For The Record
September 19th, 2014

While X-Gamers like Mykel Larrin, Paul Luc Ronchetti, Jimmy Walker and Trevor Meyer whizzed behind him doing curlicues in midair with the BMX bikes they looked too big for, ringmaster Micah Kranz sprinkled bullying statistics throughout his announcing. “One out of every ten high school dropouts is bullied…160,000 kids are absent from school every day … Read more »


September 18th, 2014

The most recent round of headlines about the state’s No Child Left Behind Report Card, released this week by the Iowa Department of Education, were often gloom and doom, highlighting how two out of three schools were failing to meet the requirements of the federal law. Buried within those stories, however, were two key points. … Read more »


September 17th, 2014

When future Roughriders and Polar Bears-to-be took the field last night to begin the first-ever DMPS Middle School Football Jamboree at East’s Williams Stadium, there was a strong whiff of brand new in the air. But the event was more than a beginning. It was also a culmination, a showcase that drew lots of attention … Read more »


September 16th, 2014

It was hard to get a precise count but there were at least 76 trombones, etc. for yesterday’s inaugural Des Moines Public Schools Marching Band Festival at North High’s Grubb Stadium. Each of the district’s high school bands – North, East, Roosevelt and Lincoln – took the field in its turn for what really was … Read more »


September 16th, 2014

Here in Des Moines, football season includes middle school. DMPS is making big expansions to our middle school activities, including the opportunity to take to the gridiron. Be the first to see what our middle school athletes bring to the field during the 2014 DMPS Middle School Football Jamboree. Rivals will face off on Tuesday, … Read more »