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Principal's Update

A letter from our Principal

Dear Chaparral Middle School Community,


I am thrilled and honored to address you as the new Principal of CMS!  As I step into this role, I am filled with excitement and a strong sense of commitment to fostering a vibrant, inclusive, and supportive learning environment for all our students. It is with great pleasure that I embark on this journey of building a new and exciting culture that nurtures the growth and success of each student.

First and foremost, let me express my heartfelt gratitude to the dedicated faculty and staff who have tirelessly worked to make Chaparral Middle School a place of academic excellence and personal development. I am eager to collaborate with all of you, drawing on your invaluable insights and expertise, as we forge a path toward greater accomplishments together.

One of my foremost priorities is to ensure that every student and staff member at CMS feels safe, valued, and encouraged to explore their full potential. As an advocate for students, I firmly believe in fostering an environment where diversity is celebrated, and individual strengths are recognized and nurtured. Each student has unique talents, and I am committed to providing a platform that allows them to shine and excel in their own ways.

To cultivate this empowering culture, we will prioritize open communication and teamwork. I encourage parents, guardians, and community members to actively engage with us, as your input is invaluable in shaping our school's future. We will establish a partnership and include opportunities for discussions to ensure that everyone's voice is heard and respected.

At the core of our educational approach will be a focus on holistic development. We will continue to uphold rigorous academic standards while also emphasizing the importance of emotional intelligence, creativity, and critical thinking. Together, we will equip our students with the necessary skills and knowledge to navigate the challenges of an ever-changing world.

As we embark on this exciting journey together, I urge all members of the Chaparral school community to embrace a growth mindset. Challenges will arise, but with perseverance and a shared commitment, there is no obstacle too great for us to overcome. Together, we will celebrate our successes, learn from our setbacks, and continually evolve to create an environment that is both nurturing and transformative. We are CMS Strong! 

I look forward to getting to know each one of you. My office door is always open, and I welcome your ideas, feedback, and support as we work together to elevate our school to new heights.  Let us build a legacy of excellence and compassion that will positively impact the lives of our students and community for generations to come.

With warm regards,

Miguel RJ Baca
Chaparral Middle School

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