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Take a tour of Desert Sky to see what we are all about!
Would you like to take a tour of our campus? Contact Jolee Benner to set up a tour. 602-467-6508
Variety of Extracurricular Programs for Students
Desert Sky has many opportunities for students to participate in activities including: Year-long Athletics, Student Council, NJHS, and Various Clubs.
Exploratory Classes Offered to Enhance Students' Education
Desert Sky has classes for all students' interests including Exploratory classes, Career Action Lab (Stem/Health Sciences), Computer Science, Computer Applications, Family Consumer Science, Spanish, Art, Band/Chorus, and the districts only Woodshop/Building Skills class.
Athletics Activity Fee
Pay the athletic fee for volleyball and cross country.
Hello Thunderbolt Community,
My name is Michelle Martin, and I am proud to serve as the new Principal of Desert Sky Middle School! Middle school is where my career began, when I served as a 7th Grade Science Teacher for 13 years at Explorer Middle School in the PV School District. I am so excited to be back in a true middle school. I am excited for the new school year and all that it has in store for our students, staff and parents.
I graduated from ASU…three times! I have a Bachelor’s degree in Education, a Master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction and another Master’s in Administration. I have been happily married to my husband, Todd, for 22 years. He is always supportive of me and the school I work at. So, if you see a handsome red head around campus, it is probably him! We have two rescue cats who we absolutely adore as if they were our own children. Fans of fur babies…you know what I am talking about.
My administrative career began as a Dean of Students for one year at North Canyon High School, and two years at Pinnacle High School, both in PVUSD. For the past nine years I have served as an Assistant Principal at Mountain Ridge High School.
What is clearly evident about Desert Sky is how much the staff loves being here, and how much they love working with our students. We have staff who have been with us for years because they love Desert Sky so much. We also have several staff members who attended Desert Sky as students! We all share the same value to address the needs of the whole student: academically, behaviorally, socially and emotionally. I know it takes a village, and I am committed to partnering with the Thunderbolt families and students along with the community.
I look forward to meeting and seeing you at our parent and family events. I look forward to partnering with you as we get ready for an exciting year ahead!
Food and Nutrition
- Meal Assistance Program (Free/Reduced Lunch)
- DVUSD Food and Nutrition Webpage
STUDENT - MIDDLE
ADULT - K6, K8, Middle campuses
Counselor Connection Newsletter
Our counseling team is the best. Take a look at their newsletter.
DSMS Summer Camps
Camp is open to returning 8th graders and new 7th graders.
Free Live Online Tutoring
Available to all students, Free Live Online Tutoring!
The Desert Sky Bolt Closet
The Desert Sky Bolt Closet helps kids in need.
Desert Sky Middle School5130 W. Grovers Ave.Glendale, Az 85308
Assistant PrincipalTyler Bachler
602-467-6510Cafeteria602-467-6514School Hours8:15am-3:00pmEarly Release PLC Hours8:15am-1:30pmOffice Hours7:00am-4:00pm
Challenge Charter Presentation
Desert Sky on Facebook
June 13, 2023
7:00 PM Governing Board Meeting
June 27, 2023
7:00 PM Governing Board Meeting