Principal Renita Lord to Lead King Elementary School

A longtime school leader who has dedicated her career to educating Des Moines Public Schools students will become the principal of King Elementary School. Renita Lord will take over for Mekisha Barnes, who recently accepted the position of …

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Virtual Campus Will Expand to Middle School Grades

The first accredited online high school developed in Iowa is expanding next school year. The DMPS Virtual Campus, currently serving students in grades 9-12, will open to middle school students in Fall 2021. The planned expansion of the …

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Mekisha Barnes to be Principal at Weeks Middle School

Des Moines Public Schools is pleased to announce a longtime district leader, Mekisha Barnes, will be the next principal at Weeks Middle School. Barnes is currently the principal of King Elementary School and was previously the International Baccalaureate …

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