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DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program

4/21/2015

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.

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USDA Secretary Vilsack Visits McCombs

4/10/2015

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.

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Make Plans for Summer at DMPS

3/30/2015

In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.

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McCombs Students Learn About STEM Careers

3/2/2015

McCombs Middle School students received hands-on learning at nearly a dozen science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers. Presentations at the 2nd Annual STEM Career Day ranged from biodiesel to dietetics to microbiology. STEM is a big focus in Des Moines Public Schools as career fields expand. To see photos of the event, click on the image.

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Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback

2/10/2015

Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.

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Scholastic Book Sale

1/22/2015

Wednesday, February 4 from 3:00 – 6:45 PM Thursday, February 5 from 3:00 – 6:45 PM

Upcoming Events

Apr 27
Track Meet - All City Meet
May 4
Boys Soccer Game vs Callanan
May 4
PCA Meeting
May 5
Girls Soccer Game vs. Callanan
May 5
Vocal Music Concert

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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