Callanan Middle School students collected 155 pounds of food over six weeks this summer as part of their 21st CCLC service learning program. Last week, they visited the Food Bank of Iowa and dropped off their donation. They toured the bank and learned about where their food will go next. Click the image to see more photos.
Students at 35 Des Moines schools and three learning centers can now eat breakfast and lunch at no cost because of a special U.S. Dept. of Agriculture program targeting high poverty schools throughout the U.S. The move will ensure students are focused on learning and not on hunger. To see a list of schools and learn more about the program, click on the image.
East High will again be the site of the Jumpstart Back-to-School Health Fair, held this year on Saturday, July 26 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Sponsored by the Polk County Health Department and Des Moines University, the event offers free physicals and other health services for students in grades K-12. Click the image for more details.
Callanan Middle School students in ISU’s Science Bound program launched a weather balloon last week that reached a height of 90,000 feet before returning safely to Earth. Click the photo to see video excerpts of the remarkable journey, from the initial take-off at school to being found by a farmer in his back yard.
Cycle Force Group of Ames has donated six customized bikes to our school. Students who have demonstrated the school’s core values have received tickets and those students will be entered in a drawing to win the bikes. “We thank Cycle Force for helping us encourage students to demonstrate positive values,” Principal Doug Calaway said.
While schools across the country are counting down the dwindling days until summer vacation a countdown of a different sort reached zero Wednesday morning at Callanan Middle School. Cougar II let’s call it, a weather balloon bound for the upper reaches of the stratosphere, lifted off from the school’s campus right on schedule at 9:00 … Read more »
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