The 2nd Annual
5K Run 
IS ON !!!

On January 25th, 2014 PDCMS will be hosting a 5K run!!

The start and finish lines will be on Magnesia Falls Drive in the Magnesia Falls Park. The run will be a loop course starting to the East on Magnesia Falls turning the corner up Deep Canyon to Lavender, making a U turn and running Magnesia Falls all the way to Monterey then back to the park to finish. It's going to be a fun day!

Keep posted on this website or go to the main school website and you will be able to register online for the run. This is a fundraising event and all dollars raised will go right back to the school.


                          Hello to all in the Palm Desert Charter Middle School Community!


Almost 30 years ago I graduated from "The" Ohio State University and was living in the Chicago area. A golfer friend of mine who played golf in the Coachella Valley invited me out to California. Two months later I landed in Palm Desert over by the mall (which was not yet built) I was hired by a local gym and was active in triathlons for the next 5 years. 


I pursued a teaching career in 1990 and began my teaching career at Indio High School in 1991. I taught Algebra and Geometry along with being Boys’ Head Cross Country Coach and Assistant Track and Field Coach for the next 6 years. Wanting to move into school administration, I was hired at Palm Desert High School for attendance and acquired a Masters Degree in School Administration. I was then hired at Palm Desert Charter Middle School (PDCMS) as the Assistant Principal and am beginning my 14th year.


I strive to provide all students a safe, secure, and enjoyable environment to attend school. We know that for students AND parents that middle school and the middle school age can create and carry with it anxiety and anxiousness. Our PDCMS goal is to minimize the distractions and anxiety, and maximize the enjoyment that goes along with learning and success. PDCMS has an incredible staff who are experts in their teaching subjects and are ready to assist students to excel beyond their own expectations. In addition, we have parents who are second to none!


PDCMS faculty and staff are, without a doubt, poised for 2012-13 to be the best student performance year ever in the school's almost 40 year tradition! 


Thank you,


Mr. Chris Geyer

Assistant Principal 


Useful Links: 

Watch D.O.G.S (Dads of Great Students): www.fathers.com

Vote for a grant idea or PDCMS……. www.weareteachers.com  


Please see the Document Manager category for important information about
student drop-off and pick-up procedures.


All student drop offs and pick ups are to be done in the back parking lot off of Magnesia Falls.

During the first 3 weeks of school PATIENCE is the key word. 

In the morning, when pulling into the Magnesia Falls lot, please have your cell phone off and know that there will probably be multiple cars behind you (sometimes up to 15 lined up waiting to follow). If it is clear, pull to the right side first and proceed all the way down to the end of the sidewalk even if there are no cars behind you. If you see the right side is full, pull to the left side and proceed all the way down as far as you can go and others will fill in behind you.

In the morning, if your student takes a while to unload their things or you want to park, no fear, pull to the right side of the lot and look left for an open diagonal parking space in the center of the lot.

I will be standing in a spot where you can see me and I will be cheering you on!!!

In the afternoon when students are being picked up, please be patient with others. If everyone thinks about moving forward in the lot and not blocking the right and left moving lanes, the bulk of the traffic will move through within about 10-15 minutes.

Here are a few things to remember that will make your driving experience a little easier.

1) School begins at 8:15am, beat the crowd, if you arrive at around 7:45am, most of the year is smooth sailing.  When picking up in the afternoon, you have until 3pm (or 2pm on Wednesdays) so find a time when there is less traffic.

2) Many people do not pay attention when in the lot, walking or driving, please do not talk on cell phones when in the parking lot.

3) Be aware that things are going on behind you and let them in the lot also.

If you have any questions, please contact my Q and A. 

Thank you, Mr. Geyer