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


Tax Credit

Please visit our district's tax credit website for more information about tax credit. 

United Parent Council 
Paradise Valley United Parent Council is a district-wide parent group that has been active in Paradise Valley Unified School District for more than 30 years

School Council
For information about our DSMS School Council, please click here.