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For The Record
October 21st, 2016

Turn the lights on after school, you say? In this district, they stay on! Why else did Jodi Grant, Executive Director of the Afterschool Alliance in Washington D.C., pick DMPS to visit on such an auspicious occasion as National Lights on After School Day? The idea is to spread the reach of quality, enriching afterschool programming into … Read more »

October 20th, 2016

Willard Elementary principal Julie Kruse grew up in Carroll, Iowa before heading off to college at Iowa State University where she would earn a bachelor’s and two graduate degrees. To put it mildly, she never forgot where she came from. Kruse is a season-ticket holder in both football and basketball at her alma mater and … Read more »

October 13th, 2016

The bad news: the victim of a mock, repeat mock, homicide at Central Campus Thursday morning was a DMPS security officer. Evidence at the scene indicated that the perpetrator may be a clown. With the nation-wide creepy clown hoax on social media, an appropriate suspect for a mock crime. The good news: the Criminal Justice … Read more »

October 12th, 2016

Going to school in the city that hosts the annual World Food Prize festival ensures that students are fed a steady diet of distinguished guest speakers. 2016 provides the latest examples. On Tuesday Central Campus hosted a reception in honor of Dr. Charity Kawira Mutegi of Kenya. In 2013 Dr. Mutegi received the Norman Borlaug … Read more »

October 12th, 2016

It’s National School Lunch Week and the DMPS Food & Nutrition Department is marking the occasion in lots of ways. Student interns from Iowa State University developed promotions including posters created by students, bulletin board decorating contests and school visits by local sports team mascots/players. Greenwood Elementary decided to make it a family affair on Wednesday. … Read more »