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6th Grade Book Club


Amos Hiatt Middle School started a book club for sixth graders. Due to the tremendous turnout, the book club is split into three sections of roughly 20 students. The clubs meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays during lunch time. The students eat lunch, read the selected book, and discuss their reading.


SWAT at the NBA Preseason Game


On Thursday October 16th, Amos Hiatt Middle School SWAT students went on a field trip to Wells Fargo Arena to watch the Denver Nuggets vs. Golden State Warriors Preseason NBA game. SWAT is Amos Hiatt Middle School’s leadership team. SWAT stands for Students Working with Administrators and Teachers. The purpose of this group is to promote positive student behavior … Read more »

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Book Fair


Amos Hiatt Middle School will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair October 16th through October 29th before and after school in the library. The book fair will also be available during Conferences on October 21st and 23rd from 4 to 7 PM outside the gym. This is the first time in several years that Amos Hiatt Middle … Read more »

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Hiatt Food Pantry


The organizations, Rebuilding Together and Meredith Corporation, have so graciously donated a food pantry to Amos Hiatt Middle School. The food pantry was built, decorated, and supplied with food and hygiene supplies for Hiatt families in need. Please contact the office if your family is in need of food, hygiene supplies, etc.


DMPS, Parks & Rec Partner for Basketball


Des Moines Parks and Recreation and Des Moines Public Schools are partnering to offer a youth basketball league for the 2014-2015 season. The program is for students in grades 1st through 7th. The registration deadline is October 17 and fees are $50 per student or $450 per team. Click the header to learn more and register to play.

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Hiatt Highlight Video


Go, Hurricanes!!! Check out Hiatt’s Monday night football and cheerleading highlight video. Our student athletes are doing some amazing things both in and out of the classroom.

Upcoming Events

Oct 24
Teacher Professional Development - NO SCHOOL
Oct 28
Science Bound Meeting at Hiatt 2:40-3:15
Oct 30
Science Bound Parent Meeting-Science Fair Introduction Time & Place TBD
Nov 1
Science Bound ISU Visit approx 7:45AM to 12:30PM
Nov 4
Science Bound Student-Science Fair Intro McCombs 3:15-5:30 PM

1430 East University Avenue
P: 515-242-7774 | F: 515-266-6390

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Registration for the 2014-2015 school year

The start of a new and exciting school year is quickly approaching. Amos Hiatt Middle School will host registration August 6th from 8:30 AM-6:30 PM and August 7th from 9:30 AM-4:30 PM. At Hiatt we understand that this time of year can be busy for families and because of this we have opened up two weeks in the month of July for early registration. Early registration will be held the week of July 14-18 for incoming 6th Graders and new students by appointment only. For existing families early registration will be the week of July 21-25 by appointment as well. Please contact the main office at 515-242-7774 to schedule a time to come in.

All students( New and Returning) and parents must attend one of these sessions to register for the 2014-2015 school year at Hiatt Middle School. In order to register you must provide a current photo ID (example: Drivers License, State issued ID, Passport, Residence Card, etc.) and one of the following for proof of address:

-Utility Bill

- Bank Statement

- Cell Phone Bill

-Credit Card Statement

-Lease agreement or notarized letter from your landlord


Registration will be held in Hiatt’s gymnasium. Forms will be handed out at registration, however if you would like to fill them out prior to coming please see the attachment below. Please allow time to update student information, complete registration paperwork, order uniform shirts, pay fees and signing up for Infinite Campus. All students will be issued two used uniform polo shirts for the 2014-2015 school year. If you would like to order additional shirts we will have order forms at the Fee table. For your convenience, Hiatt Middle School has acquired a debit/credit card machine, so parents now have the option to use it instead of cash/checks. Hiatt will still accept cash or checks as a form of payment as well.

The Amos Hiatt Middle School team looks forward to seeing you and wishes you a happy and safe rest of the summer!

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Just another reminder about a great opportunity that will start this coming Monday, October 28th

Attached, please find a flyer for a culturally specific parenting program designed for parents/caregivers of youth ages 10 – 14.  This program is a seven (7) week session where parents/caregivers along with their child/children ages 10 – 14 meet once a week for two (2) hours over a seven week period.  There are lots of inter-active activities designed for youth who will meet with facilitators for the first hour separate from their parents/caregivers, as the parents will also take part in a variety of discussions and activities with another set of facilitators. The second hour brings the youth and their parents/caregivers together for discussion and lots of fun, topic specific, inter-active activities that will help foster communication between parents and youth. The overall goals of this SAAF (Strong African American Families) program are to:

•             Help parents/caregivers build nurturing skills that support their youth

•             Strengthen parents’caregivers’ skills for disciplining and guiding their youth effectively

•             Promote youth’s self-pride and a healthy future orientation

•             Teach youth skills for dealing with temptation and peer pressure

•             Enhance racial pride in parents/caregivers and youth

This class is being taught by five certified trainers who are also certified in the Effective Black Parenting curriculum.

This program is free.  Meals and attendance incentives will be provided. Childcare will be available.  Space is limited, so please help get the word out to families you know who may benefit from this program.  These sessions will be held at New Life Center beginning Monday, October 28th.  You can have families contact Cynthia Hunafa at or at (515)244-4003, ext. 117, to sign up.

Free Tutoring
Education Brain Trust African American Leadership Forum is hosting a tutoring program at the DMACC Urban Campus. There will teachers tutoring in math, science, writing and reading. There is NO CHARGE!! To register, call Paulette Wiley at 515-867-6189. Don’t wait- space is limited!

Watch Dogs
The WATCH D.O.G.S. program was inspired by a school shooting in Jonesboro, Arkansas in 1998 but it does not pretend to be a deterrent to an act so monstrous that it defies comprehension. The WATCH D.O.G.S. program stands as a testimony to the millions of moms and dads and educators that form partnerships within their communities, and across this great country of ours, in order to provide the very best educational environment possible for all of our nation’s children. For more information or to volunteer call the office at Hiatt: 515.242.7774

New Vaccine for the 2013-2014 School Year
Effective January 16, 2013, Iowa law requires that all students entering 7th grade receive a one-time booster of the Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis) vaccine. This change is being implemented at the beginning of the 2013-14 school year. If your child already received the vaccine, parents will simply need to provide documentation to the school nurse. For more information about the Tdap vaccine, click here. Please feel free to contact Hiatt’s nurse, Kristin Bakke at 242-7774 if you have any questions or concerns.

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