Desert Mountain orchestra, band to perform in London

The Desert Mountain High School Symphonic Orchestra and Marching Band depart for London, England to take part in that city’s 2019 New Year’s [...] Continue Reading →

A mother’s love: Shawn Graulich talks pride of her student-athlete

The Scottsdale Independent reached out to Shawn Graulich, who is the mother of one of our most recent student-athlete profiles. An excerpt from [...] Continue Reading →

Desert Mountain earns music scholarship award

Desert Mountain High School has been recognized by the National Association for Music Education with a scholarship award for its music students. [...] Continue Reading →

Inspiring athlete: Desert Mountain’s Jacob Graulich takes leap of faith in playing football

Ever since he was 4-years-old, Desert Mountain High School rising senior Jacob Graulich had played baseball and had aspirations to play [...] Continue Reading →

Desert Mountain graduating seniors receive community collaborative scholarships

Two graduating high school seniors were recently named recipients of $2,500 Scottsdale Community Collaborative Youth Scholarships for the 2018-19 [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale’s ‘Wolfpack’ robotics team takes home international award

Through participation and involvement at the recent Barret Jackson Auto Auction, Kadima Innovation Faires and school campuses, a group of Desert [...] Continue Reading →

Meet the Coach: Desert Mountain girl’s tennis coach Sheri North

It’s been a banner year for the Desert Mountain High School girl’s tennis team and while many tend to point to the coach in a situation such as [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale Schools honors student-athletes at All-City Athletic Awards

Scottsdale Unified School District student-athletes took part in a night of frivolity and awards as part of the school year’s final All-City [...] Continue Reading →

Dosek: robotics can transform the classroom at Scottsdale Schools

I had never heard of robotics until last fall. It wouldn’t have been on our radar at all without Mrs. Michelle Okun starting the club at Desert [...] Continue Reading →

Scottsdale High School Roundup: Local state champions

Many spring high school sports are coming to an end and that means it’s time to crown state champions in those respective sports, including [...] Continue Reading →