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Important Info for Incoming 7th Graders


Before our incoming 7th and 12th grade students can begin school in the fall, they must meet a new mandatory state vaccination requirement. Students without proof of vaccination or an exemption will not be allowed to attend classes. Click on the headline to read more about what is needed, and where students can find assistance meeting this requirement.

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Gallup Poll


Click on the link below to take the Gallup poll survey.

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Father Son Basketball Camp at Roosevelt


Please click on the link below for more information. 2016-09-14-11-49-46_Father Son Camp Flyer

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Roosevelt Youth Girls Basketball Club Team Tryouts 2016


Please click on the link below for all the tryout information Youth GBB Tryout Form 2 (2)

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Callanan Middle School Start & Dismissal Times


School starts at 7:45am and dismisses at 2:30pm.  Every Wednesday is early dismissal at 1:00pm.


Library of Congress and the Callanan Murals


Photographer Carol Highsmith is traveling across the nation as part of a multi-year project to document America in the 21st century for the Library of Congress. One of her stops was Callanan Middle School, where she photographed our school’s historic WPA murals. We caught up with Highsmith to learn more about her work and why she brought her camera to Callanan. Click the headline to read and see more.

Upcoming Events

May 29
Holiday – no school, offices closed
May 30
Last Day of School – Elementary & Middle Schools
Sep 4
Labor Day

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

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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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