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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


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

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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