Upcoming Events

Please join us for our 2nd annual #BlackhawkHealthAndWellness Day on October 21, 2015.  Families and students are welcome to join!  Please go to goo.gl/zWeXvT for online pre-registration 


September, 2015

Welcome back to school! We got off to a great start! Many teachers are trying new technical tools to enhance student learning. Parents, please be sure to communicate with teachers if you are unsure of what is expected of your child either in class or at home. We are looking forward to a wonderful year, filled with new experiences for your students as we prepare them for success in the 21st century.

Here is a link to a blog regarding "struggling learners." The idea is that all students should struggle when they learn. Please, take a look at it.

All Students Should be Struggling Learners


Ms. Cook, Principal

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email: rebecca.cook@desertsands.us    

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The Queen Scheherazade Scholarship Application is now available. The competition is open to girls who will be 17 by Nov. 21st.. The application can be picked up in the counseling office and is due by Oct. 7th. Scholarship amount is $3000. to $3500..

Don’t miss out on any of the upcoming college presentations including representatives from University of Chicago, University of Redlands, UC San Diego, the Art Institute, University of Massachusetts, Arizona State University, Syracuse University, University of La Verne, Boise State University and UC Riverside. Check out the Career Center website for a complete list of presentations and stop by the Career Center in room 701 to sign up.

Attention College bound Juniors! The Preliminary SAT or PSAT will be administered on Wednesday, October 14, 2015. The cost is $20 and students can sign up in the Counseling Office with Mr. Leon. Don't delay!

Wednesday, October 14th, 6:30 pm...La Quinta High Theater
Mark your calendars.
More information to follow.

Model United Nations will be having meetings on Mondays and Thursdays in room 508.

Attention great debaters!

The forensics team is meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays after school and now Wednesday at lunch in room 408.

We will be practicing for competitions and conducting important team business.

Don't miss out on the fun!

The Art Club will have its first meeting this Thursday in room 710. You may buy your lunch first and bring it to the meeting. We will be discussing this years officers and the trip to Los Angeles.

Do you want to be a teacher? Do you like working with kids? The Future Teachers Club will have its first meeting of the year on Wednesday at lunch in room 411. Come join us!



Due to many inquiries, we will post the dress code on this front page through the first week of school.
School officials will determine what constitutes a dress code violation. Violators may be required to call home for a change clothes or use school issued clothing as loaners. A second violation will result in After School Detention. Additional violations may result in suspension from school. Clothing that displays lewd, obscene, vulgar, promotes violence, or offensive
statements or pictures are not permitted. Clothing should be in good taste neat, clean, modest, and decent.

Please note the following:
● Bare midriff may not be exposed. The test for this is to raise your hands above your head, if your midriff is not shown, then the shirt is ok.
● No bare backs, tube tops, or halter tops.
● All tops and dresses must connect front to back over both shoulders.
● Straps for all shirts must be at least an inch in width.
● All clothing is to be worn appropriately and may not expose any part of the
undergarments or body parts.
● No see through, fish net type clothing or low cut plunging neck lines.
● Shorts or skirts may not be shorter than mid thigh. The test for this: with your extended arm down your leg, your thumbnail must be touching the fabric of your shorts or skirt. Buttocks and other body parts may not be exposed.
● P.E. uniforms may only be worn in P.E. class.
● Unsafe clothing accessories will not be allowed (chains)
● No oversize clothing, belts that hang, wallet chains, or clothes that sag,
● Ragged or torn garments may be worn as long as the thumbnail requirement is met. 
● No head coverings such as hair nets, dorags, or bandannas may be worn or exposed.
● Hoods may not be worn in the classroom.
● Approved hats may only be worn outside of buildings (worn forward only).
● No initialized, marijuana leaf, or belt buckles shaped as weapons may be worn.
● Nothing can be worn that obscures the identity of the student e.g. face paint, head and face covering, hair styles, or costumes.
● Clothing may not identify a student as a member of any organization that is not either approved of or recognized by the school.
● Clothing may not be customized or identify the wearer as living or belonging to a particular part of town or group.
● Clothing may not depict advertisements for alcoholic beverages, tobacco, drug use in any form or have pictures of naked men or women on them. (if the person shown on the shirt does not abide by dress code, then it cannot be worn)
● Numbers deemed inappropriate such as 13, 69, 187, or 420 may not be written on personal property or worn on clothing.
● All footwear must be safe, no steel toes, taps, rollers, slide shoes or bedroom slippers