For those of you who are new to this school, we warmly welcome you to join our big PTO family!  The EMS PTO was established to support the education of our students and support our teachers and staff at Explore Middle School.


    Volunteers are always welcome and valued. It's not just individuals who can volunteer -- groups and area businesses can play an important role in supporting our school communities. Download the Volunteer Handbook from this page. When you are ready to get started, contact the school of your choice directly.

    Volunteering opportunities include:

    Classroom instructional volunteer
    Classroom assistance volunteer
    Clerical assistance
    Health office assistant
    Library / Media Center volunteer

    If you wish to volunteer at the district-level rather than at a school contact the Human Resources Department at 602-449-2177.

    United Parent Council

    Get involved in the parent-teacher organization at your school. The district works closely with United Parent Council, a coalition of all PTOs district-wide that has regular dialog with governing board members and the superintendent.

    School Chaperones

    School chaperones perform an invaluable service, providing for the safety of students attending events and on field trips. Any individual such as a parent, step-parent, legal guardian, grandparent or relative is eligible to be a school chaperone after a background screening. Chaperones will be fingerprinted and must agree to a background check. For details see the Volunteer Handbook.