Thirty Roosevelt High seniors were treated to a day of pampering at La James International College. “Say Yes To The Dress Atlanta” host Monte Durham and his team helped each girl select a prom dress and jewelry. The event culminated in a runway show with lots of smiling faces. A special will air soon on Mediacom. Click here to see more beautiful dresses.
Six Des Moines Public Schools students are receiving $8,000 scholarships from the Rotary Club of Des Moines. The money will help the graduating seniors pay for the college of their choice. Click here to read more about this generous offer from longtime DMPS supporter RCDM and meet our scholarship winners.
Des Moines Public Schools is not only the state’s largest provider of public education, but also one of Iowa’s top employers. Whether you are an educator looking for a great career opportunity or have the experience and skills for an administrative or support position, be sure to visit Jobs@DMPS to see our current career openings.
The first annual Des Moines 21st Century Community Learning Centers Makers Convention featured nearly 300 students from 9 schools, who presented their work with food, robotics, photography, music and everything in between. Visit our Flickr page to see more photos of the event.
Student-athletes from all five DMPS high schools have qualified to compete in 21 different track and field events at this week’s 2014 Drake Relays (up from 18 in 2013 and 17 in 2012). High school events begin on Thursday and continue through Saturday at Drake Stadium. For a list of qualifiers and a link to additional Drake Relays information, click here.
Cowles Montessori students spent the day learning about the environment and their impact on the world around them. The day featured classes on water conservation, animal rescue and beekeeping among dozens of others. To see photos of the students looking at insects and asking good questions about birds, click here.
At Downtown School, Mrs. Wheeler’s kindergarten students dressed up to hoedown! The musical featured farmers, worms and everything you want to know about los pollitos. The students have been learning about animals and life on the farm. To see more fun photos of the day, click here.
The East High School League of Legends Club wants you! The club is opening its doors to other students in the Des Moines area for its upcoming LAN party on May 17. Interested? Click here to check out the club’s video on YouTube and then contact teacher Nick Lenk for all the details.
Roger Hudson’s half-century of service to Des Moines Public Schools – starting in 1965 as the district’s controller and then as administrator of the Des Moines Teachers Retirement System – is coming to an end. Click here to read more about Roger’s dedication to DMPS and the celebration of his well-earned retirement.