Welcome to Vulture Peak Middle School, home of the Eagles. We are a small school located in the rural community of Wickenburg, Arizona. Vulture Peak Middle School has approximately 210 students in grades 6-8 and 22 certified and classified staff members. As the oldest school in our district, we have a strong tradition of community and educational excellence with our students.
Vulture Peak currently has a "B" rating on Arizona state assessments. This can be attributed to our use of the CAILL (Curriculum, Achievement, Instruction, Leading, and Learning) Framework which provides a system for teachers, parents, and students that ensures student success.
Vulture Peak Middle School recently become a district sponsored charter school in the state of Arizona. This conversion was done in an effort to increase student achievement and to enable our schools to become the parent and student choice in our region.
One of the main features of being a district-sponsored charter is the implementation of a "signature program." There are two components that will drive this implementation:
Please continue to visit our website for updates on our progress as we proceed with the implementation of our "signature program" at Vulture Peak Middle School.
I wish to express my sincere pleasure for having the opportunity to serve as principal of Vulture Peak Middle School. I feel truly blessed to be the instructional leader of such an outstanding school community. I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to the Wickenburg community. I have been dedicated to the field of education for eight years. During this time, my experiences include teaching elementary for six years and working as the instructional coach/administrative assistant at Vulture Peak for the past two years.
All of us at Vulture Peak Middle School are eager and excited to begin what promises to be the best year ever. During the 2014-2015 school year, we will continue to provide academic experiences for our students that are rigorous, relevant, and that build relationships. As your principal, it is crucial that all who step through our doors, staff, students, and parents, are excited to be here! This attitude enables us to meet the challenges of academic excellence in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment.
As a professional learning community, we are committed to working tirelessly to provide challenging educational opportunities for children each day. Parents and community members are a special and unique part of that learning community. Collaboration with your child's teacher is a main ingredient to a healthy and successful year. Open communication is vital to ensure a successful home-school partnership throughout the year. Parent involvement is an important aspect of every child's education and is the primary factor in a students' success in school.
If I can ever be of assistance, please call or e-mail me. It is through open dialogue that we can truly connect. Thank you for the opportunity to serve this great community as we welcome each of you back to Vulture Peak in the fall. Go Eagles!
Jennifer Teshka, Principal