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Desert Mountain High School
12575 E. Via Linda
Scottsdale, AZ 85259  
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Nikki Wilfert, Principal
Kris Alexander, Suzanne Carlson,
Danielle Fuchs, Chris Hartmann  APs

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District Announcements
Superintendent Dr. David J. Peterson's October Letter

Dear Scottsdale Unified School District Family,

Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) is truly fortunate to have outstanding students, teachers and support staff as well as specialized programs that make us stand out across Arizona and the nation. It is only the end of the first quarter, and our students and teachers have already accomplished so much! See the October Letter.

ADE Releases New Achievement Profiles

ADE Label
The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has released its new A-F Achievement Profiles for the 2013-14 school year. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) did well; the District received an A for a fourth consecutive year with a score of 144, our highest score ever. Nineteen schools received the highest grade of A, seven schools received B, three schools received C and one school received a D. See Grades
 
SUSD Offers PSAT/NMSQT for All Sophomores and Juniors
On Wednesday, October 29th Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) will be offering the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMSQT) to sophomores and juniors at all five SUSD high schools during the school day.

Sophomores in SUSD high schools will have the opportunity to take the PSAT/NMSQT at no cost to parents. “By offering the PSAT/NMSQT to all sophomores at no cost, it will provide parents, students and the schools with useful information to identify areas that require more attention for post-secondary goals,” said Dr. Mitch von Gnechten, executive director of Secondary Schools. “The results of the test will help our students set goals for the next two years and will help increase college and career readiness.” See PSAT/NMSQT
29 SUSD Students Selected to Participate on the Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council

Twenty-nine Scottsdale Unified School District high school students were selected to participate on the City of Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council. Desert Mountain students include:
  
Desert Mountain High School
Tea Jaimes, Laksman Patel, Cecilia Zhao, Tingting Bi, Michelle Hadeed, Caroline Link, Arun Mohan and Steven Adelberg
  
See Scottsdale Mayor’s Youth Council
 
Four SUSD Students Win the Mayor's Constitution Day Contest
To commemorate Constitution Day, The Honorable W. J. “Jim” Lane hosted a Mayor’s Constitution Day Contest. The City of Scottsdale received 132 entries for the contest. The contest was divided into three categories. Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) had four grand prize winners and several finalists. The grand prize winners are: Gabe Ozaki, a student at Desert Canyon Middle School, 6th-8th grade essay winner, Camryn Sliger, a student at Desert Canyon Middle School, 6th-8th grade art winner, Steven Adelberg, a student at Desert Mountain High School, high school essay winner, and Julia Mionis, a student at Chaparral High School, high school art winner.
 
The following SUSD Desert Mountain student was a finalist:
  • Desert Mountain: Christine Curran (essay)

31 SUSD Students Named Semifinalists in the 2015 National Merit® Scholarship Program

 The following Scottsdale Unified School District (SUSD) students were named Semifinalists for 2015 National Merit® Scholarships:

Chaparral High School
Heidi Artigue, Taylor Barbera, Arshan Barzani, Aaron Blecker, Samuel Deadrick, Elizabeth Dries, Emma He, Maia Lopes-Gilbert, Megan Mann, Cameron McAllister, Anita Ramaswamy, Jacob Sheptin, Andrew Stachel, Dylan Treger, Edward Wong and Henry Zheng
 
Desert Mountain High School
David Adelberg, Micaela Brewington, Jennifer Cummings, Khang Dao, Naveen Dasari, Ariel Goldfine, Prathima Harve, Jeewon Park, Laura Vargas and Samantha Waslewski
 
Saguaro High School
Jontito Casalena, Seong-Kyung Lim, Grayson Meadows, Neej Patel and Harrison Whyte
 
See National Merit® Semifinalists
SPRINT ANTENNA WORK
Before the end of the year, Sprint will be doing the following updates on the DM campus:

3 SUSD High Schools Named Among Arizona’s Top 50 High Schools by SAT Score

Chaparral, Desert Mountain and Saguaro High Schools were named among Arizona’s Top 50 High Schools by SAT scores. According to the Phoenix Business Journal, the statewide ranking is based on 2013 SAT test scores from The College Board, which administers the test nationwide. Chaparral was ranked #17, Desert Mountain #18 and Saguaro #42. Click here to view the list




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