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No Cost Meals Available this Fall at McCombs

7/22/2014

Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.

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Back-to-School Health Fair at East on July 26

7/9/2014

East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.

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DMPS Middle School Students ‘Stellar’

5/19/2014

More than 150 middle school students were honored on-stage at North High School for outstanding achievement in a variety of categories. Each DMPS Middle School was represented at the 1st Annual Stellar Awards and each student took home a standing plaque and a book, highlighting the quality recognized that evening. To see more of this amazing night, click on the picture.

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Good Times and Good Health at McCombs

5/8/2014

From fire fighters to Cubbie Bear, more than 30 community organ-izations and vendors came together to support the first annual McCombs Wellness Fair. Click the photo to read and see more about how middle school students and teachers took part in a fun event to learn more about healthy living.

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McCombs Competes in Track Meet

5/7/2014

Hundreds of middle school students, along with parents and teachers, gathered at East High’s Williams Stadium yesterday for the annual DMPS Middle School Track & Field Meet. Click the headline to read and see more about about this yearly competition as students gave it their all in a variety of athletic events.

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McCombs Hosts Special Guest

5/5/2014

Special thanks to former American Idol contestant Dave Pittman, who came to sing and talk to our students about character building and bullying. Pittman was bullied as a kid because he has turret syndrome. He did a terrific job and the kids responded well to his visit.

Upcoming Events

Aug 20
First Day of School

201 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8447 | F: 515-287-2644
E: mccombs@dmschools.org

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McCombs – WASHINGTON, D.C. TRIP

WHO: 2013-2014 – Des Moines Public Schools 7th - 8th graders.
WHAT: WorldStrides  is an accredited student travel organization, because of their exceptional service, their nearly 50 years of experience, their safety record, and their preventive measures that ensure learning in a safe and fun environment. This Washington, D.C. program promises to be an inspiring experience that will stay with participants throughout their lives.
WHERE: Washington, D.C. / side trips: Gettysburg, PA; Jamestown, VA and Williamsburg, VA
WHEN: June 17th, 2014 to June 21, 2014 (summer)
Price and what is included:
  • Roundtrip chartered motor coach out of Des Moines.
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) once we reach our destination and until we leave
  • All transportation around Washington DC (by coach bus)
  • Doctors on Call Program, an exclusive partnership with The George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine
  • 24-hour adult supervision, including night monitors and dedicated program staff
  • Quality hotel accommodations: Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, Holiday Inn, or comparable
  • The price will be $1199.00 per student
  • The price will be $1379 per adult
For additional information or questions, please contact: Ron Hyde, Behavioral Instructor, ronald.hyde@dmschools.org or visit www.worldstridesdiscovernow.org (Trip ID: 89223)

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About McCombs Middle School

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201 County Line Road, Des Moines, IA 50320

P: 515-242-8447 | E: mccombs@dmschools.org 

Located on the far south side of Des Moines, McCombs serves both Polk and Warren counties. Our motto “Everyone Expecting Excellence Everyday” is reflected in all that happens at school. The staff and administration strive to provide a safe, caring environment in which all students attain the skills to become successful citizens of 21st Century society. More…

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