For The Record
May 4th, 2016

Here’s a feel-good follow-up that’s flashy as a new pair of shoes (or 20). Early this semester we reported on a new PE class at North High School that was picking up speed. The Psychology of Health and Fitness ballooned from four students last fall to 24 in its second semester, thanks mainly to rave … Read more »


May 4th, 2016

May is the month of commencement which means beginning. But it also marks the end of many student/pupil relationships. That was the bittersweet case after school on Tuesday at Hubbell Elementary where Professor Lindsay Woodward and a squad of teachers-to-be from Drake University’s School of Education wrapped up a year of tutoring with students from … Read more »


May 3rd, 2016

Everything was in place at Greenwood Elementary this morning to formally launch United Way of Central Iowa’s Read to Succeed, a public awareness campaign to inspire community action ensuring that, by the end of 2020, 90% of central Iowa third graders read proficiently. There were a podium and microphones. There were chairs arranged on the front lawn for important … Read more »


May 3rd, 2016

The Central Campus Culinary Arts department, under the direction of Chef John Andres won many awards at the SkillsUSA State Championships last week.  Congratulations to Chef Andres and his team. Additionally, congratulations are in order for Molly Reisman and Mackenzie Sleeth (East) for serving as State Officers this schoolyear for SkillsUsa Iowa. Alyssa Burton-Pilcher, Saltlynn Nail, and … Read more »


April 29th, 2016

In March we reported on the presentation to the school board of a plan by district administrators to officially remake all 60 DMPS schools into “Schools for Rigor” over the course of the next three years. A pilot cohort of the following six schools begins that implementation in 2016-17: North High Weeks Middle Findley Elementary Howe … Read more »