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Model of Success

10/28/2014

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 »

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The Justice Project

10/28/2014

Being bullied one of the biggest problems in a person’s childhood. McCombs Middle School Seventh Grade students, Zoey, Ciera, and Asia, have created a group to address this problem at our school. They have created The Justice Project. The purpose of The Justice Project is to raise awareness about bullying and to stop it at McCombs Middle … Read more »

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DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball

10/10/2014

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the header to learn more and register to play.

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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).

Upcoming Events

Nov 3
PCA Meeting
Nov 12
Parent and Teacher Conference
Nov 13
Parent and Teacher Conference
Nov 21
McCombs Musical
Nov 27
Thanksgiving Day

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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