The Fourth Annual Santillana National Spanish Spelling Bee was held in Albuquerque, July 18-19, 2014. at the National Hispanic Cultural Center.
Hagerman's sixth grader Alexis Gutiérrez took the seventh place.
There were 23 participants from seven states all over the country (California, Colorado, Florida, Massachusetts, New Mexico, Oregon, and Texas); the contestants were from 4th to 8th grades.
The winner was Andrés Arreola, a seventh-grade student from Santa Teresa Middle School, Gadsden Independent Schools, Sunland Park, New Mexico. He also took the First Place award in the NMABE Annual State Spanish Spelling Bee in 2014 and 2013.
Save the dates: New Mexico State Spanish Spelling Bee: April 11, 2015 and Santilllana National Spanish Spelling Bee, July 17-18, 2015.
12 Hagerman FFA members attended State FFA Convention in Las Cruces June 2-5. The Greenhand Quiz team was represented by Justin Armstrong, Brooke Dees, Christopher Herrera and Devon Torres. Justin Armstrong was a Top 10 Individual. In the Job Interview Career Development Event, Thalia Pantoja placed 2nd overall. Haylee Sant and Carlos Alvidrez participated in the State Talent Contest preliminaries, Haylee advancing to the Top 5.
Thanks for your continued support of the Hagerman FFA.
Central Valley Electric Cooperative came to Hagerman to help spread the message to be safe around electricity. Three of our elementary students were picked by CVE in their Safety Poster Coloring Contest. Fourth graders Brianna Delacruz, Kristal Monjares, and Kailyn Hestand took first, second and third place respectively.
Get ready for back-to-school with these school supply lists. Middle and high school students will receive lists from each teacher.
Congratulations to senior Lori Gossett for placing fifth in the triple jump at the State Track Meet in Albuquerque this Friday the 9th.
For the fifth year in a row, Hagerman High School
was recognized by US News and World Report by being awarded a bronze for the Best High School. We are again honored by the award and thank the students, parents and staff for their hard work in helping us to achieve this distinction. The full list can be found at the US News and World Report web site
For parents who want to give their elementary-age children an education boost, they now have the option of an extended school year.
Hagerman Municipal Schools will be offering the K-3 Plus Summer program, a state program which extends the school year by 25 days, for grades Kinder through 3rd grade.
Statewide statistics show that if you have a student who is at grade level in the third grade, then that student will continue to be successful throughout their school career. It is a good opportunity for kids to get 25 additional days and explore reading and math. It is also a great opportunity for teachers to gain an understanding of the individual needs of the students.
The K-3 Plus Program was written into legislation in 2012, and NM public education department officials released an annual report stating that the program has not only helped disadvantaged students in reaching competency levels, but boosted testing scores in literacy and math in participating schools. The K-3 Plus program, gives an additional 25 days of instruction to incoming Kindergarten, first, second and third graders. The program was designed to give a jump start primarily in the areas of math and literacy.
The program will run Monday through Thursday each week. Instruction will follow state mandated common core standards. Like a regular school semester, attendance is an essential part of the process, not only for student success, but because state funding for the program is attendance-based. Students with Perfect and Near Perfect attendance will be eligible for drawings for great prizes.
The extended school year for Hagerman students will begin June 18 and run through July 30. Each grade (K-3) will accept up to 20 students on a first-come, first-serve basis. The program is open to students of all skill levels free of charge, and offers free breakfast, lunch and transportation. In addition, students who participate in the program will in many cases remain with that teacher through the upcoming school year.
If you have any questions feel free to contact John D. Cook, Elementary Principal and K-3 Plus program coordinator at 575-752-3279
Good luck to our boys and girls that will be participating in the state track meet. It is an honor to compete at the state level.
CHAMPIONSHIP SITE DIRECTIONS: Albuquerque
Located just east of University Stadium, the UNM Track-Soccer Complex can be easily accessed by exiting off I-25, just south of the Big-I, at Avenida Cesar Chavez. Head east on Avenida Cesar Chavez. After crossing University Boulevard, the UNM track-soccer complex is located on the right, just past University Stadium.
TICKETS (Wristbands Daily):
Adults $8.00 - Students/Seniors (65+) $5.00
The NMAA is pleased to announce that Spring Sports Championships will be available on the NFHS Network, the all-digital network devoted to coverage of high school sports and performing arts through the Internet. Click here to catch State Championship action onthe NFHS Network.
NOTE: For technical support regarding NFHS Network broadcasts, please contact 1-877-978-2311 or refer to the online FAQ's.
The Hagerman FFA chapter spent April 8-12 in Las Cruces at the State Career Development Events. The teams brought back a lot of awards:
Floriculture 10th, RuthAnn Stephens Top 10 Individual
Horticulture Produce 9th, Lizzy Veerkamp 5th High Individual
Landscape Design 14th
Dairy Foods 6th, Lizzy Veerkamp Top 10 Individual
Pasture & Range 10th, Devon Trujillo Top 10 Individual