For The Record
October 22nd, 2014

Before its regular meeting began on October 21 the School Board was treated to a demonstration by the Roosevelt Robots. No, the west side high school hasn’t abandoned its longstanding nickname of Roughriders, a nod to its namesake, Teddy Roosevelt. The team that presented to the board was a deep-thinking robotics squad and even though … Read more »


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 »