School News

McCombs Students & Staff Support the Red Cross

9/13/2017

McCombs Middle School students and staff collected money to donate to the Red Cross to help support disaster relief efforts in Texas.  Money was collected for two weeks and the McCombs MS Student Council President presented a check to the local Red Cross chapter.

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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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.

Youth Flag Football

7/27/2017

Football opportunity for middle school students.  Youth Flag Football Flyer

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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.

Brother2Brother Group Travels to Detroit

4/20/2017

On April 6, forty-six Brother2Brother members and six advisors departed for the Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) National Conference in Detroit, Michigan. African American boys are falling behind in almost every measure compared to other ethnic groups. In 2009, a Brother2Brother (B2B) chapter was established in the Des Moines Public Schools to address educational barriers … Read more »

Upcoming Events

Nov 23
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 4
Parent Booster Club Meeting
Dec 5
Orchestra Concert
Dec 5
Band Concert
Dec 12
School Board Meeting

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

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OPEN HOUSE AT MCCOMBS MIDDLE SCHOOL

Monday, August 21

from 3:15-5:15pm 

  • 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 

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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