For The Record
November 24th, 2015

The first snowfall of the season couldn’t have fallen on a better day. Like whipped cream on pumpkin pie, it made for a prefect trimming on a holiday feast like the traditional one served on Friday at Smouse for the 35th consecutive year. It may not go back quite as far as the original dinner party … Read more »

November 23rd, 2015

What do you get when you mix an 82 year-old United States Senator who grew up on a farm in rural Iowa with an auditorium full of high school seniors whose heritages span the globe? At East High School on Monday afternoon that was the recipe for a lively, wide-ranging Q&A between Senator Charles Grassley … Read more »

November 23rd, 2015

When he was a boy growing up on the Northside David Chivers used to deliver newspapers by tossing them onto his customers’ front porches in the dark. Now he delivers them digitally all over town and beyond as the president and publisher of the Des Moines Register. Chivers is a Polar Bear, Class of 1994, … Read more »

November 19th, 2015

As Winter draws near – and with winter weather already in the forecast – the following is a note from Superintendent Tom Ahart on the decision-making process at Des Moines Public Schools about “snow days.” Be sure to read the bottom of this page and see how you can be the first to know about … Read more »

November 18th, 2015

Soon, more of the food Des Moines Public Schools students eat will come from local farms and gardens. Des Moines Public Schools is receiving a $45,000 federal grant to assess the needs of our 60 schools and 32,000 students, and develop a “farm to school” plan for the district. DMPS was the only district in … Read more »