Meet the New Elementary Principal

posted Jul 28, 2015, 1:51 PM by Hagerman Schools

Greetings Parents and Families of Hagerman Elementary, 

My name is Belia Reyes and it is my privilege and honor to join Hagerman Elementary School as the new Principal. I am looking forward to an exciting year of learning and growing with your children as well as working with the staff and the community. 

I obtained a Bachelor’s of Arts Degree in Education with a minor in Bilingual Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from ENMU Portales. I have over eighteen years of teaching experience in various grade levels. I am passionate about children and I have worked hard to increase my leadership expertise. During the summer of 2015, I served as the K-3 Plus Principal at East Grand Plains Elementary. I am married to Jose Reyes and we have three children and three grandchildren. 

My belief is that each child is a unique individual who needs a secure, caring, and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially. It is my desire as an educator to help all students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports risk taking, and invites a sharing of ideas. My main goal is to ensure that every student is provided the highest quality of education possible in a safe and supportive learning environment. I am committed to helping each student achieve their very best.  

Knowing the commitment of the Hagerman community, I am confident that this will be an outstanding school year and I look forward to working with you and your students as we work toward an academically successful school year. I am looking forward to meeting each and every one of you. My door will always be open and I am here to support your children and you in any way possible. If you would like to contact me, my e-mail address is You can also reach me by phone at Hagerman Elementary, (575) 752-3279.

Saludos Padres y Familias de la Primaria de Hagerman,

Mi nombre es Belia Reyes y es un privilegio y honor unirme a la Escuela Primaria de Hagerman como la nueva directora. Anticipo un año escolar emocionante, lleno de aprendizaje y crecimiento con sus niños al igual que trabajar con los maestros y la comunidad.

Yo obtuve un Bachillerato de Artes en Educación con una licenciatura en Educación Bilingüe y una Maestría en Administración de la Universidad de ENMU Portales. Tengo más de 18 años de experiencia en educación. Durante el verano del 2015, trabaje como directora del Programa K-3 Plus en la Escuela East Grand Plains. Estoy casada con el Sr. Josė Reyes y tengo tres hijos al igual que tres nietos. 

Creo que cada niño es un individuo único que necesita seguridad, cariño y un ambiente estimulante en la cual puede madurar emocinoalmente, intelectualmente, fisicamente, y socialmente. Mí deseo como educadora es ayudar a todos los alumnos alcanzar su mayor potencial en estas áreas al proveer un ambiente seguro, apoyando el tomar riesgos e invitar a compartir ideas.  Mí mayor meta es asegurar que cada alumno tenga una educación de alta calidad en un ambiente seguro y que apoye el aprendizaje. Me comprometo ayudar a que cada alumno tenga éxito y haga lo mejor posible. 

Confío en que será un año escolar con mucho éxito y anticipo trabajar con usted y con sus hijos para tener un año escolar académico lleno de éxito. Deseo tener la oportunidad de conocer a cada uno de ustedes. Mis puertas siempre estarán abiertas y estoy para apoyarlos en todo lo que sea posible. Si desea comunicarse conmigo, mí correo electrónico es y el teléfono de la escuela es (575) 752-3279.

Back to School!

posted Jul 27, 2015, 9:21 AM by Hagerman Schools

Welcome back everyone. Students will return Tuesday August 11 for the 2015-16 school year. Staff will be working prior to this to have everything ready for your children. 

Elementary school supply lists can be found in the file below. Middle and high school teachers will let students know what specifics are needed, but all will need a supply of paper and pencils. August 7 through 9 would be a great time for school supply shopping. These are the dates New Mexico will hold its Tax Free Weekend. To qualify for the deduction, clothing or shoes must be priced at less than $100 per unit. The price limit for desktop, laptop, tablets or notebook computers is $1,000, and for related computer hardware it is $500. School supplies for use in standard, general-education classrooms must be under $30 per unit. 

Hagerman Schools Still Going Through Summer

posted Jun 4, 2015, 1:56 PM by Hagerman Schools

Hagerman Elementary is providing a K3 Plus program this summer for incoming Kindergarteners through third grade. Transportation is included as well as breakfast and lunch. The program runs June 5 through July 10 M-Th 8:15-2:45 and F 8:15-12:15. Contact the elementary at 575.752.3279.

High school students who need to make up English, math or social studies credits can enroll in summer school. A maximum of four half-credits can be earned in June and July morning and afternoon. Cost for each half-credit is $50 which can be paid in installments. Contact the high school at 575.752.3283.

60 Years of Yearbooks Posted Online

posted May 14, 2015, 1:09 PM by Hagerman Schools   [ updated May 14, 2015, 2:10 PM ]

It's been a labor of love for the past five years, but finally today you can view Hagerman Schools' yearbooks from 1947 to 2011. If you create an account you can even download a PDF for printing. You can always find them under our About Us tab above and then click on Yearbooks or you can click here.

Snickers and Sweety Visit Jr. High Ag Classes

posted May 12, 2015, 10:45 AM by Hagerman Schools

Laura Russo, the Dairy Goat Superintendent for the Chaves County 4H and FFA Fair brought her goats out to visit the Jr High Ag and Animal Science classes Tuesday, May 12.  In the picture, Derek Franklin, Dakota Grinder, Aaron Chavez, Leandra Tarango and Dominic Villa are interacting with the goats, Snickers and Sweety, and Ms. Russo

Hagerman State Champs in Boys and Girls Medley Relay

posted May 12, 2015, 7:19 AM by Hagerman Schools

-Class 2A State Champions - Medley Relay (Andy Arebalos, Isaac Morales, Mario Arebalos, Joaquin Chavarria)
-800 M. Run   Joaquin Chavarria 3rd Place
-Discus   Andrew Veloz 3rd Place
-Shot Put   Cruz Castillo 4th Place
-Pole Vault   Logan Franklin 4th Place
-300 Hurdles   Isaac Morales 4th Place
-Javelin   Mario Arebalos 5th Place
-800 M. Run   Jorge Martinez 6th Place
-4x4 Relay (Andy Arebalos, Isaac Morales, Joaquin Chavarria, Mario Arebalos) 6th Place

-Class 2A State Champions - Medley Relay (Stephanie Razo, Hannah Hamill, Maria Ramirez, Paige Hoppes)
-800 M. Run Maria Ramirez 6th

Karlie Escandon Brings Home Third at BPA Nationals

posted May 10, 2015, 8:28 PM by Hagerman Schools   [ updated May 10, 2015, 8:30 PM ]

Karlie Escandon and Eduardo Gutierrez travelled to Anaheim, CA for the BPA National Convention and Competition. Karlie competed along with students from many other states in Desktop Publishing and won third place on Saturday, May 9. Eduardo participated in the BPA Leadership Academy and was an intern for the certification portion of the competitions.

End of the Year Activities

posted May 10, 2015, 8:22 PM by Hagerman Schools

  • FFA Banquet at 7:00 pm in cafeteria on May 11th.

  • Spring Band Concert at 6:00 pm in auditorium on May 11th.

  • HS Allsports Banquet at 6:00 pm in cafeteria on May 12, 2015.

  • HS Baccalaureate at 6 pm in the auditorium on May 13, 2015.

  • Senior Awards and Slideshow  at 7 pm on May 13, 2015.

  • Kindergarten Graduation, 6:30 pm in the auditorium on May 14, 2015.

  • MS Book Club students to Bottomless Lakes State Park on May 14, 2015.

  • MS Dance in the HS Common Area, 7 pm – 10 pm, May 15, 2015.

  • HS Graduation, 7 pm, Football Stadium, on May 16, 2015.

  • MS – 7th graders to Roswell with Mrs. LaMay on May 20, 2015.

  • MS Awards Assembly, 9 am, auditorium on May 21, 2015.

  • Final Exams to be given to MS/HS students on May 20, 21, and 22, 2015.


Thanks to All the Teachers and Staff

posted May 4, 2015, 10:24 AM by Hagerman Schools

We appreciate you not just during National Teacher Appreciation Week, but all year long! This is also National Substitute Week - Hagerman Schools wishes to recognize our steadfast Substitutes who fill in for our permanent teachers. Often we overlook what a challenge it is to take over another’s classroom. Our Substitutes deserve our recognition and appreciation. Thank you all!


Alexis Gutierrez Takes State in Spanish Spelling Bee

posted Apr 13, 2015, 12:08 PM by Hagerman Schools

5 hours and 18 rounds after the competition began, Alexis Gutierrez, a seventh grader from Hagerman Middle School was crowned champion of the 22nd Annual NMABE State Spanish Spelling Bee sponsored by the New Mexico Association for Bilingual Education, the National Hispanic Cultural Center, the Spanish Resource Center and Santillana, USA.

Alexis and second place winner, María del Sol Nuñez Peña, a fifth grader from Chaparral Elementary School in the Gadsden Independent School District, battled it out for 4 rounds before María misspelled náyade. Alexis then stepped up to the microphone and very confidently spelled that word and then correctly spelled bórax to win the competition.

The third place winner was Savannah Higgins, an eighth grader from West Las Vegas Middle School (West Las Vegas Schools), in fourth place was Giovana Rodriguez, an eighth grader from Tibbetts Middle School (Famington Municipal Schools) and rounding out the top 5 was sixth grader Kenia Portillo, from La Acadmia Dolores Huerta in Las Cruces.

All five are now eligible to compete in the Fifth Annual Santillana, USA National Spanish Spelling Bee which will be held on Saturday, July 18, 2015 at the National Hispanic Cultural Center. For more information please contact David Briseño, event coordinator at 505-238-6812 or email him at

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