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Welcome to the 2016 – 2017 school year. We have had a great start to the new year and I am very honored to be at Pinacate Middle School as your principal. I am committed to continuing the Puma tradition of excellence for every student. I can already see from my warm reception that Pinacate is a very special place with enthusiastic and inquisitive teachers, and a dedicated support staff who all work together to serve students and their parents. I have lived in the southwest Riverside area for the past 30 years and have served the families of Menifee as a teacher for 10 years at both Bell Mountain Middle School and Menifee Middle School. Recently, I have been working in Riverside as a site administrator at Taft Elementary, Amelia Earhart Middle School and Martin Luther King Jr. High School. It is great to come closer to home and be part of the PUHSD family.
Pinacate Middle School is part of the Perris Union High School District Scholar Plus program and each of our students uses technology to support and extend their learning experiences. Aligned with our school plan and 21st century learning we have opportunities for students in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). Our partnership with Project Lead the Way has opened the minds of our students and has laid the foundation for the pathways for success. Our students are also participating in the Code.org in our technology courses and learning the five languages of computers. Additionally, Pinacate has beginning band classes, foreign language and art electives for students to expand their opportunities. It is our focus to support students as they move forward in their pursuit to be college and career ready as they move to high school.
Please take some time to look around our website and get additional information about the opportunities for your child at Pinacate Middle School. Parents at Pinacate can access information through Infinite Campus to monitor grades, attendance, and communicate via email with teachers. If you have any questions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me by phone, email or stop by the school to meet with me in person.