Message from the Principal

Dear IHE Families,
It has been an honor and a privilege to serve the Indian Hills Community as Principal.  Thank you students, families and staff for the opportunity to learn and grow with you all.  I am proud to have been a part of such a wonderful learning community and I look forward to seeing all the great things our students accomplish in the future.  Friday, October 13th I will turn in my keys an begin a new journey with my family.  Thank you all so much for touching my life.                                                                                              
Yours in education,

Ryan Dashner





  • Exemplary Teachers!

    Congratulations Mrs. Diaz and Mr. Ippel!  They were recognized by the GMCS school board for their Exemplary rating with NMTEACH.

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  • Happy Halloween

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  • School Grade Card

    I am proud to announce that Indian Hills Elementary School has again received an "A" rating from the State Public Education Department.  Students, teachers and families worked very hard last year and their hard work paid off.  Indian Hills doubled their proficiency scores in most classrooms.  We are continuing to better preparing students to be successful in the future! The entire GMCS district is also celebrating today because there are no schools that received an "F" rating.  Congratulations to all the other schools in our county and thank you families for all you have done to contribute to our success ~Mr. Dashner

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  • 2016 PARCC results

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  • No more than 5!

    This year it is the goal that no students at IHE miss more than 5 days of class.

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  • Reminder

    Even an hour a week volunteering in a classroom can make a big difference!

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October Newsletter

September Newsletter

August Newsletter

Upcoming distict events

  • Board Meeting 10/16/17 Livestream

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  • Thanksgiving Lunch Schedule

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  • GMCS will be having a Press Release starting at 2:00pm on the Mass Shooting in Vegas.

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  • Teachers-TESOL Info

    Licensed Teachers,GMCS is providing a great opportunity for licensed teachers to receive their TESOL endorsement. Our goal is to dramatically increase the number of TESOL endorsed teachers in the district so that we can improve instruction for our students. Therefore, GMCS has engaged in an incentive program that reimburses tuition costs for teachers upon completion of TESOL coursework. San Juan College has offered GMCS a fair cost for tuition for course completion required by NMPED. This includes coursework of 6hrs in both Methods and Assessment.  

    I am encouraging teachers who are in a position to obtain TESOL endorsement to enroll and register for courses. Tuition is $220/3credits in state and out of state is $575/3 credits. Again, this cost is reimbursed by GMCS upon completion of the course. In addition, we will provide you the TESOL addenda of $1600 while enrolled in this program. 

    Current Fall 2017 enrollment is only at 9 students for both courses offered and we do not want to cancel these courses this fall semester due to low enrollment numbers. We hope you consider this opportunity. The course enrollment is now open through the end of this week. For further information please contact Sandra Freeland at:

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  • Kiddie Cheer Camp

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  • Listen and watch for GMCS "Education Matters"

    *Live-Streams-click on "GMCS Education Matters" Live-streams,  found here on our homepage 

    *Radio Announcements/ Public Service Announcements on Millenium Media, I Heart Media & KGAK radio stations

    Remember at GMCS.....Education Matters!

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  • NPHS Heartbreak Classic

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  • Seniors!! Scholarship Opportunity

    Deadline is approaching!

    check out the "College Corner" block for other Scholarships

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  • Homecomings

    Crownpoint High              October 6th              vs. Shiprock

    Gallup High                         September 15th     vs. Shiprock  LOST

    Miyamura High                 September 22nd     vs. Espanola  WON

    Thoreau High                     September 29th     vs. Hot Springs

    Navajo Pine High              October 27th           vs. Shiprock NW

    Tohatchi High                     October 20th           vs. Zuni

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  • Integrating Songwriting into your Curriculum

    See attached flyer

    the date changed

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Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Ronald Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061