They are true originals. Retirees Dave McGinnis and Mike Walag were green teachers the day McCombs Middle School opened its doors for the first time in 1973. Now they’re back to check out the halls they once walked, and boy, are they having a good time. We tagged along. Click on the headline to read the story and see photos.
The 1st community service project completed by the Golden Eagles occurred on September 1. They helped package meals as part of the Meals from the Heartland project. More photos can be found on the Golden Eagles page.
The McCombs Parent Booster Club has announced it’s 2017-2017 Official “Non-Fundraiser.” For additional information, please click this post’s title and then on Official “Non-Fundraiser”
Congratulations to yet another award-winning DMPS teacher, McCombs Middle School’s Jake Wager! When last we saw Wager he was coordinating the mock caucus at McCombs in January as students held their own version of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses. He was recently named by the Iowa Council for the Social Studies as the 2016 Middle School Teacher of the Year. Click the headline for more.
The weather cooperated allowing the nearly 300 staff, students and their families to participate in a Color Run at McCombs Middle School on Tuesday, May 24. McCombs’ business partner, Hy-Vee, assisted with the catering. Hotdogs, chips, bananas and …
The first McCombs Color Run and family night will be held on May 24 from 5:00 – 6:30 at McCombs. Click on the RED TITLE to get a link to the flyer and RSVP form.
Students from McCombs and all of Des Moines Public Schools’ middle schools competed at the City-Wide Track & Field Meet on April 25. Beautiful weather and a big crowd of family and friends cheered on the student-athletes. Click the photo to see more images from the event.
If you haven’t already reserved your 2015-2016 McCombs yearbook, you still have time. The books consist of 48 colorful pages in a hardbound book. They cost $20 and are available while supplies last. Order forms can be obtained …
Iowa’s first-in-the-nation caucuses also provide a unique lesson for students as several schools hold mock caucuses about the state’s important role. And it provides the first opportunity to “vote” for many students, as anyone who will be 18 years old by November 8 can participate at the precinct caucuses on February 1. And it’s never too early to start learning about the election process! Click on the image to read and see more.
Join McCombs families for fun and food on Thursday, January 28 from 6-8pm. Click BINGO Night for more information!