Principal - M. Mark Head


Grants Cibola County Schools




 “Home of the Tigers”





 Dear Students, Parents, Guardians, and Staff,


Its great to be back, we have the best kids, the best staff, and the best Parents/Guardians in the District and State. I have missed you all.

          Thanks to the hard work of the students, their parents, and their most dedicated teachers and staff. We once again improved the number/percentage of students scoring proficient/advanced on the State Test in both reading and math. We also moved many more students to the nearing proficiency category. I am so proud of all of us.

          We will be starting a new math curriculum this year and we want parents/guardians to know that any work your child brings home should just be practice of what they have already learned at school. If your child is struggling with their homework something is wrong. Please contact their teacher and find out what that is. They need your interest and encouragement, ask them what they are learning about, encourage them to read and write daily. They should not need you to teach them their homework. Teachers, please let Parents/Guardians know what your preferred method of communication is and lets all work to NOT disrupt instructional time. 

I would like to take this opportunity to remind Parents and Guardians that our kids learn best when they come to school well rested, and ready to work hard. Please make sure they get to bed on time, have their glasses if they need them, and have their work to bring back to school when they leave the house.

We will be sending home PARCC individual student reports as well as ACCESS test reports, for those that took it, next week. I will go over how to interpret this report during our OPEN HOUSE which is AUGUST 28th, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. We will be teaching our students more about the Character traits of the Character Counts Program and our entire staff will be looking out for kids that are demonstrating these traits or any others that help make our school a good place to be. Students will become members of “houses” within the school that are made up of students from all grade levels and each house will be competing to get the most points to win a group prize at the end of each month.

I have also told the kids this morning that to make our school even better it is important to say something when you see something that is wrong. Our staff and I will be reminding them daily of the importance of speaking up for what’s right with the saying – “If you see something, say something”. So please know that if any of you see something that could make our school better for our kids, please say something to me or another Staff member.  Lets work together to make Cubero Elementary the best school in the country.



M. Mark Head


Principal Head