Have you ever wondered how your district works? Deer Valley University can answer that question and many more. DVU is a series of free workshops for parents, community members, and staff in the Deer Valley Unified School District that will provide participants with a basic understanding of how the school district is managed and decisions are made. Learn how the Governing Board works … decipher and decode a school budget … crack the code on education acronyms … sample goodies from our food services … You will learn about your district from boundaries to budget and more!This class will meet in the Governing Board Room at the District Office from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. for five consecutive Thursdays: April 9, April 16, April 23, April 30 and May 7, 2015. You may register by calling Carrie Finch at (623) 445-5003 or email@example.com.
For those of you beginning your journey with DVUSD, Free full day Kindergarten registration opens November 17. Stay tuned to DVUSD for more details. If you have any questions regarding open enrollment or full day Kindergarten, please contact our school registrar.
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.