School News

Students stand in front of Japanese castle.

Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan

11/13/2018

The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

Water Rocks team stands on stage with signs asking for attention to our natural resources.

“Water Rocks!” Mixes Science and Music

11/7/2018

Water Rocks! is a roadshow that barnstorms the state, spreading the increasingly critical gospel of environmental stewardship packaged in a lively format that encourages student participation. The wet weather outside was perfect for a tutorial about the process by which rainfall inexorably winds its way to rivers, streams and oceans, gathering a little bit of everything in its path along the way. Click on the headline to read more.

Eagles Win City-Wide Volleyball Title

10/7/2018

Congratulations to our Eagles volleyball team! McCombs won the city-wide middle school volleyball tournament, held Saturday, October 6 at North High School.

LaShone Mosley scans ID on a DART bus.

Student IDs, DART Access to Change

8/3/2018

The way students access DART buses is changing beginning in school year 2018-19. When students receive their school IDs this Fall, the badge will have a QR code embedded on it. The QR code will serve as the student’s “ticket” to ride DART. Students will be required to scan the QR code when boarding DART buses. Click on the headline to read more about the change, and the district’s partnership with DART.

Boy exits bus.

New School Hours Beginning in August

2/9/2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

McCombs Named Science Bound Middle School of the Year

9/13/2017

Congratulations to the 2016 – 2017 McCombs Middle School students who earned Science Bound middle school of the year from the Iowa State University Science Bound program.  This honor was based on multiple factors including student attendance at Science Bound activities, quality of their end of the year essays, performance at the Science Bound science … Read more »

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Girls basketball vs Goodrell at McCombs
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MS wrestling Lincoln/Roosevelt/Bondurant @Bondurant
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About McCombs Middle School

201 County Line Road, Des Moines, IA 50320

P: 515-242-8447 | F: 323-8655 | E: mccombs@dmschools.org 

New School Hours: 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM

 

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 Read More…

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