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Middle/High School Principal

Phone: 505-757-1622/505-757-4720

A Message From Your Principal

Hello Pecos Middle School Families!


The 22-23 SY was a year of perseverance and togetherness. As we moved forward, we faced many obstacles and we helped each other overcome those obstacles; we moved forward together. This unity was seen during our Winter Games as our 7th graders, our smallest grade level, worked together to take the victory for their second year in a row. The action of togetherness was evident in our 6th graders who worked together in the first week of school to navigate through as they helped their peers find classes in this unfamiliar environment. The evidence of community was visible in our 8th grade cohort during lunch as the students who I watched over for 2 years in a specific seat, began getting up and visiting new students and forming new bonds. This concept of togetherness was displayed by our faculty as we worked together to host our first year of quarterly project-based learning initiatives. Through acting together, we were able to beat the state average for Math in our MOY, we were able to win athletic competitions, we were able to host a memorable Starry Night Spring Ball, and we were able to help each other grow. I continue to feel honored to serve the Pecos Middle School community; a community that works together as one. We urge our families to work with us to ensure their student’s success through ensuring they understand the electronic and student behavior policies that are needed to promote safety and efficient learning during instructional time. Please monitor your students weekly progress reports and encourage them to attend tutoring. We encourage communication and look forward to addressing your concerns and needs. 


Looking ahead…


We welcome our 6th grade cohort and look forward to supporting them in their transition to PMS. To our 7th grade cohort, you all have done an excellent job setting the academic bar high for your upperclassmen. You challenge your upperclassmen in classroom discussion and are confident in your math abilities. My challenge for you this school year is to prepare yourself to be exemplary role models for our incoming 6th grade cohort. To our 8th grade cohort, you all exemplify what it means to be small yet mighty. You all know each other's strengths and you leverage those strengths to work collaboratively and ensure everyone succeeds. My challenge for you next year is to embrace your individual strengths and feel confident in completing tasks independently. As we begin this new school year, I want us to embrace our strengths and use them to help us grow. I look forward to doing my very best to provide you with a safe, quality learning experience to drive this growth.



Denisha Moodley

Pecos Middle/High School Principal


Karla Espinoza

School Counselor - PHS Site Testing Coordinator & Registrar

Dear Pecos High School Students and parents:


Pecos High School Juniors and Seniors who plan on taking Dual Credit courses at Luna Community College (LCC) in Las Vegas, NM or Santa Fe Community College (SFCC) in Santa Fe, NM, please make sure that you have applied online at the college’s website BEFORE the upcoming semester. Upon applying to the college, students should email Ms. Espinoza AS SOON AS POSSIBLE with their acceptance and schedule a time for further advisement.

 In order to be eligible for Dual Credit courses, you must be in good academic standing and take the Accuplacer exam for English and Math courses in order to be placed into those classes; students who have previously taken the Accuplacer and passed, do not need to retake the exam. Elective courses do not require Accuplacer scores but may be contingent on English and Math courses. Ms. Espinoza will schedule onsite testing through LCC and SFCC throughout the academic year. Student’s may schedule their own Accuplacer testing dates/times upon being admitted to the college of choice. Upon receiving Accuplacer scores; please inform Ms. Espinoza.

Please do not hesitate to contact Ms. Espinoza with any questions regarding Dual Credit!

Thank you,

Ms. Karla Espinoza




Middle School Counselor - Middle School Test Coordinator

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