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Stage Becomes Class for Callanan Students

1/22/2015

Callanan Middle School students got a unique lesson both in school and on stage this week as they had the opportunity to work with Des Moines Performing Arts and the Diavolo Dance Theater. Workshops focused on the tenets of teamwork, trust and communications, and the importance of them in all facets of life, including the classroom. Click the photo to read and see more.

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Callanan Office Hours

12/19/2014

Callanan offices will be closed during Christmas and New years holiday.  Classes resume on January 5th.  Have a wonderful Christmas holiday.

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Callanan Girls Head to Basketball Shootout

12/10/2014

The 1st Annual DMPS “Metro Girls Basketball Shootout” gets underway on Saturday, December 13th at 9:00 AM on the campus of East High School. All ten Des Moines middle schools will take to the court in this day-long event. Show your support for these young student-athletes. Click the image for more details about the event.

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DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball

10/10/2014

Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the headline to learn more and register to play.

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What’s for Lunch? Ask the DMPS Mobile App

9/26/2014

You can now find out what’s for breakfast and lunch at every school on every day of the year. You can even find out nutritional information. Just visit the Dining section on the new DMPS Mobile App. If you don’t yet have the app, click the header to download it for Apple or Android and learn more about its many features.

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Metro Volleyball Helping Young Athletes

9/26/2014

Over the past 11 years, Metro Volleyball has grown from helping 18 girls to now more than 170 learn the ways of the court. We stopped by a recent session at Callanan Middle School to see how 4-6 graders are learning the sport through our Community Education department. Click the image to read and see more.

Upcoming Events

Mar 13
Spring Recess
Aug 26
First day of school 2015-2016
Sep 7
Labor Day – No school
Oct 23
No school – Teacher EQ Development

3010 Center St, Des Moines, IA 50312
P: 515-242-8101 | F: 515-242-8103
E: callanan@dmschools.org

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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-AP 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. Professional development has been provided in both the vertical alignment of curriculum and rigorous, engaging instructional strategies to help prepare students for the challenges ahead. Schools that make Pre-AP accessible to all students benefit from higher standards throughout the entire school.


2014 Parent Teacher Conferences:

October 22nd 3:00pm-7:00pm

October 23rd 3:00pm-7:00pm

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About Callanan Middle School

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3010 Center Street, Des Moines, IA 50312

P: 515-242-8101 | E: callanan@dmschools.org 

 

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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