Capitan Municipal Schools
To Lead, Educate, and Prepare All Students

Welcome to Capitan Municipal Schools

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.

Capitan Municipal Schools 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.

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Message from the Superintendent

Dear Capitan Municipal Schools Family,

As we embark on a new year, I am filled with enthusiasm and anticipation for the opportunities and growth that lie ahead. The start of a new year is always a time of renewal—a chance to reflect on our achievements, learn from our experiences, and set our sights on a brighter future for our students, staff, and entire District.

As we look ahead, we are committed to building upon strengths and continuing our pursuit of Tiger Excellence. Our focus remains on fostering an inclusive, nurturing, and academically rigorous environment that empowers each and every student to reach their full potential. We will continue to invest in professional development for our educators, ensuring they have the tools and knowledge to deliver the best possible education to our students.

In the coming months, you can expect to see continued initiatives aimed at enhancing our curriculum, expanding extracurricular opportunities, and bolstering support services for students who may need additional assistance. We will work collaboratively with our community partners to create a holistic educational experience that not only empowers students with academic skills but also nurtures their personal growth.

I encourage all of you to join us in our journey to create a bright future for our students. Your input, involvement, and feedback are invaluable as we shape the direction of our District. Together, we can foster an environment where everyone feels valued and nurtured and where learners are empowered to thrive in an ever-evolving world.

As we move forward, let's celebrate the progress we've made and the potential that lies ahead. Here's to a year filled with discovery, achievement, and the joy of learning.

Wishing you all a wonderful beginning to this new academic year.

Go Tigers!

J. Vance Lee

Capitan Municipal Schools

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