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January 31st, 2017

The marine biology program at Central Campus is well-known in its field as an exemplary outlier at the high school level. Here’s the latest example of its depth, which it’s tempting to describe as oceanic: Hanna Walker is a Laboratory Assistant for her instructor, Dr. Greg Barord. You know, like college professors have grad school … Read more »


January 30th, 2017

The following statement is from School Board chair Teree Caldwell-Johnson and Superintendent Tom Ahart: This weekend, much of the world’s attention was focused on an effort by the federal government to impose far-reaching restrictions on the ability of immigrants and refugees to come to the United States. From protestors at airports and on the streets … Read more »


January 27th, 2017

Today is PJ Day as decreed by Joppa, a local nonprofit that advocates on behalf of the homeless and has a strong DMPS connection. Lorie Williamson is the wife of Lincoln High School principal Paul Williamson and the Chairperson of Joppa’s PJ Day Iowa event so it stands to reason that Lincoln was one of 27 … Read more »


January 27th, 2017

John Lloyd Young was back in town this week and, even by the jet-set standards of a guy with his glittering theatrical resume, he was busy while he was here! The Tony and Grammy award-winning actor (he won for his portrayal of Four Seasons lead singer Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys; his Broadway debut!) who’s … Read more »


January 25th, 2017

The middle school debate season began with a tournament hosted by high school powerhouse Roosevelt on Tuesday afternoon and a milestone was achieved. “We are excited to announce that for the first time in DMPS history, all ten middle schools have active debate programs,” said Student Activity Specialist Ben Tilus. Teams from Harding and Hoyt … Read more »