Preliminary plans are being presented for a new education center located at the site of the former Casady Elementary School. The new center will include an early childhood learning center as well as a middle school educational program. To see plans for this new facility and other DMPS building projects, simply click here.
On this day in 1907 – by a vote of 3,081 to 943 – the community approved the formation of the Des Moines Independent Community School District, bringing together what at one time was as many as 20 school districts in the city. In honor of the district’s 106th anniversary, enjoy a gallery of 106 historical photos of DMPS through the years on our Flickr page.
Seniors Honored for Success in Activities
The DMPS Activities Award Banquet honored seniors for their efforts in the arts, sports and other extracurricular activities. This was the second years all five high schools joined together to recognize the good work of their soon-to-be alumni. Read and see more of Sunday’s event here.
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 concluded on Saturday at Drake Stadium. Click here for a recap of DMPS accomplishment and to see more than 100 photos of students in competition.
East Earns Runner-Up, MVP Rugby Honors
The East High Scarlets Rugby Club came within one upset of dethroning the defending champs and taking the title in the state rugby tournament the school hosted on Friday night at Williams Stadium. But the Scarlets hardly came away empty-handed, earning runner-up and MVP honors. Read and see more here.
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.