Firebirds Game Oct 2nd

Calling all Ultimate Firebird supporters!  We have our first game against Paradise Valley Christian on Wednesday, October 2nd starting at 4 PM.

This is a home game for us and our home field is the south side of Kiwanis Park. We will be playing on field one along Guadalupe Road and All American Way.

Please come out and show your support for our team, there will be T-shirts available for purchase in DMS Firebird red and black. We hope to see you all there!

Thank you for your continued support,
Coach Greg Allen
GO Firebirds!

Run Away with the Circus!

2019-20 Season

Grades 4 & 5 – Thursdays from 3:30–5:00
September 5 – May 7

Grades 6 & up – Fridays from 3:30-5:00
September 6-May 8

:End of year public showcase for both groups:
Saturday, May 9

In circus club you will be introduced to many circus arts including: Juggling, Diabolo, Flower Rods, Rola Bola, Unicycling, Tightwire, Globe, Poi, Tumbling, Partner Acrobatics, Clowning, and much more. The only requirements are a positive attitude, a desire to try new things and have fun! Also, you will need to bring a water bottle and wear comfortable movement clothes (no jeans). You may want to bring an after school snack.

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The Friday club is for students 6th grade an up who have been in circus club for at least one year. Although, others can join depending on enrollment numbers. The goal is to have students from this group further develop their solo and group acts so that some can perform at school and community events throughout the year, in addition to the final circus showcase.

More information: email Deana Douglas or Jens Larson 

Fees: $300 (Fee is prorated if student starts late)


*Space is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis – must have 10 participants minimum to start club

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Jens Larson has been Desert Marigold’s Circus WaldorkUs coach since 2014. Jens was a gymnast at Dartmouth College (Ivy League Champions in 1981!). Upon graduating, he adapted his gymnastics skills, learned the joy of performing, and spent the next 19 years doing a multitude of acts in circuses all over the world. His specialties were aerial Roman Rings, comedy chair-balancing, hand-balancing, and rola bola. Over the course of his varied career he performed both solo and group acts in shows on four different continents that ranged from the very small to the very large and ran the stylistic spectrum from traditional to contemporary.

After retiring from performing, Jens obtained his teaching certificate and a Masters Degree in Secondary Education and spent 14 years as a teacher in the Phoenix Union High School District where he taught math and Academic Decathlon.

Jens has coached acts for the Royal Lichtenstein Circus and the Pickle Family Circus, he has taught gymnastics in New York and San Francisco, and recently coached the advanced summer camp program at Circus Harmony in St Louis.

Now, Jens is combining his experience in circus and education to begin a youth circus education program in Phoenix where he has been based since 1992.

2019/2020 Frisbee

The 2019-2020 Season Game Schedule with Location and Home/Visitor Details will be posted soon. 


The 2019-2020 ultimate season is upon us.

The season runs from August 21, 2019 – November 16, 2019, with practices on Wednesdays and Fridays, 3:30-5:00.

There will typically be two (2) AZCAA games weekly mostly on Wednesdays at 4:00 and 5:00 off-site with some Saturday events.

The co-ed team is open to all students, boys and girls, in grades 7-12.

The extracurricular fee for the Ultimate Team is $160.00
Please pay fees online or contact Ms. Lee at the HS Office, 602-243-6909, Ext 116

All team members MUST complete the required steps, forms, and processes on the Afterschool Athletics registration page

Thanks for your support, and looking forward to a great season!!
Coach Greg Allen

Summer Camp Registration – CANCELLED

Desert Marigold Summer Camp 2019 Registration – Sign up NOW!

Ages: 3.5 – 7 years old mixed age camp (all participants must be potty trained)

Each week is a separate session, please sign up for each weekly session you want your student to attend.

*$25.00 Non-refundable deposit Per Session/Week due with Registration, see below for session costs

Week 1-3 registration and deposit due: May 31st, Remaining balance due June 6th.

Week 4-6 registration and deposit due: June 28th, Remaining balance due July 4th

In addition to this registration form new students must submit a copy of their birth certificate or passport, immunization records, and blue emergency card.

Late registration will incur a $10.00 fee per session.

Summer Camp Registration

Circus Performance – May 11

Circus WaldorkUs Circus Performance

Saturday, May 11th

6:30 – 7:15pm Circus open house. Invite friends, neighbors, and bring the entire family to try out juggling, wire-walking, rola-bola and other circus skills with the help of coaches and club members.

7:30 – 8:30pm Circus club show

Soccer Team – News from Coach Allen

News from Coach Allen:

Well, your Desert Marigold Firebirds co-ed varsity soccer team has done it again. Yesterday afternoon we had our second and most challenging game yet against the Caurus Academy up in Anthem. With a final score of DMS 3 – Caurus 7, our team exited the playing field with tired bodies and smiling faces.

I don’t know how many of you out there know this, but the majority of our varsity co-ed soccer team is rather new to the game of soccer. Many players on the team have never played organized soccer on an actual soccer field. During practice we’ve been focusing on the fundamentals of the sport, things like throw-ins, passing, different ball handling skills and scoring goals. All of these skills are of course important to create a strong foundation and to help expand knowledge and skills of the game.

However, many of the most impressive character traits each one of our Firebird players share are the ones they’ve been taught daily while attending Desert Marigold. The students have demonstrated traits like integrity, having fun, working hard, doing our best, staying focused, working together for common goals and respect for themselves and others. These traits are the most important when it comes to creating a strong foundation of a well rounded, compassionate, loving human being.

So I want to say thank you to our Desert Marigold School co-ed varsity soccer team. Thank you for being such a shining example and representing the core values of our school and our Desert Marigold community.

Coach Greg Allen

Grades 8-12: Sign-up for German Club!

The goal of German club is to bring students together and learn more about the German culture and language. Students will be exposed to the language and various German foods. The 12th grade class will be traveling to Germany this May for their Senior class trip, so this is an opportunity for them and other students in grades 8-12 to gain a wider appreciation for the language, customs and foods.

  • Who: Students Grades 8-12
  • When: Thursdays after school from 3:15 – 4:15 pm
  • Dates: Starts on Thursday, Feb. 21st and goes until April 25th (no club mtg. on Mar 14 & Mar 21 due to the HS musical and Spring Break)
  • Where: HS English Room
  • Fee: $50 per student

For additional information contact:

Crystal Lee at

Rachel Schmid at 

Steps to Sign Up:

  1. Complete online registration form.
  2. Pay Fees online or in the school office (if financial hardships arise, please contact the office for scholarship assistance). Note that the fees may be applied to AZ Tax Credits.

*Space is limited and will be offered on a first come first serve basis – must have 10 participants minimum to start club*

Enroll Now for German Club

Soccer Team – Needs Boys and Girls to Join the Team

Desert Marigold Soccer Returns for Spring 2019!

We are happy to announce that soccer season is upon us, and for those 7th-12th grade students who have been waiting to join the team, the time is here!

Coach Allen and Coach Gordillo will fill everyone in on more details, however, some of the basic information is as follows:

  • The team is a grades 7-12 coed soccer team – a specific number of both girls and boys MUST be on the field at all times.
  • Practices will occur on Wednesdays 2:15-4:15pm and Fridays 3:20-5:00pm
  • Games will occur on either Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays to be scheduled
  • The season is February-April
  • DMS will be competing in the AZ Canyon Athletic Association; 2019 Regular Season Division 1, Region 2

Fees – $190 for the season

Coaches Contact Info

Greg Allen

Alfonso Gordillo


Steps to Enroll (student may not participate until all steps are complete):

It is our intention that all interested students, if eligible, will make the team. Sometimes due to lack of facilities and/or coaches, students will need to tryout for a team and will be evaluated based on ability, attitude, commitment, and effort.