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Important Info for Incoming Seniors

3/28/2017

Before our incoming seniors 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. Currently, 38% of East juniors do not have the vaccination. Click here to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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SENIOR FINALS 2017

5/17/2017

Time Wed. May 17 B Day Thurs. May 18 A Day Fri. May 19 B Day Mon. May 22 A Day Blk. 1/5 Regular. Class Regular. Class Final Blk. 5 Final Blk. 1 Blk. 2/6 Regular. Class Regular Class Final Blk. 6 Final Blk. 2 Blk. 3/7 Final Blk. 7 Final Blk. 3 Blk. 4/8 … Read more »

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FINALS (9TH, 10TH, 11TH)

5/17/2017

2017 Second Semester FINALS (9th, 10th, 11th) Time Thurs. May 25 B Day Fri. May 26 A Day Tues. May 27 B Day Wed. May 31 A Day Blk. 1/5 Regular. Class Regular. Class Final Blk. 5 Final Blk. 1 Blk. 2/6 Regular. Class Regular Class Final Blk. 6 Final Blk. 2 Blk. 3/7 Final … Read more »

A student paints a peace pole.

Peace Pole Project for East Art Students

5/16/2017

Students in Joleen Weller’s art class at East High School are creating “peace poles” to be displayed in the community. For the last unit of the year in her introductory art classes her students are hard at work painting the “peace poles” they hope to see planted around the city. The Peace Pole Project is a global movement that’s coalesced around this mantra: “May Peace Prevail on Earth.” Click on the headline to read and see more.

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FECHAS IMPORTANTES PARA ESTUDIANTES DE ÚLTIMO GRADO (SENIORS).

4/13/2017

    FECHAS IMPORTANTES PARA ESTUDIANTES DE ÚLTIMO GRADO (SENIORS).   Sábado 22 de Abril: 7:30 pm a 10:30 pm PROM (Baile de Graduación). Lugar: Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 519 Park St. Sábado 22 de Abril: 11:00 pm a 3:00 am POST PROM, East High School Jueves 11 de Mayo: 7:45 am, OBLIGATORIO Reunión para … Read more »

SENIORS – IMPORTANT DATES

4/7/2017

        Saturday, April 22 – 7:30 – 10:30pm PROM  – Scottish Rite Masonic Center, 519 Park St. 11:00 pm – 3:00 am – POST PROM, East High School Thursday, May 11 – 7:45 am – MANDATORY Senior Graduation Meeting (This includes January Grads), East Auditorium May 1-11 – Senior Breakfast tickets go … Read more »

GRADUATION 2017 !!!

4/7/2017

      Commencement will be at the Drake Knapp Center 2601 Forest Ave. Seniors report to the Bell Center, (North side of the building) by 8:00 AM. Doors open for the public at 8:30 AM. Graduation 9:00 AM.    

Upcoming Events

Aug 1
School Board Meeting
Aug 15
School Board Meeting
Aug 18
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Indianola, Southeast Polk, Ankeny High School, Johnston, Fort Dodge, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines Roosevelt, Ottumwa (Away)
Aug 18
Golf: Boys JV vs. Indianola, Southeast Polk, Ankeny High School, Johnston, Fort Dodge, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines Hoover, Des Moines Roosevelt, Ottumwa (Away)
Aug 18
Golf: Boys Varsity vs. Indianola, Southeast Polk, Ankeny High School, Johnston, Fort Dodge, Des Moines Lincoln, Des Moines Roosevelt, Ottumwa (Away)
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Scarlet Country

Be East

At East High School we have adopted the PBIS (Positive Behaviors Interventions and Supports) program. This program, which we at East call Be EAST, is aimed at providing positive behavioral supports for our students. The Be EAST program teaches our students to be Engaged, Accountable, Safe and Thoughtful.


Scarlet Pride

Scarlet Pride, Inc. is the booster organization for East High School. We are a group of engaged parents that provide many opportunities for our East High students through fundraising and volunteer time.Our merchandise store is just one way that we generate funds to give back to East High.Please take a few moments to check out all of the great East High School merchandise, everything is shipped directly to your home. Click on Scarlet Pride.

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About East High School

815 East 13th Street, Des Moines, IA 50316

P: 515-242-7788 | Fax: 515-242-7958  E: east@dmschools.org
ATTENDANCE:515-242-7765 | COUNSELING: 515-242-7767 | ATHLETIC:  515-242-7740

East High School was founded in 1861, with the major structure constructed in 1911. East High’s motto “For the Service of Humanity” embraces the schools focus on developing life long learners who will be productive citizens.

Welcome to East High School, Iowa’s largest 9-12 building. East High strives for continual improvement by focusing on our three core values: Engage, Excel, Empower.