Herbology Club – Starts Tue, Sep 11

The Art of Herbal Medicine Making

Starts Tuesday, Sep 11th

Sep 11 & 25
Oct 2 & 23
Nov 6 & 13
Dec 4 &18
Jan 8 & 22
Feb 5 & 19
Mar 5 & 26
Apr 9 & 23
May 7 & 21

Grades: 9-12

Location: HS Science Room 

Time: 3:30-5pm

Fee: $355

DMS is excited to offer the afterschool Herbology extracurricular club for the 2nd year in row. The club starts on Tuesday, August 28th. Herbology cross connects with many concepts taught throughout the school year such as science, art, math, history and geography. The students will explore and specialize in the study of medicinal plants via gardening, book learning, teacher instruction as well as medicine-making.

The students will learn to make and use their own naturally safe plant medicines and how to grow the herbs thus setting a strong foundation for self-reliance, self-care and a symbiotic relationship with nature and natural health. The students will focus on 10 herbs combining artwork with the written word to document their learning in an organized way, much like a Waldorf main-lesson book.

We will make herbal medicines together:

  • Teas, infusions, decoctions
  • Syrups, vinegars, pastilles
  • Herb infused oils, honey, salves, balms, and steams
  • Poultices, compresses, fomentations
  • Bath salts, face masks, tooth powders,
  • Tinctures and liniments

For more information contact the instructors: 

Register for Herbology Club

Pay Fees online or in the school office (if financial hardships arise, please contact the office for scholarship assistance). You must be registered for the class to participate.

*Note that the fees may be applied to AZ Tax Credits. Space is offered on a first come, first serve basis. Need 6 students min. to start club.

Visitor Sign In & Attendance Window

Remember that to help ensure student safety all campus visitors (which include parent visitors) who arrive during school hours must first sign in at the office and receive a visitor’s badge.

School starts promptly at 8:10am (first bell). Students arriving late disrupt the important rhythm at the start of the day. Ms. Shannon will attend to any families (K-8) who arrive late at the new late pass window at the Front Office. Ms. Crystal will attend to any students at the High School Office.

If you arrive at school late (after 8:15 a.m.), students may not go directly to class. Please park your vehicle and walk with your child to the office for a late pass. A parent must complete and sign the pass. We know this adds an extra step to a busy morning but it’s important for safety that we know who is entering and leaving campus during the day. Parents may accompany students in Pre-K – Grade 2 to the classroom, but only students may enter the classroom. Students in grades 3 – 8 will walk to class on their own. High school students receive late passes at the high school office and will walk to class on their own as well.

Lost & Found

Are you missing your water bottle, lunch box or hat? A large Lost & Found pile of items is on the front porch. Unclaimed items will be donated to charity every month.

AZ Heat & Water – Going Green on Campus

The weather in Arizona in the months of May-Sep is very hot and we want to work together to keep your kids safe and comfortable. Parents are asked to ensure students wear cool, comfortable and loose-fitting clothing made of natural fibers during the hot school months. It is important that all students bring a sun hat and water bottle to school as well.

During the day staff ensures students fill up water bottles before they go outside. It is very important that students hydrate before, during, and after being outside for physical activity, movement class, gardening and/or recess. When children are outside, staff encourage students to hydrate and provide frequent breaks in the shade.

We want to make sure water is always available. DMS offers clean filtered water to students, staff, parents and visitors. There are filtered water coolers available in every classroom as well as in the front and HS offices. We also have water jug dispensers on the field and in the garden hut. We are in the process of setting up an additional cooler on the front office porch that will help reduce some traffic jam and spill issues with the previous location. In alignment with our goals of becoming a more eco-friendly and sustainable campus we will no longer be providing disposable wax paper cups but instead will keep reusable cups on hand for anyone who does not have a water bottle available. Please talk to your children about the importance of staying hydrated, the locations of water dispensers, and remind them that they can ask for a reusable cup at the front office if they don’t have their water bottles handy.

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