Governor Terry Branstad stopped by Greenwood Elementary School today to launch a new public awareness campaign by his STEM Advisory Council. While there, the Governor also got a first-hand demonstration of some of the many STEM education projects by Greenwood students. Read and see more about the event on our For the Record blog.
Lincoln, East Earn Top Color Guard Marks
Congratulations to Lincoln and East for having two of the top color guards in the state. Both schools earned “I” ratings at the Iowa State Dance/Drill Team Contest held on Friday at Wells Fargo Arena. In fact, Lincoln was just a half point away from having the top score at the competition. Click here for more information on the competition.
Hanawalt 5th Graders Win DMPS Quiz Bowl
Hanawalt 5th graders Bella Keefe, Noah Anderson, Cecile Lorenzen, Elena Busik and Sebastian Grannes earned first place in the the annual DMPS Quiz Bowl held on Friday, December 6. A special thank you to our Gifted & Talented staff for organizing this event for students from throughout the district.
Roosevelt’s Lily Nellans Sets National Record
Earlier today, the all-time National Forensic League’s points record was broken by Roosevelt senior Lily Nellans! Lily (pictured at the 2013 National Speech & Debate Tournament) set the new national record during the Patriot Games Classic speech and debate tournament at George Mason University. Congratulations to Lily and Roosevelt coach Harry Strong.
U.S. Senator Tom Harkin’s official reason to visit Cowles Montessori School was to get a first-hand look at how the Farm-to-School grant was being used. But, he also had a chance to visit every grade level at Iowa’s only public Montessori school. Read and see more of Senator Harkin’s visit to Cowles on our For the Record blog.
The distance from middle school to the opera stage was short for Merrill 6th grader Pierce Mansfield, who plays the lead role in the Des Moines Metro Opera’s production of “Amahl and the Night Visitors,” performing this weekend at Hoyt Sherman Place. Read and see more about Pierce as we visit a dress rehearsal of the performance.
Congratulations to East High teacher Natalie Niemeyer and her students for earning a total of 18 individual awards from the Iowa High School Press Association for their yearbook, The Quill. East students picked up a total of four first-place awards. Click here to see a complete list of East’s yearbook student winners.
CIML Wrestling Takes to the Mat Tomorrow
CIML wrestling gets underway tomorrow. DMPS wrestlers ranked in the top 10 heading into the 2013-14 season include Lincoln’s Tyler Powell (#4 at 10b lbs), Roosevelt’s Jake Kristensen (#9 at 120 lbs), East’s Josh Davis (#4 at 152 lbs) and Lincoln’s Nate Luna (#6 at 152 lbs). For a schedule of athletic and all other events at DMPS, visit our district calendar.
East’s Luke Fisher Bowls a Perfect 300 at Meet
A big congrats to East senior and bowling team member Luke Fisher for rolling a perfect game. Luke bowled a 300 in last night’s match against Southeast Polk at Premiere Lanes in Pleasant Hill. According to East AD Lyle Fedders: “The crowd at the bowling alley was cheering and clapping with every strike. It was one of coolest moments I have seen at a high school event.”
CIML Boys’ Basketball Tips Off Tonight
The CIML Boys’ Basketball season tips off tonight. East is at Southeast Polk, Hoover travels to Marshalltown, Lincoln hosts Valley, North is at Fort Dodge, and Roosevelt is at home against Dowling. All five games are scheduled to start at 7:45 PM. Good luck Scarlets, Huskies, Rails, Polar Bears and Riders!