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2019 Fall Homecoming Schedule of Events  


Tues, 10/15         -              80s day

High school volleyball during lunch

**regular lunch schedule


Wed, 10/16         -              School colors day (maroon, black & white)

                                                High school volleyball during lunch

                                                **regular lunch schedule

                                                Powder Puff Volleyball & Football beginning at 5:30

                                                Bonfire at dark


Thurs, 10/17       -              Neon day (Srs – pink, Jrs – green, Soph – orange, Frosh – yellow)

                                                High school volleyball during lunch

                                                **regular lunch schedule

                                                1:00 – 3:00 pm Assembly

                                                3:00 pm Parade

                                                4:00 pm Volleyball JH, JV, Var vs Alamo


Fri, 10/18             -              Homecoming game vs Dulce 5:00 pm

                                                Dance 8:00-12:00am

*** All Magdalena Alumni and Community are invited to join us for the Assembly, Parade, and Games!



PAC (Parent Advisory Council) -October 16 at 11 AM in the Fine Arts is the next PAC meeting. All parents visiting for the parent luncheon will be invited.

October 18 - Pancake breakfast/pizza-posole lunch 10 am to 6 pm.  The pancake breakfast will be free to those that visit a classroom (vouchers will be available).  If you just want to eat some pancakes it will be $2/plate.  Pizza $1/slice and Posole $3/bowl. 

Need donations for the food ASAP and parents to sign up to work Oct 18 from 10am – 6pm.

Halloween Carnival Oct 31, 4-6pm – PAC will be doing the following booths:  Painting booth, Slime and Costume Contest.  We need parent volunteers for this event. 

You can text Tamara Vinyard at 575-838-6142 or Leslie Clark at 575-838-3096 to get more information or sign up for a time. 

PAC is a parent run organization and all parents are invited! 









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.

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School Board Regular Business Meeting

Monday, October 21, 2019

6:00 pm

School Library