Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan

The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

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Student IDs, DART Access to Change

The way students access DART buses is changing beginning in school year 2018-19. When students receive their school IDs this Fall, the badge will have a QR code embedded on it. The QR code will serve as the student’s “ticket” to ride DART. Students will be required to scan the QR code when boarding DART buses. Click on the headline to read more about the change, and the district’s partnership with DART.

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Brody Promotion Request – text: brody to 50555

There is a national competition “AT&T Digital Storytelling Challenge” that had more than 870 proposals submitted by teachers. Those were vetted and reduced to 30 finalists. From those finalists, there is a public voting stage to determine the …

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New School Hours Beginning in August

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

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Meet LEGO Larry!

Cohen Chumbley and Avery Blake joined Mrs. Kinman’s FLL team. The team won the Robot Design award for the region. This involves the designing, building, programming, and 5-Minute presentation of the team robot.  He was named Larry. 🙂

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