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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 12th:


Tuesday, March 13th: 8:00 SBA Testing for grades 4, 7, and 11

                                      9:00-12:00 Maze of Life for 8th graders in Ruidoso


Wednesday, March 14th: 5:30 p.m. ENMU Community Chat at the Carrizozo School 

                                           Multi-Purpose Room - Flier is attached


Thursday, March 15th: End of the 3rd nine weeks - report cards will be mailed

                                          out on Wednesday, March 21st


**Track Schedule is attached


**Spring Break is March 26th - March 29th.


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


Grades 4, 7, and 11 will be SBA Science Testing on March 12 & 13


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.**  


**Prom Fundraiser - The Junior Class is selling "Little Caesars" pizza kits!  These kits contain at least 3 full size pizzas and toppings.  They keep frozen until ready to use.  Cookie dough and breadsticks are also available.  For more information contact: JoAnn Goodwin at 505-359-5135 or or any Junior Class member.  All orders must be in by 3/15/2018 at noon.  Delivery will be 3/22/2018 about 10:00 am.


**Spring Pictures will be March 20th - these are individual and group pictures and they need to be prepaid.  Envelopes went home last week.  You can pick them up in the high school office, if your child did not get one.


**Students in grades K-8 are selling chocolate bars for the Spring PFK fundraiser.  The chocolate bars are $2.00 each.


**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 great week!!


Go Grizzlies!!







Carrizozo Municipal Schools

PO Box 99

800 D Ave.

Carrizozo, NM 88301


Fax 1-575-648-2216

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