District Daily Announcements

Daily Announcements

Congratulations go out to Mr. and Mrs. Gabriel Nells!  Mr. Nells is David Skeet Elementary School's Physical Education Teacher.  Mrs. Nells works at Chee Dodge Elementary as a first grade teacher.  The Nells family just got a little larger when they had a new baby girl on Sunday, October 19, 2014.

Welcome to the world, Bethany Marana Nells!!!


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Vision:  The loyal LOBO pack devours knowledge, runs down challenges, and howls with pride.

Mission:  The LOBO community will enthusiastically strive for excellence by working together to nurture global citizens.

Motto:  The loyal LOBO pack devours knowledge and howls with pride. So, let’s hear you howl to show your LOBO side!

The Learning Institute (TLI) TEST SITE (Click on the Picture Link Below)

David Skeet Elementary School 2014-2015 Master Schedules for the School Day


The doors open at 8:15 am (Monday-Thursday)


The doors open at 8:45 am (Friday)

DSE Chain-of-Command in the following order:

  1. Mr. Bell-Principal
  2. Ms. Lewis-Head Teacher
  3. Mr. Wark-Instructional Coach, Level III Teacher
  4. Ms. Dooley-Level III Teacher
  5. Ms. Glasses-Level III Counselor

From the Principal!

Greetings!  My name is Wade E. Bell and I'm the new principal of David Skeet Elementary School in Vanderwagen, NM.  David Skeet is on the verge of some major changes.  It was chosen as one of six schools in Gallup-McKinley County Schools to be part of the University of Virginia-Darden Schools of Business' turnaround project.  To be chosen, the school had to show a severe need which was the "F" designation from the New Mexico Public Education Department (NM PED).  This "F" designation is not set in stone and can be improved.  The district, the state, and the University of Virginia will be pouring resources and training into David Skeet to help students succeed.  This turnaround process will be hard and require a lot of work on the part of the staff and students.  However, the reward will be students who are well educated and ready to take on life as well rounded learners.  For further information text me at wbell@gmcs.k12.nm.us.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 30
Trick-or-Trunk and Fall Festival
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Trick-or-Trunk at 4:30 pm in David Skeet parking lot

Fall Festival at 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm in David Skeet gymnasium
Friday, October 31

"Happy Halloween"

School parties start no earlier than 2:30 pm.

Students may wear costumes to school but not masks until 2:30 pm.
Tuesday, November 11
Veterans' Day
No School for Staff or Students

Friday, November 14
Progress Reports go Home
Monday, November 24
Thanksgiving Break
No School for Staff or Students

"Happy Thanksgiving"


Today, 10/25/2014
High: 73 Low: 43
Mostly sunny
0% chance of precipitation.
Tomorrow, 10/26/2014
High: 68 Low: 40
6% chance of precipitation.