Morris Elementary Awarded Laura Bush Library Grant

Today, Morris Elementary School was one of 200 schools from 40 states across the country to receive a $5,000 grant through the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries. This year, the Laura Bush Foundation for America’s Libraries awarded …

Read more »

Condolences on the Passing of Teree Caldwell-Johnson

Des Moines Public Schools shares condolences with family, friends and colleagues on the death of Teree Caldwell-Johnson. The school district was informed by her family that Ms. Caldwell-Johnson passed away early this morning after a long battle with …

Read more »

District Welcomes New Director of Custodial Services

DMPS is welcoming William Givens as the new Director of Custodial Services. Givens is responsible for leading the team that maintains healthy and safe spaces for our 30,000 students and nearly 5,000 employees in almost 70 buildings. Givens …

Read more »

Afterschool Program Manager Receives National Honor

Congratulations to Metro Kids and 21CCLC program manager Linda Phillips on her selection as an Afterschool Alliance 2024 Afterschool Ambassador. Linda is the only Iowan to be selected, and one of just 15 people honored nationwide. As the …

Read more »