For The Record
October 22nd, 2014

The National Journal, a DC-based magazine covering policy and politics in Washington and beyond, is doing a series called The Next America: Population 2043, about issues relating to the nation’s changing demographics. Des Moines is “ground zero” for part of the series, looking at how the population is changing in our community and what it means, … Read more »


October 20th, 2014

Like many Des Moines students, Nosa Ali and Brenda Vasquez have taken very different paths to arrive at a very similar place. For Nosa, she along with her parents and seven siblings arrived in the United State a little more than a decade ago, from Sudan by way of Egypt. Brenda’s parents emigrated to the … Read more »


October 20th, 2014

Commencements for the Class of 2015 are a little more than seven months away. We have posted a schedule of each graduation ceremony (with the exception of District-Wide Programs, which is still being planned). For the date, time and location of each commencement, visit our Academic Calendar page and scroll to the bottom.


October 16th, 2014

Renowned agronomist and World Food Prize Laureate ’96 Dr. Gurdev Khush was impressed. Touring the STEM Academy facilities at Hoover High School Wednesday morning he kept nodding and smiling. He’s in town for this year’s edition of the annual World Food Prize festivities, reuniting and hobnobbing with fellow laureates the way old football teammates do … Read more »


October 15th, 2014

First thing Wednesday morning everyone gathered in the gym/cafeteria at Findley Elementary, like always; Voice Level Zero. Principal Barb Adams reported there were no office referrals yesterday and attendance was at 97%. There were cheers for those twin bits of good news; Voice Level Yay. And the daily grade level chants were chanted that feature … Read more »