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September is Attendance Awareness Month

Mayor Jasso signs proclamation as Student Success Liaison Elizabeth Hernández, DPS Superintendent Vicki Chávez and Accountability Director Teri Trejo look on.

Deming Public Schools administration staff attended the August 16 City Council meeting where Mayor Benny Jasso read and signed a proclamation declaring September as Attendance Awareness month in the City of Deming.

Improving attendance and reducing absenteeism takes schools, families and community partners working together to identify and address factors contributing to students missing school. Reducing absenteeism requires taking a comprehensive approach through prevention and early intervention and limiting the punitive approach.

Mayor Jasso along with Deming Public Schools reminds families and parents that all students are given the equitable opportunity to learn, grow and thrive academically, emotionally, and socially when they are present and in the classroom. 

International Journal Publishes Research by 16-year-old Deming Students

Six teenagers in white coats and gloves gathered in their laboratory Thursday and patiently attempted to explain their bacterium research to a befuddled reporter. Their success in this effort should come as no surprise for a team whose research was published this summer in the International Research Journal of Engineering and Technology.

The students are enrolled in a dual credit program at the Deming Early College High School where some students also earn associates' degrees at Western New Mexico University.

Click to view the article at the Deming Headlight

School Bus Front Door Evacuations


Deming Public Schools has scheduled school bus front door evacuations for Tuesday, September 13, 2022 in all bus zones.


Buses will load their students, engage the bus into gear, pull forward a minimum 10 feet, apply the parking brake, gear into neutral, the driver will give the students instructions on what to do, and then unload. Students shall depart the bus walking briefly a minimum of 75 feet to the front of the bus assuming the issue is towards the rear of the bus.

  • Once all students have unloaded, the driver will then call all students to load where they were seated. No students are to get off the bus with their backpacks.
  • Please note, buses will be running 10-15 minutes behind schedule on this day.
  • Some bus evacuations will be in the morning, but most will be in the afternoon.

For more information or questions, please contact the Transportation Department at (575) 543-1009 or TransportationDept@demingps.org

School Safety Public Forum

Deming Public Schools hosted a Safety in Our Schools Public Forum on August 23. The forum was an opportunity for parents, staff, teacher, and the community to have an open discussion on the safety of our students. Deming Public Schools will host the Attorney General at our schools on September 20 and 21 as they present about Cyberbullying to our students. More Public Safety Forums will be happening in the near future, be on the look out for more information. 

If you have a safety concern at any of our schools, please report it at

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Announcement from the Special Education Department

Deming Public Schools offers evaluations to parents who have concerns about their children’s developmental, academic, or behavioral progress for children ages 3 to 21. Children who reside in Deming, Columbus, and Luna County may be referred for testing and consideration for Special Education Services. This includes children who are: homeless, homeschooled, wards of the state, children placed in facilities, or children in private and public schools. If you feel your child might be a child with a disability and in need of services, please contact the Deming Public Schools Special Education Department at 575-546-0427.

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Bell Elementary

Thank you to our students at Bell Elementary for decorating snack bags for our JV football players! Great job!!!! The Wildcat Football Club appreciates your help and encouragement towards our team! Go CATS!

Chaparral Elementary

Mrs. Ovalle's 4th grade class learned about "Cool Homes Around the World" Igloo, Tree house, Yurt and Log cabins.

Mrs. Ovalle's 4th grade class read Buzz Aldrin's book, Reaching for the Moon. Students drew and colored the book cover on their Character Traits bag.

Columbus Elementary

Frank Ray visited Columbus Elementary on his GETCHA SOME School Supplies Tour. Students were excited for the concert and grateful for the school supplies. Thank you Frank Ray!! You’re an inspiration to these students and our community. It’s always amazing to see Wildcat alumni giving back. 

Ruben S. Torres Elementary

A huge congratulations to RST Elementary student Destiny Fields, #Winner of Luna County's Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 Lemonade Day contest! Destiny successfully answered all questions on her National Lemonade Day submission, made her profit goals, shared some, spent some and provided a tasty lemonade stand. We are proud of you Destiny! Destiny will receive a bicycle and hoping an invitation to compete nationally at Lemonade Day National. Wow!

Deming Intermediate School

2022-2023 Student Council Officers

President: Destiny Hidalgo

Vice President: Samantha Ramirez

Secretary: Jayde Olivas

Historian: Persayus Griffin 

This is the first year we have had over 100 members sign up and 60 of those members ran for office. 

Red Mountain Middle School

The following are students who received Positive Behavior Referrals, for their actions that help make RMMS a fun and positive environment. 

Fabian Ortega, 8th Grade

Angel Torrez, 8th Grade

Emeree Hilton, 8th Grade

Klarybel Munoz, 7th Grade

Emily Armendariz, 8th Grade

Renee Flores, 8th Grade

Gabriel Mejia-Reyes, 8th Grade

Avril Quinteros, 7th Grade

Congratulations to Isabella. She is in her first year playing tackle football for Red Mountain Middle School. She is the starting quarterback and has already decided that she wants to play throughout middle and high school. She gives it everything she has and loves playing. 

Deming High School

Rep. Yvette Herrell visited Deming High School on August 18, to tour the high school and learn more about the CTE program. She saw firsthand how Deming High School is working to make our educational system more practical for the real world and preparing our students for careers through CTE. 

The boys and girls cross country teams are off to a great start this season. Both teams have fielded full varsity teams and JV runners for the first time in recent memory. The girls kicked off the season by taking 2nd place at the Silver City Cross Country meet held in Fort Bayard on 8/20. They beat Centennial, Silver, Mayfield, Las Cruces, and Cobre. Watch out Organ Mountain, because the Wildcats are coming for you (in a very friendly way). The team that took 2nd at Silver picture left to right was Marlene Mosqueda (12th Early College), Himani Patel (11th Early College), Anjali Patel (11th Early College), Ayshleen Lopez (captain 10th DHS), Nayeli Jimenez (11th DHS), and Fita Jimenez (9th DHS). 

The boys are also off to a great start this season, as they beat Mayfield at Silver City and then beat two different El Paso High Schools at Gadsden on August 27. They’ve been led by Sebastien Lescombes and their captain Angel Ortega. A huge part of the success of the boys team is a result of 8th graders Oscar Pacheco and Anthony Duran, and the participation of dual sport athlete Uriel Gonzalez. 

The cross country teams will host the District Championship on Friday, October 28 at Rio Mimbres Golf Club at 3 pm. Please consider coming out to support your Wildcats as they look to qualify both teams for State for the first time since 2009!

We love all of these amazing seniors on our cheer team! We’re cheering you all on for your last season (and crying a little along the way).

Early College High School

Thank you Deming Rotary Club for welcoming Angel Zeferino and celebrating his journey to graduation and beyond!!!

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