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

FFA Judging Season Wrapup

posted Apr 13, 2015, 9:03 AM by Hagerman Schools

On March 28th the students participated at the Amigos Judging Contest held in Roswell at Goddard High School and hosted by the Artesia, Dexter, Goddard, Hagerman and Roswell High FFA Chapters.

Results from the Amigos Contest - 
Floriculture 5th, Sarah Booher 10th High Point Individual
Food Science 7th, Karlie Escandon 10th
Homesite 3rd, Justin Armstrong 4th
Horse 10th
Landscape Design 7th, Thalia Pantoja 8th
Dairy Foods - 9th
Pasture & Range 6th, Devon Torres 9th
Produce 8th

The Food Science team attended the ENMU Invitational was 3rd as a team, Carlos Alvidrez was 4th

State Results - 8 teams attended, 5 were Top 10, 2 Top 15
Floriculture 10th
Food Science 10th
Homesite 7th, Justin Armstrong 9th
Landscape Design 7th
Dairy Foods - 10th
Produce - 11th
Pasture & Range 12th

New Mexico State Library Offers Free Tutoring

posted Apr 6, 2015, 8:29 AM by Hagerman Schools

Students and parents you now have access to free online tutoring. You can obtain homework help, study tips and even career assistance by visiting. Visit  You can also get one-to-one tutoring, through HelpNow  provides tutoring services and  JobNow provides job help. Tutors are available every day from 2:00 PM – 11:00 PM MST to help students answer questions.

2015 Teachers of Character

posted Mar 4, 2015, 10:43 AM by Hagerman Schools

This month, three of Hagerman's teachers were honored at the 2015 Character Counts! Teacher of Character ceremony. Jessie Copeland, Jessica Longboan and Dr. D A Crow received recognition for their dedication to students and to upholding the six pillars of character.

Spanish Spelling Bee Winners

posted Feb 26, 2015, 1:35 PM by Hagerman Schools

Winner: Alexis Gutierrez 
Second Place: Maria Soto 
Third Place: Jared Ortiz
Fourth Place: Fernando Ortiz
Fifth Place: Kimberly Chagoyan
Sixth Place: Gladis Partida

Love the Bus Month

posted Feb 19, 2015, 12:04 PM by Hagerman Schools

February is "Love the Bus Month." Please help us celebrate by thanking our dedicated bus drivers and assistants. Tell them "thank you" today!

Quality of Education Survey

posted Feb 13, 2015, 11:38 AM by Hagerman Schools

The Quality of Education survey will open February 23. As a parent or community member, we encourage you to take the survey so we can continue to serve you better. You can click here to be taken to the survey.

Hagerman Senior Selected as Daniels Fund Finalist

posted Feb 6, 2015, 6:45 AM by Hagerman Schools

The Daniels Fund will be interviewing high school seniors who are finalists for the Daniels Scholarship Program between February 9th and February 27th. These finalists were selected from over 2,000 applicants to advance to the interview phase of the selection process (the list of finalists is available here).

Senior Aaliyah Garcia has been selected as the finalist from Hagerman High School. The Daniels Scholarship Program is a four-year annually-renewable college scholarship for graduating high school seniors who demonstrate exceptional character, leadership, and a commitment to serving their communities.

Elementary Students Honored

posted Nov 12, 2014, 7:49 AM by Hagerman Schools   [ updated Nov 12, 2014, 11:39 AM ]

These elementary students have been nominated to the Envision National Youth Leadership Forum Pathways to STEM program.

And congratulations to the November Character Counts Students of the Month

FFA Fundraiser and Official Dress Drive

posted Nov 12, 2014, 7:46 AM by Hagerman Schools

The FFA is taking orders for Riverstar Farms Fruit, Meat & Desserts for Christmas Delivery through November 24th.  Contact an FFA Member or call the Ag Department at 752-4332

We are looking for gently used FFA Jackets and other official dress items - white shirts/blouses, black skirts/slacks/pants and black dress shoes to build up our closet for members who do not have FFA Official Dress.

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