Welcome to Explorer
It is my honor and pleasure to welcome you to the 2023 – 2024 school year! I hope that you have enjoyed your time with family and friends and are ready for an amazing new year. This school year brings the promise of a renewed dedication, focus, and energy to the mission of teaching and learning, and a renewed emphasis on our culture of PRIDE.
Explorer has a long history of academic excellence and has always provided both the rigor and support necessary to ensure that all students excel. We are an adolescent-centered learning community, where students are expected to meet high academic standards, contribute as positive citizens in our community, and become productive members of society. We are committed to providing innovative and challenging experiences that build resilience and life-long learning.
The middle school journey is one that provides exciting and unique opportunities that are best realized with strong partnerships between students, parents, and staff. Whether new to EMS or a seasoned Trailblazer, I encourage you to get involved and take advantage of all we have to offer. As students explore both academic and extracurricular opportunities, they discover who they are and are meant to be. Our dedicated staff and faculty support students in actualizing their goals and, ultimately, their potential.
At times, it may feel as though our middle school students no longer need us as much as they once did. However, the truth is that they need us now more than ever. As we collaborate to teach students how to demonstrate positivity, respect, integrity, determination, and empathy (PRIDE), we prepare students for success. Parental involvement is often the magic ingredient to ensure that students and a school community thrive. Please consider participating in any way that allows you to support our mission, whether that is by volunteering with our PTO, attending campus events, or joining us for Open House and parent-teacher conferences. As your principal, I welcome your feedback and can’t wait to get to know each of you!
Trailblazer Camp 2023
Get ready for Explorer Middle School!
All incoming 7th and new 8th-grade students will have the opportunity to meet new friends, receive their class schedules and a school t-shirt, find their classes,
Cost is $20.
Complete the registration online HERE.
- Registration must be completed by June 1st in order to guarantee a t-shirt.
- Trailblazer Camp will be held at EMS on Wednesday, August 2 from 9am to 12pm.
If you have any questions, please call 602-449-4200.
School Supply Lists
Students will receive their supply lists on the first day of school when they get a course syllabus from each teacher.
From highlights and achievements to important news and information, the Explorer Newsroom offers a variety of resources to keep you up-to-date on the latest happenings. Whether it's information about our events and activities or district initiatives, the Explorer Newsroom has what you need to stay informed. Click the orange bell to subscribe today.
For highlights, achievements, and important news throughout the school year, follow Explorer on social media.
Podcast | PVBeat
From the heart of paradise, this is PVBeat a PVSchools podcast. In new episodes of the podcast, learn more about the many journeys of excellence in PVSchools. From highlights and achievements to entertainment and important news you need to know. This podcast offers the PVSchools community a way to stay in tune with the district.
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