For The Record
April 22nd, 2014

ACT Day: it’s becoming an annual tradition at Des Moines Public Schools as the day when hundreds of high school juniors take – free of charge – the ACT college entrance exam. This is the seventh year DMPS has been offering the ACT exam to all juniors. Last year, a record number 1,732 juniors, or close … Read more »


April 21st, 2014

Student-athletes representing all five DMPS high schools have qualified to compete in 21 different track and field events this week at the 2014 Drake Relays. The number of events that DMPS student-athletes have qualified in is three more than last year and four more than in 2012. The Roosevelt Roughriders girls’ track team looks to … Read more »


April 18th, 2014

Roger Hudson came on the job as the Controller for the Des Moines Public Schools in 1965. Things were different then. There was no school aid formula for state education funding. Roger got into the middle of that. There really weren’t any computers. While he grappled with the district’s budget every year by counting beans … Read more »


April 17th, 2014

Merrill Middle School, an International Baccalaureate school, sent 15 students to Drake University this week to visit Spanish language classes and witness cultural music and dance as part of Pan American Day festivities. Pan American includes all of the Americas – North, South and Central. “At a glance, our cultures look very different,” said Mitch Majre, a Merrill … Read more »


April 16th, 2014

When Dr. Raj Raman agreed to drive down from Ames this morning where he wears a lot of hats at Iowa State University (Associate Professor, Associate Director of Educational Programs; Office of Biorenewables Programs, Director of Graduate Education; Biorenewable Resources & Technology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program) to speak at Hoover High School, he figured to be … Read more »