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

Welcome to the 2018-2019 school year!

I am Kevin Gettings, the new principal at Castle Dome Middle School (CDMS), and I am excited for the new school year and all of the opportunities that we will provide for our students, parents, staff, and community. I come to Yuma Elementary School District with 23 years of experience as a sixth grade teacher, health/drivers education teacher, physical education teacher, varsity basketball coach, and most recently as a high school assistant principal. As I transition to Castle Dome Middle School, my number one goal is to continue to support and grow the many different educational experiences and programs that currently exist at CDMS; while at the same time, listen, learn, and build relationships with our school community.

Castle Dome Middle School is a 6th through 8th grade building, which serves approximately 900 students. As a learning community, we strive to promote academic, emotional, and social success for every student. Our students, faculty, and staff are committed to reaching higher levels of achievement as we create partnerships with students, families, and community - creating a learning environment where all students will be provided the opportunity to achieve at their full learning potential. 

On a more practical note, please remember that our school hours are 8:35 a.m. to 3:39 p.m. except for Mondays when we have an early release time of 2:10 p.m. It is extremely important that every student arrives on time for school.

Finally, if you have not done so already, I encourage you to get involved in our school by joining SPTO. For more information regarding the SPTO, please contact the school office at (928) 502.7300. Your support is a significant component of our school’s tradition of excellence. Together we can make the 2018-2019 school year at Castle Dome Middle School our best year yet! If you have any questions about our school, please feel free to contact me via email.


Kevin S. Gettings

Kevin S. Gettings, Principal