For The Record
July 25th, 2014

Miss Iowa 2014, Aly Olson, knows what it feels like to be exposed to bias and misconceptions. She shared an experience with Harding Middle School students in Des Moines this week. “I was telling someone I graduated from Lincoln High School in Des Moines and that person replied, ‘You don’t look like someone who graduated … Read more »


July 22nd, 2014

It’s been a long summer for the North High baseball team. Tuesday’s doubleheader sweep at the hands of the Ottumwa Bulldogs was the latest case in point. But these are not the Bad News (Polar) Bears. There are signs that a turnaround is underway, even if they aren’t yet to be found on the scoreboard. … Read more »


July 22nd, 2014

When last we saw her, Deb Mishak, the DMPS Gifted and Talented Coordinator, was basking in the afterglow of last summer’s first-ever Tech Camp. Last Friday at the closing ceremonies of Tech Camp II it was clear that the glow goes on. In fact, it’s growing. Tech Camp is an intense four-day experience that happens … Read more »


July 21st, 2014

Since June 9, hundreds of DMPS students have been on a world tour without ever leaving the district thanks to a new summer program that’s made believers out of the pleasantly surprised student-tourists. Ambassadors from cultures including China, Japan, Bosnia, India, Russia, Brazil, Mexico, the Philippines, Kenya, and Ireland shared their cultural traditions at middle … Read more »


July 18th, 2014

The Rider Cyclers have been a club since Emily Weeks and Zoey Mauck started going on casual rides along the Bill Riley Trail a couple of years ago, often with a destination of a coffee shop or restaurant. Since then it’s grown, in terms of both numbers and ambition. “We had about thirty-five participants on … Read more »