Cholla 8th grade promotion update

posted Apr 23, 2019, 4:43 PM by Monica Ramirez

Per district policy, all middle schools will have a promotion recognition ceremony.  Cholla will be recognizing all 8th grade students who have met the criteria for participating in the promotion recognition ceremony. 

Our promotion requirements are as follows:

Promotion Criteria

A student in the eighth grade must earn a D (1.0) average in each of the academic classes (Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies) in order to participate and receive a promotion certificate. 

If an eighth grade student has not met the above requirements, he or she will not qualify to participate in the recognition ceremony. The eighth grade recognition ceremonies will take place on Monday evening, May 20 at the Moon Valley High School Auditorium located at 3625 West Cactus Road. There will be two ceremonies, one at 5:00 p.m. and second starting at 6:15 p.m.

Parking is available by the football field as well on the east side of their campus. Cactus Park also has additional parking.  Please know that Moon Valley High School does not allow food or drinks in their auditorium.  In addition, for safety reasons, balloons are not allowed in the auditorium as well. (If one accidently gets released it could set off the fire alarms.)

More information will be forthcoming regarding your child’s assigned ceremony time at Moon Valley High School. For now, please mark your calendar for Monday evening! If you have any questions about the information in this letter, please feel free to contact me. I can be reached at 602-896-5400.

Lastly, a notice will be sent home with your child tomorrow in regards to this information.
Please complete the bottom portion of that letter indicating how many tickets your family will be needing.
Have your child return the bottom portion to the front office by Friday, April 26.


Phil Garitson, Principal

Cholla Middle School

Promotion Ceremony

posted Apr 18, 2019, 7:51 AM by Monica Ramirez

Recently our gym floor sustained water damage which required the floor to be replaced. It was our hope that the gym floor would be ready in time for our 8th grade recognition ceremony on Tuesday, May 21. Unfortunately, it will not be ready in time.  I have already reached out to alternative sites for availability and it appears that Moon Valley High School can accommodate us, however, the date will need to change to Monday, May 20 in the afternoon or evening.

I am meeting with Moon Valley High School Administration Tuesday, April 23 to discuss the ceremony in detail. As soon as I have more information, I will be in communication with you.

For now, please mark your calendar for the ceremony to be held at Moon Valley High School the afternoon or evening of Monday, May 20th.

If you have any questions, please email me at


Thank you,

Phil Garitson


Cholla Middle School

Thank You!

posted Nov 30, 2018, 2:16 PM by Monica Ramirez

Cholla Thanks Appliance Parts Company for their donation!
Cholla appreciates your generosity and Thanks you for helping us get our dryer up and running again so that it can be used for our athletic uniforms. 
More information on this company can be found on their website:

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