Friday night, 150 DMPS middle school students were recognized at the 2015 Stellar Awards. The awards ranged from Community Service to Perseverance to Perfect Attendance. The Weeks jazz band and spoken-word poet Devante Witherspoon (Goodrell) provided entertainment. Thanks to our sponsors, students arrived in stretch limousines. To see and read more, click above.
Iowa law now requires that all students entering 7th grade receive a one-time booster of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine. This change was implemented at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. Parents of incoming 7th graders for the 2014-2015 school year click above for more information and a letter from the DMPS Health Services Supervisor.
More than 500 5th and 6th grade students from DMPS Turnaround Arts schools attended a performance of Disney’s The Lion King on Thursday afternoon, thanks to our partners at Des Moines Performing Arts. In addition to a great performance, students had a Q&A session with the actors following the show. Click above to read and see more about a special field trip and learning opportunity for our students.
Under the direction of Scott Davis, Laura Thieben, William Beyer and Dave Brown, several elementary, middle and high school bands came together and performed at North High School during Northside Band Night on Tuesday night. All four elementary schools that feed into North High, plus Harding Middle School, participate in the Turnaround Arts program. Every band played together “Let’s Go Band” for the final notes of the evening. Click above to see photos.
Tickets for 8th Grade Formal will be on sale soon! The event will be held on Thursday, May 28th at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6pm – 8pm. Cost is $10 per student and will be sold in the main office. Click above for more details.
Graffiti writers and local artists, As Phate and LETER, have begun laying the outlines for a mural in the west brick courtyard of Harding Middle School. Click above to learn more about the mural, artists, and student involvement!