Turpen families,

We are so glad to see our students back at Turpen and to meet all of out new students. The Secretary of Education for the state, came to Turpen on July 27 to talk about our growth in test scores and congratulate our students and staff. Thank you families and students for the hard work last year. We will continue to work hard so that our students are proficient in math and reading.

Cynthia N. Mowrer

Principal, Turpen Elementary

Howler News


  • Navajo Clothing Forms

    August 23 will be the last day for Navajo Clothing forms to be returned to school.

    Turpen Elementary School
  • Early Release

    Please remember that we have early release on Fridays. School will dismiss at 12:30 on Fridays.

    Turpen Elementary School
  • Open House

    We will have an Open House on Thursday, August 17 from 5:30-7:30. We will talk about out PARCC growth, school grade (which is not out yet). We will also be celebrating our school growth with pizza, cookies and punch. Please come and meet out teachers, learn about classroom expectations and have a piece of pizza. 

    Turpen Elementary School
  • Handicapped Parking

    Families , we realize that parking at Turpen is an issue, but please do not park in the handicapped spots if you do not have a handicapped sticker. We do have parents that need these spots, so please use these spots only with an appropriate sticker.

    Turpen Elementary School
  • Contact Information

    Please keep us up-to-date with phone numbers and contact information. This information is crucial in case of an emergency.

    Turpen Elementary School


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 —Ronald Donkersloot, Director of Personnel, 505-721-1061