Recent posts for Desert Trails Elementary

Desert Trails Elementary School (2/17/2018) - Sarah Torrilhon 17 years Experience Education BA in Education, ASU Master’s in Education (Curriculum and Instruction) ASU Master’s in Education (Educational Administration) GCU, Principalship Certificate Endorsements Early Childhood, Gifted, Structured English Immersion Started in education:2000 Started with district: 2000 I am honored to serve as the Interim Principal of Desert Trails Elementary School for the […]
Desert Trails Partners with Summit Basecamp (10/4/2016) - Desert Trails is excited to pilot a new personalized learning program in our intermediate classrooms Contributed by Sheri Duggan Desert Trails Elementary School 602-449-4100 Last spring, after learning about the Summit Basecamp personalized learning initiative, we submitted an application to join the Summit training in San Francisco.  We were one of two elementary schools […]
Welcome Desert Ridge Principals (10/4/2016) - Explorer Middle School Kyle Shappee 602-449-4200 Kyle Shappee will be the new principal at Explorer Middle School. He was previously the principal at Copper Canyon Elementary School. Mr. Shappee joined the PVSchools family in 1994 and has held the following positions: teacher on assignment/Title I coordinator, assistant principal and teacher. He earned his Bachelor […]
Desert Trails Elementary Unveils Public Sculpture (6/27/2016) - If you happen to drive down Cashman Drive near 44th Street, you may have noticed that there is a new addition gracing the main entrance of Desert Trails Elementary.  On Tuesday, May 10th, 6th Grade students and a number of special guests, gathered to celebrate the installation of a public sculpture, titled “Arizona Sky.”  It […]
Desert Trails Elementary School Establishes Leadership Development Program (2/29/2016) - What better way to send out the past year and ring in the New Year than with serving others! Desert Trails Elementary School has established a New Honor Society Chapter that celebrates the pillars of scholarship, leadership, service, citizenship, and character. Phoenix, AZ— Desert Trails Elementary School (DTES) has established a new chapter of the […]
Budding Engineers (8/25/2015) - Desert Trails Elementary School offers STEM Program By Penney Pfleiderer STEM Teacher Desert Trails Elementary They built mechanical hands, hydraulic bridges and model hearts.  And not a one of them was old enough to drive. These budding engineers were participating in a creative and innovative STEM program being offered at Desert Trails Elementary School for […]
Farmers Market “A Fantastic Success” (3/19/2015) - Farmers Market Cashman Park at Desert Ridge enjoyed by many!
Paradise Valley Unified School District Celebrate Centennial Year (5/29/2014) - Paradise Valley Unified School District Celebrates Centennial Year By Marty Macurak As we enjoy the modern developments and conveniences that comprise Desert Ridge, it is easy to believe that everything here is as young as the neighborhoods in which we live. Yet, you may be surprised to learn that the public school district serving Desert […]
2nd Annual “Hawkfest” Festival at Desert Trails (3/19/2014) - Desert Trails Elementary School 2nd Annual “Hawkfest” Festival DATE: Friday, April 25th, 2014 TIME: 5:00pm – 8:00pm LOCATION: DTES Main Field Activities include: Inflatables, Carnival Games, Obstacle Courses, Music, a Silent Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and much more! Enjoy dinner or desert from a variety of food vendors, including Mojo Yogurt. A percentage of proceeds from […]
Self-contained Gifted Program in Desert Ridge School (2/28/2014) - PV Schools is expanding its popular self-contained gifted program in the Desert Ridge area By Marty A. Macurak PV School District Desert Trails Elementary School, near 40th Street and Pinnacle Peak Road, will feature self-contained classes beginning in August 2014. The self-contained gifted program is designed for high-achieving, highly and profoundly gifted students who are […]
Desert Trails Elementary School’s New Principal (1/31/2014) - Sheri Duggan, Principal Desert Trails Elementary School   Desert Trails Elementary School is “Soaring to New Heights”, with a new vision and principal. As the new school principal, Mrs. Duggan, joins Desert Trails Elementary School with several years of formal administrative experience in a PreK-8th grade setting. Her educational experience extends from both Arizona and […]
Did You Know? (1/13/2014) - Did You Know? The Desert Ridge master-planned community is over 5,700 acres and is anticipated to have a population someday of approximately 50,000 residents.  Creating the master plan and zoning for Desert Ridge took more than 8 years to complete.  The end result is a thoughtfully designed community that ensures long-term value and a high […]
PV Schools and Desert Ridge (7/22/2013) - Welcome to Paradise! By Marty Macurak Communications Officer Paradise Valley Unified School District   MISSION The mission of the Paradise Valley Unified School District is to cultivate, lead and inspire world-class innovative thinkers and expert communicators through a focus on the relationship between educator and student built around challenging, meaningful and engaging curriculum. VISION The […]
Winter 2012 School News (2/24/2012) - District Spelling Bee results   The PVschools District Spelling Bee was held Friday, Jan. 20.  The district winner was Ben Jackman from Grayhawk Elementary, correctly spelling the word mechanistic. The runner up was Supriya Weiss from Sonoran Sky Elementary. Congratulations to these top eight spellers who will move on the the Region II Spelling Bee […]
Cashman Park Upgrade Planned (2/24/2012) - Cashman Park is a neighborhood park within Desert Ridge that is owned and operated by the City of Phoenix.  Located where 44th Street and Pathfinder meet, just south of Desert Trails Elementary, this park gives the City and surrounding Desert Ridge community acres of open fields and traditional park equipment. Cashman Park was built years […]