For The Record
April 18th, 2014

Roger Hudson came on the job as the Controller for the Des Moines Public Schools in 1965. Things were different then. There was no school aid formula for state education funding. Roger got into the middle of that. There really weren’t any computers. While he grappled with the district’s budget every year by counting beans … Read more »


April 17th, 2014

Merrill Middle School, an International Baccalaureate school, sent 15 students to Drake University this week to visit Spanish language classes and witness cultural music and dance as part of Pan American Day festivities. Pan American includes all of the Americas – North, South and Central. “At a glance, our cultures look very different,” said Mitch Majre, a Merrill … Read more »


April 16th, 2014

When Dr. Raj Raman agreed to drive down from Ames this morning where he wears a lot of hats at Iowa State University (Associate Professor, Associate Director of Educational Programs; Office of Biorenewables Programs, Director of Graduate Education; Biorenewable Resources & Technology Interdisciplinary Graduate Program) to speak at Hoover High School, he figured to be … Read more »


April 16th, 2014

Walnut Street School 5th graders presented their International Baccalaureate – Primary Years Programme Exhibition at the Des Moines Public Central Library. This year’s Exhibition was connected to the trans-disciplinary theme of “Sharing the Planet”. There were eight student groups who dug into some global issues which have local relevance. They developed their own central ideas … Read more »


April 15th, 2014

The Cedar Rapids Independent Filmmakers hosted the 14th Annual Film Festival at the Collins Road Theatres in Marion, Iowa.  Among those honored and selected for viewing were four students from the Central Campus Broadcasting and Film program. Sophomore Helena Gruensteidl (Roosevelt) was honored with a “Golden Eddy” award, named for the motion picture pioneer Thomas … Read more »