For The Record
October 1st, 2014

Iowa Governor Terry Branstad knows more than a little about applying for acceptance. He’s doing it again this fall as he stands for reelection. But this morning he was at Hoover High School issuing a proclamation about applications of a not altogether different sort. October is College Application Month in Iowa as designated by the … Read more »


October 1st, 2014

Zakery’s Bridge: Children’s Journeys From Around The World To Iowa isn’t a primer on the global makeup of Des Moines Public Schools, but it could be. With students from nearly 90 countries attending DMPS, many know a thing or two about journeys from around the world to Iowa. Zakery’s Bridge is a collection of nine … Read more »


September 30th, 2014

There are still positions left in the Dream to Teach program.  The new program works with minority students in middle and high school who have an interest in becoming teachers, providing support to help them go on to college and careers in education. The program will provide mentors to students and assistance at the higher education level … Read more »


September 29th, 2014

For the second year in a row, Des Moines Public Schools is excited to take part in the Gallup Student Poll. Gallup is one of the preeminent public opinion organizations in the world, and DMPS is pleased to continue this partnership. DMPS is joining thousands of other schools and districts across the nation in measuring … Read more »


September 26th, 2014

When a major renovation to the third floor of Central Campus was completed a couple of years ago, one of the features that drew the most ‘oohs’ and ‘ahhs’ was the new home for the Aquarium Science and Marine Biology programs. Here in the middle of America was a facility that would be the envy of … Read more »