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A Message from Our Principal

Hello Parents and Students,

Welcome to Artesia Intermediate School and the 2021-2022 school year! As I begin my first year as principal, I am energized and deeply committed to making a positive difference in the lives of your children. We will accomplish this by setting high expectations for all children and providing supportive systems to assure children can meet them. By addressing school culture, setting high standards for teacher performance, increasing academic expectations for all students, and engaging the community, it is our goal at Artesia Intermediate that all students will be prepared for the next stages of their lives.

In order to raise student achievement, parental support and involvement is crucial. Research shows that parental involvement has a strong influence on your child’s success. AIS encourages you as a parent to keep open lines of communication with your child by maintaining family time, sharing common activities, and enforcing consistent rules that help your child learn the relationships of independence and responsibility that they will have as a sixth and seventh grade student. Show them that education is important by encouraging homework, reading, and engaging in their classes. If these components of parental involvement occur, your child will be that much closer to accomplishing his/her educational goals.

As students, I encourage you to get involved in extracurricular activities. AIS has outstanding athletic teams, activities, and clubs. Your experience at Artesia Intermediate School will be that much better if you become a part of our Bulldog family through these activities. We will work, perform, and learn like champions!

Artesia Intermediate School is committed to working with you and your child by providing him/her the best education possible. We are willing to do whatever it takes to help your child be successful. Artesia Zia Intermediate School is the “beginning of the Bulldog tradition”.  

Please feel free to contact me by email. You can also reach me by phone at (575) 746-2766.  Please do not hesitate to contact me or any AIS staff if you have additional questions. I am looking forward to working with you and your students as we work toward an academically successful year. It’s great to be a Bulldog! 

Sincerely,

Darian Jaramillo

Mrs. Darian Jaramillo
Principal