Gecko Gazette

Desert Sage Elementary Newsletter - May 2022

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4th Quarter Academic Award Recipients

End of the Year Awards

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Really Awesome Deeds Super Students

Students who received the Really Awesome Deeds (RAD) Super Student Award have earned all five R.A.D. certificates during the school year. Each RAD earned represents one of our life-long guidelines: Personal Best, No Put Downs, Active Listening, Truthfulness, and Trustworthiness.


Abigail K., 5th grade

Abigail Y., 4th grade

Adam W., 1st grade

Aiyana D., 5th grade

Anthony P., 1st grade

Asher B., 2nd grade

Ava V., 3rd grade

Cashton H., 5th grade

Hailey E., 5th grade

Hayden A., 4th grade

Isabella R., 4th grade

James W., 4th grade

Leann K., 2nd grade

Liana S., 5th grade

Miles O., 4th grade

Mackenzie M., 5th grade

Morgan M., 5th grade

Nolan S., 1st grade

Ronin R., 4th grade

Sophie P., 5th grade

Bailey B., 6th grade

Emma K., 6th grade

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Mandarin Excellence

This award was received by 6th grade students who earned Mandarin language excellence through seven years participation in our Desert Sage Mandarin Immersion Program.


Addison O.

Addison S.

Allison Z.

Alyssa C.

Amora M.

Audrena E.

Brita B.

Charlotte L.

Emily F.

Emmalyn F.

Evelyn F.

Ezekiel P.

Garrett R.

Gwenndolin B.

Hailey J.

Jaden S.

Jared H.

Jason B.

Kamron B.

Karalynn M.

Karsyn M.

Keaton M.

Kira B.

Kyle H.

Landyn D.

Leela H.

Lillianna S.

Mia D.

Ryan S.

Sophia D.

Yorgelis G.

AZ School Tax Credit for Desert Sage

Your school tax credit donations can provide Desert Sage students with opportunities to after school and summer programs, field trips, music and athletic programs or any other extracurricular activity.


The Arizona tax credit program (A.R.S. 43-1089.01) allows a tax credit of up to $200 for individuals and up to $400 for married couples, filing jointly, in support of extracurricular activities.


The tax credit reduces your tax burden to the state of Arizona, dollar for dollar.


This year, AZ tax credit dollars can help us purchase needed capital items as well if donated to the general fund.

Desert Sage Elementary

We are an A school in the Deer Valley Unified District. We educate children pre-k through grade 6 & offer Mandarin Language Immersion. We are the home of the geckos. Kristy M. Gill is the proud principal and Dr. Heidi Hopman is the proud assistant principal.