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"It is not about scoring an 'A; on a test, or as a school, it is about work ethic, kindness, respect, your ability to help others, and a never-say-quit attitude, when you have these traits in place all other things fall into place," summarizes Rick Espinoza, superintendent of Carrizozo Schools. Espinoza was speaking to the Carrizozo High School students and staff who had gathered to meet secretary designate of the New Mexico Public Education Department Christopher Ruszkowski. Ruszkowski visited Carrizozo as part of the New Mexico True Straight A tour congratulating the top 10 percent of schools in the Land of Enchantment. Mr. Espinoza stated that "He is truly proud of his students, staff and faculty as well as the community for the work all put into making Carrizozo Schools among the best schools in the State of New Mexico."


Carrizozo Municipal School District's Grade: C

Carrizozo High School's Grade: A

Carrizozo Middle School's Grade: F

Carrizozo Elementary School's Grade: B


Parents wanting to enroll a child as an in district or out of district transfer student should contact:

1. Dean of Students- Cathryn Barela PO Box 99 Carrizozo, NM 88301 575-648-2216 ext. 201

2. District School Secretary- Margaret Serna PO Box 99 Carrizozo, NM 88301 575-648-2216 ext. 202


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Grizzly Happenings

Dear Parents/Guardians and Community Members,


We have the following announcements and activities for the week of March 19th:


Tuesday, March 20th:  Picture Day - These pictures need to be prepaid and are

                                                               individual and group. Envelopes are in HS Office.

                                        2:00 JH Track Meet @ Magdalena


Wednesday, March 21st: 9:00 9th & 10th Grade Field Trip to the Space Museum in 



Thursday, March 22nd: 2:00 HS Track Meet @ Magdalena


Spring Break is March 26th - March 29th


**Concert- Monday April 9, 2018 - Lone Pinon from Albuquerque will play fiddle, clarinet, klezmer music. It will be at 10 am in the Old Gym.


**Standardized Testing is coming up.  Below are the dates of testing and the grades that will test:


 Grades 3-11 will be PARCC Testing on April 30, May 1, 2, & 3 


Grades 7 - 12 will be taking EOC's on May 14, 15, 16, & 17 


**It is very important that your child be in school on these days, so please schedule doctor, dental, or other appointments at another time.**  


**Carrizozo Library Bookstore will offer free homework help for students 5th through 12th grades every Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm at 406 Central Ave, Carrizozo, NM.


Two computers are available for use as well as WiFi internet connection for students who bring their own devices. 


**Melanie Zamora, a certified facilitator through the One Circle Foundation, would like to start a Girls Circle. It is a structured support group for girls ages 9-18, it's a confidential weekly/bi weekly group for the adolescent girls in our community. Any girls interested, come by the high school office or call 575-937-8359. The meetings would be from 4:30-5:30 on Wednesdays, starting in January.  She has been a facilitator for the Girls Circle in Ruidoso for 2 years and certified for 4 years. She is interested in starting one in Carrizozo. Here is the link to the foundation,



**Carrizozo Schools continues to collect Box Tops, so if you use products that have Box Tops, clip them and send them to school with your child/children or drop them by the high school office.


**The application for free or reduced meals is available in the high school office.  Students in grades K-8 are still eligible for free meals.  Students in 9-12 will have to purchase meals, unless your family qualifies for free or reduced meals.  The cost is $1.35 for breakfast and $2.75 for lunch for students. 


**Food 4 Kids application and parent letter are available in the high school office.


**Carrizozo Schools is offering students and their families a T-Mobile Unit for wi-fi accessibility at a reasonable cost.  The user agrees to use this equipment for either school use in which all school technology use rules apply or individual use in which all applicable school, state and federal laws apply. Any misuses of this technology will result in the termination of the users right to use unit without refund of payment.  If you have questions or would like to lease the equipment for use of wi-fi at your home, please come by the high school office. The cost of the lease is $130 per year and there is no refund if turned in early.   The form is attached.  For questions, call Mr. Espinoza at 575-648-2346



Have a safe Spring Break!!


Go Grizzlies!!







Carrizozo Municipal Schools

PO Box 99

800 D Ave.

Carrizozo, NM 88301


Fax 1-575-648-2216

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