For The Record
July 1st, 2015

Hoyt Middle School 7th grader to be Alaina Stensrud was at school on Tuesday and she couldn’t have been happier. She was among friends in the district’s robust summer program at one of nine 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Besides Hoyt, program sites – all middle schools – include Callanan, Goodrell, Harding, Hiatt, Meredith, McCombs and Weeks. … Read more »


June 26th, 2015

Summer is no time to relax for students faced with adapting to new surroundings in a new culture besides trying to catch up and keep up in school. That’s why Des Moines Public Schools offers the Summer Enrichment Opportunity to the district’s large and still growing population of English Language Learners. Thursday morning at Meredith … Read more »


June 25th, 2015

Students from Central Campus are helping researchers at Des Moines University study the brain. The Spring 2015 issue of DMU Magazine features a story about how DMPS high schoolers are working with professor Muhammad Spocter in his graduate-level neuroanatomy class and assisting with his canine brain studies. The story is reprinted below or click here to read … Read more »


June 24th, 2015

Cowles Montessori’s Mary McFetridge, 11, will board a plane to Washington, D.C. in early July to dine with First Lady Michelle Obama and tour the White House kitchen garden. She is one of 55 students nationwide who won the opportunity in the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge. Mary’s is a recipe healthy foodies will love. “Mary’s Garden Farfalle Feast” … Read more »


June 23rd, 2015

College professors have long labored with the mantra “publish or perish” dangling over their heads like the Sword of Damocles. Maybe they teach a few sections in their discipline but otherwise they’re expected to do research, make breakthroughs, document them and publish their findings, to the great credit of the distinguished colleges and universities that … Read more »