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Hyperstream (Thursdays) Cheerleading (6th and & 7th grades) Science Bound Science Club (Thursdays) Big Brothers and Sister Program Sisters for Success Girls United Puzzle Club (Thursdays) Leaders of the Pride Drama Club Video Game Club (Tuesdays) CMS Choir Latinos El Exito 4H Junior Police Explorers (First Wednesday of the month) Jazz Band Fuel up and … Read more »


Spring Break Trip to Washington, DC


Plans are in the works for a trip to Washington, DC as well as historic Philadelphia during the 2016 spring break for DMPS 8th grade and high school students. For interested parents and students, please click the photo to learn more about this fun and educational opportunity including information on costs, application forms, schedules and more.

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Callanan Athletics! Sign up for Athletics Now!


Click Below to register for middle school sports with the new online form! Click Below to pay for registration fees!

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Fall Athletics Update


8th Grade Football Information 1.  Practice begins Monday August 24th at 2:45pm. 2.  Players should meet the coaches by the Roosevelt softball field parking lot at 2:45pm. 3.  Players will get lockers and equipment during this time. 4.  Practice will take place on the front lawn of Roosevelt High School.  Practice days will be Monday, … Read more »

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Physical Information


Click below for information about physicals and immunizations. Physicals

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6th Grade Orientation


6th grade orientation information below, click on the link: 20150617084704484.pdfsuccess62015

Upcoming Events

Dec 3
Band Concert
Dec 8
Orchestra Concert
Dec 15
Vocal Music Concert

3010 Center St, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8101 | F: 515-242-8103

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Callanan Vision: The Callanan Community inspires and celebrates student success and life-long learning.

In partnering with the College Board, Callanan has adopted Pre-Advanced Placement as a school-wide academic model. Pre-AP programming is one significant way in which we will meet the goal of preparing all of our students for academic success in high school. Read more about high school level Advanced Placement here.  Professional development has been provided in both the vertical alignment of curriculum and rigorous, engaging teaching strategies to help prepare students for the challenges ahead. Schools that make Pre-AP programming accessible benefit with higher achievement throughout the school.

 Sign up for Callanan Athletics!
Click here to register for middle school sports with the new online form!


Support Callanan Middle School by purchasing Callanan athletic shirts!
“Click Below” to see the PDF form for ordering.
“Click Below” to order your Fall Callanan Athletic shirt online. After clicking the link find Callanan under the TEAMS Tab and then enter in the password cougars.
Forms to be turned into the office. All orders are due by September 7th.

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Callanan Middle School Student Picture Information: Click here

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About Callanan Middle School


3010 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8101 | E: 


Callanan Middle School is a diverse learning community where we strive for the learning in all classrooms to be engaging, thoughtful, motivating, and related to the world in which we live. Read More…

We are committed to creating classrooms that inspire a love for learning.

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