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Laguna Department of Education


Reflecting the importance we place on the integration of the Laguna language and culture into our programs, our mission statement is expressed in our Keres language and though there is no literal translation, in English it is stated as:

"Helping People Prepare for Life's Journey"

Vision Statement

Academic excellence develops successful life-long learners by demonstrating that we:

  • Create exemplary environments that maximize staff and student satisfaction toward academic excellence
  • Are rooted in love and respect
  • Embrace our history, traditions, and culture by respecting our Laguna perspective to maximize holistic learning and bi-cultural prosperity/success
  • Recognize learning opportunities from infancy through adulthood
  • Encourage and demonstrate community support for self-sufficiency
  • Are the school of choice for Laguna students & parents
  • Are a nationally recognized educational system

Students in Mr. Gavlak's science classes at Laguna Middle School design and build programmable robots using high quality motors, sensors, gears, wheels, axles, and other technical components. By using hands-on robotics, students are gaining a better understanding of how technology works in real world applications.

The curriculum enables students to understand and interpret two-dimensional drawings to create three-dimensional models; build, test troubleshoot and revise designs to improve robot performance; Gain practical, hands-on experience using mathematical concepts such as estimating and measuring distance, time and speed.

Laguna Elementary School & Laguna Middle School participated in a NMSU STEM Outreach Program: Unmanned Aerial Systems Roadshow


What's Happening

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Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) in Albuquerque was a conference for LMS girls 5th-9th grade. The event included hands-on activities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). At the conference, LMS girls got a chance to meet STEM role models and learn more about careers in those fields. The ultimate goal is to motivate girls to become innovative and creative thinkers ready to meet 21st Century challenges.

Workshop sessions LMS girls picked to attend:

Building Satellites Air Force style...using Lego®
Rocket Races
Discovering DNA
The Importance of Water in Everyday Life
Geological Rocks of New Mexico
Coding a Microprocessor Workshop
Weather or Not?  Forecasting Hazardous Meteorological Events
Candy Creature Lab-(Mendelian genetics)
Glitz and Glamour Cosmetic Chemistry

The conference will took place Saturday, January 28, 2017 at Dane Smith Hall on University of New Mexico Campus.



SpellingBee Winners

These students represented Laguna Elementary at the county spelling bee in Grants on January 25, 2017 at the Performing Arts Center at the Grants High School.



Cross Country

The Laguna Elementary School Cross Country team had an outstanding season.  We would like to thank all the coaches and the athletes for participating in this Cross Country Season. We would like to give special thanks to Village of Laguna, Laguna Police Dept, EMTS, LES Staff and to all our Parents for all their help to make our first Cross Country meet at Laguna on October 1 a success.  We would also like to thank the Laguna Fire Department for their generous donation to the Cross Country Team.

Laguna Elementary Staff and students participate in the Laguna Feast Parade


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Upcoming Events

   No SCHOOL - President's Day
   Feb 20 2017 at 02:04 PM
   CANCELLED - LES After School Program
   Feb 21 2017 at 03:15 PM
   LES - No School for Students - Parent/Teacher Conferences
   Feb 24 2017 at 02:05 PM
   LES After School Program
   Feb 28 2017 at 03:15 PM