PISD Year-End Events


May 6 Spring Music Program, 1st-5th grade 6:00 pm Auditorium
May 7 PARCC/SBA Field Trip -3rd-5th only 11:30 to 4:00 Santa Fe
May 11 Kindergarten Registration 6:00 pm PES
May 12 Senior Awards 6:00 pm Auditorium
May 14 High School Academic Awards Assembly 1:00 pm Auditorium
May 14 Mrs. Vigil-Flores Kinder Program 6:00 pm PES
May 16 Class of 2015 HS Graduation 10:00 am Lifeway Conf Ctr
May 19 5th Grade Transition to 6th grade 11:30 to 2:00 PMS
May 20 Athletic Banquet 6:00 pm Secondary Cafeteria/Auditorium
May 21 Pre K Celebration 1:30 pm PES
May 21 Talent Show 9:00 to 11:00 HS Auditorium
May 21 Middle School Academics Awards Assembly 1:00 pm Auditorium
May 21 National Junior Honor Society Induction 6:00 pm Secondary Cafeteria/Auditorium
May 26 Regular School Board Meeting 6:00 pm PISD Board Room
May 27 Elementary Field Day 9:00 am Track Field
May 28 Elementary Award Ceremony 1:00 pm PES
May 28 8th Grade Promotion Celebration 6:30 pm Auditorium


2015 Head Volleyball Coach Named for Pecos High School

The Pecos High School will welcome a new head volleyball coach for the 2015 season.  Ms. Valerie McComb will be taking the helm for the Lady Panthers.  Coach McComb comes to the program with multiple years of head coaching experience.  She has worked most recently with the Raton School District, and she has worked this school year as an English instructor at Pecos High School.  Coach McComb has also worked in Texas where she taught and coached.


We are excited for the 2015 Volleyball Season!  Welcome to Coach McComb and Good Luck with the upcoming off-season and season!


2015-16 New Secondary Principal Named

Good Morning,


The vacancy for the Pecos Middle/High School Principal has been filled.  An interview committee of parents, teachers, and administrators was assembled for the process.  Interviews were conducted on April 21st.


I am excited to introduce Ms. Claire Lazar as the new principal for the middle and high schools for the 2015-16 school year.  Ms. Lazar has many years of classroom, building level leadership, and district level experience.  She has a background in Language Arts, Social Studies, and Mathematics—all areas that she has taught.  She also has experience as a Technology Integration Specialist.  She currently works with Teachscape, Inc.  She was the NM Implementation Manager, working closely with the NM PED through its initial stages of implementation and integration.


According to her letter of application her passion is “improving teaching to improve outcomes for kids.  I believe that every teacher can be great, and greatness as defined by the outcomes their students achieve.”  She also continues by stating “The key to improved outcomes is effective professional development through collaborative, reflective, data-centered learning communities with shared ownership for students.  As a leader, I will facilitate the development of healthy learning communities, balancing firm pressure with support, and allocating learning opportunities and resources, so that teachers can experience professional learning that results in positive outcomes for students.”


Ms. Lazar will be moving to the Pecos area in time to begin her new job by July 1st.  She will make an attempt to be here in Pecos prior to the end of school to meet and greet the staff and students that she will be working with during the upcoming school year.


I am excited to introduce you to the newest member of our educational team.  Please welcome Ms. Lazar to Pecos.




Fred Trujillo

Superintendent Pecos ISD

PO Box 368

Pecos, NM  87552