Washington D.C. Informational Meeting May 22nd

UPCOMING INFORMATIONAL MEETING Des Moines Public Schools is excited to offer our 9th Annual Washington D.C. 8th Grade Trip. This trip is for ANY current 7th grade DMPS student who will be in 8th grade during the 2019-2020 school year. The trip will take place over Spring …

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Application Period Open For Trip to KOFU, Japan

The student application process for the June 2019 Kofu, Japan Exchange is underway. This student exchange is entering its 36th year and proves to be one of the most rewarding educational opportunities offered to the students of Des Moines Public Schools. Click on the headline to see a student produced video and read more about the trip. Students must be at least 12 years old on or before June 1, 2019 to be eligible.

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Student IDs, DART Access to Change

The way students access DART buses is changing beginning in school year 2018-19. When students receive their school IDs this Fall, the badge will have a QR code embedded on it. The QR code will serve as the student’s “ticket” to ride DART. Students will be required to scan the QR code when boarding DART buses. Click on the headline to read more about the change, and the district’s partnership with DART.

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School Supply List 2018-2019

Callanan Middle School Supply List All grades 4-24 Packs of wooden pencils 4-Highlighters 2-packages of loose leaf paper 1-box of colored pencils 4-glue sticks 8-Expo markers 1-pack of Crayola markers 1-roll of paper towels 4-boxes of Kleenex

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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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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.

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Callanan Creates Art for Earth Day

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.

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Make Plans for Summer at DMPS

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.

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