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Students stand in front of Japanese castle.

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.

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Ruth Ann Gains speaks from a podium.

Students Learning History While Tackling Misperceptions


U.S. History teachers and students at East High School carved an intriguing niche into the course curriculum this year. They’re going to examine their school’s own long story within the broader context of America’s. In particular, students will consider how to change what they consider to be a widespread misperception of East High. Click on the headline to learn how they plan to meet this challenge.

Picture Make-Up Day


Picture make-up day is on Friday, October 19.

18-19 Senior Calendar


The 18-19 Senior Calendar is (finally) here!

Upcoming Events

Nov 20
Bowling: Boys Varsity vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Nov 20
Bowling: Boys JV vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Nov 20
Bowling: Girls Varsity vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Nov 20
Bowling: Girls JV vs. Marshalltown (Home)
Nov 20
Swimming: Boys Varsity vs. Marshalltown (Home)
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East was founded in 1861, with the major structure constructed in 1911. East’s motto “For the Service of Humanity” embraces our focus on developing life long learners who will be productive citizens.

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