Welcome to Desert Mountain School!
Welcome to our Desert Mountain website. Desert Mountain School is the proud home to Preschool through Eighth Grade. Our Sonoran Desert Studies Academy is thriving at Desert Mountain. Each grade level will complete a unit of studies related to the Sonoran Desert. These units are project - based and integrate the different content areas. We have a Habitat, Cactus Garden, Nature Walk, Outdoor Classroom, Outdoor Reading Area, and Reptile Habitat. Third grade has made a rock garden. . The fourth grade operates our weather station.
This year, we are excited to offer SAGE classes for Gifted and Talented and Advanced Classes in all content areas for 7th and 8th grades. We have an excellent Band and 3 Chorus groups.
At Desert Mountain we are proud of our HAWK program. This is our school wide positive behavior program. HAWK stands for Honorable, Accountable, Willing Attitude and Kind. Children get HAWK cards for demonstrating they are meeting a school expectation in any one of these areas. For every 5 HAWK cards, they get a HAWK. They go in to drawings for incentives. As part of our program, we focus on the anti-bullying component. Your students may talk about Stop, Walk, and Talk.
Our accomplishments this year included
· Spiritline – 5th at Nationals
· 2 teachers named Deer Valley Teachers of the Year (Mrs. Deb Carey and Ms. Heather Henry)
Please fill free to contact me by email at Lynda.Johnson@dvusd.org during the summer.
The team needs to raise money to get to the competition.
Our school-based health center is the solution for your family!
In 2010, Arizona adopted Arizona's College and Career Ready Standards to ensure a more seamless education for all students. These standards are research and evidence based, aligned with college and career expectations, rigorous and internationally benchmarked.
Deer Valley University, a series of free informative workshops dedicated to all things Deer Valley. DVU will provide parents, community, and staff in the Deer Valley Unified School District a basic understanding of how the district is managed and decisions are made.
Calling all volunteers! Planning for the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Congratulations to Mrs. Sienna Shively who was selected to lead Desert Mountain School as principal beginning 2014-15.