For The Record
February 5th, 2016

The Alternative Teaching Contract (ATC) offered by Des Moines Public Schools is attracting national attention and rightly so. Most recently it was highlighted by The Atlantic and its sister publication, the National Journal, in a report of innovative programs around the country. It offers incentives designed to attract and retain promising newcomers to the profession. … Read more »


February 4th, 2016

There aren’t many school activities that begin at 5:30 a.m. and even fewer that require a student to be in uniform, ready to think and move on command. But that’s the life of a Central Campus JROTC Red Bull Battalion cadet. Conditioning themselves to do more is part of their DNA. The hard work paid off on … Read more »


February 3rd, 2016

Infinite Campus is a helpful online tool Des Moines Public School parents can use to access their student’s attendance, grades, transportation information, and more. When parents talk with their children about the information found on Infinite Campus, it becomes a tool that supports their learning. Infinite Campus is used district-wide by all teachers. Information obtained … Read more »


February 2nd, 2016

Last Friday after school a constellation of “shining star” 5th grade students field-tripped to the Science Center of Iowa to help formally dedicate and reopen its Star Theater Planetarium. It was the latest in a series of missions under the auspices of the ISU4U Promise, an innovative partnership between King and Moulton elementary schools and Iowa … Read more »


February 1st, 2016

When the C-SPAN “Road to the White House” tour bus – a combination interactive museum and TV studio on wheels – pulled into the parking lot at Roosevelt High School this afternoon, it marked the end of a long list of caucus-related experiences for students before the actual event on the night of February 1. … Read more »