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Schools to Release Early Due to High Winds
04/15/2024
Due to high winds, limited visibility, possible road closures, and an abundance of caution all schools will release early TODAY, April 15, 2024. Below is the schedule. Any questions please contact your school or the district at (575) 546-8841.
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Deming High School National Honor Society Chapter Seeks Prom Dress Donations for Students in Need
04/08/2024
Deming High School National Honor Society (NHS) Chapter is proud to announce its initiative to collect prom dress donations for students in need. Beginning April 5th through April 11th, gently used and new dresses are welcomed from generous donors within the community. Prom is a significant event for high school students, but the expenses associated with it can be prohibitive for some families. Recognizing this, the NHS Deming Chapter is looking to ensure that every student has the opportunity to attend prom feeling confident and beautiful, regardless of their financial circumstances. Students from Deming High School, Mimbres Valley High School, and Early College High School who are in need of a prom dress are invited to stop by Mrs. Odell's room between April 8th and April 12th. This will provide them with the opportunity to peruse a selection of dresses and choose the one that resonates with them, free of charge.
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Budget Public Input Meeting
04/02/2024
Deming Public Schools would like to invite the public to our 2025 Budget Input Meeting. The meeting will go over the budget survey results, financial forecast for FY 2025, community input, and a question and answer session.
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Softball Field Ribbon Cutting
03/19/2024
Deming Public Schools and the City of Deming would like to invite you to our upcoming ribbon cutting for the newly re-surfaced softball field. The ribbon cutting will start at 4:00 pm on Monday, March 25, 2024.
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Florida Branch Offices Closed Due to No Water
03/08/2024
Deming Public Schools Florida Branch Offices, 501 W Florida St., are closed due to a water line break. The closure will be for today, Friday, March 8, 2024, and possibly for Monday, March 18, 2024, after employees return from Spring Break. If you need assistance please call (575) 546-8841 or visit our Central Office, Deming Public Schools Administration Building at 400 Cody Road.
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Early College High School Open House
03/06/2024
Attention Red Mountain Middle School 8th Grade Parents/Guardians Early College High School would like to invite you to attend our Open House on Wednesday, March 20, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. This meeting is for parents and students who want to learn about the high school experience at Early College High School for Fall 2024. We will have current parents and students present to give tours of our campus and answer questions. We will meet in the Early College High School Cafeteria at 720 W. Buckeye St.
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Columbus Elementary Remote Learning
03/04/2024
Due to a lack of substitute teachers, Columbus Elementary will participate in remote learning this Friday, March 8, 2024. Learning Packets will be sent home with students on Thursday. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and appreciate your understanding. If you have any questions, please contact your child’s teacher or the school at (575) 531-2710.
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Safety Update
02/29/2024
Deming Public Schools wants to inform the public about a threat that was made against Deming High School on Snapchat last night. Once notified, High School Administration immediately contacted law enforcement who made contact with the suspect. The threat is being investigated and mitigated following all safety protocols. There will be additional presence of law enforcement at the high school and on our campuses. We take all threats seriously and DPS is very grateful to everyone who reported this incident to us. If you hear of or know of a threat to our schools, please let us know and submit the tip using this link: https://www.sandyhookpromise.org/say-something-tips/
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High Wind Notice
02/26/2024
The National Weather Center is expecting extremely high winds across NM tomorrow, Tuesday, February 27, 2024. Deming Public Schools is working with our local representatives from The National Weather Center to monitor the situation so that we can ensure everyone’s safety. At this time, we plan to hold school as normal HOWEVER, based on today’s information, there is a possibility students will be released early tomorrow due to extreme winds and blowing dust. We remain hopeful that the current predictions change, and school will not be disrupted tomorrow, but we wanted to inform that releasing early tomorrow might be a possibility. We will send an update tomorrow morning. Please contact your child’s school if you have any questions.
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Lady Wildcats Win District
02/26/2024
Lady Wildcats Win District!! Undefeated in District, your District Champion Lady Wildcats will host the District Basketball Tournament Championship on Friday, March 1, 2024. Game will be against the winner of Game 2 on Wednesday night. Start time for the game will be 6pm and doors will open at 4:45pm. All tickets must be purchased through GoFan.co and will be $5.00 for all ages. No season passes will be accepted for this game. Come out and support Lady Wildcat Basketball.
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Deming High School Boys Basketball
02/23/2024
Deming High School Boys Basketball will travel to Chaparral High School on Monday, February 26, 2024 for the first round of the 3-4A District Tournament. Game will start at 6pm. Wildcat Basketball must win to advance. Come out to support your Wildcat Basketball!
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Deming High School Student Awarded Prestigious National Honor Society Scholarship
02/14/2024
The National Honor Society (NHS) announced that Yazmin Garcia, a high school senior at Deming High School and member of NHS, has been selected as an NHS Scholarship semifinalist. Since 1946, more than $25 million in scholarships have been awarded to outstanding NHS senior members to support college access and student success. The scholarship program is supported by the parent organization of NHS, the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP).
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Deming Youth Basketball League
02/13/2024
Attention all BALLERS!! Youth Basketball is back for grades 1st through 6th. Open to girls and boys in 1st through 6th grade. Learn basic basketball skills and team sports concepts. Registration Fee is $50 for 1 player and $25 additional per sibling. Fee includes uniform and trophy. Parents interested in coaching please ask during registration.
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The Early College High School Experience: Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024
02/13/2024
Early College High School will be accepting 60 ninth-grade students for the 2024-2025 school year. The Early College High School was created by Deming Public Schools to provide a challenging academic program in a smaller setting. Students complete their core high school required credits during the first two years and then take college classes for the remaining two years. The goal is to graduate with a head start on college and an Associate degree
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School Valentines Day Deliveries and Bus Reminders
02/07/2024
Dear Parents of School Bus Riders, Valentine’s Day is fast approaching! The Deming Public Schools Transportation Department would like to remind parents in order to keep your child safe on the bus, please do not send your student’s balloons and/or any other large valentine’s arrangements that may cause a safety concern on the bus. Balloons are prohibited to be sent on the bus due to causing no visibility for the driver to see throughout the cabin and large stuffed animals and characters may not block the aisle or take up room on a seat. Please make sure that any stuffed animals and snacks are able to be stored safely in the student’s backpack. Also, please keep in mind food and drinks are prohibited on the bus due to choking hazards. “Roses are red, violets are blue, keep bus safety in mind...please and thank you!”
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My Little School Parent Teacher Conferences
02/02/2024
Pre-K teachers will be scheduling a conference with all Pre-K families during the week of February 5th through 9th to discuss your child’s progress. Please come at your scheduled time. We look forward to seeing all our Pre-K families next week.
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Early College High School Parent Teacher Conferences
02/02/2024
Early College High School’s Parent Teacher Conferences will be a flexible plan for parents over multiple days. New this year will be a station for parents to visit with the Counselor, Ms. Ortiz, to sign the student’s Next Step Plan. The schedule is as follows: Tuesday, February 6th - 4:00-6:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 7th - 4:00-6:00 p.m. Friday, February 9th - 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.(No School) Please contact the school at (575) 543-1643 for additional assistance.
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Ruben S. Torres Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
02/01/2024
Ruben S. Torres Elementary School’s Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on: Wednesday, February 7th from 4:00-5:45pm Thursday, February 8th from 4:00-5:45pm Friday, February 9th from 8:00am-12:00pm Teachers will send home information for parents to sign up for meeting times. Please contact the school at 575-544-2723 for additional assistance.
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Memorial Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
02/01/2024
Memorial teachers will be reaching out to families to schedule appointments for parent teacher conferences for the times below. Teachers are looking forward to meeting with all of our families. Monday, February 5 through Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 3:15 to 5:00 PM Friday, February 9, 2024 from 8:00 to 11:00 AM. Please contact the school at 575-546-2502 for additional assistance.
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Deming Public Schools Fiscal Year 2025 Budget
02/01/2024
Deming Public Schools is currently working on the upcoming budget for fiscal year 2025(FY25). Your input is important to us. Please click the link below to provide input on the district budget. The survey will close on Thursday, February 29 at 4:30 p.m. The results will be presented at an open meeting once the survey is closed.
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Bell Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
02/01/2024
Bell Elementary School’s Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on: Wednesday, February 7th from 3:15-4:30pm Thursday, February 8th from 3:15-6pm Friday, February 9th from 7:30-11:00am Please contact the school at 575-546-9712 for additional assistance.
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Transportation Incident
02/01/2024
Deming Public Schools responded Wednesday, January 31, 2024, to a possible threat on a school bus. Law enforcement was dispatched and responded quickly. After investigation an air soft gun was discovered on a student. Deming Public Schools takes this matter very seriously and district officials are collaborating with law enforcement to address the incident. The district would like to thank law enforcement for their quick and immediate support during the coordinated response effort.
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Chaparral Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
01/31/2024
Chaparral Elementary will be holding Parent-Teacher Conferences at the following times: Monday, February 5 through Thursday, February 8, 2024 from 7 to 8 AM and 3:00 to 5:30 PM Friday, February 9, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Teachers will be reaching out to parents to schedule a time. Please contact the school at (575) 546-2047 for additional assistance.
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RMMS Parent Teacher Conferences
01/29/2024
Red Mountain Middle School’s Parent/Teacher Conferences will be held on: Wednesday, February 7th from 4-6pm Thursday, February 8th from 4-6pm Friday, February 9th from 8:30am-12:00pm Please contact the school at 575-546-0668 for additional assistance.
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Columbus Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences
01/28/2024
Columbus Elementary Parent Teacher Conferences will be held at the following times: Thursday, February 8, 2024, from 3:30 - 7:00 pm Friday, February 9, 2024, from 8:00am - 12:00 pm
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Deming Public Schools School Bus Rear Door Evacuations
01/26/2024
Deming Public Schools has scheduled school bus rear door evacuations for Monday, January 29, 2024. Buses will load their students, engage the bus into gear, pull forward a minimum 10 feet, apply the parking brake, gear into neutral, the driver will give the student instructions on what to do and then unload. Students shall depart the bus walking briefly a minimum of 75 feet to the front of the bus assuming the issue is towards the front of the bus. • Once all students have unloaded, the driver will then call all students to load where they were seated. No students are to get off the bus with their backpacks. • Please note, buses will be running 10-15 minutes behind schedule on this day. • Some bus evacuations will be in the morning, but most will be in the afternoon. Columbus Elementary is scheduled from January 29 through February 1, 2024. For more information or questions, please contact the Transportation Department at (575) 543-1009 or [email protected].
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DHS and MVHS Parent Teacher Conferences
01/26/2024
Parent/Teacher Conferences for Deming High School and Mimbres Valley High School will be held February 7th, 8th and 9th. All meetings will be conducted face to face (in building). The schedule is as follows: Wednesday, February 7th - 4:00 p.m-6:00 p.m. Thursday, February 8th - 4:00 p.m-6:00 p.m. Friday, February 9th - 8:30-12: 00 p.m. DHS and MVHS will be providing parents with a campus map and students’ schedules upon request. Counselors will be reviewing next step plans with parents and students. Administrators will also be available to meet with parents if requested. Please feel free to contact us at (575) 546-2678 if you need contact information for any teacher or would like additional information.
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Deming Intermediate Parent Teacher Conferences
01/24/2024
Deming Intermediate School’s Parent Conferences will be held February 7-9, 2024. Parents who are unable to attend during our scheduled times or prefer telephone or Zoom should contact their child’s teachers to schedule an appointment. Parent Conferences will be held on: Wednesday, February 7th – 4:00-6:00 P.M. Thursday, February 8th - 4:00-6:00 P.M. Friday, February 9th - 8:00-11:30 A.M. Please contact the school at 575-546-6568 for additional assistance.
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Early Release Due to High Winds
01/10/2024
Due to high winds, limited visibility, and expected road closures all schools will release early Thursday, January 11, 2024. Below is the schedule. Any questions please contact your school or the district at (575) 546-8841. Inclement Weather Early Release Schedule January 11, 2024 All Pre-K-5 Elementary Schools-11:45 AM RMMS -11:55 AM DIS -12:00 PM ECHS - 12:00 PM DCCCHS -12:00 PM DHS-12:15 PM MVHS -12:15 PM -No late route bus will be scheduled for DHS, RMMS & DIS -No After School Programs -Students not making their assigned bus will report to their School’s Front Office to contact parents.
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Two Hour Modified Inclement Weather Start
01/07/2024
Due to the anticipated inclement weather, Deming Public Schools will have a 2-hour delayed start on Monday, January 8, 2024. School Schedule is as follows: My Little School - 10:15 am All Elementary Schools - 10:15 am RMMS - 10:15 am DIS - 10:15 am ECHS - 10:15 am DCCCHS -10:15 am DHS - 10:15 am MVHS -10:15 am Buses will begin to pick up students 2 hours after their original pick-up times. Be advised that some buses may be delayed a few minutes due to travel on icy or snow-covered dirt roads. Please dress students in appropriate winter clothing – it will be very cold. Duty staff will be ready to receive students as they arrive at schools. And Staff, not on duty, will report to schools by 10:00 am. Breakfast will be served from 9:30 – 10:30 am.
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ECHS Ranked in the Top 10 Schools in NM
12/14/2023
Congratulations to Early College High School for their Excellence score in NM Vistas. ECHS is now ranked as one of the 10 best schools in New Mexico.
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Principal's Parent Council: Treat and Greet
12/14/2023
Attention Bataan Elementary 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade parents and students. Join us for the Principal's Parent Council Treat and Greet hosted Monday, December 18, 2023 at 5 pm in Bataan's Gym and Library. Students will enjoy games and activities while parents see a cyberbullying and safety presentation. Pizza and snacks will be provided. Questions please call the school at (575) 544-0900.
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MVHS PBL Presentations
12/13/2023
Project Based Learning Presentations Where: Hofacket Building When: December 15, 2023 Time: 5-7pm End of semester projects will be on display by students participating in Project Based Learning. Snacks will be provided.
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On NM-PED Rule to EXTEND the School Calendar
12/07/2023
New Mexico Public Education Department is proposing a NEW rule to require a minimum of 180 school days for students. This is an increase to most districts and charter schools calendars and bypasses local decision making authority. This meeting is to share more information on the proposed rule change, allow for community feedback, and inform the public on how to provide feedback on the rule to the New Mexico Public Education Department. Deming Public Schools prides itself on shaping the calendar with input from all stakeholders. Please join Superintendent Chavez and share your thoughts.
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DPS Mariachi Winter Concert
12/06/2023
The DPS Mariachi/Folklórico Department would like to invite you to attend our Annual Winter Holiday Concert this Friday December 8th at 7pm @ the DHS auditorium. -Admission is $3 per adult, $2 per student. All DPS employees/faculty, and children under 10 get in free.
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Winter Ball Formal 2023
11/28/2023
ECHS presents Winter Ball Formal 2023 Saturday, December 2 at Smith School, 310 W. Elm Street, from 8pm to Midnight. ALL 9th - 12th grade students and ALL High Schools are invited. Students must have a signed guest pass if they are not a Deming Public Schools student. All students must have an ID that matches the name on their ticket. Presale tickets are $15 and tickets at the door are $20. Tickets are sold at DHS Copy Center and ECHS.
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RMMS Parent Survey
11/14/2023
Red Mountain Middle School has been accepted as Deming Public School's first community school. A community school is a whole child, comprehensive strategy to transform schools into places where educators, local community members, families, and students work together to strengthen conditions for student learning and healthy development. As partners, they organize in and out of school resources, supports, and opportunities so that our students thrive. The New Mexico Community School model closely follows research and up-to-date data on outcomes for Community Schools. The community school strategy has 6 key practices: Powerful Student and Family Engagements, Collaborative Leadership, Shared Power and Voice, Expanded Culturally Enriched Learning Opportunities, Rigorous Community Connected Classroom and Instruction, Culture of Belonging Safety and Care, and Integrated Systems of Support.
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Deming Wildcat Football Compete in the State 5A Football Championships
10/30/2023
Deming Wildcat Football advances to the first round in the State 5A Football Championships!! The Wildcats will host the Belen Eagles, Friday, November 3, 2023, at 7pm. All tickets must be purchased online at GOFan.co using the link below. Tickets for adults are $12.00 and $7.00 for students(K-12), Seniors (65+) and Military. No Cash will be accepted, and no season passes will be honored. Come out and support your Wildcats. GO WILDCATS!!
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Deming Public Schools Thanksgiving Luncheon
10/25/2023
On Tuesday, November 7, 2023, the Student Nutrition Department will be serving a Thanksgiving Luncheon to Bell Elementary, My Little School, Memorial Elementary, and Chaparral Elementary. On Tuesday, November 14, 2023, the Student Nutrition Department will be serving a Thanksgiving Luncheon to Ruben Torres Elementary, Bataan Elementary, Columbus Elementary, Deming Intermediate, Red Mountain Middle, Deming High, Early College, Mimbres Valley, and Deming Ceasar Chavez Charter High School. Parents, guardians, and family members are invited to eat lunch with their children. Advanced tickets, for $6.00, MUST be purchased, and will be on sale ONLY until 3:00 p.m. on November 01, 2023. There will be no tickets sold on the day of the event. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be admitted to the event. Tickets are non-refundable. Lunch is free for enrolled DPS students. All tickets can be purchased at the school site your child attends.
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National School Bus Safety Week
10/18/2023
In observance of National School Bus Safety Week, Deming Public Schools would like to thank our dedicated bus drivers, assistants, and substitutes for going the extra mile to ensure that all students make it to and from school safely. National School Bus Safety Week is celebrated during the third full week of October every year. This week is dedicated to promoting school bus safety and educating students, parents, and drivers about the importance of being safe around school buses.
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PSA: Safety Update
10/13/2023
With the unrest in the global community and threats of violence being made across the world, Deming Public Schools wants to assure our students, staff, and community that we continue to prioritize safety in our schools. We also want to recognize that the global unrest may cause stress and anxiety among students and adults. If your child is experiencing unexplained behaviors or expresses concern and/or fear, please reach out to your school administrator and they will connect you and your child to our school counselors. We are here to support our students, families, and staff.
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Attention: Early College High School Students and Parents
10/12/2023
On Wednesday, October 18, Early College High School will have an adjusted schedule for each grade due to PSAT-NMSQT testing. Below are details about testing day: • 10th & 11th Grade students will be testing and need to be at ECHS in person. • 9th & 12th Grade students will be doing virtual learning and should stay home.
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Attention: DHS Parents - October 18 Testing Day
10/12/2023
On the upcoming PSAT Testing day, Wednesday, October 18, students who are not taking tests will not be required to attend school in person, they will attend school virtually.. This is an excellent opportunity for your child to: 1. Review their current grades. 2. Complete any makeup assignments. 3. Email teachers with questions about grades or coursework. We strongly encourage students to use this day productively to improve their academic standing.
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DHS Edgenuity Information
10/11/2023
New Procedure on Grading for Edgenuity Courses In accordance with the New Mexico Activities Association (NMAA) guidelines, all courses—online or traditional—must receive grades each grading period, and these will be reflected on a student's transcript. To foster accountability in student progress, we've updated our documentation procedures for Edgenuity courses.
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Deming High School PSAT Information
10/11/2023
Deming Public Schools is pleased to announce that Deming High School will be administering the PSAT to all 10th graders and selected 11th graders on Wednesday, October 18, 2023. Key Points for PSAT Day: Who Will Attend: Only sophomores and selected juniors are to attend school at Deming High School on October 18 for the PSAT. Arrival Time: • Please be on time (8:15 am). Late arrivals may not be admitted to the test. Location: • Upon arrival, report to the DHS gym where you will receive your designated room number.
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Attention: DPS Families
10/11/2023
Pursuant to the federal Every Student Succeeds Act and Section 22-10A-16 NMSA 1978, Deming Public Schools is hereby notifying parents of their right to request information regarding the qualifications of their child’s teachers or administrators. This request will include information on teaching degree, major, and license. If you would like to receive this information for your child, please follow the directions below. If you have any questions regarding your right to this information, you may call Human Resources at (575) 546-8841.
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DHS MESA Solar Eclipse Announcement
10/10/2023
The solar eclipse is happening this weekend, October 14, 2023. If you are a DHS MESA member, grab your free solar glasses from Mr. Belen's room (Room 116) or Mr. Valdes' room (Room 724).
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Halloween Movie Night at Bataan
10/09/2023
The Bataan Parent Teacher Club is hosting a Family Movie Night on October 13 at 6:30 pm.
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Pre-K Parent Teacher Conferences
10/09/2023
There will be NO SCHOOL for Pre-K students on Friday, October 13 for Parent Teacher Conferences. Your child's teacher will be reaching out to schedule a conference time.
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No Parking by DHS Field House
10/09/2023
Deming Public Schools want to inform the public that parking will no longer be available behind the Deming High School Memorial Stadium Field House. The area behind the field house is now a fire lane.Deming Public Schools and Deming High School would like to encourage students to utilize the available student parking on campus. Students need to provide their driver’s license, insurance, and vehicle registration to obtain a parking pass. For more information on student parking, please contact Deming High School at (575) 546-2678.
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Law Enforcement Training at Memorial Elementary
10/02/2023
During Fall Break on Tuesday, October 3, 2023, law enforcement will undergo a series of sensitive training sessions on and within the premises of Memorial Elementary. Trainings will consist of strictly movement skills and will assist police personnel in becoming familiar with the layout of the buildings. Due to the trainings, you may see law enforcement, vehicles, and activity at Memorial Elementary.
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Memorial Elementary Ride Your Bike to School Day
09/27/2023
FRIDAY OCT. 20TH, @ 7:35AM MICHOACANA’S PARKING LOT Students will meet @ La Michoacana Restaurant with their bikes at 7:30 am Bike ride will start at 7:50 am Deming Police Department Bike Team and SRO’s will assist with traffic control Families are encouraged to ride along Deming Public Schools Staff and City Officials are welcome to join For more information, please contact Memorial Elementary at (575) 546-2502
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Fall Break
09/27/2023
Don’t forget there will be NO SCHOOL from Monday, October 2 through Monday, October 9, 2023 for Fall Break.
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Capital Improvement Act 2 Mill Levy
09/22/2023
Deming Public Schools will be asking for the renewal of the Public School Capital Improvement Act Two Mill Levy during the upcoming election on November 7, 2023. Please go out and vote. The funds from the two mill levy are imperative to maintain all of our schools.
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Lockdown at Ruben S. Torres Elementary
09/22/2023
Deming Public Schools wants to inform the public that today, September 22, 2023, Ruben S. Torres Elementary administration was alerted to a potential weapon on campus. In partnership with local law enforcement the school site went into lockdown. An individual, not associated with the schools, was arrested outside of the school building, and never gained entry or access to any of the facility. All students and staff were safe and secure in the building.
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Transportation Announcement 9.21
09/22/2023
Deming Public Schools wants to inform the public that on Thursday, September 21, 2023, Bus # 43 stopped to attend to student related medical emergencies. Out of an abundance of caution, EMS transported several students for additional evaluation. All other students were transported to their regular bus stops. Parents of students on Bus # 43 were notified of the situation.
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Construction Work on Saddler Street
09/21/2023
Deming Public Schools would like to inform the public that construction work on Saddler Street at Chaparral Elementary School will start on Monday, October 2, 2023. Construction is anticipated to be completed on Friday, October 13, 2023. Please expect heavy equipment traffic during this time. If possible, please seek alternative routes during the construction period and use caution when walking or driving in the area. We are sorry for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience and understanding.
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See You at the Pole
09/21/2023
The Deming High School Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Students would like to invite the entire community to our See You at the Pole event, on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at 7:00am around the flagpole at DHS Memorial Stadium. See You at the Pole is a Global Day of Student prayer, which began in 1990 as a grass roots movement with ten students praying at their school. Twenty-Two years later, millions pray on their campuses on the fourth Wednesday in September not just around the country, but around the World. See You at the Pole is simply a prayer rally where students meet at the school flagpole before school to lift up their friends, families, teachers, school, and nation to God. See You at the Pole is a student-initiated, student-organized, and student-led event.
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School Bus Front Door Evacuations
09/19/2023
Deming Public Schools has scheduled school bus front door evacuations for Thursday, September 21, 2023 in all bus zones. Buses will load their students, engage the bus into gear, pull forward a minimum 10 feet, apply the parking brake, gear into neutral, the driver will give the students instructions on what to do, and then unload. Students shall depart the bus walking briefly a minimum of 75 feet to the front of the bus assuming the issue is towards the rear of the bus.
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Update: Phone Service is Working District Wide
09/19/2023
Phone service has been restored at all school sites and offices. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
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Update: Phones Down District Wide
09/19/2023
As of Tuesday, September 19, 2023, phones are still down throughout the district. We are experiencing an issue that is affecting outbound and inbound local calls. Deming Public Schools is working to restore phone service and currently there is no estimated time when service will be restored. During this time, please contact schools and district office through email. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
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Phones Down District Wide
09/18/2023
Deming Public Schools is working to restore phone service throughout the district. We are experiencing an issue that is affecting outbound and inbound local calls. Currently there is no estimated time when service will be restored. During this time, please contact schools and district office through email. We are sorry for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
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Football Game Canceled
09/14/2023
Deming High School Athletic Department would like to inform Wildcat Football Fans that the football game scheduled for this Friday, September 15, 2023 has been canceled. The Belen Eagles have forfeited due to their first strike under the new “2 Strikes” sportsmanship bylaw. Wildcats will win the game due to the forfeit. Please feel free to contact the Athletic Department at (575)546-8126 with any questions.
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From Left to Right: Charlie Hofacket, Superintendent Chavez, and Yazmin Garcia Orosco
Rotary Invites DHS Students to Speak
09/14/2023
Rotary invited Charlie Hofacket and Yazmin Garcia Orosco to share information about their lives, interests, and plans for the future. Both students did an excellent job of representing Deming High School and demonstrating what it looks like to be a Champion!
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Bell Elementary Ride Your Bike To School Day
09/14/2023
Bell Elementary Ride Your Bike to School Day FRIDAY SEPT. 22ND, @ 7:35AM AMIGO’S PARKING LOT Students will meet @ Amigo’s Restaurant with their bikes at 7:30 am Bike ride will start at 7:50 am Deming Police Department Bike Team and SRO’s will assist with traffic control
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Transportation Announcement
09/08/2023
Deming Public Schools wants to inform the public that today, September 8, 2023, Bus # 11 was involved in a traffic accident during the afternoon bus run. Local law enforcement, Deming Public Schools staff, and EMS arrived quickly on the scene and assessed the situation. No injuries were reported, and all students are safe. Parents who were unable to be contacted to pick up their student, were transported home by bus.
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2023 Homecoming Parade
09/07/2023
Deming Wildcats 2023 Homecoming Parade Thursday, September 21 at 6pm Parade Route:Platinum, West on Spruce to Gold, South on Gold to Ash, West on Ash to Nickel, South on Nickel to Wildcat Drive. Contact: [email protected] to enter
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Central Cafeteria Update 9.6.23
09/06/2023
On August 10, concerns regarding the smell of gas at Central Cafeteria were raised. Staff were moved out of the building to other school sites and meals were modified at My Little School, Bell Elementary, Chaparral Elementary, and Memorial Elementary. Communication was sent to parents at those four schools along with being posted on our social media sites, website, and released to our media partners. Under emergency procurement, a licensed external plumber was hired to replace all the gas lines in the central cafeteria building. As of September 5, the work has been completed and the inspection was passed. Hot meals resumed at all effected school sites on August 28 utilizing other kitchens across the district. We take all concerns seriously, investigate them thoroughly, and work with appropriate agencies to ensure our facilities are safe. Please call Central Office at (575) 546-8841 if you have any questions.
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Attention:Parents of students 16 years or older
08/31/2023
We want to inform you of a new Immunization requirement that will be in effect for students enrolling in Fall 2023 semester in New Mexico. • All students entering 11th grade who are 16 years and older, will be required to get a second dose of a vaccine called Meningococcal ACWY or MenACWY. • If your teen is not yet 16, but is entering 11th grade, wait until your teen turns 16 to get the booster and please let the school nurse know. Boosters given before age 16 don’t count and would have to be repeated.
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Central Cafeteria Update
08/25/2023
Deming Public Schools will resume hot meals for the students at My Little School, Bell Elementary, Chaparral Elementary, and Memorial Elementary on Monday, August 28, 2023. While central cafeteria is under repair the district has reorganized meal preparation and distribution from other school sites to resume hot meal service to students. Menus are available on the website: https://www.demingps.org/services/student_nutrition. We apologize for any inconvenience, and we thank you for your understanding as we complete repairs to central cafeteria.
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COVID-19 Update
08/24/2023
Update on COVID-19 Guidance
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Deming Public Schools Annual Update
08/24/2023
To update student information and collect necessary yearly information, Deming Public Schools utilizes its online registration system to update contact information for students, parents, and emergency contacts. This will also give parents the opportunity to sign FERPA forms, media release information and digital device information for each student in the household.
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Deming FFA Students are Going to Nationals
08/23/2023
Deming Future Farmers of America (FFA) students attended the New Mexico State FFA Convention in Las Cruces in June where members, advisors, parents, and supporters from across the state come together to compete and celebrate the achievements of the last year.
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Central Cafeteria
08/22/2023
Deming Public Schools central cafeteria is undergoing repairs for gas lines. Out of an abundance of caution to address the issue completely and thoroughly, the district is completely replacing gas lines in order to restore gas service. Central cafeteria provides meals for My Little School, Bell Elementary, Chaparral Elementary, and Memorial Elementary. We anticipate the repairs to be completed by Wednesday, August 23, 2023, and hope to be approved by inspection before the end of the week.
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From Left to Right: Daisy Blanco, Riley Apodaca, Mariely Majalca, Yasmeli Vazquez, Brizella Baeza, and Kassandra Nieto
Deming High School National Honor Society Welcomes New Officers for the 2023-2024 Academic Year
08/16/2023
The Deming chapter of the National Honor Society proudly announces the election of its new slate of officers for the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The National Honor Society recognizes and celebrates exceptional high school students who have demonstrated exemplary scholarship, leadership, service, and character. After a thorough selection process, the National Honor Society Deming Chapter has elected the following students to serve as officers for the 2023-2024 school year: • Mariely Majalca, 12th Grade, as President • Brizella Baeza, 12th Grade, as Vice President • Kassandra Nieto, 12th Grade, as Corresponding Secretary • Riley Apodaca, 11th Grade, as Recording Secretary • Yasmeli Vazquez, 12th Grade, as Historian • Daisy Blanco, 11th Grade, as Service Hours Manager
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Safety Drills and Exercise Planning
08/14/2023
Deming Public Schools would like to remind the community that safety drills are a key component of keeping our students and staff safe. Safety drills provide schools, district, and stakeholders across the community with the opportunity to assess and validate capabilities, shape planning, and address areas for improvement. Through the practice of drills, schools take corrective actions needed to maintain safety readiness.
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Bus Transportation Announcement
08/07/2023
Deming Public Schools Transportation Department would like to inform parents and students who ride the bus of the following: • Due to high temperatures, bus riders have been permitted to take water bottles on the bus until Friday, September 15, 2023. • Only water is allowed on the bus. • Bus drivers will have windows down to help air circulate and keep temperatures in the bus as low as possible. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at (575) 543-1009 or [email protected].
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NM Tax Free Weekend
08/04/2023
New Mexico School Sales Tax Holiday begins August 4th through August 6th at midnight.
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Back to School
Transportation Back to School Information
07/31/2023
Below are some reminders from the Transportation Team for the new school year. Student Eligibility • New Mexico Public Education Department (NMPED) transportation state statue provides that students are eligible for transportation services if school bus routes are: • One mile one way for students in grades kindergarten through 6 • One and one-half miles one way for students in grades 7-9 • Two miles one way for students in grades 10-12 • Students will not be required to walk a greater distance to the bus stop than the required walking distance for each grade level. • All NM Pre-K students are ineligible for transportation except those with an IEP that require special needs busing.
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DHS Wildcat Happenings
07/20/2023
August Addition: Attention DHS Parents and Students
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Transportation News for the 23-24 School Year
07/20/2023
Student bussing information will be available a week before the 1st day of school in the Campus Parent & Student Portal! All Parents (PK-12) and students (grades 6-12) have access to view bussing information in their portal.
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Summer Camp Flyer
Free Summer Camp
06/19/2023
Deming Public Schools will be offering a free summer camp the week of July 17-21. The summer camp is open to K-12 students and will be offered at two locations Deming High School(K-12) and Columbus Elementary(K-5).
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Students at Bataan during the Veterans Day Program
Bataan Elementary School’s Veterans Day Program
11/29/2022
Bataan Elementary School hosted veterans, first responders, and family members during their annual Veterans Day Program on Friday, November 11, 2022. The 5th grade team organized the program, and the 5th grade students led the entire program including the welcome, introductions, and closing.
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