Due to an extended power outage, parents of students Jefferson and Lovejoy elementary schools have been notified that they may pick up their children starting at 11:30 today. Students were provided lunch, and may remain at school until today’s normal dismissal time if necessary. Metro Kids is cancelled at these two schools for today.
Stormy Weather Won’t Dampen a New Year
For today, Louisa May Alcott’s quote can also apply to math, reading, science, art and everything else getting underway at our schools throughout Des Moines. Best wishes to all of our students, teachers, staff and families for a great 2014-15 school year!
Drivers: Make It a Safe First Day of School
Tomorrow is an exciting day as 30,000 students return to school. But a reminder that also means a change in traffic as students walk, pedal or drive to school; parents drop off their children; crossing guards are back at many inter-sections and crosswalks; and 100 yellow buses are on the streets. Please do your part to make a safe first day and every day of school.
Congrats to East High’s Malique Ziegler (pictured at left) on being named to the All-State “Super Team” by the Iowa High School Baseball Coaches Association. And a shout out to East’s Connor Enochs and Robert Hansen and Lincoln’s Blake Mahoney on making the Class 4A First Team, as well as Lincoln’s Mason Downing on being picked for the Class 4A Second Team.
Smart people know education never really ends. In that spirit, Des Moines Public Schools offers community education classes all year long. Registration is now underway for Fall classes. This year DMPS is offering more than 260 classes on 180 different subjects from bookmaking to online marketing to ballroom dancing. Click here to learn more.
This summer, 60 AmeriCorp members worked at 20 schools throughout Des Moines, working on projects ranging from tree planting to math tutoring. Click here to read more about how AmeriCorps serves schools at DMPS and, if you are interested, how you can apply to be a part of their future initiatives.
The new DMPS mobile app is designed to provide up-to-date and helpful information about the school district and our schools right in the palm of your hand. Now you can connect with every school in Des Moines from anywhere and everywhere. Click here to learn more about the app and download to your Apple or Android smartphone.
Magazine Features DMPS Students First Program
Congratulations to our operations and facilities staff for more national recognition of their great work. DMPS and our Students First school renovation program is featured in the current issue of Building Operating Management magazine as one of the nation’s top facility management initiatives. Click here to see what they wrote about DMPS.