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Principal's Message

Dear Desert Star Community,

Welcome to Desert Star School where all children are capable of success – no exceptions. We are excited to serve the students and families in the Desert Star community to ensure that all students have a safe, respectful, and nurturing environment in which to learn. The staff at Desert Star works diligently to set students up for success in each of the four Kids at Hope destinations - education & career, home & family, hobbies & recreation, and community & service. At Desert Star every student is surrounded by caring adults who seek to find the treasure within.

We are proud to celebrate student success in academics and also through our many extracurricular opportunities including robotics, NJHS, NEHS, Student Council, News Crew, Green Team, Read Better Be Better, flag football, cheerleading, soccer, basketball, baseball, softball, and track. The staff at Desert Star believes in asset-based pedagogy and seeks to take a whole child approach to learning.

We look forward to working with families as partners to ensure that every child at Desert Star grows as a thinker, problem-solver, and communicator this year!


Catherine M. Wood
Desert Star School Principal