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Garfield STEM supports the arts! Six of Ms. Ballantine's and Ms. Fahrenkrog's Students Auditioned and Accepted for Youth Band and Youth Orchestra

Mr. Forster and the Garfield STEM Robotics Team Compete at State Robotics Competition


Ms. Lawson's Team Competes at Future City Competition. Wins the Award for "Most Creative Use of Recycled Materials"

Mr. Forster and Garfield STEM Students Hosts VEX High School Robotics Competition


Garfield STEM has a lottery system for all interested new transfer students for the 2018-2019 school year. Please email Interim Principal Gutierrez at gutierrez_d@aps.edu or Interim Assistant Principal Tammy Crespin at crespin_t@aps.edu to set up a school visit and tour.  Click here to learn more about the Garfield STEM Lottery Process.


Brain Hackers MIT App Inventor Competition

On May 4-6, Garfield STEM School will be hosting the annual Brain Hackers MIT App Inventor Competition in our Gym. Teams of 2-4 students from all around the state will be creating Android apps for mobile devices using the MIT App Inventor platform. This free event will include games, concessions, and support from local businesses. Garfield students will be provided laptops and tablets to do work on their apps. Prizes and trophies will be given to the teams placing in the following categories-most effective, most innovative, most entertaining, and best overall app. More information on Brain Hackers can be found here.



This competition is open to all Garfield students but preference will be given to 7th and 8th grade students as they have completed the App Inventor curriculum in 7th grade. The full curriculum was developed in tandem with the University of San Francisco and is part of the Computer Science in San Francisco program. It can be viewed here:



Interested teams of 2-4 should contact Mr. Speck immediately to claim their spot as laptops and tablets are limited. This is a non-negotiable. Teams of 5 or more will not be allowed. Individuals will only be considered if there are available laptops and tablets.


If you have any questions please contact me in my room or email me speck_c@aps.edu. Adult volunteers are needed. If you can volunteer part or all of the event please contact me as soon as possible. Please reply to speck_c@aps.edu with a preferred time on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. Thank you!!!

Enrichment Program

Mr. Speck Wins 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching

Congratulations to Science teacher Chris Speck who was one of seven winners of the 2018 Golden Apple Award for Excellence in Teaching. This is an award to recognize teaching excellence and promote professional growth. Mr. Speck was nominated by a member of the community and went through a rigorous application process which included essay responses, lesson plan submission, and a site visit which included a 90-minute classroom observation. Members of Mr. Speck's classes were interviewed as well, including students, teachers, colleagues, and administrator. 


Mr. Speck will receive a cash prize, assorted other gifts, and $4000 towards his professional growth plan. He is also a new member of the prestigious Academy of Fellows! 



Garfield Twitter

Our New Twitter Feed is @garfield_stem.


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. 


Dresscode Reminders

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. 
  • 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.


Today: 3/18/18

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