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December 10th, 2016

So you figure seven schools x four half pints = more than a gallon of poetry, lots more, pouring forth from the stage in the Central Campus auditorium Friday at the second annual Movement 515 Half Pint Poetry Slam. Yes, it gushed. From (let’s recite them alphabetically because, the heck with the point standings, they … Read more »

December 9th, 2016

The notion of secrecy used to be almost implicit in the word code. Not anymore. In fact, there is a concerted effort underway to let as many people as possible in on the code. A new-this-year AP course is evidence of that. “The College Board has a new Advanced Placement course that we have started … Read more »

December 6th, 2016

Mention recruiting and what comes first to most minds are college sports and the military, not musicians. But Tuesday morning at Lincoln High an annual event demonstrated that the fine arts too make sales pitches to youngsters while they’re weighing their extracurricular options before reaching the high school fork in the road. The annual Band … Read more »

December 5th, 2016

Last summer the stage was prematurely set when published its “Way Too Early” rankings of the cream of the boys’ basketball crop in the state for a 2016-17 season that felt far off. Well, don’t look now but two CIML Metro Conference powerhouses are getting ready to face off this Friday night: North’s up-tempo, … Read more »

November 23rd, 2016

It’s a short week at Des Moines Public Schools, but plenty long enough for a variety of traditional holiday mood-setting activities around the district. Smouse Opportunity School served up its 36th annual Thanksgiving feast for students, their families and community guests. Over at Lincoln High School, Victor Wickert’s Adult Living class again planned, shopped for, prepared … Read more »