Welcome to Desert Sage Elementary School!
Nurse of The Year Nomination
The Deer Valley Education Foundation is looking for nominations for our 2015-2016 School Nurse of the Year sponsored by HonorHealth. Please nominate those special school nurses who have positive interactions with students, educate students and parents, have knowledge of community resources, knowledge of children’s health issues and who provide a positive image of the nursing profession.
We want to celebrate and spotlight those exceptionally skilled and dedicated nurses who have gained the respect and admiration of students, parents, and co-workers. The candidate must have completed 3 years as a school nurse in the Deer Valley Unified School District. Click here for the form. The form will also be posted on the DVEF web site at www.dvef.org
Nominations must be in the Deer Valley Education Foundation office at District Office BEFORE Friday, April 22nd. Nominees should NOT know that they have been nominated or who nominated them!
Az Merit testing will begin on April 7.
Once again, we kindly ask that all doctor, dentist, and other appointments
be rescheduled or avoided during the school day. We also ask that
all students arrive on time, as testing will begin promptly after school starts.
Students arriving late will not be allowed in the classroom and will have to
make up the portion of the test that they have missed. We will not be
pulling students out of their testing environments for early pick-ups once
testing sessions have begun. We truly appreciate your support and cooperation.
Click here for AzMERIT testing schedule.
Judges said: "Very rigorous curriculum and very high expectations."
Dual-language programs in the Valley
Desert Sage Elementary, Mandarin, Deer Valley Unified School District
We are now accepting enrollment for Kindergarten, and first-grade students for the Mandarin Immersion Program. Would your child benefit from the program? Click for More Information.
Mandarin Project Goals:
Benefits of Early Language Acquisition (Immersion)
Research over the last few decades on early language acquisition has demonstrated that starting a dual language at an early age allows students to become more proficient in that dual language while still maintaining fluency in their primary language. More surprising is the recent research that shows the positive effects of dual language learning on the development of the brain. Some of the findings in the research include:
Why Mandarin Chinese?
The survey will remain open to collect responses until Friday, May 13.