Today, 10/22/2014
High: 70 Low: 42
Isolated thunderstorms
10% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/23/2014
High: 73 Low: 43
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.

Raton Middle School and Raton High School Parents:
The Tiger Den Wellness Center provides free health services to adolescent students attending RMS and RHS.  Please encourage your children to take advantage of this service.
In order to access the Wellness Center, students must have a Parent Consent Form on file.
If you would like additional information, please contact Jackie Riley at 575-445-3541, ext. 1039.

FALL 2014 Update

FALL 2014 Update
Election. On behalf of Raton School District and especially on behalf of our little ones, thanks to all of you for your magnificent effort and personal sacrifice in time, money and effort toward our bond election. Unfortunately the bond failed by123 votes. Today was our last meeting of our Blue Ribbon Committee for Better Schools for a little while.   We conducted an After Action Review. The board was represented by Mr. Armijo and Mr. Kamp. The election results were canvased last Friday.
Staff and Curriculum: September 5th was what we called a data day for our staff. The principals reviewed the PLC standards and each building began the process of how we will unpack NMCCSS. Again our goal this year is to have a "Guaranteed and Viable" curriculum. Our staff will need to focus on those areas that our students will be tested.
In accordance with the board's goal for the district to work more closely with the community I have been attending meetings with the Chamber and the Grow Raton Blue Ribbon Committee for Community Betterment. We are almost finished with the Economic Development Strategic Plan; page 4 of the plan outlines the Education Initiatives.  We now have a working draft of what our business leaders are looking for. The proposed Ed Advisory Council will actually be called the District PLC and will meet October 1st 3:30-5:00. I would like 1-2 board members to serve on it. It will meet twice a year.  

Students: Students have been very well behaved for not having Mr. Ware here the last several days. We wish him and his family well. Thank you Ms. Adams for stepping in and up.
Drug testing for students has been a 100% negative so far. The fiscal cost for this is $2-3 a test and worth every penny.  Drug testing for staff is ongoing. It has been difficult to get everyone to understand that the 9-10 requirements to be a licensed activity driver is required by law and by contracted as coach/advisor in our district is required by contract language.
Stadium locker rooms Phase 1 is complete. We came in 9K less than we thought. No ceiling and some brick walls. Ben has installed benches, hooks and chalk board. We may also add a ceiling on our own. It will be easier to heat if we do. Looking into signage and painting for that west side as well. Hope to have Tiger Stadium" on that wall. Football team morale is good despite the loss last week.

Homecoming Week- September 29-October 3d.

Board:  We are hosting the Regional Meeting on October 20th the week after our board meeting. We will offer Elementary and RHS music vocal entertainment and of course dinner from our culinary arts department. We are expecting our Young Marines to post colors.
We had our budget audit out brief today. Thanks for representing the board Mr. Kamp. We are not allowed to make the results public yet but no serious problems.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 30
PARENT Teacher Conferences 4-7pm
Friday, October 31
PARENT Teacher Conferences 8-12
Friday, November 7
Monday, November 10
Regular Board of Education Meeting @RHS Krivokapich Media Center
5:30 PM
Thu, Nov 27 - Fri, Nov 28

Early Friday Release @1:30.

CONGRATULATIONS to Teachers and Support Staff for the month. Receiving their awards L-R are
Elementary Teacher Brock Walton, RHS Teacher Ms. Aimee Feldman and Support Staff of the Month Ms. Samantha Mendez. Mr. Arthur J. Armijo, Board President presented the awards.

On this day

1983: US troops invade Grenada - Read Full Article

American forces seize control of the Caribbean island of Grenada less than a week after a left-wing coup in which the prime minister, Maurice Bishop, was killed.

1964: President Kaunda takes power in Zambia - Read Full Article

Zambia is the ninth African state to gain independence from the British crown.


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