For The Record
October 24th, 2014

So what was all the hubbub about? There’s a riddle in here somewhere. How does a team win a game that was never played? Because that’s what happened yesterday at Williams Stadium. Better late than never the East High Scarlets had the Senior Night celebration that was originally scheduled for last Friday night’s game when … Read more »


October 23rd, 2014

In the year 2043, the country is on track to shift to minorities making up the majority of the population. DMPS is already there, with 53% of our students being children of color. The National Journal noted DMPS’ successes and challenges in a series of recent articles – including one that looked at “Why Des Moines … Read more »


October 23rd, 2014

When Elaine Wolf retired last year after building the award-winning culinary arts program at Central Campus from scratch, like a fine meal, she left a big hole to fill. But as it’s turned out her replacement was only blocks away and she also had a hand in serving him up to the district. Chef John … Read more »


October 22nd, 2014

Before its regular meeting began on October 21 the School Board was treated to a demonstration by the Roosevelt Robots. No, the west side high school hasn’t abandoned its longstanding nickname of Roughriders, a nod to its namesake, Teddy Roosevelt. The team that presented to the board was a deep-thinking robotics squad and even though … Read more »


October 22nd, 2014

The National Journal, a DC-based magazine covering policy and politics in Washington and beyond, is doing a series called The Next America: Population 2043, about issues relating to the nation’s changing demographics. Des Moines is “ground zero” for part of the series, looking at how the population is changing in our community and what it means, … Read more »