School News

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New School Hours Beginning in August

2/9/2018

Beginning in August, all schools at DMPS will have new hours. The new hours at our school will be 8:30 AM to 3:25 PM. The change is being made to better serve the educational needs of students, based on research into the sleep patterns of children and teenagers. Click the headline for more information.

Library of Congress and the Callanan Murals

8/12/2016

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.

Callanan Creates Art for Earth Day

4/22/2015

Callanan Middle School 7th grade students celebrated Earth Day by covering the walkways outside the school in chalk art. Students have been learning about how human actions affect the environment in both positive and negative ways. To see more pictures of the students and their art, click on the image.

Make Plans for Summer at DMPS

3/30/2015

In spite of the debate about when the school year should start, at DMPS we wonder: when does it end? That’s because activities take place at our schools nearly every day of the year. Click on the image to visit our Summer Programs web page to learn more about our summer offerings, from Metro Kids to meal programs to new sports camps.

Students to Provide Lunchtime Feedback

2/10/2015

Starting this week, middle and high school students will be asked to review one new menu item each month. It’s a new program the Central Nutrition Center hopes will engage students in a discussion about nutrition and taste. To see photos of February’s featured item and learn how to give your feedback, click on the image.

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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School Board Meeting
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School Board Meeting
Aug 23
First Day of School
Sep 3
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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…

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