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.

News from Ultimate Coach Allen

With what I believe is the most challenging game schedule of any team this season, our DMS Firebirds rose to the challenge. Growth like they exhibited during our game against Paradise Valley Christian first begins on a personal level and then transitions to the team level.

With three players being on the injured list, the Firebirds knew it was going to be a tough game. At half time we were down 3 to 8, but two of our players scored which began our six point scoring spree. With DMS first leading the game at 9 to 8 and then 10 to 9 the game was a real “nail biter.” When PVC tied the game at 10, those who were not already on their feet were lifted up by the energy radiating from the hearts of our DMS team. Three times we stopped PVC from scoring what would be the final point, however it was the fourth attempt that finally paid off. Two incredible teams, one amazing game.

Being exhausted from the first game, our first string players did their best to hold their own against last year’s champions LFPA. Then, with the rotation of the second string players into the game, we did all we could to move the disc across our goal line. At the end of the game with DMS at 5 points and LFPA at 11, our regularly scheduled season reached its end.

I’d like to thank the players and our fans for making this, the fifth season for the Firebirds, one to remember. The team would also like to invite our entire student body to join us Tuesday, November 6th, to Benedict Park for the start of the State Championship tournament. The tournament begins at 4:15 PM. Stay tuned for more info and we hope to see you there.

Remember, if it’s not Ultimate, it’s not the Ultimate!

Coach Greg Allen

Register for Firebirds Dance Club – Fri, Oct 19

Sign up for the Firebirds Dance Club!

Who: HS Students Grades 9-12

When: Fridays after school from 3:30-5pm

Start Date: Friday, October 19

Where: HS English Room

Fee: $50 per student

Contact the Dance Instructor for any additional information: Michelle Grant,

The goal of this club is to bring students together and let them express themselves through varying types of dance, both partnered and not. Students will be exposed to a wide variety of dance practices to give them a deeper appreciation and knowledge of the world of dance. The students will learn a brief history of the dance form focused on at that time, and practice the basics of that form. Students will also learn and create combinations to keep their memory sharp, and their creativity flowing.

Dress: Wear clothes you can move in, no skirts or dresses. Pants and longer shorts preferred. No crop tops or shirts that will move a lot while dancing. Comfortable Tennis shoes for hip hop, and bare feet for other styles.

Note: There may be possible field trips to open dance nights or dance performances. There may be an additional fee to participate in these activities. 

**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.

News from Ultimate Coach

All Ultimate Frisbee games are at Benedict park, 474 W Guadalupe Rd.

Wed October 3rd
-DMS vs PV Christian (4:00 field 4)
-DMS vs LFPA Gilbert (5:00 field 4)

Wed October 10th
-Fall Break for DMS

Wed October 17th
-Fall Break for other teams

Wed October 24th
-No game for DMS

Monday October 29th
-DMS vs Tempe Prep (4:00 field 4)
-DMS vs LFPA Gilbert (5:00 field 3)

Our first two games went extremely well, the team played as if they had been playing for years. Everyone transitioned from on the field to the sidelines where they cheered for their teammates. The team and the spectators all had a blast and we won both games. We’d like to invite the entire student body out to see us play this amazing game of Ultimate Frisbee!

Thank you,
Coach Greg Allen