For The Record
October 31st, 2014

Maybe some of the folks passing through Capital Square Wednesday over the noon hour wondered why all those spooky kids weren’t in school instead of flashmobbing downtown. But they were. It was the Harding Middle School Drama Club that was responsible for the reenactment of Michael Jackson’s iconic Halloween music video, “Thriller.” The club is … Read more »


October 31st, 2014

DMPS’s award-winning Facilities Management team has been saving taxpayers money districtwide for decades; devising ways to save on energy costs at all 70 of our buildings. This latest venture will involve something you do at home a lot — changing lightbulbs. But when you change 91,000 lightbulbs at once, the light bill stands to take a dramatic dip. … Read more »


October 31st, 2014

The art room at Edmunds Elementary has a new tool for students to use, compliments of many generous donors who made contributions through the DonorsChoose.org organization. Art instructor David Borzo created a request for a paint drying rack with DonorsChoose.org early last summer. He included information about his students who loved to paint, and described the lack … Read more »


October 30th, 2014

If Harding Middle School 6th grader Robert Adams Jr. hasn’t decided on a Halloween getup yet he’s got a good, authentic start on one now. Thanks to Brian O’Keefe and the Des Moines Fire Department he can easily dress the part of a firefighter. And, according to O’Keefe, RJ already knows how to behave as one. … Read more »


October 29th, 2014

Sen. Tom Harkin looked more like a kind grandfather than a United States Senator as he sat at a table with 3rd graders in Mrs. Elrod’s classroom, all of them eating apple slices from a bag. He’s retiring at the end of this year, and came to see how the Fresh Fruits and Vegetables Program he … Read more »