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Youth Basketball Camp Information


Brochure Basketball Camp


Cougars Compete at City-Wide Track Meet


Students from Callanan and all of Des Moines Public Schools’ middle schools competed at the City-Wide Track & Field Meet on April 25. Beautiful weather and a big crowd of family and friends cheered on the student-athletes. Click the photo to see more images from the event.

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    Four Callanan students were selected to attend the GEAR UP Iowa Student Summit to be held at Grand View University in June. Addison Whitaker, Juseo Solo, Jonya Smith and Yamam Hussien applied to attend the summit and were were one of 60 selected applicants from across Iowa. This experience helps students grow as … Read more »

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Homework Coaching Information


Updated Homework Coaching Program Flier

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2016 Summer Sports Camps Information


2016 SummerSportsCamps


Callanan Hosts Forum on Federal Education Law


The Iowa Department of Education is hosting a public forum in Des Moines to gather input how it will implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), which is replacing No Child Left Behind. The forum will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 30 at the Callanan Middle School auditorium. Please consider attending, and encourage other staff and community members to participate. For more information, click on the headline.

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3010 Center St, Des Moines, IA 50312
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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.

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About Callanan Middle School


3010 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

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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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