As DMPS is considering a change to the high school schedule, parents are invited to an informational meeting in the East High cafeteria on Thursday, January 9 at 6:00 PM. Click the headline to read more about the proposed change, what it means for students, and why it is being considered.
It was a cross-town basketball matchup as East hosted Lincoln on Friday, December 7. In the women’s varsity game, the Scarlets controlled the pace from the opening tip, topping the Rails with a final score of 76-30. Click the headline to see photos from the game.
Loosely based on the opera La Bohème, Rent tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City’s East Village. Students will present four performances in the auditorium: Thursday, Nov. 29 and Friday, Nov. 30 at 7:00 PM as well as Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2:30 PM and 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. Click on the headline to see more photos.
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.
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 is on Friday, October 19.
The 18-19 Senior Calendar is (finally) here!