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  • Writer's pictureCarrie Zimmerman

Center of Focus

May 13, 2024


Focus on the Fabulous


We had a number of Vikings graduating this past week and accomplishing some major life goals!  Congratulations to our amazing Brisa Macias, who earned her Associate of Applied Science Degree in Business from Trinidad State!  Way to go, Brisa!


Mary Benavidez and her husband graduated from the Adams State Counselor Education program!  Congratulations to both of them! 

Jerica Gonzales and Stephany Rodriguez- Moreno also completed their Master’s degrees in school counseling from Adams State. What an educated counseling team we have in the Center!


Carmen Pavlowsky earned her Master’s in Environmental Science from Prescott College!


We also had seven of our high school students complete their Certified Nursing Aide program from Trinidad State.  Congratulations to Devannie, Ahayri, Maribel, Shaneijah, Miranda, Yanelli and Shayla! 


Lindsay Stillwagon was recognized by the Board of Education as the Center Teacher of the Year!

Our sixth-grade students earned the merit prize for middle school and had the chance to take the challenge course in Buena Vista. Thanks to Dr. Ruggles for putting that together and coordinating a fantastic team-building opportunity for our kids. Way to go, sixth graders. You worked hard and earned it!



 Vikings in the News

Devin Thompson is making us #VikingProud with his decision to join the Marines and serve his country after graduation!  We are proud of all of your accomplishments, Devin! 



Ms. Diana and Ms. Raelynn’s preschoolers hosted a Mommy and Me Tea with students and parents!  This is a great Family Engagement event for our little Vikings!


Our Girls on the Run squad competed this weekend and did a fantastic job! Thanks to Mrs. Kristin Enquist for coaching these fabulous girls and giving them this opportunity to shine!

Wendy Murillo reported to the Board on all the work that the nursing department has accomplished this past year. We are grateful to have our qualified team in Center, a team dedicated to our students’ and staff’s health and well-being. 


Haskin Elementary students had the chance to attend the Rockies game last week and had a great day at the ballpark!

Fast Forward

Calendar Dates


Monday, May 13th- CHS Athletic Awards Banquet


Tuesday, May 14th- CHS Daytime Awards, Superintendents’ Advisory Council, 8th-grade college visits, CHS Evening Awards Program,


Wednesday, May 15th- Rural Alliance Advocacy, Senior Exit Interviews, Superintendent PLC, Health Insurance Update Meeting, CNA Pinning Ceremony, SLV BOCES Board Meeting


Thursday, May 16th- GOCO Meeting with Town of Center, Preliminary Budget Meeting, NHS Induction Ceremony


Friday, May 17th- Kick-off meeting with CM Team- Alcon and Spencer Architects


Monday, May 20th- MLT, Reading to 1st Grade, R & R Work Session, NJHS Induction Ceremony


Tuesday, May 21st- Kindergarten Graduation, Special Board Meeting


Wednesday, May 22nd- 5th Grade Continuation, Skoglund Middle School Awards, Device Check-in, SMS Ice Cream Social, 8th Grade Continuation


Thursday, May 23rd- Preschool Graduation, Last Day of School!!


Friday, May 24th- Teacher Workday!  Retirement Celebration


Saturday, May 25th- CHS Graduation


Monday, May 27th- Memorial Day


Saturday, June 1st- ARC Graduation

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