Dehesa School
"Excellence in Education Since 1876"

Building Character

July Word of 
the Month: 
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     "A person of character is a good person who can be looked up to and admired. They know the difference between right and wrong and always tries to do what is right. A person of character is trustworthy, has integrity, and is honest."

Dehesa School proudly teaches and practices the 
7 Habits of Highly Effective Kids/Teens

Habit 1: Be Proactive

Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind

Habit 3: First Things First

Habit 4: Think Win Win

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand…Then be Understood

Habit 6: Synergize

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Click Below to Read More About the 7 Habits

What are the 7 Habits?

Dehesa Event Calendar

Upcoming Dates

Upcoming Events

Aug. 20         School Board Meeting
Aug. 27         First Day of School 
Sept. 3          Back to School Night 
Sept. 7          Holiday-No School
Sept. 25        Dehesa Discovery Day

Books For Breakfast

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Attention Middle School Students
Ms. Pallitto has a summer reading incentive program for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders. All you have to do is complete 3 reading goals at your reading level over the summer, and she will MAKE YOU BREAKFAST when you return to school!! If you misplaced your flyer, or want more information about the requirements, please contact Ms. "Pea" at kelly.pallitto@dehesasd.net or call her at 
619-248-4627 or click here to view and/or print the flyer:

School Spirit Days

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Mondays  Wear your NEU shirt 
                 or Dehesa blue
Fridays     Wear your classroom college 
                 shirt or college colors

We've got the spirit, yes we do. We've got the spirit, how about you? 


The No Excuses University (NEU) Logo for Dehesa School
The No Excuses University Network of Schools is a diverse and dynamic association of like-minded schools and education organizations from across the United States. Our Network is united by the belief that ALL children, even those who live in poverty or who are learning English, can be academically successful and attend college. No Excuses Universities know they have the power to make that dream a reality.
and visit the NEU Beliefs tab under NEU Dehesa 

New School App

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New Communication Tool 



Dehesa School District’s parents, students, and staff no longer need just a computer to stay connected to the latest news and content from the district. Everyone can instantly have access to news, calendars, cafeteria menus, and emergency messages from the district using their smart phones. The new app developed by K-12 called B-Notified, is available for Apple and Android phones.

Features Include:

  • Receive district alerts with push notifications
  • Look up important dates on the district calendar
  • Get quick access to lunch menus
  • Get quick access to the school/district website
  • Review Board of Education information
  • Connect with social media services like Facebook and Twitter
Click to Download
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Icon for the Android App on Google Play for the B-Notified App

You will need to use the following to login and activate: 
User Name: Dehesasd
Password: Dehesasd

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Dehesa Discovery Days

Dehesa Discovery Days 
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 Where students have engaging  discovery experiences in
 multi-age Learning Labs.