More than 400 voices from Cattell, Findley, Harding, Madison, North and Oak Park schools took part in last night’s 2nd annual Northside Night Vocal Music Concert. The big concert was matched by big news that all schools feeding into North will now take part in the federal Turnaround Arts program. Read and see more about Northside night here.
DMPS is pleased to announce that Isaiah McGee will be joining the district as Equity Coordinator. McGee is currently at the Iowa Department of Education where he is responsible for facilitating equity audits and providing technical assistance to address achievement gaps in Iowa schools. Click here to read more about his appointment.
Theater students at Lincoln High School had the chance to take part in a workshop on improvisation hosted by the Whirled News Tonight troupe. The unique lesson was made possible thanks to our partners at Des Moines Performing Arts. Read and see more on our For the Record blog.
East basketball coach Sam Powell (pictured at left) gets the student body fired up at a pep rally before the Scarlets take the court at the Iowa High School Girls’ Basketball Tournament. East faces Waterloo West in their first round game. Read and see more of East’s pep rally on our For the Record blog.
A fundraiser sponsored by the DMPS Foundation will feature the music of staff and alumni to raise funds to support music students. The “Coming Home” event is this Saturday, March 8 beginning at the 6:00 PM at the Iowa Historical Building. Click here to learn more about the event and how you can support music education at DMPS.
No one can accuse Bobby Washington of thinking small, and he probably doesn’t need reminding to carry his books home from school. After all, the Callanan Middle School student has his sights set on the elimination of illiteracy. Click here to read how this 7th grader set up a non-profit corporation to provide books to schools in Africa.
DMPS is pleased to announce that several veteran educators in the district are taking on new principal assignments starting next school year. The new assignments announced today are for Hoover High School, Callanan and Goodrell middle schools, and Carver, Jackson, Monroe and South Union elementary schools. Click here to read more.
Iowa’s only public Montessori school is celebrating two decades of education in Des Moines. Cowles is marking its 20th anniversary with a series of events this week, from art projects to professional development to special guests and student assemblies. Read and see more about Cowles on our latest For the Record blog.
Region Championship Goes to North JROTC
Congratulations to the young men and women of the North High JROTC rifle team on winning the Eastern U.S. Region Champion-ship. “The kids did a great job representing North,” Gunnery Sgt. Michael Gettler said. “I am proud of their accomplishment!” The team will travel to Ohio to compete for the national title later in March.