For The Record
January 30th, 2015

How many DMPS retirees can say they played Big Ten football and baseball (co-captaining a conference championship team), fought at Anzio in World War II in a unit later portrayed in a Hollywood film that starred William Holden and Cliff Robertson, and were awarded the U.S. Congressional Gold Medal, the highest honor Congress can bestow … Read more »


January 30th, 2015

The road from recipe to school lunch tray is not a short one.  DMPS Executive Chef Chad Taylor with the Central Nutrition Center says the process involves sampling, safety testing, more sampling, focus groups, tweaking and more sampling. “We introduced a couple of new Asian-inspired dishes in the fall and they were a big hit,” Taylor said. … Read more »


January 28th, 2015

Central Campus Broadcasting and Film student, Anna Steenson (Roosevelt), received a giant return on her investment when she won $1000 for the top prize in the Iowa Renewable Fuels video contest. Anna’s two minute video touts the benefits of Iowa’s connection to the production of ethanol and biodiesel fuels.  She chose to create a “fact-filled” … Read more »


January 28th, 2015

Registration begins soon to attend the newly-renovated Moore Elementary School in the 2015-2016 school year.  A pre-registration event will be held on February 9, from 1:00 to 7:00 PM at the Franklin Avenue Public Library. Moore Elementary School serves the families of Beaverdale, Merle Hay and the neighborhoods of northwest Des Moines. The school’s $6.6 million renovation includes a … Read more »


January 27th, 2015

“The mosquitoes are coming, the mosquitoes are coming…” might as well have been the rallying cry last week when word came that a high-profile bunch of zealots from Kansas – an organization classified as a “hate group” by many – was zeroing in on East High School for reasons that were never clear. But thanks … Read more »