MMSD Offices will be closed Monday, July 6th, 2020 for the 4th of July Holiday. All student meals will be delivered and available for pickup Tuesday, July 7th,2020 at their normal times.
To assist the District in creating a plan that will meet both the safety and the educational needs of all our stakeholders, we are asking for parent/guardian input. We need every parent/guardian in the district to complete this survey as we continue to plan our re-opening in the Fall. All survey’s need to be completed by Monday, June 22, 2020.
Please be advised that the U.S. Forestry will be setting up a Base Camp on our school grounds beginning today. They will be utilizing our FAC and several parking lots. Please avoid those areas whenever possible. Thank you.
Please see the below Hotline numbers for questions regarding Pandemic EBT.
HSD Income support for families Hotline is 1-800-843-8303.
I hope you are doing well through all of this. I'm writing because I am looking for youth who may be interested in participating in my program. We have updated all of our forms so they can be signed digitally and can do all of the necessary career planning over zoom, email, and telephone calls. Right now there are a few businesses who are hosting participants for their work experiences, but if the youth or young adult does not feel comfortable working outside of their home, we also have tutoring stipends available and they can earn money from home while working towards their career goals.
These can be youth you work with professionally or ones that you know in your personal life. They must be between the ages of 16-24 and have a barrier to finding long term meaningful work. These barriers include; highschool dropout, pregnant or parenting, homeless, involved with the justice system, disability or basic skills deficient as determined by a TABE test (reading or math skill below 8th grade level).
I serve all of Socorro County and can enroll youth who live anywhere in the county. Please let me know if you have any questions for me about the program and who is eligible for the program. I'm happy to reach out to the youth or you can give them my phone number 505-238-6927. This is my cell phone so they can call or text me to get the ball rolling. Also, they can email me as well.
Thank you and stay safe!
Cari Powell | Career Advisor
Youth Development Inc.
109 Faulkner, Socorro, NM 87801
"Partnering with Families to Help Them Solve Life's”
Congratulations Class of 2020!
Teachers Hours and Contact Information
MMSD School Closure has been extended through the 2019-2020 School Year per directive of Govenor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 MMSD has closed its facilities to the public. Use of the Weight room, FAC, etc. will be suspended until further notice. Please Stay Safe and Healthy!
About Magdalena Schools
The Magdalena Municipal School District is a Pre-K through 12th grade school, which is housed on a single campus. MMSD has a multicultural student population of 357. The ethnic structure of the district is approximately 47% Navajo, 29% Hispanic, and 24% Anglo or other. Additionally, in 1988 the district implemented a four-day week schedule to help address and accommodate students who are bussed significant distances. Over half of all MMSD students are bussed, with an average bus ride being 26 miles one way. The longest distance any one student has to travel is 70 miles one way.
The Village of Magdalena is located on the edge of the Cibola National Forest, at the base of the Magdalena Mountains in central New Mexico. The nearest city is Socorro located 26 miles to the east, Albuquerque, New Mexico’s largest city, 100 miles to the northeast. Magdalena’s population is approximately 1,100 and reflects the community’s unique history as a mining town and as one of the largest cattle shipping centers west of Kansas City. Its nickname, “Trail’s End,” is an enduring reminder that for nearly 70 years (1890s-1960s) Magdalena was the end of the trail for cattle drives originating from Arizona to southern Colorado.
Today the community’s principal industries consists of education; the federal government in the form of the National Forest Service; the National Radio and Astronomy Observatory, which operates the Very Large Array (the worlds largest radio telescope) located on the San Augustine plains 25 miles west of Magdalena; the Bureau of Indian Affairs which operates a charter school and Indian Health Services clinic on the Alamo Navajo Indian reservation; and, finally ranching. The public school district is the largest employer.
The Alamo Navajo reservation is located 29 miles north of Magdalena, and is a vital part of the community at large. Although Alamo is a Chapter of the Navajo Nation, it is located approximately 200 miles southeast of the largest reservation in Arizona. Because of their isolation, the Alamo people have maintained a unique traditional and linguistic heritage. The Alamo band is the only living Native American group who is a blend of Navajo and Apache tribes. The Alamo dialect (Navajo) is predominate in the homes and in all tribal government, religious, social, and cultural interactions.