School News


Golden Eagles to Help Meals from the Heartland


All 7th and 8th grade Golden Eagles will be attending the Annual Hunger Fight at Hy-Vee Hall to help package meals for Meals from the Heartland on August 28th from 9:00-11:45. Students will receive a permission slip the first day of school that needs to be returned the following day.


McCombs Middle School Named a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite


The American Heart Association designated McCombs Middle School as a Gold Fit-Friendly Worksite.  The building fulfilled key criteria and has demonstrated a strong commitment to providing a healthy workplace for employees.


McCombs Wellness Fair Teaches Good Living


From fresh fruit to good workouts, students at McCombs Middle School learned all about about good living at the school’s annual Wellness Fair. Students had a chance to learn, practice and enjoy a range of things about good health and wellness. Click on the image to read and see more of the event.


Middle School: Faster, Higher, Stronger


Hundreds of middle school students gathered at Williams Stadium on Monday evening for the annual DMPS All-City Middle School Track & Field Meet. Great weather led to some great results, and a reminder of the district-wide effort to increase middle school sports and activities. Click the image to read and see more of the competition.


DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program


DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.


USDA Secretary Vilsack Visits McCombs


U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack visited McCombs Middle School Thursday evening, helping out with the school’s Boys & Girls Club dinner program and highlighting the USDA’s efforts to address childhood hunger and access to nutrition. Click the headline to read more about his visit and see photos on the DMPS Flickr page.

Upcoming Events

Sep 7
Labor Day – No school
Sep 10
Back to School Open House
Sep 10
Gear Up College Saving Presentation
Oct 1
Gear Up College Visits
Oct 5
McCombs Parent Boosters Meeting

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

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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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