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Message from Principal- Carlos Alvarado

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    Important information for 8th grade parents & students:  8th grade Promotion Expectation/ Requirement Letter


    Hello Tiger Community!

    Thank you for visiting our school website. I am Carlos Alvarado and I am the new principal of Desert Wind Middle School. This will be my first year at Desert Wind and I look forward to serving this community. 

    The Desert Wind faculty and staff will provide all students a safe, welcoming, and differentiated education that allows each learner to access varied curriculum. We will also endeavor to inspire, educate, empower, and challenge each student toward high levels of academic achievement along with having them assume their place within a school culture of respect and kindness.  

    We have a very strong and experienced staff that are dedicated to the common goal of preparing each student for the rigor and expectations of high school, higher education, and living as a productive member of our modern economy. 

    DWMS has a diverse student population of over 800 students. We offer a very wide selection of elective courses to compliment our standard required academic core classes (English/ELA, Math, Science, and Social Studies). Our elective courses for the 2019 – 2020 school year include: Art, Band, Orchestra, Choir, Computer Technology, High School Preparation, Physical Education and Spanish.

    We also offer a Blended Learning option for the academic core classes.  Currently, DWMS will offer 3 Blended Learning cohorts (6th, 7th, and 8th Grade). 

    DWMS will also encourage extra-curricular participation in student clubs and athletics for all grade levels. Our student organizations include:

    • Band & Orchestra
    • Choir
    • Drama
    • National Junior Honor Society
    • Robotics
    • Spanish Club
    • Student Council
    • Tech Club
    • Mock Trial

    The DWMS Athletic Program will be divided into the four following seasons:

    • Season #1 – Volleyball & Boys Soccer
    • Season #2 – Girls Soccer, Flag Football, Cheer, and Cross Country
    • Season #3 – Girls Basketball, Baseball, and Wrestling
    • Season #4 – Softball, Boys Basketball, Cheer, and Track

    As a reminder, there is a grade requirement and a per-sport cost for athletic participation.

    In summary, I am hopeful that you will enjoy your experience at our school this year.  I want to personally thank you for making Desert Wind Middle School your school of choice.  If you have any questions, suggestions, news, or concerns, please feel free to contact me at your convenience. 



    Carlos Alvarado


    Desert Wind Middle School

    520-568-7110 x3108



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