Wildcat Spotlight
Deming Intermediate School Named Capturing Kid's Hearts National Showcase School
Capturing Kids’ Hearts® (CKH) is honored to announce that Deming Intermediate School has been named one of the 2021-2022 Capturing Kids’ Hearts National Showcase Schools® for the fifth year in a row and the only school in New Mexico to be recognized.

For over three decades, Capturing Kids’ Hearts has brought tools to thousands of campuses nationwide that equip teachers, coaches, administrators, and district leaders to implement transformational processes focused on cultivating student-connectedness, improving school culture, and fostering social-emotional learning. These processes are designed to directly impact every aspect of a school community. Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes provide educators the skills they need to change the trajectory of students’ lives. Campuses implementing Capturing Kids’ Hearts processes consistently report improvements in academic, behavioral, and cultural outcomes.
 
National Showcase Schools are chosen annually through a rigorous selection process that includes measuring key performance indicators, gathering campus data, and surveying staff and students. The results represent the implementation of CKH processes as well as the culture and climate on each campus. Capturing Kids’ Hearts celebrates campuses where educators are exceeding expectations and creating an environment where students feel safe, connected, and eager to learn.

This year’s selection process began with 608 campuses and resulted in 378 awardees. Capturing Kids’ Hearts is proud to recognize the outstanding educators who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the lives of our children. Please join in and celebrate the remarkable work they have accomplished.
8th Annual State Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy Ceremony 
The Department of Equity is honored to announce that we have awarded 31 seals on our 8th Annual State Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy ceremony with the largest number of students to date receiving this prestigious award! We would like to thank our guest speakers, Mrs. Marlene Padron (DHS Principal) and Mrs. Superintendent Vicki Chavez for their inspiring words. As well as our DPS School Board members, Mr. Daniel Krowl (Secretary) and Mrs. Mary Lou Cameron (Vice President) for attending and participating in our ceremony. Master of Ceremony was Mr. Alfredo Reyes, the dinner was catered by Mama Fats Burgers & Ice Cream and last but definitely not least, a big thank you to everyone who pitched in to make this year’s State Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy ceremony a huge success.

The State Seal of Bilingualism-Biliteracy (SSBB) is an award given by a school district or charter school in recognition of students who have studied and, by high school graduation, attained proficiency in a language other than English. The SSBB emblem appears on the diploma of excellence of the graduating senior (including a notation on the student’s transcript) and encourages students to pursue biliteracy, honors the skills students attain, and can be evidence of skills that are attractive to future employers and college admissions offices (adapted from http://sealofbiliteracy.org/).

In order to obtain the SSBB, perspective recipients must meet Deming Public Schools required criteria (G.P.A, ACT/SAT, ACCESS, and AVANT/AP assessments) as well as submit a written portfolio and a presentation exhibiting proficiency in two languages in front of a panel of community/DPS staff. We are looking forward to next year’s applicants.

If you have a student who is interested in applying for the seal or would like to serve on one of our panels, please contact the Department of Equity at 575-543-1000.
Deming High School SkillsUSA Named National Models of Excellence
SkillsUSA has named 24 SkillsUSA schools as Models of Excellence for 2022. The annual program recognizes the exceptional integration of personal, workplace and technical skills into SkillsUSA chapter activities. This is the highest honor bestowed on chapters by SkillsUSA, which is among the largest student organizations for career and technical education.

The focus of Models of Excellence is student-led activation. These students learn and practice the skills that every employer seeks, including leadership, initiative, communication, teamwork and problem solving by taking the lead on all SkillsUSA activities. Their SkillsUSA instructors take the education of these students to the next level by guiding them, but never doing the work for them, elevating learning from classroom instruction to successful application of skills.

“Our Models of Excellence represent the very best in SkillsUSA chapter achievement and community involvement,” said Chelle Travis, executive director of SkillsUSA. “These students represent America’s future skilled workforce and are future leaders in their local 15 communities. It is a tremendous honor for these chapters and the recognition validates these outstanding SkillsUSA programs and schools.”

The 24 SkillsUSA chapters selected as Models of Excellence will be evaluated in June at the SkillsUSA National Leadership & Skills Conference for top honors. A panel of judges will interview and evaluate each of these chapters based on their goals, student-led plan of action, results, evaluation and SkillsUSA Framework integration. Business and industry partners will conduct finalist interviews with students and advisors on June 22, a recognition dinner will be held June 23 and the top three schools will be recognized on June 24 during the SkillsUSA Awards Ceremony at State Farm Arena. The top three schools receive national recognition and the opportunity to share their stories through SkillsUSA in publications and trainings.

Congratulations to the following schools on being named Models of Excellence: Buckeye Hills Career Center (Ohio) Cambridge High School (Ga.) Cape Cod Tech (Mass.) Catawba Valley Community College (N.C.) Center for Advanced Technical Studies (S.C.) Cumberland County Technical Education Center (N.J.) Deming High School (N.M) Dorchester Career and Technology Center (Md.) Douglas High School (Ariz.) East High School (Wyo.) Gloucester County Institute of Technology (N.J.) Gordon Cooper Technology Center (Okla.) Greater Lowell Tech High (Mass.) Louisville High School (Neb.) Lynn Vocational Technical Institute (Mass.) New Madrid County R-I Technical Skills Center (Mo.) Niagara Career and Technical Center (N.Y.) Putnam Career and Technical Center (W.Va.) Tennessee College of Applied Tech-Pulaski (Tenn.) 16 Upper Valley Career Center (Ohio) Valley Academy for Career and Technology Education (Ariz.) Whittier Regional Vocational Technical High School (Mass.) Wiregrass Georgia Tech College (Ga.) Yuma High School (Ariz.)

The Models of Excellence program promotes the intentional learning of personal, workplace and technical skills outlined in the SkillsUSA Framework for student development. Specific characteristics defined within each skill area provide tangible benchmarks for student achievement and chapter programming. Achievement is measured by student efforts in implementing essential workplace skills including personal responsibility, integrity, work ethic and organization in chapter activities. The hands-on approach of this program actualizes the SkillsUSA mission of empowering members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens.
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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.

Bataan Elementary
Bataan Elementary 5th graders from Kim Perea's classroom were treated to dinner and dessert at Denny's Restaurant. Students at Bataan Elementary earn AR (Accelerated Reader) points for reading books and passing tests with comprehension questions. Seated from left to right are: Jizil Alkba, Zemirah Hardman, Makayla Jaquez, Livan Padron, Alexander Arrey, and Joerryc Merlin. 
EYH (Expanding Your Horizon) boxes donated to all 5th grade girls from NM network for Women in Science and Engineering.
Students making care bags for Firefighters.
Chaparral Elementary
On Friday May 13, 2022, Chaparral Elementary school held their annual Pet Day which was a huge success due to the hard work and support of Mrs. Mary Otero and Mrs. Terry McKinley. We had 54 pets in attendance which included dogs, cats, rabbits, chickens, a hamster, guinea pigs, turtles, a pony, goats, and a bearded dragon.

The students also collected 5368 pounds of pet food and supplies for the Deming Animal Humane Society. Mrs. Carrillo, Chaparral’s art teacher, decorated our school with student artwork encouraging kids to donate pet foot and get excited about our annual Pet Day. We want to thank the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish for presenting Conservation in the classroom for all grade levels. The Students learned about Bear Aware (keep trash up and out of reach for the bears, locked trash bins), feel animal pelts, antlers and look at wild animal skulls.

Our goal was surpassed because of the dedication and caring of our parents, students, and staff, including administration. We would like to extend a HUGE thank you to everyone who supported our annual Pet Day!
Columbus Elementary
Students were recognized for their perfect attendance in April with a certificate and a treat presented by Mrs. Deisey Contreras, Columbus Student Success Mentor.
Memorial Elementary
Students at Memorial planted a Desert Willow, named Willow Nelson, in honor of Arbor Day. 3rd Grader America Palacios, pictured at left, initiated the plan and coordinated with Gary Guzman of Color Your World Nursery in Las Cruces to acquire the donated tree. Many thanks to George Wertz and his crew at facilities for digging the hole for the students.
Also pictured left to right are America Palacios, Brylend Louive, Tim Host, Victor Rios, Aaron Duran, and Mason Davis.
Ruben S. Torres Elementary
Ms. Sotelo held an art show parent night.  Parents and students spent the evening together looking at the art projects and sharing refreshments. It was great to welcome parents back for an evening of fun!
Red Mountain Middle School
7th Grade Straight A’s
Last Name, First Name
Alsheikh, Noor
Armendariz, Emily
Carlos, Mariah
Guerrero, Isaac
Grado, Isabella
Hendi, Mirna
Hilton, Emeree
Hofacket, William
Holguin, Janelle
Jimenez, Isabel
Lopez, Adyanee
Martinez, April
Mercado, Cynthia
Merlin, Chloe
Pacheco, Bella
Pena, Mia
Perea, Jazmin
Trejo, McKenzie
Wilkinson, Joshua

7th grade A/B
Last Name, First Name
Allison , Max
Amaya, Sioney
Astudillo, Emma
Baeza, Ezra
Bueno, David
Carrillo, Azalea
Chairez, Jonathan
Donaldson, Audrey
Donaldson, Elizabeth
Duran, Anthony
Estrada           , Sebastian
Gallosa, Marisa
Guerrero, Julian
Guevara, Michayla
Gutierrez, Leslie
Juarez, Luis
Jaquez, Jaylene
Jaquez, Anais
Lopez, Auzryana
Lopez, Ethan
McGinnis, Ashlynn
Mejia-Reyes, Gabriel
Merlin, Chloe
Moncada, Julissa
Munoz, Julian
Munoz, Marcus
Olvera, Valeria
Ortiz, Danielle
Perez, Ashley
Reyes, Isaac
Reyes, Julian
Temple, Joselyn
Tinoco, Jacob
Torres, Kimberly
Vasquez, Jaiden
Vazquez, Leonardo
Yu Moreno, Vincent
8th Grade Straight A’s
Last Name, First Name
Bland, Rhee
Echavarria, Alexia
Farano, Vito
Garcia, Miguel
Hofacket, Samuel
Holguin, Jaylin
Lescombes, Isabelle
McMillan, Kaylee
Mosier, Daniel
Patterson, Hunter
Reyes, Paola
Robledo, Leo
Sanchez, Ezekiel
Schulke, Addison
Sepulveda, Giovany
Williams, Lindsey

8th Grade A/B
Last Name, First Name
Albariman, Mohammed
Amaya, Andrea
Amaya, Lenea
Baca, Yacxubeli
Castle, William
Chavez           , Breanay
DeCrescente, Adam
Duran Arvizo, Valeria
Gutierrez, Unica
Lovelace, Emma
Madrid, Mireya
Majalca, Ixchel
Milo, Alejandra
Nevarez, Athyna
Nevarez, Daisy
Ortiz-Hatch, Joas
Parker, Levi
Parker, Titus
Perez, Jacklyn
Reyes, Gisselle
Salazar, Aliza
Sanchez, Miranda
Sigman, Mackenzy
Velazquez-Ceniceros, Emanuel
Positive Recognition for RMMS Student

Niko Thomas was recognized for contributing to creating a positive environment this month at RMMS.
Deming High School
EMR students, Natalee Mondragon, Amy Chavez, Arlette Rubio, visited the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine on May 11. The toured the simulation lab, classrooms, medical clinic and cadaver lab at the school. The pictures above show them "treating" a simulated patient with difficulty breathing. All three students will be attending NMSU and will be pursuing a degree in healthcare.
MESA Parents Night held on May 12, 2022.
Early College High School Graduates First-Ever Senior Class
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