School News

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New School Hours Beginning in August


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.

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Rider Youth Basketball Information


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

Upcoming Events

Mar 30
No School – Professional Development Day
Apr 3
School Board Meeting
Apr 11
Kindergarten Sign-Up
Apr 17
School Board Meeting
May 1
School Board Meeting

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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