A Northside tradition continues. More than 400 voices will join in song for the second annual Northside Night Vocal Music Concert. Choirs from Cattell, Findley, Harding, Madison, North, and Oak Park schools will present an evening of inspirational music. Northside Night will take place on Thursday, March 6th at 7:00 PM at North High. Admission is free.
Theater students at Lincoln High School had the chance to take part in a workshop on improvisation hosted by the Whirled News Tonight troupe. The unique lesson was made possible thanks to our partners at Des Moines Performing Arts. Read and see more on our For the Record blog.
East basketball coach Sam Powell (pictured at left) gets the student body fired up at a pep rally before the Scarlets take the court at the Iowa High School Girls’ Basketball Tournament. East faces Waterloo West in their first round game. Read and see more of East’s pep rally on our For the Record blog.
A fundraiser sponsored by the DMPS Foundation will feature the music of staff and alumni to raise funds to support music students. The “Coming Home” event is this Saturday, March 8 beginning at the 6:00 PM at the Iowa Historical Building. Click here to learn more about the event and how you can support music education at DMPS.
No one can accuse Bobby Washington of thinking small, and he probably doesn’t need reminding to carry his books home from school. After all, the Callanan Middle School student has his sights set on the elimination of illiteracy. Click here to read how this 7th grader set up a non-profit corporation to provide books to schools in Africa.
DMPS is pleased to announce that several veteran educators in the district are taking on new principal assignments starting next school year. The new assignments announced today are for Hoover High School, Callanan and Goodrell middle schools, and Carver, Jackson, Monroe and South Union elementary schools. Click here to read more.
Iowa’s only public Montessori school is celebrating two decades of education in Des Moines. Cowles is marking its 20th anniversary with a series of events this week, from art projects to professional development to special guests and student assemblies. Read and see more about Cowles on our latest For the Record blog.
Region Championship Goes to North JROTC
Congratulations to the young men and women of the North High JROTC rifle team on winning the Eastern U.S. Region Champion-ship. “The kids did a great job representing North,” Gunnery Sgt. Michael Gettler said. “I am proud of their accomplishment!” The team will travel to Ohio to compete for the national title later in March.
Scarlets Return to State Basketball Tourney
East High School is heading back to the State girls’ basketball tournament, and will face Waterloo West on March 5. Fun fact: the Lady Scarlets have been to the State tournament in 1979, 1980, 1982, 1990, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2013 and now 2014! Visit IGHSAU for more basketball tournament information.
Thank you to everyone who participated, in person and online, in the school district’s process to update elementary school attendance areas in Des Moines. As a result of the public’s input and ideas, be sure to visit our special web page to view the latest proposed map and an updated FAQ. Plus, it’s not too late to submit your questions or comments online.