Desert Sky Middle School's mission is to provide:

  • a safe and positive learning environment
  • high standards for academic and behavioral excellence
  • trusting and respectful relationships
  • varied learning opportunities

9850 E Rankin Loop - Tucson, AZ 85747

School Hours: 8:00-2:55

Office Hours: 7:30-3:30

Phone: (520) 879-2700

Fax: (520) 879-2701

Safe Schools Hotline: (520) 879-1111

We’re almost done cougars!

We are almost at the end of the 2015/2016 school year! Here are some important dates you may be interested.

May 20th: 4th quarter PRIDE reward – 1:45pm

May 23rd:
8th grade Awards Assembly – MPR – 8:15am
7th grade Awards Assembly – MPR – 9:45am
6th grade Awards Assembly – MPR – 1:45pm

May 24th:
Principal Awards Breakfast – MPR – 8:15am
8th Grade Trip to Breakers – 9:00am
Yearbook signing party – 3:00pm to 4:00pm

May 25th:
8th grade breakfast and promotion rehearsal – 8:15am

May 26th:
8th Grade promotion – gym – starts at 10:30am, doors open at 9:30am.
Last day of school – 12:00pm dismissal

8th Graders!

Interested in playing football for Empire next year?

Come to an informational meeting!

When: Monday, May 16th

Time: 6:00 p.m.

Where: Empire High School Dining Auditorium

You will receive information about summer conditioning schedules, next year’s season and meet the coaches!

Attached is information on sports physicals and football camp.



Summer Enrichment Camps and Other Summer Opportunities

Vail Community Programs is offering fabulous Summer Enrichment Camps! Registration is NOW OPEN!

Give your child the gift of a summer experience that will expand their interests in a whole new way! Each of our Enrichment Camps is designed to provide your child with a unique adventure. Our campers will dive into a different culture, take the stage in a dramatic performance or become an intrepid outdoor explorer! Join us for a summer experience that will not be forgotten! See our attached flyer!

Sign up today… our camps will fill FAST!

Get details and register here!

Register by phone: (520) 879-3938

Email Heather Stough at stoughh@vailschooldistrict.org

Summer TriFold 2016

VYBA Camp Flyer

May Communique

The May edition on the Cougar Communique includes important information regarding Team Requests (May 2nd – May 6th), the 16/17 Tentative Teacher List, 8th Grade Promotion, and end of year activities.  Please read the Communique carefully as May is a very exciting month.

Please click below to view the Desert Sky Middle School Communique for May 2016.

May 2016 Communique


Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular activities are an important component of Desert Sky Middle School.  Students benefit in many ways.  Students who participate in extracurricular school activities are better connected to school, form more positive peer relationships, demonstrate greater self-esteem, and usually do better academically.

Please see the attached document for a list of clubs and activities.

2015-2016 Extracurricular Activities