We welcome you to the Capitan Municipal Schools District website and on-line home of the Fighting Tigers. Famously known as the birthplace of Smokey Bear, the Village of Capitan is Located in Lincoln County, near the heart of New Mexico. Our village is set in the temperate mountain climate between the Capitan and Sacramento mountains of New Mexico. Founded in the harsh frontier days of 1891, we have grown in numbers while retaining our small town country flavor.
The Capitan Municipal Schools District is honored to serve and guide our most precious assets: our children. We know that these young learners represent us – and our future.
We are an educational community with a mission that values and strives to empower young learners in a safe and nurturing environment. We invite you to browse our website and learn about the remarkable students, staff, and community that make us unique.
I am proud to lead the Capitan Municipal Schools. This district has always strived for excellence in our endeavors – be it the classroom, our activities, our special programs, or athletics. We are dedicated to continuing this tradition of excellence.
Many new things face us in the immediate future as we participate in the numerous reform initiatives for education in our state and our nation. Leading these reform measures is the implementation of Common Core State Standards in all grades by 2013-14 and the accompanying new comprehensive exam being implemented the following year. As we make this transition, we will strive to keep our parents and community members informed of our progress and provide opportunities for all to become familiar with this shift in education.
We encourage you to visit your child’s classrooms. If you have the time, we are always in need of substitute teachers – or perhaps you might like to volunteer some each week. Your partnership helps our schools become even stronger.