Wildcat Spotlight
Cadet Lt. Col. Mayra Calderon receives Army JROTC highest award at Deming High
Cadet Lt. Col. Mayra Calderon, of the Deming High School JROTC Army Wildcat Battalion has received the Military Order of the Purple Heart Award presented to the most outstanding cadet who demonstrated the highest leadership ability.
PNM Donation
PNM donates $5,000 to Deming Public Schools to support student needs like school supplies, school clothes, and food. Thank you, PNM, for your generous donation!
THANK YOU FROM DEMING PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Dear Voters:

Please accept our sincere thank you for your positive response to our request for of the General Obligation School Bond. The overwhelming support shown by all of you for Deming Public Schools’ efforts to maintain quality learning facilities for all students is noted and appreciated.

Thank you for taking the time to Vote!
Bataan Elementary
Halloween at Bataan 
Day of the Dead Altar at Bataan's library.

Bell Elementary
Columbus Elementary
Columbus teachers and Students celebrating Disney Day on Red Ribbon Week! 
First place winner! 
Red Ribbon Week door contest! 
Community involvement, Columbus Fire Department participates with students during Red Ribbon Week! 
Red Mountain Middle School
Paw-sitive Student Leaders @ RMMS
Students get a Positive Recognition honor based on their great contributions to creating a positive environment in their classes. These are the students awarded for being such Paw-sitive Student Leaders in October.
Notice from the RMMS
Attendance Office:
Book Raffle Winners  
Sept. 27-Oct. 1
Every year libraries and other diverse organizations celebrate our freedom to read! It all started when a small group of people tried to censor what the public could read, and it still goes on today around the world. During Banned Books Week the RMMS library had a special raffle that students could enter when they checked out a book that has been challenged for being available to read by the public. The above pictured students are our “freedom readers” from the raffle drawing! 
Students will be asked to fill out a registration form and turn it into the office to officially be added to the afterschool program or programs in which they wish to participate. These registrations will be used to create the rosters for attendance. If you have any questions, students may e-mail the teacher of the program or call the school to ask to be transferred to them.
 
Busing will only be available for students going to Columbus or the Port of Entry. All students who live in Deming will need to be picked up. 
 
First official day of afterschool program is November 8th. 
Deming Public Schools District Clothing Bank is Open to the Public!
Ms. Concepcion “Connie” Villanueva, Clothing Bank Manager, is pictured outside of the DPS Clothing Bank. Connie works diligently to keep the store clean and clothes organized and is happy to assist you. Connie is valued for her service to our students, families and community!  

Thanks to donations provided by our community the Clothing Bank is able to support the needs of students and their families. The gently used clothing ranges from infant to plus sizes. DPS Staff are encouraged to utilize the Clothing Bank or contact your school’s assigned Equity Mentor or Liaison for assistance. Please see below for the hours of operation.  

Clothing Bank Schedule:
Address: 1010 W. Olive St., Deming, NM
Phone Number: 575-543-1000 ext. 6610
AM: Donations accepted: Monday – Friday 9:00am to 12:00pm
PM: Open to Public: Monday – Friday 1:00pm to 4:00pm
2 complete sets of clothing per person every month.
*Vouchers available as needed – contact your school Equity Liaison/Mentor*
*Donations welcome*
Employee Spotlight
Congratulations to Manny Rodriguez and George Wertz for earning their Facility Managers’ Master Certification. 
Student Success
Deming Public Schools continues to ask for public and parental support in encouraging students to attend school on the days they are healthy and physically able to attend. Transitioning from a virtual setting back to the traditional education model has had its challenges. The Department of Assessment, Research, and Student Success is focused on getting students in the classrooms and ready to learn. Student Success Liaisons are assigned to schools across the district to identify students at risk of becoming chronically absent and to identify and remove barriers that may prevent students from regularly attending class. If you feel you need support from the Student Success Liaisons, please contact your child’s school. Through improving attendance, DPS strives to reduce the achievement gap and increase school performance.
Growing Champions … Every Student … Every Day!
Annual Student Information Update
COVID-19 Updates
 
The COVID positivity rate is increasing in our community which is causing our school rates to increase as well, and we NEED YOU to help us slow the spread of the virus. 

Luna County’s positivity rate has risen to 8.66% this week. We are committed to prioritizing in-person learning and need everyone to do their part to ensure schools can remain open and our kids can participate in athletics and activity programs. COVID Safe Practices include:

·        Avoid being in crowds or large groups.
·        Wash your hands often with soap and water.
·        Correctly wear a mask indoors. (Mask should cover nose and mouth)
·        Maintain 6 feet physical distance.
·        If you are sick (fever, chills, shortness of breath, runny nose, headache, etc.), STAY HOME
·        PARENTS: keep your child home if they are sick.
·        Stay home if you have been tested and are waiting for results.
·        Get vaccinated, if eligible.

The NM Public Education Department, in partnership with NM Department of Health have published a COVID-19 Response Toolkit for New Mexico Public Schools to follow. The toolkit along with COVID-19 updates are available on the district’s website www.demingps.org. To provide in-person learning opportunities to our students, Deming Public Schools will follow all COVID Safe Practices, directives provided by the Governor’s Health Orders, and guidance established by the NM Public Education Department. For more information, please visit our website or call (575) 546-8841. 
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