Join the Community Legislative Action Team

The DMPS Community Legislative Action Team is made up of parents and other community members who recognize the need for greater awareness of how legislative actions affect our schools, and advocate for policies that increase student success. To …

Read more »

Fun Family Events

All four Early Childhood buildings hosted Family Events during the fall. Families at the Jesse Franklin Taylor building enjoyed a pumpkin walk, mask painting, face painting and fun learning activities. At Woodlawn Learning Center the theme was “Camp Woodlawn”; students and …

Read more »

1,700 Preschoolers Begin a New Year

Thursday morning marked the beginning of a long, exciting adventure for more than 1,700 DMPS preschoolers at four primary centers and eleven satellite school sites. A mix of excitement, and a few tears, kicked off the morning as parents took pictures and said their goodbyes whiles students navigated news lockers and classrooms. Click the photo to read more about preschool at DMPS and enjoy photos of a big day for hundreds of young students.

Read more »

Welcome to Preschool!

Welcome to preschool! Registration day is Tuesday August 23rd from 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. at your assigned building. Please bring your child’s physical and dental forms, immunization records, and emergency contact information to registration. DMPS preschool classes begin on …

Read more »

Celebrate Week of the Young Child

April 11-17, 2016 is the National Week of the Young Child, celebrating our young learners! The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration sponsored by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Community …

Read more »

Need a doctor?

Do you need a doctor or dentist for your child’s back-to-school check-up? What does your child need to be ready for school? If you don’t have a family doctor or dentist, if you don’t have insurance, or if …

Read more »

Summer Assistance for Families in Need

If you have summer food, health or clothing needs, Des Moines Public Schools and Polk County have resources for you. From immunizations to free meals, clothing to utility payments, you’ll find a list of places where help can be found. For a list of DMPS no-cost summer meal locations and times, and to learn more about other available resources, click on the headline.

Read more »

DMPS Offers Free Summer Meal Program

DMPS will again offer breakfast and lunch over the summer months to children 18 and younger. The number of sites has grown, and so have the number of meals served. Last summer, DMPS staff fed children 28,722 breakfasts and 79,698 lunches. DMPS has sponsored a summer meal program for more than 30 years. Click on the headline for more information and a list of sites.

Read more »

Kindergarten Sign-Up Begins March 11

The first day of Kindergarten 2015-2016 will be here before you know it! It’s an exciting time for staff and students, but it all starts with registration. Sign-up begins on March 11. Register soon to guarantee a spot in your neighborhood school. To find out where to register and what to bring, click on the image.

Read more »