Instrumental Music Concert – May 4th

Wednesday, May 4th at George Gervin Prep Academy – Multi Purpose Room

There will be an instrumental music concert on Wednesday, May 4th to showcase the students work this year. All student’s that have instrumental music classes in grades 4 through High School, will have a dress rehearsal after school.

Dress Rehearsal Schedule – 4:00-5:30 p.m.

Performance – 6:00-7:30pm

Students will stay after school. Please have the students bring their concert clothes and something to eat for dinner. The music teachers need parent volunteers to help during the dress rehearsal, please contact the Winds Teacher, Bill Aikens at or Strings Teacher, Joanna Alpizar at

Dress for the concert is all black. The boys should plan to wear a nice pair of pants, preferably nicer shoes than tennis shoes, and a black collared shirt (short or long sleeves). The girls can wear pants, a skirt, or a dress – whatever is preferable to them and appropriate for a concert.

Summer Camp Registration is Open

Desert Marigold School offers an enhanced and expanded Summer Camp with indoor and outdoor age appropriate activities guided by the principles of Waldorf education. New camp programs for ages 9-12 and 13-16 include off-campus day trips.

Desert Flowers (Age 4-8)
Sign up weekly for fun filled rhythmic games, water play, drama/puppetry, story telling, singing, animal care, paper, handwork and nature crafts such as journal making, plant pressing, loom weaving, nature frames, hut building and more…

Desert Explorers (Age 9-12)
Sign up weekly to explore and experience on and off campus adventures such as exploration games and initiatives, building projects and nature science education adventures to places such as the Audubon Society, Botanical Gardens, desert hikes and more…

Desert Adventurers (Age 13-16)
Sign up for 1 or 2 weeks of an adventure education camp comprised of expedition games and initiatives, knot tying, fire building, map and compass work, pacing, orienteering basics, essential backcountry first aid and off campus trips (ropes course, rock climbing gym) and more…

See the Summer Camp 2016 Flyer for Program Dates, Times and Fees.

Register for Camp

Special Election May 17th

School Funding – Special Election – May 17th

Prop 123 adds education funding over 10 years to K-12 students and settles a lawsuit on K-12 funding between the legislature and public schools. The settlement includes money from the general fund and increased distributions from the State Trust Land, which exists to support public education.

You must register by April 18, 2016, to vote in the special election.


Parent Council Fiesta Appreciation Night Apr 15, 6-8pm


You are invited to Parent Council’s Fiesta Appreciation Night on Friday, April 15th, 6:00-8:00 pm at the Farmhouse.

We’ll celebrate all of our Volunteers with Taco Bowls, Music, Zip the Clown and a Circus Waldorkus Performance!

DMS families: Please bring the following items to the Appreciation Night for all to enjoy. Bring the items ready to serve. You may drop off items prior to the Office or bring it to the event!

  • Pre K – 1st: Shredded Cheese & Corn & Sliced Olives or Diced Avocados
  • 2nd – 5th: Shredded lettuce & Diced tomatoes & Chopped Cilantro or Green Onions
  • 6th – 8th & High School: Black, Kidney or Refried Beans & Sour Cream & Salsa

Parent Council will provide ground beef, shredded chicken, vegetarian beans, chips, cake, and water.
Thank you for sharing your gifts of time and talent with Desert Marigold School! We love our Volunteers!

Shakespeare & the Mystery of the Human Being, Feb 6

Saturday, February 6th, 6:30-8:00pm



Fourteen Excerpts from Shakespeare 

a One-Man-Drama performed by Michael Burton



Eurythmy Room

Donations at the Door (Suggested range $10 – $20)


Michael Burton has worked with artistic speech and drama for over 35 years – as a writer, speech performer, actor, speech therapist and voice teacher. He is the author of In the Light of a Child (Anthroposophic Press, 1988), Steiner’s Soul Calendar turned into poems for children and used by many Steiner teachers and parents. He has written and performed one-man-plays about Rembrandt, Beethoven, Dag Hammarskjold, and World War II kiwi soldier, Jim Henderson. Today he is based in Sydney where he practices speech therapy and chirophonetics (a form of speech and soul therapy in which sounds are brought into contact with the body) and gives speech workshops in China. He has a commission from Lemniscate Arts in the U.S. to write the script for a play that will follow on from Steiner’s Four Mystery Dramas.

Review Funny, intense, frightening, philosophical, lyrical, and ribald in surprising turns were the varying moods evoked in the one-hour performance.  Michael presented a thought-provoking lark of an evening for his audience.  With minimal props and maximal skill, he brought to life dozens of characters and myriad questions about death, life love, comedy, and wisdom.  — P. Maynard, Oct 2015

Desert Marigold will be closed for the remainder of the 19/20 school year as we evaluate the ongoing developments of COVID-19 {read more}