Principal's Message

  • Welcome to the BEST Middle School in the Universe!

    Welcome BACK to our 2023-2024 School Year.


    It seems as if the summer goes by so fast. Our hope is that you and your familia have had a good summer and are ready to start a great school year. We have added a few new staff members that will be an asset to our well-established CMS community.


    We know the beginning of each year can be a little stressful. I hope you find this newsletter provides you with the information you need for the first couple of weeks.


    Thank you for trusting us with your most prized possession. We are going to take good care of your child daily and provide them with the academic and social-emotional support they need. We will also ensure your child is safe at school every single day. Safety is our top priority.


    You will receive important information from Assistant Principals: Amber Limerick, Christina Miranda, and Julio Vela regarding other important information.


    Welcome New to CMS Faculty/Staff!

    We want to welcome the newest members to our CMS Familia! Our process for hiring the best is tough, so we are proud to introduce to you our newest Team Chapa members, all of whom exhibit the traits that we consider important and which exemplify what it takes to be a Chapa Cougar!

    • Kirsten Stone - 7th ELA

    • Cheryl Carielo - 6th ELA

    • Christina Palmer - Foundational Learning Structured

    • Cecilia Neeley - Librarian

    • Jennifer Gonzalez - PE/Coach

    • Karen Cramer - Orchestra

    • Will Anderson - 6th SC/Coach

    • Yvanna Reyes - Assistant Band Director

    • Angelica Arredondo - ESL instructional Aide

    • Catherine Martinez - FLS Aide

    • Pending - FLS Aide



    We hope you come to visit us throughout the year. Please make sure you take a look at all our family events in our Family Recipe for Success and attend as many events as you can!


    We are looking forward to another AMAZING year at the Best Middle School in the Universe!


    Lisa I. Walls, Principal

    Chapa Middle School






    We are Chapa Middle School! We are Cougar Pride!

Mr. Chapa and Mrs. Walls