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Registration Dates for Fall 2017

August 14, 2017 - 6th grade:  
Last Names: A - L Orientation & BBQ - 8:00- 1:00 p.m.
Registration: 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.

August 15, 2017 - 6th Grade Last Names - M - Z Orientation & BBQ
8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Registration: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
 
August 16, 2017 -New to DRA 7th & 8th graders
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 or
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Returning DRA students
7th Grade -August 16
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 or
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

8th Grade - August 17
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 or
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Back to School Night: August 31 - 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Welcome, Coach Ryan Flores!

HELLO DRA DIAMONDBACKS!!


My name is Ryan Flores and I am honored and excited to be joining the DRA team. I am coming from La Quinta high school where I have been coaching and teaching for the past 10 years. 

I have been the Varsity Offensive-Line coach and Girls T&F Head coach for the past 10 seasons. Currently I am going into my third season as the Head Wrestling coach and will be joining the XCP Football coaching staff. At LQHS I taught weight training as well as PE II for the last four years. 

I am a desert native who attended DSUSD schools K-12. I graduated from LQHS in 2003 and college in 2007 from McPherson College [McPherson KS] and shortly returned home to earn my teaching credential from Brandman University.

 I cannot wait for the excitement, energy and enthusiasm middle school has. My passions include athletics, competition, exercise and of course, my FAMILY [wife Megan and my kids Mason 6 Mandy 4 Madix 3]. I am ready to pass on my knowledge and excitement for fitness and athletics to every student I am fortunate to work with both in PE and after school athletics. 

The 2017-2018 school year is going to be GREAT at DRA and I cannot wait to start. See you soon Diamondbacks!!!

Welcome, Coach Flores! 
(Coach Flores & Mr. Ruben Flores, our fantastic music teacher, are brothers :) 

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Welcome, Mr. Jay Harper!

We are excited to announce that Mr. Harper is joining our teaching staff DRA.  Mr. Harper spent the 2016-17 school year teaching English, math, and science at La Paz Community School (IB) in Costa Rica. He will teach 8th grade science in the fall.  

Mr. Harper taught 6th grade Earth Science at John Glenn Middle School of International Studies (IB) for 16 years. He also coached multiple sports. 

Mr. Harper was raised in Seattle and was born with a passion for the outdoors and a thirst for knowledge.  He attended Western Washington University  He received his Masters Degree at Cal State San Bernardino in Curriculum and Instruction with a emphasis on GATE (Gifted And Talented Education).  

Mr Harper has two boys and a loving wife who all crave adventure. He enjoys hanging out with nature and participating in a multitude of sports, but fútbol will always be king. 

Welcome, Mr. Harper! 

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Meet James Campbell, DRA's        Saturday Academy, March 25, 2017
new security agent 


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School Information

Office Hours:  8:20 - 3:40 - Monday - Friday

Dress Code School Uniform: Polo tops in school colors only. Bottoms any color, no gym shorts allowed. Students wear lanyard/ID at all times while at DRA or on school bus.

SCHOOL COLORS: Royal Blue, Gold, Orange

MASCOT: Diamondbacks  


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online application. If you need assistance, feel free to contact Lucy Lara or Reina Gonzalez at 760.393.5500. We greatly appreciate your service to our DRA community! Thank you!    Volunteer Application: Click here