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Principal's Message

Welcome Wildcats!

It is with great pride and excitement that I welcome you to Twentynine Palms High School!  We Wildcats have a long standing tradition of excellence in academics, athletics, and school culture.  When I began my teaching career in 1997 here at TPHS, I was lucky to have been hired to join a school steeped in a rich history of providing an outstanding educational environment for our students, families, and community.  As we now look forward to the 2020-2021 school year, I am filled with a sense of honor and duty to carry on the strong traditions of academic achievement, innovation, and pride that are synonymous with Twentynine Palms High School.

The Mission of Twentynine Palms High School is to build nurturing relationships that inspire our students to establish and work for their dreams, wherever they may lead, while honoring their roots and foundation built at Twentynine Palms High School.   

I look forward to meeting and knowing all of our students and families, and my door is always open to the stakeholders of our fine school community.  Our school, its feeder schools, Joshua Tree National Park, the City of Twentynine Palms, and the MCAGCC have always had a special and beneficial relationship that has helped make our school a very special place, and we will continue furthering those relationships to help our students have a very special and unique high school experience.

Mr. Michael Ruggiero, MA Ed.

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