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.
Before you know it this semester will be drawing to a close, and we will be in the midst of our spring semester. We are just getting student reports from our testing with the new PARCC test given last year and when we have reports for all students we will make certain we get these reports to you and work with you to understand strengths and weaknesses identified for your child. Our teachers will be receiving training on how best to interpret the data received from these tests so we know where we may have gaps in our curriculum and what we need to do as a staff to support the success of our students. I can tell you that early indicators show that Capitan performed well compared to the state figures we have received. We have room for growth and will work diligently toward improvement.
Work continues on the building that will be new home for Capitan Middle School and Capitan High School. We do post pictures of progress and try to keep you updated as we make progress on this beautiful new building. It is so exciting watching this construction project, and we hope you are proud of this wonderful new facility. The goal is to have substantial completion by the end of May 2016. So far we are on schedule for that date, but who knows what the winter weather may bring.
Speaking of winter weather please make sure our records for your phone numbers and e-mails are accurate. When we have a weather delay or cancelation we use the “emergency” setting on our contact system which means that people you have listed as emergency contacts will also receive a call. These emergency numbers are not contacted when we send out a standard informational message.
Capitan is a small, strong community, and we strive everyday to make our community proud of us, to keep your schools academically strong, and to maintain a safe environment for our students and staff. We are proud to be a part of the Capitan community.