2012 - 2013 News Releases

DMPS One of Five to Receive the Governor’s Iowa Environmental Excellence Award
DMPS to See Major Expansion of AmeriCorps
Governor Signs Bill to Extend Support for ELL Students
DMPS Earns National Honors for Communications
North’s VP Mike Vukovich to be High School’s Next Principal
DMPS-TV Airs All Eight Commencement Ceremonies Next Week
North Principal Named Executive Director of Learning Services and Student Activities for DMPS
DMPS Names New Principals at McKinley, Morris and Moulton Schools
DMPS Names Two New Principals, Middle School Director
North High Presents Honorary Diploma to WWII Navy Veteran
Nearly 1,800 Students Expected to Receive Diplomas at Commencements
Central Academy Places 1st in National Math Contest
DMPS Library Coordinator Appointed to Iowa Commission of Libraries
Brody Middle School Becomes International Baccalaureate Candidate School
Central Academy Mathletes Earn Fifth Place in National Competition
Hiatt Middle School Students to Plant School’s First Garden
AP Exam Participation Increases 11% in 2013; Doubles in Past Two Years
2013-2014 Student Registration for Continuous Calendar Schools
East, Lincoln Students Earn National Construction Industry Honors
Roosevelt, Central Academy Students Qualify for National History Day Contest
DMPS Names New Principals at Garton, Madison and Stowe Elementary Schools
Youth Career Fair to be Held Next Week at East and Hoover
A First: All Five DMPS High Schools on Iowa AP Index’s Top 50 List
Central Academy History Day Competitors Advance to State Competition
Des Moines Public Schools Earns U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Award
Goodrell Middle School to be Awarded “Healthier School” Gold Medal from U.S. Department of Agriculture
Moulton School Wins Burpee Home Gardens “Grow Anywhere Tour” Visit
Hanawalt Celebrates Centennial with Community Open House
Central Academy’s Senior IB Students Present Artwork
East High School Annual Alumni Reunion Planned for May 9
Statement on the Passing of DMPS Bus Driver Art Lubbert
Court of Appeals Judges to Work with AP Government Classes
DMPS Names New Principals at Three Elementary Schools
Lincoln High School Receives STARTALK Grant to Expand Summer Arabic Program
DMPS Career Fair Highlights 300 Job Opportunities
McCombs Middle School Student Honored in National Essay Contest
Harding Educators Earn University of Iowa Diversity Award
Senate Bill Expands Support for Iowa ELL Students
42 DMPS Students Earn Top Marks at State Speech Contest
Board Takes First Step in Sale of Revenue Bonds to Renovate Buildings, Save Money
DMPS To Hold Public Forums on FY2014 Budget
Ahart to be Appointed Superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools
DMPS Earns ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Second Year in a Row
School Board Names Superintendent Finalists
DMPS Sees 3.5 Percent Increase in Graduation Rate for Class of 2012
21st Century Community Learning Center Grants Awarded to Six DMPS Elementary Schools
Central Academy Mathematics Team Conquers State Competition
Central Academy Students Earn Top Honors in Scholastic Writing Competition
Registration for 2013-2014 Head Start Program Begins Next Week; Universal Preschool Registration Begins March 11
Fine Arts Week Celebrated at Roosevelt High School
Lincoln High School Hosts “Black Out Bullying” Awareness Week
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Holds Informational Meeting for Sophomores
East High School Once Again Named Division Champs in Get Schooled Attendance Challenge
Central Academy Students Win “Know Your Constitution” Contest
Brody Middle School to Apply for International Baccalaureate Candidacy; Gateway School May Conclude Classes in 2013-14
School Board Outlines Qualifications for Next Superintendent
DMPS Asks Community to Weigh In on Superintendent Search
DMPS Student Recognized by Johns Hopkins as One of Top Middle School Students
Central Students Impress at University of Wisconsin Math Contest
Madison Elementary Counselor Awarded Grant by Iowa School Counselor Association
Central Academy Students Excel in Golden Circle Mathematics Competition
High Schools Go “Live” with New Web Sites
Congressman Boswell Nominates Roosevelt Senior Ryan Ramsay to U.S. Naval Academy
Seven DMPS Students Participated in World Food Prize Global Youth Institute
‘Undroppable’ Project Makes Election Tour Stop at East High
DMPS Submits Race to the Top Application: Focused on Peronalized Learning for all Students
McCombs Middle School Celebrates Renovations
DMPS High Schools Participate in College Application Week
26 DMPS Musicians Selected for All-State Music Festival
Studebaker Celebrates Renovations with Open House on Thursday
Lincoln, Hoover Earn “Project Lead the Way” Certification for STEM Education Programs
DMPS Expands Radon Testing to All District Buildings
Statement of Interim Superintendent Tom Ahart on Dismissal of Lincoln Football Coaches
School Board Selects Search Firm to Assist in Hiring of Superintendent
A Brilliant Dozen: 12 DMPS Seniors Recognized as Commended Students by National Merit Program
Flag Dedication Ceremony Honors Fallen Hoover High Alum
Hiatt Middle School Celebrates Building Improvements
DMPS Proposes New Attendance Areas for Secondary Schools
Record Number of DMPS Students are AP National Scholars
Nine DMPS Seniors Named National Merit Semi-Finalists
School Board Taking Next Steps in Superintendent Search
Lincoln Recognized as Science Bound High School of the Year by Iowa State University
Des Moines 21st Century Afterschool Program Awarded Financial Literacy Grant from State Farm
Five DMPS Graduates Earn International Baccalaureate Diplomas
DMPS Selected for Breakfast in the Classroom Initiative
Back to School: What’s New for 2012-13
New School Year Begins Wednesday at Downtown, Edmunds Schools
Summer Graduation Ceremony on Tuesday, August 14
DMPS Names New Principals at Brubaker, Windsor Schools
Thirty-Five Schools Awarded Fuel Up to Play 60 Grants by Midwest Dairy Council
Back-to-School Registration Gets Underway
Jumpstart Back To School Health Fair
July 11 is “Back to School” for 1500 DMPS Students
DMPS Earns National Honors for Communications Efforts