2011 - 2012 News Releases

DMPS Earns Governor’s 2012 Iowa Environmental Excellence Award
80 Years Later, a Unique Gift for Smouse Opportunity School
DMPS, DMEA Bring Innovative Approach to New Contract
Roosevelt Junior Earns Summer Study Trip to Germany
Charter School to Hold Informational Meetings for Students
First-ever District-wide Activities Award Banquet Planned for Sunday
Walnut Street School Plans Cultural Event to Celebrate IB Authorization
Summer Food Service Program Kicks Off On Monday
Roosevelt Debater Wins National Championship
Des Moines Public Schools 2012 Commencement Schedule
Edmunds Elementary School Celebrates Groundbreaking on Friday
DMPS Approved for $1.8 Million 21st Century Community Learning Center Grant
Three DMPS Schools Become International Baccalaureate Candidates
Central Academy Students Finish 7th in National Mathematics Competition
School Board Names Thomas Ahart as Interim Superintendent
Hillis Elementary Celebrates Bike to School Month
Alexander Bernstein to Visit Wright Elementary on Monday
Superintendent Sebring Makes Resignation Effective Today; Tom Ahart to Serve as Acting Superintendent
Hubbell Fourth Grader Wins National PTA Award
AP Exam Participation Increases 80% in 2012
2012-2013 Student Registration for Continuous Calendar Schools
Roosevelt Student to Have Art Displayed at U.S. Capitol
DMPS Names New Cowles Montessori Principal: Tina Langston
Hoover High School Students to Serve and Learn
DMPS Earns Honors for Communications
Rotary Club of Des Moines Names Teachers of the Year
DMPS Names New Hiatt Middle School Principal: Dr. Deborah Chapman
Central Academy Math Students Impress at National Contest
School Board Invites Public to a “Community Conversation”
Central Academy Students Excel in State Competitions
Hanawalt Elementary Plans Annual ‘Day in the Arts’ Event
Minnesota Vikings’ Greenway, State Treasurer Fitzgerald to Unveil Financial Football Curriculum at Lincoln High School
ISU Football Coach Paul Rhoads to Promote Healthy Habits at King Elementary
Central Campus Among First-Ever U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools
White House Committee Selects Findley Elementary School for Prestigious Arts Initiative to Help Turn Around Low-Performing Schools
Hubbell School Plans Garden Planting Day
East High School Annual Alumni Reunion Planned for May 10
Director of Des Moines Public Charter School Submits Resignation
Justice, Judges to Take Part in High School Moot Court, AP Government Classes
National Civil Rights Group Recognizes Windsor Elementary School for Tolerance Efforts
Middle School Students Earn High Marks at State Science Fair
Central Students Head to National History Bowl and Bee
Statement of School Board Chair Teree Caldwell-Johnson on Superintendent Sebring
State Releases Graduation Data; DMPS Five-Year Rate Increases
Hoover High’s Real World Design Challenge Team Heads to Nationals
DMPS Selects New Brody Middle, Hubbell Elementary Principals
Roosevelt Captures State Speech Title, Strong Named Coach of the Year
EPA Names Des Moines Public Schools 2012 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year
Merrill Students Hold Bullying Awareness Night
Roosevelt Debate Student Earns NFL’s Highest Rank
Central Academy Students Win Creative Writing Awards
Middle School Student Projects on Display at Annual Science Fair
Registration for 2012-2013 Head Start Program Begins February 17
Des Moines FFA Chapter Awarded First-Ever ‘Planting A Seed’ Grant
A Dozen DMPS Seniors are National Merit Finalists
School Board OKs Bonds for School Renovations; Finance Plan Will Save Money, Support Projects Throughout Des Moines
Reception Kicks Off Annual Art Exhibit
Kindergarten Registration Information for the 2012-13 School Year
Joe Jongewaard Selected for Open Seat on Des Moines School Board
White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Visits North High on Thursday
Thirteen Central Academy Seniors Named as Candidates in Presidential Scholar Program
Share the Mic: Harding Students Use Their Voices to Create Change
Central Academy Students Excel in Iowa’s “Know Your Constitution” Competition
Holocaust Exhibit on Display at Meredith Middle School
Hip Hop Artist to Visit Meredith Middle School
Three Finalists Selected for Open Seat on School Board
Biscuit the Paw Washing Dog Teaches Elementary Students Proper Hand Washing Techniques
Hoover High Hosts Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration
Roosevelt Wins Championship at State Debate Tournament
Nation’s Real First Caucus? Cookie Caucus at Hillis Elementary School
DMPS Names Executive Director of Secondary Schools: Tim Schott
Patty Link to Step Down from Des Moines School Board
DMPS 21st Century Afterschool Program Honored
East High School Wins Central Region in Get Schooled Fall Attendance Challenge
Central Academy Receives Donation from Aviva to Assist Low Income Students with AP Testing Fees
Cowles Montessori Receives Funding for Wellness Initiatives
McCombs and Weeks Middle Schools to Celebrate Cultures Next Week
Central Academy’s Mathematics Team Takes First Place in Competition
DMPS Aviation Program Welcomes Learjet to Teaching Fleet
DMPS Musicians Selected for All-State Music Festival
Students at Windsor Elementary Set to Cross Social Boundaries During 10th Annual “Mix It Up at Lunch Day”
Hiatt Middle School to Celebrate Auditorium Renovations
Iowa Energy & Sustainability Academy Awarded $10,000 from Vernier
Reed Timmer, Meteorologist from Discovery Channel’s Storm Chasers, to Visit North High
North High School Rolling Out 1:1 Laptop Initiative
School Board Web Site, Meetings Seek Input on Director District Maps
East High Joins National “Get Schooled Attendance Challenge”
Roosevelt Art Teacher Named Outstanding Secondary Art Educator
DMPS Announces 2011 Advanced Placement Scholars; Roosevelt Grad Named State AP Scholar for Iowa
Future Teachers to Roll Up Their Sleeves for Des Moines School
Iowa Energy & Sustainability Academy Receives Grant from Iowa Power Fund
Hoover Science Educator Named Teacher of the Year by Air Force Association’s Des Moines Chapter
Hiatt Middle School Receives $23,000 Grant from Lowe’s
DMPS Honored by Two National Organizations for Excellence in Financial Reporting
It’s Now 5 x 36: Two More Students Earn Perfect Marks on ACT
Moulton School to Remain Closed Next Week
Back to School: What’s New in Des Moines for 2011-12
DMPS Names Oak Park Principal: Christopher Fee
Moulton School to Close Next Week for Cleaning, Inspections, Air Tests
Cargill Supports Willard Elementary School through the Purchase of Computer Work Stations
DMPS Grads are Presidential Scholars at University of Iowa
DMPS Names Director of Curriculum: Holly Crandell
DMPS Names Director of Human Resources: Scott Mikesh
School Board OKs Bonds for School Renovations; Finance Plan Will Save Money, Support Projects Throughout City
First-Ever DMPS Summer Graduation Ceremony to be Held Wednesday
Summer Program Helps Students Stay on Track to Graduate
Back-to-School Health Fair Provides Free Services, Supplies to Kids
DMPS Names New Principals at Harding, McCombs Middle Schools
UEN: Iowa Must Address Funding Formula, Student Assessment, Changing Demographics as Key Parts of Transforming Education
Back-to-School Registration Underway
Local Educator Selected to Participate in National Educational Program Sponsored by Library of Congress
Tomorrow It’s ‘Back to School’ for 1,500 Des Moines Students
DMPS Names Cowles Principal: Elizabeth Mashek