Support Explorer Middle School

Parents and members of our community are invited to support our school through any of the programs and opportunities listed below. Our school is a better place because of the donation of your time and talents.


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

Visit our PTO's website to find out how to join and other important information.


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.

Additional Information

EMS PTO Website

We warmly welcome you to join our big PTO family! Find out how to join and other important information.

United Parent Council Website

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

Download the Volunteer Handbook (en Espanol)

Find out how you can be a volunteer at PVSchools and provide a valuable service in enriching our students' lives.