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Boys and Girls Cross Country
Cross Country
11/01/2018
Boys and Girls Cross Country Going to State
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Please note ALL parents/guardians must complete the Annual Update &  Awareness Contract in order for students to be able to take their Chromebook home.
Important: Annual Update & Awareness Contract
07/30/2018
Please note ALL parents/guardians must complete the Annual Update & Awareness Contract in order for students to be able to take their Chromebook home.
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Gilbert Public Schools - Desert Ridge High School Valedictorians and Salutatorians
Congratulations to the Desert Ridge High Class of 2018!
05/21/2018
Congratulations, DRHS Class of 2018! Read more about the outstanding students graduating from Desert Ridge High School and their future plans.
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Mock DUI Crash DRHS
To Help Prevent Distracted Driving
03/02/2018
This scene had a real impact on over 2800 students at Desert Ridge HS. The simulation showed the outcome of a car hitting a pedestrian in a crosswalk, when both the driver and pedestrian were distracted by cell phones.
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JROTC CyberSpace Team Gold Tier 1st Place AZ Team, Jags in CyberSpace.
JROTC CyberSpace Team Gold Tier 1st Place AZ Team, Jags in CyberSpace.
02/26/2018
Led by Coach Major David Malinowski, the two team’s of students from Desert Ridge High School excelled in the CyberPatriot X State Round held Jan. 19-21, demonstrating teamwork, critical thinking skills, and technical knowledge key to a successful career in cybersecurity. 
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Congratulations to the Cheer Stunt Team!
Cheer Stunt Team
12/19/2017
Congratulations to the Cheer Stunt Team! They took home the Championship Hardware for the AIA State Qualifier.
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Congratulations!
Defensive Player of the Year
12/12/2017
Huge shout out to Desha Bennett for being named Channel 12's Friday Night Fever 6A Defensive Player of the Year!
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DRHS Swim & Dive Volunteering at Special Olympics
DRHS Swim & Dive Volunteering at Special Olympics
09/26/2017
Members of DRHS Swim & Dive Team had an amazing time volunteering for the AZ Special Olympics Regional Swim Meet!
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Picture include Rachel with Colonel Boyd and Major David Malinowski on the far left.
Arizona's Outstanding Cadet Awarded
Desert Ridge High School Cadet Colonel Rachel Higgins announced as Arizona's Outstanding Cadet
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A. Dao
National Merit Semifinalists named for DRHS
Desert Ridge High School is pleased to announce that Aaron Dao and Gwyneth Smith have qualified as semifinalists.
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Battle
ROTC Cadets Working Hard!
ROTC took 28 cadets to participated in the Buckeye HS PT Challenge Saturday and represented DRHS well.
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K. Pelestor
Kiara Pelestor awarded AVID Scholarship
Kiara Pelestor, pictured here with AVID coordinator Stefanie Fortney, was the recipient of the Western Division AVID Center Employee Scholarship Award for $5,000.
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L. Kaneko and M. Jones
DRHS Students take top prizes at the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards
Congratulations to Seniors Madelynn Jones and Lynn Kaneko for receiving Gold and Silver recognition at the 2017 Scholastic Art and Writing Awards for the state of Arizona. Junior, Carly Baldemore also received an Honorable Mention Award.
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K. Jackovich
Congratulations Kade Jackovich!
Congratulations to Senior Kade Jackovich who competed in the JROTC All Services National Marksmanship Competition in Anniston, Alabama March 23-25, 2017.
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Xplorers
DRHS StellarXplorers
The DRHS StellarXplorers Prestige Team competed in their final competition this past Sunday (3/17/19) in a very challenging 6 hour space launch vehicle scenario and hour test.
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NHRA and DRHS
NHRA and DRHS talk racing
NHRA's Tony Schumacher visits DRHS to give presentation
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AFJROTC Orienteering Team
AFJROTC Orienteering team won its 3rd straight competition
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Emma Geddes
Congrats to 11th grade art student - Emma Geddes!
Emma won "Best in Show" in the 2017 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Art Competition.
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SCC Math Team Project
Math Club Competition
The DRHS Math Club won 1st place in the Team Project category at our Scottsdale Community College Math/Science competition on January 12th.
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StellarXplorer teams
StellarXplorer teams showing great success on the national stage!
Two teams from DRHS have been competing nationally in a contest to choose the best combination of components for a Satellite to optimize a Lunar Satellite Mission.
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Rachel Pfoutz
DRHS 2016-2017 Teacher of Year: Rachel Pfoutz
As part of the Arizona Education Foundation's Teacher of the Year Program, each school in GPS names a Teacher of the Year.
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Excellence in Math
2016 Excellence in Mathematics Competition
Congratulations to Desert Ridge students, Rina Williams and Rachel Higgins!
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M. Quintana and W. Baker
Proud to Announce our National Hispanic Student Award Winners!
Desert Ridge High School is proud to announce the 2 students who have achieved the National Hispanic Student Award
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Aiyana Harr
Congratulations Aiyana!
The US Army All-American Marching Band features the top 125 high school seniors from all over the country, and provides an all-expenses paid trip to San Antonio, Texas
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Jacob Murray
Congrats to Jacob Murray!
Congratulations to Jacob Murray, who was recently awarded a Superintendent Recognition Award by Dr. Kishimoto for his internship work with Hawkeye Electric.
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DRHS Senior Has Inspirational Young Friend
When watching Desert Ridge play football on friday nights, it’s hard to miss their safety Brad Beaver.
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Coach Hathcock with Cards Representatives
Congrats DRHS Varsity Football Coach Hathcock!
For the second year in a row, Desert Ridge High School Varsity Football Coach Jeremy Hathcock was named AZ Cardinals Coach of the Week!
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Awesome Best Buddies
Students of Desert Ridge High School Best Buddies being honored.
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Commended Student Awards in National Merit Program
Desert Ridge High School is proud to announce the 6 students who have achieved Commended Student status in the most recent National Merit Program that honors academic excellence based on the PSAT assessment.
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Blood Drive Award
DRHS received an award recently from United Blood Services for the High School Blood Drive Challenge
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Arizona's East Valley Young Marines wins national award from Dept. of Defense for anti-drug education
Student, Nicholas Burt, a freshman at Desert Ridge High School and part of East Valley Young Marines has been named the Fulcrum Shield Award winner by the Department of Defense.
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