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Garfield STEM Science Teacher Chaushie Forster attends Space Camp.

Garfield STEM Science Teacher Chaushie Forster fulfilled a lifelong dream by attending NASA Space Camp this summer. This camp coupled the traditional program with teacher professional development. 



National Lights On Day 10/25/17

On October 25th from 4:00-6:00 come to school and see what happens in our before and after school programs.  This is a national event that showcases what happens at schools beyond the school day.  Your students have 30 hours of expanded learning opportunities at Garfield each week. Come on out and take a look. There will be food and fun for the whole family.  See you there. Email Pamela Campos for more details. 



Reminder about Dress Code: 

Students are required to wear the following:

  • Shirt with a collar and a sleeve (polo, button-up or the like) and solid color pants, shorts or skirts. 
  • Shirts with buttons must be buttoned up. 
  • Spirit shirts are also acceptable (GMS shirts, UNM, NMSU or any other college or university).
  • Shorts and skirts must be no more than 2 inches above the knee.
  • If the student is wearing a hoodie or jacket over their shirt they will be required to have the required dress code shirt under.
  • Hoodies or Jacket worn during the school day cannot have graphics.

Unacceptable clothing and accessories include, but are not limited to:

  • Ripped or torn pants, leggings, tights and pajama bottoms.
  • No athletic shorts unless in a PE class. 
  • No camouflage unless student is enrolled in Leadership. 
  • No flip flops, sandals, or similar footwear. 
  • No dresses. 
  • The apparel and merchandise of professional sports team (NFL, NBA, MLB, Soccer, etc.) is not permitted at Garfield Middle School. The only exception to this rule is the apparel of New Mexico colleges and Albuquerque high schools is permitted. This includes hats.



New drop-off and pick-up begins on Monday, September 25th. The north parking lot will be locked and will only be accessible for buses starting on Monday. Please use Matthew, which is just south of Garfield off of 4th Street. There is a dedicated lane for you to pick up and drop your child off safely. 


If you pick your child up on 6th Street or Fairfield outside the school, please use the Matthew lane, as well. 




Extended Learning activities begin on Monday, 9/11/17. After school activities run until 4:30 each day with the exception of some sports practices which run slightly longer. Students will sign in at the Cafeteria by 3:15. Snacks will be provided on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. 


Students must be picked up on time at the end of the session at 4:30. 



Activity Schedule
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Leadership   P34 Leadership  P34 Leadership   P34 Leadership  P34  
Volleyball   Gym Volleyball   Gym Volleyball   Gym Volleyball   Gym Volleyball   Gym
Flag Football  Park Flag Football   Park Flag Football   Park Flag Football   Park Flag Football   Park
SNACK Cafeteria Youth Mural Project SNACK Cafeteria Youth Mural Project SNACK  Cafeteria
Art After School   G32   Student Council   B8   Get Your Game On  Library
Kiwanis Builders Club Library   Robotics   LAB    
    STEM Cafe   Library    
Before School Opportunities
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Computer Corner   E29   Computer Corner E9   Computer Corner  E29

7:15 a.m.

until 8:00 a.m.


7:15 a.m.

until 8:00 a.m.



7:15 a.m.

until 8:00 a.m.


Extended Learning Opportunities through the ABC Community School Partnership begin September 11th. Information details will be found here this week. 


We are excited to be able to offer a variety of programming at Garfield after school.  Our extended learning opportunities include Art, Leadership, Sports, Civic Engagement, and Social settings.  It is important that we share some information that will help you and your student determine the right after school options to fit your family's needs.


  • All programs are voluntary for students.  Many programs are paid for with GRANT money which require students to sign in so we can track participation.  Students will check in and Activity Leaders will note participation at the beginning of the activity.
  • Please note that no one will call home if a student does not come to a program.  There is no mandatory attendance in the out of school time activities.  Attendance is encouraged for all participants in order to get the most out of each program.
  • Clubs do NOT have substitute leaders.  If a leader is absent, the club will be cancelled for the day.  An announcement will be made and students can attend an alternate club if one is available or can use the office phone to call home and make arrangements for pick-up.
  • Offerings are driven by participation and If participation falls below expectations, programs may be cancelled.  We will give two weeks notice to those in the club or group when this is being considered.  A notice will be posted on the Athletics and After School Activities page to let families know what is happening.
  • Students can leave at any point in the after school program and should let the Activity Leader know they are leaving.  Once they leave the campus for any reason, they cannot return to the club that evening.
  • Students are treated as young adult professionals in keeping with our standards as a STEM school.  Our expectation is that they will act accordingly.  
  • Students have 15 minutes to leave the campus when they are done for the day.  If they are NOT in a club, they should be off campus no later than 3:20.  If they are in a program, they should exit the premises no later than 15 minutes after their program lets out.  Students can not "hang out" on campus.  Students who refuse to sign in to a program will be referred to the counselor and families will be called.  We strive to maintain a safe and fun environment for everyone
  • Participation in each program is recorded separately.  If you wish to find out if your student is attending regularly, you can speak to the Activity Leader of the club or request a report from Pamela Campos, the Community School Coordinator.  

If you have any questions, please contact Pamela Campos at 344-1647 ext 54531 or pamela.campos@aps.edu



ParentVue is available for parents to keep track of their students grades, assignments and attendance.  Please open a ParentVue account if you have not.  Click here to access ParentVue.  If you need help please email betzen@aps.edu.

Principal bids farewell

Dear Garfield STEM community,

It is with great difficulty that I tell you that my time at Garfield STEM School has come to a close. I have accepted the opportunity to serve as Principal of Nex+Gen Academy High School for the 2017/2018 school year. This move is the right one for both personal and professional reasons.

I am very proud of our work at Garfield STEM School.  Four years ago Garfield faced declining enrollment and an uncertain future. Together, we developed a plan and transformed the culture of our school to better meet the needs of 21st century students.  I look forward to hearing about the academic, personal, and professional successes of our students in the years to come. 

These last 7 years have been the most rewarding of my life. I will miss Garfield’s busy halls, friendly faces and beautiful trees. I would like to thank you for all of your support, ideas, and dedication. It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as your neighbor, colleague, and principal. The memories will be with me always.  Let’s hope that our paths cross again soon.

Goodbye and good luck.




David Lynch

Principal, Garfield STEM School


Click on JiJi to access ST Math

Art at Garfield through the Creative Roots Program!!!


Click on the link below to see a Power Point about the first year of the Youth Mural Project at Garfield!!!!!

The Garfield will launch a high altitude balloon on May 6th!!!

Image from our balloon at 95,000 feet. Click on picture to see video.  See more images on our STEM page. 


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Today: 10/17/17
3:15 PM Boy Basketball Try Outs
3:30 PM Tennis Practice

6th Grade Girls Robotics Team