Our challenge is to boost every student to the achievement of their fullest potential.

Activities play a major role in the growth and development of students. Activities promote a sense of belonging. They are an essential element in a student’s educational experience. Our primary objective is to increase student engagement by providing all students with access to a variety of extracurricular and co-curricular opportunities.

The Activities Department works with school administration, staff, and the community to create opportunities for students. We establish systems in all schools that allow students to participate in multiple activities. The Activities Department is guided by what is best for students. We utilize accurate and timely data to create, maintain and evaluate programming and work collaboratively with stakeholders. Our ultimate goal is to enable students to discover and pursue their passion through extracurricular and co-curricular activities.

For more information about the activities available at Des Moines Public Schools, please visit the DMPS Activities Website.

Director of District Activities and Community Education

Jason Allen
Address: 1917 Dean Ave., Des Moines, IA