Waldorf 100 Postcard Exchange


The idea of exchanging postcards is as simple as it is enchanting: When every Waldorf school in the world sends just one (real!) postcard to every other Waldorf school in the world, then 1,100 postcards will arrive in every school! Each school could create a huge display, a “card wall from the world” that everyone can touch and feel, making the Waldorf network a personal reality for many. A million-fold Waldorf greeting from around the globe.


DMS – “B” Letter Grade

I am please to announce that DMS received a very solid “B” letter grade based on last year’s AZMerit testing. The letter grades value both absolute attainment (as compared to statewide averages) as well as growth. As always, we are very strong on growth. If the absolute scores had been only somewhat higher, we might well have moved up into the top category.

Charles D. Burkam, JD
Executive Director

Link to school ratings: http://educationevaluator.org/


Senior Play – May 4th

DMS High School Class of 2018
Proudly Presents

Last Seance

Friday, May 4th @ 1pm (Matinee) & 7pm
Herberger Theater

Parents, faculty, alumni and ALL members of the DMS community are invited to see the 6th graduating class in their final dramatic production. Yes, that’s right; it’s time for the annual 12th grade play!

The class 12 play is one of the artistic and social highlights of a Waldorf high school education. Every 12th grade produces and performs a full-scale theatrical production before the school community as part of their core curriculum. The play selected is chosen to meet the interests and talents of the class performing it. Whether acting in a lead or supporting role or working behind the scenes as a costume, set, lighting designer or technician, each member of the class carries creative responsibility for the success of the production.

This year the 12 DMS High School seniors are presenting a comedy success, Last Seance by Herb Hasler.

A family-operated séance scam is laid out before us. Attempts to conceal the swindle lead to a number of surprising twists amid frenetic action. The final startling twist of the play reveals to us – and the family – why this must be the last séance.

This month the seniors are dedicated to this grand production. They spend hours rehearsing and creating set designs and costumes. Please support the seniors and see this drama full of laughter and surprises.

Suggested donation is $10 per adult which is gratefully accepted at the door.

Directed by Speech Artist and Drama Teacher, Kim Snyder-Vine, and produced by the senior class, all the 12th graders perform.


Music Assembly – May 8th

All instrumental students & choir students in grades 4-8 will offer a final in-school Spring performance on Tuesday, May 8th at 8:30am. 

  • Call Time 8:15am – Instrumental Students shall meet with the music teachers to tune instruments immediately following attendance
  • 8:30am all other students arrive to lawn area in front of Eurythmy room
  • Dress: White or Light Pastel Colors

Parents are welcome to attend – standing room only for the in-house music assembly.

If you have any questions, please contact your student’s music teacher:

Mark Alpizar, Winds – malpizar@desertmarigold.org

Meghan Ruel, Strings – mruel@desertmarigold.org

Lorie Miller, Choir – lmiller@desertmarigold.org

Teri Desario, Choir – tdesario@desertmarigold.org

2018-19 Parent Council Leadership Announcements

The DMS Parent Council strives to build a vibrant community for all of our families. Our mission is to serve the community by facilitating communication, developing strong social bonds, supporting parent education, school activities, active volunteerism, and celebrations.

We welcome you to join us each month as we plan and orchestrate community development at DMS.

Please join us in congratulating the 2018-19 DMS Parent Council Leadership team voted in at the May 1, 2018 meeting.

Chair Laura Slayton-Garcia
Secretary June Hamlin
Treasurer Adeline Carrera
Hands Team Michelle Kratzer
Hands Team Susan Kerr
Hands Team Kim Baker
Heads Team Christine Johnson
Heads Team Sophie McCurley
Hearts Team Pam Hopkins

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