Phone: (661) 269-0310


Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Liberal Studies from CSUN MA in Education and Technology at WGU Sign Language Education at AVC GATE Certified Educator CTAP Level 1 and 2 Certified Google Level 1 and 2 Certified District and Site Technology Coordinator

Mrs. Michelle Van Ornum

About Me:

Hi Hawks and Families! Summer was a great time for my family, but I am really looking forward to seeing the campus filled with staff members and students as we begin a new year! I love working at the middle school because I believe that the Middle Matters Most!

Educational Experience:

21 years in Middle School Education

3 years as Principal

18 years Teaching: Math, English, History, PE, Computers, Art, GATE, ASB, Yearbook, Video Production, 2nd and 5th Grade


My goal for this year is to increase leadership in all students and staff! I Bee-lieve in the Potential of our Hawks - staff and students - to SOAR toward Excellence as we continue to be a School to Watch!

  • Vision Statement

    Engaging and Empowering Students to Soar toward Excellence

    Mission Statement

    We, as a community, have a vision where every High Desert scholar is valued and challenged to reach their academic, social, and physical potential while supported by a safe, positive circle of learning, and fortified to become a responsible and productive citizen of the global community.