Middle School Activities

Des Moines Public Schools is offering several NEW opportunities for students at the middle school level starting in the 2014-15 school year.

Our middle school programs will work to offer students a chance to be involved and feel connected to their school while developing a passion for activities.

We are constantly striving to offer unique and quality programming while raising expectations for students, coaches and staff. Our goal is to have all middle school students engaged in at least one extracurricular activity each year.

The following is a list of middle school activities and the grade levels that each is offered:


  • Volleyball – 7th and 8th
  • Cross Country – 7th and 8th
  • Football – 8th
  • Boys Basketball – 8th
  • Girls Basketball – 8th
  • Boys and Girls Track – 7th and 8th
  • Boys Swimming – 7th and 8th
  • Girls Swimming – 7th and 8th
  • Wrestling – 7th and 8th
  • Boys Soccer- 7th and 8th
  • Girls Soccer- 7th and 8th
  • Intramurals- 6th grade ONLY
Fine Arts
  • Band – 6th thru 8th
  • Drama – 6th thru 8th
  • Orchestra – 6th thru 8th
  • Vocal Music – 6th thru 8th

Other Activities

  • Journalism – 6th thru 8th
  • Student Government – 6th thru 8th
  • Debate – 6th thru 8th
  • Cheerleading – 7th and 8th
  • Sisters for Success – 6th thru 8th
  • Brother to Brother – 6th thru 8th