School News

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What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App

9/26/2014

You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

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Golden Eagles Help Meals from the Heartland

9/7/2014

The 2014-15 McCombs 7th and 8th grade Golden Eagles participated in the Meals from the Heartland Annual Hunger Fight August 28th at Hy-Vee Hall. The Golden Eagles participate in multiple community service events throughout the year. All students are encouraged to join the club.

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Trip to Washington DC – Spring Break 2015

9/1/2014

The DMPS Social Studies Department is organizing the 4th trip to the nation’s capital for DMPS 8th graders. These students will have an opportunity to spend a week exploring Washington DC during spring break (March 15-19).

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McCombs Now Fits in the Palm of Your Hand

8/15/2014

The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and all schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with McCombs and every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click the photo to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.

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No Cost Meals Available this Fall at McCombs

7/22/2014

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.

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DMPS Middle School Students ‘Stellar’

5/19/2014

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.

Upcoming Events

Oct 4
Volleyball: Johnston Tournament
Oct 6
Football
Oct 6
PCA Meeting
Oct 9
Girls Basketball: Practice Begins
Oct 9
Wrestling: Practice Begins

201 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8447 | F: 515-287-2644
E: mccombs@dmschools.org

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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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About McCombs Middle School

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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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