About Desert Shadows

The great challenge for any school is to find a way to meet the needs of students who walk through the doors each day with a very wide spectrum of skills. The challenge is even greater at the middle level, a time when students experience incredible emotional, intellectual, social and physical growth in a very limited amount of time. At Desert Shadows Middle School, we are committed to meeting that challenge to create a safe and enjoyable learning environment for all students.

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Tour and Enroll Now!

Our Virtual Tour page will remain online through the fall, however we are excited to announce that In-Person Tours are on the calendar now for 2021-2022.    

Click here for both Virtual and In-Person Tour information for 2021-22

Homework Club Begins September 13, 2021

Deadline to register is Friday, September 10, 2021

Anyone interested in signing up for study/homework assistance after school from 2:50 to 3:55 can click the link for a full description and sign up form.  The cost is $100 per semester.  Sign up forms and payment can be turned into the office by Friday, September 10, 2021. This will be held in the media center where students will be supervised by a certified staff member. 

Click Here for Homework Club Information and Registration Form

SEL Support for DSMS Students

Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) support is available to all students in need of help.

Please use the request form below.

Request Form for Social-Emotional Learning (SEL) Support

Desert Shadows Middle School Spotlight

DSMS Summer Recess

The DSMS office will close after May 26, 2021 and reopen on Monday, July 19, 2021.  Office hours are from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.  We've all worked hard over this past year.  We wish all of our families, teachers and staff an awesome summer!

DSMS Bell Schedule

2:40 p.m. Dismissal Schedule
Period Times
Period 1 8:00 - 8:51 a.m.
Period 2 8:55 - 9:43 a.m.
Period 3 9:47 - 10:35 a.m.
Period 4 10:39 - 11:33 a.m.
Period 5 (Grade 8)  11:37 a.m. - 12:25 p.m. 
Period 5 (Grade 7 Lunch) 11:33 a.m - 12:03 p.m.
Period 6 (Grade 8 Lunch)  12:25 - 12:55 p.m.
Period 6 (Grade 7) 12:07 - 12:55 p.m.
Period 7 12:59 - 1:47 p.m.
Period 8 1:51 - 2:40 p.m. 
Early Release Bell Schedule
Period Times
Period 1 8:00 - 8:31 a.m.
Period 2 8:35 - 9:06 a.m.
Period 3 9:10 - 9:41 a.m.
Period 4 9:45- 10:16 a.m.
Period 5 / 6  10:20 - 10:51 a.m.
Period 7 10:55 - 11:26 a.m.
Period 8  11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 


Mask Regulation for Indoors Only Remains in Effect

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Other Upcoming Events

The PVSchools Assessment Department will guide parents and…
The meeting will commence in the PVHS Auditorium.

Oct 05, 2021

Early Release Day

All schools dismissed early for teacher professional…
Join us at this PVSchools Governing Board meeting, led by…