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Roosevelt Seniors Up For National Honor

1/28/2015

Congratulations to Roosevelt High School seniors Carson Cary, Harry Crane and Rachel Schneider on being named by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars as candidates for the 2015 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program. Click here to learn more about this prestigious national honor.

Anna Steenson, 18, is a Central Campus Broadcasting and Film student from Roosevelt High School.

Central Campus Student Wins Biofuels Prize

1/28/2015

Congratulations Broadcasting and Film student Anna Steenson (Roosevelt) for winning the top prize in the Iowa Renewable Fuels video contest. Anna’s two minute video touts the benefits of Iowa’s connection to the production of ethanol and biodiesel fuels. To read more and see her award-winning video, click here.

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Register Soon to Attend “Newest” School

1/28/2015

The newly renovated Moore Elementary School will re-open to students for the 2015-2016 school year. The $6.6 million renovation includes the latest in classroom technology and school security, a new gymnasium and a new playground. Pre-registration begins on February 9. Click here to learn more.

A thousand people gathered in front of East High School for a "Love Rally" to celebrate the school, diversity and each other.

Love Rally Repellent to “Hate Group”

1/27/2015

When word came that an organization, considered a “hate group” by many, was going to protest at East High, how did students respond? With a Love Rally. It was an effective and positive repellent as the out-of-state protesters failed to show but thousands gathered in support of their school, diversity and each other. Click here to read and see more.

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Dr. Ahart’s Statement on Budget Proposal

1/27/2015

The Iowa House of Representatives held a hearing last night on the state’s proposed education budget, which includes only a 1.25% increase in allowable growth for schools. Click here to read Superintendent Ahart’s statement on the proposal and the need for greater support of our schools to support the diverse educational needs of a diverse student body.

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Hundreds of Students Gather for “Love Rally”

1/26/2015

When a national “hate group” announces it is going to hold a protest at East High, what do DMPS students do? Hold a Love Rally. Hundreds of students from East were joined by their peers from high schools throughout the city over the noon hour in a celebration of their school, our diversity and each other. See photos of the rally on our Flickr page.

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Learn More About What TLC Means for DMPS

1/26/2015

DMPS has been awarded funds by the Iowa Department of Education, starting in the 2015-16 school year, through the state’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation (TLC) system. Click here to find out more about how TLC will support our teachers and students, and how current DMPS educators can apply for new teacher leadership positions.

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Merrill’s New Wing Officially Open

1/23/2015

Students and staff watch as Principal Alex Hanna cuts the ribbon on the new wing of Merrill Middle School. The addition makes room for more students to enroll at the International Baccalaureate school. A new, more secure entry and a handicap accessible elevator were also added to the school. Click here for more photos.

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Tutoring Sign Up for Title I Students

1/23/2015

Students who attend a Title I school in Des Moines may be eligible for tutoring services at no cost to their family. In order to be eligible students must attend one of the 25 Title I schools in Des Moines and meet low income guidelines. To learn more and to register, simply click here.

Callanan Middle School students get a unique lesson on stage at Des Moines Performing Arts with the Diavolo Dance Theater.

Stage Becomes Class for Callanan Students

1/22/2015

Callanan Middle School students got a unique lesson in school and on stage this week as they had the chance to work with Des Moines Performing Arts and the Diavolo Dance Theater. Workshops focused on the tenets of teamwork, trust and communications, and the importance of them in all facets of life, including the classroom. Click here to read and see more.

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For the Record

Central Campus Student Wins Biofuels Prize

Central Campus Broadcasting and Film student, Anna Steenson (Roosevelt), received a giant return on her investment when she won $1000 for the top prize in the Iowa Renewable Fuels video contest. Anna’s two minute video touts the benefits of Iowa’s connection to the production of ethanol and biodiesel fuels.  She chose to create a “fact-filled” … Read more »

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