School News

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HyVee Kids Fit at McCombs

2/12/2017

On Wednesday, October 28 McCombs Middle School students jumped and played, learned new fitness techniques from a professional trainer, and some lessons on nutrition from Hy-Vee. Check out the photos on our Flickr page.

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Energy Excellence at McCombs

2/12/2017

McCombs celebrates ENERGY STAR success.  View the slide show to see highlights of some of the ways the building saved energy last fiscal year.  McCombs Energy Star

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Helping Haiti

2/12/2017

McCombs students raised more than $1,500 to support the country of Haiti in their efforts to rebuild.  The students celebrated their accomplishment with a “Reindeer Games” assembly on December 22.  A video summary of the events can be viewed via this link.DMPS TV

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National Novel Writing Month

2/12/2017

In November, ten McCombs Middle School students participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. For the annual NaNoWriMo contest, students and adults from across the country attempt the lofty goal of writing a novel in 30 days. This year two McCombs students met that goal. Zakiya McPherson and Josh Gale completed their … Read more »

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Alum Teachers Stroll McCombs Memory Lane

9/23/2016

They are true originals. Retirees Dave McGinnis and Mike Walag were green teachers the day McCombs Middle School opened its doors for the first time in 1973. Now they’re back to check out the halls they once walked, and boy, are they having a good time. We tagged along. Click on the headline to read the story and see photos.

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Golden Eagles Package Meals from the Heartland

9/19/2016

The 1st community service project completed by the Golden Eagles occurred on September 1.  They helped package meals as part of the Meals from the Heartland project.  More photos can be found on the Golden Eagles page.

Upcoming Events

Feb 22
Parent & Teacher Conference
Feb 23
Parent & Teacher Conference
Mar 1
8th Grade Class Photo
Mar 6
McCombs Parent Booster Meeting
Mar 6
Track Season Begins

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Bulletin Board

On Monday, October 3, students and staff showed their support for the anti-bullying movement by wearing blue.

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On Thursday, Oct. 22, about 55 girls from McCombs got to participate in a “Model of Success” day in WDM at Farm Bureau.  The girls heard from keynote speaker and author Christina Fernandez-Morrow, who talked about finding and following your passion.  They also saw skits about interviewing (what to do and what NOT to do) and heard from the Wellness coordinator at FB.  Girls did a service project, making/decorating placemats for the Meals on Wheels program.  After an all-you-can-eat lunch of pizza, salad, and breadsticks, the girls heard from several storytellers about how they got to where they are today.  The girls had a great day as well as took away lots of pointers.  Here are some comments that the girls left for the committee at Farm Bureau:

“I feel like I can do anything”

“It helped me understand more things on how to take responsibility”

“I feel a lot more sure about my future”

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“I feel smart and professional”

 

“I feel more confident and want to go after my dream”

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“This is a life changing experience to girls”

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About McCombs Middle School

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201 County Line Road, Des Moines, IA 50320

P: 515-242-8447 | F: 323-8655 | 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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