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January 16th, 2017

Movement 515 never lets MLK Day pass without some passion. Whether it’s a rally on the statehouse steps or a spirited march through the downtown Des Moines skywalks, the student-activists always take advantage of the day off from school to practice what’s preached in the Urban Leadership curriculum at Central Campus. This year the agenda … Read more »


January 12th, 2017

Let it not get lost in the shuffle of state legislatures convening and presidential administrations transitioning that this is Teacher Appreciation Week. That important stretch of a generally cold page on the calendar is certainly not lost on the soon to be outgoing US Secretary of Education, John King. His office designated 2,500 teachers around … Read more »


January 12th, 2017

Cold winter days get us thinking about warm evening meals, and DMPS students are happy to help you with the menu. Students enrolled in the Central Campus Environmental & Agricultural Sciences Academy and Future Farmers of America (FFA) are selling fresh eggs, whole chickens, lamb, pork and beef from the Ag Lab. Horticulture & Animal … Read more »


January 12th, 2017

Monday, January 16 is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. There are no classes for students at Des Moines Public Schools on Monday, and teachers and associates do not report. DMPS offices will be open. However, even though it is not a school day, it doesn’t mean some important lessons won’t be learned as DMPS students have … Read more »


January 10th, 2017

Des Moines Public Schools is becoming a lean (but not mean) educational machine thanks to the efforts of lots of people, but Emma Knapp, in particular, has earned an exclusive bit of recognition. In her role as the district’s Continuous Improvement Coordinator Knapp recently achieved Black Belt certification in Lean Six Sigma, a methodology for … Read more »