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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DMPS learned today that three schools – McCombs, Moulton and Studebaker – were top finishers in the EPA’s 2013 Energy Star National Building Competition. In fact, Studebaker and McCombs finished 7th and 8th overall out of more than 3,000 buildings from across the nation that took part in the energy efficiency contest. Click on the headline to read more.
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