Administration's Message

To All Students, Parents, and Community of Palo Verde Middle School,

Welcome to the 2017-2018 school year at Palo Verde Middle School!  Our teachers and staff are excited to build on the successes of last year as we move forward to reaching new heights this year.

There are a couple of important things that you need to know about this school year to help us make it successful.  First, we have high expectations for each student, both behaviorally and academically.  We have high expectations because we truly believe that each student can live up to the expectations that are set for them.  To expect less than their best deprives our students of the opportunity to reach their full potential. 

Second, we want your child to get involved on campus.  We are excited to offer a variety of extra-curricular activities for your child to get involved in, including music, art, athletics and clubs.  We believe in offering students different opportunities because it helps us address the whole child as well as contributes to a rewarding middle school experience. 

Last, we believe that education is a team effort.  Parental involvement is an essential component to student success, both behaviorally and academically.  We truly want to be partners with you during these middle school years.  Your involvement and support will be critical to a successful year!  We will do our best to have open communication with you.  One of the ways we will do that is by sending out a monthly newsletter every first Wednesday of each month. The same newsletter will be posted on our school website at Other pertinent information can be found on our school website or through our “Wednesday flyers”. We also will continue to use our call out system. If you have not already received one of these, please contact our front office (602.347.2500) to ensure we have your correct contact information. Please check out and like our Facebook page where we will keep our students, parents, and community updated with pictures!

Our school mission statement is “Producing Valued Motivated Students where everyone does everything to achieve their personal best!”  We take this mission seriously and look forward to partnering with you to help make this a reality!  Thanks for partnering with us to ensure each and every Panther is successful!


Mark Culbertson, Principal