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Happy May to All!

The end of the 2023–2024 School Year is quickly approaching. The calendar for May is full. Besides Senior Graduation we have many end of the year events and celebrations. All of these events are on our website on the home page under “Upcoming Events”.

A few of the May “highlights” are the POPs Band Concert on May 4, FFA Banquet May 6, Eighth Grade Reception May 22, Kinder Graduation May 20, and the main “highlight” is Senior Graduation on May 18.

POPs Concert flyer

Description of POPs Concert flyer

April was incredibly busy. Here is a list of the April events with pictures:

  • TSA High School State Competition - McKenzie Ciulla, Tori Hendricks, Zach Giles, Xander Newton, Charles Sears, Gunner Wolfe, Jason Myers, Sophie Newton, Taylor Curtis, Bodhi West, Sage Greenwood, Emma Yarbrough, Jameer Cooks, Jo Peryea, Hannah Ferdetta, Ayla Yarbrough, Cyrus Lewis, Marisa Romero
    TSA High School students wearing medals
    • Middle School TSA at State - Soren Moore, Michael Anthony, Ashlyn Cathey, Piper French, Jadon Jobe, Bella Johnson, Aurora Trejo, Makenna Stanbrough, Callan Marte, P.J. Benedict, Savannah Nelson, Parker Muncy
      Middle school TSA students
      • Elementary/Middle School Parent Conferences and Math Night.
        Elementary middle school parent conferences and math night
        • Written in Red Scholarship Night – Kylie Adams, Winney Pollard, Colby Giles, Dominic Romero, Jayden Hughes, Alex Smith
          Written in red scholars
          • Cheer State Competition – Kylie Adams, Piper French, Nikki Harrell, Lexie Harrell, Maddie Waitt, Kaylee Pinon, Paula Finch, Rhiannon Eldridge
            Cheer team
            • Cloudcroft High School Firefighting Skills State Competition – State Champions Lucas Medina, Savannah Cummings
              Two students in red jackets holding state champions poster
              • Powerlifting State Competition - First Place Johnalee Gibson, Second Place Julissa Banda
                Powerlifting with Johnalee Three powerlifting athletes on the award podiums
                • FFA NM Enviro-thon – Bryanna Bradshaw, Teeah Gilliam, Kacie Hughes, Landen Hinsley
                  Four FFA students behind ASPENDALE CAMP sign
                  • FFA State CDE Events – Lucas Medina, Savannah Cummings, Jaden Jobe, Kacie Hughes, Gunner Wolfe, Bryanna Bradshaw, Carly Kimble, Zurri McNeil, Timberly Stanbrough, Garrett Gutierrez, Jazzy Fleming, Alyssa Singer, Trenten White
                    Group of FFA students at state CDE event
                    • Eighth Grade ACE Hands only CPR
                    • Seventh Grade What the World Needs Now
                    • Career Fair
                      Students in the gym attending a career fair
                      • Senior Community Give Back Day
                      Group of seniors outside on senior give back day

                        Again, we have some generous donations. Thank you to – High Altitude Classic, Mark Castelo donated to CMS Cross Country Team in the amount of $1,500. Cloudcroft Runners donated $600 to the Senior Class.

                        I also want to remind everyone that Cloudcroft Schools hosts a Summer Youth Program starting June 18 through July 19. Please see the flier for all the exciting details.

                        Cloudcroft Summer Youth Program Flyer

                        Description of Summer Youth Program flyer

                        I hope to see many of you this month at one or more of our events!

                        Thank you.

                        Go Bears!

                        Tana Daugherty

                        Tana Daugherty
                        Superintendent
                        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.