School News

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 »

student at locker

Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers

8/11/2017

Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

girl getting off bus

Attention: Incoming 7th Grade Students

5/30/2017

Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of a meningitis vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. As of Aug. 1, 35% of McCombs’ incoming 7th grade students do not have the vaccination. Click the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

HyVee Kids Fit at McCombs

2/12/2017

On Wednesday, October 28 McCombs Middle School students jumped and played, learned new fitness techniques from a professional trainer, and some lessons on nutrition from Hy-Vee. Check out the photos on our Flickr page.

Upcoming Events

Oct 2
School Board Meeting
Oct 16
School Board Meeting
Oct 25
Staff Development – No School
Nov 6
School Board Meeting
Nov 20
School Board Meeting

201 County Line Rd, Des Moines, IA 50320
P: 515-242-8447 | F: 515-323-8655
E: mccombs@dmschools.org

Bulletin Board

OPEN HOUSE AT MCCOMBS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Tuesday, August 21

from 3:30-5:15pm 

  • Pick up your class schedule and bus pass
  • Take your supplies to your homeroom
  • Meet your teachers
  • Get your locker assignment and practice opening your locker with your parents
  • Take a self-directed tour with your parents

 

  • Students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

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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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