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We welcome all parents and community members to our school. If you have any concern please contact us

Secretary/Bookkeeper: Danielle Thompson
Phone number: 505 721 4810

dthomps1@gmcs.k12.nm.us

School Liaison: Elsie Watson
Phone number:505 721 4800
ewatson@gmcs.k12.nm.us

Attendance Secretary: Elsie Manuelito
Phone number: 505 721 4817
emanuel1@gmcs.k12.nm.us

Principal: Craig R. Robinson
Phone number 505 721 4803
crobinso@gmcs.k12.nm.us

 Click here for contact information for other teachers and staff

From the Principal

Greetings,
The recent parent meeting between key staff and Senior Parents has raised some questions. I am taking this opportunity to answer those questions here:

The New Mexico Standards Based Assessment (NMSBA)it is a requirement for graduation how did my student score?
Scores were passed out at the Senior parent meeting. Parents who want to pick up their scores can see Mr. Pacheco for their students results, or the parent can check powerschool from this site (login is the student ID number, the password is the date of birth of the student in this format MMDDYYYY.

Retakes for the NMSBA will start on September 15th, how can my student study? 
The link below has some handy study materials collected by the Las Cruces schools:

http://lcps.k12.nm.us/departments/instruction/aar/testing-resources/

Who sets the NMSBA retake dates?
Neither Tohatchi High School nor the Gallup-McKinley County Schools sets the test dates for NMSBA. The NM Public Education Department does. Furthermore Tohatchi High School does not print the NMSBA results. Electronically they were available to schools on the 1st of August. The paper form of the results was released to us earlier, and these are printed by the NM Public Education Department and delivered to the school district. The dates for retakes are as follows:

Monday, September 15 – Reading 1 and Reading 2
Tuesday, September 16 – Math 1 and Math 2
Wednesday, September 17 – Math 3 and Science 1
Thursday, September 18 – Science 2 and Science 3

Seniors will only have to take the tests they have not ever passed- Mr. Pacheco monitors this makes sure Seniors take the test they are in need of taking.

Isn't there a new test for this year's Juniors?
There is. Testing of our students and the turn around of the scores is something the NM Public Education Department mandates to the schools. The NM Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (NM PARCC) will be the test 11th graders will need to pass this year to graduate in 2016. I am including the website address for NM PARCC for your information. This will be a new test with two testing windows 31 MAR- 18 APR which will be part I of the test and 05MAY- 30 MAY which will be part II of the test. The test will not take up every one of those days but that is the window we will have to test our 11th graders this year. I do not know, and could not find out through looking at the website how fast we will have results back from this test. The test will be taken all online, and that will require the school to use its computer laboratories and the library to insure all students are tested within the window. We are taking other assessments online throughout the year to assess how students are progressing in their grade level learning; those tests like the PARCC are online. This test is new and measures the students ability to meet the New Mexico Common Core Standards which are by far more comprehensive and in essence more difficult to master than the previous New Mexico State Standards. These standards (Common Core as it is commonly known) have been in place since 10OCT10. Not all subject matters notably science and social studies are covered by the NM Common Core standards- those standards are still being developed and “rolled out.”

NM PARCC website:

http://www.parcconline.org/new-mexico


Practice tests for the PARCC are available here:

http://practice.parcc.testnav.com/#


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 Bus Times and Numbers
All information on busing can be obtained from the Tohatchi Bus Barn
505 733 2579 or 505 721 4791

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Directions

From I-40
Take exit 20
Take US 491 N  (drive about 23.7 miles)
Turn left onto Cougar Lane (drive about 0.3 miles)



TUTORING
Every Wednesday


Thanksgiven Break
11/24-28





AFTER SCHOOL TUTORING


After school tutoring will occur on the following dates:
October 29, November 5, 12, 19, December 3, and 10

 Tutoring will be one hour in the library. Bus transportation will be available. The bus will leave Tohatchi High at 4:50 pm. Only students signed up for tutoring will be allowed to ride the bus home. Two teachers will be on hand to assist students.

Students  can either click here or come to the library to sign up for tutoring.


click here 
to practice for the PARCC



ACT Test
 
REGISTER HERE



Date:
Saturday, December 13, 2014
     Saturday February 7, 2015
 Saturday, April 18, 2015
  Saturday, June 13, 2015

Registration Deadline January 9/March 13/ May 8
Location: the 800/library building
 For more Information contact Mr. Pacheco or Mr. Nez
You MUST bring a pencil, an official ID and your registration document.


PRACTICE FOR THE TEST

ACT QUESTION OF THE DAY

TOHATCHI HIGH SCHOOL'S PED GRADE
C
Report Card

 


Today, 11/26/2014
High: 55 Low: 16
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0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 11/27/2014
High: 60 Low: 21
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0% chance of precipitation.

 

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Vision Statement

Tohatchi High School provides a safe and effective learning environment, 
capable of enabling its graduates to attend the best post-secondary learning institutions.

Mission Statement

All THS students will be able to demonstrate proficiency or better on standardized tests in: math, reading, writing, science, and social studies. THS will provide learning that meets the needs of each student to attain their post-secondary life goals.





Mon, Nov 24 - Fri, Nov 28
Thanksgiven Break
No School
Monday, December 1
Girls Basketball
C @ Holmes
Wednesday, December 3
After school Tutoring

Athletic Club Meeting
Athletic Club Meeting @ 6:00 p.m.
boys basketball
C @ Holmes




Graduation Requirements Presentation
The presentation given to senior parents is below. It is in movie and powerpoint format. This presentation applies only for the graduation class of 2015.
Graduation Requirements2015.pptx
Graduation Requirements2015.pptx