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Principal's Message

Mountain View Middle School
Moises Cardiel, Principal
Alicia Edgin, Assistant Principal
500 S. Washington Ave.
Alamogordo, NM 88310

Office: (575) 812-6400  Fax:  (575) 812-6403


July 25, 2019

Welcome Back,

We are excited to begin our Galactic Journey at Mountain View Middle School! We will be focusing on 8 character traits that are fundamental to student success: optimism, collaboration, resilience, perseverance, passion, curiosity, responsibility, and integrity. These district missions align beautifully with our REACH Reward system that will continue this year.

We are blessed to have several new teachers and staff at MVMS this year and look forward to working together. We will implement a new district initiative, the Fundamental Five, to improve and refine our instructional practices. This means administrators will be inside the classrooms more than ever before, supporting teachers! Although we have an "open door" policy for parents/guardians, please be advised that due to improving our instructional practices, we may not be able to visit with you immediately. If this is the case, please leave your name with the front office and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Research shows that student success is greatest when parents and/or guardians are involved. Please continue to access ParentVUE online to monitor student progress and attendance. Please visit with the Guidance Secretary if you have not obtained your ParentVUE access code. If you were previously given an access code for ParentVUE, you may continue to use the same access code this year.

Student success is why we are here. We will again be offering an after school tutoring program to help and support every student at Mountain View. We are designated as a Title I school which allows us to receive funds to help pay for after school tutors and professional development for teachers to better help and support our students. If your student is struggling in any area, please contact your student's teacher(s). Timely communication is key to ensuring your child's success. We have excellent counselors available when needed. If you have any questions pertaining to any of our academics and/or extra-curricular activities, please don't hesitate to contact us.

There are several ways you can be an integral part of what we do here at Mountain View. We have a Parent/Teacher Advisory Committee (PTAC), a DoDEA group, and opportunities to volunteer. Of course, we have our sporting events and awards assemblies that you are encouraged to attend. We are pleased that some of these events will take place in our gym which has a newly re-surfaced floor. This will be a great source of pride for our students, staff, and community. You are welcome and encouraged to visit Mountain View anytime. Log onto our website to see dates and times of our upcoming meetings and special events.

Again, we are so excited to be back and are looking forward to working with you and your student on our Journey to REACH Beyond Our Limits to Leave a Legacy! Thank you for entrusting your child's education to us!


                                               Alicia Edgin Signature




· Candice Lansford was selected as the NM NEA Teaching Excellence award winner (California Casualty Awardee) honored at the 2018 Salute to Excellence in Education Gala February 9, 2018 in Washington D.C. Lansford was honored  for excellence in teaching and won $650 for Mountain View Middle School. Part of the award will go towards an author visit on April 30, 2018.


 · Four Airmen volunteers from HAFB came to help with Reward Day on March 23, 2018 for concessions, playing basketball against students, and crowd control at the dance.


 · Nine students are going to state for National History Day projects and one student won $50 cash for her Medical project. 


· PTAC/Book Fair night and DoDEA new parent liaison introduction was held April 11, 2018


 · NMTLN (New Mexico Teacher Leader Network) School Liaison from MVMS, Lori Armstrong, brought back information from Public Education Department (PED) to teachers and passed her Dossier.


 · Dottie Berckes leads PBIS to kick off REACH Rewards.


 · Mountain View Middle School Choirs have been invited to perform with the Alamogordo Music Theatre at their 60th Anniversary Musical Revue on April 20 and 21 at the Flickinger Center, singing "Do Re Mi" from the Broadway show "The Sound of Music."


 · Ten Earth Day Poster Contest Winners were from Mountain View Middle School.


 · MVMS swept the NAACP Otero County Educator of the Year Essay Contest with three student essay winners and teacher winners. First place student, Devinity Armijo and teacher Stefan Bell will be honored at the banquet on April 28, 2018.




Office Phone: 812-6405

   Moises Cardiel

       Principal - Moises Cardiel

Alicia Edgin
Assistant Princpal
Alicia Edgin

Secretary - Marcy Garwood
Receptionist - Tracy Lynchard
Counseling - Jesus Suarez
Counseling - Teresa Hopkin
Counseling Secretary - Priscilla Pena
Nurse - Brenda Guin, RN
Health Assistant - Hope Gil



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