On Wednesday March 30th. All 9th through 11th grade will take the Iowa Assessment. Here all are student room assignments: 2016 Iowa Assessments student list
ACT Day: it’s an annual tradition at Des Moines Public Schools as the day when hundreds of high school juniors take – free of charge – the ACT college entrance exam. This year that day falls on Tuesday, April 19. DMPS was the first school district in Iowa to offer the ACT to all juniors. A reminder that there are no classes on April 19 for students in grades 9, 10 and 12. Click the headline for more.
Not only did the short film “All You Never Say” receive an All-State nomination from the Iowa High School Speech Association, it also received the Critics Choice award. Congratulations to filmmakers Maria O’Brien (sr.), Courtney Young (soph.), Taylor Seals (soph.),Tim Schonkaes (soph.), Zachary Kuehler (soph.) and Echo Kermoade (sr.)!
Conferences will be help Wednesday March 9th. Time will be 3:10 – 8:00 pm
Enrollment in college-level Advanced Placement courses has skyrocketed at Des Moines Public Schools as more and more AP classes are being offered at all DMPS high schools than ever before. An important component of AP courses is the AP exam, which can lead to credit at many colleges and universities. The deadline to register for the 2016 AP exams is March 28. Click the photo for more information on the exams and how to register.
As part of an on-going effort to provide students with more services at school, the Food Bank of Iowa has partnered with DMPS to create school pantries at East and Lincoln high schools. The new pantries provide a readily accessible source of food assistance for low-income students and their families. Click on the image to visit the Food Bank of Iowa’s web site to read more about this new initiative.