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Urgent Call to Action

posted Feb 14, 2017, 2:13 PM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Feb 14, 2017, 2:18 PM ]

This is an
for Legislative Support on the Education Budget

Please read our
then call our local Senators and Representatives
to urge them to put a halt to any further cuts
to Education Budgets in our state.

Please call:
          • Senator Elizabeth "Liz" Stefanics
            (505) 986-4377

          • Senator James P. White
            (505) 986-4395

          • Representative Matthew McQueen
            (505) 986-4421

          • Representative Tomás E. Salazar
            (505) 986-4436

          • Representative James E. Smith
            (505) 986-4233

MHS 2017-18 Registration

posted Feb 6, 2017, 8:42 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Feb 6, 2017, 8:51 AM ]

Attention MHS Students:

Pre-registration for next year has begun!  You should have received a registration form in your English class last week.  

You can view the Registration Guide and Course Catalog below or download a printer-friendly version here:

Registration forms are due
Monday, February 13, 2017.

Revised Calendar Notice

posted Sep 13, 2016, 11:23 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Sep 13, 2016, 11:30 AM ]

Regarding Revised 2016-2017 MESD School Calendar

It has come to our attention that the original 2016-2017 School Calendar has recently been distributed to some students and/or parents. The original calendar reflected September 22-23 as non-student in-service days. A new revised calendar was approved by the School Board in July and was published and distributed at that time. On this revised calendar, September in-service dates have been moved back a week to September 29-30.

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience this may have caused.
We look forward to seeing students on September 22 & 23!

Revised District Calendars

PowerSchool | Student and Parent Portals

posted Aug 22, 2016, 9:01 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Sep 26, 2016, 3:12 PM ]

PowerSchool is the MESD Student Information System
that allows easy access
to class grades, attendance,
and student schedule information.

Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is for parents/guardians of students in 1st through 12th grade.  The PowerSchool Parent Portal allows parents/guardians with more than one child to access all of their children’s information in one place, with one login and password. In order to access this information, parents/guardians must create an account. To create a parent portal account, you will first obtain the ACCESS ID and ACCESS PASSWORD from the school office for each of your children.  Go to your child's school, provide a photo ID, and ask for a Parent Portal ID Letter.  For instructions for creating an account, please click here.

Student Portal

Students have separate accounts and can access their information in PowerSchool via the Student Portal using their MESD username and password. 

Go to:


PowerSchool Mobile | There's an app for that!

PowerSchool Mobile, the highest rated Student Information System (SIS) app, is available for free to PowerSchool Parents and Students. Through its mobile application, PowerSchool provides access for Parents and Students to real-time student information and creates better communication, collaboration, and success within a child's learning experience.  For more information about the mobile apps, click here.

Android App on Google Play  Download on the App Store 

2016 - 2017 Back-to-School Registration and Information

posted Jul 25, 2016, 11:27 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Jul 25, 2016, 11:34 AM ]

Moriarty-Edgewood School District
2016 - 2017 Registration
and Back-to-School Information

The 2016 - 2017 School Year is just around the corner!  Important registration and school start dates can be found below. Additionally, you will find links to registration forms and other important information here.  We look forward to kicking off another great year of learning with you soon!

Important Links:

Moriarty Elementary School
Debbie Mouser, Principal
Office Hours: 7:50 am - 3:30 pm
Student Hours: 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday Early Release: 2:20 pm

Registration for all students
not pre-registered last spring:
August 1st - 9th
9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Route 66 Elementary School
Laraun Harrison, Principal
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 3:30 pm
Student Hours: 8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday Early Release: 2:20 pm

Registration for all students
not pre-registered last spring:
August 1st - 5th
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
 South Mountain Elementary School
Amie Duran, Principal
Office Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Student Hours: 8:25 am - 3:10 pm
Wednesday Early Release: 2:30 pm

Registration for all students
not pre-registered last spring:
August 3rd - 7th
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
 Edgewood Middle School
Todd Bibiano, Principal
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Student Hours: 8:18 am - 3:34 pm
Wednesday Early Release: 2:54 pm

New Student Registration:
Begins August 1st
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Schedule Pick-Up for Pre-Registered Students:
August 9th
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Moriarty Middle School
Amanda Wilson, Principal
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Student Hours: 8:00 am - 3:13 pm
Wednesday Early Release: 2:33 pm

New Student Registration:
Begins August 1st
8:00 am - 3:30 pm

Schedule Pick-Up for Pre-Registered Students:
August 9th
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
 Moriarty High School
Robert Adams, Principal
Office Hours: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Student Hours: 8:00 am - 3:13 pm
Wednesday Early Release: 2:33 pm

New Student Registration:
Begins August 5th
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Schedule Pick-Up for Returning Students:

11th & 12th Grade 
August 2nd
10:00am - 6:00pm

9th & 10th Grade 
August 3rd
10:00am - 6:00pm

The elementary registration dates listed above are for all students (both new to MESD and returning students) that did not pre-register in the spring.  Students new to the district are encouraged to enroll as soon as possible.

Middle School and High School Students' Class Schedules will be available for returning and pre-registered new students at the times listed above.  Student fees may be paid and PE uniforms may be purchased when picking up class schedules or at the time of registration.  If you are unavailable on designated dates, schedules may be picked up during regular office hours after the dates indicated above.

Mark Your Calendars

  • August 16th:  Elementary Open House & Meet Your Teacher Night
    • Route 66 Elementary ~ 4:00 - 6:00 pm
    • South Mountain and Moriarty Elementary ~ 5:00 - 7:00 pm
  • August 17th:  First Day of School for 1st - 5th, 6th, & 9th Grade Students
    • Parents are invited to attend this Jump Start Day with their 6th and 9th grade students.
  • August 18th:  First Day of School for 7th - 8th, 10th - 12th Grade Students
  • August 22nd:  First Day of School for Kindergarten
    • Parents of Kindergarten students will be called to schedule appointments for short, individual student assessments to be conducted August 17 - 19.

What school boundary do I live in?

Click here to view the boundary map.  If you have any questions, call any of the schools and we can assist you in determining your assigned school.

Transportation Information:

Bus rosters will be posted at school sites after August 1, 2016.  Please email katy.lundy@mesd.us or contact your school with questions or changes.

Important Student Nutrition Information:

  • Free Breakfast and Lunch are available to all students at Moriarty Elementary School and Moriarty Middle School.
  • Breakfast at South Mountain, Route 66, Edgewood Middle, and Moriarty High:  $1.50
  • Lunch at South Mountain Elementary and Route 66 Elementary: $2.50
  • Lunch and Edgewood Middle and Moriarty High: $2.75
Cafeteria personnel will be available at South Mountain Elementary and Route 66 Elementary at "Meet Your Teacher Night" and at Edgewood Middle School during Student Schedule Pick-Up to assist in the completion of Free and Reduced Meal Applications and to accept pre-payment for school meals.  - USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

K-3 Plus at Moriarty Elementary School

posted Jul 1, 2016, 10:07 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Jul 1, 2016, 11:09 AM ]

 Hey! Moriarty Elementary School Ponies! 
What are you doing this summer?
Why not join your fellow ponies at the K-3 Plus program?! 

Students entering Kindergarten through 3rd Grade
at Moriarty Elementary School are invited to
get a jump start on the upcoming school year
during our K-3 Plus Program.

July 5th - August 4th
4-Day School Week:  Mondays - Thursdays
8:15 am - 3:00 pm
Students will have a great time learning and playing together! It’s not too late to enroll in the program which includes: 
  • FREE Breakfast and Lunch Daily 
  • FREE Bus Transportation* 
The purpose of K-3 Plus is to demonstrate that increased time in Kindergarten and the early elementary grades narrows the achievement gap, increases cognitive skills, and leads to higher test scores for all participants.  The program extends the school year for Kindergarten through 3rd Grade by 20 to 25 instructional days beginning before school officially starts.  

Participation in the K-3 Plus program is voluntary.  Students who do not attend K-3 Plus beginning in July will start school according to the regular school calendar.  Teachers will use the last units in the prior grade's curriculum during K-3 Plus.  Instruction using grade-level curriculum will begin in August.

For more information about enrollment in the K-3 Plus progam, please call Moriarty Elementary School at 832-4927.

View the Bus Roster to see bus stops and times for K-3 Plus. 
* Bus transportation is provided to and from school for students living within the Moriarty Elementary School boundaries. 

MESD Teams Compete at NHD Nationals

posted Jun 29, 2016, 8:32 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Jun 29, 2016, 8:50 AM ]

The Moriarty-Edgewood National History Day (NHD) team sent fifteen Moriarty High School and three Moriarty Middle School students to the national competition held at the University of Maryland in in College Park, Maryland. Each year over half a million students worldwide participate in NHD as writers, filmmakers, playwrights, web designers, and artists as they create unique, contemporary expressions of history. National History Day is a learning adventure that teaches critical thinking, writing and research skills and boosts performance across all subjects – not just history. Mrs. Page took the team for six exciting days visiting the greater DC area. This year’s theme was Exploration, Encounter and Exchange in History.

  • MMS 6th graders Henry Schuett, Madison Satterfield and Angelica Trillo competed in Junior Group Website with a project on the Lincoln County Wars.

  • Jessica Altnow, Anna Flaming, Jacob Garcia, Xavier Romero, and Laura Winn competed with their Senior Division Group Performance with a performance on Edward R Murrow and the McCarthy trials.

  • Zack Ortiz competed with his Senior Division Individual Performance about the work of Stewart Udall.

  • Ashley Gleason and Tyla Ware competed in Senior Group Exhibit with a project on Sir Ludwig Guttmann.

  • Yukie Armenta and Fabiola Melendez competed in Senior Group Website with a project on the Bracero Program. The girls won the National Latin American History Award.

  • Salomon Chavez, Dehaven Hudson, Matt Smith and Courtney Wiggins competed in Senior Group Documentary. They made the National Finals (Top 10) and were awarded the Best in State Senior Division.

  • Morgan McCall competed in Senior Individual Performance with a project on the U.S.O. Morgan made the National Finals (Top 10) round. She placed 4th over all and won the National WWII History Award.

All of the Senior Division projects finished in the top five in their preliminary groupings!

MESD Website Redesign

posted Jun 28, 2016, 10:28 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Jun 28, 2016, 10:38 AM ]

Changes to Our District's Internet Presence

We are excited to launch our new district website! This new site was designed and will be maintained in-house and boasts some new features that will give it more value as a community resource.  

These are some of the goals of our redesign:
  • Fresh & Timely Information
    • Quicker, easier, up-to-the-minute updates made in house
    • Improved routine for purges of outdated information
  • Clean, User-Friendly Interface
    • Simple, clutter-free design
    • Intuitive site navigation with multiple entry points to the information users seek
    • Centralized contact point resulting in a more consistent, streamlined design
  • Faces of Our Own Community
    • Images and photographs featuring faces and places that we actually recognize
    • Very limited use of stock graphics; featuring custom-made, original graphics created just for MESD instead
  • Leveraging Integration with Google Apps for Education
    • By using Google Sites, we can fully integrate Google Apps for Education to reduce duplicated work
    • We can control page-level permissions to seamlessly restrict sections of the site to certain users
    • Website can become a launching point for productive district intranet
Another big advantage to this new website is that the maintenance and hosting of the site is free!  This is a cost savings for the district since we are no longer paying an outside vendor for these services.

If you have any questions regarding MESD's new district website, please contact our designer/webmaster, Kris Armijo.

Kris Armijo
Education Technology Specialist

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What's new at Moriarty High School?

posted Jun 28, 2016, 8:08 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Aug 19, 2016, 12:41 PM ]

New Spaces & New Faces

Moriarty High School will see a lot of new spaces and new faces in the coming school year.  From the unveiling of exciting new construction projects on campus to the introductions of a whole host of new staff members, the 2016-2017 school year promises to bring a fresh new perspective!

New Spaces

Construction crews have been busy throughout the summer to complete some amazing new projects around the high school campus.  MHS students will enjoy a fresh new commons area adjacent to a brand new cafeteria.  New, state-of-the-art Life Skills and Music classrooms will be ideal spaces for learning and growing.  Take a look at the progression of these exciting new spaces.

(Click on photos to englarge.)

October 20, 2015: Ground breaking ceremony for new construction projects at MHS. 
Photo by Mountain View Journal

June 16, 2016: 360° Panoramic view of construction in the new Student Commons area. 
Photo by Kris Armijo

June 28, 2016: A peek at what's to come
Photo by Kris Armijo

June 28, 2016: Construction in the new cafeteria food service area. 
Photo by Kris Armijo

June 28, 2016: Construction in the new Life Skills room. 
Photo by Kris Armijo

MESD Facilities Update from Our Superintendent – Summer 2016

In 2013 the MESD community chose to impose a modest property tax on themselves in a School Bond election that has now generated almost $20M for renovation and construction throughout our District’s facilities.

This most generous investment in our schools and youth has resulted in upgrades at literally every campus – from the pre-school at the Mountainview complex to the new music rooms and commons area at Moriarty High School and everything in between. Edgewood Middle School has a new paint job and an improved heating and cooling system; South Mountain has new energy efficient lighting; Moriarty Elementary an upgraded HVAC system; and Rte. 66 Elementary has new stucco and improved playground accessibility. And significant technology upgrades have also occurred at every site.

However, the biggest changes can be- and will continue to be- seen at Moriarty High School. While the new cafeteria/commons area, music building and Pinto patio will be fully functioning in August when students return, and will serve as a central, unifying focal point of the campus, work on a new Career and Technical Education Center housing auto, woods welding and drafting will just be getting underway with a scheduled completion date of August 2017. Exciting opportunities for our students for sure!

While great teaching and learning have always occurred in even our oldest facilities, the opportunities to educate our youth in the most optimal settings is a tribute to the commitment and support of our families in the entire region and most appreciated by the District.

Tom Sullivan,
MESD Supt.

New Faces

Let us give you a brief introduction to all of the new staff members at Moriarty High School.  Please join us in welcoming these new faces!

  • Rob Adams - Principal
    Mr. Adams has been with the district for 24 years. During this time, he has been a special education teacher, coach, assistant principal, and since 2005, a district principal that served both Moriarty Elementary, and more recently, Moriarty Middle School. Mr. Adams has a strong vision for the high school, and as a 1985 Moriarty High School graduate, is looking forward to returning to his roots and taking the school to the next level in becoming the premier high school for the region.  Read more about Mr. Adams in this recent article of the Mountain View Telegraph.

  • Nichole Burgin - Assistant Principal
    Mrs. Burgin comes with K - 8 experience, and is excited to bring her instructional support, PLC facilitation, and data analysis skills to the high school and is very much looking forward to becoming a part of the MHS Administrative Team and school staff. 

  • Anastasia Allen - Secretary
    Ms. Allen has been working in a variety of clerical and administrative assistant positions for the last twelve years at CNM in Albuquerque. She is an Edgewood resident whose son attends Edgewood Middle School.

  • Amanda Marez - Secretary
    Ms. Marez has transferred to the high school, filling the secretarial position vacated by Ms. Bibiano. Ms. Marez has been with the district for five years, the last three of which she has served as the Moriarty Middle School Registrar. Ms. Marez is looking forward to working in the front office at the high school, supporting the administration and counseling teams, as well as the teachers and students of MHS.

  • Clay Brazil - Art Teacher
    Mr. Brazil is a National Board Certified Teacher, as as a well-known artist in New Mexico. Mr. Brazil has been with the district since 2001, starting off as an elementary teacher. He has been teaching art at Moriarty Elementary School since 2010. Mr. Brazil has a Bachelor's degree in art education, as well as several post graduate credits in a variety of education courses. He is looking forward to joining the high school team and working with so many of the students that he has taught in the past.

  • 1st Sgt Paul Crow - JROTC Instructor
    Sergeant Crow has 24 years leadership experience in the US Army, including deployment to both Iraq and Afghanistan. Among his 36 awards, 1st Sgt Crow is a three time Bronze Star recipient, three time Meritorious Service Medal recipient, and six time Army Commendation recipient. 1 Sgt Crow served as a substitute in the ROTC program during the 2015 - 2016 school year. We are fortunate to be able to add him to our full time staff beginning with the 2016 - 2017 school year.

  • Major Thomas Dysinger - Senior ROTC Instructor
    Major Dysinger comes to us with 20 years of experience in the US Army, including three years of International Affairs experience.  Maj Dysinger has a Bachelor of Science degree in History, three Army diplomas, and fifteen Army certificates. 

  • Michelle Grutzik - English Teacher
    Ms. Grutzik comes to us from New York where she taught for three years in both general and special education settings before relocating to the east mountain area. Ms. Grutzik has a Bachelor's degree with a focus on English and History.

  • Dana Salk-Scheler - Math Teacher
    Ms. Salk Scheler joins the high school math department with seven years of experience in both Minnesota and New Mexico. She has a BA in mathematics with a minor in physics and statistics, plus extensive post graduate credit hours in mathematics courses. Ms. Salk-Scheler is an Edgewood resident, and looking forward to be a part of our school and community.
  • Jaime Silva - Math Teacher
    Ms. Silva has been a math teacher at Moriaty Middle School since 2012, and is eager to join the high school math department this school year. She has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mathematics with a secondary education minor, and took course work this summer to become certified to teach Advanced Placement classes at MHS.

  • Feline Sandoval - Science Teacher
    Ms. Sandoval is joining the high school science department for her first teaching position. She has a Bachelor's degree in education and is working to complete her MA in secondary education. As a Moriarty resident, Ms. Sandoval has worked as an exceptional substitute in the district since 2010.

  • Roberta Madrid - Counselor
    Ms. Madrid is returning to the high school guidance office where she worked from 2011 to 2014. She spent the last two years providing counseling services to students at Edgewood and Moriarty Middle Schools, and is looking forward to following these students to the high school beginning with the 2016-2017 school year.
  • Chelsea Haining - Counselor
    Ms. Haining is a new Counselor joining the high school guidance office team following her graduation this May, when she achieved her Master of Arts in Counseling with a focus on school and mental health counseling.

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