Desert Mountain's Summer Hours
Monday - Thursday; 7:00 - 3:30 (closed for lunch from 11:30-12:00)
Note: if you need to enroll your student, please call 480-484-7000 to schedule an appointment.
Closed on Fridays, as well as Memorial Day, May 29th, and July 3 -6th in observance of Independence Day.
Regular office schedule resumes on July 24th.
Dr. Hirsch will join DMHS as principal beginning with the 2017-18 school year.
Dr. Hirsch’s background includes eighteen years of being an elementary, high school and college teacher which provides her with relatable qualities with the teaching staff. Her administrative experience includes being a district leader in K-12 curriculum for two years, an elementary and middle school principal for eight years, and is a current principal/educator at Sedona Charter School.
In addition, Dr. Hirsch has taught AP U.S. History and language arts, and middle school English as well as served six years as a high school TOA. She comes equipped with a broad school and community perspective, and the ability to facilitate and lead people and programs.
Dr. Hirsch earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University, her master’s degree from Columbia Teachers College, and her doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Northern Arizona University.
We are excited to have her join the Wolfpack – please join us in welcoming her!
Pesticide Treatment and or Weed Treatment
When: May 23, 2017
Time: 6:00 AM
Where: all parking lots; fence lines; drive ways; bleachers, building perimeter
Type: QuickPro - Herbicide for Weeds; Speedzone for weeds
For more information please call: 480-294-1399
SUSD Parents & Staff,
As we approach the end of the school year, some of our campuses are preparing to become construction zones over the summer, and we want to provide you with an update on bond and override activity across the district.
First, we have created a central hub for communications on all bond and override projects at bond.susd.org.
Currently available on the site:
- Early design images for Hopi & Cheyenne
- Links to all bond-related Governing Board documents and presentations
- A form for the public to submit comments, which will be reviewed and considered by site committees and district leadership
- A projected timeline for Governing Board approvals of contractors for each construction site
- site-specific updates, as needed
Construction projects need to be phased over time, and here is what is in the works right now:
- At Hopi Elementary, a committee of parents, teachers, and community members is meeting weekly with architects and district leadership to provide input on the design of the new school. When those designs are finalized, there will be a community meeting to share the progress with the public.
- Design work is also underway at Cheyenne, and a representative group of parents and teachers there got a very early sneak peek at schematics for their new gym, classroom building and other improvements. They will soon have an opportunity to review updated designs as well. Those updated designs are also available for the public to view on our web page.
- This week, the Governing Board approved a general contractor for the Hopi rebuild and for all of the track and field projects at Saguaro, Chaparral, and Coronado High Schools.
- School-specific override projects on bond.susd.org
- Contractor selection for Hohokam and Cheyenne
We are committed to transparency during this process, and we are thrilled to be building these new educational facilities for our amazing Scottsdale students.
Have you updated your Fry's Card? You have to re-enroll every year to ensure that DMHS receives a % of your grocery bill.
We all know teenagers like to eat, but who knew their voracious appetites could help their school? It's quick and easy! Go to:
www.fryscommunityrewards.com Our enrollment code is: 80300.
AzMERIT Results are Now Available!
Student score reports for the 2016 AzMERIT ELA and Math assessments are now available as a digital download. To access your score report(s), please follow these instructions. Paper versions of the family score reports will be available from your school when school resumes in August; information on paper report distribution will be available from your school.
U.S. News & World Report today published the 2016 Best High Schools rankings, a detailed analysis of more than 21,500 U.S. public high schools. Nearly 30 percent of the schools – more about 6,200 of them – were awarded gold, silver, or bronze medals.
The Best High Schools rankings, available exclusively at usnews.com, feature data on a number of factors, including enrollment, student ethnicity, location, school type, and results of state assessments, Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate tests. New this year, U.S. News factored graduation rates into the Best High Schools methodology.
In addition to the national rankings, U.S. News has published rankings of the top schools in each state, as well as the Best STEM Schools, Best Charter Schools and Best Magnet Schools. The rankings are produced in conjunction with RTI International, a global research firm.
Detailed information can be found at this link.
Newsweek Ranks DMHS As America's Top High Schools 2015
The Newsweek High School Rankings—recognizing the achievements of the best public high schools in the United States for college readiness. America's Top 500 High Schools list is an ‘absolute’ list that ranks schools solely based on performance. The Newsweek High School Rankings assess schools based on a broad range of data to determine which institutions do the best job of preparing students for college. Desert Mountain also met the Equity measure by helping low-income students score at or above average on state assessments.