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Scholastic Book Sale

1/22/2015

Wednesday, February 4 from 3:00 – 6:45 PM Thursday, February 5 from 3:00 – 6:45 PM

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Parent-Teacher Conferences

1/22/2015

Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held on February 4th and 5th from 3:15 to 7:00 PM.

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Toy Donation

12/18/2014

The McCombs Golden Eagles donated 300+ gifts to Blank Children’s Hospital and the Boys and Girls Club for the Holidays. Acaja Baker, Gift Ngia and Tyon Ford helped load and unload the gifts for the children.

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Office Closure During Winter Break

12/18/2014

McCombs office will be closed Dec. 22 – Jan. 2 for Winter Break.  Classes will resume Monday, Jan.5, 2015.

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McCombs Girls Head to Basketball Shootout

12/10/2014

The 1st Annual DMPS “Metro Girls Basketball Shootout” gets underway on Saturday, December 13th at 9:00 AM on the campus of East High School. All ten Des Moines middle schools will take to the court in this day-long event. Show your support for these young student-athletes. Click the image for more details about the event.

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Scholastic Book Fair

11/5/2014

The Scholastic Book Sale is occurring during Fall Conferences being held on November 12 and 13.  The book sale hours are 3:00 – 6:45 PM.

Upcoming Events

Feb 2
PCA Meeting
Feb 4
Parent and Teacher Conference
Feb 5
Parent and Teacher Conference
Feb 13
Valentine's Dance
Feb 20
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201 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8447 | F: 515-287-2644
E: mccombs@dmschools.org

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Kofu Student Exchange Informational

The student trip to Kofu, Japan, is one of the most enriching educational experiences offered to students in the Des Moines Public Schools.  We will select 24 students to travel to Kofu City in June of 2016.  Students will be selected by mid-March 2015, providing an opportunity to fund-raise during the summer of 2015.

Because of the high interest in this program and the limited number of participants, we use a rigorous process to choose students who will gain the most from the trip and be outstanding representatives.

Applications are scored on the basis of originality, creativity, and completeness. Points are awarded to students whose families have hosted Japanese students during prior summer visits and those who commit to host in 2016. An effort also is made to select students who represent all areas of the district. We attempt to get a good balance of students by age but lean toward the older students because of fewer opportunities to apply if they are not selected.

Twenty-four students will be selected for the trip, which is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2016 through Tuesday, June 14, 2016.  The cost estimated cost will be $3500 per student.

Required sessions will be held twice a month on Mondays from 4pm until 6pm, beginning in January until we leave on the trip. During these sessions expectations of the students will be high. Those expectations include: attendance/punctuality, homework completion, exemplary behavior, interpersonal skills, achievement in Japanese classes, and openness to the unfamiliar (people, food, places, customs). Students also must maintain a good academic performance and good behavior in school. Students not meeting these requirements will not go on the trip.

Please have your child complete the application and return it to Cate Miller at Central Academy, 1912 Grand Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50309, by February 20, 2015. The students will be selected by mid-March.  If you have questions, please call Cate Miller at 242-7888 or email cathi.miller@dmschools.org

kofu Exchange – Student Application 2015-2016

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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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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