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Moriarty-Edgewood School District Named Google for Education Reference District

posted Apr 22, 2017, 10:47 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Apr 22, 2017, 11:18 AM ]


Moriarty-Edgewood School District Has Been

Named a Google for Education Reference District


Moriarty-Edgewood School District (MESD) is honored to be the first school district in New Mexico to be designated by Google as a Google for Education Reference District.  Currently, there are only 142 districts who hold this distinction worldwide, with only 85 representing the United States. According to Google, “Google for Education Reference Districts are districts that demonstrate excellence and thought leadership through the innovative use of technology, including G Suite for Education (formerly known as Google Apps for Education) and Chromebooks, to drive impact and positive learning outcomes.”  As a Reference District, MESD’s “Story of Impact” will be featured worldwide on the Google for Education website and the district will have opportunities to share resources, host workshops and events, and be a part of Google’s Trusted Tester Program.


An integral part of MESD’s overall vision is to equip and inspire students to excel today and tomorrow. The district believes this means equipping learning spaces with current technologies and providing students with rich opportunities to engage in the types of transformational learning experiences that will inspire them to be innovative communicators, collaborators, critical thinkers, and creators. To fulfill this vision, MESD started rolling out a plan to get more devices into classrooms, ensuring that every student will have equitable access to technology.  Because of the generosity of local communities through general obligation bonds, the district has made over 2,000 Chromebooks available to students since 2015, and expects to achieve 100% classroom cart-based 1:1 implementation during the 2017-18 school year.  Additionally, new professional development opportunities have been offered to district staff to equip educators for effective and transformative instructional technology integration into classrooms.  


All MESD students and staff members have G Suite for Education accounts, giving them access to a broad host of creativity, productivity, and collaboration tools. With growing proficiency in using these tools, the district has big plans to unveil an exciting new professional development system this fall.  The system will encourage and incentivize educators in taking the next steps with technology integration in their classrooms. This promises to deliver even more opportunities for MESD students to experience classroom environments filled with innovation and creativity.


“We are working very hard to make an important paradigm shift, moving from teaching about technology to viewing technology as a learning tool for accessing the curriculum in all content areas. We know that these are important skills that our students need to be future ready, and it’s really an exciting honor to have these efforts recognized by Google,” said Teresa Salazar, Assistant Superintendent of Learning Services.


2016 - 2017 Quality of Education Survey

posted Mar 20, 2017, 9:25 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Mar 20, 2017, 9:26 AM ]

 

Quality of Education Survey


Purpose:

The annual Quality of Education Survey is mandated by state law [NMSA 22-2C-11 D] to allow parents the opportunity to provide anonymous feedback on their child’s education to the New Mexico Public Education Department.

For Parents:

The survey will be available from March 15th through April 21st.

Parents may Log Into this site (Quality of Education 16-17) to answer survey questions for their child’s school. This will help us collect meaningful data. The survey can display questions in both English and Spanish. Your answers will remain anonymous. You will be asked to create a username, but you are not required to use your real name. The system will log your answers, but your answers are not tied to your name.


Respond only one time to a particular survey. You may answer surveys for different schools within a district and may re-use your login identity to do so. Survey answers will not be tied to your name or your student. All answers remain confidential and will be used for statistical reporting purposes only.


2017 Spring Testing Season

posted Mar 14, 2017, 7:39 AM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Mar 14, 2017, 7:43 AM ]

2017 Spring Testing Schedule

  • SBA Science: March 13 - 16
    Grades 4, 7, and 11

  • PARCC: April 17 - May 5
    Grades 3 - 11

  • NWEA: May 1 - 12
    Grades 3 - 8

  • District EOY Benchmarks: May 1 - 2
    Grade 12

  • District EOY Benchmarks: May 8 - 9
    Grades K - 11

  • Istation EOY Benchmark: May 15 - 19
    Grades K - 3

  • End of Course Exams: May 9 - 11
    Grade 12

  • End of Course Exams: May 19 - 24
    Grades 9 - 11

Important Budget Status Update

posted Feb 14, 2017, 2:13 PM by Kris Armijo   [ updated Mar 28, 2017, 12:10 PM ]

 IMPORTANT
BUDGET STATUS UPDATE

School Budgets for the 2017 - 2018 School Year
were not yet finalized during the legislative session.

The Moriarty-Edgwood School District Board of Education has sent a message to Governor Susana Martinez urging her to protect public education funding from further cuts.  Please read this correspondence:


Additionally, we have prepared a document to help educate families in our community about the sources for funding the budget in our district and how those funds are used.  Please review this document:


We still invite the community to join us
in urging the Governor and state lawmakers
to protect public school budgets!

Urgent Call to Action

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

 
This is an
URGENT CALL TO ACTION
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 ]

URGENT AND IMPORTANT NOTICE
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:

  https://powerschool.mesd.us/public/home.html

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
832-4927
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
832-5760
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
832-5700
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
832-5880
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
832-6200
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
832-4254
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. 

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