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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See Our Year-End Video for 8th Grade Students 2020

PV Assist Website -  Digital Support for Parents and Students

PV Assist, an Information Technoloy support site, will help students and their families navigate logins/passwords, issues with Chromebooks, Google Classroom, and much more.

Visit PV Assist

Welcome Back DSMS Students and Families!

This month we kicked off our school year with a Virtual Curriculum Night Open House and the first day of PV Connect classes on August 5, 2020.  We're off to a great start and are excited to have you back first online and later in person when it is safe to do so.  

See these helpful videos starring Mr. H and Mrs. O'Boyle!

Welcome Video

Tips for Student Success

PVConnect 2020-21 Daily Schedule

Period Times
Period 1 8:00-8:40 a.m
Period 2 8:50-9:30 a.m.
Period 3 9:40-10:20 a.m
Period 4 10:30-11:10 a.m.
Lunch 11:10-11:50 a.m.
Period 5/6  11:50 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 
Period 7 12:40-1:20 p.m.
Period 8 1:30-2:10 p.m.

Desert Shadows Middle School Spotlight

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.

Parent Request Form for Social-Emotional Learning Support


Mental Health Awareness and Suicide Prevention

Going back to school this year looks a lot different. It’s a...

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FROST Tutoring Now Available to PVSchools Students

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Update Your Child's 2020-21 Emergency Card Online

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Other Upcoming Events

Please view the English and Spanish flyers for the two…
Monday, Sept. 28 through Wednesday, Sept.
Join us at this PVSchools Governing Board Meeting, led by…
Last day of the first quarter grading period.