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For The Record
October 31st, 2016

Saturday was a colorful day on the campus of Drake University, inside and out. Outdoors, autumn was everywhere in all its splendor. And indoors at the Olmstead Center the first annual Young Men of Color Conference pulsed with a positive energy, most of it coming from some 200 DMPS middle school and high school students … Read more »


October 27th, 2016

Election Day is November 8th but for teaching purposes it’s been happening throughout this past week at DMPS middle schools. Merrill teacher Dave O’Connor has again plugged into the University of Virginia’s Youth Leadership Initiative, which hosts the nation’s largest student mock election, and this time around he joined with his counterparts at the other … Read more »


October 27th, 2016

What better place to host Afghanistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Dr. Hamdullah Mohib, on a visit to Des Moines than Central Campus/Academy? After all, there is a Junior ROTC battalion there from which to muster a color guard for some pomp and circumstance commensurate to the presence of a foreign diplomat. And there is … Read more »


October 26th, 2016

You can’t beat a free pasta dinner catered by Northside landmark Chuck’s Restaurant, right? Unless, besides cookies, $30 were served for dessert. The second annual Beginner’s Guide to Paying for College workshop was held at Findley Elementary last night. Designed to help families understand more about how and where to find money for college, the … Read more »


October 25th, 2016

Student-musicians from Lincoln, North and Roosevelt high schools will be represented at this year’s All-State Music Festival. Auditions were held at six regional sites around the state last weekend by the Iowa High School Music Association. Out of more than 6,000 students approximately 17% were selected to perform in the 277-piece All-State Band, the 190-piece All-State … Read more »