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Rider Youth Basketball 2017-2018

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Fall Sports Practices


Practices for fall sports are underway.  Student-athletes that want to participate must have a current athletic physical on file, regristration form filled out online or have a paper copy turned into the athletic office.   Concession from must be filled out also.  Thank you

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Virtual Backpack Replaces Paper Flyers


Our students have enough to carry around! Opportunities in the community will now be available via Virtual Backpack for Des Moines Public Schools. Read about student-friendly community events and opportunities, or post a flyer of your own. Click on the headline to read more about Virtual Backpack.

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Schedules will be available on Infinite Campus


On Monday , August 7th

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First Day of School-Wednesday, August 23rd 2017


School hours for the first day of school: 7:45am-1:10pm Doors to the building open at 7:00am Breakfast is served at 7:10am Every Wednesday is early dismissal at 1:10pm

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Open House/ Meet the Teacher Night


Monday August 21st, 2017 5:30pm to 7:00pm Come meet your teachers and find your classrooms. You can bring your school supplies and leave them in your Enrichment class or you can wait to bring them on the first day of school.

Upcoming Events

Nov 23
Thanksgiving Break
Dec 12
School Board Meeting
Dec 22
Winter Recess – No School
Dec 25
Holiday – Offices Closed
Dec 29
Holiday – Offices Closed

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

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Callanan Vision: The Callanan Community inspires and celebrates student success and life-long learning.


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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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