News
May 30th, 2017

Before starting 7th grade in the fall, students must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes in the fall. Currently, 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.


July 27th, 2017

Football opportunity for middle school students.  Youth Flag Football Flyer


April 20th, 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 »


February 12th, 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.


February 12th, 2017

McCombs celebrates ENERGY STAR success.  View the slide show to see highlights of some of the ways the building saved energy last fiscal year.  McCombs Energy Star


February 12th, 2017

McCombs students raised more than $1,500 to support the country of Haiti in their efforts to rebuild.  The students celebrated their accomplishment with a “Reindeer Games” assembly on December 22.  A video summary of the events can be viewed via this link.DMPS TV


February 12th, 2017

In November, ten McCombs Middle School students participated in National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short. For the annual NaNoWriMo contest, students and adults from across the country attempt the lofty goal of writing a novel in 30 days. This year two McCombs students met that goal. Zakiya McPherson and Josh Gale completed their … Read more »


September 23rd, 2016

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.


September 19th, 2016

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.


September 4th, 2016

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”