Welcome Back from Our Administration

Welcome to Zia 2015-2016 school year!  We are excited to have your student be a part of our Thunderbird experience.  Whether your child is a new incoming 6th grader or a returning 7th or 8th grader,  we hope they are as excited as we are for a new school year.  Please know we are here to support your son or daughter in being successful so they are prepared when it’s time to move onto high school.  If you have questions, we encourage you to contact the school to speak to your child’s teacher, counselor, or administration.   We know it’s going to be a great year!

Go Thunderbirds!

~Zia Administration

Current Announcements

Here are the most current happenings at Zia.  To see past announcements and school newsletters, please visit our announcements page

Spring Parent Conferences 2016
Zia will hold conferences on Thursday, February 25th from 4:30-7:30 and Friday, February 26th from 8:30-12:20.  Teachers will be sending home information soon to request meetings.  If you would like to have a parent conference with your child's teachers, please contact the front office to schedule an appointment.  


PARCC Parent Informational Meetings

Come hear what your child can expect regarding the PARCC test in April. 

A meeting will be held for each grade level to help provide information to parents and students as well as answer questions parents may have regarding the State Assessment.


6th grade meeting – Parent meeting March 7th at 6:00pm in Zia Library

7th grade meeting – Parent meeting March 8th at 6:00pm in Zia Library

8th grade meeting – Parent meeting March 9th at 6:00 in Zia Library


Each meeting will last about an hour.

Hope you can join us.

Mrs. Kingery  

Girls Can Workshop 2016
When: 8:00 am - 12 pm, Saturday, March 5, 2016
Where: Lynn Middle School, 950 Walnut St. Las Cruces, NM
Cost: $5.00 for students, No charge for parent workshop
Includes: Breakfast for all attendees and a program t-shirt for each girl! 

Parent permission is required to attend.  There will be 3 workshops.  Parents' sessions typically include tips on communicating w/their adolescent daughters, planning for expense of career training/college, plus careers available for girls interested in science, technology, engineering, and math.  

Transfer Window
Information from http://lcps.k12.nm.us/2015/11/09/high-school-transfer-period-now-open/ about school transfers:
There is no guarantee that transfers will be accepted.  There are many factors that must be considered, such as the school’s enrollment and available teachers.  Parents and students are encouraged to read the district’s transfer regulation.

Students in elementary and middle schools who want to transfer to another school next school year, beginning in August 2016, will submit request transfer forms to their school principals during the spring transfer window which opens February 1, 2016.

High school students wishing to transfer for the Fall 2016 semester should submit their request to the Office of Instruction during the transfer window, February 1-March 1, 2016.  Students who wish to participate in athletics should check with their school athletics directors with questions about eligibility.

—For more information, contact the Department of Instruction, 575-527-6690 or school principals.

Spring Athletics Schedules 2016 
Go to Athletics for more information on School Sports

2015-2016 School Hours

Zia Front Office
8:00 am-4:30 pm

8:15 am-3:45 pm

1st Bell 8:40 am
Tardy bell 8:43 am
Dismissal 3:45 pm