Wildcat Spotlight
Back to School
Attention: DPS Parents
and Guardians
This is a friendly reminder that the official first day of school for Deming Public Schools is Monday, July 18, 2022. Per State guidance, a “student that was enrolled but who does not attend school” on the first day is considered a “No Show” and will be dropped from a school’s enrollment.

If your child is not present on July 18th, the school will disenroll them and parents/guardians will be required to re-register their student for the 22-23 school year via Online Registration before the student can attend school, regardless of them being a student in the prior school year. For more information on Online Registration please visit the district website www.demingps.org
Early College High School Earns Cognia Accreditation
On Wednesday, July 6, 2022 Early College High School announced that it has earned accreditation by Cognia™, a nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers.

Cognia, formerly AdvancED, nationally recognizes districts that meet rigorous standards focused on productive learning environments, equitable resource allocation that meets the needs of learners, and effective leadership. Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the school is accredited, and that ECHS is recognized across the nation as a school that meets Cognia Standards of Quality and maintains a commitment to continuous improvement.

“School accreditation as conferred by the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission provides ECHS a nationally recognized mark of quality for our school,” shared Bryan Simpson, Principal. “It demonstrates to our community our commitment to excellence, our openness to external review and feedback, and our desire to be the best we can be on behalf of the students we serve.”

To earn Cognia accreditation, a school district also must implement a continuous process of improvement and submit to internal and external review. Schools in good standing can maintain their accreditation for a five-year term.

Dr. Mark A. Elgart, president and CEO of Cognia, stated, “Cognia Accreditation is a rigorous process that focuses the entire school and its community on the primary goal of preparing lifelong learners in engaging environments where all students can flourish. Early College High School is to be commended for demonstrating that it has met high standards, is making progress on key indicators that impact student learning.”

Cognia is the parent organization of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC) and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Council on Accreditation and School Improvement (SACS CASI). Parents and interested community members can learn more about the Cognia Accreditation at cognia.org.
K-12 School Calendar
PreK Calendar
Student Vaccinations
Deming Health Services would like to let parents know that immunizations are required for enrollment in Deming Public Schools. If you are unsure of your child’s vaccine status, contact your health care provider or the school nurse’s office to see if your child needs the required vaccines. State law requires students to be up to date on vaccines before starting school, this includes returning students. Student’s may not be able to pick up their class schedules if they are not current on their vaccines for the 2022-2023 school year.

Transportation Department
School Supply Lists
Bataan Elementary
Please attend Bataan's Open House event on Thursday, July 14th, 4:30-6:30pm. Class rosters for the new school year, will be posted on the front doors, by Tuesday, July 12th. All grade level supply lists are located on the Bataan Web page. We look forward to seeing everyone!
Bell Elementary
Please come and meet your teacher and school staff. We will have an outdoor open house on Thursday, July 14, 2022 from 4:30-6:00 on the North Playground. It will be a come and go event. We will have a DJ! We can’t wait to see you there!

Chaparral Elementary
Chaparral's open-house will be Friday, July 15. We will hold a meet and greet in the classrooms from 4:30 to 5:30 and then will invite everyone to the south lawn for a BBQ and games until 7:00.  We will have a station available at the front office for registration and staff available to
assist with the process as well as class rosters posted and
school supply lists available.  
Columbus Elementary
Columbus Elementary will be having the open house on
Thursday, July 14 from 2-6pm. 
Memorial Elementary
Memorial's Open House is Friday July 15th from 4-6pm. We cant wait to welcome you back!
Ruben S. Torres Elementary
Ruben S. Torres is having a Meet and Greet Open house on Thursday, July 14 from 4-5:30. School supply lists are on the website. We are so excited to see our families and grow champions this year!
Deming Intermediate School
Deming Intermediate School student schedule pick up will be held on Friday, July 15 from 9:00 am-3:30 pm. Meet the Teacher will be held on
Thursday, July 21 from 4:30-6:30.
Red Mountain Middle School
Deming High School
Mimbres Valley High School
Early College High School
A mandatory ECHS Parent Meeting will be held on Thursday, July 14 @ 5:30pm in the Main Hall at The Learning Center (2300 E. Pine St.). All parents and students are invited. We will be reviewing expectations for the ECHS program, signing permission forms, setting up the PTO, and taking a tour of the building. This is also a chance to ask questions related to the start of a new school year.  
Up Coming Events and Announcements
Food Distribution
"Filling the Gaps"

  • Line Starts @ 4:45 pm
  • Drive Thru Style
  • Must have children living in home
  • One box per family
Cats Network
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