• Welcome to Middle School!

         The middle school years, 7th and 8th grades, are an exciting and challenging period in a student’s educational career.  These are the transitional years between elementary and high school, in which students experience tremendous growth both physically and mentally.  Students begin to move from concrete thinking to more abstract thinking.  They learn that there’s more to answering questions than just one answer.  In fact, there could be multiple answers depending on their point of view and their research.  Students learn to support their answers using facts they gather from their research.  Students learn to see issues from various sides and to come to their own conclusions based on factual evidence.

         Middle school students take on more responsibility for their learning.   Keeping note books for each class, studying daily, keeping track of daily and long term assignments are all part of middle school expectations.  While this may seem daunting at first, students are ready for these new challenges.  Students in this age group are eager for the chance to show what they can do.  They are eager to explore new learning opportunities and to excel.  As teachers of this age, we are excited to be a part of their educational experience, and to be here to lend guidance as students navigate through middle school.


Last Name First Name Phone Number Email
Eastburn Kate 623.445.8283 Kate.Eastburn@dvusd.org
Hartford Christine 623.445.8268 Christine.Hartford@dvusd.org
Lane Chelsea 623-445-8278 chelsea.lane@dvusd.org
Prock Stacy 623-445-8271 stacy.prock@dvusd.org