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Message from Principal- June Celaya

  • Hello Tiger Families,

    We are coming to the end of our AZMERIT Testing.  The final testing will take place April 22-23 with makeup days to follow.

    Full testing schedule can be found HERE

    This test is very important for each student and for our school.  We cannot have disruptions during testing.  Students will be asked to turn their cell phones off and place them in their backpacks during testing.  Please do your best to allow your student to stay in school during testing.  Please schedule appointments on non-testing days.  We will not be able to interrupt classes that are testing to retrieve your student for check out.  

    We would also like our students to bring their earbuds to school to assist them taking the AZMERIT test.  If they do not have them a set will be provided for them.     


    Important Information for 8th Grade Parents/Guardians

    Our 8th grade Promotion Ceremony will be held on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 7:00pm on the Maricopa High School Football field. It is open seating for all family and friends.  Students will not be able to come to the ceremony with backpacks, balloons, flowers or any other items. Such items can be given to students after the ceremony.

    As always, we expect that all students practice appropriate behavior.  If a student was/is suspended after April 5, 2019 for any infraction in accordance with the MUSD Secondary Student Handbook Code of Conduct or adhering to the Code of Conduct, they will not be permitted to participate in the Unification Ceremony. Please review our dress code expectations with your student. Our female students may wear spaghetti straps or strapless dresses, however, no undergarments should be visible and NO HIGH HEELS will be permitted on the football field.  Dress length should be knee length or longer.  Any color is permissible.  For our male students, they should wear dress pants and collared shirts.  Please maintain our school and student integrity by adhering to our dress code expectations, as this is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate their success.

    Below is information regarding our end of the year celebrations and deadlines. All student fees for the cafeteria, library books and/or textbooks must be paid as well as the return of any sports uniforms.  If a student has an outstanding fee or uniform that is not returned, they will not be permitted to participate.

    May 5, 2019 - All text books and library book are due. Sports uniforms and any outstanding fees for cafeteria, pay to play, text books and/or library books must be turned in.  PLEASE CHECK PARENTVUE FOR A LIST OF YOUR STUDENT'S OUTSTANDING FEES

    May 10, 2019 - 8th grade Dance 5:30pm -7:30pm, tickets will be $5.00.

    May 17, 2019 - 8th grade trip to Six Flags Magic Mountain. The cost is $140.00, with a non-refundable fee of $60.00 for the bus.  There are still seats available but must be paid for as soon as possible. If the fee is not paid in full by April 18, 2019, students risk losing their seat on the bus. Students must be passing all classes and not receive any suspensions for Semester 2. Permission slips and info packets are in the front office.

    May 21, 2019 - Promotion Ceremony 7:00pm at MHS Football Field. Students need to be there by 6:30pm.



    Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.  I can be reached at 

    June Celaya


    Desert Wind Middle School


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