrigue, excitement, and class. Students, family members, and the public were on hand for the March 11, 2016 exhibit opening featuring KCHS, SHS, and several other schools in San Juan County.
KCHS / KMS FCCLA Students Qualify for Nationals
KCHS / KMS FCCLA Students Qualify for Nationals
Kirtland Central High's Mariah Rhoades, Patricia Camacho, and Faith Lee—as well as Kirtland Middle School’s Shakira Davis—took 1st place medals at the Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America's State Leadership Conference March 3 - 5, 2016 in Albuquerque. They have qualified to compete at the FCCLA Nationals July 3 - 7 in San Diego.
District Science Fair's Best of Show Winners
District Science Fair's Best of Show Winners
Their experiments explored the heavens and the earth in the name of science. Kirtland Elementary’s Mel A., Tse’ Bit Ai’ Middle School’s Najhozhoni Ben, and Newcomb High School’s Alisha Nakai took the Best of Show awards.
KMS, TBA Take Medals at New Mexico Science Olympiad
KMS, TBA Take Medals at New Mexico Science Olympiad
Hard work and a plan to win brought a total of 24 medals for 15 Kirtland Middle School students and four medals for two Tse’ Bit Ai’ Middle School students following intense competition at the New Mexico Science Olympiad, held Feb. 20, 2016, at New Mexico Tech in Socorro.