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State Testing Begins

State Testing 

This week begins our state testing season. Please promote healthy testing habits for your child by ensuring they get a good night’s sleep, a healthy breakfast, and arriving on time on the day of testing. We are excited to see the growth our students have gained this year. 

March 28th- 5th & 8th Grade AZSci  

March 29th- 5th & 8th Grade AZSci

April 5th- AASA Writing (Gr. 3,7,8) 

April 6th - AASA Writing (Gr. 4,5,6) 

April 11- AASA Reading PT. 1( Gr. 3,4)  

April 13 - AASA Reading PT 2 (Gr. 3.4) 

April 18- AASA Reading PT. 1(Gr. 5-8)

April 19-AASA Math PT 1 (Gr. 3-8) 

April 20- AASA Reading PT. 2 (Gr. 5-8) 

April 21- AASA Math PT 3 (Gr. 3-8)

Students who arrive after the testing session has begun will stay in an alternative classroom until the session is complete. They will then make up the test on a different day. 

03/27/2023 Direct Link

Students on Playground

Weekly Update for March 27, 2023

Week at a Glance: 

 Monday, March 27 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 


Tuesday, March 28 

 -State Science Testing (AZSci) for 5th and 8th Grade 

 Wednesday, March 29 

 -State Science Testing (AZSci) for 5th and 8th Grade 

 -PTSA Raising Canes Spirit Night 


Thursday, March 30 

 3rd Quarter Honors Assemblies 

 9:15 AM- 4th Grade 

 9:45 AM- 5th & 6th Grade 

 3:10 PM- 7th & 8th Grade 


Friday, March 31 

 APEX Fun Run 

 Kindergarten & 1st Grade, Ms. Berks' Class- 9:30-10:30 AM 

 2nd & 3rd Grade- 10:30-11:30 

 4th & 5th Grade- 11:30-12:30 

 6th Grade & Mrs. Johns' Class- 1:30-2:30 

 7th & 8th Grade- 2:30-3:30

03/27/2023 Direct Link

Weekly Update for March 20, 2023

Weekly Update for March 20, 2023

​Hello West Point Families,

Welcome back from Spring Break!  

It is a busy week at West Point. Please see the newsletter for all the details. 

Don't forget to return the Summer Learning permission forms, so your child can attend in June.  


Week at a Glance: 

Monday, March 20 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 


Tuesday, March 21 

 -World Down Syndrome Day- Wear Blue and Yellow to Support your Fellow Wild Cats 

 -PTSA Meeting, 4:15 PM 

 -Kindergarten Showcase Open House, 5:30-7:00 PM 

 Thursday, March 23 

 -Dysart Career Fair @ District Office, 4:00-7:00 PM 


Friday, March 24 

 -Spirit Day- Wear your West Point shirts 

 Saturday, March 25 

 -District Festival of the Arts @ VVHS, 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM More Info @ 


Have a great week! 

03/22/2023 Direct Link

students with building blocks

Kindergarten Showcase

West Point will host a Kindergarten Showcase event on Tuesday, March 21, beginning at 5:30 p.m. so families can learn more about the free, full-day program. 

The Showcase is an excellent opportunity for parents of future Kindergartners to tour the school, meet the teachers, and register their child.  Information on before and after-school programs available through Dysart's Community Education Department will also be available.  

Dysart schools are among the top-rated in the state of Arizona and provide a FREE, FULL-DAY Kindergarten program in a safe, caring environment. The Dysart kindergarten program follows Arizona state standards, and offers hands-on, real-life activities in cognitive, Social, and Physical development.

Parents can learn more about Dysart School's Kindergarten program at

Registration for the 2023-2024 school year is now open for Dysart Schools. Parents may register their child online at or visit their local school.  To register for school, parents must provide a birth certificate, immunization records, and proof of residency.  To determine the school boundary for your residence, please visit Open enrollment is available for parents who would like their child to attend a school other than their home school. Information on Open Enrollment is available at

03/15/2023 Direct Link

student stacking blocks

Weekly Update for March 6

Hello West Point Families, 

This week is the final week of quarter 3. Report cards will be posted after Spring Break.  

Speaking of Spring Break, we hope you have an enjoyable time off school next week, March 13-17. The school offices will be closed next week and open again on Monday, March 20.  

Good luck to our Flag Football and Volleyball teams, who will begin the playoffs on Tuesday.  

Boys and girls basketball and cheer try-outs begin this week.  

Week at a Glance: 

Monday, March 6 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 

Tuesday, March 7

 -Football Game vs. Thompson Ranch  @ WCHS, 5 PM 

 -Volleyball Game vs. Surprise @ Kingswood, 6 PM 

 Thursday, March 9 

 -Governing Board Meeting, 6 PM 

 Friday, March 10 

 -West Point Spirit Day 

 Looking Ahead 

 March 13-17- Spring Break 

03/05/2023 Direct Link

student reading a book

Read Across America Week

February 27- March 3rd is Read Across America Week. West Point students and staff are invited to participate in a spirit week. 

Monday, 2/27- Fox in Socks and The Cat in the Hat- Wear Wacky Socks and Wacky Hats 

Tuesday, 2/28- Oh the Places You'll Go- Wear a Shirt from a Place you have Visited

Wednesday, 3/1- Green Eggs and Ham- Wear Everything Green

Thursday, 3/2- Favorite Book- Dress like your Favorite Book Character

Friday, 3/3- My Many Colored Day- Dress in as Many Colors as Possible

02/26/2023 Direct Link

Phoenix Opera Visits West Point

Phoenix Opera Visits West Point

The Phoenix Opera recently visited West Point to perform two shows. Kindergarteners through 4th graders watched Beauty and the Beast and participated in a Q&A with the actors. They also learned the critical audience role of calling "bravo" at the end of a number. Fifth through 8th graders watched "Who Wants to be an Opera Star." This fun gameshow-style performance allowed students to learn more about the opera genre in a fun and entertaining way. Thank you, Phoenix Opera, for providing these special performances for our students. 

02/20/2023 Direct Link

Happy Children

Weekly Update for February 6, 2023

Week at a Glance

Monday, February 6 

 - Early Release @ 1:45 PM 

 - Volleyball Game vs. Riverview @ Riverview, 5:00 PM 

 Tuesday, February 7 

 - Flag Football game Vs. Riverview @ Riverview, 5:00 PM 

 Wednesday, February 8

 - Volleyball vs. Surprise @ Riverview, 6 PM 

 - Spring Pictures📷 

 Thursday, February 9 

 - No Preschool Classes 

 - Early Release @ 1:45 PM 

 - Book Fair Family Shopping, 2-6 PM 

 - Flag Football Game vs. Surprise @ Riverview,  El Mirage, 6 PM 

 Friday, February 10

 - No Preschool Classes 

 - Early Release @ 1:45 PM

Parent Teacher Conferences 

This week is spring parent-teacher conferences.  If you haven’t scheduled a conference time, please contact your child’s homeroom teacher for an appointment.  Our goal is to meet with 100% of our families.   

 PTSA Book Fair 

The Spring Scholastic Book Fair is this week. Students may shop during the school day with their teacher's permission. The Family shopping night is on Thursday, February 9th, from 2-6 PM.   Don’t have cash? Parents can create an eWallet for their children. More details here: 

West Point  Mid-Year Survey 

We are always working to improve our practices at West Point. Please take a moment to answer a brief survey. Results will be shared in a future newsletter with celebrations and an improvement plan. 

Parent Survey 

02/04/2023 Direct Link

Volleyball Games Begin

Weekly Update for January 30, 2023

McTeacher Night 

We hope you include McTeacher night in your dinner plans for Tuesday, January 31st, from 5-7 PM.   

Location: 13933 N Litchfield Road 

How: Purchase through the drive-through, curbside pickup,  inside the restaurant, or use the mobile app.  

Why: Proceeds from the fundraising night will benefit West Point School, and it is a fun family event. 

Parent Teacher Conferences 

 Next week we will be holding spring parent-teacher conferences.  All teachers have sent home information on scheduling a conference appointment. Our goal is to meet with 100% of our families.  Remember that Thursday, February 9th, and Friday, February 10th are early release days, and preschool will NOT hold classes.  

8th Grade Promotion Parent Meeting 

Families with 8th-grade students are invited to attend a virtual information meeting regarding 8th-grade promotion on Wednesday, February 1st, from 5:00-5:30 PM 

To join the Google Meets Virtual Meeting use the link below: Video call link: Or dial: ‪(US) +1 240-804-7747‬ PIN: ‪631 844 850‬# More phone numbers. Information will be shared out with all families following the meeting.

Upcoming Events 

Monday, January 30

-Early Release @ 1:45 PM 

-Volleyball Game vs. Freedom @ Kingswood, 6 PM 

 Tuesday, January 31 

 -PTSA McTeacher Night, 5-7 PM 

 -Flag Football Game vs. Freedom @ El Mirage, 6 PM 

 Wednesday, February 1 

 -8th Grade Virtual Parent Meeting, 5 PM 

 -Volleyball vs. Asante @ Riverview, 5 PM 

 Thursday, February 2 

 -Flag Football Game vs. Asante @ Riverview, 5 PM 

 Friday, February 3 

-Spirit Day -PTSA Hat Day 

-PTSA Student Store 

Saturday, February 4 

Cross Country All District Meet

01/29/2023 Direct Link

Week of January 23, 2023

Weekly Updates for January 23, 2023

The new year is a great time to review our afternoon dismissal procedures. These procedures are in place to move traffic quickly and promote a safe exit.  A full description of our arrival and dismissal procedures, with a map, can be found on our website here

Parent Pick up- 

Please only enter the parking lot through the far right lane. The center lane and left lanes are for traffic exiting campus only. Many cars are using the center lane to enter campus. Please follow all traffic rules to create a safe environment for our students, staff, and families.  Also, students should not load cars waiting in line on Greenway road.  Only kindergarten and preschool parents can walk up to the loading zone under the solar panels to pick up their students. All other parents who park will wait on the sidewalk across from the loading zone, and staff will cross their child at the designated crosswalk. Students will not be able to walk through the parking lot unattended.   The far west parking lot is designated for bus and staff access only.  

Walkers & Bike Riders:   

 -West Point neighborhood students will only exit campus through the three back satellite gates.   

 -Roseview neighborhood students will exit campus through the front walking gate and use the crosswalk at 137th and Greenway. They will then walk down the south side of Greenway to the neighborhood entrance.  

 -Litchfield Manor neighborhood students will exit campus through the front walking gate and use the crosswalk at 137th and Greenway to enter the neighborhood. 

Week Events at a Glance

Monday, January 23 

Early Release @ 1:45 PM 

Thursday, January 26 

Governing Board Meeting, 6 PM 

Friday, January 27 

Spirit Day 

Saturday, January 28 

Cross Country Meet, 8 AM@ Dysart  Middle School 

Tuesday, January 31 

PTSA McTeacher Night, 5-7 PM

01/23/2023 Direct Link

Students Learning

Happy New Year

Welcome Back, West Point and Happy New Year!

Week at a Glance

Thursday, January 5 

Welcome Back from Winter Break! 

Friday, January 6 

PTSA Hat day and Student Store 

Monday, January 9 

Early Release @ 1:45 

Tuesday, January 10 

Flag Football Tryouts, 4:00 PM 

Wednesday, January 11 

Flag Football Tryouts, 4:00 PM 

Thursday, January 12 

Friday, January 13 

Quarter 2 Honor Assemblies 

PTSA BINGO & Silent Auction, 6:00 PM 

Saturday, January 14 

Cross Country Meet, 8 AM@ Sonoran Heights Middle School 

Monday, January 16 

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day- School Holiday

01/04/2023 Direct Link

students on stage for Winter Sing

Winter Sing

You are cordially invited to attend the West Point Winter Sing.

When:  Thursday, December 15, 2022

Where:  Dysart High School Auditorium (11425 N. Dysart Rd. El Mirage, AZ 85335)


Drop-Off Times (please do not arrive before the designated time.) 

K-1: 5:10 pm-5:20 pm 

2-3: 6:10 pm-6:20 pm 

4th/Choir: 7:10 pm-7:20 pm 

Parents will drop off students at the back door to the auditorium (southeast side). It is next to the roundabout in the parking lot. There will be someone with a sign at the door to let students inside. Parents will then enter through the gates and proceed around to the right, up the stairs and enter through the front of the auditorium.

Performance Times: 

K-1: 5:30 pm-6:00 pm 

2-3: 6:30 pm-7:00 pm 

4th/Choir: 7:30 pm-8:00 pm 

Pick up: After the performance, students will exit the building with their teacher and meet parents outside, in front of the auditorium. (please note that this is not the same as the drop-off location). Teachers will have a sign with their names so parents can more easily find their children. Students are to stay with their teacher until a parent makes contact with the teacher.


12/11/2022 Direct Link

Class on recess

Yearbooks on Sale

Yearbooks on sale now for $32.00. Order your copy today. Go to Grads Yearbooks and select Surprise as your Location and West Point as your school to purchase.

12/09/2022 Direct Link

West Point  Happenings

December 5- Week at a Glance

Week at a Glance  

Monday, December 5 

-Early Release @ 1:45 -Future Freshman Night @ VVHS, 5:30 PM, for all 8th grade students 

Tuesday, December 6 

 -3rd-5th Grade ELA Benchmark 

 -Willy Wonka, Jr. Auditions, 7:30 AM 

 -Girls Soccer vs. Asante  @ Cimarron Springs, 5:00 PM 

Wednesday, Dec. 7 

 -3rd-5th Grade Math Benchmark 

 -End of Quarter Performance for 7th/8th keyboard and 5th/6th ukulele classes, 2:30 PM 

 -Boys Soccer vs Riverview  5:00 pm @ Cimarron Springs 

Thursday, December 8 

 -Willy Wonka, Jr. Auditions, 7:30 AM 

 -Band/Orchestra Winter Concert, 5:30 PM 

Friday, December  9 

 -Boys Soccer vs. Surprise @ Riverview, 7:00 PM 

 -Girls Soccer vs. Asante @ Cimarron, 7:00 PM 


Saturday, December 10 

 -Cross Country Meet @ Sonoran Heights Middle School, 8AM

12/04/2022 Direct Link

Cross Country

Week Events At a Glance

Upcoming Events 

Monday, November 28 

 -Early Release @ 1:45 

Tuesday, November 29 

 -Girls Soccer vs. Thompson Ranch  @ Riverview, 5:00 PM 

Wednesday, Nov. 30 

 -Boys Soccer vs. Luke  5:00 pm @ Riverview 

 -PTSA Sonic Spirit Family Night- Wed. Nov. 30th 

Thursday, December 1 -Girls Soccer vs. Luke   @ Riverview, 5:00 PM 

Friday, December  2 

 -West Point Spirit Day- Wear your West Point spirit Shirts 

 -Hat Dat- must wear their PTSA Hat Band 

 -Student Store 

 Saturday, December 3 

 -Cross Country Meet @ Sonoran Heights Middle School, 8 AM

11/27/2022 Direct Link

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Holiday

As a reminder, there is no school this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.  The front office will be closed Monday, Nov. 21, through Friday, Nov. 25th. School resumes on Monday, Nov. 28th.

We wish all a very happy Thanksgiving.

11/20/2022 Direct Link

9th Annual Turkey Trot

9th Annual Turkey Trot

West Point PTSA will host our 9th Annual Turkey Trot on Friday, November 18th, during grade-level special area times. Students in Grades K-8 will be running to win cool prizes and to compete against our Thanksgiving Turkey (SHHH-its Coach Vogel).   

Prizes per grade level: 

1st Place-Turkey 

2nd Place-Pie 

3rd Place-Hat Day Band   

Come out and cheer on our runners.

Run Times:

3rd Grade: 9:05-9:45 

2nd Grade: 9:45-10:25 

1st Grade: 10:25-11:05 

7th Grade: 11:05-11:45 

8th Grade: 11:45-12:25 

Kinder: 12:25-1:05 

4th Grade: 1:40-2:20 

5th Grade: 2:20-3:00 

6th Grade: 3:00-3:40

11/17/2022 Direct Link

Thanksgiving Lunch

Thanksgiving Lunch

Families are invited to attend our Thanksgiving Lunch on Wednesday, Nov. 16th.  

Please RSVP by Monday, Nov. 14th.

The menu included Oven-Roasted Turkey Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Stuffing, Green Beans, Fresh-Baked Rolls, and      Scratch-Made Pumpkin Cake.


Cost Per Person   

Free Student: $0 

Reduced Student: $0.40 

Paid Student: $2.60 

District Staff: $3.50 

Non-Students: $3.50  (cash only at the door)

Lunch Times:        

Kindergarten                        - 10:10 am 

 4th Grade                             - 10:30 am 

 5th Grade                             - 10:50 am 

 7th Grade                             - 11:05 am 

 1st Grade & Ms. Berks       - 11:25 am 

 8th Grade & Mrs. Johns     - 11:45 am 

 2nd Grade                             - 12:05 pm 

 6th Grade                              - 12:20 pm 

 3rd Grade                              - 12:40 pm

11/13/2022 Direct Link

Mrs.Truitt, award recipient with staff

Mrs. Truitt music teacher award recipient received $500 to spend on classroom supplies from APS.

Mrs. Truitt, Music Teacher from @WPTESWildcats got a special surprise this morning as she was chosen as an @apsFYI #SupplyMyClass Award recipient. Truitt received $500 to spend on classroom supplies. We want to thank APS for its support! #WeAreDysart

11/02/2022 Direct Link


Quarter 1 Honor Assemblies

Quarter 1 Honors Assemblies will be held on Friday, November 4th. Honors assemblies will recognize students who earned Principal’s List by having all A’s on their report cards, Honor Roll for earning A’s and B’s on their report cards, Perfect Attendance, and SPARK Student of the Month. Invitations will be sent home this week for students who will be receiving certificates of recognition.

  •  9:15 AM- 4th Grade 
  • 9:45 AM- 5th/6th Grade 
  • 1:45 PM- 7/8th Grade

10/31/2022 Direct Link

Student with binoculars looking at different career fields

Career and College Expo

 Dysart Unified School District invites parents and students to a Career and College Expo on Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30 - 7:30pm at the Dysart District Office, located at 15802 N. Parkview Place in Surprise.  

The expo showcases Dysart's Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, West-MEC, colleges and universities, and military representatives so families can explore opportunities to pursue in and after high school. This is a great way for 5th through 11th grade students and their parents to get hands-on with all of the career pathway classes and programs offered at Dysart Schools. The event is free and open to the public. Details can be found at

Dysart Schools currently offer 17 CTE programs at four high schools (Dysart High School, Shadow Ridge High School, Valley Vista High School, and Willow Canyon High School.) Program options include Automotive Technology, Culinary Arts, Digital Animation, Digital Photography, Education Professions, Engineering, Film and TV Production, Fire Science, Graphic Design, Laboratory Assisting, Law and Public Safety, Marketing, Nursing Services, Software and App Design, Sports Medicine, Stagecraft Design and Production and Technology Device Maintenance. Learn more at

10/25/2022 Direct Link


Fall Family Fun

Mark your Calendars! We are excited to continue the “Hall of Treats” tradition on Friday, October 28th starting at 5:00 PM. During Hall of Treats, our downstairs hallway is transformed into a fun trick-or-treating event.  This event is free for West Point families. 

 The Upside Down Bash will follow from 6-8 pm in the cafeteria. Admission is $3 per person online in advance or $5 at the door. The dance is for all ages; however, minors must be accompanied by an adult, and everyone needs a ticket to attend. Tickets can be purchased at West Point PTSA store 

 The PTSA is still in need of candy donations for the Hall of Treats event. The class that collects the most bags of candy will win a popcorn party. Please have your student turn their candy in to their home room teacher.

10/24/2022 Direct Link

West Point Baseball

Boys' Baseball Championship Game

Good luck to our boys' baseball team who will be playing in the championship game against Asante on Wednesday, Oct. 19th, at 6:00 pm at Willow Canyon High School.

10/16/2022 Direct Link

Parent Teacher Conferences

Parent Teacher Conferences

We are pleased to invite families to campus for Fall Parent Teacher Conferences during the week of October 3rd. Please contact your child's homeroom teacher to schedule an appointment. 

Don't forget that students will be released on Monday, 10/3, Thursday, 10/6, and Friday, 10/7 at 1:45 PM to accommodate conference schedules. 

10/02/2022 Direct Link


Fall Picture Day

Smile! Individual and class pictures will be taken on Thursday, September 29, 2022. Pre-orders are being taken now through Grads Photography HERE.  Fall sports teams will have their team yearbook picture taken at 8 AM that day. 

09/23/2022 Direct Link

West Point Softball

Softball and Baseball Games

Here is this week's game schedule:

Tuesday, September 20

Softball vs. Thompson Ranch, 5:30 PM @ DHS

Baseball vs. Kingswood, 7:00 PM @ VVHS

Thursday, September 22

Baseball vs. Asante, 5:30 Pm @ VVHS

No Softball Game 

09/18/2022 Direct Link

players on a baseball field

Baseball and Softball Games

We hope you will join us at our next Baseball and Softball games. 

Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2022, at 7:00  PM

Baseball and Softball- West Point vs. Kingswood @ Dysart High School

Thursday, Sept. 15, 2022

Softball- West Point vs. Riverview,  5:30 PM @ Dysart High School

Baseball- West Point vs. Surprise, 7:00 PM @ Dysart High School

09/05/2022 Direct Link

Students Return to School

West Point Curriculum Night

West Point families are invited to attend the Back to School Curriculum night on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, at 5:00 P.M. Teachers will present during two sessions, providing flexibility for parents to attend more than one session. 

Session 1- 5:00-5:40 PM

Session 2- 5:45-6:25 PM

Band Parent Meeting 6:30-7:00 PM

08/18/2022 Direct Link

Car in Drop off lane

Parent Carpool Meeting

For parents interested in carpooling to or from school, we are holding an open house on Wednesday, August 17th from 4:00-4:45 PM in our library. While the school will not be organizing carpooling, parents interested in making connections with other West Point families are welcome to attend and coordinate carpooling.

08/14/2022 Direct Link

Softball Players

Middle School Season One Underway

Middle School baseball and softball begin with tryouts on Aug. 9 & 10 from 4:00 PM - 5:15 PM. Students should see the coaches for permission packets.

08/07/2022 Direct Link

Back to School

Meet the Teacher Night

Join us for an open house to meet your teacher on Monday, August 1, 2022, from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM. Students and Families will be able to get information on optional supply lists and meet our new PTSA board.

07/11/2022 Direct Link

students smiling for camera on playground.

Welcome Back!

We can't wait to see everyone back for the first day of school on August 3! Make sure you mark your calendars for event and activity dates and keep an eye on our new website for important information as the start of school approaches.

Our Meet the Teacher night will be on August 1 from 5:00-6:30pm. Please join us to see the campus, meet your child's teachers, and get information on what to expect this year. 

Still need to enroll? There's still time to get your children enrolled for the 2022-2023 school year! Parents and guardians can complete the necessary registration information online at at any time.  Please note that in order to finalize registration the following documents will be required: government issued photo identification; birth certificate; proof of residency; and immunization records. For additional assistance with student registration, families are welcome to contact our front office.

Don't forget to make sure you have access to the Parent Portal to keep up with your child’s academic progress throughout the year! Sign up or access the site online at or via the Campus Parent app. 

06/29/2022 Direct Link

Volunteer assisting in the classroom

Volunteer Opportunities

Dysart Schools have many opportunities for the community to assist schools in providing an amazing educational experience to each and every student. Volunteers help to enrich children’s learning opportunities, provide individual attention to children who need one-on-one assistance, promote a school-home-community partnership for quality education, provide staff members with more time to work with students, and assist staff members and support personnel with non-instructional tasks.

Where is Help Needed?

  • Classroom and teacher support 
  • One-on-one student assistance 
  • Event help (preparations, setup, operations, tear-down)  
  • Guest speakers (experts or retirees in various fields) 
  • Front office assistance

How to Become a Volunteer:

  1. Review the volunteer handbook and complete the volunteer application at 
  2. Make an appointment for your volunteer orientation 
  3. Coordinate your schedule through the school office 
  4. Put on your volunteer badge and have fun!

Who Should Apply to Volunteer?

Anyone who cares about children and education is a potential volunteer. Parents, grandparents and community members 18 years of age or older who want to make a difference in the lives of children and support educators are encouraged to apply to become a volunteer with Dysart Unified School District. Volunteers are welcome in all of our schools and prior teaching experience is not necessary.

Learn more or apply here.

06/02/2022 Direct Link

School lunch

School Breakfast and Lunch

Dysart Nutrition Services ensures that students at all schools have fresh, wholesome and nutritious breakfast and lunch options to support their education and focus in class. Learn more about Nutrition Services at Menus and nutritional information may be viewed at

Apply for Free and Reduced Meals

Beginning July 1, 2022 the USDA is returning to income eligibility guidelines for free or reduced meals. All families should complete a Free and Reduced Lunch Application at to help maintain school funding and make sure that qualified families receive this and other benefits. Only one application is required per family, and may be completed at

How to Add Meal Funds to an Account

Cash and checks are accepted for meal purchases, or families may utilize to prepay for meals online, view their balances, or place restrictions on purchases. Online payments take 24 hours to post to student accounts.  

Meal Prices 

  • Elementary Lunch $2.60, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • Elementary Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75  High School Lunch $2.85, Reduced $.40, Adult $3.50  
  • High School Breakfast $1.25, Reduced $.30, Adult $1.75 

A la carte and snack items are available for purchase on each campus, and additional meals are available for an added charge. Parents are always welcome to dine with their child, but please be sure to call in advance and check-in at the school office. Adult meals may be purchased for $1.75 for breakfast or $3.50 for lunch. 

06/02/2022 Direct Link

teacher working with students in a classroom

Employment Opportunities in Dysart

Dysart is the largest employer in both the cities of Surprise and El Mirage with over 2,700 employees. Dysart Schools offer highly competitive salaries, full benefits and an inviting school-year calendar with holidays and weekends off for most positions. 

With a wide-variety of positions ranging from groundskeeper, to mechanic, to office staff, and teachers, we’re always looking for great people to join our Dysart team!

Current High Need Areas: 

  •  Bus Drivers and Aides
  •  Childcare and Preschool Aides
  •  Paraprofessionals
  •  Behavioral Technicians 
  •  Speech and Language Pathologists 
  •  Special Education Teachers 
  •  Math Teachers 
  •  Science Teachers 
  •  ASL Teachers 
  •  Health Services Assistants 
  •  Crossing Guards 
  •  Maintenance Workers and Plant Managers 
  •  Social Workers

Check out our current openings at and apply today!

06/02/2022 Direct Link

adult on laptop

Stay Informed on the Parent Portal

The Parent Portal is a great tool to stay informed 24/7 about your child’s academic progress. Grades, attendance, assignments and more are viewable in real time online or via the app, Campus Parent. A single login allows parents with multiple students to access information for all of their children in one place. Learn more at

Update Your Communication Preferences and Contact Info

To make sure that we can keep you informed in emergency situations, please ensure that your contact information is current in the Parent Portal. You are also able to adjust your communication preferences (phone, text, and/or email) at or on the Campus Parent app to ensure you are getting the various message types in the way that you would like. Remember that if you select more than one type of communication per category, you will receive the message multiple times via each of those avenues.

06/02/2022 Direct Link

Students from west Point and Sunset hills pose in front of the city of surprise council meeting.

Students recognized by Friends of the Surprise Libraries

Students from West Point Elementary School and Sunset Hills Elementary School were recently recognized for being named finalists in the annual Friends of the Surprise Libraries Bookmark Contest. Each year, Friends of the Surprise Libraries invites local sixth through eighth grade students to participate and create bookmarks depicting reading and literacy.  First place, honorable mention, and a Mayor’s Choice Award are selected in each grade category. The following Dysart students were selected as finalists: 

  • First Place - Grace Luu (6th grade, Sunset Hills) and Layla Calico (8th grade, West Point). 
  • Honorable Mention - Kayla Krise (6th grade, West Point), Isabella Jordan (7th grade, West Point), and Kayla Patnod (8th grade, West Point). 
  • Mayor's Choice Award - Audrey Howat (8th grade, West Point)

Each student was recognized and presented a plaque with their winning bookmark, as well as a monetary award at the April 5, 2022 Surprise City Council Meeting. 

Friends of the Surprise Libraries is a non-profit organization supported by local citizens who volunteer their time to promote local Libraries, literacy and reading programs. They are dedicated to supporting the local community by sponsoring various programs, school grants, and providing gifts and donations to public libraries and literacy organizations.

04/08/2022 Direct Link

students and teachers who participated in packages from home pose for a picture.

West Point supports troops with “Packages From Home”

West Point Elementary School, in partnership with Student Council, collected over 700 items for the Packages From Home organization which provides care and comfort packages to deployed American military personnel who are stationed on active duty around the world. 

This annual effort began in 2010 with former West Point student, Jade Simpson. Jade’s birthday falls on September 11th, so she started this effort at her school as a way to give back and to commemorate the tragedy that occurred. 

With Jade now in high school, the students and staff at West Point work hard each year to continue this effort of giving back to the troops. This year, teachers, staff, and several former students, held a “packing party” on the Saturday prior to September 11th, to sort and pack the items donated. Together, the group created 55 care packages to be sent to service members around the world. Students and staff also wrote letters and drew photos to be included in the care packages.

09/17/2019 Direct Link