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A MEssage from Our Principal

AVMS Celebrates the 2019–2020 School Year

Welcome Back Eagles! 

I hope you had a fun and relaxing summer break. It is with pleasure that I welcome you to the 2019-2020 school year. This school year we have a lot of plans that will help ensure that our Altar Valley Middle School campus is a shining example of leadership, integrity, respect, and kindness in our district and community. The buildings have been cleaned and polished and are ready for students! The first day of school is Thursday August 1, 2019.

The teachers and staff have been working hard preparing and they are excited about your arrival. We look forward to working with each student to meet their individual needs and focus on their growth as the year progresses.  

Please note that the Arizona Attorney General’s Office will be here on August 21, 2019, for an Anti-Bullying presentation for parents. This will take place in the AVMS Cafeteria at 5:30 p.m. This presentation will address the different types of bullying, how it is affecting our youth, and the preventative measures students and parents can take against bullying. We will provide light snacks. 

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to an outstanding school year. Below is a list of important dates to remember:

  • 8/21/2019 Parent Anti-Bullying Presentation at 5:30 p.m. in the AVMS Cafeteria
  • 1st Quarter sports are football and volleyball, practice will start soon! Go Eagles! 
  • 9/2/2019 Labor Day, No School 

Please welcome our new teachers and staff to Altar Valley Middle School:

  • Elaine Schwochert  (8th Grade Math)
  • Eric Sapul (8th Grade ELA)
  • Laura Warner (7th Grade Math)
  • Iris Cristales (6th Grade ELA)
  • Dustie Gunn-Ader (SPED)  
  • Tanya Soto (SPED)
  • Charlene Cox (Librarian)

Let’s do this, Eagles!


Josh Peebles

Josh Peebles, Principal
Altar Valley Middle School

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