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.
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.
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.
It’s been a high-flying week for the district’s aviation program. Tuesday night the program’s new facility was cleared for takeoff by the School Board. On Wednesday students were invited over for an up close look at the one-of-a-kind Scorpion aircraft by their neighbors at the Iowa Air National Guard’s 132nd Fighter Wing. Click here to read and see more.
Megan Schott to Run for Iowa State Cyclones
Another day, another Des Moines Public Schools student signs a National Letter of Intent! Congratulations to Roosevelt High School senior and 2014 state cross country champion Megan Schott on signing to run for Iowa State University.
Congratulations to the Merrill/Cowles Mock Trial team, which finished 9th at the 2014 Middle School Mock Trial State Championship held this week in Des Moines. In addition to a top 10 finish, team member Louise Bequeaith was named one of the outstanding, all-state attorneys at the competition. Click here to read more.