ALL doors will be locked DURING school hours.

Visitors will now have to ring door bell to have a staff member open the door.

Thank you for your attention on this new safety procedure.

If you have any questions, please call the office at 505.721.3400.


  • School Hours:

    • Doors open @ 7:15 am

    • TARDY BELL @ 7:35 am

    • Monday - Thursday   7:30 - 2:30

    • Friday (Early Release)  7:30 - 1:30

  • PARCC Testing Schedule (NO CHECK-OUTS during testing)

    • ELA Session: April 17, 18, 19

    • MATH Session: April 24, 25, 26, 27

    • 3rd Grade @ 8 am

    • 4th Grade @ 10 am

    • 5th Grade @ 12 pm

2017-2018 Schedules

Mission, Vision, Goals.....




Safe, Active, Creative, Confident, Career-Ready: LYNX                 


1.  All staff members will work to help students to become proficient readers and mathematicians.  All staff will support the students by completing their duties while modeling the GMCS core values.

2.  All students will work toward reaching proficiency in reading and math at their grade levels during the 2013-2014 school year.  Proficiency will be measured by DIBELS, Short Cycle Assessments, Curriculum-Based Measures, and the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment.

3.  Each teacher will make personal contact with their students' parents a minimum of once per quarter.  Staff will record parental contacts and submit the form to the Parental Involvement Goal Team monthly.

2017-2018 School Calendar

Message from the Principal - Steve Henderson

Hello, my name is Steve Henderson and I am happy to announce that I have been chosen as your new principal at Lincoln Elementary School. I truly believe that we can all pull together and improve our school climate and the learning process for our students. It will be uplifting for all of us to watch and assist our kids as they continue their educational journey at our school.

Working with kids and helping them grow and develop excites me and is ingrained in my soul. I am eager to begin a new chapter in my professional career and pledge to do what’s best for kids.

My administrative experiences are extensive- superintendent; K-12, elementary, middle school, alternative school and high school principal; athletic/activities, Title I, Title IX, 504, curriculum, and transportation director. I have taught, coached and mentored several staff members and students in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, and North Dakota. Additionally, I can rely on several years of experience in the business world to make sound fiscal decisions.

I strive to be an innovative school leader. I have a track record of promoting student success. As an administrator, we have often established character education programs, implemented MAP and DIBELS testing, Silent Sustained Reading, a student tutoring program, block scheduling, a School Wellness Program; secured grants and energy rebates; upgraded technology, safety standards/practices, and improved school facilities; revised handbooks, policies, job descriptions, classified and certified contracts. I have attended the Wood to Energy Workshop and have made many energy/building improvements for several districts.

My place of birth is Missoula, Montana and I am a graduate of the University of Montana- Western with a B.S. Degree in Elementary Education and Social Science. Also, I earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana. As a school leader, I have served as an executive board member of Great Divide Educational Services (representing students’ special education needs), written several grants, became a member of the UM-Western Educational Task Force, cooperated with UM-Western and the National Guard Youth Challenge on several projects, belonged to the Montana Educational Consortium and also served on the Fort Peck Community College Board of Directors.

I believe that all children can learn and that developing a quality Reading and Math program is essential to ensure student success. To further expand on my school experience, I have taught Head Start through high school, coached every major sport, and been a parent to four daughters who completed their education in public schools. I’ve worked in four predominately Native American schools; in several low income school districts in four different states; led two districts to make AYP for the first time and have experience helping at-risk students.

I pledge to dedicate myself and utilize my passion for educating others to benefit our children. Please stop by my office at 502 Old Zuni Road or call me directly at 505-721-3400. I eagerly hope to hear from you soon. Let’s all work together to help our children learn and grow! I am honored that you have selected me to lead the way!

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Gallup-McKinley County Schools (GMCS) recognizes the diversity and worth of all individuals regardless of national origin, race, religion, sex or sexual orientation in any educational programs, activities or employment. GMCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability or age in its programs and activities. GMCS provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: 504 District Contact—Tim Bond,  505-721-1018; Title IX —Sandra Lee, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1063