Welcome to Cloudcroft Municipal Schools

Thank You!

Capital Improvements Act Passed flyer

A big thank you to all of you who voted to support our students!

Cloudcroft Schools Spotlight

Thank you to all who came out and voted! Our Capital Improvements Act (SB-9) passed! This is crucial to keep our school running at the standards our Cloudcroft Community expects and for our students’ success!

A congratulations is also in order for our incumbent and new School Board Members! Danny Ward and Dan Hughes were re-elected and Jeff Eigenmann is a welcome addition. I look forward to working with them. They all bring experience and expertise to the table. I want to thank them for their commitment to our students and staff for the next four years.

Congratulations to our Lady Bear Volleyball team who played their hearts out at the State Tournament. They played incredibly well but fell just short of the championship game. They were able to make it to the final four, and we are super proud of that accomplishment and an undefeated season up until State. Hold your heads high Ladies!

Lady Bear Volleyball team in a huddle

Also, I am very proud of Cross Country State Runners, Bella Johnson, Connor Smith, and Triston Tompkins! They ran hard and fast and had a great experience on the State XC course.

Bella Johnson Connor and Triston

In November we also celebrated our Veterans. Coach Summers and NHS put on an exceptional program, and we had many of our local Veterans in attendance. The winners of the Patriot Pen and Voice of Democracy were also announced. Patriots Pen essay winner was Bella Johnson, and Voice of Democracy essay winner was Kyla Aguilar. 

Our Lunch Ladies put on quite the Thanksgiving Luncheon this year! They never disappoint. Thank you to Ardia, Roxanne, Pam, and Megan for your hard work and dedication to our students and community and to our School Board members who showed up to serve!

Lunch area decorated for Thanksgiving

Don’t forget basketball has started and the schedules are on our website. The annual Mountain Top Basketball Tournament is December 14 through 16. Go Bears!

Other November events:

Cloudcroft FFA enjoyed the National convention in Indiana.

FFA members outside posing for a picture

Cloudcroft hosted the first quiz bowl of this year.

Students working at a table in the QuizBowl

CTE Fire Training Program.

Students in fire gear in the fire training program

Firefighting I students received their Basic Life Support certification.

Students learning basic life support

At the November School Board Meeting, the board approved a number of generous donations. Those donations were:

  • To CMS TSA – Penasco Valley Telephone Cooperative, Inc. - $500 
  • To CHS TSA – Bigfoot Enterprises LLC - $608 
  • To CMS Parent Teacher Organization – OCEC Roundup - $2,500 
  • To CMS TSA – OCEC Roundup - $2,500 
  • To Cloudcroft FFA – OCEC Roundup – 2,500

Thank you to these businesses for supporting the programs we have to offer our students!

For December, we have our annual Christmas Performance on December 8 at 6:00 p.m. in the High School Gym. We usually have a special guest who pops in as well! Hope to see you there!

Christmas Break will begin on Thursday, December 22 at 3:40 p.m., and we will resume classes on Wednesday, January 10. Enjoy the holiday time with your friends and families!

See you in 2024!

Go, Bears!


Tana Daugherty

Tana Daugherty
Cloudcroft Municipal Schools

Welcome to the Cloudcroft Municipal Schools Website

We are located in the Village of Cloudcroft, approximately 16 miles east of Alamogordo, New Mexico. We are proud to be the kindergarten through 12th grade education center for a large portion of the Southern Sacramento Mountains. Our schools serve Cloudcroft and the outlying communities of Mayhill, Weed, Piñon, Sacramento, and Timberon—an area covering roughly 850 square miles. 

It is our honor to live in a region of great beauty within the boundaries of the Lincoln National Forest. We are also proud of the dedication our student-focused staff members display each day as they educate our students. Our teachers encourage opportunities for growth and believe in teaching from a holistic approach to nurture our students’ minds, bodies, and spirits. While we embrace our rural small town lifestyle, we also prepare our students to be well-equipped to thrive in the 21st century.

We invite you to explore our website and learn more about our schools and our people. If you have any questions, we welcome you to stop by or give us a call.