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The East Scarlets made their second appearance in three years at the State High School Baseball Tournament, but came up short to Iowa City West in their first round game.

East Comes Up Short at State Baseball


The East Scarlets made their second appearance in three years at the State High School Baseball Tournament, but came up short to Iowa City West in their first round game, losing by a final score of 11-3. Congratulations to the Scarlets on a great season and another appearance at State. Click here to read more about and see photos of last night’s game at Principal Park.

Senior Connor Enochs has been a constant presence in the recent success of East baseball.

East’s Enochs Factor in Scarlets’ Success


East High School has competed in the State Baseball Tournament two of the past three years. A constant presence in the recent success of the Scarlets has been senior Connor Enochs. We profile Connor, whose coach says is “the best player I’ve ever coached,” and look at East as they prepare to pursue a State title this week at Principal Park. Click here to read more.

Several DMPS high school baseball players earned All-Conference and All-District honors.

Players Earn District, Conference Honors


Postseason accolades for the cream of the DMPS baseball crop are starting to roll in on the eve of the 2015 State Tournament. Student-athletes from East, Hoover, Lincoln and Roosevelt earned baseball recognitions. The East High Scarlets return to State this year, where they will face Iowa City West on Wednesday in a 7:30 PM quarterfinal game at Principal Park in downtown Des Moines. Click here to read more.

Hillis, Monroe students get a taste of the State Fair during a recent Metro Kids Carnival.

Metro Kids Carnival Celebrates Summer


Students in the Metro Kids summer program at Hillis and Monroe elementary schools got an early sampling of the State Fair this week as the two schools came together for a summer carnival. From cotton candy to dunk tanks, students spent the day enjoying some good, old-fashioned fun. Click here to read and see more about the event.


Roosevelt Senior Honored by Iowa ACLU


Congratulations to Roosevelt senior Glori Dei Filippone (pictured with sign at left) on being named the recipient of the Robert Mannheimer Youth Advocacy Award by the ACLU of Iowa. She was honored for her work in helping to organize a “love rally” last January in response to a protest planned by a national hate group. Hundreds of students celebrated the diversity of the district and community. Click here to read a Des Moines Register profile about Glori and the award.


At the Intersection of Joy and Learning


Students across the district are rounding out their summer school experience with educational and fun fieldtrips like this one to the Science Center of Iowa. From cutting wooden toys in the mini-workshop and building Legos designs, to air pressure rockets and aeronautics, Hillis students explored hands-on exercises and educational games.

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East Scarlets Head to State Baseball Tourney


Congratulations to East on qualifying for the 2015 State High School Baseball Tournament. The Scarlets defeated Johnston 4-1 in the Substate finals and will face Iowa City West in the first round on Wednesday, July 29 at 7:30 PM at Principal Park. Visit the Iowa High School Athletic Association for more information about the State tournament.


Free Hotline Connects Families with Doctors


Students who have a primary care doctor are healthier. And healthier students learn better at school. So, connecting your family with a doctor and/or dentist is essential. The Polk County Health Department can help. To get free help with insurance, and finding a doctor before school starts, click here.


Smiles Speak to Summer Camp Success


Hundreds of DMPS kids left video games behind and spent their summer learning, giving and playing at middle schools across the city. The summer culminated in an event that kept toes tapping, hands drumming and smiles coming. To read more about the summer camp kids will be talking about well into the school year, click here.


Online Registration Help Available at School


Online registration opened on July 1 and about 4,500 students successfully registered within the first two weeks. Elementary school families with questions or those without access to technology can visit their neighborhood school on July 30, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. for help. To see dates and times middle and high school families can find one-on-one assistance, click here.

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For the Record

East Scarlets: Fast Start But End Up Short at State Baseball

Like sprinters the East High Scarlets broke from the starting gate of last night’s state quarterfinal baseball game against Iowa City West at Principal Park. Connor Enochs swatted the first pitch of the game into left for a base hit. Jeremy Bentley singled to right. Then Chino Alcala thumped a double into the gap in … Read more »

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