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Toy Donation

Toy Donation


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.


Office Closure During Winter Break


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


McCombs Girls Head to Basketball Shootout


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.


Scholastic Book Fair


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.


Parent-Teacher Conferences


Parent-Teacher Conferences are being held on November 12 and 13 from 3:15 to 7:15 PM.


Model of Success


35 McCombs girls got to spend a day in West Des Moines at Farm Bureau to participate in their “Model of Success” day.  Girls got to hear a keynote speaker, Tiffany Tauscheck, tell her story and how she got to where she is today.  They heard speakers share about interviewing tips, positive self-image, as well as … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Dec 22
Winter Recess
Dec 31
Holiday – Offices Closed
Jan 5
Boys Basketball: Practice Begins
Jan 5
PCA Meeting
Jan 19
Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

201 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8447 | F: 515-287-2644

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The McCombs Girls Basketball team is finishing their season this Saturday, December 13th, at a city tournament at East High School. This is the first ever end of the season tournament for the Des Moines middle schools. All ten middle school teams from Des Moines Public Schools will be there. The McCombs girls finished their season 2-9. McCombs is very proud of the girls and their hard work this season. Good luck at the tournament.

The boys’ basketball season will be starting January 5th, 2015 and will run through late February. They will also be attending a city tournament at the end of their season.


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, or visit (Trip ID: 89223)

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About McCombs Middle School


201 County Line Road, Des Moines, IA 50320

P: 515-242-8447 | E: 

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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