Rendering of scorpion mascot and school name

Welcome to Desert Skies Middle School

  • Desert Skies Middle School will be one of the new schools opening in the summer of 2019.  The school will be grades 6 through 8. The school will be focused on collaborative and innovative student and staff learning and leveraging the best technology tools available to support and enhance the learning of every student. 

    As a leader in digital age instruction, Desert Skies Middle School will utilize a 1:1 device platform that will engage students in new and creative ways and allow staff and community to work together to be innovators in education. By using the best practices in teaching and learning to support children in the digital world we will become leaders in our district. As a result, teachers must be willing to open their practice up for collaborating and sharing with many visitors from inside and outside the school district.

    Desert Skies is looking for staff members with a passion for student centered learning, inclusion, professional growth and leadership, and enthusiasm for technology. Our goal is to provide a relevant, adaptive, and rigorous learning environment that supports every student to be prepared for an ever-changing technological world that requires life-long learning to become responsible citizens who contribute to local and global communities.

Contact Us

  • Laura Petersen, Principal 
    LPetersen@washoeschools.net

    Ana Hollinger, Administrative Assistant
    AHollinger@washoeschools.net


    7550 Donatello Drive
    Sun Valley, NV 89433
    674-4915 Main
    674-4916 Fax

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Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web-Accessibility

  • The District prohibits bullying, cyber-bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, discrimination and/or retaliation in any of its educational programs/activities, employment, and employment opportunities.  For the District's full Notice of Non-Discrimination statement as well as methods to address questions and concerns please visit our Notice of Non-Discrimination and Web Accessibility page.

    For more information, visit the Civil Rights Compliance Department page.