For The Record
March 27th, 2015

It’s drop-off day at the 2015 Bubble Ball, where 16 Central Campus Fashion Design and Merchandising students will join more than 60 working designers to create a program the local charity ChildServe calls “bubblicious.” The Bubble Ball is an annual fashion event where designers must use bubble wrap as their primary source material, and the theme this year is … Read more »


March 27th, 2015

Jason Negro coaches high school football at the smallest school in a California conference that ESPN has rated the strongest in the nation. To give you an idea, one of the member schools has produced three Heisman Trophy winners. No wonder one of the watchdog organizations in the business of such things conferred National Coach … Read more »


March 27th, 2015

Roosevelt High School 9th graders have been reading A Long Way Gone: Memoirs of a Boy Soldier by Ishmael Beah. Thursday afternoon that bestseller came to life when Mohamed Sidibay traveled all the way from Sierra Leone, West Africa by way of George Washington University in Washington D.C. to speak with them about his own parallel … Read more »


March 26th, 2015

It was business as usual at the Iowa Statehouse Wednesday afternoon. Until… At 2:30 a rally in support of increased state funding for public schools convened on the main floor, right outside the governor’s offices. It was organized by H.E.A.T (Hanawalt’s Education Advocacy Team) and drew support from around the district – the whole state, … Read more »


March 25th, 2015

“What’s for lunch?” It has to be one of the most oft-considered questions in students’ homes. Every school day, the DMPS Central Nutrition Center provides breakfast and lunch for thousands of students.  Much of the food is chosen, tested, tasted and tested again right here in Des Moines, downtown at 2nd and University in the … Read more »