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August 30th, 2016

The 8th annual Graduation Walk Saturday was faced with a pleasant dilemma. With graduation rates rising and dropout rates dropping the pool of potential contacts for district and community volunteers determined to ensure that every child who starts school finishes school was shrinking. In 2014 the graduators knocked on over 1,200 doors. Last year that … Read more »


August 30th, 2016

Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress Cloris Leachman is a Roosevelt grad, Class of 1942. A pair of plaques mounted in the stage left and stage right hallways that flank the school auditorium identify the historic floorboards as the Cloris Leachman Stage.  During her schooldays she lived a trophy’s throw from campus on a street prophetically named … Read more »


August 26th, 2016

Tucked away in a shared space at the district’s administrative offices on Fleur Drive are six unsung apostles of technology making it possible for 2,500+ teachers to do more and better work all the time. They’re the ones who bring you TechCon and blaze the trail for the DMPS Trailblazers, teachers who, in turn, spread … Read more »


August 23rd, 2016

The Class of 2020 – how’s that for a perfect vision of four years from now? High school starts tomorrow for the latest batch of DMPS frosh and they’ve been receiving warm welcomes in the days leading up to their baptism at each of the district’s five comprehensive high schools. Link Crew is a national … Read more »


August 23rd, 2016

The right arm is usually offered as the gold standard of devotion or desire or commitment. As in, “I’d give my right arm for (fill in the blank).” While that’s not an insignificant sacrifice, arms aren’t vital organs. Kidneys, now they’re a different story. And so is this one about sisterly and brotherly love. Jaime … Read more »