For The Record
May 27th, 2016

This has been quite a year at Scavo High School, one that saw the school complete an ambitious transition from “alternative” to “full-service.” The dust had barely settled from last year’s physical move into new quarters at Central Campus that feature an on-site daycare facility and food pantry when Scavo forged ahead with even more … Read more »


May 25th, 2016

Wednesday morning presented the latest case in point of what a trampoline Des Moines Public Schools is. Governor Branstad dropped in at Findley Elementary School for a bill-signing ceremony (boing!). Senate File 2301 enables nonprofit organizations to make tax-exempt contributions to individual college savings accounts like the ones the I Have a Dream Foundation has … Read more »


May 24th, 2016

Checklist for the fast-approaching last day of school: Clean out desk and locker Say thanks and goodbye to teachers Turn in textbooks Be at airport by 6:00 AM – and don’t forget passport! Thousands of DMPS students will call it a year on June 2 but 24 middle schoolers will leave that day for a two-week … Read more »


May 20th, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, we give you Rider Root Beer. But only a wee sip to whet your whistle. A full 32 oz. “growler” will cost you a few bucks with proceeds going to the Roosevelt High School art and science departments. Let’s back up a bit. A couple of years ago an AP science teacher … Read more »


May 20th, 2016

Congratulations to yet another award-winning DMPS teacher, McCombs Middle School’s Jake Wager! When last we saw Wager at work he was coordinating the mock caucus at McCombs in January when students held their own version of Iowa’s first-in-the-nation presidential caucuses a couple of weeks before the real thing. Since then Wager was nominated by his … Read more »