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Springtime at Explorer Middle School (3/15/2017) - Springtime at Explorer Middle School Springtime at Explorer Middle is a time of change. With a new semester beginning, students have new elective classes and teachers. From Engineering to Art to Digital Media to Spanish and French, students are immersing themselves in new learning. As trees bud and flowers start blooming, students at Explorer have […]
Welcome Desert Ridge Principals (10/4/2016) - Explorer Middle School Kyle Shappee kshappee@pvschools.net 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 […]
Explorer Middle School Student to Represent Arizona at National Geographic Bee (6/27/2016) - Contributed by: PV Schools Ari Mehta, an 8th-grade student at Explorer Middle School, was crowned the state champion at the  2016 Arizona Geography Bee that was held on April 1st at Arizona State University – Tempe campus. To take the win, he answered the following question correctly – The ABBA museum is located in which […]
Explorer Middle School Visual Arts Teacher (2/29/2016) - My name is Heidi Barrow and I am the Visual Arts teacher at Explorer Middle School. I teach both beginner art and advanced art classes, offering students an introduction to art and preparation for high school art. In this edition of Artist Spotlight I would like to highlight drawings that were created by my advanced […]
New Season. New Style. (2/29/2016) - Cami M. Spring 2016 fashion trends are all about profusion and accentuation of the shoulders. Take this new hot trend and meld it into your wardrobe. Spring 2016 style highlights the “Cold Shoulder”, which is a garment with a cut out in the shoulder. Shoulders are the go-to fashion highlight for the season. When a […]
Spring Break Trip Ideas (2/29/2016) - By Katie M. With Spring Break rapidly approaching, students are looking forward to a week of relaxation and possible adventure. This time off is perfect for families to spend time together and go to their favorite destinations. For those looking for theme parks, beaches, and beautiful weather, California is a fun place to go. With […]
The Mysterious Background on Spring Break (2/29/2016) - By Breanna H. Have you ever wondered why do we have Spring Break? Now, we all love the time of the year when the flowers bloom, and the perfect temperature at the perfect time.When we are all on spring break, we have places, sceneries that feel like you are in a floral paradise. Also with […]
Christmas Traditions in Mexico and France (10/28/2015) - By Gabriel Garcia Have you ever thought about holiday celebrations and traditions? We know about U.S. traditions, but do you know about Mexico’s and France’s holiday traditions? In Mexico, Christmas is celebrated from December 12th through January 6th. From December 16th to Christmas Eve, children perform ‘Posadas’. Posadas celebrate the Christmas story of Joseph and […]
Boring Kids Table Remedies (10/28/2015) - By Marley Tobin Do your kids complain about the Boring “kids table” at holiday dinners? There are many ways to reconstruct the lifeless kids table into an engaging memorable one. Treats, decoration, and entertainment will help get 100 percent of kids from complaining to occupied. Your kids and small partygoers will look forward to your […]
Black Friday History (10/28/2015) - By Malick Gaye Have you ever found yourself driving on a late November night, hearing the mumble of crowds at a large store? Along with this, did you experience the horrific traffic that accompanies these mumbles? Anyone who has been out the week before Thanksgiving can tell you of these sights. Major franchises across town […]
Presents Go Around the World (10/28/2015) - By Jambi Quilla Have you ever wondered what kind of presents people give each other around the world? Gifts and presents around the world differ depending on where you live. The bold bracelet is an example of a present that you don’t usually get. It’s a bracelet made by twin brothers, Chris and Doug Akin, […]
Getting to know the Spanish Teacher at EMS (6/19/2015) - Contributed by Laura Bertrand Hi, my name is Laura Bertrand. I am in my eighteenth year as the Spanish teacher at Explorer Middle School and my fifteenth year as the seventh grade volleyball coach. One of the special things about being at Explorer for most of my career is that I’ve taught many students as […]
STEM in the Middle (6/19/2015) - Explorer Middle School and its diverse STEM offerings Contributed by Janice Mak STEM, or science, technology, engineering and mathematics, emphasizes the interdisciplinary approach to teaching students about these areas that is critical to society both now and in the future. Explorer Middle School is unique in its approach to meeting the educational needs in this […]
Explorer Middle School Students Reflect on their Future (6/19/2015) - Students from Explorer Middle School were asked to share their feelings about going to high school. A Different Perspective……. What high school are you going to? If I stay in the United States I will go to Pinnacle High School. What is exciting about high school? The exciting thing about high school is that it […]
Explorer Middle School Art Spotlight (6/19/2015) - Heidi Hackman My name is Heidi Hackman and I am the art director at Explorer Middle School. I have taught Art for 5 years but I’m also a photographer and studio artist. For me, there’s not a better feeling then teaching a new concept to a student and seeing them discover their inner artistic talent. […]
What Do You Like About Desert Ridge? (3/19/2015) - Two students from Explorer Middle School were asked to share their favorite things in Desert Ridge.
Explorer Middle School Art Spotlight (3/19/2015) - My name is Heidi Hackman and I have been teaching Visual Art classes for 5 years at Explorer Middle School.
Tis the Season of Giving – Local Arizona Charities (11/14/2014) - Students from Explorer Middle School digital media class share information about their favorite animal charity organization and provide information how anyone can give back this holiday season.   GOLDEN HEART By Sydney and Lauren Some dogs are said to have a heart of gold. The dogs known as golden retrievers, popularly known for their majestic […]
Explorer Middle School Art Spotlight (11/14/2014) - Heidi Hackman My name is Heidi Hackman and I am the art director at Explorer Middle School. I have taught Art for 5 years but I’m also a photographer and studio artist. For me, there’s not a better feeling then teaching a new concept to a student and seeing them discover their inner artistic talent. […]
Explorer Middle School’s Explorerfest! (9/30/2014) - Explorer Middle School’s Annual Fall Carnival is just around the corner. This years event, Glowfest will take place on October 10, 2014. Last year we had over 1700 attendees and we are anticipating over 2000 this year. For additional information please click on the link below. http://www.explorerfest.com/