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April 27th, 2017

Summer is just weeks away, and that will mean more kids outside riding bikes. The Walnut Street School staff, Parent Teacher Organization and Bike World teamed up to make summer a little safer for their kindergarten class. Each child received a helmet at no cost courtesy of the PTO, and a bike safety lesson from … Read more »


April 27th, 2017

One year ago Read to Succeed was launched, a partnership between public schools and the United Way of Central Iowa with the objective of raising reading proficiency among 3rd graders from 75% to 90% by 2020. Thursday morning the initiative got its first report card in an event hosted at Willard Elementary School. When Read to Succeed was established … Read more »


April 27th, 2017

Spring has always been an artsy time of year in the district. End-of-year concerts for bands and orchestras and choirs ring out like heralds for the coming summer and proof of another year’s growth and development. Portfolios burst at their seams with visual creations. But this spring is overflowing with theatrics. Last month North High’s … Read more »


April 25th, 2017

Track and field action returns to the blue oval as the Drake Relays get underway. Student-athletes representing all five DMPS high schools will be in action, competing in 13 different events on Friday and Saturday. DMPS qualifiers to the 2017 Drake Relays are: BOYS 100 Meter Dash Justice Young, SR; East 800 Meters Charls Niphong, … Read more »


April 24th, 2017

Leo Manzano was born in Mexico, grew up in Texas and ran as a U.S. Olympian in both Beijing and London. He’s been the first to cross all sorts of finish lines: track, school, citizenship. And Monday morning a career best described as long-running that began with no clear destination in mind brought him to Carver … Read more »