Wright Elementary School welcomed parents and families yesterday for their second annual Gallery of Arts. Each classroom became an “individual gallery” of themed art projects based on units of study including dependence, consequence, courage, interdependence and relationships. Enjoy photos of the event on our Flickr page.
Thanksgiving Wishes to the DMPS Community
Happy Thanksgiving wishes to all of the students, staff and families of Des Moines Public Schools. A reminder that there are no classes, and school and district offices are closed, on Thursday and Friday. We will see everyone back in school – and back online – on Monday, December 1. Enjoy your holiday!
In today’s Des Moines Register, be sure to read Mike Kilen’s story “Des Moines Students ‘Represent the World.’” The article looks at the growing diversity and changing demographics of the district, including some challenges but also the many advantages this means for our schools and education. Click here to read the article. (Photo: Rodney White/The Register)
The 15th annual All-City Jazzfest was held at Lincoln High School on the evening of Monday, November 24th. More than 100 student-musicians from all DMPS high schools performed in big bands and jazz combos at the concert. Enjoy photos from the event on our Flickr page.
In art class, students at Oak Park Elementary have been coloring pictures for families to enjoy while eating at the annual Parks Community Thanksgiving Dinner. The feast is served free of charge on Thanksgiving Day at Chuck’s Italian Restaurant, no questions asked. To see some of our artists and colorful drawings, click here.
As Winter draws near – and with winter weather already in the air – be sure to read Superintendent Ahart’s note on the decision-making process at DMPS about “snow days.” Be sure to see the bottom of the page and how you can be the first to know about weather-related announcements by following DMPS on social media and our mobile app.
DMPS is set to hire 200+ new teachers, nurses and associates for the 2015-2016 school year. DMPS is Iowa’s largest provider of K-12 education, offering students, families and staff the most and best choices in education. The Educator Career Fair will be held on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015. To reserve your interview now, click here.
The safety, security and well-being of our students and staff is always a top priority. That’s why DMPS tested our automated message system Thursday afternoon with a test message was sent to parents/ guardians in one of five ways: phone, text, email, Infinite Campus mobile app and/or Infinite Campus parent portal. Click here to learn more.