Before our incoming 7th and 12th grade students can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will NOT be allowed to attend classes. Click above to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.
Harding Theater Arts presents Roald Dahl’s Willy Wonka Jr. on March 9th. Show time is at 6:00pm. Click above for more details!
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 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.