Yucca Mesa Elementary School Home

Office Hours


8:00am - 4:00pm



Matt Gay



Sheri Enochs


 Attendance Clerk

Michelle Short 

Upcoming Events


Wednesday, February 11:

Minimum Day

School Starts at 11:00


Friday, February 13:

Lincoln's Day



Monday, February 16:

President's Day


Highly Qualified Teachers


Lori Anderson, HQT 
Dana Bailey, HQT
Jodi Bailey, HQT
Patricia Beck, HQT
Jennifer Buma, HQT
Victoria Chambless, HQT
Jeffrey Doherty, HQT
JoAnn Ehrke, HQT
Marjie Estes, HQT
Jamie Ficara,HQT 
Matthew Gay, HQT
Abby Geoghegan, HQT
Summer Harrington, HQT
Evelyn Kerr, HQT
Cheryl Koeller-Hopton, HQT
Brian McMahon, HQT
Peggy Mohler, HQT
Claire Nazario, pending
Erica Ramirez,
Cori Ressler, HQT
Cherise Slayden, HQT
Amanda Stanford,
Frances Torres,


We would like to welcome all of our student's and family members to our website. We hope that you find this site useful as we continue to add important information for your convenience. If you have any additional questions, please call the school at (760) 228-1777. The staff welcomes you!


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Receiving award for California Distinguished School.


Staff YMES Main Entry Rodney Roadrunner DSC00298.JPG YMES Staff & Students Artwork in Main Entry Aquarium in Main Entry Library YMES Playground

New Student Information System

Morongo Unified School District changed to a new Student Information System this year.  A Portal for student access has recently opened for students to view their grades, take online assessments, and view attendance.  The Student Portal can be found at https://musd.illuminatehc.com/auth#tabs-student We are currently asking the parents to work with their children through the Student Portal until the Parent Portal becomes operational. 

The District is close to completing the Parent Portal configuration for parents to view their child’s current grades and attendance.  The new Parent Portal will offer more detailed information about your student’s class progress and assignments.  In the future the District will be mailing out access codes to allow parents to create portal accounts.  The link to the new Parent Portal can be found at https://musd.illuminatehc.com/auth#tabs-parent A link to each portal will be available on the MUSD website as well as on each school’s webpage.  We apologize for any inconvenience this change may have caused.   


Through a collective effort, valuing collaboration and mutual respect, we are committed to providing a caring, safe, learning community. In partnership with our staff and families, we will facilitate, motivate, and prepare students to learn, as well as take ownership of their education.


To report your child's absence, e-mail our attendance clerk Michelle Short. Provide your students name, teacher, and reason for their absence.

YMES Calendar

Today: 2/1/15

YMES 2014-2015 Calendar    (printable) 



YMES Location


3380 Avalon Ave.

Yucca Valley, CA 92284

YMES Mailing Address


Mailing Address P.O. Box 1209

Twentynine Palms, CA 92277

(760) 228 -1777  FAX (760) 365 - 2467 

School Hours


Kindergarten - 6th Grade  

 9:00 - 3:00

Lunch Times


11:20-11:55  6th Grade

11:35-12:10  3rd Grade

11:50-12:25  4th Grade

12:05-12:40  1st Grade

12:10-12:45  Kindergarten

12:20-12:55  5th Grade

12:40-1:15    2nd Grade

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