Desert Sands's The Beacon Lite

The Beacon Lite

Let them shine with The Beacon Lite!

Celebrating great news related to the students, parents, teachers, staff, and the community of Desert Sands Unified School District. Stories are welcome and encouraged!

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PDHS Rotary Contest
PDHS Rotary Speech Contest
02/14/2024
PD students participated in a Rotary Four-Way Speech Contest
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Mock trial award ceremony
2024 Riverside County Mock Trial
02/12/2024
Students awarded at the Mock Trail Awards Ceremony
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New/Recently Promoted Employees - 2/6/24
02/07/2024
DSUSD is pleased to introduce our new/recently promoted employees.
Read More About New/Recently Promoted Employees - 2/6/24
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Another Win at WorldQuest for PDHS
02/06/2024
Congratulations to PDHS for the win at WorldQuest competition
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Antonio Coloma II winning art piece
Visual Art Competition Winner
01/30/2024
Elementary and Middle School Art Competition Winner for Visual Arts
Read More About Visual Art Competition Winner
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National Fun at Work Day
01/29/2024
District Education Center ends the week with some fun activities.
Read More About National Fun at Work Day
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2024 CA League of Educators
01/18/2024
DSUSD celebrated 2024 CA League of Educators
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Staff Bowling night
DSUSD Staff Bowling Night
01/15/2024
Desert Sands staff gathered for some team bowling
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Indio HS student interviewed by media
PSIFF Student Screening Day
01/15/2024
Indio High School participating in Palm Springs Film Fest
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Greater Coachella Valley Student of the Month
NEW! Valleywide Student of the Month Program
12/14/2023
Riverside County Office of Education recognizes top seniors
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DSUSD Employees of the Year
12/06/2023
DSUSD would like to congratulate our Employees of the Year!
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XC Team
SHHS XC at State Championships
11/27/2023
Learn more about the Shadow Hills Girls State Meet
Read More About SHHS XC at State Championships
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ECEC Holiday Cards Project
11/09/2023
Students will decorate Holiday Cards for residents in managed care facilities
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Flag Football Girls team
DSUSD Flag Football Tournament
11/08/2023
Desert Sands ELO-P partnered with the LA Rams for 2023 Flag Football
Read More About DSUSD Flag Football Tournament
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Band and Color Guard Picture
PDCMS Band and Color Guard
11/06/2023
51st Annual Chino Interventional Band Review Competition
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Art work
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Counselors Present at Conference
09/19/2023
PDCMS Counselors selected to present at 2023 CSDC Conference
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Student Board Members 2023-2024
08/15/2023
Learn more about this years student board members
Read More About Student Board Members 2023-2024
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Shadow Hills High students with Rotarians
Indio Rotary Club Awards Scholarships
06/08/2023
Congratulations to nine Knights who were recently awarded scholarships from the Indio Rotary Club.
Read More About Indio Rotary Club Awards Scholarships
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Migrant Leaders Club medallion
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Security Agent Jose Ortega with PIO Perry
Not All Heroes Wear Capes!
06/07/2023
Security Agent Jose Ortega receives standing ovation
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Shadow Hills High Baseball Team
SHHS Baseball Makes History
05/26/2023
The 2023 Knights baseball season was memorable in so many ways.
Read More About SHHS Baseball Makes History
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eSports administrators with student champions
DSUSD eSports Championship
05/22/2023
Congrats to our champs from IMS & LQHS!
Read More About DSUSD eSports Championship
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Sands of Time - May 18, 2023
Sands of Time 2023
05/18/2023
2022-2023 Employee Recognition Program
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Elementary Student at Botball Tournament
DSUSD Hosts Botball Tournament
05/15/2023
Sixteen teams from across southern California participated.
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Yaretzi Saldivar, 7th grade (right) and Kaydee Rodriguez, 7th grade (left)
Summer Tech Trek Camp 2023
05/02/2023
DSUSD is excited for two of our Thomas Jefferson 7th grade students who have been selected to attend this year's Summer Tech Trek Camps.
Read More About Summer Tech Trek Camp 2023
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LQHS Girls 4x800 Relay Team
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SHHS Track Coach and athletes
SHHS Standout Track Athletes
03/23/2023
Shoutout to Marjourie Lopez and Michael DeTamble, two SHHS track and field athletes!
Read More About SHHS Standout Track Athletes
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SHHS Wrestler and Coach
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Podcast Highlighting Dr. Carreon Academy
03/14/2023
Check out the RIMS AVID Podcast highlighting Dr. Carreon Academy!
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SHHS Cheer Team
SHHS Cheer Going to USA Nationals
02/22/2023
Congratulations and good luck to the SHHS Cheer Team as they move on to compete at USA Nationals!
Read More About SHHS Cheer Going to USA Nationals
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