If you are currently in 7th grade and interested in next year’s Spring Break trip to Washington, DC, sponsored by the Close Up Foundation, there are upcoming informational meetings for you and your parent/guardian. Please click here to learn more about the trip and the meetings. This is the third year DMPS has offered this opportunity.
JROTC Student Earns Iowa State Scholarship
Congratulations to senior Francis J. Kelly IV, a JROTC student at Central Campus. Francis earned a five-year ROTC scholarship from Iowa State University, where he plans to pursue an engineering degree. He was presented the scholarship award by Lt. Colonel Richard Smith, a professor of Military Science at Iowa State University.
Central Academy “mathletes” finished first in the 2013 Collaborative Problem-Solving Contest, a mathematics contest administered by National Assessment & Testing. Earlier this month, Central learned it finished 5th in the Mandlebrot math competition, besting some of the nation’s top-ranked high schools. Read more here.
The District Library Coordinator, Dr. Dale Vande Haar, has been appointed by the Governor to serve on the Iowa Commission of Libraries. He is the first school librarian appointed to the Commission, which works to improve statewide access to information for all Iowans. Read more about Dr. Vande Haar’s appointment here.
As the first school district in Iowa to provide the International Baccalaureate program, DMPS continues to expand IB offerings as another middle school becomes an official candidate for the program. Brody Middle School has been notified that their application to become a candidate school has been approved. Read more here.
One of the original Freedom Writers of literary and cinematic fame was inside Hiatt Middle School planting seeds of self-confidence, pride and determination with students, who later joined staff and community volunteers outside to plant seeds of melons, sweet corn and herbs. Read and see more about a big day at Hiatt.
Eight math competitors from Central Academy finished in fifth place recently in the Mandelbrot Team Play national competition. Central finished ahead of teams from some of the nation’s leading high schools, especially in mathematics education. Read more about their accomplishments here.
Congratulations to student-athletes representing East, Hoover, Lincoln and Roosevelt who qualified to compete in 35 different events at the 2013 Iowa State Track and Field Meet. The state championship gets underway on Thursday at Drake Stadium. For more information, including a list of DMPS qualifiers, click here.
A new episode of DMPS Arts on air and online. This episode highlights a Poetry Slam at Hoyt Sherman Place, the Central Campus Fashion Show, the CIML and IB Art Exhibitions, and ”The Brave Buckaroo” at Hiatt Middle School. View this program on DMPS-TV (Mediacom channel 85 or 97.3) and on our YouTube channel.