Thunderbolt Times

August 2020


Welcome to the first edition of the Thunderbolt Times! We are so excited to get this school year rolling. This newsletter will be distributed on a quarterly basis in digital form only.

Did you know?

You can find a wealth of valuable information on our web page? If you haven't already checked out our Virtual Meet the Teacher and Title I Presentation, it is available to view by clicking the button below. We are also on Facebook!

Are you getting calls that your child is absent, but they are logged on and doing their work?

This is a common occurrence that we have been hearing about. Please be sure your child is logged into their zoom meeting 3-5 minutes before class starts, as attendance is taken at the beginning of the meeting, and if they happen to be a few minutes late, they may be being marked as absent.

Meet the Teacher Principal Welcome

Tech Help

Are you having issues with technology? Please fill out a tech support form by visiting the link below

Morning Announcements

Please click on the link below to listen to our morning announcements every day for impotant information.

Student Council

We have a very active Student Council at Desert Sky, if your child is interested in learning more about this opportunity, please contact or They will be conducting Zoom sessions soon, so reach out to them ASAP

Athletics at Desert Sky

If your child is interested in playing sports at Desert Sky this year, Please contact or to express interest.

Nutrition News

Are you are interested in our grab and go meal service at Desert Sky?

Just pull up in front or our main door and you will see our hard working nutrition services team ready to serve you!

Breakfast and lunch are available on Tuesdays (pick up meals for 2 days) and Thursdays (pick up meals for 3 days) from 7am-9am and 4pm-6pm. For afternoon pick-up, please call the cafeteria when you arrive and they will bring out your food 602-467-6514.

Click on the following link to see all the DVUSD meal site pick up locations and times

If you are interested in applying for free or reduced lunch please click on the link below, or refer to your first day packet for a paper copy of the application.

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Parent Liasion

Our school has a Parent Liaison and Volunteer Coordinator. If you are in need of any social service resources or are interested in volunteering at our school, please contact Shannon Breault at 602-467-6508 or at

Educator Spotlight- Kim Hahn & Andrea Koehnke

In each edition, we will spotlight two of our amazing Educators or Staff Members so that you may get to know them a little better!

Kim Hahn- Physical Education 7/8th grade

Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in teaching

Fun Fact:

I was a track girl! I began running Track in junior high and into my college years. I still hold the 200m Dash record at my High School in Tomahawk, WI. My time was 26.6 seconds.

What College or University did you attend?

I attended college in La Crosse, Wisconisin. UW-Lacrosse! Go Eagles! This is where our high school state track meets were held :)

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in a little town called Tomahawk. In high school, we were the Tomahawk Hatchets! My Dad grew up in this town. It has a population around 3,300 people.

Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy?

I absolutely love hiking, water-skiing, and Crossfit! I need to keep myself in shape to keep up with all my Middle Schoolers! Also, my dog is a Sharpei and his name is Harley! I love taking him on his walks and he loves it too :)

Andrea Koehnke- 7th Grade Math Educator

Degrees and Certifications:

Elementary Certified K-8

Math Certified 6-8

SEI Endorsement

Bachelors in Elementary Education

Masters in Secondary Education

Fun Fact:

I worked for Starbucks for 5 years and I can recreate any of their drinks at home using my nespresso machine.

What College or University did you attend?

I got my bachelors degree at Lesley University in Cambridge Massachusetts

I got my first masters degree from Grand Canyon University

I am getting my second master's degree from Ottawa University adult campus in Arizona

Where did you grow up?

I grew up in Arizona! I lived the first 21 years of my life in Tucson. It horrifies me that I am surrounded by sun devil fans as a loyal Wildcat. I went to Tucson high, a block away from the UofA.

Hobbies or Activities that you enjoy?

I crochet in my free time, and I love making baby blankets. I also love to read and I am a rabid Harry Potter fan.

I included some photos of a couple of blankets I have made

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Feel free to call our main number at 602-467-6500 or stop by our main office from 7:30-3:30 at

5130 W Grovers, Glendale AZ 85308

It's a great day to be a Thunderbolt!!!!