The 9th annual DMPS Science Fair was held Thursday night at the Science Center of Iowa. From the effects of stress to killing bacteria in the mouth to a solar power hot dog machine, 230 middle and high school students presented their research projects to judges, parents, teachers and the public. Top finishers will go on to present their work at the Iowa State Science Fair in Ames later this spring. Click above to read and see more, including a list of winners.
The Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH), has new instructions regarding mandatory vaccines for students next year. This change requires that all students entering 7th grader to have both a Meningococcal vaccine and a Tdap (Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis/whopping cough) booster before school starts this fall. Click above for more information.
The MLK Youth Summit, which was postponed on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day due to inclement weather, has been rescheduled. Middle and high school students are invited to participate in the summit, and busing will be available from all five comprehensive high schools. Click above to learn more about this event honoring Dr. King.
This school year, DMPS began using a new reading and math assessment called Measures of Academic Progress. Over the next few weeks, students will bring home their first set of test results. To read up on the benefits of using this assessment, and see a video walking you through the results, click above.
The middle school debate season began with a tournament hosted by high school powerhouse Roosevelt on Tuesday afternoon and a milestone was achieved. This year, for the first time, all DMPS middle schools have a debate program. Students kicked off the year with a tournament at Roosevelt, and will have three more oratorical face-offs between now and early May. Click above to read and see more about our middle school debaters.
Let’s BE POSITIVE, STAY FOCUSED, and JOIN WOLF PACK. Click above or on the image to view the fun activities taking place on the ROAD TO SPRING BREAK!