For The Record
April 25th, 2015

The two-year old Urban Leadership program at Central Campus has spun off an annual Teen Summit that happens in January at the downtown Des Moines Social Club. That event, in turn, is already leading to spinoffs at the district’s home high schools. Roosevelt hosted its own on-campus version all day on Friday featuring a student-driven … Read more »


April 24th, 2015

Like shoppers in line for first crack at a hot new product they were waiting for the doors to open at yesterday’s afterschool Family Night event at King Elementary School. And what a celebratory circus of kids and their futures it was! Harding Middle School’s DJ Wolfpack was the ringmaster, setting the musical tone in … Read more »


April 24th, 2015

Last night, in the grandeur of the Temple for Performing Arts in downtown Des Moines and with not an empty seat in the hall, words were spat … snaps were snapped … and votes tallied to determine which six students will represent Des Moines this summer at the Brave New Voices Festival in Atlanta. It … Read more »


April 24th, 2015

Several Des Moines Public Schools offices are in the process of moving to a new location. Last year the school district purchased the building at 2323 Grand Avenue, which was originally the headquarters for Farmers Mutual Hail Insurance Company and most recently was the Iowa Lottery office building. Over the past several months upgrades to … Read more »


April 23rd, 2015

Congratulations to three DMPS teachers honored by the Rotary Club of Des Moines as Educators of the Year during the club’s annual awards luncheon Thursday at the Wakonda Club. The elementary honoree is Schelsy Smith who teaches 4th grade at Findley where she’s been throughout her nine-year teaching career. Her arrival there coincided with Findley’s selection for … Read more »