Community Council

General Information

The Desert Hills Middle School Community Council serves as an advisory group to our school and is comprised of parents, teachers, and administrators.  The Council assists and provides guidance in the development of our school improvement plan and oversees the distribution of State Learning and Nurturing Development (LAND) Trust Funds.  Members are nominated and elected for two-year terms.  Those wishing to view the complete school plan for State LAND Trust Funds can view it at SchoolLandTrust.schools.utah.gov/publicreports. The term LEA means Local Education Agency, so scroll down to Washington District to find the DHMS school plan.

Any parents interested in placing their names on the ballot for Community Council may e-mail: ron.sharp@washk12.org or come into the school office. Thank you.

The plan for LAND Trust Funds at Desert Hills Middle has two major dimensions:

  1. Enrich all classrooms to enhance learning for all students
  2. Support and enhance the Professional Learning Community at Desert Hills Middle School

Thank you for your interest in serving on the LAND Trust Community Council at Desert Hills Middle School. There is money that needs to be spent at our school and we need YOU to help us determine how to spend it!


Schedules & Minutes

Meetings are held in DHMS Conference Room.

  • September 14, 2022
    Start Time – 1:00 p.m.
  • January 19, 2023
    Start Time – 1:00 p.m.
    • Agenda / Minutes
  • February 1, 2023
    Start Time – 1:00 p.m.
    • Agenda / Minutes
  • March 22, 2023
    Start Time – 1:00 p.m.
    • Agenda / Minutes

**All meetings are open to the public & greater school community.

Council Members

  • Parent – Breckan Gifford
    • joshandbreckan@gmail.com
  • Parent – Kye Nordfelt
    • kyenordfelt@gmail.com
  • Parent – Emily Mathews
    • emilyruthmathews@gmail.com
  • Parent – Ian Harris
    • ianh1971@gmail.com
  • Parent – Dottly Walsh
    • dwvanwa@gmail.com
  • Parent – Jana Fullmer
    • janapfullmer@gmail.com
  • School Employee – Julie Ann Cordero
    • julieann.cordero@washk12.org
  • School Employee – Krista Turner
    • krista.turner@washk12.org
  • Principal – Ron Sharp
    • ron.sharp@washk12.org
  • Assistant Principal – Luke Rowley
    • luke.rowley@washk12.org

Elections for the Community Council take place each year in August. This is one of the many ways that we encourage our school community to become involved in the education process.


Desert Hills Middle Trustlands Funding Summary

2016-17 2017-18 2018-19 2019-20 2020-21 2021-22 2022-23 2023-24 2024-25 2025-26
$70,366 $98,993 $68,013 $78,803 $87,401 $93,077 $116,997.48 $ $ $

Previous Meetings

  • March 23rd, 2022 at 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • January 26th, 2022 at 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • November 22nd, 2021 at 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • September 22nd, 2021 at 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • April 21st, 2021 at 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • February 9th, 2021 at 1:00 pm in DHMS Little Theater | Agenda | Minutes
  • December 8, 2020, at 1:00 pm in DHMS Little Theater | Agenda | Minutes
  • October 6, 2020, 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • March 24, 2020, 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • December 18, 2019, at 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • September 25, 2019, at 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • March 20, 2019, 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • September 25, 2018, at 1:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • October 19, 2017, at 9:00 am in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • March 23, 2017, at 2:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes
  • October 20, 2016, at 2:00 pm in DHMS Conference Room | Agenda | Minutes

Contact Us

936 East Desert Hills Drive
Saint George, Utah 84790
T: 435.628.0001
F: 435.674.6477

DHMS Mission Statement

To inspire and empower ALL students to be future-ready!


Desert Hills Middle School is a community of lifelong learners held to high standards of academic achievement, integrity, self-discipline, and personal responsibility

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