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Toys Reach ELL Students at Moulton

10/1/2014

Moulton Elementary 3rd grade English language learner Luis Gonzalez-Sanchez tries his hand at maneuvering a Wayang Golek (wooden doll puppet) from West Java. He’s one of many ELL students exploring the cultures of the world through play. To see more fun toy photos, click here.

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Dream to Teach Seeks Students, Mentors

9/30/2014

Dream to Teach student candidates are meeting their mentor teachers and embarking on a journey that will hopefully lead them, full-circle, back here to a teaching career at DMPS. There are still openings for students who are interested in pursuing teaching degrees. To learn more, click here.

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Look Out Bad Guys. Super Heroes at East.

9/30/2014

We like to think of our teachers and students as super heroes. At East High School yesterday they even dressed the part. To celebrate their Homecoming festivities, students and teachers came to school dressed as their favorite super hero or cartoon character. Enjoy photos of these Scarlet characters on our Flickr page.

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DMPS, Gallup Partner on the 2014 Student Poll

9/29/2014

For the second year in a row, DMPS is excited to take part in the Gallup Student Poll. Gallup is one of the preeminent public opinion organizations in the world, and DMPS is pleased to continue this partnership to learn more about the hope, engagement, and well-being of our students. Click here to read more about this important opportunity for students.

Scott Carlson (l), president of Iowa Restaurant Association, presents the 2014 ProStart Educator of Excellence Award to Elaine Wolf.

Central Chef Honored for Legacy

9/29/2014

Central Campus chef emeritus Elaine Wolf was presented with the 2014 ProStart Educator of Excellent Award by the Iowa Restaurant Association. The award recognizes Wolf’s success at building Central’s culinary arts programs into one of the best in the nation, and honors the legacy she leaves behind at the school. Click here to read more.

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PTA Fundraisers Often a Sweet Success

9/29/2014

Park Avenue Elementary Principal Dianna Anderson and three of her teachers volunteered to be hit in the face with pie for a Parent Teacher Association fundraiser. PTAs at many of the district’s 60 schools raise thousands of dollars annually for special projects in our schools and classrooms. To see more Park Avenue fun, click here.

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What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App

9/27/2014

You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, Click here to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

Larry Beall (center) is joined by students in receiving the Impact Award from the Iowa Energy Center.

Central’s Beall Earns Energy Impact Award

9/26/2014

Central Campus teacher and director of the Iowa Energy and Sustainability Academy Larry Beall (pictured in center at left) was presented with the 2014 Impact Award by the Iowa Energy Center. The award recognized his leadership in educating students about issues related to energy, conservation and sustainability. Click here to read more.

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Career & Tech Education Continues to Grow

9/26/2014

Central Campus is recognized as one of nation’s top career and technical education programs. From marine biology to aviation technology to fashion design, it offers programs found at few schools. And it continues to expand and improve. Click here to read more about the new courses being offered for the first time starting this year.

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Fall Brings College Reps to North High School

9/26/2014

Senior Jenny Torres is deciding where she’ll begin her pre-med studies. The future dermatologist is one of several hundred North High School seniors who will talk with recruiters from almost 70 schools. To read more about the opportunity students have spent several days preparing for, click here.

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For the Record

Dream to Teach Seeks Students, Mentors

There are still positions left in the Dream to Teach program.  The new program works with minority students in middle and high school who have an interest in becoming teachers, providing support to help them go on to college and careers in education. The program will provide mentors to students and assistance at the higher education level … Read more »

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