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Sunday, September 30, 2018

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Friday, February 23, 2018 10:35 a.m.

Dear Families,


Many of you have seen the social media posts in our community today suggesting possible threats to schools

in Montezuma County. The Cortez Police Department and Sheriff’s Department are aware of these reports,

including the Safe2Tell report, and have determined that there is no active threat to Cortez schools. The

Cortez Police Department, the Sheriff’s Department, and school district take all reports seriously and

investigate each one that comes in. Each family has the right to make the choice they feel is in the best

interest of their children with regards to attendance in these situations. Please know that all reports are

followed up on by law enforcement and if they determine there is a credible threat, the school district and

the police department will work together to quickly implement whatever additional security measures are

appropriate in each situation. We are grateful to our partners at the police department for partnering with

us to help keep our students safe.


Emotions are understandably running high right now. The rumors spreading on social media increase anxiety

among our students and families. If you have questions about school safety please contact the

Superintendent’s Office at 970-565-7282 x1119. If you believe there is a real threat, please call 911 or

contact Safe2Tell at 1-877-542-7233. Please know I am personally committed to the safety of all of our

students. If you have any concerns please contact me.


Thank you,

Superintendent Haukeness


Monday, February 19, 2018

To read our Press Release on 2/19/2018 regarding school safety, please click here.


Monday, February 12th, 2018

Happy Monday! We are pleased to announce we are releasing our first, annual

RE-1 Citizens' Guide to the Budget! Take a look here!



Monday, December 11th, 2017

Thursday, December 7th, 2017


M-CSD Press Release School Safety 12-7-17



Wednesday, December 6th, 2017

RE-1 Leadership pipeline request for proposals November 2017



Monday, September 18th, 2017

Asbestos Notifications

Friday, August 4th,




Wednesday, July 26, 2017


If you have a moment we would love for you to fill out a quick 5 question Community Engagement survey! 
We greatly appreciate the community input!



Thursday, June 15, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Today is the last day of school and the day our MCHS Class of 2017 graduates!

Congrats to our graduating seniors!

Have a wonderful summer everyone!


Monday, May 1, 2017

Attention MCHS Seniors:

Friday, April 21, 2017


Thursday, April 13,2017

Congratulations to our MCHS Honor's Diploma Presentation Scholarship Winners!

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

As testing continues this week, here are a few reminders for parents!

Wednesday, March 25, 2017

Remember next week is SPRING BREAK! Have a wonderful week and we will see you all back on Monday the 27th!

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Remember: Parent Teacher Conferences Start Today!

Elementary Students do not have class today or tomorrow.

CMS and MCHS students have class today, and do not have class tomorrow!


Friday, February 17, 2017

The students and staff at Lewis-Arriola celebrated "Kindness Week" this past week. They participated

in a world-wide challenge called the "Kindness Challenge",where students performed Random Acts of

Kindness throughout the week and received a heart on the bulletin board. Lewis-Arriola qualified to be

a "Kindness Certified School". Our students are learning that Kindness Matters!!

Monday, February 13, 2017

Parents and Guardians, Please take a look at the Mumps Alert active in Colorado:


Wednesday, February 1, 2017

February is here already!

Remember Friday, February 3rd is a teacher workday! No School!


Friday, January 27, 2017

Boettcher Information Session: 
Teach in Montezuma County! You are invited to join Colorado’s largest teacher residency and alternative

licensure program, for an information session on Thurs. March 9th from 5:30-6:30 in the Board Room at

the Administration Building. 
Please join us to learn more about our residency program and opportunities to become a teacher in your

community. Click here to register!

For District Staff:
Wellness Works Program Kickoff is February 1st! Our district’s strength and success depends on you,

our employees, and on your health. As previously announced, in an effort to help all of us increase our

knowledge about health matters, we are instituting a worksite wellness program through Pinnacol (our

work comp carrier) and Virgin Pulse. This program is completely voluntary, but we hope you’ll find

activities that inspire you to participate. Please click the following link for an introductory video:

recorded webinar on the worksite wellness program. Amy MacBean will be emailing out additional information

on how to register and take the health assessment, along with the link. Our District kickoff date is Wednesday,

February 1st. Ready, set, go!!

This year’s health fair is scheduled from 7:00am to 11:00 am on Friday, April 28th at the

Administration Building in the gymnasium.  As in the past, there will be various vendors

attending and drawings for prizes. Amy MacBean, HR Secretary, will be emailing out a schedule

of time slots for employees to come in and have

their blood drawn, if they wish.

Friday, January 13,2017

Have a wonderful 3 day weekend! Remember NO SCHOOL ON MONDAY!!!

Happy Weekend

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

From all of the staff throughout the District: Happy New Year!!!

Remember classes start up again tomorrow!


Monday, December 19, 2016

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season! Be safe and have a Fun Break!!!



Monday, December 12, 2016

Marcos Michel (Right), Dean of Students at Kemper, delivers the thank you to Osprey for donating backpacks

and school supplies. Our community is absolutely wonderful!


Tuesday, December 6, 2016

For anyone interested, please join us on December 15th at 5:30 pm in the District Board Room, for a

Boettcher Teacher Residency Information Session! You can click on the link for registration and check

out Boettcher Teacher Residency's FB page for more details.

Boettcher Teacher Residency…


Monday, November 21, 2016 

Remember No School This Week!!!

Have a great Thanksgiving Break and we'll see you back on Monday the 28th.


Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Attention: Parents/Guardians, students, and community members.  There are multiple resources for

anyone wanting to report a concern or needing to talk to someone.  The holidays are approaching

and can often bestressful for many families and individuals.  Let someone know if you or someone

you care about needs help!



24 hour anonymous reporting hotline 



Axis Crisis Hotline

24 HOUR CRISIS 970-247-5245


Colorado Crisis Services:

Text “Talk” to 38255, or call 844-493-8255,

or visit


Crisis Text Line: Text “Start” to 741741 or visit


Wednesday, November 9, 2016

"With the passing of the 3A Ballot question, the district is prepared to move forward with demolishing the

retired high school. Our goal is to demolish the retired high school, repurpose the land for community use,

and upgrade the existing Panther Stadium. The demolition design has been completed and the district will be

soliciting bids to start the demolition process this winter. Thank you to the Retired High School Community

Committee and the City of Cortez for the work and support in being able to move forward to honor the district's

commitment to the community. It is a privilege to live in such a great community."

Lori Haukeness, Superintendent

Our School District now has an Official Facebook Page and Twitter Account!

Click on the links below to access these resources for up to date stories and news!




Thursday, October 27, 2016


Remember No School For Elementary Today and Tomorrow the 28th and No School for Secondary,

Tomorrow the 28th!

Parent teacher conferences run from 4p.m.-8p.m. tonight and 8a.m.-12p.m. tomorrow!



Monday, October 24, 2016 

Our school community is devastated by the recent loss of one of our students.  Our heartfelt condolences

go out to the family.

Members of our crisis team continue to be available at all of our schools throughout the district.  There is

an ongoing investigation.  We are in the process of completing a complete review of the matter and we have

requested the assistance of local agencies. 

This is a difficult time for many in our community.  Our priority is in on providing ongoing support for

the students, staff and families.   Friday, a letter was sent out to Montezuma-Cortez High School

community, which can be read here.  For additional resources to support your student please refer to the

links below.   School counselors are available to assist you and your child.


Lori Haukeness



Resource Links

2016-2017 Asbestos Notification

Questions about MCSD's asbestos policies and procedures?
Click on the link above for the current 2016-2017 asbestos notification.

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