Castle Dome Middle School

Welcome to Castle Dome

Castle Dome is the proud home of the Knights, where students and staff strive for excellence every day!

Make yourself at home on our website. Learn About Us and our mission to help students be the very best learners and citizens they can be. If you have questions about Castle Dome, check out the Frequently Asked Questions. If your question isn't answered there, be sure to Contact Us. Browse through our Helpful Links for parents, students, and teachers. You'll even find links just for fun. Keep up with the News and Athletic Events at our school. See what's scheduled on the school Calendar. We invite you to become an active part of our school community!

School Bell Times:
First Bell: 8:32 a.m.
Classes Begin: 8:35 a.m.
Dismissal: 3:39 p.m.
(Early Dismissal - Mondays: 2:10 p.m.)

A Message from Our Principal

Dear Castle Dome Community,

From parking lot renovations to new staff, there is certainly a lot going on! I would like to thank each of you for all the support you give to Castle Dome Middle School. I am honored and excited to be a Rodel Exemplary Principal. The outpouring of support and encouragement from family, friends, and community has been amazing. I'm not used to so much attention! Thank you to all.

I'd like to adjust a bit of what the news article shared. I'm thankful to the paper for such a grand announcement; however, the end of today's article was not written with quotes that are 100% accurate. I would like to thank every single person I've worked with—every one of you has taught me valuable lessons on how to treat people, how to listen, and when to respond. Castle Dome School is blessed to be filled with passionate people dedicated to children, education, and Yuma.

There are things I know and things I believe. I know we earned this recognition together as a school and district. I know I work hard because I love what I do. I know I am surrounded by greatness. I believe in public education. I believe all children can and will be successful given opportunity, support, and mentorship. I believe it takes courage and kindness to be both a teacher and a learner. 

Being a Rodel Exemplary Principal gives Castle Dome the well-deserved opportunity to share what we already know— Castle Dome rocks!


Lori Sheffield

Lori Sheffield, Principal