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Desert Mountain School
35959 N. 7th Avenue
Desert Hills, AZ  85086
Dr. Lynda Johnson
Assistant Principal
Ms. Niki Hart
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Blackhawk News

PTO is sponsoring a Goodwill pick-up at the school on Saturday 4/19 from 8 AM to 12 PM.
field day
Field Day is coming!  Grades 1-4 will be on Monday 4/28 & Grades 5-8 will be Tuesday 4/29.
8th Grade promotion is Wednesday, May 5th at 7 PM in the gym.  Students will need to be dropped off by 6:30 PM.  Seating is first come, first serve.
2013 - 2014 New Kindergarten Blended Model

The Deer Valley Unified School District is excited to announce it will be offering incoming kindergarten students a new blended kindergarten experience beginning in the 2013-14 school year.  Click here for more information.
2014 - 2015 Full Day Kindergarten
Deer Valley Unified School District will be offering full day kindergarten for the upcoming 2014-2015 school year!
open enrollment Open Enrollment
It's open enrollment time!  Please click here for more information.
preschool Developmental Preschool Is Seeking Peers!

Children who are 4 years old are eligible for tuition-based enrollment in the Desert Mountain Developmental Preschool Classroom as a peer role model. We are seeking peers who display excellent language and behavior skills to attend our classes.

Peers are included in our preschool program to provide role models for the students who have special needs. Our hope is that each group of children will learn from the other.

The parents of preschool peers pay tuition. Tuition is $145 per month. It is due the first school day of each month.

Peers attend preschool four days per week, Monday through Thursdays. Morning session runs from 8:45-11:15 and the afternoon session runs 12:30-3:00. If you are interested in your child attending as a peer please contact the teachers by email.

Ellen.foreman@dvusd.org or Nancie.schauder@dvusd.org

sports Admission Fee
The Deer Valley Unified K-8 athletic conference will now be charging a $3 game admission fee for all regular and post season games. The $3 charge will be for adults only.  Students and District Employees are free.  Desert Mountain has chosen to use the money raised to fund the athletic program.


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. 



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