Wildcat Spotlight

Wildcat Football Team Headed to the Semifinals

Our Wildcat Football team is headed to the semifinals of the 2022 5A state playoffs. This past Friday they defeated the Goddard Rockets by a score of 28-13. Their next match-up will be against the Artesia Bulldogs. This game will be in DEMING on Saturday, November 19th @ 1:00 pm.

We would like to invite all of you to participate in our COMMUNITY PEP RALLY & BONFIRE on Thursday at 7:00 pm at the football stadium! We know it's going to be cold, but let's come together for one hour to motivate, encourage and pump these young men up! 

Manufacturing Day

Deming Public Schools partnered with Deming Luna County Economic Development to celebrate our communities manufactures by bringing presentations and tours to our students.

Manufacturing Day at Columbus Elementary with Solitaire Homes.

Deming High School tour D.H. Lescombes and Solitaire.

State Assessment Results Now Available

Between March 28 and May 6, 2022, Deming Public Schools administered the NM-MSSA Math, ELA, SLA, and NM-ASR assessments to our students in grades 3-8 and 11. These assessments are important tools that help us as educators and families to understand how students are learning and progressing through their academic journey. In addition, these summative assessments provide insight into your student’s readiness – or being on track for readiness- for university and/or the workplace.

These assessments are based on academic standards that reflect what your student is expected to learn for his or her grade level in our schools. The assessments are untimed tests that include Language Arts, Mathematics for grades 3-8, and Science for grades 5, 8 and 11.

The Individual Score Report, which will be sent out within the next few weeks, describes how your student performed on spring 2022 state assessments. These assessments are summative in nature. They were not designed to inform your student’s teachers about short-term teaching strategies or potential interventions but to give them, and you, a snapshot of where your student finished the 2021-22 school year relative state-adopted content standards and instruction.

We appreciate your continuing support and the opportunity to be a part of your student’s educational success. If you have specific questions about your student’s performance on the assessment, please contact your local school administration to discuss how you or the school staff can help your student do his or her best.

Available Resources:

The Family Report Interpretation Guide is available in two languages:

NM_MSSA Family Interpretation Guide (English)

NM-MSSA Family Interpretation Guide (Spanish)

Family Portal is available to view state summative as well as interim results. To find instructions on how to login, please click below:

New Mexico Parent Portal Help Guide (English)

New Mexico Parent Portal Help Guide (Spanish)

In addition, should you have specific questions about the assessment, please visit the PED Assessment Bureau’s Family Resource page at https://webnew.ped.state.nm.us/bureaus/assessment/parent-and-student-resources/.

School Zones and Bus Safety


Deming Public Schools would like to remind the community to obey traffic laws and to use caution around school buses. 

As our students head to and from school every day remember these important safety rules.

·        Recognize school zones

·        Reduce your speed when traveling through school zones and watch for children

·        Expect increased traffic in and around school zones

·        Be aware of and cautious of pedestrian crosswalks in school zones

·        Obey crossing guards, traffic officers, and policeman

·        Be on the lookout for school buses

·        Prepare to stop when a slowing school bus flashes its overhead yellow lights

·        It’s the law to STOP at least 20 feet away from school buses when red lights are flashing

·        Never pass a stopped school bus

With your help, we can keep our children safe. If you have any questions, please contact the Transportation Department at (575) 543-1009 or TransportationDept@demingps.org.  

Letters About Literature

Letters About Literature is a reading and writing competition which challenges students to write to an author and describe how his or her book affected them. This annual competition is ​made possible by the New Mexico State Library which is a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs and an affiliate of the Library of Congress Center for the Book.

Letters About Literature encourages young readers in grades 4 -12 to read a book and write a personal letter to the author explaining how the book changed or shaped their perspective on themselves or the world. Letter writers compete at three levels: Level I is grades 4-6; Level II is grades 7-8; and Level III is grades 9-12. The writers compete in this annual state contest to win prizes in each competition level.​

Last day to enter: December 30, 2022

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School Supplies Donation

Deming Public Schools would like to thank Southwest Border Archers for their generous donation of school supplies. Student Success Liaison, Liz Hernández accepted the donation on behalf of Deming Public Schools. Southwest Border Archers is a local archery club who holds various archery events in Deming and several of these events are focused on helping the local community.

Some of these events include a Back To School bow shoot where they collect school supplies in lieu of the shooter fees. This year’s Back To School event yielded enough school supplies to distribute among the elementary, middle and high schools. The supplies will be provided to students throughout the school year as the need arises. 

Deming Public Schools appreciates the partnership and generosity of this local club.

Charlie's Challenge

As part of the city of Deming’s recognition of September as Attendance Awareness Month, Deming Public School staff reached out to our Community Champions to create a partnership to ensure our students are in school all day, every day.

September also marked the start of Charlie’s Challenge in Deming Public Schools, a campaign that aims to encourage students miss no more than five (5) days per semester. Reach out to your student’s school if you have questions about Charlie’s Challenge or any other attendance concerns.

Please visit the following Community Champions and look for the Charlie’s Challenge decal in their place of business. If you are a business that has not been contacted by any of our staff and would like to partner with our school district, please reach out to Liz Hernández at 575-546-2047. There is nothing required to become one of our Community Champion partners, only the desire to work with Deming Public Schools to ensure students are in their desks every day and ready to learn!


Halloween Celebrations at My Little School

Halloween Celebrations at Columbus Elementary

Halloween Celebrations at Memorial Elementary

Smith School Admin Halloween Celebration

Red Mountain Middle School Halloween Costume Contest Winners

RMMS held a costume contest this Halloween and it was a tough one to choose. Out of over 90 contestants the following students placed:

3rd Place: Bryan Rascon as Edward Scissor Hands

2nd Place: Mia Pena as a Catrina

1st Place: Angel Santiago as Venom

Congratulations, students!

We also had a staff costume contest. Out of those submissions the following staff members placed:

3rd Place- Mr. Butler and Ms. S. Miller as Lydia and Beetlejuice

2nd Place: Mrs. Reyes and Ms. Jurado as Sorcerers

1st Place: Mr. Richmond as Mr. Clean 

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My Little School

Ms. Jazz’s class kicked off Red Ribbon Week by wearing red.

Students play outside sporting their favorite team as they team up against drugs.

Bataan Elementary

Day of the Dead Celebration at Bataan Elementary

The classes of Ms. Almanza, Mrs. Barron, Mrs. Martina Baca, and Ms. Madrid worked together in various ways to celebrate Dia de los Muertos. Joined with members of the community, Angelica Padilla, Raquel and Diego Quintana, the students were able to experience various elements of their culture. The 3rd and 4th graders read to the kindergarteners and first graders of our school in English and Spanish. The students of Ms. Almanza’s class read poetry, created papel picado, and tissue paper flowers. Mrs. Baca’s and Ms. Almanza’s class also created an alter for the celebration with pictures of their loved ones. The students made sugar cookies with parent volunteer Gladys Arias Erives, and colored skulls. Many students dressed as catrinas, and wore hand made crown’s. Bataan’s very own Eden Quintana performed a song with her dad Diego, and Ester Quintana danced folklorico with her mother Raquel Quintana

Bell Elementary

Bell School’s Red Ribbon Week activities included a talk from the Police Department with drug dog Darla, coloring contest, dancing contest, learning about keeping a healthy body not drugs, and a visit from Border Patrol. 

Columbus Elementary

Kinder students getting to know the community in Columbus.  

Memorial Elementary

Kindergarten field trip to the Pumpkin Patch in Las Cruces

First grade field trip to the Farm and Ranch Heritage Museum in Las Cruces

Second grade field trip to the El Paso Zoo

Ruben S. Torres Elementary

Anna Karen Granillo, an RST 4th grader from Mr. Borque’s class, is pictured with her friends and her 3rd place winning submission to the 2022 Hispanic Heritage Youth Art Contest.

She also had to submit a paragraph for the contest incorporating the theme of unity. She wrote, “Well, my art work represents beautiful nature and it’s an inspiration of the inside and outside. I would think working together is better because when you make a project it could be much faster than doing it alone. Maybe you could make new friends and it would be a better experience.”

Congratulations Anna Karen!

Dia de los Muertos celebrated at RST Elementary

Deming Intermediate School

DIS Student Leadership surprised teachers by creating and placing posters of appreciation on their classroom doors.

DIS Student Council members attended the State Fall Student Council Conference at Deming High School where they had the opportunity to interact with State Delegates. Students learned leadership skills to implement with staff and students. 

Congratulations to the ten (10) DIS students that had perfect attendance for the first grading period!

Red Mountain Middle School

Student’s Caught being Positive Leaders at RMMS

The following are students who received Positive Behavior Referrals, for their actions that help make RMMS a fun and positive environment during the months of September and October. 

Emily Armendariz, 8th Grade

Mia Pena, 8th Grade

Klarybel Munoz, 7th Grade

Rene Flores, 7th Grade

Joselyn Temple, 8th Grade

Kendahl Bingham, 7th Grade

Isaac Reyes, 8th Grade

Rudy Tafoya, 8th Grade

Julian Reyes, 8th Grade

Anan Olvera, 7th Grade

Brianna Valdez, 8th Grade

RMMS Door Decorating Contest

Part of the Red Ribbon Week festivities included a door decorating contest encouraging kids to say “No!” to drugs. The winners were:

1st Place: Lozano’s Class

2nd Place: Cano’s Class

3rd Place: Cano’s Class

Deming High School

Gen Wertz, Chris Ortiz, Mary Anderson, and their students attended the CTSO Fall Leadership Rally in Las Cruces, NM, October 19, 22, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. We had 22 students in attendance from Deming High School. The theme was Imagine. Yulisa Mendez, State SkillsUSA President and Galilea Alvarado, State SkillsUSA Vice President with the Las Cruces HOSA State officers and TSA state officer presided over the opening ceremony and presented a student officer lead workshop.

This conference was a statewide professional and leadership development open to the following organizations: BPA, DECA, Ed Rising, FCCLA, HOSA, SkillsUSA, and TSA. The conference was an opportunity for the students to join with their fellow CTSO members from around the State of New Mexico to improve to network, improve leadership skills, participate in hands on learning activities, sharpen your competitive knowledge, and have fun!

Congratulations to the Deming High School Marching Band who place 3rd Overall and received an award for Outstanding Drum Majors on Saturday, October 22nd at pageant of bands in Rio Rancho, New Mexico.

DHS Soccer

DHS Soccer honored the seniors in the final home match against Santa Teresa. The seniors are #4 Steven Diaz, #5 Luis Moreno, #11 Sebastian Bustillos, #12 Jan Carlo Cisneros, #13 Abraham Chavez, #14 Alfonso Quintana, #17 Kevin Loredo, and #20 Kevin Molina.

DHS Varsity Soccer lined up for their final home match of the 2022 season

DHS ROTC joined fans to honor our nation before the final soccer home match of the season.

The DHS Boys soccer team gathered to celebrate their successful 2022 season, living out their team motto “Mas que un equipo.” They placed 2nd in district, earning a bid to the NMAA Boys Soccer State Tournament for the second year in a row. Several athletes were honored by being named to the All District Teams:

First Team – Senior Defender Luis Moreno, Senior Midfielder Jan Carlo Cisneros , Junior Goalkeeper Charlie Hofacket, and Junior Defensive Midfielder Isaac Chavez

Second Team – Senior Forward Abraham Chavez and Sophomore Forward Juan Gonzalez

Honorable Mention – Junior Midfielder Miguel Del Rio

They fought hard in their match against Hope Christian in the first round of the state tournament, ending regulation and extra time tied 1-1 and then losing in a shoot out 4-5.  

Early College High School

Check out our ECHS students working hard at their internships! Juggling college classes & internship is not easy! But these kids manage.

Shout out to our site supervisors for mentoring our students!

Benting Law Firm, LLC

Southwest Smiles

State Engineers Office- Deming

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