Eighth-grader Katherine Currier has been named Iowa’s 2015 Money Smart Kid. Her essay was selected from a statewide pool of 229 essays written by students in grades seven through eleven. As part of winning the financial literacy contest during Money Smart Week, Currier received $1,000 from the Iowa Bankers Association. Click the headline to read an article about her.
Hundreds of middle school students gathered at Williams Stadium on Monday evening for the annual DMPS All-City Middle School Track & Field Meet. Great weather led to some great results, and a reminder of the district-wide effort to increase middle school sports and activities. Click the image to read and see more of the competition.
On Wednesday, May 13th at Downtown Iowa Ortho & Physiotherapy Associates from 5:30-8:30pm free school and sports physicals will be happening. They are free for all middle and high school athletes. Register by May 1st to Allison at 515-323-6485.
A lesson in 8th grade geometry at Goodrell Middle School became a hands-on exercise in humanitarianism today. Click the photo to read and see how Goodrell students and East High Ambassadors built a Safe T Home, unique and Iowa-made housing for the survivors of natural disasters.
The Iowa Assessments are underway at schools across the state between now and April 10. At Goodrell Middle School, an assembly was held to help students prepare for their tests this week. Teachers performed skits with lessons on how to prepare, relax and focus. Click on the image to see photos from Goodrell’s assembly on our Flickr page.
In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.