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A MEssage from Our Superintendent

Cloudcroft Community,

What an incredible month December was! A big thank you goes out to Justin Munoz, Tara Johnston, Bri (Ligon) Jones, and Kara (Goss) Kochran - the creators of BAMM and graduates of Cloudcroft Schools. They donated $7800 to the Cloudcroft Municipal Schools’ Band program. They started the Bad A.. Mountain Music Festival in 2010 and it continued for eight successful years. During that time, they presented a number of scholarships to our graduates. Now with families and careers, BAMM took up valuable time needed elsewhere, so they decided to give the money left to a cause that is near and dear to their hearts - our music program! Thank you Justin, Tara, Bri, and Kara for thinking about our students and making such a sizeable donation! 

    Our boys' basketball team won the Mountain Top Tournament. We cannot remember the last time this happened. The boys All-Tournament players were Hunter Alvord, Sean Pahl, and Dylan Edridge. Great job to our new coaches – Justin and Jeff Pahl and our boy’s team!  

      Not to leave out our girls – they ended up with a third-place finish! They played hard and only lost by a few points. The girls All-Tournament players were Kaylee Hickman and Mariah Barnett. Great job girls and also to their coaches Jamie Barnett and Ronnie Hickman. Come out and watch our student-athletes play – their schedules are on our school website.

        Talking about student-athletes, we want to congratulate Jayce Gaffney and Logan Finch as being named to the All-District football team. Even though their season was cut short due to numbers, they stood out to the other coaches in our district and were nominated for this award. We are very proud of you both, Jayce and Logan! 

          I also want to congratulate some of our cross country runners who are continuing to compete! We had 10 runners, their three coaches, and our high school principal compete in the Lady of the Mountain half-marathon, 10k and 5k on December 14. Way to go!!

            Our annual Christmas concert was, again, a huge success. Family and friends packed the bleachers and watched all the performances from our K through 12 students. We also had a special visitor at the end. Thank you to Mr. Bouma (our music teacher, band, and choir director) and all the students and staff who participated. It was a very special and entertaining evening. If you did not get to watch it live, it is on our Facebook page - Cloudcroft Municipal Schools - under videos.

              As is another annual tradition, our Kinder Cub classes decorated the Cloudcroft ‘s post office Christmas tree again this year. They make their own ornaments, walk over, and spend an hour or so making the tree look beautiful. Great Job Kinder Cubs!

                If you have not “Liked” our Cloudcroft Municipal Schools Facebook page, you need to. We are starting to live stream many events. The honor roll assemblies, basketball games, special presentations, etc… If you cannot make it to one of the events, watch it from home from our Facebook page. 

                In closing, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year and I look forward to seeing all of our students and staff back on January 7, 2020!


                Tana Daugherty

                Tana Daugherty
                Cloudcroft Municipal Schools